Foreign National Expertise: This Firm specializes in assisting foreign nationals in the acquisition, disposition and preservation of Florida real estate. The Firm’s attorneys are well versed in the intricacies, pitfalls and traps that can arise when a foreign national is purchasing U.S. real estate including how to properly take title to avoid the U.S. Estate tax which can be as high as 40%. The Firm’s intricate knowledge of the specific laws governing the purchase and sale of real estate by foreign nationals is critical in counseling foreign investors. Through its extensive knowledge of the various laws such as the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”), the Foreign Accounting Compliance Tax Act (“FATCA”), issue related to Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development (“OECD”), the U.S. Estate Tax and numerous other laws affecting the foreign national, the Firm can counsel foreign investors on everything from entity structuring and asset protection to tax and estate planning. The firm also specializes in foreign national 1031 tax deferred exchanges. We can assist you with formation of off shore corporations, domestic corporations, limited liability companies, trusts and Florida land trusts as well as assist you with all aspects of disposing, preserving or acquiring Florida real property.