State Bar of New York
Trust and Estates
Family Office & Multi-Family Office Practice
Tax and Tax Controversy
International Estate Planning
LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
J.D., New York University School of Law
B.A., Economics and Philosophy, Columbia University
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 Malta Pension Plans Qualified Opportunity Zones, 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.