Katrina Crafton Fluet - McDermott Will & Emery


Katrina (Katy) Crafton Fluet advises high-net-worth individuals, families and charities on all aspects of federal and state estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax matters, charitable planning and succession planning for closely held companies. Katy frequently counsels clients on the structure and implementation of complex, leveraged wealth-transfer techniques. In addition, she has extensive experience in lifetime and post-death estate and trust administration, including representation of individual and corporate fiduciaries, and individual and charitable trust beneficiaries. Katy also advises gay, lesbian and unmarried couples regarding their unique estate and tax planning issues.

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  • Chambers High Net Worth, California (Northern): Private Wealth Law, 2020–2023


  • University of Illinois Department of Mathematics, Alumni Board Member
  • GeoKids, Treasurer and Board Member
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Philanthropic Advisory Board Member
  • AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, served on the ambassador’s board


University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2006
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS, 2001


Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois