received November 2016
DIANA S.C. ZEYDEL
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Diana S.C. Zeydel is a shareholder
and Global Chair of the Trusts & Estates/Wealth Management
practice of the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. She is a
member of the Florida, New York, and Alaska Bars. Ms. Zeydel
is a past member of the Board of Regents and immediate past
Chair of the Estate & Gift Tax Committee of the American
College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She is an Academician
of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law as well
as a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
(STEP) and the Executive Council of the Real Property,
Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar and an
ACTEC liaison to the Section.
Ms. Zeydel is ranked Band 1 Nationwide in Wealth
Management and Band 1 in Tax and Estate Planning in Florida
by the Chambers USA 2015 Client Guide and is a recipient of
the 2014 IFLR/Euromoney "Best in Wealth Management" Americas
Women in Business Law Awards. She is recognized as a "key
figure in shaping the whole wealth management legal
profession," Chambers USA 2012 Client's Guide.
She is a frequent lecturer on a variety of estate planning
topics and has authored and co-authored several
recent articles, including "Supercharged Credit Shelter
TrustSM versus Portability," Probate and Property,
March/April 2014; "Portability or No: The Death of the
Credit-Shelter Trust," Journal of Taxation, May 2013;
"Imposition of the 3.8% Medicare Tax on Estates and Trusts,"
Estate Planning, April 2013; "Congress Finally Gives Us a
Permanent Estate Tax Law," Journal of Taxation, February
2013; "Tricks and Traps of Planning and Reporting
Generation-Skipping Transfers," 47th Annual Heckerling
Institute on Estate Planning, 2013; "New Portability Temp.
Regs. Ease Burden on Small Estates, Offer Planning for Large
Ones," Journal of Taxation, October 2012; "When Is a Gift to
a Trust Complete: Did CCA 201208026 Get It Right?" Journal
of Taxation, September 2012; "Turner II and Family
Partnerships: Avoiding Problems and Securing Opportunity,"
Journal of Taxation, July 2012; "Developing Law on Changing
Irrevocable Trusts: Staying Out of the Danger Zone," Real
Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, Spring 2012; "An
Analysis of the Tax Effects of Decanting," Real Property,
Trust and Estate Law Journal, Spring 2012; and Comments
submitted by ACTEC in response to Notice 2011-101 on
Decanting, April 2012.
Diana received her LL.M. in Taxation from New York
University School of Law (1993), her JD from Yale Law School
(1986), and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University
(1982), where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.