Cathyana Jean-Baptiste

Staff Attorney

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Cathyana Jean-Baptiste leads her private wealth practice with a passion for building legacies. Whether securing future generations by drafting wills, revocable trusts, power of attorneys and advance health care directives, or maximizing benefits for loved ones by scrutinizing state and federal tax concerns, Cathyana always considers the people behind the numbers. That personable approach to planning, coupled with her experience as a tax attorney, creates solid bonds between Cathyana and her clients.

Select Experience

  • Drafts wills, revocable trusts, power of attorneys and advance health care directives, as well as other related documents.
  • Assists clients with probate and trust administration, including fiduciary accounting.
  • Advised multinational corporations, privately held companies and partnerships on the tax aspects of structuring and executing transactions.
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Experience

  • Drafts wills, revocable trusts, power of attorneys and advance health care directives, as well as other related documents.
  • Assists clients with probate and trust administration, including fiduciary accounting.
  • Advised multinational corporations, privately held companies and partnerships on the tax aspects of structuring and executing transactions.
  • Interpreted complex legislative and regulatory actions relating to corporate, partnership and international transactions, such as the application of the proposed treasury regulations under section 385 on related party debt financing.

Recognitions and Memberships

Pro Bono

  • Represented a low-income client regarding IRS tax collection and Maryland tax authority procedures.

Prior Positions

  • WardChisolm, P.C.: Associate (2018)
  • PwC: Tax Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions (2016 to 2018)
  • Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President: Legal Intern (2014 to 2015)
  • The Honorable David Parsons, County Court of Victoria, Australia: Dean’s Global Summer Fellow (2013)
  • The Honorable Rachel Krester, Albany City Court: Judicial Intern (2013)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Education

  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2015; Corporate and Business Law Society; Black Law Students Association
  • B.A., University of Miami, 2012; Political Science and Economics

Languages

  • Haitian Creole