Henry Christensen III has more than 35 years of experience in private client and estate planning work, and represents some of the wealthiest individuals and families in the United States and around the world. He has a very extensive practice in cross-border and multinational tax and estate planning advice for 21st-century families, including those with family members subject to differing tax regimes. Henry joined McDermott in 2007 and heads the Firm's Private Client Practice in New York, as well as the International Private Client Practice, which opened a London practice in 2009 and a Washington, DC, practice in 2015.
Henry conducts an active Surrogate's Court and Tax Court litigation practice, as well as an offshore trust litigation practice in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and elsewhere, which includes tax, tax controversy, tax-exempt organizations, corporate, litigation and cross-border work. He advises families and their closely held businesses on legal matters related to the following:
Henry is the author of the treatise International Estate Planning and was, until his retirement in 2014, an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law and the University of Miami Law School, where he taught international estate planning. He regularly lectures throughout the United States and internationally on developments in US and international taxation, dispute resolution, anti-money laundering and other current topics important to the profession. He chaired the Private Client Legal Forum in 2009, 2010 and 2011, held at the Villa d'Este, and is now a senior advisor to the several Private Legal Forums around the world. He is a member of the board of editors of Trust and Trustees, published by the Oxford University Press.