Alistair 'Sandy' Christopher

Partner | New Haven Boston

Secretary Cristie Amato


Sandy is a partner in, and the Regional Division Leader of, our private client and tax team.

Alistair "Sandy" Christopher focuses his practice on international and domestic tax and estate planning. Sandy advises Non-U.S. and U.S. families on tax planning and minimization strategies, including cross-border and pre-immigration issues. Sandy's practice utilizes a variety of sophisticated techniques, such as trust decanting, foreign grantor trusts, dynasty trusts and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts, in order to create tax-efficient, multi-generational wealth transfer structures.

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

Me in a minute

Like an architect, I help design structures for clients

I think of my practice as being like that of an architect. Like an architect, I help design structures for clients. I'm not designing houses or buildings, of course. But, like a well designed home, the wealth transfer structures I create help clients feel secure about their futures, and allow them to achieve their goals for themselves and their families.