Paul A. Sczudlo

Paul A. Sczudlo


Recognized since 2006

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

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Paul is of counsel in the private client and tax team at Withers Bergman LLP. He has over 35 years’ experience focused on global planning matters. Paul is widely recognized for his practice in cross-border and entertainment tax planning. His clients have ranged broadly from high-net-worth individuals; foreign investors in U.S. real estate and other U.S.-situated assets; Americans with offshore investments, acquisitions and business activities; and actors, musicians, writers, producers, directors and agents; to film production and distribution companies; public and closely-held businesses; and financial institutions.

Paul’s practice emphasizes international income tax, international estate and gift tax, and entertainment tax planning; international estate administration; international wealth transfer planning; other international planning for high-net-worth individuals; inbound planning for businesses seeking to set up, acquire or dispose of, manufacturing, distribution, licensing or other operations in the United States; outbound planning for U.S. businesses establishing or acquiring foreign operations; international tax withholding; and cross-border tax reporting, compliance and controversy issues.

His practice includes U.S. real estate transactions involving foreign parties; international film production and distribution; United States and California withholding tax issues with respect to non-U.S. individuals, corporations and other foreign entities; planning for executives and other foreign individuals moving to or from the United States; income and estate tax planning for U.S. citizens moving abroad, with or without terminating their U.S. citizenship; and structuring for, and assisting with, the organization of, foreign corporations, foreign limited liability companies, foreign trusts and other foreign entities.

  • 10250 Constellation Boulevard, Suite 1400
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
  • Harvard University, 3L Exchange Program
  • University of California Berkeley, J.D.
  • Yale University, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1980
  • Los Angeles Chapter of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - Chair and Co-Founding Member
  • Los Angeles International Tax Club - Chair
  • STEP Los Angeles - Founding Member, Immediate Past Chair
  • STEP USA - Secretary
  • USC Tax Institute Planning Committee - Member

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29 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

16 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates


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