Diana S C Zeydel

Diana S.C. Zeydel

focuses her practice on estate, trust and tax planning for high net worth individuals and families. Her practice includes planning for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens and residents. She specializes in sophisticated intra-generational wealth transfer strategies and business succession planning. She assists clients in litigated probate, trust and guardianship matters, and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service in matters involving complex fiduciary income tax and estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax matters. Diana also represents corporate and individual fiduciaries in connection with the administration of estates and personal and charitable trusts. Diana has represented clients in preparing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. She has participated in numerous projects involving governmental submissions in the estate, gift and GST tax areas, and serves as an expert witness in matters involving her areas of expertise.

Diana is a frequent lecturer and author and has spoken on a variety of topics before the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section of the American Bar Association, the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, as well as various other professional organizations. She received the "Best in Wealth Management" Americas Women in Business Law Award given by IFLR/Euromoney in 2014. She has been recognized by her peers as "a key figure in shaping the whole wealth management legal profession" and "an incredibly intelligent and creative practitioner, particularly on the tax and business restructuring side," Chambers USA Guide.

Prior to attending college and law school, Diana was a professional ballet dancer. She received her training on a full scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and was awarded an apprenticeship with the Company. She instead accepted an offer to join the Chicago Ballet, where she was quickly given the opportunity to perform soloist and principal roles.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Trusts & Estates and 2) Tax
Law School J.D., Yale Law School, 1986
Admitted Year 1995
Education B.A., summa cum laude, Yale University, 1982
Bar Member / Association State bar of Florida,State bar of New York,State bar of Alaska
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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