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Honigman’s Mary K. Mansfield and Kathryn A. Katz earn pro bono awards from LAD

October 27, 2014

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Susan Sherbow
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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Mary K. Mansfield and Attorney Kathryn A. Katz will be recognized for the pro bono service that they provided to Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.’s clients in 2014. LAD is the largest provider of legal services for low and moderate income individuals in Michigan. The awards will be presented on November 18, 2014 in the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan. Honigman is also a sponsor of the awards ceremony.

Mansfield is a partner in Honigman’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. Her practice is focused on the administration of complex probate estates and trusts. She represents several charities and individuals in the protection of their beneficial interests in those administrations, including will and trust contests. Mansfield has extensive experience counseling high net worth individuals, business owners and families in the structure of their estate plans, including wills, trusts and financial and medical powers of attorney. She also advises on advanced estate planning techniques designed to transfer wealth in the most tax efficient (gift, estate and income) manner while ensuring that personal and family goals are met.  Mansfield also is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Michigan.

Mansfield earned a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School and a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Michigan.

Katz, an attorney in Honigman’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group, counsels individuals on various aspects of estate and wealth transfer planning, including the preparation of wills and trusts, and the formation and operation of private foundations and public charities. She also received an award for pro bono service from LAD in 2012.

Katz earned a J.D. at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a B.A in history and political science from the University of Wisconsin.