Katherine (maiden name, Hause) began her career in estate planning, probate and business law in 2007 when she joined the Law Office of Ben A. Schuck III as a paralegal. While Katherine had worked with various other law firms and organizations before, she instantly knew that this was the type of work she wanted to do. Katherine attended the Ventura College of Law while working as a paralegal, and graduated in December 2010 with her Juris Doctor. Katherine passed the California Bar Exam in February 2011 and started as an associate with Ben Schuck after being sworn in as a licensed attorney in June 2011. Katherine was promoted to partner in January 2012.
Katherine enjoys working with clients in planning their estate plans, gift and tax planning, business succession planning, incorporating their businesses, and keeping up with their contracts, leases, and corporate minutes. When a loved one passes away, Katherine assists her clients in administering their estates – from the straight-forward probate to complicated trust administrations and business succession plans. Katherine further regularly works with families or people with someone in their life with special needs. She is very familiar with conservatorships and special needs trusts, and is passionate about helping people through these sometimes daunting processes.
State Licensed to Practice:
All California Courts
Federal District Courts
Juris Doctor, Ventura College of Law, Ventura, California
Bachelors Degree, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Majors: Sociology, International Studies and French
Membership in bar and other legal associations:
– California State Bar
– California Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors Special Advisor
– Ventura County Bar Association Board of Directors
– Women Lawyers of Ventura County, Past-President and Treasurer
– Barristers of Ventura County, Board of Directors, Past-President
– Animal Law Section of Ventura County Bar Association, President and Co-Founder
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