Barbara R. Hauser

Barbara
R. Hauser
Barbara R. Hauser LLC

Barbara R. Hauser has been advising wealthy families for more than 25 years. Previously, she worked as a private client lawyer, as an executive at various financial institutions, and as a global independent family adviser. Ms. Hauser has worked with a number of influential families in Europe, the United States, and Asia. She is a frequent speaker in many countries and is the author or co-author of several books, including her most recent, International Family Governance and International Estate Planning.

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Death Taxes Around the World in 2013 
Barbara R. Hauser offers a comprehensive overview of death taxes around the world
How to Properly Structure and Govern a Family Bank
Warner King Babcock and Barbara R. Hauser highlight the possible advantages a family bank can offer a high-net-worth family
Around the Globe in 2012
As an intoduction to our international year-in-review, Barbara R. Hauser highlights some of the most important developments in international trust and tax law
Offshore (But Still U.S.) Taxpayers
Barbara R. Hauser discusses an IRS program intended to encourage U.S. taxpayers who live overseas to report their income and assets
2011: A Time to Hunker Down
As we begin 2012, certain global concerns from 2011 continue to resonate. We're still dealing with an: uncertain global economy, with a focus on the troublesome
Unconventional Wisdom
From an international perspective, family businesses in the Gulf region are taking new approaches to succession. In five areas, some leading Gulf families
Around the World in 2010
Ignited by the global financial crisis in 2010, many wanted to know, Where's the money? Who owns it? How can our country get more? and Where are the super-rich
European Harmonization
Every country1 in the European Union (EU) has its own laws and traditions for inheritances. This presents a problem when someone dies with assets in more
Switzerland: A Partial Death of Bank Secrecy
UBS hands over names of taxpayers with Swiss accounts
Swiss Secrecy Surprise Holding
Were reports of the death of Swiss bank secrecy premature? Just when the Internal Revenue Service was ready to work on the 4,450 estimated names of U.S.
Is 2009 the Year That Bank Secrecy Died?
The IRS' success against UBS AG seems to be the famed butterfly in the rainforest that causes gigantic ripples across the world. The campaign against
The Rest of the World
Clients are often more global than their U.S. advisors. But we can change that. Here are some key trends in trusts and estates internationally: Trusts
Death Taxes Around the World
Next year, no matter how preoccupied the federal government is and no matter who is president, a new federal estate tax law is quite likely to be adopted.
Wither the Family Office?
The family office market has become crowded and muddled. Once the domain of easily understood private offices, each dedicated to the needs of a single,
Appreciating Beneficiaries
Trusts are proliferating, but advisors are focusing on protecting wealth, not on the interests of beneficiaries. This increases the likelihood that resentful
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