Maria Bourdeau is an associate in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Maria focuses her practice on sophisticated estate and tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and families. She also advises clients on family wealth preservation, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable planning.



American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition, Third Place Prize, "The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth with a Stepped-Up Basis"

Memberships & Affiliations

Middlebury Alumni Association, New York City Chapter

Deerfield Club of New York

Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

Member, Texas Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022New York
  • 2021Connecticut
  • 2020Florida
  • 2018Texas
  • 2017Massachusetts


  • New York University School of LawLL.M., Taxation2020
    Dean's Graduate Scholar
  • Notre Dame Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2017
    Edward J. Kelly Memorial Prize in Elder Law
  • Middlebury CollegeB.A., American Studiescum laude2012

    Departmental Honors 

    Captain, Women's Ice Hockey Team