Andrew Bernknopf

Member / Attorney

Phone: (310) 478-2541
Direct: (310) 445-7657
Fax: (310) 473-0123
E-mail: abernknopf@dwclaw.com
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Practice Areas

Tax
Business
Estate Planning

practice emphasis

Andrew Bernknopf is an A-V rated attorney who integrates the practice of tax law, business law and estate planning, with an emphasis on international issues.

His work involves:
  • U.S. tax, trust and estate planning for domestic and international families.
  • U.S. immigration and emigration tax planning.
  • Inbound and outbound structures for investments, real estate and business interests.
  • Foreign and U.S. grantor and non-grantor trust structures.
  • Startup, merger and acquisition and exit structures.
  • Taxation of derivatives and complex financial instruments.
  • Entertainment and technology industry taxation.
  • Corrective U.S. tax compliance and tax controversy representation.
  • Counsel to family offices.

EDUCATION

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1997
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1989
B.A., Yale University, summa cum laude, 1985
  • Phi Beta Kappa

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

California, 1992
Pennsylvania (inactive), 1989

HONORS & AWARDS

AV® PreeminentTM Rated Elite Status
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An AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating certified by Martindale-Hubbell® is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics; it is a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. 

LANGUAGES

Spanish