Serving Non-Citizens and U.S. Citizens with Foreign Property

If you have immigrated to the United States and own property here, or if you are a United States citizen who owns property in another country, you face unique challenges in estate planning. With the complexities of estate planning, immigration and international laws, it is critical to work with a legal team you can trust to give you sound legal counsel and protect your interests in the process.

At Ziegler Metzger LLP, our lawyers provide international estate planning services for executives, physicians, professional athletes and other individuals. Founded in 1952, our firm is focused on providing Counsel of Good Value through diligence, experience and efficiency. Located in Cleveland and Painesville, we are one of the leading estate planning law firms in Ohio and one of the few firms that focuses on international estate planning. We are also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Non-Citizens Owning Property in the U.S.

Some commonly used tools in estate planning are only available to U.S. citizens. If you own property in the U.S. but are not a citizen, you face certain obstacles regarding gifting, estate taxes and more. With foresight and proper planning, these obstacles can be overcome. Our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with these issues.

U.S. Citizens Who Own Foreign Property

More and more United States citizens are buying property in other countries to serve as investments, vacation homes, bases for conducting business and a multitude of other reasons. We can assist you with various issues to protect the value of this property in the future when gifting it, selling it or otherwise transferring it.

Personal, Individualized Service

Our attorneys provide focused, individualized service for both domestic and international estate planning. We will work with you over the course of years as your estate continues to mature and evolve. As a midsized law firm, our lawyers get to know our clients and our clients get to know the lawyer handling their case. We are very sensitive to the nuanced differences that set each case apart from the crowd.

You can begin discussing international estate planning during an initial consultation with a lawyer at Ziegler Metzger. Call us at 216-273-6726 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.