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Thomas M. Giordano-Lascari

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Thomas Giordano-Lascari is an income tax and transactional attorney specializing in international matters for high-net-worth private clients.

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, LL.M in Taxation, 2008
  • University of New Mexico, School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Juris Doctorate, 2005
    • New Mexico Law Review, Staff Member and Manuscript Editor
    • New Mexico Supreme Court, Justice Bosson, Extern
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 2003

Thomas Giordano-Lascari is a partner with the firm. Thomas’s practice focuses primarily on advising high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses in connection with international income tax and estate planning issues. A significant portion of Thomas’s practice involves advising global families with respect to structuring and reorganizing multinational businesses to minimize worldwide taxes. Thomas also regularly advises clients regarding pre-immigration planning, foreign investment in the United States, U.S. residency planning and management, and expatriation planning.

Thomas regularly advises foreign fiduciaries regarding foreign trusts with U.S. beneficiaries and grantors, including advice regarding compliance obligations and tax consequences. Thomas also advises U.S. beneficiaries and grantors of foreign trusts of their compliance obligations and the tax consequences of their relationship with the trust.

Admissions & Affiliations
Awards
Speaking
News
Publications
  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court in the Central District of California
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Program Chair, STEP Los Angeles Executive Committee
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section, Executive Committee
  • Past-Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyers Subcommittee
  • Past-Member, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Executive Committee
  • Past-Chair, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, International Tax Subcommittee
  • Past-Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Taxation Section, Executive Committee
  • Member, International Young Lawyers Association (AIJA), Taxation Committee
  • Member, International Young Lawyers Association (AIJA), Private Client Committee
  • Southern California "Super Lawyers" Rising Star (2019 - 2021)
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer nationally in the practice of Trusts and Estates (2023)
  • "International Tax Update," USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute, January 24-26, 2022
  • “International Tax Legislation - A Practical Analysis,” Tax Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, December 14, 2021
  • "Why Rush Home? A Discussion of the Benefits of Continuing with Foreign Non-Grantor Trusts,” and "International Tax Update," 2021 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference, November 4-5, 2021
  • "International Aspects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 – Part II – Advising Clients Serving Foreign Markets from a U.S. Base,” Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association, September 24, 2019
  • "International Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017,”  Taxation Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, August 22, 2019
  • "International Aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 – Part I: Advising Clients on Serving Foreign Markets from Abroad,” Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association, August 10, 2019
  • "Outbound Planning and Choice of Entity Considerations for Individuals," New York University Conference on Advanced International Taxation, July 19, 2019
  • "Section 962 Election of The Corporate Tax Rate by Individuals, Trusts and Estates For Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI) Income Inclusions,” Strafford live webinar, July 10, 2019
  • “Foreign Trusts, the CFC Rules and the new GILTI Tax,” Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners San Diego, February 19, 2019
  • “The 2017 Tax Act – International Updates for the Trust and Estates Practitioner,” American Bar Association, Tax Section – Estate & Gift Taxes Committee Meeting, January 18, 2019
  • “The Forgotten Soldier: Outbound Planning for Individuals and Pass-Through Entities after Tax Reform,” NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, November 12, 2018
  • “Dual National Beneficiaries of Foreign Trusts: UNI, PFICs and GILTI Tax – Treasury Regulations Run Amok,” USD School of Law – Procopio International Tax Institute 2018 Conference, November 2, 2018
  • "Advanced Tax Planning for Nonresident Aliens: Pre-Immigration Strategies,” Strafford live webinar, October 30, 2018
  • “Section 962 Election of the Corporate Tax Rate by Individuals for Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI) and Subpart F Income Inclusions,” Strafford live webinar, July 10, 2018
  • “GILTI Planning for the Private Client,” Panelist, STEP Los Angeles, May 23, 2018
  • “Double Taxation: Bilateral Agreement between Italy and the United States against Double Taxation,” Committee of Italians Abroad – Los Angeles, December 20, 2017
  • “Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate,” Los Angeles Inbound Wealth Planning Council, January 24, 2017 and February 28, 2017
  • “Income and Inheritance Tax Aspects of Partnerships in Cross-Border Situations,” 6th Annual Tax Conference of AIJA, March 1, 2013
  • “Family Enterprise and Succession to Family Businesses – How to Protect Family Businesses for Future Generations,” 50th Congress of AIJA, Private Client Commission, September 30, 2012
  • “FATCA Implementation: Proposed Regulations,” STEP Town Hall Meeting, February 28, 2012
  • “International Roundtable,” 2011 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & California Tax Policy Conference, November 4, 2011
  • “U.S. Reporting Requirements for a Globalized World,” CalCPA Los Angeles Chapter Discussion Group, July 26, 2011
  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court in the Central District of California
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Program Chair, STEP Los Angeles Executive Committee
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section, Executive Committee
  • Past-Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyers Subcommittee
  • Past-Member, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Executive Committee
  • Past-Chair, State Bar of California, Taxation Section, International Tax Subcommittee
  • Past-Chair, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Taxation Section, Executive Committee
  • Member, International Young Lawyers Association (AIJA), Taxation Committee
  • Member, International Young Lawyers Association (AIJA), Private Client Committee
  • Southern California "Super Lawyers" Rising Star (2019 - 2021)
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer nationally in the practice of Trusts and Estates (2023)
  • "International Tax Update," USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute, January 24-26, 2022
  • “International Tax Legislation - A Practical Analysis,” Tax Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, December 14, 2021
  • "Why Rush Home? A Discussion of the Benefits of Continuing with Foreign Non-Grantor Trusts,” and "International Tax Update," 2021 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference, November 4-5, 2021
  • "International Aspects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 – Part II – Advising Clients Serving Foreign Markets from a U.S. Base,” Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association, September 24, 2019
  • "International Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017,”  Taxation Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, August 22, 2019
  • "International Aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 – Part I: Advising Clients on Serving Foreign Markets from Abroad,” Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association, August 10, 2019
  • "Outbound Planning and Choice of Entity Considerations for Individuals," New York University Conference on Advanced International Taxation, July 19, 2019
  • "Section 962 Election of The Corporate Tax Rate by Individuals, Trusts and Estates For Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI) Income Inclusions,” Strafford live webinar, July 10, 2019
  • “Foreign Trusts, the CFC Rules and the new GILTI Tax,” Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners San Diego, February 19, 2019
  • “The 2017 Tax Act – International Updates for the Trust and Estates Practitioner,” American Bar Association, Tax Section – Estate & Gift Taxes Committee Meeting, January 18, 2019
  • “The Forgotten Soldier: Outbound Planning for Individuals and Pass-Through Entities after Tax Reform,” NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, November 12, 2018
  • “Dual National Beneficiaries of Foreign Trusts: UNI, PFICs and GILTI Tax – Treasury Regulations Run Amok,” USD School of Law – Procopio International Tax Institute 2018 Conference, November 2, 2018
  • "Advanced Tax Planning for Nonresident Aliens: Pre-Immigration Strategies,” Strafford live webinar, October 30, 2018
  • “Section 962 Election of the Corporate Tax Rate by Individuals for Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI) and Subpart F Income Inclusions,” Strafford live webinar, July 10, 2018
  • “GILTI Planning for the Private Client,” Panelist, STEP Los Angeles, May 23, 2018
  • “Double Taxation: Bilateral Agreement between Italy and the United States against Double Taxation,” Committee of Italians Abroad – Los Angeles, December 20, 2017
  • “Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate,” Los Angeles Inbound Wealth Planning Council, January 24, 2017 and February 28, 2017
  • “Income and Inheritance Tax Aspects of Partnerships in Cross-Border Situations,” 6th Annual Tax Conference of AIJA, March 1, 2013
  • “Family Enterprise and Succession to Family Businesses – How to Protect Family Businesses for Future Generations,” 50th Congress of AIJA, Private Client Commission, September 30, 2012
  • “FATCA Implementation: Proposed Regulations,” STEP Town Hall Meeting, February 28, 2012
  • “International Roundtable,” 2011 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & California Tax Policy Conference, November 4, 2011
  • “U.S. Reporting Requirements for a Globalized World,” CalCPA Los Angeles Chapter Discussion Group, July 26, 2011

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, LL.M in Taxation, 2008
  • University of New Mexico, School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Juris Doctorate, 2005
    • New Mexico Law Review, Staff Member and Manuscript Editor
    • New Mexico Supreme Court, Justice Bosson, Extern
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 2003
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