Harry Yang

Attorney-at-Law, Founder

Profile

Mr. Yang is a highly experienced and dedicated attorney with a passion for providing personalized legal solutions in estate planning, tax planning, and trust planning. With a distinguished career spanning over 15 years, Harry has established himself as a trusted advisor to high-net-worth individuals and families seeking to protect their assets, minimize tax liabilities, and ensure their loved ones' financial security.

Harry’s wealth management practice focuses on the use of sophisticated domestic and offshore trusts, closely held entities, private foundations, retirement assets, and life insurance policies to enable clients to minimize transfer and income taxes. He has significant experience with pre-immigration tax planning and U.S. exit tax planning and compliance.  

Prior to joining iLead, Harry garnered invaluable experience during his tenure at one of the Big Four accounting firms and one of the largest international law firms. This diverse background has equipped him with a profound understanding of both legal and financial intricacies, making him a formidable force in his field.

Practice Areas:

Harry specializes in comprehensive wealth management, utilizing sophisticated strategies such as wills, trusts, closely held entities, tax-exempt charitable entities, and non-charitable purpose trusts. His expertise lies in facilitating seamless asset bequests and gifting while minimizing transfer and income taxes.

With a wealth of experience in managing closely held business interests, foreign assets, retirement assets, and international tax matters, Harry serves both domestic and foreign clients with diverse global holdings. His proficiency extends to succession planning, estate management, trust administration, and matters concerning tax-exempt and not-for-profit organizations. Within his tax exempt/not-for-profit practice, Harry covers the full spectrum of establishing and operating charitable organizations on a national and international scale. Additionally, Harry's advisory services encompass tax optimization and wealth preservation for high net-worth families across various jurisdictions. He excels in structuring family offices, onshore and offshore trust arrangements, and other mechanisms to facilitate intergenerational wealth transfer. Furthermore, Harry is adept at resolving intricate tax disputes for his clients.

Experience

Assisted various ultra-high net worth individuals and families from the Asia-Pacific area in their U.S. estate and gift tax planning, trust and charitable planning and family business succession plannings.

Advised a Central America based family office on U.S. real estate acquisition, tax, and holding structures.

Represented a multinational company before the U.S. tax court with respect to income tax assessments of over $100 million.

Advised the world’s leading luxury goods brand on its global tax planning and compliance.

Advised a U.S. based agricultural company on expansion of its business into the EU market.

Advised various U.S. and overseas based private equity funds on fund structure, tax planning and compliance.

Resource Advantage

Having served many industry-leading and high profile clients, from domestic to international, and having worked with one of the largest internationally recognized law firms, Harry built up significant experiences and expertise. He is well equipped with the valuable credentials required to serve and meet the legal needs of many more clients.

Education

LLM in Taxation, University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Law

Juris Doctor, University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Law

Bachelor of Arts, Law, Wuhan University

Qualification and Honors

New York State Bar, 2012

Missouri State Bar, 2013

Admitted to U.S. Tax Court, 2020

Publications and Speeches

Corporate Profits’ Tax Avoidance, Taxation in Crisis, Chapter 5, Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-65310-5, 2017.

U.S. Tax Implications for Retired U.S. Citizens Living in U.K., American in Britain, Summer 2016, Page 18 – 19, https://issuu.com/americanhour/docs/aib_summer_2016_comb/21?e=0.