Katherine Levy

Schiff Hardin LLP

Katherine Judith Levy helps her clients successfully preserve, manage and transfer their wealth. An experienced practitioner, she is the “go-to” lawyer for a diverse group of clients seeking advice on issues ranging from estate planning and trust administration to employee benefits, business succession planning and tax planning.

Katherine’s training as a CPA is indispensable to her understanding of her clients’ complex tax and business issues. She offers astute legal advice by leveraging both business-related insights and her extensive legal experience.

Katherine has established long-term, trusted relationships with clients who repeatedly call on her to help them resolve critical issues. Her approach is strategic: whether by working with in-firm colleagues or by directing clients to outside resources, Katherine excels at getting clients through their problems.


Katherine’s experience extends to:

  • Helping owners of family and closely held businesses resolve succession issues, so that they can pass their businesses down to lower generations without selling the business or incurring a significant tax burden.
  • Counseling clients on employee benefit and executive compensation issues.
  • Helping private clients with estate planning and estate and trust administration.
  • Advising non-profit entities with respect to organizational structure, planned giving, tax matters and corporate governance.
  • Advising private companies on tax planning, including the structuring of limited partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and S corporations.
  • Counseling clients on contested tax matters.


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1980
  • DePaul University, M.S., Taxation, 1973
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1969


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association, Federal Taxation Committee
  • Estate Planning Council of Lake County
  • Beta Alpha Psi, National Accounting Honorary Fraternity
  • Iota Sigma Epsilon, Management Honorary Society
  • Professional Council for Philanthropy of Northwestern Memorial Foundation


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What types of cases Attorney Katherine Levy & Schiff Hardin LLP can handle?
Schiff Hardin LLP can handle cases related to laws concerning Business, Employee Benefits, Tax. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is Schiff Hardin LLP located?
Schiff Hardin LLP is located at 1 Westminster Pl # 200, Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA. You can reach out to Schiff Hardin LLP using their phone line 847.295.4305. You can also check their website schiffhardin.com or email them at klevy@schiffhardin.com.
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Schiff Hardin LLP
1 Westminster Pl # 200, Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA
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