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K. Eli Akhavan

New York
(212) 259-7300
Eakhavan@ckrlaw.com
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BAR ADMISSIONS

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

Bachelor of Arts with magna cum laude from Columbia University

J.D. from NYU School of Law

LL.M from NYU School of Law


LANGUAGES

English
Farsi
Hebrew

Eli Akhavan is the Chair of CKR Law's Private Clients and Wealth Preservation Group.

Eli focuses his practice on domestic and international estate, asset protection and tax planning for high net-worth individuals and their families. Eli'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, Eli represents family offices in their tax, estate and business succession planning needs.

In protecting his clients' interests, Eli offers sophisticated counsel on the following matters:

Eli 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.

Eli is a widely published author, having authored numerous articles for publications such as Trusts & Estates, Probate & Property, and various other publications. Additionally, Eli 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.

 

Publications

Tax Efficient Investments for Domestic and Foreign Clients By Eli Akhavan

Tax and Estate Planning for High Net Worth Chinese Clients By Eli Akhavan

Puerto Rico – Tax Haven for High-Net Worth Americans and Cryptocurrency Holders  By Eli Akhavan

Malta Pension Plan “Moving” Real Estate and other Assets Offshore to Lower Taxes  By Eli Akhavan