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K. Eli Akhavan

New York
(212) 259.7300
Eakhavan@ckrlaw.com
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BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of New York


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Trust and Estates
Real Estate
Tax
Tax Exempt
Family Office & Multi-Family Office Practice
Tax and Tax Controversy
International
International Tax
International Estate Planning


ACCREDITATIONS

EDUCATION

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law

J.D., New York University School of Law

B.A., Economics and Philosophy, Columbia University


LANGUAGES

English

Farsi

Hebrew

Eli Akhavan is a partner and the Chair of the Private Clients and Wealth Preservation Group. Mr. Akhavan has over 10 years of experience in domestic and international estate, asset protection and tax planning for high net-worth individuals and their families.

Mr. Akhavan's clients include executives, real estate owners and professionals, nursing home operators, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, owners of closely-held businesses and hedge fund and private equity professionals. Additionally, Mr. Akhavan represents family offices in their tax, estate and business succession planning needs.

In protecting his clients' interests, Mr. Akhavan offers sophisticated counsel on matters of U.S. and international taxation, business succession planning, domestic and foreign asset protection trusts and companies, charitable planning, tax-exempt Entities, and federal and state tax audits. Mr. Akhavan incorporates his income tax expertise into his client's estate plans and advises on sophisticated techniques such as captive insurance companies, private placement life insurance, and 1031 exchanges.

Mr. Akhavan is a widely published author, having authored numerous articles for publications such as Trusts & Estates, Probate & Property, and various other publications. Additionally, Mr. Akhavan frequently lectures before accountants and financial advisors on asset protection and estate planning topics and has also served as an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law teaching International Taxation.

 

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