US law firm Benesch has added an international private client group, expanding its services for family offices and other private investors with an increased level of global and multi-disciplinary advice.
International tax lawyer Matthew D. McKim, is joining the firm as a partner, and will chair the new group.
Benesch’s international private client group will provide holistic, multi-disciplinary legal services to US and non-US-based families and family offices, advising these clients on their cross-border financial and personal interests involving the United States, including structures designed to address US gift and estate tax exposure, while also mitigating global income taxes.
In addition to representing families, individuals and family offices, the group represents the financial institutions that service these investors.
Mr McKim counsels clients on a wide range of US and non-US tax planning matters and his clients include established global families managing their own wealth in the multibillions and some of the world’s most largest trust companies, as well as entrepreneurs establishing family offices for the first time.
Working with clients from Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and the US, Mr McKim focuses on providing tax-efficient strategies that address both business needs and family succession considerations.
“Matt’s clients see him as their ‘global quarterback,’ someone who can help shape and execute their vision,” said Benesch managing partner, Gregg Eisenberg. “We feel the same way about bringing his leadership skills into our firm: he embodies the growth mindset and the deep focus on client service that define our firm’s culture. We feel very fortunate to have him here.”
Benesch is an AmLaw 200 business law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hackensack, Indianapolis, Shanghai and Wilmington. Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2018, the number of attorneys firm wide is 220.
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