MIAMI, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami-based attorneys Cantor & Webb P.A. have strengthened their tax and estate planning team, expanding for a sixth consecutive year with the addition of new trusts and estates partner, Kathryn von Matthiessen. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130711/FL45720) Von Matthiessen, who relocated her practice from New York to join Cantor & Webb P.A., brings more than fifteen years of experience in the field of international estate planning, both inbound and outbound. Her practice will focus primarily on sophisticated personal and estate planning for high net worth individuals and the administration of complex estates and trusts, including advising international trust companies on reporting obligations concerning U.S. matters. Von Matthiessen said: "I have joined Cantor & Webb P.A. because of their excellent reputation among clients and my peers. Also, the demand for international wealth structuring from Miami is greater than ever, and now extends far beyond traditional Latin markets. This demand is being driven by the complexity of US reporting obligations and the global reach of an IRS newly armed with FATCA and extensive information exchange powers." This announcement complements a string of initiatives by the firm, which has expanded for a sixth consecutive year after seeing a substantial increase in client engagements. "This major hire was driven by client demand for our services and helps cement our standing as experts in complex global wealth structuring. More broadly, it shows that Miami is a dynamic center which attracts heavyweight legal talent and is more than capable of competing with other US cities for international clients," said Managing Partner, Steven Cantor. Cantor & Webb P.A. was recently awarded the highest ranking possible (Tier 1) by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in the area of Tax Law and ranked in Chambers Global 2013 – International Private Client Category. The firm was also shortlisted by the London, England based Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners ("STEP") as the Private Client Team of North America 2013 and by Private Asset Management Awards ("PAM") as the Best Law Firm of the Year in 2013 in the Private Client Category. All Cantor & Webb P.A. partners were listed in the prestigious Citywealth Leaders List in 2013 and the firm was recognized as a finalist by the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2013 for the International Law Firm of the Year award. For additional information please visit, www.cantorwebb.com or contact Cantor & Webb P.A. at (305) 374-3886. SOURCE Cantor & Webb P.A.