Ivan Lu

Senior Associate  |  Butler Snow

United States


Estates: Planning

Trusts: Planning

Tax Advisory

Office Location


Professional Biography

Ivan is a U.S. international income, estate, and gift tax lawyer. He represents HNW and UHNW individuals and families regarding their estate plans. He has extensive experience representing U.S.-connected families in the Greater China region and in Southeast Asia and has assisted multiple billionaire families in the region regarding estate planning, tax, and trusts. Ivan frequently assists clients with IRS compliance and disclosure, and guides clients through various IRS disclosure programs. Ivan is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?


What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Eat your vegetables.

What was your first job?

Weight room manager.

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller.

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

Even more Chinese clients setting up family offices in Singapore.

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