Round Table Wealth Management

Top 7 Estate Planning Considerations for US/UK Families

March 16, 2022
•3:00 PM•

Event Details

US citizens living in the UK face many obstacles to successfully growing and protecting their wealth.

A major concern for many families is estate planning between the two countries. These cross-border financial planning and international tax issues are complex but do not have to be overwhelming.

This webinar will address common estate planning issues encountered by American citizens living in the UK and provide an overview of several compliant US/UK planning strategies.


• Should I have one Will or two?

• What do I need to consider when choosing executors and trustees?

• If I am a US citizen, should I own my UK home outright?

• Can I use US Durable Powers of Attorney and Health and Care Directives in the UK?

• How useful is the US/UK tax treaty?

• What should I do with my US revocable trust?

• When does a long term stay mean I am UK domiciled?



Please contact us with any questions about joining the webinar. If you are unable to attend Wednesday, March 16th, still register and we will send a replay of the presentation.


Bruce Hyde

Liz Palmer

Partner, Howard Kennedy

Liz provides clients with comprehensive, commercial, and tax-driven private wealth planning advice to achieve succession without dispute. She leads the Private Wealth sector and Private Client and Family teams. Liz advises wealthy families, entrepreneurs, and property investors on inheritance tax mitigation and the effective devolution of family wealth.

She has particular expertise acting for non-UK resident/domiciled individuals and specialises in the creation of off shore trusts and complex asset structuring for high-net-worth individuals. Her practice regularly involves cross-border succession planning for international clients who have personal and business assets all over the world. Her expertise extends to dealing with complexities of digital estates. Liz deals with all forms of inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning and also advises on wills and estate planning particularly for clients with interests and connections with the US. She has significant experience advising clients about succession, protection of family businesses and devising family governance.

Liz is a solicitor and chartered tax adviser (member of Chartered Institute of Taxation).

Frederic Behrens

Julie Jaggin
Associate, Howard Kennedy

Julie is a solicitor providing comprehensive, clear and practical tax and succession advice to a wide range of overseas and UK clients. Her distinct approach is to meet objectives efficiently and in line with expectations.

Julie has enjoyed a broad experience of private client work including the preparation of wills, lasting powers of attorney, lifetime gifting and capital tax-planning, the administration of estates, trust set-up and administration, trust disputes and mental capacity issues She has a particular focus on UK tax and succession planning for international clients and frequently advises on pre-UK immigration and emigration strategies for clients non-domiciled in the UK.

Her work often involves the nuanced issues arising for families connected to both the US and the UK where knowledge of how the tax and succession laws of both countries interact is crucial.

Frederic Behrens

Frederic Behrens, JD, CFP®
Director, Wealth Advisor, Round Table Wealth Management

Frederic Behrens is a Director, Wealth Advisor with Round Table Wealth Management. He is responsible for managing clients and coordinating all aspects of the Investment Management and Financial Advisory services for his relationships. He is experienced in working with high-net-worth individuals and international families.

In particular, Frederic has significant experience working with U.S. citizens living abroad, non-resident aliens, and mixed-nationality families. Well-informed on tax and compliance issues, Frederic authored a widely-cited article on FATCA for the Wisconsin Law Review. He brings significant cross-border tax and international estate planning expertise to his client relationships.

Frederic is a graduate of the University of Georgia (B.B.A., International Business) and the University of Wisconsin (J.D.). He holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.

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