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Trusts & Estate, Wealth Management, Tax
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Diana S.C. Zeydel focuses her practice on estate planning for high net worth individuals and families. Her practice includes planning for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens and residents. She has represented business owners in achieving intra-generational wealth preservation and business succession planning. She has assisted clients in litigated probate and trust matters, and represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service in matters involving complex estate, gift and generation-skipping tax issues. Diana has particular experience in planning with life insurance and retirement assets. She represents corporate and individual fiduciaries in connection with the administration of estates and personal and charitable trusts. She also represents clients in connection with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Diana is a frequent lecturer and author and has spoken on a variety of topics before the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel as well as various professional organizations.
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Diana publishes on a frequent basis. The following a few publicatios she has authored and co-authored: Co-Author, "A Practical Guide to Estate Planning," Chapter 2 Irrevocable Trusts, Section V. Estate Planning Tools that are Inter Vivos in Nature, 2011; Co-Author, "Estate Planning After the 2010 Tax Relief Act: Big Changes, But Still No Certainty," Journal of Taxation, February 2011; Author, "A Phantom Estate Tax," Private Wealth, May, June 2010; Author, "How to Create and Administer a Successful Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust," 34 Estate Planning 6, June 2007; Co-Author, "Drafting and Administration to Maximize GRAT Performance," 20 Probate and Property 6, November, December 2006
Awards, Associations & Memberships
Nominated, Chambers USA Women in Law Award in Wealth Management, 2012; Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates - Litigation; Tax Law, 2008-2012; Listed, Florida Trend magazine "Legal Elite," Tax Law, 2011; Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2012; Rated, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
LL.M., New York University School of Law; J.D., Yale Law School; B.A., summa **** laude, Yale University
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