CHICAGO—Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Matthew Sperry is the newest member of the Trusts and Estates department at the firm.
“Matthew’s deep experience in handling the complex legal needs of international clients will only strengthen this already esteemed group of attorneys, all of them industry leaders highly regarded for their full understanding of evolving estate and tax laws and effective wealth preservation strategies,” said Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey.
Sperry counsels individuals and families, family offices and trust companies around the world on the tax, structuring, compliance and business issues encountered when they interact with the United States. He has extensive experience designing and implementing integrated wealth management structures that solve for global taxation challenges, privacy, wealth transfer and succession, family governance, asset protection and information reporting management and compliance (such as under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the global common reporting standards (CRS)). Sperry’s client base extends to China, India, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and Canada.
Previously, Sperry led the global private client practice at McGuireWoods and served as a federal law clerk to Judge Carolyn P. Chiechi, who retired last year from the US Tax Court in Washington, DC. He is a frequent speaker and author on the taxation of private clients and trusts, global family governance, cross-border wealth structuring and other key private client issues.
Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for counsel locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s core areas of practice include corporate, financial services, insolvency and restructuring, litigation, real estate, environmental and workplace safety, commercial finance, intellectual property, structured finance and securitization, and trusts and estates. Katten represents public and private companies in numerous industries, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals.