Olga Sanders

Olga Sanders

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Olga Sanders is an associate in the International Tax and Global Wealth Management practice groups of Baker McKenzie New York. She is a domestic and international tax and estate planning lawyer.

Practice Focus

Olga focuses her practice on taxation and wealth management. She advises domestic and international clients on wealth transfer, wealth preservation and estate planning techniques, US and foreign trusts, sophisticated Wills, closely held business interests, succession planning, cross-border mobility, pre-immigration and expatriation planning, tax compliance and regularization. Olga also advises tax-exempt organizations and their individual and corporate donors on tax and governance matters arising in connection with formation, funding and operation, with a particular emphasis on private foundations, social welfare organizations, legislative and political advocacy, and charitable gift planning.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • Estate & Gift Taxation Committee of the New York City Bar Association - Member
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - Member


  • New York~United States (2009)


  • New York University School of Law (Executive LL.M. Taxation) (2015)
  • New York Law School (J.D., summa cum laude) (2009)
  • Rostov State University (Master of Science) (1990)


  • English
  • Russian
  • Co-author, "United States: Highlights of Legal and Tax Differences of Statutory Foundations and Private Foundations," Trusts & Trustees, June 2022

  • Co-presenter, "U.S. Tax Planning for Foreign Non-Grantor Trusts," Baker McKenzie, Tax, Trust and Family Office Conference, 28-30 September 2021

  • Co-author, "The IRS's Interim Guidance on Section 4960 Leaves Corporate Philanthropists Wondering About the Feasibility and Cost of Compliance," Journal of Corporate Taxation, November/December 2019

  • Co-presenter, "Automatic Exchange of Information (CRS) Impact on Trusts and Underlying Companies," Academy & Finance, Zurich, March 2017 

  • Co-author, "Employee Tax Consequences of Clawed Back Compensation," New York Law Journal, 29 November 2010