George N. Harris, Jr.

George advises on:

  • tax, succession, and philanthropic planning for U.S. and international families.
  • wealth and business continuity including the creation and operation of private trust companies and similar solutions.
  • the selection and oversight of investment advisors and fiduciaries (including advice to those serving as trustees and protectors).
  • the resolution of tax and trust disputes.

As an extension of his legal practice, George works with Wealthbridge Partners LLC on curriculum development, education, and governance consulting for families.

George is described by a legal insider in Chambers & Partners High Net Worth as “smart, knowledgeable and also incredibly responsive” and “fully versed in wealth management matters.”  Chambers also quotes a peer describing George as “capable and intelligent” and “terrific at dealing with clients.”

Before entering private practice, George served as a Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division.  While with the Department of Justice, he received the Tax Division’s Outstanding Attorney Award.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Licensed in the District of Columbia, New York, and Texas
  • Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)

Recent Articles & Presentations:

  • U.S. Reporting Checklist for Foreign Trusts (Jan. 2019, w/ J. Cherry)
  • Establishing ‘Foreign’ Trusts in the United States (May 2018, w/ J. Cherry & E. Dorsch)
  • Revised Forms W-8 Clarify Some FATCA Issues - But Not All (Nov. 2017, w/ J. Cherry)

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