Each family faces a distinct mix of tax, legal and personal challenges. Our passion lies in working with families and their advisors to meet those challenges and unleash their ambitions.

Michael Parets

Partner, Private Tax, Ernst & Young AG

Collaborative advisor. Culinary explorer. Alpine adventure aficionado.

Michael advises enterprising families and the financial institutions that serve them, including private banks, trust companies, investment advisors and family offices. He focuses primarily on international aspects of US taxation and multi-jurisdictional wealth planning for families throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Prior to joining EY, Michael practiced law for 18 years at both boutique and international law firms. Michael has also trained as a family business consultant and has a natural affinity for reconciling sound tax planning with a family’s broader planning objectives. Michael frequently speaks at conferences, seminars and workshops on issues related to tax planning for international families, family governance and family business succession planning.

Michael is originally from New York City, but has been based in Zurich, Switzerland, since 2009. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Michael received his Juris Doctor degree from St John’s University School of Law. 

How Michael is building a better working world

“The pandemic has adjusted our priorities and perspectives on a number of things, and the role of private wealth is certainly one of them. As an advisor, I see my role as not only helping families meet their personal and business objectives, but also helping them reconcile their ambitions with those of their communities.”

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