Barbara R. Hauser

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.

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
How to Interview A Corporate Trustee 
If a client is considering using a corporate trustee as a sole trustee, co-trustee or successor trustee, he'll probably want to interview several institutions
Appreciating Corporate Trustees 
I have not always been an advocate of corporate trustees. Quite the contrary. I used to give a standard speech when my clients were wondering whom to
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