Alistair 'Sandy' Christopher

Associate | New Haven

Sandy is an associate in our private client and tax team.

Alistair "Sandy" Christopher assists successful U.S. and international individuals and their families in achieving their key tax and non-tax goals. Sandy’s practice focuses on the tax and estate planning needs of U.S. and non-U.S tax payers. He advises on all aspects of transfer tax planning and associated income tax planning for wealthy people, utilizing a variety of sophisticated techniques such as trust decanting, foreign grantor trusts, dynasty trusts and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts, to create and to implement tax-efficient multi-generational wealth transfer structures. Sandy has significant experience working with private equity and hedge fund professionals, as well as in the creation and on-going administration of family offices and the issues facing trustees in the administration of complex trusts.

Sandy has written and presented on a number of estate planning topics.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2005

State of Connecticut, 2006

State of New York, 2007

‘Estate Planning in a Rising Interest Rate Environment: Part II’, Trusts & Estates Magazine, July 2018, co-author

‘Estate Planning in a Rising Interest Rate Environment: Part I’, Trusts & Estates Magazine, June 2018, co-author

IRS Blesses Decanting?’,, May 2014, co-author

New York State Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

American Bar Association

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

‘Estate Planning: Top 7 Tools to Know,’ National Business Institute webinar - December 19, 2018, presenter



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