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INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE CLIENT

Trusted Advisors for Multinational Families and High-Net-Worth Individuals

About International Private Client Practice

At Dilendorf & Khurdayan, we help clients navigate the multiple tax laws, property regimes and legal systems as they move people, financial assets and business interests across international borders.

Our International Private Client Practice is focused on assisting high net-worth individuals, families and private funds with the accumulation, preservation and transfer of personal wealth, including business interests, real estate and other assets.

We offer a full range of legal services to help our clients meet their business, investment and tax objectives and provide advice on FATCA, FIRPTA, CRS compliance, PFIC rules, CFC rules, international tax planning, cross-border transactions, trust and holding structures, and real estate matters.

The advice is always practical, comprehensive and customized for the needs and long-term goals of each client, wherever they may live or work.

We also work with other attorneys, trust professional, accountants and experts worldwide to assist in the implementation of complex structures that may include domestic trusts, intra-family gifting, offshore corporations, foreign grantor and non-grantor trusts, domestic and international private trust companies, and advice on optimal real estate and cross-border investment structures.

Clients rely our experience and expertise to help them find innovative and effective solutions to their complex multi-jurisdictional needs.

ATTORNEY PROFILE:

Rika Khurdayan

Rika Khurdayan is the head of the firm’s International Private Client Practice and the co-founder of Dilendorf & Khurdayan.

Rika focuses on representing and advising foreign businesses and families in connection with holding structures, cross-border transactions, business operations and investment ...

WHY TURN TO OUR FIRM?

  • Exceptional Service. We place a strong emphasis on providing unparalleled customer service and delivering high-quality work product. We are always available for our clients. 7 days a week. 24 hours a day.
  • Custom Solutions. We take time to understand our client’s personal and professional aspirations. We provide highly-customized solutions that are right for you, your business and your family.
  • Confidentiality. We take an extra step to ensure our client’s peace of mind and complete confidentiality. We are also bound by attorney-client privilege.
  • Impressive Network. We have long standing relationships with leading global tax experts, accountants, advisors, trust administrators and consultants.
  • Efficiency. We recognize the tremendous value of time, so we work quickly and efficiently to bring our clients’ affairs in order and any transaction to a successful, timely conclusion.

ATTORNEYS' EXPERIENCE

Super Yacht Purchase and Registration

Successfully completed acquisition of a luxury €10-million yacht, involving negotiating post-closing manufacturing work, offshore closing, clearing through customs in the EU, Cayman flag registration, obtaining U.S. cruising license

Diamond Ownership Restructuring

Structured a complex fancy colored diamonds transaction, involving joint venture ownership, consignment, auctioning, and cutting and faceting

Close-Ended Asset Based Fund

Coordinated creation of legal, marketing and business documentation for a fancy color diamond fund (master feeder structure) focused on enhancing value of an existing collection of rare color diamonds and acquiring new diamonds

Trust and Asset Restructuring

Assisted with restructuring of client’s existing holdings with $130M in assets (real estate, fine art and collectibles), including review of insurance policies and negotiations with underwriters to cover gaps and additional risks

Luxury Estate Lease in Greenwich, CT

Represented as co-counsel a member of a royal family in drafting and negotiating the lease for a residential property in Greenwich, CT 

Secured Loan Restructuring

Represented as co-counsel a private lender in restructuring of a defaulted $6.5M loan secured by a rare 6.86-carat red diamond

Due Diligence and Feasibility of Building a Methanol Production Facility

Analyzed feasibility of a project involving dry natural gas to methanol production plant in Marcellus Shale taking advantage of the cheap stranded shale gas available in the area and limited regional competition

Pre-immigration Planning and Re-structuring

Represented a leading global gold retailer in connection with the owner’s plans to relocate to the U.S., including analyzing current global business operations and personal assets and designing an optimized tax and corporate structure to minimize US tax consequences

Holdings Restructuring and Cayman Star Trust

Represented a foreign client in restructuring of business holdings and contributing all interest in business to a Cayman Star trust

Importation and Registration of High-Performance Car

Assisted a client in importing a luxury high-performance car from Middle East to the United States to operate on the U.S. roads

Super Yacht Incident and Insurance Coverage

Successfully advised the owner and coordinated the inspection, claim coverage and repair process for a €10-million super yacht following accident at sea

Pre-VC Funding Restructuring and Conversion of a Successful Start-up

Represented a successful tech start-up in connection with converting an existing NJ LLC into DE corporation with super-voting stock for founders and non-voting restricted stock for employees

Purchase Price Adjustment Dispute

Advised a leading healthcare advertising and marketing agency in its post-acquisition $1.8M purchase price adjustment dispute

Structuring and Launching of Crowdfunding Platform

Assisted a client with structuring and launching health technology crowdfunding platform, including guiding the client through several rounds of capital raise

Two-tier Maltese Operating Structure

Represented a client in connection with planned relocation to the U.S. and designed a two-tier Maltese operating structure in order to defer U.S. income taxation and ensure preferred dividend distribution rates

U.S. Inbound Operating Structure

Advised Ukrainian-based water filtration company in connection with U.S. market entry, and establishing production facility and operations in the U.S.

OUR LATEST ARTICLES

14 Things Every Foreign Buyer of NYC Real Estate Should Know

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of foreign buyers dealing in U.S. real estate, with many focusing their attention on New York properties. The process of buying New York real estate can be a complicated one for foreigners.

This guide summarizes the top 14 things that foreign buyers should …

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7 Tips for Buying a Townhouse in New York City

When most people consider buying residential property in New York City, their first question is whether they should purchase a unit in a co-operative (co-op) or condominium (condo).

However, many purchasers are more interested in owning one of the many historic townhouses that can still be found throughout …

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Foreign Investment in New York Real Estate: Tax & Legal Guide

Foreign investments in U.S. real estate, particularly in New York City, have dramatically increased over the past several years and are expected to grow.

The foreign interest in real estate holdings has been driven by various factors, including the U.S. “effectively becoming the biggest tax haven …

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