K. Eli Akhavan

Eli Akhavan
Managing Partner,
Akhavan Law Group LLP


K. Eli Akhavan is a managing partner of the Akhavan Law Group LLP. He was previously an associate in Moses & Singer's Trusts and Estates and Asset Protection practice groups. Eli counsels clients on sophisticated domestic and international estate planning, including advising high-net-worth individuals on their tax, wealth preservation and estate planning needs. He also provides guidance on business succession planning, asset protection trusts, and charitable planning. 

Before joining Moses & Singer, Eli was an associate at a prominent Long Island law firm where he represented clients on matters concerning asset protection planning, business succession planning, income taxation and charitable gifting. Prior to that, Eli was an associate at a major New York City law firm and counseled clients on complex partnerships, joint ventures and general taxation matters. 

The Panama Papers – “Tax Havens” and U.S. Taxpayers
While we’re still experiencing the reverberations and witnessing the fallout from the Panama Paper leak, it’s worth highlighting the lessons that U.S. taxpayers can learn regarding offshore planning.
Don’t Drop the Ball 
K. Eli Akhavan and Jonathan I. Shenkman share financial and estate-planning tools that advisors with professional athlete clients can use to safeguard and grow such clients' fortunes.
The Puerto Rican Tax Parade 
K. Eli Akhavan proposes an interesting alternative for clients considering renouncing their U.S. citizenship
DINGing State Income Taxes in Artwork Transactions 
K. Eli Akhavan discusses how your clients can save money by using a Delaware incomplete non-grantor trust
Court Rules Non-Spousal Inherited IRA Not Exempt In Bankruptcy
In Rameker v. Clark, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court held that a non-spousal inherited IRA wasn’t an exempt asset for purposes of bankruptcy proceedings.
Brushstrokes of Art Planning 
K. Eli Akhavan discusses how a technique often used in real estate can benefit your clients with valuable art collections
The State of Estate Planning
How the new law influences the way we practice now and in the future
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