DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Katten

Private Wealth Law

2 ranked individualsBand 3USAHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table
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Katten is described by a source as "an outstanding firm with a great reputation." It assists clients with complex estate and tax planning matters, charitable giving strategies and business succession.

A source comments: "They have a large department and bench depth in connection with private wealth law." Another interviewee says: "They have a historic reputation and some great lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Carol Johnston offers high-level expertise in a wide range of private wealth matters, including estate planning, charitable giving and trust and estate administration. "She is a very dedicated and hard-working attorney - she really knows her stuff and how to advise clients properly," says an interviewee.

Joshua Rubenstein is a highly acclaimed trusts and estates attorney who has extensive experience in domestic and international matters. "He is one of the most respectful and cooperative attorneys I have ever worked with and he is always looking for the best solution for the clients," reports a interviewee, who continues: "It was great to work with him on a matter and his expertise is very, very broad. I have heard him speak on a number of different topics."

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Overview

Wealth management is an ongoing, ever-evolving service for our private clients, which include domestic and international high-net-worth individuals, family-owned businesses, trusts and trustees, personal investment vehicles, other closely held business entities, and family offices. The complex problems confronting individual clients involve local, federal and international tax, estate planning, trust and estate administration, and litigation and alternative dispute resolution laws, rules and regulations. We focus on creating and implementing an integrated structure that will accomplish the client’s business and personal objectives in a tax-efficient and predictable manner, with sufficient flexibility to address unanticipated change. High-net-worth individuals and their family offices turn to us for unique, holistic solutions that respond to their wealth, business and estate planning needs and to their particular wishes for family governance and succession.

Our Private Client Services attorneys work seamlessly with other Katten industry and practice teams, including Trusts and Estates, Corporate, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Tax Planning, Antitrust and Competition, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Environmental, Financial Services, Insolvency and Restructuring, and Intellectual Property, to provide private clients with creative and comprehensive representation in all areas integrated with their wealth, business, succession and estate planning.

Members

Allen, David M

Carbone, Neil V

Harris, Charles

Hartz, Michael O.

Johnston, Carol A.

Klooster, Tye J

Rubenstein, Joshua

Tortorich, Philio J

von Matthiessen, Kathryn

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Financial Services

Health Care

Media

Private Clients / Individuals

Private Wealth Law Department

Katten

firm
Department location

525 West Monroe Street

Suite 1900

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60661-3693

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Ranked Individuals

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USA

Private Wealth Law: Eastern Region


Joshua Rubenstein
Band 1

Private Wealth Law: Western Region


Carol A. Johnston
Band 2