Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The American Bar Association section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law has recently published a book entitled, A Guide to International Estate Planning, Second Edition. Provided below is a synopsis of the updated and expanded book:
With the explosive growth in international investments, more and more lawyers and financial advisors realize the acute need to properly address critical issues of international estate planning for their clients. Whether you are counseling a foreign national or an American citizen, whether your practice is in the U.S. or abroad, whether you want to develop a general expertise in the area or are confronted by these issues on a more frequent basis, A Guide to International Estate Planning is a necessary and practical resource to help you identify and navigate many of the complex planning and regulatory compliance issues, both legal and tax, involved in international estate planning.
In addition to providing a complete overview of the basic principles and procedures of international asset management from addressing the conflict of laws issues that are central in determining which country's laws will govern the disposition of a donor or decedent's wealth to the basic transfer tax rules for nonresident aliens, U.S. citizens, and resident aliens, this resource teaches you proven strategies, techniques, and practical applications you can use to effectively meet your client's international estate planning needs. The book's 22 chapters are written by trust and estate lawyers with significant experience in international issues. Their advice goes beyond simply highlighting basic issues in estate planning as they also focus on key issues as compliance, treaty, choice of law, and estate administration problems. This updated edition now includes chapters on FATF and anti-money laundering and offshore compliance, as well as chapters from several foreign jurisdictions to provide comparative insights on different topics.