David Hirsberg

David Hirsberg

Partner  |  Arnold & Porter
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (FL, GA, OH)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Succession planning
Residency and domiciliation
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past five years?

In the past 5 years, the highlight has been watching my practice evolve with the evolution of my clients through the various stages of their lives. I am currently spending the majority of my time on 2 particularly complex matters. The first involves the restructuring of trusts to accommodate the needs and desires of an aging client in Latin America, with financial interests and heirs in multiple countries.

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

Work hard and push through your obstacles. Say yes to every work opportunity for exposure to different practice areas, which will make you a versatile lawyer and help you figure out where you truly want to focus. Seek out role models and mentors.

What is your favourite quote?

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts,” Winston Churchill.