NEW YORK – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the arrival of Cheryl Hader as partner in the New York office. Formerly with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Hader has more than 25 years of trusts and estates experience, and will provide additional bench strength to Reed Smith’s capabilities in New York and nationally.

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“Cheryl is a highly credentialed and trusted advisor to a broad and diverse group of clients, including principals of hedge funds and private equity funds, real estate developers, high level executives of fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and celebrities ,” said Matthew J. Petersen, co-chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Group. “With significant experience both domestically and internationally, she adds incredible depth to our Trusts & Estates practice nationwide and in New York.”

Hader focuses her practice on domestic and international estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, prenuptial matters, charitable planning and counseling. She advises clients on a wide range of issues, including gift and income tax planning in connection with closely held business interests, commercial real estate, private equity funds, hedge funds, and litigation related to contested probate matters, the administration of estates and trusts, and complex business disputes. In addition, she has assisted clients with the formation of family foundations and serves as a director on a number of their boards.

“Reed Smith’s Trusts & Estates attorneys are highly regarded among industry professionals,” Hader said. “I was attracted to the firm not only by the chance to join such a recognized and established team, but also by the firm’s global platform and coast-to-coast presence in the U.S.”