Jaime McLemore

Partner | London

Jaime is a partner in the private client and tax team.

She advises on US and international tax and estate planning for individuals, trusts and estates. She advises clients with regard to US tax compliance and assists them through the US voluntary disclosure programs. She has written and spoken about FATCA compliance and frequently advises both individuals and entities about their FATCA obligations.

Jaime also advises on charitable giving and structuring, both for individuals and non-profit organizations (US and non-US). She has extensive experience advising on the establishment and operation of US charitable vehicles, particularly as part of dual qualified charitable structures, which attract tax-efficient contributions from US persons resident outside the US.

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‘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.

‘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.



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