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Industry Groups

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
    U.S. Tax Court
    Foreign Legal Consultant, Law Society of Upper Canada

College of the Holy Cross, B.A., Cum Laude

Boston College Law School, J.D., Cum Laude

Catherine regularly advises clients on all aspects of estate planning, including estate, gift, and fiduciary income tax planning; cross-border estate planning; charitable giving; and family business succession planning. Catherine regularly practices in Surrogate's Court and counsels both fiduciaries and beneficiaries with respect to the administration of trusts and estates. She also advises both private foundations and public charities on governance issues and on satisfying IRS operational requirements.

Catherine exclusively practices U.S. law and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York. 


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates) 2018, 2019
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013 - 2017
  • Leadership Buffalo Class of 2016
  • Order of the Coif, Boston College



Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

  • NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo board of trustees