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Katherine P. Langan

Member, Louisville

Katie is a Partner in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office. She joined the firm in 2021 and contributes to the Trusts & Estates and Business Services practice groups.

Katie specializes in complex estate planning and probate administration, estate, gift, and inheritance tax planning, fiduciary representation, and business succession planning. She brings both expertise and empathy to the process, working closely with her clients to create plans that accurately represent those clients’ interests, while navigating sometimes-difficult family dynamics. Her commitment to her clients continues should probate concerns or litigation arise. Katie also works closely with fiduciaries, including Executors, Trustees, and Agents, assisting with trust and estate administration, beneficiary disputes, trust modifications and decanting, and fiduciary litigation.

Langan is a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. She is a former articles editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and a past director of the University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association.

Trusts & Estates: Katie and her colleagues work with clients to develop estate plans that reflect the clients’ needs and desires as well as federal and state tax optimization and strategic distribution of retirement assets. Recognizing that estate planning is more than a legal issue, they regularly consult with clients’ financial advisors and accountants to ensure that the client’s entire planning team is working together.

Business Services: Katie supports companies of all sizes on matters ranging from incorporation to litigation to succession planning. Her goal is always to help clients succeed in a complicated and turbulent marketplace.

 

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
2007, J.D.
Vanderbilt University
2004, B.A., cum laude
Admissions
Kentucky

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers®, Trusts and Estates
  • Kentucky Rising Star® 
  • "Top Lawyers” by Louisville Magazine (2016)
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale Hubbell
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Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section, Treasurer
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • The Louisville Ballet –  Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2018 - present
  • The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. – Board of Directors, 2018 - present
  • Brownsboro Alliance – Board of Directors, 2019 - present
  • University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, past director
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News Seminars

 

     The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, CLE, Presenter, 2021

     Uniform Trust Code and Fiduciary Litigation Update, 47th Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, 2020

     Recent Developments in the Uniform Trust Code, 2nd Annual Estate Planning Conference: The Future of Estate Planning,
     Louisville Bar Association and KYCPA Society, 2020

     Oil and Gas Interest in Estate Administration, 46th Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, 2019

     Ethical Issues in the Representation of Fiduciaries, Southern Regional Meeting of The American College of Trust and Estate
     Counsel, 2017

     Ethical Issues in the Representation of Fiduciaries , 42nd Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, 2015

     Handling Debts and Creditor Claims and Probating Estates That Include a Business, Probate Boot Camp, NBI, 2015