Sylvie Lerond has headed up the Inheritance Law Department at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since 1999. An expert in inheritance law and taxation, she approaches inheritance issues from a global perspective, assisting her clients with their personal projects from ideas to implementation.
She assists her business owner clients to bequeath their business assets within the family, while taking into account:
– civil law: donations and inheritance law, matrimonial regime, dismemberment of ownership usufruct/bare title, management of undivided ownership, implementation of a protection regime in case of disability, life insurance;
– tax law: transfer duties on donations (donation and inheritance), deferred and split payment credit regime, Dutreil agreements, sharing tax, wealth tax;
– the rules of corporate governance.
Her practice encompasses advising individuals on the international aspects of situations where assets or family members are based abroad (where the client or their family members reside outside France, or assets are located outside France), regarding transferring their assets and planning their estate. She assists her clients in civil and tax disputes, in settlements or litigation. She is co-editor in chief of the Gazette du Palais Droit Privé du Patrimoine (French legal journal, private inheritance law supplement) and writes in numerous journals. She regularly hosts conferences.