Laura A. Zwicker




Laura Zwicker chairs Greenberg Glusker's Private Client Services Group.

Ms. Zwicker's practice focuses primarily on counseling high net worth individuals and their families in connection with domestic and international estate and tax planning issues and business succession planning; advising financial institutions with regard to fiduciary and custodial issues; forming, advising and dissolving non-profit organizations; and probate and post-death trust administration.

Estate Planning Experience

  • Counsels high net worth families regarding the creation of estate planning structures that not only minimize transfer taxes but that also reflect the values of the family with respect to education, charitable giving and community involvement
  • Provides United States transfer tax planning for multinational families, including lifetime planning with domestic securities, life insurance and real property, and planning, preparation and establishment of offshore trust and corporate structures
  • Provides counseling to families with closely held business interests regarding business succession planning, estate tax planning and tax planning prior to the sale or public offering of the closely held business
  • Counsels hedge fund managers on advanced planning techniques for carried interests
  • Represent founders of popular tech startups in pre-liquidity GRAT planning
  • Represent leading dairy farm families in structuring ownership and planning business succession
  • Counsels multi-branched extended families on unified family business management and wealth transfer structures
  • Counsels A-list celebrities on US-UK tax planning structures
  • Counsels A-list celebrities on estate planning and tax implications of structured divorce settlement
  • Provides counsel regarding the proper structuring of corporate and private split-dollar insurance transactions
  • Represents South American government in planning and drafting a trust and custodial structure for a new national pension system

Media Commentary/Published Articles

Professional/Community Affiliations

  • Member, Executive and Planning Committees, 2013-2016, USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute
  • Member, STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
  • Board Member, The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company

Speaking Engagements