Lawrence H. Heller

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Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone310.586.7709

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Wealth Management
  • Trusts & Estates
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 310.586.7709
Fax: 310.586.0209
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/HellerLawrenceH
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1969; New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1970
 
Admitted1969, Colorado; 1971, California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. Tax Court
 
Memberships American Bar Association; Century City Bar Association.
 
Born1944
 
Biography

Lawrence Heller focuses his practice on counseling individuals and members of their families on matters relating to domestic and international estate and income tax planning. Many of his clients are high net worth individuals. Lawrence writes and lectures extensively on subjects relating to domestic and international wealth transfer techniques and has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Oversight in 1995 on proposed legislation to tax U.S. citizens who renounce their citizenship and long-term resident aliens who relinquish their U.S. resident status.

Areas of Concentration

· Domestic and International Estate Planning

· Income Tax Planning for Individuals

· Private Foundations and Family Business Succession Planning

· Certified Tax Specialist

Professional & Community Involvement

· Board Member, John W. Carson Foundation (Los Angeles)

· Chair and Founder, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - Los Angeles Branch

· Chair, STEP USA

· Member, The Broad Stage Board of Directors

· Academician, The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law

· American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Fellow)

· Past Chair, International Bar Association, Committee 5, Individual Tax, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Succession

· Past Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Foreign Tax Committee, Section of Taxation

· Member, American Bar Association

· Member, Century City Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

· Listed The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2008-2014

· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004-2013

· Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2009, 2011-2013

· Recipient, Founder's Award, STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), December 2012

· Selected by Citywealth as one of the top 54 leading lawyers in the category of North America's Leaders in Private Wealth Management.

· Named by The Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers, 2009

· Named by The Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Top 5 Trusts and Estates Lawyers, 2009

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

Articles

· Author, "Advising the Multinational Family," STEP U.S.A. Journal, Issue 6, June, July 2008

· Author, "Proposed Regulation Section 26.2663-2 and the Application of the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax to Transfers by Nonresident Aliens," International Tax & Business Lawyer, Volume 12, 1994

Speeches

· Speaker and Moderator, "9th Annual International Estate Planning Institute," New York Bar Association, New York, NY, March 14-15, 2013

· Speaker, "International Compliance Update: New FAQs for the 2012 IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, New Procedure for Certain U.S. Citizens Residing Overseas to Satisfy Delinquent Filing Obligations, and New Procedures to Resolve Certain Foreign Retirement Plan Issues," presented by Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, July 18, 2012, Los Angeles, CA

· Conference Co-Chair and Speaker, "Cross Border Estate Tax, Business and Investment Planning for High Net Worth Individuals, their Families and Businesses," 5th Annual STEP Pacific Rim Conference, May 3 & 4, 2012, Santa Monica, CA

· Discussion Leader, "Major Issues Confronting Wealthy Families and Their Professional Advisors, from Extra-Territorial Taxation to Succession Planning", Paris Roundtable hosted by Hottinger & Partners SA, September 8 and 9, 2011, Paris

· Speaker, "Cross-Border Succession," International Academy of Estate and Trust Law Annual Meeting, May 26, 2011, Mexico City

· Conference co-Chair, Speaker, "Cross Border Estate Tax, Business and Investment Planning for High Net Worth Individuals, their Families and Businesses," 4th Annual STEP Pacific Rim Conference, May 12 & 13, 2011, Santa Monica, CA,

· Speaker, "Tax Information Exchange Agreements," 12th National STEP Canada Conference, June 7-8, 2010, Canada

· Conference co-Chair, speaker, "Cross Border Estate Tax, Business and Investment Planning for High Net Worth Individuals, their Families and Businesses," 3rd Annual STEP Pacific Rim Conference, May 6 & 7, 2010, Santa Monica, CA

· Speaker, "Town Hall Meeting on the Obama Greenbook Tax Proposals," presented by Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), June 17, 2009, Santa Monica, CA

· Conference co-Chair, speaker, "Cross Border Estate Tax, Business and Investment Planning for High Net Worth Individuals, their Families and Businesses," 2nd Annual STEP Pacific Rim Conference, May 7th and 8th, 2009, San Francisco, CA

· Speaker, "Succession Planning for the Family-Owned Business," presented by Continuing Education of the Bar of California (CEB), April 24, 2009, Wilshire Grand, Los Angeles, CA

· Speaker, "International Tax and Financial Reporting Obligation for Individuals", Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), February 10, 2009, Bryan Cave LLP, Santa Monica, CA

· Speaker, 2008 International Tax and Business Conference, California CPA Education Foundation, December 9, 2008, Sheraton Anaheim, Anaheim, CA

· Speaker, "Tax and Estate Planning for the Multinational Family," 2008 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference, November 6, 2008, Grand Hyatt, San Francisco, CA

· Speaker, "New Exit Tax Imposed on Former U.S. Citizens and Green Card Holders Effective June 17, 2008", STEP Los Angeles, July 15, 2008, Bryan Cave LLP, Santa Monica, CA

· Conference co-Chair, speaker, "Estate Planning for Cross Border Families In and Around the Pacific Rim," STEP Pacific Rim Conference, March 13-14, 2008, San Francisco, CA

· Speaker, "Succession Planning for the Family-Owned Business," presented by Continuing Education of the Bar of California (CEB), February 23, 2008, Irvine Crown Plaza, Irvine, California and March 28, 2008, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California

· Speaker, "Emerging Issues in Estate Planning - Selected U.S. Topics" 2008 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) International Winter Conference, November 30, 2007, London

· Speaker, "U.S.- Canada Cross Border Planning," 2007 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) National Conference, June 7-8, 2007, Toronto, Canada

· Speaker, "U.S. - Canadian Estate Planning," Third Annual International Estate Planning Institute, presented by the New York State Bar Association, May 3-4, 2007, New York

· Speaker, "The View From the USA," Fifth Symposium on the Challenge to Trusts: New Rules - New Opportunities, presented by Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). April 18-19, 2007, London

· Speaker, "International Wealth Transfer Practice: Planning Issues and Techniques," presented by California State Bar and the California Tax Policy Committee, November 3-5, 2006, San Jose, California

· Speaker, "Civil Unrest - Planning for Beneficiaries in Civil Law Countries - i.e. Israel, France, Spain", a one day conference presented by Jewish Community Foundation, June 27, 2006 (Beverly Hills) and July 5, 2006 (Sherman Oaks)

· Speaker, Crossborder Estate, Financial and Asset Planning Conference, presented by The State Bar of California, International Law Section, June 15, 2006, Marina Del Rey

· Co-Chair, Speaker, Global Family Wealth Conference, a two-day conference presented by Offshore Investment, March 29 and 30, 2006, London

· Speaker, Succession Strategies for the Family Business: Planning Issues and Techniques, a three-day conference presented by ALI - ABA Course of Study on Advanced Estate Planning Techniques, February 23 through 25, 2006, Maui, Hawaii

· Panel Chair, Tax Incentives in Latin America, Tax Incentives / Disincentives to Latin American Investment Abroad, presented by the Taxation Section of the International Bar Association's Legal Practice Division, March 17 and 18, 2005, The Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida

· Chair, Moderator and Speaker, "International Wealth Transfer Practice," a three-day conference on International Estate Planning presented by the Committees on Individual Tax and Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Succession; Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises; and Real Estate Law of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association, March 7 through 9, 2005, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, London

· Chair, Moderator, Speaker, Cross-Border Trust Planning (for Individuals) In and Around the Pacific Basin, presented by the International Bar Association and Individual Tax and Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Succession, October 25, 2004, Auckland, New Zealand

· Speaker, Domestic Asset Protection (Advance Course of Study), presented by the Continuing Education of the Bar, California, November 5, 2004, Hyatt Regency, Los Angeles

· Speaker, Succession Planning for the Successful Family-Owned Business, presented by the Continuing Education of the Bar, California and co-sponsored by the State Bar of California Business Law Section, July 17, 2004, Coast Anaheim Hotel, Anaheim and August 7, 2004, Wilshire Grand Hotel & Centre, Los Angeles

 
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