Amanda M. Swain brings excellence, expertise and depth of knowledge and understanding to the table in Swain Trusts & Estates of Oklahoma City. For over ten years, she has been committed to serving her clients’ interests and protecting their wealth. After graduating high school in Atlanta, she moved to North Carolina to attend Wake Forest University, where she earned a B.A. in English. She then moved to Norman to attend the University of Oklahoma College of Law, graduating first in her class. Loving Oklahoma City, its people and its opportunities, she has made it her home.
Amanda’s professional expertise has been recognized by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Such recognition, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers, is widely regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. Amanda is included in Best Lawyers in the three areas of Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates.
Our founder and principal, Amanda M. Swain continues to devote her exceptional abilities to helping her clients in matters of Estates, Trusts, Taxes, and Business. Her extensive background, knowledge and experience in all four areas has made her uniquely suited to her successes with Family Offices.
She is devoted to her family – husband Matt and their three sons, Parker, Oliver and Sam. In her free time she loves watching her sons play sports and riding and showing Morgan horses.
Professional affiliations include:
Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA)
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Oklahoma Estate Planning Council
U.S. Tax Court, admitted to practice
Nikki Kuhn has over ten years of experience in the legal field. The past four years, she has devoted her time to working as an estate planning paralegal with Amanda M. Swain.
Nikki graduated from University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Sociology. Subsequently, she earned an associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Rose State College and became a nationally Certified Paralegal in early 2014.
An Oklahoma native, Nikki enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, attending live music and theatre events, and other events within the local community in Oklahoma City, where she lives with her husband JJ, and their son Pierce. Nikki and her family are also members of Oklahoma City Community Church.
Professional affiliations include:
National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Central Oklahoma Association of Legal Assistants (COALA)
Notary Public for the State of Oklahoma
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Who We Are
Swain Trusts & Estates advised a new client on creating a new business. Our team advised the client to create a new LLC and drafted the organizational documents to govern the new entity. We further evaluated the options for tax elections for the new business, negotiated the site lease for the new business and later registered a trade name when the business pivoted from its original purpose.
What We Do
Swain Trusts & Estates addressed multigenerational wealth transfer tax planning in anticipation of a lowered federal estate tax exemption, including overseeing the valuation of the LLC interests to be gifted, advising on the applicability of lack of control discounts on such interests and drafting the trusts for the benefit of the intended gift recipients.
Who We Help
The Swain Trusts & Estate team recently represented a Personal Representative in a contested hearing in response to an objection filed by a beneficiary and received a ruling in favor of our client from the district court judge presiding over the probate.
1001 NW 71st St., Suite 1, Oklahoma City, OK 73116