Tiffany Heah

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For four years prior to establishing her firm, Tiffany Heah Li Yew worked at a boutique international transaction and tax law firm in Los Angeles. Previously, Tiffany worked as an corporate attorney in Malaysia for eight years, almost three years was spent at a Baker & McKenzie affiliate. She has a breadth of experience handling corporate advisory work and a wide variety of transactions, such as:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Initial offerings for both publicly and privately traded equity funds
  • Purchase agreements for real property

She has represented individuals and companies – both foreign and domestic – on inbound and outbound transactions. She also advises individuals on a variety of tax matters ranging from compliance to structuring.

Her experience enables her to conceive and develop commercial transactions with tax structures that are both commercially viable and efficient.

Representative Matters

  • Structuring Business Transactions: Transactions ranging from acquisition of a winery to investment in a California beverage company.
  • Business Entity Creation: With a focus on creating entities to own and manage investment portfolios and assets in the United States and abroad.
  • Estate Planning: Ranging from creating living trusts and pour-over wills to transfers of real and personal property into the trust while avoiding remittance basis costs.
  • Tax Implication Counseling: For a wide-variety of transactions, including inbound or outbound investments, and even encompassing unforeseen and accidental events like restitution of foreign seized assets or discovery that a nonresident alien became a tax resident of the United States.
  • Tax Compliance Counseling: Assisted clients following inadvertent failure to file prescribed forms regarding foreign bank accounts or business assets and receipt of a foreign gift or inheritance by preparing Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program applications.
  • Non-Profits: Formed non-profit entities and obtained tax-exempt status from both Federal and State tax authorities.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California – International Law Section: Executive Committee (2016)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association – Taxation Section: Executive Committee, (2014 – 2015)

Volunteer

  • AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer (since 2015)

Admission

  • California (2013)
  • Malaysia (2004)

Education

  • University of Southern California (LL.M.) (2012)
  • King’s College London, United Kingdom (LL.B.) (2002)
  • University of London (External Program) (1999)

Languages

  • English
  • Malay