David Hirsberg is a partner in the firm’s Tax & Private Clients Group. David’s practice focuses exclusively on matters relating to the US tax code and cross-border or international tax matters. This includes advising high net-worth families with family members or financial interests in multiple jurisdictions as well as the financial institutions serving that sector of the market solely with respect to such tax matters. In advising families, Mr. Hirsberg is heavily involved in foreign grantor trust planning, addressing the myriad of issues commonly encountered with foreign nongrantor trusts and underlying holding vehicles, US inbound/outbound investment structuring, and US pre-immigration and expatriation planning, all relating exclusively to the US tax code and cross-border or international tax matters. In those tax areas, Mr. Hirsberg also regularly advises on the qualified intermediary rules as well as FATCA.
In counseling financial institutions, Mr. Hirsberg regularly advises on “best practice” policies and procedures under the US tax code and cross-border or international tax provisions, intended to minimize risks and capitalize on opportunities when transacting business with US persons. He has also been heavily involved in advising clients on the IRS Voluntary Disclosure programmes, and is a frequent speaker on US tax and succession planning topics.
Mr. Hirsberg is a lecturer in the Masters of Law Programme at the University of Neuchatel and in the Executive MBA Program jointly staged by Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, HEC Lausanne and the Swiss Finance Institute.
Chambers Global has recognized Mr. Hirsberg as a “Foreign Expert” on US tax issues. He was also included in CityWealth’s Leader List in 2012 and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Before joining Kaye Scholer, Mr. Hirsberg practiced in Hong Kong, Zurich and Geneva, where he focused exclusively on cross-border tax issues.
In The Market
- Hirsberg Named to Citywealth Magazine 2015 Leaders List August 18, 2015 • Recognitions
- Noted Tax & Private Clients Partner David Hirsberg Joins Kaye Scholer in West Palm Beach February 7, 2013 • Firm News