Loeb & Loeb LLP
10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Rachel J. Harris is Chair of Loeb & Loeb’s International Trust and Estate Planning Practice, Rachel Harris counsels clients in connection with all aspects of domestic and international estate planning for individuals and families, trust and estate administration, charitable giving and operation of tax-exempt organizations. Her practice extends to all facets of estate and gift tax planning and encompasses multi-jurisdictional and international matters. Ms. Harris also assists clients with regard to their charitable objectives and has expertise in creating and administering private foundations.
Ms. Harris has been called “incredible” and a “rising star” who “is dynamic and knows her subject area very well” in Chambers USA (2014).
Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb LLP, Ms. Harris was an associate in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. While at Paul, Weiss, Ms. Harris was part of the team representing Edith Windsor in her successful lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. In 2007, Ms. Harris also spent time as a visiting solicitor in the Private Client department of Macfarlanes LLP in London.
The Estate & Trust Law Practice:
At Loeb & Loeb, we represent a broad client base of individuals, including those who are just beginning their financial planning and those who are contemplating retirement and the disposition of their business interests, as well as businesses, fiduciaries and tax-exempt organizations, in a wide range of trust and estate matters ranging from estate plans and the settlement of estate tax issues to the resolution of multimillion-dollar disputes over the distribution of family wealth.
Our Trusts and Estates Practice epitomizes the distinction between the traditional “will drafter” and the broad-visioned “estate planner.” We focus on the client’s needs and desired disposition of wealth; analyze projected effects of federal and state income, transfer and estate taxes on the client’s proposed estate plan; and formulate and memorialize the estate plan through a variety of appropriate planning vehicles and properly drafted documents. We also assist in preserving family harmony and structuring estate plans so as to reduce friction within the family group and recognize the differing needs and goals of the family members. We also represent individuals and estates in all major areas of tax controversy, including the settlement of estate and gift tax audits and appeals with the IRS as well as state and local taxing authorities.
Our practice includes advising on all U.S. income, estate and gift tax aspects of international planning for individuals, families, beneficiaries and trustees.
Loeb & Loeb LLP:
Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multiservice law firm with approximately 350 attorneys and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing and Hong Kong. We focus on select core industries and practice areas rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm represents multinational, Fortune 100 companies in their mid-market transactions and litigation matters, and serves as primary outside counsel to a multitude of mid-market clients. We also represent clients ranging from emerging companies to high-net-worth individuals and families.
Loeb & Loeb has an established history and nationally recognized reputation in the entertainment and media industry, and is highly regarded for its depth in financial services, private client services and real estate. The firm has a broad array of experience and continues to grow and thrive in its substantive core practice areas.