Asher Rubinstein's practice focuses on domestic and international asset protection, wealth preservation, estate planning, tax planning, tax controversy, offshore tax compliance, and related litigation. Mr. Rubinstein is a recognized expert on offshore entities, foreign banking, and IRS compliance issues. Mr. Rubinstein also represents and advises wine, spirits, food, and restaurant clients.

Mr. Rubinstein provides legal representation to clients on issues including the preservation and protection of assets and private wealth, domestically and offshore, income tax planning, estate planning, and asset-protection-related litigation in state and federal courts on the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Rubinstein has represented clients in a range of transactions including cross-border business ventures and investments, banking, and finance. He has established domestic and offshore investment funds, partnerships, and joint ventures. He has provided advice and consultation regarding U.S. tax, regulatory, and other governmental compliance, as well as drafted asset protection legislation for a foreign government.

Mr. Rubinstein has represented foreign and domestic clients including high net worth individuals, celebrities, art collectors, entrepreneurs, internet and block chain executives, hedge fund owners, financial professionals, bankers, international investors, designers, restaurateurs, wine and spirits importers, multinational corporations and family offices.

Mr. Rubinstein also represents and advises wine and spirits producers, importers, restaurant owners, and others in the food, wine, and hospitality industries.

Recent Notable Matters

We are proud of our recent accomplishments on behalf of our clients, among them:
  • Establishment of offshore/onshore structures for U.S. investment by foreign nationals, including the purchase of a $10 million Madison Avenue apartment and Williamsburg loft.
  • Establishment of offshore asset protection trusts to hold various assets including cryptocurrencies.
  • Successful advocacy resulted in a professional Delaware Trustee recognizing the child of same-sex marriage as a beneficiary of a sizeable trust.
  • Representation of taxpayers who left New York during COVID, regarding ongoing tax liabilities to New York and residency audits.
  • Return of paintings by Frederick Carl Frieseke (American Impressionist, 1874-1939) to their owner.
  • Creation of multiple importing entities, including wine importers from Europe and shochu, awamori, and whisky from Japan.
  • Advising multiple high net worth families on their asset structures, estates (from Israel, Dubai, Australia, and France), and IRS compliance issues for U.S. and foreign assets.
  • Protection of multiple assets including family business, portfolios, and digital assets from future creditors.
  • Representation of chef/owner in acquisition of Michelin-starred restaurant in West Village, NYC.

In the News

Mr. Rubinstein has been interviewed and appeared in various world media, including:
  • The New York Times
  • Bloomberg Financial News (Radio, TV and Internet)
  • Bloomberg Business Week
  • CNBC Television (U.S., Europe and Asia)
  • The New York Law Journal
  • MarketScale
  • Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal
  • Reuters News Service
  • The Times of London
  • Forbes
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Real Estate Business Online
  • Wealth Briefing
  • World Wide Tax Daily
  • Tax Notes International
  • Tax Notes Today
  • The Wealth Net
  • Le Matin (Switzerland)
  • Schweizer Fernsehen (SRF) (Swiss TV)
  • Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) (Switzerland)
  • Swiss Info News
  • Vaterland (Liechtenstein)
  • Der Standard (Austria)
  • Indus Business Journal (India)
  • Banking, Finance & Markets (India)

See videos of Mr. Rubinstein interviewed on Bloomberg

Published Works & Media Mentions


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • University of Michigan B.A., with distinction, 1991