Katharine B. Buchanan

Of Counsel


Kate Buchanan has helped many Triangle Area families with estate planning. Given Kate’s experience in university development and philanthropy, it is no surprise that her practice also includes helping individuals and families with charitable giving. After several years of full time practice with Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill, PLLC, Kate now serves as the Assistant Dean for Alumni & Development for the Duke University School of Law, but also continues to serve private clients in her “of counsel” capacity with the firm. Kate’s practice is concentrated in the areas of tax law, estate planning, estate administration, tax exempt organizations and charitable gift planning. Kate’s passion is education, and like all of her colleagues at Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill, PLLC, she is known for her talent of educating clients about the complex issues involved in estate planning and asset management.

Kate Buchanan was born and raised in Boulder County, Colorado. She worked several years as a major and planned gift officer for both the University of Colorado and Virginia Tech before attending law school. Kate has been a frequent professional speaker on topics relating to charitable giving.