Unique Ability

Welcome to our small family firm with international scale. Our specialists are professionals with multi-year experience in law and with the clients we serve. Our Attorneys have deep knowledge and experience in tax, startup/small business, wealth management, estates and trusts, oil and gas, and international law.

New Thinking

Our client service and back-office management systems leverage the latest technology in order to keep client costs low and service quality high. Most of our services are billed based on flat fee contracts, we don't like unpredictable expenses. We provide practical advice in plain English (or Russian, or German, ...).

Our Clients

The partners and staff of our law firm seek to empower you. Whether you are in need of tax services, looking for advice on managing money or starting a business, we are here for you. Our focus is on being lawyers who help you to say "yes, we can do that." We find solutions, we explain, we empower.

Insights and Analysis

US Treasury Vs Disclosure Programs

Back in April of 2016, I predicted that the Panama Papers leak would eventually lead to the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) modifying the offshore disclosure programs in effect today [Fn1]. The leak from Panama Papers law firm Mossack Fonesca basically gives an offshore asset roadmap to the IRS and it is a good bet that the U.S. Government either has or will soon obtain a copy of the documents.
AS most tax professionals working with international assets know, the U.S. has very harsh offshore disclosure requirements. The Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) requires reporting of all foreign bank accounts over $10,000 in aggregate value. FBAR requirements have existed since the 1980s. More recently, Congress implemented the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which requires a myriad of disclosures for various foreign assets. Penalties for merely failing to file can be draconian.

Panama Papers 1 blue

By now, anyone who follows international finance, tax, or law has heard about the ICIJ reporting on the leak of over 11 million documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonesca. According to the news reporting, the documents contain a vast amount of information on offshore assets and shell corporations used by the rich and famous to ... [Read more]

The stars seem to be aligned for a massive shift in the way offshore assets are held and accounted for. The recent leak to the ICIJ media consortium of the Panama Papers, 2.6 Terabytes of information on the offshore holdings of many prominent and wealthy individuals, certainly marks an expansion in the ever growing program to ... [Read more]