Timothy S. Burns

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer at Withers LLP (415 Attorneys)
  • 20/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road, Hong Kong, China 00000
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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.

Timothy has been quoted in the media numerous times (including South China Morning Post, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal) in relation to various US federal tax issues. In addition, Timothy is a regular speaker at many wealth planning conferences in Asia. He is named as a leading individual for private client/wealth management in the Chambers Asia Pacific Directory 2018 and has won a number of industry awards (ie. Citywealth and WealthBriefingAsia).




Areas of Practice (11)

  • Owners and entrepreneurs
  • Beneficiaries and heirs
  • Families and family offices
  • China
  • Philippines
  • Hong Kong
  • Asia Pacific
  • Family businesses
  • High-net-worth individuals
  • Leaders and senior executives
  • Trustees, executors and fiduciaries

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+852 3711 1615  Phone
+852 3711 1601  Fax
University Attended:
University of Connecticut School of Law, Certificate in Taxation; Tulane University, B.A.
Law School Attended:
The University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2007, Connecticut (Not admitted in China); 2008, New York

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