Akane Suzuki

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Akane Suzuki

Principal  |  GSB Law
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Washington


Michael Pfeifer

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Michael Pfeifer

Member  |  Caplin & Drysdale
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (IL, NY, DC)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Residency and domiciliation
Tax

Q&A

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

Providing live expert testimony in a leading 2017 case in the Royal Court of Jersey via video conferencing.

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

Never be afraid to take on a matter because you haven't seen it before. If you are smart, you'll figure it out and may well surpass others. Also, be creative in attacking difficult issues. Look at problems from every conceivable angle.

What is your favourite quote?

"Always follow the money." (It will generally get you to the right result!)


Read Moore

+1 650 815 7682

M. Read Moore

Partner  |  McDermott Will & Emery
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CA, OR, WA, IL)

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?

Advising on the restructuring of trust and family company arrangements for several prominent Australian families.

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

Keep up to date on tax law and succession law developments outside of your country and on developments at international organisations concerned with tax law, money laundering, transparency, and the legal profession.

What is your favourite quote?

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still,” Franklin D. Roosevelt.