New York, NY –July 02, 2013 – The international law firm known as Withers globally and Withers Bergman in the United States is pleased to announce that Ivan A. Sacks has been named its new global Chairman, effective July 1st, 2013. This will mark the first time that the firm, which has its oldest roots in England, has elected an American to the role.  Mr. Sacks succeeds Anthony Indaimo, who is stepping down after having served the maximum two terms allowed under the firm's rules.  

Prior to this week, Mr. Sacks was the US Regional Senior Partner and Managing Director of the firm’s New York office. He is a private client lawyer and trusted advisor to international and domestic families of significant wealth.

“I am honored to assume the role of chairman and will strive to continue the exemplary work of my predecessor Anthony Indaimo,” said Mr. Sacks. “Withers is committed to being the premier international law firm dedicated to helping the owners of private capital by providing integrated advice across the range of personal, business and public-interested issues they may face.  I look forward to continuing to build on that commitment and the quality of our services to our clients.”

Mr. Sacks joined Withers as a partner in 2003. Since that time, he has led the development of the firm’s successful Latin American practice. Both in the US and in an international context, he counsels leading families and entrepreneurs on the structuring of their closelyheld business interests, family offices and charitable foundations, the design and administration of trusts and estates, and comprehensive risk management, governance and succession planning.  He also frequently advises banks and trust companies on fiduciary matters.

Mr. Sacks is admitted to the bar of the State of New York and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. He graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a Charles Evans Hughes Fellow, and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.  He is an active member of several bar and professional associations  and speaks frequently on topics related to international wealth planning. He also serves serves as a director or other fiduciary for a number of private and non-profit organizations.  

About Withers:

Withers is an international law firm dedicated to the personal, business and philanthropic interests of successful individuals, their families and advisors.  The firm consists of over 370 attorneys in ten offices around the world, providing advice  on all aspects of personal wealth and estate planning, corporate and individual taxation, business structuring and commercial transactions, financial regulation, commercial and residential real estate, charitable organization and administration, family law, art law, reputation management, commercial and trust litigation, employment  and immigration matters, among other areas.  As a trusted advisor to the owners of wealth, Withers has a unique understanding of the importance of considering both individual and business goals together.

The firm has offices in New York, New Haven, Greenwich, London, BVI, Geneva, Hong Kong, Milan, Zurich and Singapore.