Diana S.C. Zeydel

Diana S.C. Zeydel: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Diana S.C. Zeydel focuses her practice on sophisticated estate planning strategies for high net-worth individuals and families. Her practice includes planning for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens and residents. She specializes in intra-generational wealth transfer strategies and business succession planning. She assists clients in litigated probate, trust and guardianship matters, and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service in matters involving complex fiduciary income tax and estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax matters. Diana also represents corporate and individual fiduciaries in connection with the administration of estates and personal and charitable trusts. Diana assists clients in preparing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. She has participated in numerous projects involving governmental submissions in the estate, gift and GST tax areas. She also serves as an expert witness in matters involving her areas of expertise.

Diana is a frequent lecturer and author and has spoken on a variety of topics before the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section of the American Bar Association, the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, as well as various other professional organizations. She received the Best in Wealth Management Americas Women in Business Law Award given by IFLR/Euromoney in 2014. She has been recognized by her peers as a key figure in shaping the whole wealth management legal profession and an incredibly intelligent and creative practitioner, particularly on the tax and business restructuring side, Chambers USA Guide.

Prior to attending college and law school, Diana was a professional ballet dancer. She received her training on a full scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and was awarded an apprenticeship with the Company. She instead accepted an offer to join the Chicago Ballet, where she was quickly given the opportunity to perform soloist and principal roles.

Concentrations

•Multi-generational wealth transfer planning
•Business succession planning
•International estate and pre-immigration planning
•Estate, trust and guardianship administration and controversies
•Estate, gift and generation-skipping tax controversies
•Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Trust and Estates; Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Tax Law, 2008-2017
•Named, Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates, Miami, 2017
•Winner, Euromoney Legal Media Group's Americas Women in Business Law Awards, Best in Wealth Management, 2014
•Shortlisted, Best in Wealth Management, 2015 and 2016
•Listed, Euromoney's Institutional Investor's Expert Guides, Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, 2012-2013
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, currently ranked Band 1 nationally in Wealth Management and in Florida in Tax, 2007-2016
•Nominated, Chambers USA Women in Law Award in Wealth Management, 2012
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
•Recognized, Accredited Estate Planner (Distinguished), NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame, 2016
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine Legal Elite, Tax Law, 2011
•Recommended, PLC Which Lawyer?, 2009
•Winner, South Florida Business Journal Key Partner Award, Legal-Tax category, 2008
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Co-author, After Budget Deal: Donor's Remorse, Financial Advisor, December 2016
•Quoted, Be Careful When Passing Down a Roth IRA, The Wall Street Journal, October 2016
•Quoted, CPAs Ask Congress to Help Inheritors, Forbes, September 2016
•Author, “Treasury Department Issues Proposed Regulations that Will Dramatically Reduce Valuation Discounts,” Lexology, August 2016
•Quoted, Treasury To Close Estate Tax Valuation Discounts Loophole, Family Businesses Cry Foul, Forbes, August 2016
•Co-Author, Is Designating an Independent Trustee a Tax Panacea? Estate Planning, February 2016
•Co-Author, Chapter 8: Effective Estate Planning for Diminished Capacity - Can You Really Avoid a Guardianship? 50th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, 2016
•Co-Author, Regretting Recent Estate Tax Planning Arrangements? Estate Planning, October 2015
•Author, Chapter 3: Portability or No: Death of the Credit Shelter Trust? 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, 2015
•Co-Author, Chapter 14: Split Interest Trusts Created By Entities (and More), 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, 2015
•Co-Author, Supercharged Credit Shelter TrustSM Versus Portability, Probate & Property, March/April 2014
•Co-Author, Portability or No: The Death of the Credit-Shelter Trust, Journal of Taxation, May 2013
•Co-Author, Imposition of the 3.8% Medicare Tax on Estates and Trusts, Estate Planning, April 2013
•Co-Author, Congress Finally gives Us a Permanent Estate Tax Law, Journal of Taxation, February 2013
•Quoted, The New Capital - Gains Maze, The Wall Street Journal, February 2013
•Co-Author, New Portability Temp. Regs. Ease Burden on Small Estates, Offer Planning for Large Ones, Journal of Taxation, October 2012
•Author, When Is a Gift to a Trust Complete: Did CCA 201208026 Get It Right? Journal of Taxation, September 2012
•Co-Author, Turner II and Family Partnerships: Avoiding Problems and Securing Opportunity, Journal of Taxation, July 2012
•Co-Author, An Analysis of the Tax Effects of Decanting, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, Spring 2012
•Author, Developing Law on Changing Irrevocable Trusts: Staying Out of the Danger Zone, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, Spring 2012
•Principal Author of the Comments submitted by ACTEC in response to Notice 2011-101 on Transfers by a Trustee from an Irrevocable Trust to Another Irrevocable Trust (Sometimes called Decanting ), April 2012
•Quoted, Chief Counsel Memorandum Switches IRS Position on Completed Gifts, Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report, March 2012
•Contributor to the Comments submitted by ACTEC in response to Notice 2011-82 on Guidance on Electing Portability of Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion Amount, October 2011
•Co-Author, Chapter 2 Irrevocable Trusts, Section V. Estate Planning Tools that are Inter Vivos in Nature, A Practical Guide to Estate Planning, 2011
•Co-Author, Estate Planning After the 2010 Tax Relief Act: Big Changes, But Still No Certainty, Journal of Taxation, February 2011
•Co-Author, A Walk Through the Authorities on Formula Clauses, Estate Planning, December 2010
•Co-Author, Making Gifts to Minor Grandchildren in 2010 -- Can it Be Done? BNA TAX Management, December 2010
•Author, A Phantom Estate Tax, Private Wealth, May, June 2010
•Co-Author, Final Regs. on Deducting Expenses and Claims under Section 2053 - Part II, Estate Planning, June 2010
•Co-Author, Final Regs. on Deducting Expenses and Claims under Section 2053 - Part I, Estate Planning, May 2010
•Co-Author, The Impossible has Happened: No Federal Estate Tax, No GST Tax, and Carryover Basis for 2010, Journal of Taxation, February 2010
•Co-Author, Tax Effects of Decanting - Obtaining and Preserving the Benefits, Journal of Taxation, November 2009
•Author, Estate Planning in a Low Interest Rate Environment, Estate Planning, July 2009
•Co-Author, Final Regulations on Estate Tax Inclusion for GRATs and Similar Arrangements Leave Open Issues, Journal of Taxation, October 2008
•Co-Author, Directed Trusts: The Statutory Approaches to Authority and Liability, Estate Planning, September 2008
•Author, Planning in a Low Interest Rate Environment: How Do Interest Rates Affect the Calculations in Commonly Used Estate Planning Strategies? Tax Management, July 2008
•Co-Author, Adventures in Allocating GST Exemption in Different Scenarios, Estate Planning, April 2008
•Principal Author, Amicus Brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by the Tax Section of the Florida Bar in Knight v. Commissioner dealing with the interpretation of Section 67(e), November 2007
•Principal Author, Comments submitted by ACTEC on the Proposed Regulations dealing with Section 67(e), November 2007
•Principal Author, Comments submitted by ACTEC on the Proposed Regulations dealing with the application of Sections 2036 and 2039 to retained interest trusts, November 2007
•Co-Author, Prop. Regs. on Deduction for Administration Expenses and Claims, Estate Planning, October 2007
•Co-Author, Supercharged Credit Shelter TrustSM, Probate & Property, July/August 2007
•Author, A Complete Tax Guide for Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Estate Planning, July 2007
•Author, How to Create and Administer a Successful Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, Estate Planning, June 2007
•Author, Gift-Splitting - A Boondoggle or a Bad Idea? A Comprehensive Look at the Rules, Journal of Taxation, June 2007
•Co-Author, The World's Greatest Gift Tax Mystery Solved, Tax Notes, April 2007
•Author, Deemed Allocations of GST Exemption to Lifetime Transfers, Estate Planning, March 2007
•Author, Handling Affirmative and Deemed Allocations of GST Exemption, Estate Planning, February 2007
•Co-Author, Estate Planning for Noncitizens and Nonresident Aliens: What Were Those Rules Again? Journal of Taxation, January 2007
•Co-Author, GRATs vs. Installment Sales to IDGTs: Which Is the Panacea or Are They Both Pandemics? 41st Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, January 2007
•Co-Author, BNA Tax Management Portfolio 836-Partial Interests-GRATs, GRUTs, QPRTs (Section 2702), BNA Tax Management, 2007
•Co-Author, Drafting and Administration to Maximize GRAT Performance, Probate and Property, November/December 2006
•Co-Author, What Estate Planners Need to Know about the New Pension Protection Act, Journal of Taxation, October 2006
•Co-Author, Evaluating the Potential Success of a GRAT Against Competing Strategies to Transfer Wealth, BNA Tax Management's Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal, March 2006
•Co-Author, Valuation Principles and Recent Developments, Practical Guidance for the Estate Planner, ABA's Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Summer 1999 and ACTEC Journal, Summer 1999
•Author, IRS Provides New Opportunities for Using Private Split-Dollar in a Family Context, Journal of Taxation, May 1997
•Author, The Transfer for Value Rule: Developments and Clarifications, Trusts and Estates, April 1995

Lectures/Panels/Webinars

•Co-Presenter, Creating Flexible Estate Planning Structures for Uncertain Times, Family Business and Family Office Education Series, Hosted by EY & Greenberg Traurig, Boca Raton, FL, February 8, 2017
•Speaker, Sophisticated Transfer Planning Strategies for Business Owners, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, Federal Tax Clinic, November 2016
•Speaker, Attracting and Avoiding Grantor Trust Status, Florida Fellows Institute, November 2016
•Panelist, Examining the Section 2704 Proposed Regulations, ALI-CLE Webinar, October 2016
•Panelist, You Got It - Divided Trusteeship: Differing Perspectives on the draft Uniform Directed Trust Act, Delaware Trust Conference, October 2016
•Panelist, Effective Estate Planning for Diminished Capacity - Can You Really Avoid Guardianship?, ACTEC Meeting, October 2016
•Speaker, Effective Estate Planning for Diminished Capacity - Can You Really Avoid Guardianship?, Central Indiana Community Foundation, October 2016
•Panelist, U.S. Estate Planning for Non-Citizens and Non-Resident Aliens, Peak Trust Company Workshop, September 2016
•Panelist, Volleying the Ethical Issues of a Client's Diminished Capacity, 35th Annual Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison Conference, June 2016
•Speaker, Portability or No: End of the Credit Shelter Trust, Dallas Estate Planning Council, April 2016
•Speaker, An Update From Heckerling, Southern Palm Beach County Estate and Tax Roundtable, February 2016
•Speaker, Heckerling 2016 In Review, STEP Institute on Tax, Estate Planning and the Economy, January 2016
•Panelist, Effective Estate Planning for Diminished Capacity - Can You Really Avoid a Guardianship? 50th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, January 2016
•Speaker, Sophisticated Estate Planning for High Wealth Clients, Financial Planning Association Annual Conference, September 2015
•Speaker, Gift-Splitting-A Boondoggle or a Bad Idea? A Comprehensive Look at the Rules, Florida Fellows Institute, September 2015
•Speaker, Decanting After The Issuance of The Model Act, 41st Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, September 2015
•Speaker, Changing the Unchangeable? Modifying Irrevocable Trusts, Attorney Trust Officer Annual Conference, August 2015
•Panelist, Allocation Capital Gains to Distributable Net Income In Estates and Trusts: Achieving Optimal Tax Treatment, Strafford Publishing Webinar, July 2015
•Speaker, Sophisticated Transfer Planning Strategies for Business Owners, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, June 2015
•Speaker, Portability or No: Death of the Credit Shelter Trust, Seattle Estate Planning Council, May 2015
•Speaker, Portability or No: Death of the Credit Shelter Trust, Douglas W. Conner 36th Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar, May 2015
•Speaker, Sophisticated Transfer Planning Strategies for Business Owners, The Pittsburgh Foundation, April 2015
•Speaker, An Update From Heckerling, Southern Palm Beach County Estate and Tax Roundtable, February 2015
•Panelist, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - Taking The Global Standard One Step Further Since The Principle Now Is To Share, Did We Stop, Private Client Forum Americas, February 2015
•Speaker, Heckerling 2015 In Review and Tricks and Traps of Planning and Reporting Generation-Skipping Transfers, STEP Institute on Tax, Estate Planning and the Economy, January 2015
•Speaker, Sophisticated Transfer Planning Strategies for Business Owners, AICPA Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference, January 2015
•Speaker, Portability or No: Death of the Credit Shelter Trust, 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, January 2015
•Panelist, Recent Tax Developments for Estate Planners, ALI-CLE Webinar, December 2014
•Speaker, Valuations for Federal Transfer Tax Purposes: Recent Developments, Recollections and Recommendations, Twelfth Annual Sophisticated Trusts and Estates Institute, December 2014
•Speaker, Changing the Unchangeable? Modifying Irrevocable Trusts by Reformation, Construction, Decanting or Early Termination, 40th Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, November 2014
•Speaker, Directed Trusts, Goldman, Sachs & Co., November 2014
•Panelist, Sophisticated Transfer Planning Strategies for Business Owners and Cutting Edge Estate Planning Techniques, Federal Tax Institute of New England, October 2014
•Speaker, Sophisticated Transfer Planning Strategies for Business Owners, ALI-CLE, August 2014
•Panelist, Balancing the Income and Transfer Tax Aspects of Traditional (and Not So Traditional) Estate Planning Techniques, ACTEC Meeting, June 2014
•Speaker, Portability or No: The End of the Credit Shelter Trust, Georgia Federal Tax Conference, June 2014
•Speaker, Portability or No: The End of the Credit Shelter Trust, American Institute on Federal Taxation, June 2014
•Speaker, Planning With Portability, Queen's University of Charlotte, Estate Planners Day, May 2014
•Speaker, $20 Million and Up Clients, What's Best Now? A Discussion With Diana, Capital Strategies Group Roundtable Meeting, May 2014
•Speaker, Planning with Portability, Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, February 2014
•Panelist, Decanting: State Law Survey and Federal Tax Issues, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, American Bar Association, February 2014
•Speaker, Heckerling 2014 In Review and Associated Client Strategies, STEP Institute on Tax, Estate Planning and the Economy, February 2014
•Speaker, Portability or No: Death of the Credit Shelter Trust, 43rd Annual Estate Planning Seminar, Estate Planning Council of Portland, January 2014
•Speaker, Decanting Irrevocable Trusts - Giving an Old Trust a Face Lift, Gassman Law Institute, November 2013
•Speaker, Effective GSTT Planning and Tricks and Traps in Planning and Reporting Generation-Skipping Transfers, Advanced Tax Institute Conference, Maryland Association of CPA's, Inc., November 2013
•Speaker, Planning with Portability: What Do the Numbers Show? 39th Annual Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute, October 2013
•Speaker, Portability - The Silent Partner of Estate Planning, The Third Annual Federal Tax Institute of New England, September 2013
•Speaker, Tricks and Traps of Planning and Reporting Generation-Skipping Transfers, Greenville Estate Planning Council, September 2013
•Speaker, Supercharged Credit Shelter Trusts, Interactive Legal, July 2013
•Speaker, Cutting Edge Estate Planning Techniques, Estate Planning for the Family Business Owner Course, American Law Institute, July 2013
•Speaker, Planning with Portability: Benefits and Risks, American Law Institute, June 2013
•Speaker, A Discussion of the State Statutes on Decanting, Florida Fellows Institute Decanting Workshop, May 2013
•Speaker, DING Trust PLR 201310002, Estate Planning Seminar Group, May 2013
•Speaker, Gift Splitting: A Boondoggle or a Bad Idea, Douglas W. Conner 34th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar, April 2013
•Speaker A Walk Through the Authorities on Formula Clauses and Hot Topics in Estate and Gift Tax Planning, USC Gould School of Law 2013 Tax Institute, January 2013
•Speaker, Tricks and Traps in Planning and Reporting Generation-Skipping Transfers and Using Life Insurance to Fund Estate Taxes: A Counterintuitive Approach & A Wrap-Up of the Key Presentations of the Week, 47th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, January 2013
•Speaker, Cutting Edge Estate Planning Techniques - What Have I Learned From My Colleagues? Tenth Annual Sophisticated Trusts and Estates Law Institute, November 2012
•Speaker, GRAT Versus Installment Sales Comparison, The NAEPC Education Foundation and National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, November 2012
•Speaker, Try It, You'll Like It: Seven Key Estate Planning Techniques, 47th Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute, October 2012
•Speaker, Dealing With the Continued Uncertainty of the Tax Law, ACTEC Meeting, October 2012
•Speaker, Cutting Edge Estate Planning Techniques: The 99-Year GRAT, Leveraged GRATs, Using Testamentary CLATs to Avoid the Sale of Assets to Pay Estate Taxes and Supercharging Installment Sales to Grantor Trusts, 38th Annual Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute, September 2012
•Speaker, Developing Law on Changing Irrevocable Trusts: Staying Out of the Danger Zone, Federal Tax Institute of New England, September 2012
•Panelist, The Mathematics of Planning with the $5 million Shelters and Structuring GRATs in Light of Possible 10 Year Terms, Boston Estate Planning Council, December 2011
•Panelist, New Carryover Basis Guidance: Due Dates Imminent for 2010, ALI-ABA Webinar, September, October, November 2011
•Speaker, The Mathematics of Planning Gifts under Current Laws using Shelters, Impact of Portability and Structuring GRATs in Light of Possible 10-year Terms and More, ACTEC Southeast Regional Meeting and Panelist, 37th Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, October 2011
•Panelist, Effective Use of the $5 Million Shelters -- What do the Numbers Show? NYSBA 9th Annual Sophisticated Trusts and Estates Law Institute, October 2011
•Speaker, The Brave New World of Planning with 'Irrevocable' Trusts and Panelist Hot Topics: Exploring Key Developments, 46th Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute, September 2011
•Speaker, Effective Use of Decanting, Florida Bankers Association 2011 Wealth Management Conference, September 2011
•Panelist, The Estate, Gift and GST Tax Provisions of the 2010 Tax Act, The Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum, May 2011
•Speaker, The Return of the Estate Tax: Everything You Must Know for 2011 and Beyond and The Supercharged Credit Shelter Trust, 24th Annual Tax Conference presented by the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, May 2011
•Speaker, Testing the Economic Benefits of Planning Under the 2010 Tax Act: What do the Numbers Show? Florida Bar Tax Section, April 2011
•Panelist, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Strafford Publishing Webinar, February 2011
•Panelist, Transitions 2011, Best Practices for Transitioning Your Business and Estate, YPO Bonus Seminar with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, January 2011
•Panelist, Where There Is Congressional Chaos, There Is Taxpayer Opportunity: Historic Prospects for Year-End Transfer Tax and Income Tax Planning, Southern Federal Tax Institute Webinar, December 2010
•Panelist, Using Formula Clauses for Sales and Gifts, ABA/RPTE Webinar, November 2010
•Speaker, Update: Formula Clauses, NYSBA 8th Annual Sophisticated Trust and Estate Program, November 2010
•Speaker, Effective Use of Formula Clauses to Handle Drafting in 2010 and Beyond, 36th Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, October 2010
•Speaker, Planning with Defined Value Clauses, 25th Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Course of Study, Sophisticated Estate Planning Techniques, September 2010
•Panelist, Practicing in Interesting Times, ACTEC Meeting, June 2010
•Panelist, Practical Advice on Planning and Administering Estates, ABA RPTE Webinar, May 2010
•Speaker, Gift Splitting: A Comprehensive Look at the Rules, Cincinnati Advanced Estate Planning Institute, February 2010
•Panelist, Estate Tax Repeal, ALI-ABA Webinar, January 2010
•Panelist, Trusts in Florida: The Outer Limits, Florida Bar RPPTL Section Seminar, December 2009
•Panelist, The Changing World of Estate Planning, Florida Bar RPPTL Section Seminar , November 2009
•Speaker, Planning in a Low Interest Rate Environment, NYSBA 7th Annual Sophisticated Trust and Estate Program, November 2009
•Speaker, Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Traps and Solutions Revisited, 35th Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, October 2009
•Panelist, Decanting - An In-depth View of This Latest Technique, ACTEC Meeting, October 2009
•Panelist, Estate Planning Under a New Administration and Volatile Market Conditions, Illinois Institute of Estate Planning, April 2009
•Speaker, Planning in a Low Interest Rate Environment, St. Louis Estate Planning Council, April 2009
•Panelist, Post-Election Estate Planning or Best Planning 'Now' in Light of the Election Outcome, The Catholic Foundation and the Dallas Bar Association, December 2008
•Speaker, Directed Trusts - An Overview of the Statutory Approaches to Authority and Liability, Sixth Annual Sophisticated Estate Planning Conference, NYSBA, November 2008
•Speaker, Gift Splitting - A Boondoggle or a Bad Idea? A Comprehensive Look at the Rules, 28th Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum and 34th Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, Fall 2008
•Panelist, Effectively Using Defective Trusts: Putting Grantors to Work, Southern Federal Tax Institute, September 2008
•Speaker, Drafting Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, ALI-ABA: Skills Training for Estate Planners, July 2008, 2007, 2006
•Panelist, Estate Planning in a Low Interest Rate, Down Market: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons, ACTEC Meeting, June 2008
•Panelist, Defective Grantor Trusts, Texas State Bar, April 2008
•Speaker, Planning Grantor Trusts and Life Insurance Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Risks, 21st Annual Todorovich Memorial Lecture, March 2008
•Speaker, Estate Planning for Nonresident Aliens: What Were Those Rules? Philadelphia Estate Planning Counsel, March 2008
•Testimony on behalf of the ABA, Public Hearings before the Treasury Department on Proposed Regulation 1.67-4, November 2007
•Speaker, Is My Freeze Preferable to Your Freeze? ACTEC Southeast Regional Meeting, November 2007
•Speaker, Super-Charged Trusts, Florida Bar RPPTL Section Seminar, November 2007
•Panelist, Planning with Grantor Trusts - Structuring a Grantor Trust to Maximize the Benefits and Minimize the Risks, ACTEC Meeting, November 2007
•Speaker, The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax - Current Problems and Developments, 27th Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum and 33rd Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, October 2007
•Panelist, Comparative Shopping: GRATs, Installment Sales, and Outright Lifetime Gifts, 22nd Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Course of Study, Sophisticated Estate Planning Techniques, September 2007
•Panelist, Financial Analysis Meets Tax Planning: In-Depth GRAT Analysis and Comparison, ACTEC Annual Meeting, Spring 2007

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

03.07.17 Greenberg Traurig and EY Co-Host Family Business and Family Office Education Seminar

08.16.16 130 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.16.16 55 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.15.16 Greenberg Traurig Ranks First with Highest Number of Attorneys in Best Lawyers in America for 10th Consecutive Year

08.15.16 23 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 2017 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America

06.14.16 43 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.09.16 93 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.01.16 32 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

05.27.16 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

05.03.16 Greenberg Traurig Shortlisted for 25 Euromoney 'Americas Women in Business Law' Awards 2016

Published Articles

08.09.12 Article on Changing Irrevocable Trusts

04.01.08 Adventures in Allocating GST Exemption in Different Scenarios

10.01.07 Prop. Regs. on the Deduction for Administration Expenses and Claims

06.01.07 Gift-Splitting: A Boondoggle or a Bad Idea? A Comprehensive Look at the Rules

01.23.06 Evaluating the Potential Success of a GRAT Against Competing Strategies to Transfer Wealth

Alerts

08.19.16 Treasury Department Issues Proposed Regulations That Will Dramatically Reduce Valuation Discounts

05.05.14 New York State - 2014-2015 Budget Affecting Trusts and Estates

07.09.12 Many Estate Planning Opportunities May End in 2012 - The Time to Act is Now

01.03.11 Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 Provides Unique Estate, Gift and GST Planning Opportunities

02.01.10 Coping With the Uncertain Effects of Estate and GST Tax Repeal in 2010

01.01.07 Supercharged Credit Shelter Trust - How to Get the Most Out of Your Estate Tax Shelter

06.01.01 Is Repeal for Real? The taxation of estates, gifts and generation-skipping transfers under the 2001 Tax Act

04.01.01 Forming and Administering Your Family Limited Partnership: The Do's and Don'ts

05.01.00 Courts Give New Guidance and Go-Ahead for Discount Family Limited Partnerships

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Tax & Business Group

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0575  Phone
305.579.0717  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Diana-S-C-Zeydel
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., summa cum laude, Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1982
Law School Attended:
Yale Law School, J.D., 1986; New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1993
Year of First admission:
1987
Admission:
1987, New York; 1995, Florida; Alaska
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Academician, The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, 2012-Present
•American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
•Regent, 2008-2014
•Member, Estate and Gift Tax Committee, 2005-Present
•Chair, 2009-2012
•Member, International Estate Planning Committee, 2005-Present
•Member, Fiduciary Income Tax Committee, 2007-Present
•Member, Program Committee, 2002-2004, 2009-2011
•Member, Nominating Committee, 2001-2002
•Observer, Uniform Law Commission Committee on Trust Decanting, 2013-2015
•American Bar Association-Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
•Member, Committee on Governmental Submissions, 2007-Present
•Co-Chair, Generation-Skipping Tax Committee, 2001-2007
•The Florida Bar-Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
•Member, Executive Council, 1997-2010, 2013-Present
•ACTEC Liaison, 2005-Present
•Member, Trust Law Committee, 1997-Present
•Vice Chair, 1997-1999
•Member, Estate and Trust Tax Planning Committee, 2009-Present
•Circuit Representative, 11th Judicial Circuit, 2008-2010
•The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
• Member, 2014-Present
•Miami City Ballet
•Board Member, Community Development Board, 2005-Present

Birth Information:
1956
ISLN:
902526684

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