Shudan Zhou focuses her practice on counseling individuals, trustees, and financial institutions on the tax implications of wealth transfer strategies, with an emphasis on international income and estate tax planning. She has substantial experience advising clients on all aspects of FATCA and CRS as well as various withholding tax and disclosure regimes, including the use of privately held structures. She counsels clients on the US tax consequences of expatriation from and immigration to the US, and of US in-bound investment structures. Shudan also advises on the creation, administration and governance of offshore trust structures.

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  • Advised a number of multi-billion dollar global families on FATCA and CRS compliance strategies with respect to their business and financial assets held through complex structures in multiple continents
  • Advised a multi-billion dollar Chinese family on their wealth holding structures that have a US Nexus, optimizing the US tax and disclosure impacts on US family members and their global assets

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  • “Ones to Watch” of the Private Client Global Elite, The American Lawyer and Legal Week, 2017 to 2019
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016 to 2018, 2020


  • Membership Committee of China-US Business Alliance, member


Boston University School of Law, JD, 2012
Shanghai International Studies University, MA, 2009
Sun Yat-Sen University, BA, 2003

New York

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