Alistair 'Sandy' Christopher

Partner | New Haven, Boston

Sandy is a partner in 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.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2005

State of Connecticut, 2006

State of New York, 2007

New Final Regs Issued on Trust/Estate Administrative Expenses,’ - September 30, 2020, co-author

STEP NY IRS Comment Letter,’ STEP NY - July 13, 2020, co-author

Proposed Regs Clarify Deductibility of Estate/Trust Administrative Expenses,’ - May 13, 2020, co-author

New York State Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

American Bar Association

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

‘Tax Elections in Estate Planning for Non-U.S. Residents: Sec. 645 Elections, Entity Classification, Risks,’ Strafford webinar - November 4, 2020, presenter

‘Grantor Trusts,’ National Business Institute Seminar ‘Trusts 101’ - May 2019, speaker

‘Will Strategies to Prevent Conflict and Confusion,’ and ‘Revocable Living Trust Tactics,’ National Business Institute Seminar ‘Estate Planning: Top 7 Tools to Know’ - December 19, 2018, presenter



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