20 February 2018 - Article
‘Where should a global nomad pay tax?’, Financial Times - 1 September 2016.
‘Philanthropy – no good deed goes unpunished’ (co-authored), Offshore Investment - July/August 2015.
‘What will be our UK/US tax liability on house sale?’, Financial Times - February 2015.
‘Charitable giving in the UK and EU - a step beyond the border’ (co-authored), Offshore Investment, Issue 208 - July/August 2010.
‘Something to declare’ (co-authored as Jaime Becker), American in Britain - Winter 2009/2010.
‘Philanthropy’ (co-presented with Clive Cutbill), 26th Oxford Offshore Symposium - Setpember 2016
‘Regulation and The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act’, 24th Oxford Offshore Symposium - September 2014
Me in a minute
I work primarily for US people living in the UK (like me) whose lives involve varying degrees of complexity
My main goal is to help make things a little less complicated for them. I have a particular focus on philanthropic planning and really enjoy the collaborative nature of that work.
Having earned my undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion my parents breathed a heavy sigh of relief when I announced I was heading to law school. I think I always wanted to be a lawyer and spent a lot of time at the Prosecutor’s Office on Maui, where my mom worked as a secretary.
I had the opportunity during law school to spend a year in London, which I loved, and which is what brought me back here after graduation. I have spent my entire career practicing at Withers in London, and never in the US, which sets me apart from most US lawyers. I am very familiar with the cross-border issues that our clients face and I work closely with my UK, Russian, Italian, etc. colleagues to come up with innovative solutions that work across multiple jurisdictions.
I frequently advise clients with respect to effective cross-border estate planning and charitable giving. I have set up numerous US private foundations for high-profile donors and regularly advise US private foundations and public charities on organization and operation issues in an international context.