NEW YORK – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that Beth Tractenberg has joined the Firm as a partner in its Private Wealth Practice. Ms. Tractenberg will practice in the Firm’s New York office.

"Beth’s extensive experience across a broad range of trusts and estates matters for both high net worth individuals and family businesses makes her a valuable addition to our practice," said Joshua S. Rubenstein, chair of Katten’s National Private Wealth Practice and managing partner of the New York office. "We are excited to welcome Beth to our team and look forward to collaborating with her in continuing to provide outstanding client service."

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Tractenberg was a partner in the New York office of Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP.

Ms. Tractenberg concentrates her practice in the fields of estate planning, estate administration, and not-for-profit organizations. She advises high net worth individuals and family enterprises on all aspects of estate planning and cross-border and international tax planning. Ms. Tractenberg represents a number of individuals and families with significant real estate and business holdings both in the U.S. and abroad. Drawing on her tax and trusts and estates experience, she also serves as a family advisor on numerous business, management and related personal issues for her clients.

Ms. Tractenberg has written and lectured extensively on the topics of domestic and international planning and charitable organizations, as well as on other related issues. She has served an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, teaching a course on tax-exempt organizations in the school’s graduate taxation program. Ms. Tractenberg also currently serves as chair of the Committee on International Estate Planning and is a former chair of the Committee on Charitable Organizations of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. In addition, she is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel where she is a member of both the Charitable and the International Estate Planning Committees.

Ms. Tractenberg earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University, where she was Phi Beta Kappa and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Katten’s Private Wealth Practice provides the full panoply of trusts and estates-related services on a local, national and international level. Its attorneys perform sophisticated estate, tax, business, charitable and personal planning for high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and others with complex assets or affairs.

They represent both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in connection with ongoing estate and trust administration on a multigenerational basis and are also experienced in handling contested proceedings involving estates and trusts in the courts, before taxing authorities, and before governmental and regulatory authorities.