Gideon Rothschild

Moses & Singer LLP


GIDEON ROTHSCHILD is a partner with the New York City law firm of MOSES & SINGER LLP, where he co-chairs the Trusts & Estates and Wealth Preservation Group.  He focuses his practice in the areas of domestic and international estate planning techniques for high net worth clients and is a nationally recognized authority on wealth preservation and foreign trusts. 

Mr. Rothschild is the Vice-chair of the Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association, a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and Academician of The International Academy of Trust and Estate Lawyers.  He is a member of the Advisory Boards of BNA’s Tax Management and Trusts and Estates, the Immediate Past Chair of the New York Chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and a member of the New York State Bar Association. 

He served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami Law School Graduate Program and has lectured frequently to professional groups including the University of Miami’s Philip Heckerling Institute, the New York University Federal Tax Institute, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  

Mr. Rothschild is the co-author of the BNA Tax Management portfolio on Asset Protection Planning and has authored numerous articles for publications including  Trusts and EstatesandEstate Planning.  Mr. Rothschild is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Estate Planner award from the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils and is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Top 100 New York Superlawyers and Worth’s Top 100 Lawyers.  Mr. Rothschild is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

A New Planning Environment 
Gideon Rothschild shares his practical pointers on asset protection.
Another Notable Year in Asset Protection 
Gideon Rothschild claims asset protection planning is not only alive and well, but also thriving in many respects
Alaska Asset Protection Trust Deemed Invalid Under Washington Law
With the recent decision of the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington in In re Huber, we now have the first decision addressing the issue of conflict of laws with regard to a domestic asset protection trust.
Current Developments and Planning Pointers 
Gideon Rothschild reflects on the major developments in asset protection in 2012
Rush University Case 

A recent Illinois case that ruled unfavorably on the use of self-settled trusts, Rush Univ. Med. Center v. Sessions, ____ N.E. 2d ____, 2012 IL 112906, 2012 WL 4127261 (Ill, Sept. 20, 2012) (Rush  U), has raised eyebrows from some advisors and drawn yawns from others.  Some advisors have concluded that the use of a domestic self settled trust (DAPT) for residents of non-DAPT jurisdictions isn’t viable.

A Widening Net 
With 2011 come and gone, we look back at the recent developments in the area of asset protection planning. With fewer clients concerned about estate taxes
Review by: Gideon Rothschild 
AUTHOR: Frances H. Foster, Edward T. Foote II Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis ARTICLE: “American Trust Law in a Chinese Mirror,” 94 Minn. L. Rev. 602 (2010) Click here to view the article in PDF format. Professor ...
Staying Out of Reach 
When asset protection planning was in its infancy in the mid-80s, there were few developments and even fewer mentions in the estate-planning literature.
Don't Be Foolish 
In 2009, asset protection specialists watched a major Internal Revenue Service drive to flush out secret foreign bank accounts while a financial crisis
Feds May Turn Wealth Advisors Into Snitches
The feds may soon try to turn wealth advisors into snitches. But first the IRS is offering a deal if taxpayers come clean before Sept. 23, 2009. The world’s financial system is getting tied more tightly together — making it far more difficult to hide money anywhere in the world. And, take note, some countries are forcing wealth management advisors to report on their clients. So, if your clients are hiding anything, now is an excellent time to help them make it right.
No Place To Hide Money
The feds may soon try to turn wealth advisors into snitches. But first the IRS is offering a deal if taxpayers come clean before Sept. 23, 2009
Score One for the Foreign Trust
A U.S. District Court has ruled that the settlor of a foreign trust cannot be held in civil contempt for failing to comply with a repatriation order—because she has established to the court’s satisfaction that she is unable to repatriate the funds.
The United States Of Asset Protection 
Asset protection grows ever more popular and permanent. After spending over six years in prison for civil contempt, Stephen Jay Lawrence is a free man
Ninth Circuit Treads On an Established Right 
In recent years, asset protection planning has won its rightful place as a legitimate specialty, aimed at curtailing the reach of potential, future creditors.
More Clients Should Choose Trusts 
Until recently, the emphasis in estate planning was on saving estate taxes. But there is more to estate planning than taxes. Even the most sophisticated
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