Doris S. Hsu

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Doris S. Hsu

Of Counsel

New York

+1 917 633 6860

+1 917 633 6183


Chinese, English, French


Doris S. Hsu is a U.S.-trained tax lawyer and has more than 20 years of experience advising individuals and businesses on the U.S. tax ramifications of their transactions.

Ms. Hsu’s specialty lies in the cross-border areas – she routinely advises clients on the planning and implementation of inbound and outbound matters such as:

• Pre-immigration tax planning to the U.S.;
• Foreign investments in the U.S. debt/equity and real estate;
• Estate/trust/gifting/wealth succession from non-U.S. donors to U.S. beneficiaries;
• U.S. individuals or entities investing or expanding outside the U.S.; and
• Expatriation (relinquishment of U.S. green card or U.S. citizenship).

Ms. Hsu’s practice areas also include tax controversy (handling tax audits from the IRS and state tax authorities) and offshore assets/income compliance with the IRS.

Ms. Hsu is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and conversational in French.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1996
  • Vermont Law School, joint JD (cum laude)/MSL (magna cum laude) 1995
  • National Taiwan University, B.A. in English 1992

Membership & Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • New York State Bar Association (Trust/Estate Section)
  • New York City Bar Association (Committee on Taxation of Business Entities)
  • STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
  • Asian Woman in Business

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