Diane B. Burks

Diane B. Burks, Katten Muchin Law firm, Estates Legal Specialist
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Professional Biography

Diane B. Burks concentrates her practice in corporate and trusts and estates matters. Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration, and gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning for individuals and closely held businesses. Diane advises clients on wealth transfer strategies and counsels fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the probate and trust administration process. She also assists clients with their charitable objectives, including the creation and administration of public charities, private foundations and other tax-exempt organizations.

She maintains an active pro bono practice, and for these efforts was awarded the Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Pro Bono Service Award in 2011 and the North Carolina Bar Association Younger Lawyer Pro Bono Service Award Honorable Mention in 2012.

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The National Law Review names Katten as a Go-To Thought Leader for the firm’s coverage of Estate Planning & Taxes. The firm’s article, “2021 Biden Plan Estate Planning Advisory,” breaks down President Biden’s estate, gift and transfer tax plan and reviews what they mean for capital gains tax rates as well. Although estate law can be a layered area of practice, Katten’s content broke it down for our viewers in an organized and thorough manner.


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