Category: Trusts & Estates

GSRJ Associate Lauren Fitte Named Texas Rising Star

For the first time ever, GSRJ associate Lauren Fitte has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list! Lauren has been with GSRJ since early 2017. She specializes in designing tax-efficient structures for U.S. and non-U.S. families and advises with regard to both inbound and outbound investment planning, inheritance planning, asset protection, tax compliance matters, international trust and estate planning, and pre-immigration planning. Ms. Fitte is a certified mediator who has published several articles on international estate planning and taxation. She is also a contributing editor to the four-volume treatise Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics, published by Thomson/West group and updated quarterly.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. No more than 2.5% of up-and-coming lawyers in Texas are named to Rising Stars, as determined by Thomson Reuters.

Bruce Kentros Joins STEP

Trust Matters Coordinator Bruce Kentros has been accepted as a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Founded in 1991, STEP has more than 20,000 members across the world from a range of professional backgrounds, and have broadened their emphasis to help its members become trusted advisors to families engaged in long-term wealth planning.

Bruce has expertise not only in the field of traditional investments but also in the area of hedge funds, funds of funds, leveraged funds, private equity funds, and venture investments. He also coordinates the firm’s professional relationships in the areas of international estate and asset protection planning.