Ms. Jetel has a multi-jurisdictional practice, focusing on the design, implementation, and administration of international trust and entity structures. She assists U.S. and non-U.S. clients with carrying out their estate planning and asset protection goals, and she is well versed in international tax and treaty issues faced by clients connected to more than one jurisdiction.
Ms. Jetel is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). She has developed a niche practice within her field, in which she helps plan around the throwback-tax regime that applies to U.S. beneficiaries of foreign non-grantor trusts. Ms. Jetel also helps non-U.S. individuals structure tax-efficient lifetime and testamentary gifts to their U.S. family members, and she assists clients in bringing unreported foreign structures into full compliance with the Internal Revenue Service.
Ms. Jetel is a well-regarded author and speaker, with experience in estate planning, asset protection, and international taxation and compliance. She serves as a contributing author and update editor to the four-volume treatise, Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics, published by Thomson/West group and updated quarterly. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, and her article entitled “Fact or Fiction? A Charging Order is the Exclusive Remedy Against a Partnership Interest” was quoted in the dissenting opinion of the Florida Supreme Court case Olmstead v. F.T.C., 44 So. 3d 76 (Fla. 2010). Ms. Jetel has been listed in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America since 2013. She graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 2002 after receiving her B.A. in English, with honors, from The University of Texas at Austin in 1998. Ms. Jetel is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.