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Dinsmore announces two new partners in Louisville

Louisville, Ky. – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP announced two Louisville attorneys have been named partner. Michael P. Abate and Katherine P. Langan were elected to partnership effective Jan. 1, 2016. Fourteen attorneys across the firm have been promoted to partner this year.

“I am proud to welcome the newest attorneys elected to partnership. They share a passion for the practice of law and a commitment to serving our clients that we value at Dinsmore,” said George H. Vincent, Managing Partner & Chairman. “It has been a pleasure to see them advance in our profession and achieve this accomplishment.”

Michael P. Abate
Michael P. Abate

Michael P. Abate

A member of the Litigation Department and Healthcare Group, Michael has extensive experience litigating at all levels of the federal court system. Prior to joining Dinsmore, Michael worked in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he maintained a nation-wide trial and appellate practice handling the United States’ most sensitive litigation matters. Michael has briefed cases and presented oral arguments before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Federal, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits, as well as in multiple federal district courts. He also has briefed matters before the U.S. Supreme Court at both the certiorari and merits stages. Michael previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Baltimore, MD.

Michael has represented clients in numerous industries before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Since joining Dinsmore in 2013, Michael’s practice has concentrated primarily on appellate and healthcare litigation, with a particular focus on representing managed care organizations in connection with issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, and ERISA health plans. Michael also has represented a number of media organizations in open records, open meetings, and other disputes. Prior to law school, Michael worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Banking in both Chicago and London. He earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Katherine P. Langan

Katherine P. Langan
Katherine P. Langan

A member of the Corporate Department, Katie is dedicated to helping her clients protect themselves and their loved ones through careful estate planning and estate administration. She routinely advises her clients on issues such as complex wealth and business succession planning, Federal Estate and Gift Tax matters, Kentucky Inheritance Tax issues, strategic IRA and 401(k) planning, complex probate administration, and fiduciary litigation.

In addition to assisting individuals with complex wealth planning, Katie is also experienced in representing individual and corporate trustees with respect to trust administration matters. These matters include court actions to reform or modify trusts, determine questions of interpretation, and resolve beneficiary disputes. In her representation of fiduciaries, Katie has advised clients on estate tax exposure matters and IRS audits. She also helps closely-held business owners develop a comprehensive succession plan, including buy-sell and non-compete agreements. Because wealth planning and probate estate administration involve personal, and sometimes sensitive, family dynamics, Katie brings a compassionate touch to her practice. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.