Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Christiana Lazo is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Christiana concentrates her practice on representing ultra-high net worth individuals, their family offices and closely held businesses in developing and implementing sophisticated domestic and international tax and estate plans. Christiana regularly works with principals of private equity and venture capital funds on their estate planning and also has significant experience counseling global clients on inbound and outbound planning, particularly advising families with members in multiple jurisdictions on wealth transfers and on tax-efficient investment and business ownership structures.
Christiana is ranked by Chambers & Partners, High Net Worth, New York: Private Wealth Law, with interviewees noting: "She is super knowledgeable and very approachable. She has a very sharp and incisive mind, but is also very good with clients.” She was among three shortlisted in 2021 in the Chambers High Net Worth Awards for USA Rising Stars, and in 2022 was ranked in Band 4, Chambers High Net Worth, New York, Private Wealth Law.
Christiana is also listed in Best Lawyers, Private Client Global Elite Directory and Spear’s Legal and Tax & Offshore, US East Coast Tax and Trusts and Estates Lawyers.
Christiana is an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law Masters in Taxation program and a frequent speaker and author on estate planning topics.