CATHERINE KARAYAN WILBUR
Associate

Catherine Karayan Wilbur

Ms. Wilbur is an attorney focusing on wealth transfer taxes, estate planning and estate administration. Her experience also brings a unique perspective as she counsels clients on their charitable contributions and charitable organizations on their tax exemption.

Prior to joining RHCC, Ms. Wilbur was an associate at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles, California and at Ambrecht & Associates in Santa Barbara, California. Ms. Wilbur clerked for the Honorable Kathleen Kerrigan at the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Wilbur is a native of Los Angeles.

 

EDUCATION

New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2012

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D., 2011

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. in Classics, with honors (2008)

PROFESSIONAL, BUSINESS & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

University Club of Santa Barbara, Board Member (2016-2017)

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Board Member (2014-2017)

Federal Bar Association, Section on Taxation, Young Tax Lawyers Division, Co-Chair (2013-2014)

PUBLICATIONS

“Tax Court Decides Art Isn’t a Hobby”
Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal, October 29, 2014

“What Artworks May Come (to a Museum Near You): The State of Fractional Charitable Giving at the Intersection of Museology and Tax Policy”
Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, 2011

EVENTS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Presenter: Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP, June 7, 2018: “Refresher on Tax Ethics and Circular 230”.

Panelist: American Bar Association – Section of Taxation, 2018 May Meeting, May 11, 2018: “Primer on Ethics and Circular 230 Issues for Young Attorneys”.

Presenter: Federal Bar Association – Section on Taxation, 41st Annual Tax Law Conference, Estate and Gift Tax Symposium, March 3, 2017: “Current Developments from the Courts.”

Co-Presenter: Presentation to Village Properties Realtors, November 17, 2015: “Opportunities & Obstacles for Foreign Clients.”

Co-Presenter: Presentation to Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, September 22, 2015: “Opportunities & Obstacles for Foreign Clients.”

Guest lecturer: University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, November 2012, February 2013, and October 2013: “Introduction to the United States Tax Court.”