Firm / Organisation

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Chair of the Firm: Brad S Karp
Co-chairs of the Personal Representation Practice: Alan S Halperin, Loretta A Ippolito
International Offices: Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Tokyo and Toronto.

Firm Overview:
Paul, Weiss is a firm of more than 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to clients’ most critical and complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents some of the world’s largest publicly and privately held corporations and financial institutions, asset managers and entrepreneurs, and clients needing pro bono assistance.

Main Areas of Practice:
Litigation/White Collar & Regulatory Defence:

- Antitrust
- Anti-Corruption & FCPA
- Cybersecurity & Data Protection
- Intellectual Property
- M&A Litigation
- Product/Professional Liability
- Securities
Transactional:
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Capital Markets
- Finance
- Investment Management
- Private Equity
- Real Estate
- Tax
Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganisation

HNW Areas of Practice:

Personal Representation:

Paul, Weiss provides legal advice on all aspects of estate planning, and estate and trust administration, with extensive experience providing comprehensive estate, gift and income tax advice for high net worth individuals and families.

The firm’s personal representation lawyers advise on domestic and international estate planning, including tax and foreign trust planning for non-US persons with US contacts; the effective use of gift-giving programs; domestic trust planning; the tax-efficient transfer of closely held family business interests; liquidity issues; and management succession. The team counsels clients on charitable giving, including the disposition of appreciated property, the use of private foundations and charitable split-interest trusts. Paul, Weiss attorneys also counsel executors and trustees in connection with their fiduciary duties, and have substantial experience handling disputes of all kinds, including litigated Surrogate’s Court cases. Further, the team handles many of the firm’s clients’ tax issues, including controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities.

The firm’s personal representation lawyers advise domestic and international clients, including high net worth individuals, families, family offices, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investment bankers, real estate developers, philanthropists, and public and private charities.

The team’s stellar reputation in the high net worth field is founded on a keen grasp of the unique, delicate and highly complex issues that clients face, along with deep sensitivity to family dynamics. Most importantly, the firm’s lawyers are trusted advisors — technical experts who focus unerringly on responsive service. Recognised as leaders in their field, the firm’s personal representation lawyers assist clients in addressing their legal, business and family matters in accordance with their individual objectives. The team provides creative and pragmatic solutions for wealth preservation, now and for future generations.

When the circumstances warrant, the personal representation team works closely with attorneys in the firm’s renowned corporate and litigation departments, leveraging expertise in tax law, employee benefits and executive compensation, private funds, real estate and dispute resolution.