Meet Katie Manzi McDonough


Katie Manzi McDonough


About Katie

Before relocating back to her hometown in western Massachusetts, Katie was a corporate associate with a large New York City-based law firm, where she advised investment banking and corporate clients in New York City and the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, Katie worked on Wall Street as an analyst for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Katie serves as counsel a variety of clients including construction companies, medical and professional service firms, and other family-owned businesses and non-profits. She advises on transactions, corporate matters, business planning, and risk mitigation. Katie actively coordinates the provision of legal services relating to construction contracts and litigation, insurance disputes, mergers &acquisitions, employment matters, commercial contracts, complex civil defense, and partnership disputes.

Katie is uniquely positioned to assist where business and family considerations collide.

Business and Succession Planning: Business owners who plan for the future are in a better position to maximize the value of their lifelong efforts for themselves and their family. Katie takes a team approach to developing strategies for business owners, whether it’s related to retirement planning, partnership considerations, business transfers, or value preservation. She will work with you and your advisers to develop and implement a tailored plan.

Corporate & Business Law: Katie provides general legal advice to corporate clients of all sizes. She has advised public and private companies and understands the level of service necessary to effectively serve market leaders. Katie can provide counsel and support in executing transactions, reviewing and negotiating contracts, leading diligence efforts, and streamlining business and legal processes. Her goal is to provide top-tier service efficiently and with excellence.

Estate Planning and Administration: Katie serves as counsel to families and individuals at all stages of the estate planning and probate processes. After a detailed assessment of your estate planning goals and circumstances, Katie and the Egan Flanagan team provide the support and understanding necessary to assess the issues with you and implement the most cost-effective plan for the future.

Entrepreneurial Services: In serving her start-up and small business clients, Katie’s goal is to understand revenue drivers and real risks to provide innovative advocacy for growing businesses. Having run her own small business, Katie understands the value of legal counsel that respects resource management and serves as a practical-minded business partner.

Katie Can Assist a Wide Array of Clients, Including…

  • Construction Companies
  • Professional & Medical Services
  • Professional Service Companies
  • Charities and Other Non-Profit Entities
  • Religious Entities
  • Families & Individuals
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mid-sized & Large Corporations
  • Start-up Initiatives and New Businesses

Professional Activities

Katie is an active member of the Hampden County Bar Association, having served on the Board of Directors and various committees including the Pro Bono Advisory Committee to the HCBA Legal Clinic. Katie served as Co-Chair of the Holy Cross Alumni Club of the Pioneer Valley. As a military wife, Katie remains active in the local military veterans community. She is a member of the St. Thomas More Society and on the board of the Catholic Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

Katie has been a guest speaker at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, and the Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. She has presented to MBA, undergraduate, and high school audiences on topics relating to financial literacy. Her accomplishments include successfully petitioning the New Jersey State Supreme Court to pass a bar admission rule for military spouse attorneys

Where Admitted

Katie is admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • District of Massachusetts
  • State of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims


Katie graduated magna cum laude from the Seton Hall University School of Law, where she served as Senior Articles Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross, from where she graduated magna cum laude.


  • Not Just Death: Planning for Incapacity. EFC Blog (Mar. 7, 2018). Link to post:
  • Lost in Translation, Till v. SCS Credit Corp. and the Mistaken Transfer of a Consumer Bankruptcy Repayment Formula to Chapter 11 Reorganizations, 20 Fordham J. of Corp. and Fin. Law 893 (2015) (cited by appellant in Momentive Perf. Materials Inc. v. BOKF, NA, no. 15-1682 (2d Cir. 2015)) (co-authored with Mark J. Thompson)
  • Combating Gang-Perpetrated Witness Intimidation with Forfeiture by Wrongdoing After Giles v. California, 43 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1283 (2013)