(NEW YORK) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Kathryn von Matthiessen has returned to the firm as a partner in the Private Wealth practice in its New York office. She focuses primarily on sophisticated personal and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and the administration of complex estates and trusts, including advising international trust companies and families on reporting obligations concerning U.S. matters.

"Kathryn is an outstanding lawyer whose vast experience is the kind our clients know they can depend on when it comes to offering a comprehensive array of trusts and estates services," said Joshua S. Rubenstein, national head of Katten's Private Wealth practice and national chair of the Private Client Services group. "Her tremendous leadership and skill will help us continue to deliver world-class service to our high-net-worth and international clients."

With her nearly 20 years of experience, von Matthiessen handles sophisticated estate planning for both domestic and international families, utilizing a wide variety of techniques (both charitable and non-charitable in nature) to minimize taxes and achieve her clients' goals. She also has extensive knowledge in international estate planning, with respect to both inbound and outbound planning. Von Matthiessen first joined Katten in 2000 and was promoted to partner in 2006. She rejoins the firm from the Miami office of Cantor Group.

"Kathryn began her legal career at Katten and we are delighted to have her back," said Chairman Roger P. Furey. "She will play an integral role in advising our private clients around the world on the rapidly evolving best practices in wealth management."