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High Net Worth Guide 2022

Ranked in 1 Practice Areas
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Private Wealth Law
1 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Kevin Keen

High Net Worth

Practice Areas

Domestic and international estate planning

Domestic and international tax planning

Global mobility planning

Family office and private trust company creation and operation

Private client services

Professional Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Secretary of the Board of the Texas Chapter, Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

State Bar of Texas, Tax Law Section's International Tax Committee, Vice Chair, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section

American Bar Association, Taxation and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Sections

International Bar Association

State Bar of Florida, Real Property, Probate Law and Tax Law Sections

Industry Sector Expertise

INDUSTRIES:

Family Offices

Private Client Services

Career

Entrusted by some of the world's wealthiest families, Kevin Keen discreetly advises clients on a broad array of tax, trust and estate planning matters spanning both the United States and abroad. His global practice includes working with ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and their private businesses, family offices and fiduciaries, to design and implement strategies geared toward tax optimization and fulfilment of various non-tax goals. Such strategies traverse traditional estate and wealth transfer planning, including in the context of international, multigenerational families; pre-immigration and expatriation planning; and structuring of foreign investments into the United States.

As part of his expansive multijurisdictional and topical practice, Kevin routinely guides clients through complex tax and legal issues as outside general counsel — indeed, he often receives the first call from clients and their inner circle on significant personal and business matters. Clients appreciate his depth of knowledge and extensive experience, with one sharing that “Kevin is far beyond his years. He is a trusted adviser, thorough, smart and effective” (Chambers High Net Worth 2022).

Kevin brings his vast domestic and international experience and network to bear when advising global families, entrepreneurs, mobile executives, family offices and fiduciaries. His practice focuses upon planning related to estates and trusts, wealth transfer, tax optimization, structuring of direct and passive investments, formation and operation of private trust companies and family offices, premarital planning, and global mobility matters generally, including expatriation and exit tax mitigation, application of favorable residency regimes abroad, and attainment of additional passports.

Clients rely on Kevin for his creative problem-solving strategies to protect assets, mitigate tax exposure and achieve varied non-tax goals, such as privacy and governance. He regularly travels across the United States and throughout the world to attentively serve his client base and forge trusted relationships with external client advisors, family office executives and members of the next generation of his family clients. Kevin also maintains an active client base in Florida, and can assist clients transitioning from Florida to Texas, or vice versa, or from other states or countries to either Florida or Texas, with regard to their personal and business planning.

Education

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

JD, cum laude

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

LLM (Taxation)

University of Central Florida,

BSBA, summa cum laude

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

High Net Worth

Private Wealth Law - Texas
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Up and Coming

Kevin Keen of Katten is a skilled domestic and international trusts and estate planner who has been making strides in the area. He regularly assists wealthy families in the US, as well as foreign clients looking to move assets to the US, in structuring complex multi-generational wealth proposals. Clients appreciate Keen's expertise, with one enthusing: "Kevin is far beyond his years. He is a trusted adviser, thorough, smart and effective." Another source echoes this: "Kevin is spectacular, I would highly recommend him as I think he is a great attorney."

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