Bar Admissions

  • California


  • LL.M., with distinction, Loyola Law School, 2007
  • J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2000
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Andrew D. Copans


Andrew Copans is a partner in Venable's Tax and Wealth Planning practice. He advises clients on all aspects of estate and wealth transfer planning, including international estate planning, business succession planning, and post-death administration.

Andrew has extensive experience in structuring sophisticated wealth transfer techniques. He frequently counsels clients on estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax issues, and works closely with families and family offices to implement and administer complex estate plans for domestic and international high-net-worth individuals and families. He also represents numerous clients in audit proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service.

Significant Matters

  • Represented client in a highly complex and lengthy estate tax audit before the IRS that lasted nearly two and a half years.