News 19 Dec. 2019
Curtis Wins in London for Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
News 18 Apr. 2016
Curtis gains recognition in new Africa publication
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
Event 02 Oct. 2019
Claudia Frutos-Peterson and Borzu Sabahi Lead ILI Advanced International Arbitration Training Sessions for the Philippines Office of Solicitor General
News 04 Dec. 2019
Curtis advises TIM S.p.A. on €240 million sale of its stake in Persidera, a leading digital terrestrial television signal company
Partner Simon Batifort Speaks at Arbitration Training Workshop Organized by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic and Young ICCA
News 18 Dec. 2019
Six Curtis Partners Featured in Who's Who Legal - Arbitration 2020
Event 04 Dec. 2019
New York Partner Eduardo A. Cukier Presented at the Latin Lawyer Live 4th Annual Tax Conference
Publications 15 Jan. 2020
Antonia Birt publishes IBA Arbitration Country Guide for the UAE
Event 19 Nov. 2019
Partners Hermann Ferré and Antonia Birt teach at International Arbitration Seminar in Abu Dhabi
Client Alert 13 Jan. 2020
U.S. District Court Vacates $2 Million Penalty Imposed by OFAC on Exxon Mobil
Publications 07 Jan. 2020
Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Simon Batifort, and Marat Umerov Author Chapters in "The ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules: A Practical Commentary"
Event 28 Jan. 2020
Associate Jadranka Jakovcic to speak at NYCLA’s panel discussion on Career Opportunities
News 28 Jan. 2020
Curtis represents Dos Toros in the sale of the company to Chop’t Creative Salad Company.
Curtis’ Private Client group provides sophisticated legal advice on a variety of domestic and cross-border issues to entrepreneurs, owners of closely held businesses, royal families, beneficiaries of estates and trusts, fiduciaries, family offices, charities and other high-net-worth clients. With key personnel located across the Americas, Middle East and Europe, the group is staffed with multilingual and multijurisdictional attorneys in complementary practice areas such as trusts and estates, tax, immigration, employee benefits, corporate, litigation, and real estate, who are able to provide a wide range of services to our clients, depending on their needs.
Curtis private client lawyers offer clients a single point of contact, supported by the global team to achieve highly customized solutions to their succession and tax planning, business, lifestyle and charitable objectives.
Clients value our domestic and international focus, deep insight into varied cultural nuances and a high level of partner attention. They also appreciate our collective capability and knowledge in trust law, domestic and international tax, real estate, corporate and commercial law.
Curtis offers sophisticated estate and trust planning and administration advice, including the restructuring of domestic and international private client assets and holdings through the use of trusts and other entities, along with the creation of private trust companies and preparation of family charters. Our estate planning advice is designed with a view to furtherance of dispositive wishes with a focus on creditor protection, governance considerations and transfer-tax minimization strategies. We frequently service multiple generations of family clients and support them through all stages of the complex process, including generation-skipping transfer tax and post-death considerations. We also collaborate closely with our client’s other advisors, whether they be accountants, local counsel, financial advisors or members of the client’s family office, to ensure a consolidated approach.
For our international clients, we also can assist with navigating immigration processes, as well as with expatriation and pre-immigration planning.
We also have extensive experience with in-and out-of-court dispute resolution involving contested probate and estate and trust litigation matters in U.S. and non-U.S. jurisdictions.
Owners of closely held businesses, as well as corporate and financial executives, come to Curtis for advice on a wide range of legal and tax planning issues. We provide corporate advice at all stages of the corporate life cycle, from formation through compliance, restructuring and liquidity events. Our clients include companies ranging from those in the Fortune 500 to startups across a range of industries. Our lawyers also regularly advise on direct investments in blue-chip assets and real estate projects, companies, venture capital and private funds. We also advise our clients with respect to ERISA and employee compensation and benefits.
Curtis private client group counsels a wide array of tax-exempt and non profit entities, both in the U.S. and abroad. This includes formation of various philanthropic vehicles with a wide range of charitable objectives. We also counsel our charitable clients in respect of tax considerations, regulatory requirements and the myriad issues that may arise during the operation of a charitable endeavor.
Tax laws and policies continually evolve with an ever-growing net of tax treaties and regulatory requirements. Curtis attorneys offer creative solutions and timely analysis of tax implications on a domestic or cross-border basis for all transactions and operations of private clients, as well as identify new opportunities and resolve potential issues.
Michael S. Schwartz
Robert W. Sheehan
Bradley H. Doline
Marco A. Blanco
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
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Publications 17 Dec. 2019
Partner Michael S. Schwartz Co-Authors Article on Federal and New York Income Tax Changes Impacting Estates and Trusts
News 10 Dec. 2019
Michael S. Schwartz Appointed as an Officer of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association
"Acts for some very high-profile U.S. families. Deals with lots of complex matters and his judgement is always spot-on."
Chambers HNW 2019
"Michael is intelligent, detail-oriented and follows up rigorously and responsibly."
Chambers High Net Worth 2019
Brad is "a fantastic tactician, hugely experienced and handles pretty much any situation with aplomb"
Chambers HNW - Foreign Expertise in USA