SINGAPORE, Jan. 11, 2016– Butler Snow, a law firm with more than 300 practicing lawyers and 18 offices throughout the U.S. and London, has opened its first office in Asia in Singapore and a virtual office in Hong Kong.
Butler Snow’s Singapore office will concentrate on delivering U.S. tax and estate planning advice to ultra-high net worth families and family-controlled businesses. Key markets include Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines, where the firm has established clients.
“Opening this Singapore office establishes the firm’s presence in Asia, amidst a growing client base,” said Butler Snow chairman, Donald Clark, Jr. “We are especially grateful to the Singapore government and the attorney general’s chambers for granting Butler Snow a license to operate.”
Butler Snow partner Kurt Rademacher will head up the Singapore office. He is a seasoned professional in international wealth transfer planning. Rademacher represents ultra-high net worth families and family controlled businesses throughout the world in the areas of U.S. federal income, gift and estate tax issues. He and London-based partner Brad Westerfield recently spearheaded Butler Snow’s expansion to Europe by opening a London office.
“We selected Singapore because it is a leading financial hub, has a business-friendly environment and offers a strong legal framework,” said Rademacher. “Its position as a convenient gateway to the rest of Asia, where many Butler Snow clients are located, makes it extremely attractive.
“Hong Kong is also an important market for Butler Snow – we are looking to establish a long-term presence in this market soon. Singapore will serve as a regional office with a full-service Hong Kong office to follow,” said Rademacher.
With a reputation for providing clients with solutions to navigate complex U.S. tax rules and regulations, Butler Snow sees tremendous opportunities and growth as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and the Common Reporting Standard continue to impact the region.
Butler Snow works with clients across the U.S. and more than 30 countries.
About Butler Snow
Butler Snow is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys representing local, regional, national and international clients from 17 U.S. offices and offices in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Ranked as one of America’s Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms for client service. The firm was recently ranked 48th out of 650 firms in the BTI Client Relationship Scorecard for understanding our client’s business, anticipating client’s needs, unprompted communication, legal skills, quality and keeping clients informed. For more information, visitwww.butlersnow.com or follow Butler Snow on Twitter @Butler_Snow.