Timothy S. Burns
Registered foreign lawyer | Hong Kong
Secretary Janet Lau
Tim is a partner in the private client and tax team.
He has been a leading US tax and private client lawyer for over 10 years. He acts as a trusted advisor to a number of high net worth individuals, family offices and fund principals with a primary focus on US tax and cross-border issues that may arise. Timothy also assists clients on a broad range of issues including relinquishing US citizenship, pre-US immigration tax planning, family wealth structuring, structuring for inbound US investments, and addressing historic non-US tax compliance issues.
Tim is very direct and straightforward. He gives all the options and researches all the work before we make any decisions. He gives a lot of attention to detail and makes sure that any actions we do will have better long-term outcomes.
Tim is very prominent in the US tax space.
Tim is a valuable resource for complex tax issues requiring in-depth analysis. Another source remarks that Tim quickly grasps the issues and does not try to fit them into a cookie-cutter approach.
Timothy Burns is 'one of the pre-eminent authorities on the (very grey!) area of residency claims under double taxation agreements'.
Timothy Burns is very practical, easy to work with and helpful. He is very clear and flexible with clients and very good technically, creative with tax planning and great with challenging issues.