Swiss-American Business Forum November 2007

James Bridgeman discusses international estate planning.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


November 09, 2007 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)


$5 for members / $10 for non-members

Join the local chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce for an evening of relaxed mingling and exchange of ideas during the monthly Swiss-American Business Forum.  This month our speaker is James Bridgeman, who will speak on international estate planning for the individual.  The topics will include:  What are we planning for? What will happen if we don’t plan, have a will alone, or some combination of a trust, will or an advanced healthcare directive? What happens if you inherit from your Swiss parents? What is the effect of these U.S. instruments on Swiss and/or European planning?  In addition, he will discuss how to provide for dependents, and general tax aspects of estate planning.

Mr. Bridgemen is a partner in Aspelin & Bridgeman, LLP which practices law in the areas of international litigation, business representation and consultation, contracts, personal injury, probate, and general practice.  He is fluent in French, German, Spanish and English. For more information, see

Appetizers and refreshments will be served by the Chamber. An optional no host dinner follows at a local restaurant.
More information about the Swiss Business Forum and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce:

The Swiss-American Business Forum is an informal gathering place for American and Swiss-American business people. There are many presentations from interesting companies who maintain a link with the Swiss-American community either in the United States or in Switzerland.

• Interested in meeting the local Swiss/American community?
• Are you a representative of a U.S. company that has a branch in Switzerland?
• Wanting to make contact with other Swiss expatriates?
• Curious about what the local Swiss business people do?

If so, please join the Business Forum for relaxed mingling and exchange of ideas, every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at swissnex San Francisco.

If you would like to present at a future meeting, please email Andreas Glocker, Chair of the Swiss-American Business Forum, with your interest.

For information on joining the Chamber, email the Chamber.

Membership levels:

Friend of the Chamber ($50)
Small Business Membership ($200)
Corporate Membership ($350)
Sustaining Membership ($650)


Photo: Myleen Hollero