Lucy Lee is a professional tax advisor for the firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. There, she primarily practices estate planning and international tax law. Her client base includes trusts, both domestic and overseas, as well as HNWIs.
Lee frequently represents clients in a range of complex legal matters, including estate planning, expatriation planning, inbound and outbound investments, pre-immigration taxation, tax compliance in cross-border transactions and wealth management structures. Furthermore, Lee advises funds and foreign financial institutions on United States taxation and compliance [such as matters pertaining to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) and Common Reporting Standard (CRS)]. She also provides legal representation for taxpayers in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits and bilateral tax issues.
Before Akin Gump, Lee served as a partner at Ernst & Young, where she headed the cross-border private client services group. The group was part of the firm’s national tax department. She also served as Akin Gump’s liaison in international tax matters. Before Ernst & Young, Lee worked as an international corporate tax counsel at General Electric. In that role, she assisted with the company’s commercial opportunities across Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Lee is also responsible for developing and managing an Asia practice for a boutique law firm, of which she acted as a tax partner.
Lee often gives speeches and writes articles about United States tax matters regarding companies, foreign trusts, and individuals. She is a member of several organizations, including the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, DC Bar Association, the International Association of Korean Lawyers, the International Bar Association, the Korean-American Bar Association of Greater Washington, the New York State Bar Association and the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). She is fluent in both English and Korean.
What are the markets to watch for student housing development in the U.S.?
Lucy Lee 's Answeron
Are you looking to target students in colleges and universities only or a combination of colleges/universities and high schools? Northern Virginia...Read More
Are most U.S. real estate developers looking for an LP or a GP when sourcing capital from an institutional investor?
Lucy Lee 's Answeron
It should depend on the terms of the deal but developers generally might seek a GP interest. For non-institutional LP investors outside of the U.S....Read More
What is an I.R.C 1031 exchange? Can foreign institutional investors use it?
Lucy Lee 's Answeron
An exchange under section 1031 defers tax on a sale; it is an exchange of one investment property for another "like-kind" investment property and d...Read More
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