Professional Experience

Priya Prakash Royal, Esq., LL.M., MBA, AEP, TEP practices in international taxation, cross-border trusts and estates, and multinational private client practice. With a distinguished career that began in 2006, she has also served as an Estate Tax Attorney at the IRS, where she audited billionaire estate and gift transfers. Priya is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Priya’s focus includes tax strategy, charitable planning, multinational estate and asset protection planning, and digital-era compliance. She holds the TEP (Trusts & Estate Practitioner – International) and AEP (Accredited Estate Planner) designations, which reflect her high standards in the field.


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
  • Villanova University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation
  • Rutgers University, B.A. in Journalism and Mass Media, Philosophy, and Political Science
  • American Public University System, MBA

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • State of Maryland
  • District of Columbia 

Professional Affiliations

  • Co-Chair, DC Bar Estate Trusts and Probate Steering Committee
  • 2022 Trailblazing Attorney of the Year, DC Bar Communities
  • Featured Spotlight in Bloomberg Tax (BNA)

Speaking Engagements

  • Planning for Non-Citizens and Foreign Interests, DC Bar, January 2023
  • Asset Protection Against Financial Abuse, October 2021
  • Cryptocurrency and Nonprofits, CenterLink Leadership Summit 2021, September 2021
  • Tax Issues in Estate Planning for Financial Professionals, Francis Financial, August 2021
  • International Estates for Financial Advisors, Charter Oak Financial, May 2021


  • First-Generation Global Wealth Builders Need Sound Tax Advice,” Bloomberg Tax Insights, (2024, June 3).
  • “Digital Arts as Estate Assets,” Trusts & Estates Journal, (2020, Spring). 
  • “Outlook on Tax Legislation and Regulation,” IRS Valuation Summit, (2019). 
  • “Who Owns You When You Die: Inside the Estates of Deceased Celebrities,” USPTO National Trademark Expo, (2018).

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