ABOUT Aaron Schumacher

Aaron is a partner in our private client and tax team.

He advises on international and domestic income and estate tax planning, federal income tax practice and procedure and was based in the Withers Geneva office from 2010 - 2014.

Aaron advises on issues relating to tax structuring for investments or companies coming into the US, tax compliance matters (domestic or international) as well as on international estate and trust related issues.

He has substantial experience with intra-family and multi-family office pooled investment and holding vehicles and providing advice to closely held businesses with US tax issues at either the ownership or operational level. Such advice is geared to controlling ownership structures such as trusts as well as to operational issues arising at the asset or asset management level.





‘Regulatory Developments and Tax Reform,’ National Asian Pacific American Bar Association ( NAPABA ) Northeast Regional Conference - June 8-10, 2018, panelist

‘Keeping up with Crypto,’ National Asian Pacific American Bar Association ( NAPABA ) Northeast Regional Conference - June 8-10, 2018, panelist

‘Cross-Border M&As and Wealth Management in Current US-China Policy and Legal Environment,’ Withers Bergman LLP, Morgan Stanley and Zhong Lun Law Firm event, May 21, 2018


When Sheltering in Place Puts Your Tax Strategy at Risk ,’ The New York Times - May 15, 2020, quoted

Far from home: Key points on IRS guidance and relief ,’ Withers article - April 23, 2020, co-author

‘How Shell Entities and Lack of Ownership Transparency Facilitate Tax Evasion and Modern Policy Responses to These Problems,’ Law Review, Volume 102, Issue 1 Article 6 - Fall 2018, cited

‘Supreme Court decision upends state tax law compliance,’ Compliance Week - July 3, 2018, quoted

‘Wayfair ruling paves way for state tax on foreigners’, Law360 - June 25, 2018, quoted

‘Wayfair, you got what states need,’ Taxnet Pro - June 12, 2018, co-author

‘Wayfair, you got what states need,’ __ Withers article - June 12, 2018, co-author

‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Chinese clients’ wealth and business interest planning,’ Journal of International Taxation (Thomson Reuters/Checkpoint) - March

‘How the new federal and Connecticut estate and gift tax exemption could affect your estate plan,’ Withers article - January 2018, co-author

‘Got IP? Get out. For investors thinking of selling, acting in the next few days is critical,’ - December 22, 2017, co-author

‘15 tips for year-end planning in light of the GOP tax bill,’ Withers article - December 21, 2017, co-author

‘2017 on track to be banner year for expatriations,’ Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report, December 7, 2017, co-author

‘Thinking of selling your intellectual property? A few days could make a world of difference to your bottom line,’ __ Withers article, December 6, 2017, co-author

‘Foreign Affairs: A Primer on International Tax and Estate Planning (Part 3),’ BNA Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal - November 09, 2017, cited

‘Three big mistakes many foreign nationals make coming to the United States,’ Forbes, October 16, 2017, quoted

‘FBAR Deadline Moves Up 3 Months to April 15’, Accounting Today, August 2015, co-author

‘The Old and New’, (Recent tax and regulatory changes) Withers LLP conferences on February 8, 2011 in Zurich and February 9, 2011 in Geneva

‘FATCA and the New Taxation Rules of US Securities’, before the Swiss Association of Independent Financial Advisers ( SAIFA ) on January 28, 2011

‘Trusts under Attack - Protecting Your family Structure’, Withers LLP conferences in Zurich and Geneva on November 24 and 25, 2010

‘International Aspects of United States Income and Transfer Tax’, for the Executive Master of Advanced Studies in International Taxation 2010 on July 9 and 10 and December 4, 2010 at the University of Neuchatel

‘US HIRE Act 2010 (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment)’ conferences on June 8, 2010 in Geneva and June 9, 2010 in Zurich.

‘Life Insurance and Tax Planning for American Clients’, Academy and Finance SA on June 1, 2010 in Geneva

‘Proposed U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: Impact on Non-U.S. Financial Institutions, Intermediaries and Investment Vehicles’, for the World Securities Law Report December 2009, co-author

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