Katherine M. Oswald




Direct: 312.696.1019


Areas of Practice

Estate Planning & Taxation

Katherine Oswald is an Associate at Golan Christie Taglia and her practice focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration & litigation and tax matters.

Katherine concentrates her practice in the areas of:

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Planning for Digital Assets
  • Charitable Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Organizational Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Trust/Will Contests
  • Guardianship

In addition to her practice, Katherine is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s council for trusts and estates. Prior to joining GCT in 2018, Katherine was a senior associate in the Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning Group at Kelly Olson Michod DeHaan & Richter and an associate at Anderson Law Offices practicing in trusts and estates.

In her spare time, Katherine enjoys exploring Chicago restaurants and traveling.


Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2014
Vice Justice and Community Service Chair for Phi Alpha Delta, international law fraternity
University of Missouri, B.S. Business Administration emphasis in Marketing, with honors, 2011


Illinois, 2014
Missouri, 2021


Chicago Bar Association
Co-Chair of the YLS Women in the Law, 2016-2018
Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Council 2018-2021


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Emerging Lawyer Award 2019-2020


Wills for Heroes


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