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Sasha Grinberg

Senior Attorney | Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Office Location: United States


United States

Top Specialisms

Trusts: Planning

Estates: Planning

Family Office

Professional Biography

Sasha Grinberg is a member of the firm's Private Client Group. She represents individuals and fiduciaries with respect to complex cross-border planning, trust and estate administration, charitable giving, trust and estate disputes, and family law issues. Sasha frequently works with clients, attorneys, fiduciaries and investment advisers within and outside the United States and is a frequent speaker at industry events on a wide variety of topics affecting the Private Client space. Sasha is a member of the American Bar Association (Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law), the New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Law Section), the Washington DC Bar and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Sasha is fluent in Russian and is currently admitted to practice in the State of New York and Washington DC.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

Unfortunately some of my favorite restaurants closed during the pandemic so I'm on a hunt for the next favorite.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

If you don't ask, the answer is always "no",

What was your first job?

The first job I remember is picking blackberries around town and selling them door to door to my neighbors. During high-school and throughout university I worked as a waitress and a bartender.

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

I love the book When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, its a beautiful and profound autobiography written by an American neurosurgeon about his life and battling cancer but its much more about living and transforming.

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

I see a shift towards the use of US private trust companies with professional trustee administrators so I believe we will see more of these types of structures.