Dr. iur. Kurt Moosmann

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. iur. Kurt Moosmann as our exclusively recommended Estate Planning Law expert in Switzerland. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Moosmann please use the contact information provided above.

Dr. iur. Kurt Moosmann, MBA (Carnegie Mellon), TEP, CFP

Owner of Moosmann Advisors Ltd.

Dr. Kurt Moosmann (*1966) is an acknowledged advisor to business owning families, family offices and private clients. Before establishing his Family Business Advisory firm Moosmann Advisors in 2014, he had co-founded and successfully assumed the role as Chairman of Dara Capital, a Multi-Family Office with offices in Zurich and New York. Formerly Dr. Moosmann was Member of the Executive Committee of Quilvest Switzerland, where he was responsible for the creation and management of their Wealth Advisory Department. Before joining Quilvest, he had chaired Deutsche Bank’s International Wealth Planning Division until 2004.

In addition, Dr. Moosmann presides over the Advisory Board of FODIS LLC (previously known as “Headwaters SC”), Pittsburgh, which is widely recognized as an industry leader, serving US business owning families with significant direct investment holdings in other operating family businesses. From 2013 to early 2017, he also served as a Member of the University Board of the Private University of Liechtenstein (UFL).

In 2004, Dr. Moosmann co-founded the Family Office Roundtable (FORT), which is now run in collaboration with Wharton’s Global Family Alliance. FORT serves as a global Think-Tank for 50 entrepreneurial families with diverse global portfolios to candidly share knowledge and expertise in an environment of trust. Dr. Moosmann has also been an active member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and participated between 2002-2005 in the «European Foundation Project» as a member of its core team, led by the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign Private and International Law, Hamburg. More recently, Dr. Moosmann has joined a group of leading professionals in the Single Family Office industry to establish the first Single Family Office Association of Switzerland.

The native Swiss-Canadian holds a Doctorate of Law (magna cum laude) from the University of Zurich. His thesis, comparing the Anglo-Saxon and Liechtenstein trust structures, with special consideration of beneficiaries’ interests, was published in 1999. He also holds an MBA in International Wealth Management from Carnegie Mellon University (USA). Dr. Moosmann regularly lectures on topics related to Cross-Border Estate and Tax Planning, and the transition and governance within Family Business Enterprises.

Moosmann Advisors AG:

Moosmann Advisors AG is specialized in serving first generation entrepreneurs to multi-generational business owning families and family offices.

The fully independent and multi-disciplinary advisory capabilities are aimed at delivering tailored solutions to a specific need or, more comprehensively, to provide sustainable strategies for families concerned with their long term wealth preservation.


David A. Smith

Leaders in Law endorses David Smith as our exclusively recommended Estate Planning Law expert in the USA – Indiana. If you wish to get in touch with David please use the contact information provided above.

Dave Smith is a Bedford, Indiana attorney who has a wide range of experience in many areas of the law. Dave has served as the primary legal advisor to Lawrence County Government as County Attorney since 1993. Prior to that, Dave served as Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney from 1985 to 1989.

In his private practice Dave has substantial experience in estate and wealth transfer planning, business and corporate formation and planning, probate and trust administration, elder law and long term care planning, Medicaid planning and real estate matters. Dave also handles personal injury and wrongful death matters. In recent years an increasingly large percentage of Dave’s time has involved helping individuals and families plan their estates and plan for the long term living and health needs of his clients. Dave works closely with each client to anticipate future needs, which includes planning for home health, assisted living and skilled nursing home care. Dave attempts to help clients meet their needs and maximize their legacy to family and loved ones.

Dave advises families on how to establish and preserve legacies for loved ones who have ongoing special needs. Parents of special needs children are often very concerned for the future needs of their children and particularly how to cover costs. Dave has experience in preparing and implementing supplemental needs trusts to help those with special needs maintain access to family resources without losing rights to public assistance programs.

Dave also has substantial experience in working with small business owners and helping with such matters as employment law and business succession planning issues. For the small business owner, their business is the single most valuable and important asset in his or her estate.

A native of Terre Haute, Dave has lived in Bedford since 1985. He completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana State University and completed his law degree at Indiana University – Indianapolis. Dave is a member of the Indiana and Florida bars. Dave’s professional associations include the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Lawrence County Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council.

Dave practices across all of Southern Indiana, and spends the majority of his time in Lawrence, Orange, Monroe, Martin, Washington, Jackson, Daviess and Dubois counties. With prior arrangement, Dave will make home and hospital visits to accommodate his clients.


Francesco Frattini

Performed as a lawyer from 2005 to 2011 dealing with company law, inheritance, contractual and procurement, carrying out judicial and consulting activities. Founder of offices in Milan and Varese, provided consultancy to Italian companies abroad, through a network of professionals based in Geneva, London, Mexico City, Moscow and Bangkok.

Won the competition notary D.D.G. 2006 and assumed the functions of a notary in 2011.

Professor of civil law at the School of Legal Specialization of the University of Genoa and author of publications on the subject or family law, guarantees, corporate law and condominium.

Is an authorised mediator.

Has completed an LLM (master of Laws) at King’s College London, University among the top ten in the world rankings, with specialisation in the following subjects:

  • Law of International Finance – International syndicated loans and Eurobonds issues
  • Law of International Finance II – International project financing and loan sales
  • Law of international Finance III – Securization, derivatives and CDO’s
  • Regulation of the conduct of mergers and acquisitions
  • International and comparative law trust

Debra R. Anisman

Leaders in Law endorses Debra R. Anisman as our exclusively recommended Estate Planning Law expert in the USA – New York. If you wish to get in touch with Debra please use the contact information provided above.

Debra R. Anisman counsels on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation, estate planning, and administration of trusts and estates, and the creation, administration and taxation of charitable organizations.


  • Board of Trustees of Temple Shaaray Tefila
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Firm Overview

Founded in 1969, Schulte Roth & Zabel is a multidisciplinary firm with international clientele. Over time, we have become known for two things: doing great work in the financial services sector — and many related industries — and doing things a little differently than many of our peers.

For one, our philosophy is distinct, and our specialties more finely honed. Instead of trying to be everything to everybody, we’ve grown organically and in ways that make sense for our clients’ industry demands and evolving needs. Today, we regularly advise clients on investment management, corporate, and transactional matters. We also provide counsel on securities regulatory compliance, enforcement, and investigative issues, as well as targeted specialty areas that we have developed over time.


Russell N. Adler

Russell N. Adler assists clients with estate planning, estate administration, elder law, income tax planning, and planning for persons with disabilities.

Russell is involved in all levels of sophisticated and comprehensive high-quality trusts and estates and tax planning, including estate, business and tax planning, estate and trust administration, Surrogate’s Court litigation and elder law. His clients include high net worth individuals, government agencies, including the State of Israel, athletes, financial institutions, charities, closely held businesses and individuals of various international and domestic jurisdictions, as well as clients of lesser means.

Firm Overview:

Drinker Biddle is a national, full-service law firm providing litigation, regulatory and business solutions to public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 companies and start-ups. Since 1849, we have built a reputation for outstanding legal results and a sophisticated, forward-thinking approach to every client engagement.

Our more than 600 lawyers across 12 offices combine a comprehensive range of legal services with significant national roles in industries, including—but not limited to— education, financial services, health care, insurance, pharma and life sciences, and retail. Through deep industry knowledge and a commitment to excellence, clients can rely on us to deliver the counsel and insight needed to win complex class actions, close billion-dollar transactions and stay ahead of ever-changing regulations.

Wenceslao Renovales Vallina

– Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, 1992

– Diploma in Tax Law, Universidad Panamericana, 1993

– Diploma on English Contract Law, Cambridge, 1994

– Admitted to the Mexican Bar, Bar, 1993

– Admitted to the International Bar Association, 1993

– Admitted to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), 2012

– Founding member and currently “as of cousel partner” of Hornedo and Renovales, S.C., 1992 -…

– Patrimonium managing partner of Legal Protection, S. De RL 2000 -…

– Chairman of the Board of Directors of PATRIMONIUM Fiducia, SOFOM ENR, S. De RL

– Lecturer at the Master of tax law, Specialization for Executives Institute (IEE) 1993-1995

– Speaker at various forums in Mexico and abroad, conferences, courses and graduate courses including among others the Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM)

– Author of several articles on tax, trust and estate matters, including among others: Prontuario Update Tax (PAF), La Barra (official organ of the Mexican Bar Association of Lawyers), STEP Journal (official organ of Step), World Trust, JAP (official organ of the Private Assistance Board of the Federal District.

– Co-author of the book “Proposed Legal Reforms” published by the Mexican Bar Bar

– Founding President and current member of the Board of Honor Chapter STEP Mexico, A.C. 2012 -…

– Founding President of VIFAC Aguascalientes, A.C.

– Member of the Board of FUNDACION TARAHUMARA AIP


Kathy E. Roux

Originally from New Orleans, Kathy E. Roux graduated from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center. After graduation, she began working for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans, practicing poverty law.

After Hurricane Katrina, she and her family permanently relocated to Texas. She obtained her Texas license in June, 2006, and now has a solo practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, and Guardianship.

Kathy has extensive experience with Elder Law, and Estate Planning. Kathy has a strong belief that proper estate planning today is the best plan. She represents clients in planning their estate that includes but is not limited to documents such as Wills, Revocable Living Trust, HIPAA Authorization, Advanced Directives aka “Living Will,”  Declaration of Guardian, Statutory Power of Attorney, Pour-over Wills, Medical Power of Attorney.

She was recognized as a Top Attorney of North America in 2015 by Who’s Who Directories, and Texas Probate Attorney of the Year for 2016 by ACQ5 Global Awards, U.S. (Texas) Customer Service Law Firm of the Year for 2017 by ACQ5 Global Awards, Corporate USA Today – Probate Law Firm of the Year, 2017, Corporate USA Today – Leading Customer Service Law Firm of the Year, 2017, and M&A Today Global Rankings – Law Firm of the Year – Probate Law, 2017.  She is also a member of Global Law Experts, and International Trade Council.

Kathy has written articles and conducted presentations on the following:

“Basic Estate Planning,” Arlington Library, 2016 & BNI, 2016,

“Estate Planning,” “It’s the Law with Kathy Roux” radio show, Dallas, 2016; “Ask the Experts” radio show, Dallas, 2015-2016; White Settlement Senior Services Center, 2015; Senior Synergy Expo 2014, 2015, 2016; Tarrant County Bar Association, 2015; Arlington Women’s Association; 2014, J.L. Turner Association, 2014; Burleson Senior Resource Fair, 2013

  • Member, U.S. Supreme Court 2016
  • Member, Texas State Bar        2006
  • Member, U.S. District Court, Northern District of TX        2006
  • Member, U. S. Tax Court        2004
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar        1994
  • Member, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of LA        1994


Felipe Ospina Acosta

Leaders in Law endorses Felipe Ospina as our exclusively recommended Estate Planning Law expert in Colombia. If you wish to get in touch with Felipe please use the contact information provided above.

Felipe Ospina is a partner at DLA Piper Martínez Neira (Colombia), where he leads the tax law practice and actively participates in mergers and acquisitions transactions.

His previous practice was focused on tax litigation and consultancy for companies in the agricultural, insurance, cement, energy, pensions, metallurgical and telecommunications sectors, among others. He has advised government entities on issues related to public finances, tax law and telecommunications regulations, and has significant experience in tax planning both of companies and families.

Before joining the firm, he was a senior associate at Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uria (2012-2014) and Plazas Vega Abogados (2005-2012).


LL.M., Law, International Economic Law and Policy, Universidad de Barcelona (Spain) (2013)

Tax Law Postgraduate Program, Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) (2008)

Abogado, (J.D. Equivalent), Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) (2005)

Areas of Practise

Corporate Law / M&A’s

Estate Planning

Tax Law


Therèse Kemp

My normal work includes division of property, handling estates – foreign and Danish, preparation of wills, hereby also succession/estate planning, prenuptial agreements, custody cases and representation of heirs in larger estates.
I have autorization as “Bobehandler” – attorney for the Court of Lyngby in more complicated cases regarding division of properties in divorces.
I have been a teacher at the University of Copenhagen and “Danske Advokater” (the association of attorneys in Denmark) for a number of years in the topics private clients and also succession/estate planning for the Danish Chamber of Commerce.