International Estate Planning

Schiff Hardin's attorneys advise foreign individuals and corporations regarding the United States tax consequences of their investments in United States corporations and real estate and regarding tax planning opportunities that often are available only prior to becoming a resident or citizen of the United States. Conversely, we represent United States individuals and corporations in connection with the United States and foreign tax consequences of their foreign investments, residence and operations.

The interaction between the tax regimes of the United States and other jurisdictions requires a familiarity with the applicable tax treaties as well as an understanding of the domestic laws and tax rules in each jurisdiction. Because of our extensive work with clients with international relationships we have developed a network of foreign advisors familiar with the domestic tax rules of many jurisdictions. This network allows us to handle international planning situations thoroughly and efficiently.