Marianne R. Kayan
Marianne is a senior manager in the Individual Global Tax Planning group of Ernst & Young’s National Personal Financial Services practice, located in Washington, D.C. She provides technical guidance to high net worth individual clients and their affiliated entities on global tax planning matters. She regularly provides advice on pre-immigration to the United States tax planning, both domestic and foreign trust taxation and compliance, and U.S. estate and gift tax planning in a cross-border context.
From the start of her career Marianne was encouraged by law firm mentors to participate in bar activities. The RPTE Fellows program provided Marianne the opportunity to attend Section meetings and to learn about all the avenues for participating in the Section. Marianne eventually moved her practice to Ernst & Young to work with her mentor from the Fellows program.
Marianne is currently the co-chair of the Section’s International Tax Planning Committee. She has been a contributor to and an editor of a forthcoming Section book: A Guide to International Estate Planning: Drafting, Compliance, and Administration Strategies, Second Edition. In 2012, she was appointed the Section Liaison to the National Conference of Lawyers and CPAs. Marianne also serves on the Section’s Publications Committee as the editor of the Insurance Counselor Series and has been involved in coordinating the development and marketing of several books and related CLE presentations.
Marianne and her husband, Mert, are parents of two young children. While traveling to a Section meeting with her toddler son, and struggling with the toddler and baggage, another Section member who was boarding the plane at exactly the right moment was an indispensable help and, as luck would have it, was sitting in the next seat. Section membership has provided Marianne with the opportunity to discuss the highs and lows of practice with members from around the country and to come away with relationships that make Section membership and her career a joy.