Wei Zhang

+852 3711 1644

Wei Zhang

Partner, Registered Foreign Lawyer  |  Withersworldwide
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

California, USA
New York, USA
Connecticut, USA


Von Sanborn

+1 212 297 2483

Von Sanborn

Partner  |  Day Pitney
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (NY, CT, NH)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family business governance
Family office
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Working with a significant Asian family on tax and inheritance planning. Coordinating with local counsel to ensure that local considerations dovetail with US tax considerations. Making sure that all counsel is joined up on their collective tax planning.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Be passionate. Be thoughtful. Be professional. Be technical first and foremost.

What is your favourite quote?

“Where do bad folks go when they die?
They don't go to heaven where the angels fly
They go down to the lake of fire and fry
Won't see 'em again till the fourth of July.”


Tina Albright

Tina Albright

Principal  |  Albright Law Offices P.C.
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (NY, CT)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Philanthropy and charitable giving
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Being selected by a new client as a result of a beauty parade and collaborating with this new client's lawyers, professional trustees and family members in advising on a range of personal, tax, investment and philanthropic matters.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Be engaged - with your colleagues, your peers and your professional community. Participate, be helpful and contribute particularly in areas that are of interest to you. Take good care of yourself!

What is your favourite quote?

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced,” Soren Kierkegaard.


Shudan Zhou

+1 212 547 5355

Shudan Zhou

Associate  |  McDermott Will & Emery
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (NY, CT)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Asset holding structures
Personal and estate planning
Residency and domiciliation

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

We were initially engaged to structure an individual clients’ cross-border personal wealth using a mix of trusts and corporations. Subsequently, when the company that the clients co-founded were preparing for an initial public offering on a major stock exchange in the world, we were called upon to advise on the US tax aspects of the pre-IPO corporate restructuring. Originally Chinese nationals, the clients became US citizens and started a very successful business back in China. During the advice process, we took care to make sure that the corporate transactions and their US tax implications on the US founders would dovetail seamlessly with the founders’ US tax and trust planning. This required our firm to provide multidisciplinary advice and to work closely and effectively with counsels from China, Hong Kong, the BVI and the Cayman Islands.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Understand the future trends and acquire the right set of skills that will put yourself in a unique position to add value to clients.

What is your favourite quote?

“Just do it,” Nike.


Karen Yates

+1 203 672 3208

Karen Yates

Associate  |  LeClair Ryan
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CT, NY, DC, PA, MA)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

What is your favourite quote?


Jenny Hill Bratt

+1 619 358 1712

Jenny Hill Bratt

Partner  |  Withers Bergman
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CA, NY, CT)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Philanthropy and charitable giving
Family business planning

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

What is your favourite quote?


Scott Bowman

+1 202 756 8065

Scott Bowman

Partner  |  McDermott Will & Emery
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CA, CT, DC, FL, NY, MD, VA)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

What is your favourite quote?