International LGBT Estate Planning

Produced on: June 23, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide in the United States…but that recognition is not universal. LGBT individuals still have difficulties around the world. When a same-sex couple goes to visit a foreign country they might face political obstacles, immigration issues, and estate planning issues.

Even in the darkest corners of the Earth, there are people, governments, and organizations that shine the light for those who have to deal with these LGBT hostile countries.

This course presented by the Philly Gay Lawyer, Angela Giampolo, will explore these international issues and human progress and discuss ways to keep your loved ones or clients safe in a way that recognizes their freedom to love and plan an estate outside of the United States, even in those countries that criminalize homosexuality. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify immigration challenges caused by sexual orientation
  2. Understand that there are countries who are not LGBT friendly
  3. Know how to deal with estate planning involving those countries that are not LGBT friendly
  4. Generally know how to execute an international estate plan


Angela Giampolo

Giampolo Law Group

Prominently known as Philly Gay Lawyer, Angela Giampolo is an expert on LGBT legal issues and has been featured as a national leading expert as a Fox News Analyst and on NPR, Wall Street Journal, American News Radio, and several Sirius stations. She actively blogs at Lawyer.LGBT and is a legal columnist for the Legal Intelligencer Philadelphia Business Journal, The Philadelphia Gay News and Curve Magazine, the only national magazine dedicated to lesbian issues.

“Philly Gay Lawyer” is the advocacy arm of Angela’s law firm, Giampolo Law Group (GLG), based in the heart of the Gayborhood. GLG is a boutique law firm with the mission to change what people expect from their attorneys. GLG provides a wide range of legal services including LGBT Estate Planning and Adoptions, Employment Discrimination, Transgender Law, Business Law, and Real Estate.

Angela is also on the board of many local, statewide, and national non-profit organizations, including the Philadelphia Bar Associations Board of Governors, the Victory Fund, the Liberty City Democratic Club, Lambda Legal National Committee, the International Visitors Council, National Adoption Center, and she serves as President of Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP).

In her career thus far, Angela has been bestowed the honor of being the National LGBT Bar Association Top 40 Under 40 LGBT Attorneys, Legal Intelligencer’s 2015 Most Diverse Attorney, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Woman of Distinction and Top 40 Under 40 Business People in Philadelphia, and the firm has been named Top 25 LGBT Owned Businesses 3 years running.

Angela has also worked in government at the Office of General Counsel in Harrisburg mainly with the Corporations Bureau and the Election Law Division, as well as with the United Nations at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in prosecuting those responsible for the Rwandan Genocide of 1994.


Jeffery D.

Useful and practical

William S.

Great program!

Carla R.


Annie S.

She seemed very knowledgeable about the subject. Conversational tone was good. Important issues covered.

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