International law firm Withers is delighted to announce the enhancement of the firm’s global private client and tax offerings with the establishment of a new presence in Texas. The practice will be led by Houston-based partner Kevin T. Keen, who joined the firm earlier this year and is qualified in and maintains an active practice throughout both Texas and Florida.
Withers’ expansion into Texas is a natural extension of the firm’s robust capabilities across the United States and will offer services relating to US and cross-border tax, estate and trust, and mobility matters. Kevin’s practice, in particular, focuses on domestic and international estate planning for ultra-high net worth individuals and families with interests in the US and abroad, including those relocating to Texas or Florida. His practice also includes counseling multinational families and non-US citizens on wealth transfer planning, pre immigration and expatriation, asset protection, family office and private trust company formation and operation, and tax minimization planning generally.
Jay Dinwoodie, chief executive of Withers’ global Private Client and Tax division, comments: “Texas has so much appeal for successful families, offering an attractive business climate, dynamic cities and very competitive tax rates compared to other states. As we increasingly see families and businesses relocate to Texas from states such as California and New York, our new presence allows us to bring high quality planning advice to those clients. Kevin’s expertise and relationships make him a natural fit for Withers’ premiere private client and tax team as we strategically enhance our bench strength to continue addressing the needs of our global client base.”
Kevin adds: “Becoming part of Withers’ global platform has already been a boon to my clients who are increasingly international in scope. We are thrilled to continue offering holistic, cutting edge advice to our clients from a new base in Texas, and to assisting all those who are planning to make a new start for their family and business in the Lone Star State. Working in collaboration with my colleagues on the east and west coasts, and across Europe and Asia, we are uniquely positioned to provide a full package of coordinated solutions for virtually all of their legal and tax needs.”
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