Cecilia (Ceci) Hassan

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Ceci Hassan is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s North American Tax Practice Group, and a member of the Global Wealth Management sub-practice. She advises and represents private clients, family offices, trusts companies and businesses globally, with a particular focus on clients and individuals in Latin America and Europe. Ceci is also fluent in Spanish.

Practice Focus

Ceci's practice focuses on advising private clients, family offices, trust companies and global businesses on their international tax, structuring and related issues. Such as advising on the structuring of investments inside and outside of the United States, international trust and structure planning, automatic exchange of information issues (e.g. FATCA and CRS), real estate tax planning and company planning (including passive foreign investment companies, controlled foreign corporations and the new tax rules, e.g. GILTI). She frequently advises clients on their pre-immigration to the United States, with estate planning and income tax planning, cross-border planning where there is multi-jurisdictional taxation, and the use of trust and other entities to hold their global wealth, including the establishment of private fund structures for US investments or US investors, and the use of insurance and private placement life insurance as an estate planning tool. She is the Chair of the Miami branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - Director and Member of the Program Committee
  • Dade County Bar Association - Member
  • Florida Bar - Section on Tax, Real Property, Probate and Trust
  • International Tax Group of Miami - Member
  • Greater Miami Tax Institute - Member


  • Florida~United States (2006)


  • University of Florida (LL.M. Taxation) (2007)
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D.) (2006)
  • University of Florida (B.A. Business Administration) (2003)


  • English
  • Spanish


Co-author, "Impact on Business Valuations of Lapsed Rights and Restrictions on Liquidation ofan Interest: Is this the End of Valuation Discounting as we Know it? - Section 2704 Proposed Regulations Released," Baker & McKenzie, August 2016

Author, "IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Regarding 'Consistent Basis Reporting Rules'," Journal of Taxation, July 2016


Co-presenter, “Pre-Immigration and Latam Expatriation Planning,” 18th Latin America Tax conference 2017, Miami, Florida, 20-22 March 2017

Co-presenter, “International Spotlight: The Common Reporting Standard and FATCA As Applied to Private Clients – What Every Planner Should Know,” ABA Final Spotlights Fiduciary Income Tax Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 2017

“University of Chicago Booth School of Business – Private Wealth Management Program,” Breakout Discussion for International Participants, October 2016