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Chairman: Roger P Furey
Number of partners: 298
Number of other lawyers: 369

Firm Overview:
Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for counsel locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s core areas of practice include commercial finance, corporate, financial markets and funds, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, private wealth, real estate, structured finance and securitisation, and transactional tax planning. Katten represents public and private companies in numerous industries, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organisations and individuals.

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Trusts & Estates:

42 fee earners, including 14 partners
As one of the largest and most well-respected trusts and estates practices in the country, Katten unites three essential components — planning, administration and litigation — on the local, national and international levels. Since the firm’s tax planners also oversee the administration of estates, trusts and other structures, Katten anticipates real-life problems and creates workable solutions, changing tactics when necessary. Because litigation is within their scope, Katten knows the hot buttons for conflict and can help avoid or quickly resolve controversies. Katten uses sophisticated strategies to help entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors, philanthropists, professionals and creative artists integrate personal and business goals.

Clients come to Katten to:
■ Structure trusts and inheritances for spouses, partners, children and grandchildren
■ Avoid probate problems
■ Protect assets from predators
■ Optimise taxes
■ Plan for and implement business succession
■ Plan for and implement philanthropy
■ Plan for residency changes
■ Administer complex estates
■ Navigate multi-jurisdictional tax and nontax issues for global families
■ Resolve family conflicts, estate and trust disputes, and controversies with taxing and regulatory authorities, including the IRS and attorneys general

Key Clients: Estates of Richard Rodgers, Vladimir Horowitz, Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, Igor Stravinsky, Kurt Weill, Hans Hoffman, Lyonel Feininger, Francis Newton Souza

Joshua S Rubenstein
Tel: +1 212 940 7150
Email: [email protected]