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Andrew Katzenstein

Andrew Katzenstein

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Andrew M. Katzenstein is a partner in the Personal Planning Department of Proskauer Rose’s Los Angeles office where he assists high net worth individuals, companies and charitable organizations with all aspects of tax and estate planning. He teaches Estate Planning at USC Gould School of Law.

Katzenstein focuses his practice on tax planning matters, which include estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning as well as income tax of trust planning; probate and trust administration matters; resolving disputes between fiduciaries and beneficiaries; and charitable planning.  

Katzenstein taught Estate and Gift Tax at USC Gould in 2009 and also has taught Estate Tax at UCLA Law School since 1992. He previously taught Estate Planning and Advanced Estate Planning in the Graduate Tax Program at the University of San Diego and at Golden Gate University. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of estate planning and tax related topics, appearing annually before the Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills and California State Bar Associations. In addition, Katzenstein has participated in the prestigious USC Tax Institute and the USC Probate and Trust Law Conference, and has lectured in Europe, Canada and across the United States.

Katzenstein received his BA, with high honors, from the University of Michigan and his JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. He received his LLM Taxation from the University of San Diego. He is a member of both the California and New York bars.

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Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2017
Re: USC Gould School of Law

A story featured a 1911 USC Gould graduate and Japanese immigrant who received a license posthumously Wednesday from the California State Bar. After he earned his law degree at USC, Sei Fujii was not eligible to sit for the California bar because state law barred legal licenses for immigrants unless they were eligible for citizenship. Federal law limited naturalization to “free white persons” and those of African descent. After federal law changed in 1952, Fujii became a citizen at age 73. He died of a heart attack 51 days later. Though unable to obtain a law license, Fujii used his legal education to challenge discriminatory laws.

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