Andrew W. Heymann provides sophisticated international trust, estate and business planning, combined with estate administration and litigation, allowing him to provide comprehensive services to both U.S. and non-U.S. nationals. He has counseled numerous cross-border transactions, from the purchase of U.S. and non-U.S. businesses by multinational investors to investments in U.S. real property, art and other assets by entrepreneurs, international families and their closely held businesses. He has decades of experience in wealth preservation planning, including the establishment of domestic and foreign asset protection trusts, charitable foundations, family offices and the creation of intergenerational gifting strategies, and has administered complex multinational estates. Mr. Heymann also has more than thirty years’ experience litigating trust, estate and complicated multi-jurisdiction commercial disputes (for example, obtaining notable judgments defending fiduciaries and beneficiaries in proceedings involving foreign forced heirship, undue influence, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent conveyance claims; foreign tribunal arbitrations resulting in the successful dissolution and distribution of international trusts; international reinsurance litigation resulting in multi-million dollar settlements; and, U.S. tax reporting, advice and financial disclosure cases). He is admitted to practice before the federal, state and territorial courts in the jurisdictions of New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and before several Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Tax Court.
Mr. Heymann serves as general counsel to a number of international charitable institutions and sits on the boards of several private foundations. He attended university in the United States, England and China, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. He is a long-standing member of the international law, and trusts and estates sections of the New York State Bar Association.Download vCard