Mr. Zirinis has been a partner in S&C’s Estates and Personal Group since 1994 and leads the Firm’s international private client practice from London and New York. Mr. Zirinis represents individuals, fiduciaries and family-controlled businesses throughout the world in estate and trust planning, family business governance and transition, and estate and trust litigation. Chairs several international conferences regarding cross-border tax, trust and litigation planning. Extensive experience in US and offshore trust litigation, including highly publicized litigation involving the Pritzker family in the US and Bahamas, the America’s Cup trust litigation, and multi-billion dollar trust litigation in the Caribbean and Europe.
He speaks regularly at international conferences regarding U.S. and international tax and estate planning.
The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”), and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”). He has been a trustee of the Leeds Castle Foundation and a member of the board of trustees of the American Foundation for the Blind.
Columbia Law School (JD, 1985); Bowdoin College (AB, 1980).