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IMMIGRATION: PERM CERTIFICATION

Are you a foreigner already working in the US?  Are you now interested in remaining in the US on a permanent basis?  Or, are you a US employer looking to keep a foreign worker permanently?  Here is how you do it. Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) is the system set up by the USCIS for obtaining what is called “labor certification.”  Labor certification is READ FULL POST

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Florida Land Trust

I have always been fond of trusts generally and, when it comes to real estate investment, a land trust can be an ideal solution in many situations. The only drawback I have run into is that a lot of people are unfamiliar with trusts and it takes a good deal of explaining to get them to the necessary comfort level. READ FULL POST

IMMIGRATION: Blanket L-1 Program for Multi-National Companies

Multinational companies can usually qualify for the Blanket L-1 program, which greatly facilitates the transfer of employees to the US.

TAX CONTROVERSY: PART I – OVERVIEW

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the process, which is referred to as “tax controversy,” so you will have an idea of what to expect and can make wise, cost-effective decisions about how to proceed.

ESTATE PLANNING: Move Assets to a Trust (Part III)

Transferring assets to a trust is a simple and cost-effective way to protect assets and plan your estate.

ESTATE PLANNING: Trusts (Part II)

Most people are unaware of the valuable tool a trust can be for estate planning and asset protection.

IMMIGRATION: TN-1 Program (Canadian citizens)

the TN-1 classification is available only to Canadian citizens who intend to work in the U.S. in certain professions. The NAFTA list of approved professions includes accountants, engineers, attorneys, pharmacists, scientists, and teachers.  

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Where’s the Inventory???

There are a few different ways to find properties, each of which has pros and cons. We will start with the traditional methods and work our way progressively towards paths less traveled.

Tax Controversy: Part II—Audit

If you have managed to land on the IRS’ (or Department of Revenue’s) radar, and the agent is conducting an examination of your return, you are undoubtedly considering your options.  This article is intended to give you an idea of what to expect and some of the key considerations along the way.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: Part I – Overview of 1031 Exchange

These days, the real estate market is steadily on the rise. So, if you are in the real estate investment game, you may find yourself with a good opportunity to flip a property, but you may not be ready to cash out. Good news. You can take advantage of the sale opportunity and parlay it without having to pay taxes READ FULL POST