Jessica R. Katz

Ms. Katz practices in the areas of estate and gift planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning and related private client services. Ms. Katz drafts a wide range of estate planning documents, including wills, insurance trusts and grantor retained annuity trusts.  In addition, Ms. Katz assists in the preparation of Federal and New York State estate tax returns and judicial accountings.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Katz worked at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY, from 2008 to 2014.


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Senior Notes Editor, Cardozo Law Review
  • Amherst College, B.A., 2003, magna cum laude


  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association


  • Discount Shopping: Making the Most Out Of Distressed Asset Sales, BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Reporter (March 15, 2012)
  • Secured Creditor’s Claim Equitably Subordinated By Bankruptcy Court, ABI Secured Credit Committee Newsletter, Volume 6, Number 1 (July 2009)
  • The Duties of Private Equity Directors of Distressed Companies, Directors & Boards Boardroom Briefing (Summer 2009)
  • Finding Fault: Implications of Importing the Title VII Standard for Vicarious Punitive Liability to the Fair Housing Act, Cardozo Law Review (May 2008)


  • New York