She is technically excellent and a very cool customer under pressure.  She’s my go-to US tax adviser in London and I am very happy to recommend her.. – Citywealth 2014

Biography – View PDF Bio

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2003
  • Connecticut, 2002

Distinctions

  • Citywealth, Leaders List, 2012-2014, 2016
  • Chambers Global, Foreign Expert, 2013-2015
  • Powerwomen, Leaders List, 2014 

Education & Honors

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2002
    • Texas International Law Journal
    • Volunteer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance IRS program
  • University of Virginia, B.A., East Asian Studies, 1994

Experience

  • Kristin advises individuals and their companies on US and international transactional tax matters, including cross-border sales and acquisitions, intellectual property structuring, hedge and private equity funds, and tax-efficient US inbound and outbound business and investments. She also regularly advises on foreign tax credit and treaty planning.
  • Kristin frequently works with founders, investors and management on a range of US tax issues, including compensation matters, in private equity buyout and rollover transactions.
  • Kristin helps clients consider tax-efficient giving, including through personal philanthropic vehicles, and advises clients on creating and operating US tax-exempt 'public charities' and 'private foundations' under US Section 501(c)(3). 
  • Kristin also advises clients on tax-efficient cross-border charitable giving, including through the use of US ‘friends of’ organizations and ‘dual qualified’ charities.
  • Kristin represents and advocates for clients before the US Internal Revenue Service in a variety of matters, and advises on compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, "GILTI Until Proven Innocent: Down the Rabbit Hole of Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income," Tax Notes International, May 21, 2018.
  • ​Co-Chair, “The Aftermath of Voluntary Disclosure Programs: Welcome to the Real Word,IBA The New Era of Taxation Conference, Buenos Aires, November 30, 2017. 
  • Author, "The Revitalization of Foreign-to- Foreign F Reorganizations Under U.S. Law," Tax Notes International, Volume 88, No. 6, November 6, 2017.
  • Speaker and Panelist, “Investing in Startup Companies: Tax Planning for the Founders, VCs and Employees,” IBA/ABA 17th Annual Tax Planning Strategies – US and Europe Conference, Barcelona, April 7, 2017.
  • Co-chair and speaker, “Tax Transparency and country-by-country reporting: is this the future?,” International Bar Association conference, November 17, 2016 
  • Author, “The OECD and BEPS – A sea change in international tax,” Offshore Investment Magazine, July/August 2016.
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics & International Tax Developments in US & EU,” International Tax Review Asia Tax forum, Singapore, May 4, 2016.
  • Author, “Proposed US model tax treaty changes – further limiting treaty qualification?,” Withers Global Tax Report, February 2016.
  • Co-Author, “Proposed US Model Income Tax Treaty revisions seeing to close ’loopholes’,” Financial Instruments Tax and Accounting Review, September 2015.
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