Stuart H. Katz is a Principal and Financial Advisor in the Los Angeles office of Bernstein Private Wealth Management.  Stuart focuses on working with individuals, families, and foundations on investment planning, asset allocation, wealth transfer and charitable giving. Prior to joining Bernstein in 2011, he worked as an attorney at national and international law firms advising early- and later-stage companies on numerous issues. In addition, as an independent advisor, Stuart worked to provide strategic guidance to, and raise capital for, early-stage companies in a variety of industries. He received a BS from Cornell University and a JD from Northwestern University School of Law. Before attending law school, Stuart was a legislative intern for Senator Edward M. Kennedy and played professional basketball for Hapoel Holon in the first division of the Israel Professional Basketball Association. He is a member of The State Bar of California, the Cornell Club of Los Angeles, and the Northwestern Alumni Association, and is a former co-chair of the Geller Leadership Project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.