Steven H. Wilhelm

Steven Wilhelm is our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estates Law expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Steven directly using the contact details listed above.

We bring to the practice of law the same dogged tenacity that the owner of the firm, Steven H. Wilhelm, used in order to achieve ranking in the top two in the world in his sporting events prior to entering into the practice of law.

This same drive and determination referenced is used and applied to secure the best possible results for our clients.

Our approach is passionate on our client’s behalf, yet rational through the use of the power of positive mental attitude towards achieving the best possible result in what is often times some of the most negative factual settings that a client will have to deal with in the client’s entire lifetime.

Awareness and Corresponding Preparation – We bring into our representation an awareness from many years of experience (going on 47, presently) that there is always someone else out there smarter, faster, quicker, more articulate, better at arguing, or more dogged and / or more tenacious than you are, and we use an approach that demands the kind of preparation to meet and deal with that exact opponent on each and every assignment.

We provide a customised representation at pricing that our competition, whether they be big firms, middle size firms or small firms, cannot match.

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Alexia Thomas

Alexia Thomas is our exclusively recommended Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist in Wales on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alexia directly using the contact details listed above.

I joined Redkite in 2018 having previously worked in a top tier disputes team in Cardiff for 9 years.

I am an experienced litigator with a particular specialism in will, trust and estate disputes. I have dealt with all sorts of disputes in my career but some of my most recent estate disputes include:

  • Acting for a defendant in a claim brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 which resulted in a very favourable settlement for my client. I have also acted for a claimant in a similar claim involving a multi-million pound estate.
  • Acting for claimants in a number of proprietary estoppel claims against substantial estates relating to farmland.
  • Acting for multiple defendants in a claim brought by a disgruntled family member who sought to challenge the validity of a will on the ground that the deceased lacked capacity. I was able to settle the claim early on in the proceedings on very favourable terms for my clients.
  • Successfully removing a professional executor of an estate (a well known national law firm) by issuing a claim in the High Court, London. I acted for the main beneficiaries of the estate who were unhappy with the lack of progress of the estate administration.

My commercial background makes me a pretty ruthless opponent, but I also have a very compassionate side. Most of my clients first come to me at a time when they feel vulnerable and upset with something happening in their personal life. Helping my clients resolve their family disputes is the most satisfying part of my job and it is why I love what I do.

Whilst I live in West Wales, I act for clients both locally and nationally.

Firm Overview:

Since 1898, Redkite Solicitors have been helping individuals, families and businesses across Wales and England resolve their legal issues with dedicated support and tailored solutions.

Redkite Solicitors was formed following the merger in 2011 of two large firms of Solicitors, Lowless & Lowless who were based in Pembrokeshire in Wales, and Morris Roberts Solicitors of Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Over the years we have been joined by many other firms of Solicitors including Paul Settatree & Co, Walter Williams Solicitors, Rogers-Haggar, Trant & Richards and Steel & Hitchcock.

Our quest to grow and find the most dedicated legal experts in the UK brought us to a merger in 2017 with three longstanding law firms, Charles Crookes of Cardiff, George Tudor & De Winton of Brecon and The Phoenix Legal Group of Stroud, Stonehouse and Dursley in Gloucestershire.

The Phoenix Legal Group itself comprises of four law firms from the Gloucester area; Goldinghams LLP, Lapage Norris Sons and Saleby Ltd, Read & Co Solicitors and Scott Keen LLP who also decided to merge in 2011.

In 2018 we were joined by the staff and clients of Harris Arnold Solicitors of Swansea who have been providing legal services to the people of Swansea and surrounding areas since 1905 and, in 2019, we welcome Ledbury based firm Orme & Slade Solicitors into the Redkite fold.

While Redkite Solicitors continues to evolve and improve, some things will always remain the same: our passion for helping people and our dedication to the communities in which our offices are located.

Elena Argyropoulou Sakka LL.B., LL.M.

Elena Argyropoulou is our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estates Law expert in Cyprus on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Elena directly using the contact details listed above.

Elena is highly acquainted with providing private client specialised services to high-net-worth individuals and families concerning the accumulation, management and transfer of their personal wealth and she is highly regarded for her professional skills both locally and internationally.

She has strong experience in the setting-up and administration of Trusts and the re-domiciliation of Trusts to and from Cyprus.

Having previously gained experience as a corporate and trust lawyer with two of the largest firms in south-east Europe and the Middle East, during her twelve years of experience, she has been extensively involved in multimillion corporate and financing transactions.

Elena Argyropoulou has written on topics within her areas of practice and expertise and has been invited as a keynote speaker at STEP Israel and other industry events both locally and overseas and has lectured for trusts to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus and to a number of major banking institutions.

Firm’s Overview:

Elena Argyropoulou & Associates LLC is a boutique law firm based in Limassol, Cyprus.

Elena Argyropoulou & Associates LLC is incorporated in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Cyprus, complies with local and European standards and is duly regulated and licensed by the Cyprus Bar Association.

With significant international outlook Elena Argyropoulou & Associates LLC has a diverse client base ranging in nature and size from large multinational publicly owned companies to privately held businesses and high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs.

Limassol is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus. It’s known for the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum and its collection of pottery and tombstones. On the seafront is the Prokymea Sculpture Park, with sculptures by Cypriot, Greek and international artists. To the northeast is the Limassol Archaeological Museum, exhibiting artefacts from the Neolithic to the Roman periods.

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Josue Kitenge

Josue Kitenge is our exclusively recommended Trade & Customs Law expert in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Josue directly using the contact details listed above.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DRC, the DROC, or the Congo, and formerly Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. It is, by area, the second largest country in Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world.

Josue joined the International American Relief Society IARS in January 2019 as Country Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo, and he is overseeing the country program.

As Attorney and Lawyer in DRC, Josue Kitenge graduated with honours from the Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Georgia, a master’s in leadership and Good Governance. Josue has been an active community leader, serving on a few national and local organisations.

Josue is an adviser at the Constitutional Course of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Josue Kitenge is also an adviser to the Democratic Republic of Congo Minister of Foreign Trade, Coordinator of the civil society lawyer KKF S.C; deputy Bishop of the Evangelical Community CREC / VIE and Board chairman of the Centre pour les enfants abandonees et orphelins CEDO -Vie Meilleure, he was school superintendent in Katanga DR Congo.

Dr. Sylvia Freygner, LL.M.

Sylvia Freygner is our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estates Law expert in Liechtenstein on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sylvia directly using the contact details listed above.

Sylvia has been a licensed attorney in Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland since 2007 and is an expert in European competition and international tax law. For more than ten years, Dr. Freygner has specialised in trademark law, vertical distribution channels, as well as concession and licensing models. Further, Dr. Freygner focuses on tax arrangements regarding assets, companies and international licensing systems. She also lectures in the Masters Program in International Tax Law at the University of Vaduz.

As a certified expert in fiscal criminal law, Dr. Freygner provides clients with professional and empathetic support in sophisticated and challenging fiscal criminal cases.

For the last five years, Dr. Freygner has led an independent research institute in Vienna that addresses topics related to European competition, liberalisation, and privatisation of state services.

In establishing the first Public Social Responsibility Institute for government services in Europe, Dr. Freygner initiated a new school of thought in the field of European business, competition, and procurement law. The resulting Public Social Responsibility Charta and the Public Social Responsibility Code provides the impetus for a European dialogue with all stakeholders. Furthermore, Dr. Freygner supports the Committee of the Centre of Excellence for the Public Economy, Infrastructure and Public Service e. V. at the University of Leipzig.

In 2017, she completed the Course on Strategic Leadership held by the Austrian Ministry of the Interior.

Karen Perreira LL.B (Hons) TEP CAMS ACIArb

Karen Perreira has over 22 years’ experience as a practicing Attorney at Law, in the Caribbean. She spent her first seven years in the field of law in her native country, Guyana, South America at the law firm deCaries Fitzpatrick and Karran where she became a partner. In the year 2000, she migrated to Barbados and joined the law firm Aequus Chambers in Bridgetown Barbados where she specialized in banking, property, offshore and trust and estate matters. She then merged with Hastings Attorneys at Law until 2011 when she started her own firm, Perreira Law that in 2015 rebranded and is now known as InterCaribbean Legal.

Karen has developed a very large commercial litigation and international business practice. She has attracted a clientele of individuals, family businesses and private and public companies. She works for various financial institutions advising on banking law and loans for both domestic and offshore borrowers and private investors. Her portfolio of clients includes international insurance companies, large construction companies, property developers, and HNWIs seeking investment opportunities in Barbados.

Her area of specialties are Trust and Estate Planning, Compliance (AML), Securities; Private Banking; Loan Documentation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Real Estate Transactions and Construction Contracts; Intellectual Property; Commercial Contracts; Procurement; Commercial and Trust Litigation; Licensing (regulatory and compliance); Maritime Law and Arbitration and Mediation.

She obtained a Diploma in International Trust and is currently the only practicing Attorney in Barbados who can boast of holding a STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes. This invaluable qualification has equipped her with the expertise to advise and safeguard international clients and investors in the preparation of trust instruments, structuring and administration of trusts.

She is also a certified anti-money laundering specialist with the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and has obtained a CIArb Certificate in the Introduction to International Arbitration.

She is a member of the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and an executive Committee member of the Barbados Branch. She joined the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2015 she also became a member of the Barbados International Business Association and the Barbados Bar Association.

Education:

– Certificate in Foundations (STEP)
– Certificate in Anti Money Laundering (ACAMS)
– Certificate in Introduction to Arbitration (CIArb)
– Step Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (STEP/CLT)
– Step Diploma in International Trust Management (STEP/CLT)
– Legal Education Certifcate, Hugh Wooding Law School
– Bachelors of Law (with Honours), The University of the West Indies

Memberships:

– Chartered Institute of International Arbitrators (CIArb)
– Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
– Barbados International Business Association (BIBA)
– Member, Barbados Bar Association (BBA)

Law Firm:

We are a full-service Barbados Law Firm and Trade Mark Agent located in Bridgetown, Barbados, with affiliates throughout the Caribbean. We also offer company formation (domestic and international), regulation and maintenance through our Corporate Service Division, InterCaribbean Corporate Services.