From our offices in key financial centers across the United States and in Europe, we provide comprehensive advice on a wide range of issues facing high-net-worth multinational individuals and families, multi-generational families, large closely and privately held businesses, foundations, estates, trusts, private trust companies, corporate trustees, and special purpose investment management entities. We assist clients with complex, cross-border legal and taxation needs where they live, work, invest and travel, and on all types of transactions, from purchasing a home in South Africa to selling a startup business in Silicon Valley.
McDermott’s private client practice has been recognized by Chambers USA as the top firm in wealth management (estates and trusts). The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law has more members from McDermott than from any other firm in the world, and one of our partners has served as president of the organization.
Our practice is global, representing clients with interests and family members in Africa, Asia, Australia, China, Europe, South America and the United States. We advise clients on the international dimensions of wealth transfer and corporate succession planning, private foundations and charitable organizations, family office and private trust company formation and operation, international tax planning, cross-border estate planning, life insurance and leveraged asset planning, and representation of executors, trustees and other fiduciaries.
As a leading firm in the areas of taxation, wealth transfer, and estate and business planning, we offer clients unparalleled, wide-ranging legal resources, including access to the services of McDermott’s lawyers in dozens of practice areas. As seasoned individual practitioners, we provide creative, customized representation for clients’ most important and sensitive needs. We serve as clients’ personal general counsel, crafting solutions that protect what matters most to internationally based multinational families, trusts and privately held businesses.
"McDermott Will & Emery provides superb, and always timely advice that adds value to all of our trusts...as well as adding great value in compliance and planning with respect to family members' estates."
"Our experience with the firm has been excellent… We work with many law firms and advisers on estate planning and related matters. Among those firms, McDermott ranks among the best, if not the best."
"It is best in class with respect to estate planning for high net worth individuals and family offices. The team demonstrates deep experience and knowledge."
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