Overview


Leigh-Alexandra Basha focuses her practice on domestic and international estate and tax planning. She counsels an affluent international client base on a wide range of sophisticated matters, including estate and trust administration, family wealth preservation, tax compliance, as well as business succession, expatriation and pre-immigration planning. Leigh is head of the Firm’s Washington, DC, Private Client Practice Group.

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Recognitions


  • Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite Directory: Service Excellence, 2019
  • Chambers: Shortlisted for Estate Planner of the Year, 2019
  • City Wealth Magazine Woman of the Year Award – North American, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Tax Law, Trusts and Estates 2012 to 2020
  • Chambers Global: International Private Client, 2014 to 2018
  • Chambers USA East Region, Wealth Management, 2014-2018
  • Chambers High Net Worth Private Wealth Law: District Of Columbia 2016 to 2019
  • Washingtonian Magazine Best Lawyers: Trusts & Estates, 2018

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Community


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Financial Action Task Force, Delegate
  • ACTEC International Estate Planning Committee, Chair ACTEC International Membership Committee, Chair

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Credentials


Education
Georgetown University Law Center, LLM, 1989
American University-Washington College of Law, JD, 1985
Georgetown University, AB, 1982

Admissions
District of Columbia
Maryland
Virginia

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Leigh-Alexandra Basha

Insights & Events / Media

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / May 13 - 15, 2019

Rome, Italy / Speaking Engagements / October 11, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / May 14 - 16, 2018

New York, New York / Speaking Engagements / March 23, 2018

New York, New York / Speaking Engagements / March 22, 2018

Trusts & Trustees / February 28, 2018

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / February 1, 2018

Sydney, Australia / Speaking Engagements / October 8-13, 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / McDermott Event / June 5 – 7, 2017

Trusts & Trustees (UK) / February 2017

The National Underwriter Company / February 2, 2017

STEP Journal / November 2016

Who’s Who Legal Private Client / November 2015

International News / Autumn 2015

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