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Amy E. Heller

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA


Amy Erenrich Heller’s practice encompasses a wide range of domestic and international tax and estate planning matters. She has particular experience advising international families making inbound U.S. investments and U.S. families with holdings abroad. Ms. Heller also counsels clients on business succession planning and on issues that may arise in connection with M&A or corporate finance transactions.

Ms. Heller is an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law, where she teaches Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates.

Ms. Heller is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She serves as vice chair of the International Estate Planning Committee and has served as chair of the Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. She also is the American Bar Association Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Trust Decanting Act and to the Uniform Law Commission on Divided Trusteeship. In addition, Ms. Heller has served as a member of executive committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and has served as co-chair of the Tax Section’s Committee on Estates and Trusts.

She is a frequent speaker and author on tax and estate planning topics for professional organizations and publications, including the Journal of Taxation, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and the American Law Institute.

Ms. Heller has been ranked annually in Chambers USA since 2010 and in the inaugural Chambers High Net Worth Guide in 2016. She previously was nominated for the Chambers USA Up and Coming Wealth Management Lawyer of the Year award. She also has been named as a Euromoney Leading Woman in Business Law annually since 2014.

Education

LL.M., Tax Law, New York University School of Law, 2008

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2002 (cum laude)

B.A. Harvard University, 1997 (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

New York

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