The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced sweeping changes to the US tax rules, but perhaps few with as outsized an effect on estate planning structures as the changes surrounding US taxation of foreign income. While multinational companies were the primary target of many of the changes which were introduced, US citizen and resident owners of offshore companies and US citizen and resident beneficiaries of offshore estate planning structures were significantly affected.
This course, presented by estate planning attorney Christiana Lazo, introduces the controlled foreign company (CFC) rules, before exploring select changes to the CFC rules which were introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The course will utilize illustrations from common structures to demonstrate the effect of the relevant changes.
Christiana Lazo is counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP in its New York office. Her practice consists of representing ultra-high net worth individuals, their family offices, and closely held businesses in developing and implementing sophisticated domestic and international tax and estate plans. She has significant experience counseling global clients on inbound and outbound planning, particularly advising families with members in multiple jurisdictions on wealth transfers and on tax-efficient investment and business ownership structures.
Christiana is an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law, where she teaches Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax, and a frequent speaker and author on estate planning topics.
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