Nicholas Heuer

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Nicholas Heuer

Senior Associate  |  Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

USA

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cross-Border Tax and Succession Planning
Family Office and Business Governance
Global Reporting and Disclosure Regimes

Q&A

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

Assisting two non-US trustees restructure twenty-six trusts, including their underlying direct and indirect business interests, in a tax neutral manner that maximizes benefits for future US beneficiaries, protects each beneficiary’s privacy, and creates more administrative and cost efficiency in respect of the global structure.

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

Only create complexity when necessary.

What is your favourite quote?

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller


Di Fu

+1 312 624 6352

Di Fu

Associate  |  Benesch
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

USA

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

International tax planning & structuring
Succession planning and global family governance
Tax compliance, regularization, voluntary disclosure procedures and global reporting classification and compliance (i.e., CRS / FATCA)

Q&A

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

Assisted in establishing a charitable foundation dedicated to the life of a world-renowned architect

What is your favourite quote?

"As heaven maintains vigor through movements, a gentle man should constantly strive for self-perfection. As earth's condition is receptive devotion, a gentle man should hold the outer world with broad mind." - The I Ching.


Christina Santana Hammervold

+1 630 674 8362

Christina Santana Hammervold

Associate, International Private Client Group  |  Benesch
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

USA

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

International tax planning & structuring
Succession planning and global family governance
Tax compliance, regularization, voluntary disclosure procedures and global reporting classification and compliance (i.e., CRS / FATCA)

Q&A

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

The highlight of my practice over the past 12 months has been mentoring a junior lawyer who joined our practice group and watching her develop into a highly-skilled and trusted advisor for our clients.

What is your favourite quote?

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” (Henry Ford)


Matthew David McKim

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Matthew David McKim

Partner and Chair of International Private Client Group  |  Benesch
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

USA

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

International tax planning & structuring
Succession planning and global family governance
Tax compliance, regularization, voluntary disclosure procedures and global reporting classification and compliance (i.e., CRS / FATCA)

Q&A

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

Continuing the do what I enjoy. Working to grow our team of highly qualified, focused lawyers delivering sophisticated services to clients around the globe.

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

To find a group of kind, like-minded lawyers to develop your practice with, learn from, teach and mentor. The practice of law, particularly in the private client world, can be exceptionally rewarding and challenging at the same time. Remaining resolute in your focus to deliver top quality work product along with top-quality client service is the key - never waver from either.

What is your favourite quote?

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Mark Twain


Dino DeVita

Dino DeVita

Senior Vice President  |  Northern Trust
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Illinois

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