Kinsey Arnett counsels clients on managing their assets through estate planning, estate and trust administration, and succession planning for closely-held businesses. Kinsey advises on charitable techniques that achieve clients’ intentions.

Kinsey works with clients to handle matters such as:

  • Reviewing, analyzing and developing estate plans for high net worth individuals and preparing wills, lifetime directives and trust agreements
  • Developing succession plans for closely held businesses
  • Opening estates, overseeing administration and distribution of estate assets, and closing estates
  • Preparing federal estate tax returns (Forms 706) and federal gift tax returns (Forms 709)
  • Negotiating with the Internal Revenue Service on certain federal estate and gift tax issues
  • Reviewing and analyzing existing irrevocable trust agreements, and developing and implementing plans to modify trust agreements via mergers, decantings and court proceedings to address changed circumstances among trustees and beneficiaries
  • Negotiating and preparing premarital agreements for high net worth individuals
  • Negotiating and litigating contested trust agreements and estate plans

Past Experience

Kinsey is a licensed CPA. She previously worked as a tax services manager at Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP, supporting the areas of nonprofit organizations, fiduciary taxation and individual income taxation.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. (2007)

Indiana University Kelley School of Business
M.B.A. (2007)

Butler University
B.S. in Accounting, cum laude (2004)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) — Professional Advisor Leadership Council, 2023-present
  • United Way of Central Indiana — Leadership United program, 2019


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Trusts and Estates, 2023-24
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021-22
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014, 2017, 2019
  • Indiana University School of Law — Michael Sacopulos Tax Award, Jack and Karen Shaw Tax Award
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