(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Adam M. Damerow has joined the firm as a partner in its Chicago Private Wealth practice.

"Our elite Private Wealth attorneys serve global high-net-worth clients, advising them on complex legal issues affecting their loved ones and their most prized possessions with sensitivity and absolute discretion," said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey. "Adam's business-savvy skills are an ideal fit for the outstanding client services Katten provides."

Damerow concentrates his practice on estate planning and administration for domestic and international high-net-worth individuals, advising them on multijurisdictional planning and tax issues. He has extensive experience preparing estate planning documents, designing and implementing wealth preservation and transfer strategies using generation-skipping transfer tax-exempt trusts, and counseling clients in contested and non-contested estate and trust administration matters.

He has represented clients before regulatory authorities in tax controversy matters involving estate and gift tax audits with the Internal Revenue Service as well as nonprofit entities at every stage of operation including formation, administration, compliance and other related issues at state and federal levels.

"Adam has a stellar reputation for his in-depth knowledge. Combined with a keen understanding of our clients' wealth planning and management needs, this enables him to develop effective strategies that safeguard wealth despite ever-changing tax and property laws," said Joshua S. Rubenstein, national head of the firm's Private Wealth practice and national chair of the Private Client Services group. "We're excited to have him bring his talents to Katten."

Damerow frequently speaks and writes about cross-border estate planning, trust administration and tax implications of estate planning and reform legislation among other private client issues. In addition, he is a board member of the Wood Family Foundation founded by former Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood with a mission to empower youth and improve the lives of children in Chicago.