Catherine A. Ray has joined Bousquet Holstein as an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Trust & Estates and Elder Care Practice Group and will work in the firm’s Syracuse and Ithaca offices.

Prior to joining Bousquet Holstein, Catherine worked with clients at a private law practice preparing estate planning documents, including last wills and testaments and revocable and irrevocable trusts. In addition, she advised and represented small business owners on various employee benefits/ERISA matters affecting compliance of their qualified retirement plans, including identifying qualification failures and working with clients to ensure their qualified plans were appropriately corrected. Catherine also worked with clients to ensure they had policies in place to avoid future qualification failures.

Originally from northern Virginia, Catherine is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, where she received the CALI Award for Estate Planning, the Pro Bono Service Award, and was an Orange Law Scholarship Recipient. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech.

While in law school, Catherine focused her studies on estate planning and administration, and federal tax law, graduating with an Estate Planning certificate. Her experiences further include externing at a policy think-tank in Washington D.C.; providing services to indigent clients as a Student Attorney in the law school’s Bankruptcy Clinic; and externing at the Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan, New York.