Dina Kapur Sanna

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
T: (212) 297 2455
F: (718) 764 4357

Dina Kapur Sanna – Partner

Professional Experience

Dina Kapur Sanna, partner in the Individual Clients Department, practices in the area of international tax and estate planning. Dina advises U.S. and non-U.S. taxpayers on wealth management structures, which accommodate multijurisdictional tax and legal considerations. She has extensive experience advising individuals and fiduciaries on a multitude of U.S. income and transfer tax issues, including income taxation of complex non-U.S. trusts and their beneficiaries; the antideferral regimes relevant to direct and indirect U.S. shareholders of certain non-U.S. corporations; preimmigration tax planning and expatriation tax planning.

Dina is a frequent speaker at international tax and estate planning seminars around the world. She has written numerous articles that appear in legal periodicals in the U.S. and abroad.

Dina is recognized as a leading wealth management attorney by Chambers USA. According to the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, "Clients are full of praise for Dina Kapur Sanna, who specializes in cross-border tax planning. 'She is at the top of her game, she has very good judgment when something is not black and white, and she's very good at explaining stuff in plain English,' said a source."

Dina is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of its international estate planning committee.

Practice Areas

News, Publications & Presentations


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., in Taxation
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with Honors, Order of the Coif
  • Lehigh University, B.A., magna cum laude, Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Economic Honorary Society


  • State of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, Fellow, International Estate Planning Committee
  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Income and Transfer Tax Planning Group, International Tax Planning Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Law Section, International Estate Planning Committee
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Practice Committee, Trusts & Estates magazine

Awards and Achievements

  • Chosen for inclusion in Chambers USA as a leading wealth management attorney, 2011-2014

  • Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2007-2015

  • Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, 2009-2012

  • Chosen for inclusion in The International Who's Who of Private Client Lawyers, 2013