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Kate Kraus

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Biography

Kate is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office practicing in the firm's Corporate, Tax and Joint Ventures groups. Kate has extensive experience in tax planning and structuring for partnerships and their partners, including formations, financing transactions, acquisitions, restructurings, debt workouts, and liquidations. Kate's clients include real estate funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, Fortune 100 companies, mid market companies and high net worth individuals.  Kate is also a leading authority on the new partnership audit rules that were enacted by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.

Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Kate was a principal and head of partnership tax for CliftonLarsonAllen, and was a member of the Partnership Transaction Planning & Economics Group in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young LLP.  Kate also practiced tax law for over 10 years and served as a clerk for Judge Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Kate has spoken at numerous conferences around the country.  She has also published articles in Tax Notes and Corporate Taxation, and has served as a contributing author of Colliers on Bankruptcy Taxation

Memberships

  • American Bar Association Tax Section, Real Estate Committee and the Committee for Partnerships & LLCs

Education

Kate received her B.A. in Physics and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from Wellesley College and her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science from Princeton before earning her J.D. from The University of Chicago.

Bar Admissions

  • California