International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Los Angeles Attorney
Laura A. Zwicker

Phone: 310.553.3610

Email: lzwicker@greenbergglusker.com

Languages: English

Laura Zwicker chairs Greenberg Glusker’s Private Client Services Group, advising individuals and families on international and domestic tax and estate planning issues and business succession planning. 

Laura’s practice focuses primarily on counseling high net worth individuals and their families in connection with domestic and international estate and tax planning issues and business succession planning; advising financial institutions with regard to fiduciary and custodial issues; forming, advising and dissolving non-profit organizations; and probate and post-death trust administration.

Laura has received many accolades, including being ranked in Chambers and Partners USA and Chambers and Partners Global High Net Worth Guide (2016-2019) for Private Wealth Law; as a “Top Woman Lawyer” by the Daily Journal (2016); as a “Trust & Estate Trailblazers” by the National Law Journal (2016-2017); Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020); Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Who In L.A. Law” (2009); Southern California Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & Probate (2010-2017); and she is rated “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5,” by Martindale Hubbell.

She frequently provides media commentary, including “Prince Died Without A Will. What Happens Next To His $150 Million-Plus Estate?,” Forbes, April 27, 2016, and ”Robin Williams Posthumously Blocks a New Aladdin Sequel Featuring His Voice,” Vanity Fair, November 2015.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Executive and Planning Committees, 2013-2016, USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute
  • Member, STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)

Awards

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991)
    • Order of the Coif
  • Washington University in St. Louis  (B.A., cum laude, 1988)
    • History

Estate Planning Experience

  • Counsels high net worth families regarding the creation of estate planning structures that not only minimize transfer taxes but that also reflect the values of the family with respect to education, charitable giving and community involvement
  • Provides United States transfer tax planning for multinational families, including pre-immigration planning, lifetime planning with domestic securities, life insurance and real property, and planning, preparation and establishment of offshore and onshore multi-generational trust and corporate structures
  • Provides counseling to families with closely held business interests regarding business succession planning, estate tax planning and tax planning prior to the sale or public offering of the closely held business
  • Counsels hedge fund managers on advanced planning techniques for carried interests
  • Represent founders of popular tech startups in pre-liquidity GRAT planning
  • Represent leading dairy farm families in structuring ownership and planning business succession
  • Counsels multi-branched extended families on unified family business management and wealth transfer structures
  • Counsels A-list celebrities on US-UK tax planning structures
  • Counsels A-list celebrities on estate planning and tax implications of structured divorce settlements

Contact This Firm

Greenberg Glusker

2049 Century Park East
Suite 2600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States

Law Firm Contact: Brian L. Davidoff

Tel: 310.553.3610

Fax: 310.553.0687

Email: bdavidoff@greenbergglusker.com

Website: www.greenbergglusker.com

Member Since: 2005

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