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Henry Christensen III

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

New York, NY, USA


HENRY CHRISTENSEN III is a member of the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, where he is the co-managing partner of their private clients practice group in New York City, and managing partner of their international private clients practice. He conducts an active practice advising clients in connection with their tax and estate planning and in tax and probate dispute work, and has an extensive international practice advising multinational families, family offices, and Trustees. He is the former chair of the International Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC") and is the immediate past president of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law ("IAETL"). He often meets with the U.S. Treasury on behalf of ACTEC and other professional organizations regarding tax policy.  He is an honours graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.

Mr. Christensen teaches courses in International Estate Planning in the graduate estate planning program at the University of Miami Law School and in the graduate tax program at New York University Law School. He has written and lectured widely on various tax and estate planning subjects, including at the Heckerling Institute, ALI-ABA, ACTEC, the IAETL and PLI. He is the author of the treatise, International Estate Planning, published by Matthew Bender & Co. (2d edition, Sept. 1999), updated annually. 

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