Top Six US East Coast Tax & Trust Advisers
‘Katten is unique in that it is a full-service firm,’ says Kathryn von Matthiessen. The company has 700 attorneys – all with varying specialisms.
Von Matthiessen’s focus is on sophisticated personal and estate planning for HNWs, as well as the administration of complex estates and trusts. Her clients are often foreign families with connections to the US and she works on ‘inbound’ planning – helping to prepare for the tax implications of personal or professional arrangements in the States. Many clients are concerned with ‘dynastic’ wealth transfers. ‘A lot of times it’s dealing with wealth transfers in a way that’s tax-efficient,’ she says.