Kirsten Burmester is a Member in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C., office. She joined the firm in 2005, after earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. She holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and conducted economic analysis for a litigation consulting firm prior to law school.
Ms. Burmester's practice at Caplin & Drysdale focuses on international tax issues, including both planning and controversy work. She has extensive experience advising high net worth individuals on international taxation issues, including advising foreign individuals on pre-immigration planning and structuring investments into the U.S., and advising U.S. individuals on the U.S. tax implications of offshore investment and estate planning structures. She has advised businesses on international taxation issues, including subpart F issues and transfer pricing. She has also counseled clients under tax examination about these various issues and represented them in audits.
Ms. Burmester also has extensive experience with the IRS's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative and audits arising from the U.S. government's enforcement effort against undeclared foreign bank accounts.