Managing Partner: Scott J Fisher
Private Wealth Services Chair: Lawrence Richman
Number of partners: 80
Number of lawyers: 135
Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP is a nationally recognised law firm with a particular aptitude for advising private companies and their owners. The firm has maintained over 30 years of trusted partnerships with clients that span the globe. By focusing its extensive resources in one office, the firm is able to provide clients with practical solutions. Please refer to Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg’s profile in Chambers USA to see the full extent of the services provided.
Main Areas Of Practice:
Private Wealth Law:
The firm’s private wealth law practice is exceptional in its size and range of services. It has been a critical portal though which high net worth clients and their families are provided solutions. Its private business focus allows for successful business succession planning. Reflecting the importance of giving back, the practice helps clients accomplish their charitable goals through sophisticated approaches for private foundations, public charities and other nonprofit entities.
The wealth management practice assists clients in meeting their estate planning needs at all stages of their personal and professional lives. The group also advises on gift planning, asset protection and guardianship, and has exceptional experience in wealth preservation and tax minimisation.
In forming and managing trust companies, the firm advises clients on the US tax consequences of assets owned by non-US persons and entities and provides counsel on how those assets may be best sheltered from US income, gift and estate taxes. By combining their knowledge of tax law and their work with tax treaties, the members of this practice group provide clients with strategies for dealing with foreign situs property. This is of particular importance for non-US persons whose families expand to include US individuals.
Art & Cultural Property Law:
This practice works with high net worth collectors to devise strategies to reduce estate and income tax by minimising income and gift taxes. Maintaining the integrity of a collection and achieving gift agreements that reflect the donor’s priorities are an important aspect of the planning.
The practice group assists high net worth individuals and families with private aviation purchases, fractional leasing, and finance.
The firm provides services related to creating family offices and minimising intergenerational conflicts, including pre-nuptial wealth planning and family counselling.
Accountants & Tax Advisors:
The firm prepares estate tax returns and can review complex fiduciary returns.