Osvaldo Garcia 

Associate – New York
T.+1 212 504 6557
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Osvaldo Garcia is a member of the firm's Private Client Group, with a focus on international and domestic estate planning, estate administration, trust administration, tax controversies and matters of international regulatory compliance. Osvaldo was selected among of a pool of global contenders to the “Ones to Watch” list issued by the Private Client Global Elite for years 2017 and 2018. He co-authored a chapter, titled “U.S. Tax and Regulatory Considerations,” in Private Trust Companies: A Handbook for Advisers, published in 2020 by Globe Law and Business.

Osvaldo concentrates his pro bono practice on immigration law, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings, asylum applications and Violence Against Women Act petitions. He is the founder of the firm's Cadwalader Black and Latino Association Immigration Clinic, an internal support network for Cadwalader attorneys handling immigration matters, and currently serves as the Director for the Clinic. For his pro bono efforts, Osvaldo was awarded the distinction of Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association in 2016. He was also awarded the New York State Bar Association's President's Pro Bono Service Award for 2016 and has been recognized by The Cadwalader Center for Community Service with the Pro Bono Certificate of Excellence from 2015 to 2018. He was also recognized by the firm as the winner of the Build Community Award due to his pro bono efforts in the New York City immigrant community.

Osvaldo received his J.D. from Cornell Law School, with a concentration on Litigation and Advocacy, a specialization in International Legal Affairs and with Dean’s List distinctions. He received his B.A. from Florida International University, magna cum laude, where he concentrated on International Relations and Criminal Justice and was awarded with the Outstanding Academic Achievement in International Relations. Osvaldo is currently attending New York University School of Law as part of its Executive Tax LLM program, where he expects to graduate in 2019. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese. Osvaldo is admitted to practice in the State of New York.




  • Private Trust Companies - US Tax and Regulatory Considerations

    While high net worth families and practitioners have used private trust companies for many years in the international estate planning realm, the use of these structures is increasing in the U.S., as driven by a host of regulatory and geopolitical factors. Cadwalader's Osvaldo Garcia, Sasha Grinberg and Dorothy Mehta provide insight into various related tax and regulatory considerations for both practitioners and clients when creating such entities.



Osvaldo Garcia 


  • New York


  • Cornell Law School
  • Florida International University
    B.A., magna cum laude


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