Denis Kleinfield, Of Counsel

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Denis Kleinfeld is highly regarded as a lawyer, teacher and author. He practices law as Of Counsel to Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL, in Miami, Florida and is Professor of Law at the LLM International Tax Program, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California. Learn More

Overview

Mr. Kleinfield’s private practice focuses on all stages of business and individual transition planning. Mr. Kleinfeld is known for his ability to analyze complex issues, develop pragmatic legal solutions, and creatively resolve controversies as businesses and individuals transition through their respective life-cycles and phases. He advises U.S. and international companies, businesspersons, investors, professionals, families, and individuals.

In performing transition planning, Mr. Kleinfeld carefully considers and integrates legal areas such as tax management and compliance, estate planning, commercial and investment matters, offshore jurisdictions, and wealth and asset protection to create a comprehensive plan to address his clients’ legal, business and personal needs. Whether you are an individual seeking to effectively manage growing wealth, or a business contemplating expansion in foreign or domestic markets, this type of inclusive legal analysis, planning, and implementation is critical to success. Similarly, Mr. Kleinfeld has worked with clients seeking U.S. and international income and estate tax planning, as well as individual expatriation and business cross-border migration. He provides legal guidance and related due diligence services for clients presented with various business and investment opportunities as well as matters of personal concern.

Clients rely on his expertise, and judgment to address legal issues efficiently and effectively, to offer his experienced insights, and to provide sophisticated legal advice integrating numerous areas of the law.

He is co-author of the two volume treatise, “Practical International Tax Planning,” published by Practicing Law Institute. He is the contributing author on Foreign Trusts published in “Administration of Trusts in Florida” by The Florida Bar. Mr. Kleinfeld has also authored chapters for the American Bar Association’s in “Asset Protection Strategies: Wealth Preservation Planning with Domestic and Offshore Entities Vols. I and II.” He is a contributing author to the “LexisNexis Guide to FATCA”.

As a Professor and as a lawyer, Mr. Kleinfeld has written extensively in professional and general circulation magazines and publications on a wide variety of tax, insurance, estate planning, treaty planning, domestic and international asset protection, and compliance as well as observations on relevant political, social and economic topics. He is on the Board of Editors of Estate Planning Magazine. Mr. Kleinfeld serves as co-chairman for, the Florida Annual Wealth Protection Conference. He speaks regularly at a wide variety of professional conferences, seminars, and symposiums in the United States and around the world. Mr. Kleinfeld authors a blog as an “Insider” for MoneyNews.com published by Newsmax Magazine, and is a member of Newsmax’s Financial Braintrust.

Denis Kleinfeld was born in Chicago, Illinois. After obtaining his B.S. degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois in 1967 and being registered as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Kleinfeld enrolled at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, graduating in 1970 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1970. He was employed as an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service in the Estate and Gift Tax Division for four years and entered the private practice of law in Illinois in 1974. Mr. Kleinfeld became a member of the Florida Bar in 1983. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Credentials

Education

  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law Chicago, Illinois J.D.
  • University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Illinois B.S. Accountancy

Admitted

  • Illinois (Inactive)
  • Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of International Trade

Publications

Publications/Book Author

    • Co-Authored the two-volume treatise Practical International Tax Planning (4th Ed., 2013)
    • Authored “Foreign Trusts” chapter published in Administration of Trusts in Florida (7th Ed., 2013)
    • Authored “Attorney Ethical Liability in the Application of the Terms “Fraud” versus “Fraudulent Transfer” Under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act” and “Use of Civil Law Foundations for
    • Asset Protection” chapters published in Asset Protection Strategies: Wealth Preservation Planning with Domestic and Offshore Entities (Vols. I and II, 2005) (American Bar Association)
    • Contributing Author to LexisNexis® Guide to FATCA Compliance (2013)

Tax Planning

    • Authored “U.S. Tax Incentives for Foreign Investors,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 1994)
    • Authored “Dealing with Tax Treaties,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 1995)
    • Authored “Money Laundering and U.S. Tax Law,” Offshore Investment Magazine (Dec. 1995/January 1996)
    • Authored “Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2: The Sequel,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 1996)
    • Authored “The 1997 Tax Bill – the Party Continues,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 1997)
    • Authored “New Form 3520 Raises the Ante on Foreign Trust Filing Requirements,” Offshore Investment Magazine (Dec 1997/Jan 1998)
    • Authored “Will the Internet Change the World’s Tax System?,” Offshore Investment Magazine (December 1998/January 1999)
    • Authored “Foreign Corporations from the U.S. Perspective and the Anti-Avoidance of Tax Regime,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 1999)
    • Authored “The IRS Voluntary Compliance Initiative,” Offshore Investment Magazine (February 2003)
    • Authored “Split Dollar – Now on the IRS Radar Screen,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 2003)
    • Authored “Hedge Fund Management fees – In The IRS Cross Hairs,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July 2004)
    • Authored “The Need For Tax Reform or Tax Replacement,” Florida Bar Journal (April 2005)
    • Authored “Supreme Court Rejects Governmental Tax Secrecy,” Offshore Investment Magazine (April 2005)
    • Authored “Buying U.S. Real Estate Requires Serious Tax Planning,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 2005)
    • Authored “Kanter, Ballard & Lisle: An Important S. Ct. Case for Tax Practitioners,” Estate Planning Magazine (April 2006)
    • Authored “Panamanian Foundations Generate US Tax Consequences,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 2007)

Asset Protection/Wealth Preservation

    • Program co-Chair and Speaker, “Florida Bar Tax Section Asset Protection Industry Leaders Present Key Tools, Technologies & Insights to Create a Successful Wealth Protection Plan”, (May 2014)
    • Authored “Pulling Up the Drawbridge,” Forbes Magazine (Vol. 149 No. 9 April 27, 1992)
    • Authored “Comparison of Jurisdictions,” The International Offshore & Financial Centers Handbook (1993)
    • Authored “Asset Protection: Planning a Larger Estate,” Miami Daily Business Review (November 18, 1993)
    • Authored “Why People Want Asset Protection Planning,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 1994)
    • Authored “Financial Planning – The Key to a Secure Future,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 1994)
    • Authored “International Estate Planning for Asset Protection,” The OFC Report 1994/95
    • Authored “Organization and Chaos: Estate Planning in the U.S.A.,” Offshore Investment Magazine (December 1994/January 1995)
    • Authored “Passing on the Family Business,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 1995)
    • Authored “Controlling Property Through An Asset Protection Trust,” Personal Financial Planning (May/June 1995)
    • Authored “Special Trusts for Special Purposes,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 1995)
    • Authored “International Strategies: Asset Protection Principle # 1 – Physical Protection,” Journal of Asset Protection (Nov. /Dec. 1995)
    • Authored “International Trust Drafters Beware U.S. Tax Considerations,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July/August 1996)
    • Authored “The Economic Protection of Assets: Asset Protection Principle # 2,” Journal of Asset Protection (Sept./October 1996)
    • Authored “Insurance for Hassle Free Estate Planning,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 1996)
    • Authored “New Rules Define Foreign Trust,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 1996)
    • Authored “Live Good Now – The Modern Estate Plan,” Offshore Investment Magazine (December 1996/January 1997)
    • Authored “Tax Protection: Asset Protection Principle # 3,” Journal of Asset Protection (Jan./Feb. 1997)
    • Authored “The Danger of Joint Tenancy for Married People,” Offshore Investment Magazine (February 1997)
    • Authored “Forming A Company,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 1997)
    • Authored “The Protection Against Legal Liability: Asset Protection Principle # 4,” Journal of Asset Protection (Mar/Apr 1997)
    • Authored “Using a Foreign Trust Protector May Become More Popular,” The Florida Bar Tax Section Bulletin (April 1997)
    • Authored “Be Charitable with a Charitable Trust,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 1997)
    • Authored “The Foreign Trust – The Doctors Best Friend,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 1997)
    • Authored “The Offshore World’s Newest Market,” Offshore Investment Magazine (February 1998)
    • Authored “Beware!! Prime Bank Instrument Fraud,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 1998)
    • Authored “In Using Offshore Trusts – It’s A Matter of Common Sense,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July/August 1998)
    • Authored “Commonly Asked Questions About Asset Protection Trusts,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 1998)
    • Authored “New York Court Decision Impacts International Asset Protection Planning,” Journal of Asset Protection (Sept/Oct 1998)
    • Authored “Using the Foreign Private Foundation to Preserve International Assets,” Private Wealth Advisor (1999)
    • Authored “Employees – A Risk to Financial Wealth,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 1999)
    • Authored “Using Florida Land Trusts to Protect Real Estate,” Offshore Investment Magazine (April 1999)
    • Authored “Choosing An Offshore Trustee,” Offshore Finance USA (May/June 1999)
    • Authored “Opportunity in the Offshore Financial World,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 1999)
    • Authored “Go Offshore If You Want Privacy,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July/August 1999)
    • Authored “The United States Supreme Court Speaks on Asset Protection Planning,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 1999)
    • Authored “Guidance from the Supreme Court on Asset Protection Planning – Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo,” Journal of Asset Protection (Sept/Oct 1999)
    • Authored “As We Approach the New Millennium,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 1999)
    • Authored “New York’s Court Decision Impacts International Asset Protection Planning,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 2000)
    • Authored “Some Thoughts on Contempt of Court,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July/Aug. 2000)
    • Authored “The Largest Tax Haven in the World,” The OFC Report (2001)
    • Authored “Offshore Trusts – Handle with Care,” Shoreliner Magazine (Issue 5 – 2001)
    • Authored “International Harmonization Will Not Bring Local Harmony,” Offshore Investment (December 2000/January 2001)
    • Authored “Are Your Clients Prepared For a Financial Downturn,” Attorney CPA Update (January 2001)
    • Authored “A Professional’s Exposure to Money Laundering,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 2001)
    • Authored “How to Make An Offshore Plan Work,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 2001)
    • Authored “Choosing the Right Trustee,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 2001)
    • Authored “Is This The World’s Top Place to Live?,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 2001)
    • Authored “Asset Protection Close to Home,” Offshore Finance USA (Sept/Oct 2011)
    • Authored “Planning the Unthinkable,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 2001)
    • Authored “Nine Major Misconceptions of Estate Planning,” Offshore Finance USA (Nov/Dec. 2001)
    • Authored “A Lasting Legacy,” Offshore Finance USA (Jan/Feb. 2002)
    • Authored “The Current Offshore Situation,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 2002)
    • Authored “The Rise of the Multi-Family Office,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 2002)
    • Authored “A Tactical Approach To Asset Protection,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July/August 2002)
    • Authored “Why Aren’t There More Buyers?,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 2002)
    • Authored “A Criticism of the Gatekeepers’ Initiative,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 2002)
    • Authored “Reaping an Unexpected Benefit,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 2002)
    • Authored “Authored “The Food Police Are Dangerous to Your Health and Your Wealth,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July/Aug 2003)
    • Authored “The Impact of Current Developments Upon The International Financial Services Industry,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 2003)
    • Authored “The World’s Changing Demographics,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 2003)
    • Authored “Making a Play for APT Business,” Offshore Finance USA (Winter 2003)
    • Authored “Incentivizing Beneficiaries,” Offshore Investment Magazine (April 2004)
    • Co-authored “Why? The “Whys,” of Asset Protection,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 2004)
    • Co-Authored “The Florida Supreme Court Finds No Liability for Aiding and Abetting a Fraudulent Transfer,” The Florida Bar Journal (June 2004)
    • Authored “It Takes Planning For Family Business Succession,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 2005)
    • Co-authored “Understanding the Exposure of Assets to U.S. Estate and Gift Taxation,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 2005)
    • Co-Authored “Tax Planning with Offshore Trusts After the Jobs Creation Act 2004,” Journal of International Taxation (September 2005)
    • Authored “There Are Ten Basic Rules to Managing Wealth,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 2005)
    • Authored “Central and Eastern EU Real Estate is Looking Good,” Offshore Investment Magazine (February 2006)
    • Authored “Gold is Making Moves in Public and Private Sectors,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 2006)
    • Authored “Rules of Engagement – What Advisors Need to Know About the Laws Governing Asset Protection Tug-of-Wars,” Trust & Estates Magazine (November 2006)
    • Authored “Asset Protection Planning: An European Growth Industry,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 2007)
    • Co-Authored “Financial Planning Using The US Virgin Islands,” Journal of International Taxation (August 2007)
    • Authored “Leaving a Legacy of Wealth Takes Planning,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 2008)
    • Authored “Asset Protection for High Net Worth Clients Needed Now More Than Ever,” (April 2008)

Insurance Planning

    • Authored “The Life Insurance Trust – A United States Overview,” Journal of International Trust and Corporate Planning (Vol. 3 No.1 1994)
    • Authored “The Miracle of Insurance and the Practicality of the Trust,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July/August 1994)
    • Authored “U.S. Tax Aspects of Offshore Life Insurance,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 1995)
    • Authored “POA Trusts and Variable Insurance Contracts: The Kleinfeld Gambit,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 1996)
    • Authored “Opting for the Foreign Variable Insurance Contract,” Journal of Asset Protection (Sept/Oct 1997)
    • Authored “Evaluating Insurance Companies and Their Products,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 1997)
    • Authored “The Impact of the Final Regulations on Offshore Private Annuities,” Journal of Asset Protection (March/April 1998)
    • Authored “Life Assurance – The Basics,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 1998)
    • Authored “Split-Dollar – A Technique to Finance Insurance and Tax Gain Advantage,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 1999)
    • Authored “The Art of the Private Annuity Transaction,” Offshore Investment Magazine (April 2000)
    • Authored “Foreign Deferred Annuities in Trouble,” Offshore Finance USA (Mar./April 2001)
    • Authored “Use of Life Insurance in the United States,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 2004)
    • Authored “Foreign Variable Insurance Contracts,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 2006)
    • Authored “Life Insurance Requires Serious Life Decisions,” Offshore Investment Magazine (Dec. 2007/January 2008)

Investment/Business Planning

    • Authored “The Limited Liability Company – A New Entity for the Transaction of Business in the United States,” Journal of International Trust and Corporate Planning (Vol. 2 No. 1 1993)
    • Authored “Some Thoughts on Establishing U.S. Business Operations,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 1994)
    • Authored “International Strategies: Using Foreign Corporations,” Journal of Asset Protection (Sept/Oct. 1995)
    • Authored “Diversification and Global Investing,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 1995)
    • Authored “Private Banking,” Offshore Investment Magazine (February 1996)
    • Authored “The Way The World Will Be,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 1996)
    • Authored “Taxes, Charity and Freedom,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 1996)
    • Authored “Emergency Disaster Planning for International Business Entities,” Journal of Asset Protection (July/Aug. 1997)
    • Authored “Can Money Laundering Laws Survive the Age of Technology?,” Offshore Investment Magazine (October 1997)
    • Authored “Good Action Is Better Than A Good Excuse,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 2000)
    • Authored “Will the OECD Rue the Day They Started All This?,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 2000)
    • Authored “Crooked Accounting – an OECD Failure,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 2002)
    • Authored “Limiting Liability with LLE,” OFC Report (2003)
    • Authored “Hedge Funds Are Still An Attractive Investment Vehicle,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 2005)
    • Authored “Private Equity – Moving to the Mainstream,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July 2006)
    • Authored “Real Estate Investment is an International Business,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 2006)
    • Authored “Government and Private Industry Must Work Together in the Financial Services Market,” Offshore Investment Magazine (December 2006)
    • Authored “Latin America: Increasing Opportunity & Increasing Risk,” Private Wealth Management (2007)
    • Authored “Water May Be More Valuable Than Oil For Long-Term Investing,” Offshore Investment Magazine (April 2007)
    • Authored “Building a Real Estate Portfolio – Understanding the Critical Factors,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 2007)
    • Authored “Florida May Be In Your Business Future,” Offshore Investment Magazine (November 2007)
    • Authored “Subprime Raises Questions About Investment Managers,” Offshore Investment Magazine (February 2008)
    • Authored “Demographics and Investment – It’s All About People,” Offshore Investment Magazine (April 2009)

Miscellaneous

    • Authored “Ethics and Fraudulent Conveyance,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 1994)
    • Authored “When Multi-Nationals Vote on Taxes,” Offshore Investment Magazine (April 2002)
    • Authored “Lawyers and Lawsuits – putting Chaos Theory Into Practice,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 2003)
    • Authored “Trust – The Key Factor For A Long Term Relationship,” Offshore Investment Magazine (February 2004)
    • Authored “No Fraudulent Transfer Aiding and Abetting Liability in Florida – A Demonstration,” Offshore Investment Magazine (March 2004)
    • Authored “Who is Really Benefiting In Outsourcing Jobs,” Offshore Investment Magazine (May 2004)
    • Authored “Dealing with Family Disputes,” Offshore Investment Magazine (September 2004)
    • Authored “Dealing With Difficult Employees Requires Thought Before Action,” Offshore Investment Magazine (June 2005)
    • Co-Authored “Nailing the Lawyer For His Debtor-Client’s Sins,” Trust & Estates Magazine (Nov. 2005)
    • Authored “A Marital Agreement – The First Step to Saving Your Marriage,” Offshore Investment Magazine (December 2005)
    • Authored “Communicate Your Way To Better Relationships,” Offshore Investment Magazine (July 2007)

Speaking Engagements

Tax Planning

    • Speaker, “How CPAs and Lawyers Work Together to Protect a Client’s Business and Personal Assets”, 29th Annual Accounting Show, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, (September 2014)
    • Speaker, “Update on U.S. Foreign FATCA The Good (if any), The Bad (mostly,) and The Ugly (think Coyote)” 29th Annual Accounting Show, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, (September 2014)
    • Speaker, “Business Valuation – No More Risk Free, “28th Annual Accounting Show, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Fort Lauderdale, FL (September 26, 2013)
    • Speaker and Co-Chair “S,K,C and J – Making Cent$ Out of the Alphabet Soup: Advanced Themes in Entity Selections and Operations,” The Florida Bar Tax Section (October 2012)
    • Speaker “Tax Controversy – How to Avoid It, Litigate It and Keep it Civil,” The Florida Bar Tax Section (October 2009)
    • Speaker “US and Canada Tax Implications of Using Offshore Trusts,” Bermuda Brain Trust Seminar (November 11-14, 1999)
    • Speaker “Tax Planning Through the U.S. Possessions with Emphasis on the U.S. Virgin Islands,” Florida Bar Tax Conference (2003)
    • Speaker “Issues of Tax Harmonization and Information Exchange,” 10th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar (Sept. 2000)
    • Speaker “Treaty Construction and Interpretation,” 14th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar (Sept. 2004)
    • Co-speaker “What is a Tax Treaty and What Treaty Can Be Used for Taxes,” 14th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar (Sept. 2004)

Asset Protection/Wealth Preservation

    • Speaker “Annual Wealth Protection – How a Lawyer Can Protect a Client’s Wealth,” The Florida Bar Tax Section (May 2013)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection” AAA-CPA Fall Meeting & Educational Conference (November 2012)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection Trusts,” FICPA Multiple Disciplinary Practice Conference (November 2000)
    • Speaker “The Application of the Term ‘Fraud’ v. ‘Fraudulent Transfer’ Under the Rules of Ethics,” ABA 16th Annual Symposia (April 2005)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection Using Land Trusts,” Florida Bar 2005 Real Estate Transactions Involving Land Trusts Seminar (January 2005)
    • Speaker “Opening a Family Office – Sustaining a Successful Family Throughout the Generations,” Offshore Investment Dubai Seminar (April 2007)
    • Speaker “The Four Principles of Asset Protection,” Broward Jewish Federation (December 2009)
    • Speaker “Finding Your Way To America – Planning for the Migration of People to the United States,”
    • Speaker “Ethics and Marketing Considerations for Lawyers who Represent Physicians,” Florida Bar – Representing the Physician 2009 Conference (2009)
    • Speaker “Observations on Ethics and Fraudulent Conveyance,” Florida Bar Annual Wealth Conference (May 1999)
    • Speaker “Land Trusts and Asset Protection Planning,” Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (March 2010)
    • Chairperson “Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminars,” (1999-2009)
    • Co-chair “Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminars,” (2010-2011)
    • Speaker “The Application of the Terms ‘Fraud v. Fraudulent Transfers’ Under the Rules of Ethics,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2000)
    • Speaker ““Onshore or Offshore – What is the Best for Asset Protection,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2001)
    • Speaker “Is Asset Protection Legal and Ethical,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2002)
    • Co -Speaker “The Real World of Attorney Liability in Asset Protection Planning – An Analysis of the Kleinfeld and Alper Cases,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2003)
    • Speaker “The New World of Asset Protection Planning – An Update on Opportunities,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2005)
    • Speaker “Foreign Asset Protection Trusts – What, Why, When, How and Where,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2005)
    • Co-speaker “Interviewing The client and Making Determinations of What the Overall Strategy Will Be – Integrating the Estate Planning Process with Asset Protection Planning,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2006)
    • Speaker “Ethics and Lawyers Liability – What You Need To Know To Keep Your License and Also Avoid Being Held Financially Liable for Your Client’s Problems,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2006)
    • Speaker “The Growth of Wealth Protection,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2007)
    • Speaker “Domestic Planning Strategies – The Legal Background for Using Exemptions, Limited Liability Entities, and Equity Stripping,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2007)
    • Co-Speaker “The Ethical Requirements for Asset Protection Planning and Marketing Planning Services,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2008)
    • Speaker “The Nuts and Bolts of Asset Protection Trusts,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2009)
    • Panelist “What Are The Best Jurisdictions and Why? A panel discussion on both domestic and foreign jurisdictional considerations,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2010)
    • Speaker “Negotiating Settlements with Creditors and the Impact Internal Revenue Code Section 108. How to Guide Clients and Deal with Banks and Private Borrowers in Foreclosure and Judgment Situations. How to Avoid Having Debt Reduction Become an Income Tax Disaster,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2010)
    • Speaker “Taking Your New $5,000,000 Allowance to an Asset Protection Trust Jurisdiction – Time for the Estate Tax Planner to Finally do an APT! Nuts and Bolts for the Tax Practitioner, and Welcome to Alaska, Nevada or Elsewhere,” Florida Bar Wealth Protection Seminar (May 2011)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection – Myth and Reality in a World of Risk,” Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami (October 2000)
    • Speaker “The Ethics and Liability of Fraudulent Conveyance,” Greater Miami Tax Institute (June 2000)
    • Speaker “Global Security for the Family – Protecting Family Members and their Assets Around the Globe,” Institute of International Research Family Office Forum (June 2006)
    • Speaker “The Global Family – Preparing the Family from the Legal and Financial Standpoints,” Institute of International Research Family Office Management Conference (January 2006)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection Planning for High Net Worth Clients,” The International Forum 2008 Meeting (January 2008)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection Now,” International Tax Planning Association 2002 Meeting (October 2002)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection Planning in a Real Estate Deal,” Practical Real Estate Taxation Conference (April 1999)
    • Speaker “Private Banking and the Private Client – A Report on Domestic and International Wealth Protection Planning,” 11th Oceana International Money Laundering Conference (February 1999)
    • Speaker “It Wasn’t Raining When Noah Built the Ark -A Report of Current Development in Sophisticated Strategies for Asset Protection,” National Association of Estate Planners and Counsels (October 1999)
    • Speaker “Successfully Navigating the Tax Aspects of a Trust,” National Business Institute – Increase Your Effectiveness When Drafting and Administering Trusts (August 2007)
    • Speaker “How to Protect Assets,” National Business Institute (2004)
    • Speaker “Advanced Wealth Planning In Florida,” National Business Institute (2005)
    • Speaker “Ethical and Planner Liability Issues: Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Transfers,” National Business Institute – Advanced Asset Protection Strategies (July 2007)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection – It Wasn’t Raining When Noah Built the Ark,” North Dade/S. Broward Estate Planning Council (October 2000)
    • Speaker “Effectively Using Offshore Protection Trusts for U.S. Persons,” Offshore Institute Asia Pacific Conference (October 2002)
    • Speaker “Assessing the Future Viability of Asset Protection Trusts,” Institute of International Research – Succeeding in the Transforming Environment – Offshore Trusts for Private Clients (March 2001)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection Challenges for Creditors, Spouses and Beneficiaries,” Institute of International Research 9th Annual Offshore Trusts Conference (April 2000)
    • Speaker “Innovative Uses of Insurance for Retirement Saving, Asset Protection and Tax Mitigation: Workshop Case Studies,” 10th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar (Sept. 2000)
    • Speaker “Asset Protection Trusts in the U.S.A.,” 11th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar (Sept. 2001)
    • Speaker “Innovative Uses of Insurance for Retirement Saving, Asset Protection and Tax Mitigation – A U.S. Perspective,” 11th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar (September 2001)
    • Co-Speaker/Co-chairperson “How to Structure an Estate without the Use of a Trust Structure,” World Offshore Convention 2005 (October 2005)
    • Speaker “Offshore Trusts for Asset Protection Planning,” Palm Beach County Bar Association 16th Annual Estate & Probate Seminar (March 1999)
    • Co-Speaker “Asset Protection Strategies,” PESI – Eight Ways Real Estate Can Save Taxes and Preserve Your Assets (January 2005)
    • Speaker “Offshore Trust for Asset Protection Planning,” The Sovereign Society Premier Offshore Advantage Seminar (May 1999)
    • Chairperson/Speaker “Asset Protection,” World Offshore Convention 2004 (October 2004)
    • Co-Speaker “How to Market Asset Protection Planning Services,” World Offshore Convention 2004 (October 2004)
    • Speaker “Drafting Effective Life Insurance Trusts,” World Offshore Convention 2004 (October 2004)
    • Speaker “Private Placement Life Insurance Annuities and Other Planning Opportunities for the U.S. Market,” World Offshore Convention 2009 (October 2009)
    • Speaker “How Financial Planners Can Survive the Risk of Turbulent Times,” Society of FSP Forum (October 2010)
    • Co-Chaired, Presented and was a Panel Member in the Florida Bar CLE, Tax Section and Florida Association of Attorney-CPA Seminar entitled “Annual Wealth Protection 2012: Creating Wealth Certainty in an Uncertain World” (May 25, 2012)

Financial Planning

    • Speaker “Planning For the Migration of People to the United States,” International Trusts, Tax Planning and Compliance Forum (March 2004)
    • Speaker “The Outlook for the Financial Service Industry – Status and Trends,” BVI Symposium (June 2004)
    • Speaker “How to React Quickly and Effectively to the Changing World,” International Trusts, Tax Planning and Compliance Forum (March 2005)
    • Moderator “Bridging US and Emerging Real Estate Markets,” Cityscape USA Conference (Sept. 2008)
    • Speaker “Developments in the International Financial Services Industry that Impacts You,” Nevis International Financial Services Industry Conference 2003 (August 2003)
    • Speaker “What is Insurance,” Offshore Institute 15th Oxford Offshore Symposium (September 2005)
    • Speaker “International Wealth Diversification – Globalizing for Financial Success,” World Offshore Convention 2005 (October 2005)
    • Speaker/Chairperson “The Global View,” World Offshore Convention 2002 (May 2002)
    • Speaker/Chairperson “Assurance Planning in the U.S.,” World Offshore Convention 2003 (October 2003)
    • Speaker/Chairperson “How to Organize a Global Portfolio,” World Offshore Convention 2006 (October 2006)
    • Speaker/Chairperson “How to Harmonize the Family and Its Wealth – Answer: Establishing a Family Office,” World Offshore Convention 2006 (October 2006)
    • Speaker “Building and Managing a Family Office,” World Offshore Convention 2009 (October 2009)
    • Speaker “Planning Opportunities in the Caribbean for U.S. Clients,” St. Vincent and the Grenadines International Financial Services Authority 10th Anniversary Reception (November 2006)

Compliance

    • Co-speaker “Banking on Secrecy: Bank Secrecy, Confidentiality and Investigations,” 13th Oceana Money Laundering and International Financial Crimes Conference (February 2000)
    • Speaker “Tax Compliant Incentives Through the USVI,” International Financial Sector Conference – Geneva (2004)
    • Speaker “A World of Opportunity In a World of Compliance,” Isle of Man Treasury – A Global Financial Center in the New Century (October 2000)
    • Speaker “What Every Accountant, Estate Planner, Insurance Executive, Agent and Attorney Should Know About Money Laundering and Fraud,” 14th Oceana Money Laundering, Cybercrime and International Financial Crimes (February 2001)
    • Speaker “Regulatory Developments in the U.S.A.,” 11th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar (Sept. 2001)
    • Speaker “Discussions of Selected Areas of Tax Compliance,” Offshore Institute 5th Annual Caribbean Conference (May 1998)
    • Speaker/Chairperson “U.S. Regulation Of Foreign Insurance and Solicitation,” World Offshore Conference 2002 (May 2002)

Television Interviews

    • Guest “Wealth and Wisdom with Joyce Boyer and Michael Lee,” WXEL Palm Beach (October 2002)

Medical/Health Practice Management

    • Speaker “Representing the Physician 2013: Practical Considerations for Effectively Guiding Physicians and Their Practices,” The Florida Bar Health Law Section and Tax Section (January 2013)
    • Speaker “Representing the Physician 2012 – Making Changes for the Better: prescriptions for Helping and Protecting Physicians During Challenging Times,” The Florida Bar Health Law Section and Tax Section (January 2012)
    • Speaker “Representing the Physician 2009,” The Florida Bar Health Law Section and Tax Section (January 2009)