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Abby Feinman

Partner
abby.feinman@kattenlaw.com
Los Angeles – Century City Office
p+1.310.788.4722
f+1.310.712.8471
Overview

Abby L.T. Feinman is head of the Los Angeles Trusts and Estates practice, and is a member of both the firm's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Abby provides trusted counsel nationally and internationally on sophisticated tax planning, charitable planning, post-death administration and controversies concerning trusts and estates. She advises high net worth individuals and families with bicoastal and global connections, closely held business owners, private equity fund managers, real estate entrepreneurs, art collectors and corporate fiduciaries.

Abby uses creative strategies to assist her clients in meeting their goals. As a result of her client base, she is experienced with matters surrounding transfer taxes. She also advises on matters involving charitable giving and the formation of private foundations.

She is a frequent lecturer on various topics, including trust decanting, cross-border issues, advanced estate planning techniques, charitable giving with non-cash assets, tax planning opportunities using private annuity sales, supercharging qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), and tax and transfer planning for art collectors. Abby speaks at international conferences, family office events, estate planning councils, banking institutions, trust offices, the California State Bar Association, museums and the Los Angeles Art Show.

Shown below is a selection of Abby’s engagements.

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, 2010–2018
Super Lawyers, 2006–2017
Citywealth Leaderslist, 2015–2016
Chambers USA - Ranked In, 2017
Chambers USA – High Net Worth , Private Wealth Law, 2017
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Abby  Feinman

Education

  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • BS, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Florida
  • California

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America
2010–2018
Super Lawyers
2006–2017
Citywealth Leaderslist
2015–2016
Chambers USA - Ranked In
2017
Chambers USA – High Net Worth
Private Wealth Law, 2017
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Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Executive Cabinet, Board of Governors; Chair, Young Governors Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate Section
  • Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles, Board of Trustees; Member, Executive Committee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Trustees' Council of Penn Women