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Leigh-Alexandra Basha

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Practice Areas

Leigh-Alexandra focuses her practice on domestic and international estate and tax planning. She counsels an affluent international client base on a wide range of sophisticated matters, including estate and trust administration, family wealth preservation, tax compliance, as well as business succession, expatriation and pre-immigration planning. Leigh is head of the Firm’s Washington, DC, Private Client Practice Group.

Leigh was an adjunct professor of wills, trusts and estates at American University Washington College of Law. She lectures and has written extensively about international estate and tax planning issues, and is editor of A Guide to International Estate Planning: Drafting, Compliance, and Administration Strategies, Second Edition.

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Professional Memberships

International Bar Association (IBA), Nominating Committee member, past council member of the Legal Practice Division, and past chair of the Individual Tax and Private Client Committee

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Financial Action Task Force, Delegate

ACTEC International Estate Planning Committee, Chair

ACTEC International Membership Committee, Chair

Publications

Editor: A Guide to International Estate Planning: Drafting, Compliance, and Administration Strategies, Second Edition.

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Education

Georgetown University Law Center, LLM

American University-Washington College of Law, JD

Georgetown University, AB