Kat is a tax partner and co-founder of the Tax Controversy Group at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. Kat regularly handles disputes with the IRS and other administrative bodies, and assists clients in managing disputes with non-U.S. tax authorities. Kat represents public companies, private investment funds, institutional investors, private companies and high net worth individuals before the IRS, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and other federal and state courts.
Kat’s practice encompasses a wide range of partnership and international tax issues, with a focus on the asset management and life sciences industries. Kat advises private investment fund managers on structuring and launching funds, and has worked extensively on fund investment and secondary transactions. She also represents public and private clients in ongoing tax issues, as well as merger, acquisition and restructuring transactions.
Kat previously practiced as a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she advised venture capital funds and their portfolio companies on tax compliance, planning, and controversy matters.
She was named to the 2016 Boston Business Journal “40 under 40” list and from 2013-2016 was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star.
Kat graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University where she earned her bachelor’s in Accounting, and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.