Alistair Christopher

Withers Bergman LLP

Alistair "Sandy" Christopher focuses on all aspects of domestic transfer tax and estate planning for high net worth individuals and their families. Sandy collaborates with these successful individuals, their families and their other trusted advisors to create and to implement customized wealth planning solutions that achieve key non-tax goals, like creditor protection, while minimizing income, gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes. As a result of his background working for some of the country's largest banks, he has significant experience in administering trusts for multi-generational families, as well as working together with trust beneficiaries.


IRS Blesses Decanting?
In a recent private letter ruling, the Internal Revenue Service concluded that transfer of assets from a generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax grandfathered trust into a second trust accomplished by exercise of a limited power of appointment isn’t a constructive addition to either trust and won’t cause future distributions from the receiving trust to be subject to GST tax.
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