Kathryn Vivanco
Phone: (312) 741-1046
Email: kmv@sgvllp.com
Address:77 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 4500
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Kathryn McMahon Vivanco


Kathryn McMahon Vivanco is the co-founder of Smith Grattan Vivanco LLP. Kate has worked exclusively in family law since the start of her legal career. Kate is passionate about helping her clients successfully navigate divorce and separation through the cooperative process.

Prior to founding Smith Grattan Vivanco LLP, Kate was a partner at a prominent family law firm in Chicago where she gained extensive experience in settling and litigating complex family law matters for over a decade. Kate understands that every family’s situation is unique, and she works with each client to determine a strategic approach based on the client’s goals and interests. Kate handles every engagement with empathy, compassion, and focused attention to detail.

In law school, Kate received a certificate in tax law where she focused her studies on family law, taxation, and trust and estate planning. In addition, she gained litigation experience in Illinois state court as a judicial extern for the Honorable Donald J. O’Brien, Jr. (retired), Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, and in federal immigration court as a legal intern at the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Chief Counsel.