Akane Suzuki

+1 206 3596 729

Akane Suzuki

Partner  |  Perkins Coie
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Washington


Michael Pfeifer

+1 (202) 218-3902

Michael Pfeifer

Of Counsel  |  Day Pitney
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (IL, NY, DC)

TOP 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 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Taxation trust law
Business succession
Corporate governance

Q&A

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

Implementing a substantial reorganization of a family's assets from one jurisdiction to another following moves by family members and the sale of the family's business.

How did you get into private client?

I am a second-generation private client lawyer; my father practiced private client law for over 50 years and was an excellent role model.

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.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Walking and hiking, travel, reading nonfiction.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Zuni Cafe, San Francisco.