The Validity of Wills in the US and Europe - their execution, revocation, rectification and interpretation. 8 March 2021
Stanley Barg – US issues – Partner, Kozusko Harris Duncan LLP
Stan practices in the areas of tax law and estate planning with a particular emphasis on planning for international families. He advises clients throughout the world on matters pertaining to U.S. income, estate and gift taxation, the establishment and maintenance of international trusts, the use of life insurance, the structure of investments in the United States by non-U.S. persons, expatriation from the United States and other related matters.
Stan has been recognized by Citywealth as a member of its Leaders List in Private Wealth Management for North America and has an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Stan is a member of STEP’s Worldwide Council, and he is the past Chairman of STEP USA. In addition, Stan is a member of the American Bar Association’s Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and International sections, the International Bar Association, and the International Tax Planning Association.
Stan is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania and is also a member of the Israel Bar Association qualified to practice in Israel as a foreign lawyer. Stan is a frequent national and international speaker and author. He is a 1971 graduate of The George Washington University (Phi Beta Kappa), a 1974 graduate of The George Washington University’s National Law Center (with honors) and a 1975 graduate of New York University School of Law where he was awarded an L.L.M. (in Taxation).
Richard Frimston – European issues – Consultant, Russell-Cooke LLP
Richard "is a leading light in conflict of law issues" who "has forgotten more about European succession issues than anyone in London has ever known.", Chambers UK. "Richard Frimston is a renowned expert in the field of international tax and a highly regarded figure in the private client legal market."
He advises clients in relation to their estate planning, wills, probate and tax planning issues and offers Notary Public services. Areas of expertise include cross-border estates and international private law issues. Richard founded the STEP Cross Border Estates SIG and is a member of STEP Council.
Richard is ranked in Chambers HNW (2020) as a senior statesperson for private wealth law and private wealth law with foreign expertise. The Citywealth Leaders List (2017) identify him as a 'leading lawyer'.
Richard is also ranked as a leading individual in The Legal 500 (2021).
He joined Russell-Cooke in 1977, qualified as a solicitor in 1979, became a partner in 1982 and qualified as a Notary Public in 1995. In 2018 he became a consultant.