Kathryn H. Crary
Kate joined Gadsden Schneider & Woodward LLP in June 2016 as counsel. She began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Paul S. Diamond in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the firm, Kate practiced at Saul Ewing LLP and Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia. Kate received her J.D., magna cum laude, and her LL.M. in Taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law and her A.B., with distinction, from Cornell University.
Kate’s practice focuses on sophisticated estate planning for high net worth individuals, charitable planning, estate and trust administration, and Orphans’ Court litigation, including guardianships. Kate also has significant experience in the creation and management of nonprofit organizations. She presented on the topic of Charitable Planning after the 2017 Tax Act and Intergenerational Split Dollar Life Insurance at the Estate Law Institute.
Kate recently completed a term of service on the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Law Section and is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. Kate also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley, PA. She was named a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” for 2016 by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, and is a regular presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on topics including estate planning and the taxation of estates and trusts. Kate is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.