Biography

Bob Lawrence is recognized as a leading authority in both international and domestic tax, trust, succession, and personal planning matters. He concentrates on advising wealthy individuals and families with regard to international and domestic tax-efficient structures for their U.S. and global holdings with emphasis on the minimization of taxation, the management of those holdings, and the transfer of them to family members, entities, trusts and/or charities. In addition, Mr. Lawrence spends considerable time resolving disputes among family members and between families and fiduciaries.

Mr. Lawrence graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University, and he received his LL.B. and LL.M. (Taxation) from New York University School of Law.

Mr. Lawrence is a past President of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; a member of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (International Estate Planning Committee), and a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners International Committee. He is past Chairman of the International Estate Planning Subcommittee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Committee Member of the International Estate and Tax Planning Committee, and Member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. From 1982-1985, Mr. Lawrence was the Chairman of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Recruitment of Lawyers.

In recognition of his substantial experience and many professional accomplishments, Bob has been named a leading international private client and wealth management attorney by numerous independent publications and organizations, including Chambers Global (where he has ranked as a “Star” for four consecutive years and was recently referred to as “an exceptional lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable about cross-border estate planning”), Chambers USA (where he has ranked consistently in Band 1 over the years and is described as “one of the best-known names in the industry”), The Best Lawyers in America, Citywealth’s Top 100 Wealth Advisors and Managers in North America, Euromoney’s Top U.S. Tax Lawyers, Who’s Who in Law, and Who’s Who in America.

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