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Company

Kirkland & Ellis

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Tax Lawyers

US & East Coast Tax Lawyers

Location

New York City, United States

Advice type

Estate planning

Cross-border tax

Sector focus

Accounting

Business and Consumer Services

Profile

Christiana Lazo

Description

Christiana Lazo of Kirkland & Ellis runs an established practice that analyses sophisticated tax and estate plans for family offices, entrepreneurs and their various businesses.

She notices that subtlety is an emerging trait among structures, as HNWs are ‘consolidating and eliminating entities where they don’t serve a true purpose’. Cases are increasingly inter-generational, often with younger generations who are US citizens while the original wealth creators are from abroad. ‘People are living longer, so there are more voices in the room,’ she says. ‘If the first generation wants to spend more time in the US as they age, the tax implications can create a complicated situation.’

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2021, US & East Coast Tax Lawyers

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