Babetta is an expert on family governance and U.S. tax law. She has advised large domestic and international families on their governance and succession planning for approaching 20 years, and has helped such families establish single family offices (SFOs) and private trust companies (PTCs). Prior to joining LGA, she was with Withers (a global trusts and estates law firm) for 9 years, and Shearman & Sterling (a capital markets law firm) for 3 years, living and working in New York, London, and Hong Kong. Babetta is a dual-qualified common law/civil law attorney (admitted to the bars of New York and Zurich, Switzerland) and holds both a Tax LL.M. and a Corporate LL.M. from NYU and a Ph.D. in law from the University of Zurich. Babetta is the Founder and Chair of the Institute for Family Governance (IFG), a New York based membership organization that focuses on governance and best practices for large domestic and global families. In addition, she currently serves as elected U.S. representative on the STEP Global Council (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).