Christina M. Baltz


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

She works with global families to develop and implement innovative and technically accurate planning strategies that address clients’ wealth planning, corporate and family governance, charitable planning and family office needs and objectives, across generations and borders. More specifically, she has advised US and international individuals, family offices, business owners and charitable organizations on tax, estate planning, family and corporate governance, matrimonial and other legal issues, and has advised financial institutions on trust and compliance issues and estate planning products for private clients.

She has substantial experience in wealth management and structuring, having headed teams at UBS and JP Morgan, as well as working as a corporate and estate planning attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and as a partner in the private client practice at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Her experience working at leading law firms and financial institutions has informed her wide-ranging perspective on clients’ requirements and the most effective and practical ways in which to create and implement tailored solutions for them.

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State of New York, 1991

Registered Foreign Lawyer in the UK, 2016

Vice Chair of the International Private Client Committee of the American Bar Association International Law Section

Planned Giving Advisory Committee of The Museum of Modern Art in New York

Checklist 2020: Cross border estate planning in an election year,’ Withersworldwide webinar - October 14, 2020, co-presenter

‘Succession Planning Through Co-Ownership,’ International Wealth Advisors Forum 2.0 (Tourrettes, France) - May 16, 2019

Me in a minute

I love working with individuals around the world and listening to the stories of their lives

What I love most about my work is being helpful to my clients. I studied English literature at college, and before attending law school I worked in advertising and at a fashion magazine. I chose those professions because I like to write. Living in Manhattan being a top priority at the time (as it continues to be today) and writing and analysis being activities I enjoy, I determined that practicing law would be a good fit and a profession in which I could succeed and be happy.

What I love most about working with individuals from around the world on their wealth planning is listening to the stories of their lives. No two are alike, and every one is compelling.



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