Bryan Cave has numerous attorneys who handle cross-border estate planning for U.S., foreign, and multinational high net worth individuals and families. With 26 offices in six countries, plus Hong Kong, the international estate planning group has the reach to assist clients on a global scale. We were one of the first U.S. law firms to recognize this critical area and started our international private client group in 1982.

In 2016, the group was shortlisted by Citywealth Magazine for International Law Firm of the Year – USA. Our attorneys are some of the most sought after in this area, including Dyke Arboneaux, who is consistently ranked by Chambers and was a recent speaker at the Society for Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) International Conference in Amsterdam. One of the few U.S. assets which is not subject to U.S. estate tax is life insurance, and Larry Brody is world-renowned for his knowledge of life insurance planning and products. Other attorneys are members of STEP and the International Bar Association Private Client Group.

Non-Resident Aliens and Multinational Individuals/Families

Bryan Cave regularly works worldwide to assist in the implementation of complex plans that include qualified domestic trusts, intra-family gifting for multinational families, offshore corporations, foreign grantor and non-grantor trusts, domestic and international private trust companies, and advice on letter of wishes and foreign trust structuring. We also provide advice on FACTA, FIRPTA, issues with CRS, PFIC rules, CFC rules, international tax treaties, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and international litigation.

U.S. Clients

Many of our high net worth U.S.-based clients hold investments, real estate and corporations internationally and have employment outside the U.S. We assist private wealth individuals, CEOs and dynastic families in making sure that their global holdings are properly structured to achieve tax efficiency during life and at death, and that such assets are properly integrated into their gifting and estate plans.