November 17, 2016

Expatriation Exit Tax

Expatriation – Giving Up Your U.S. Citizenship Is a Taxing Experience Multi-national planning can include deciding choosing where you will be a citizen.  Sometimes the tax grass appears greener on the other side of the proverbial fence.  Jump the fence and giving up your U.S. citizenship, can trigger an Expatriation Tax. […]
August 2, 2016

Amwest Chinese Post Event

On August 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM I am honored to be speaking at a local Chinese Community Event promoted by AmWest Chinese Post and hosted by Annie White, who will be translating for me.  I will be specifically addressing estate planning and succession issues for families that have both strong […]
July 25, 2016

Medical Directives

What is a Medical Directive? Definition:  A Medical Directive is an expression exercising a person’s right to accept or decline medical treatment, even if it results in death.  A Medical Directive is a powerful planning tool to make decisions concerning one’s health care personally rather than leaving it up to others. […]
July 22, 2016

Types of Trusts

Types of Trusts. Defining a Trust is just the beginning.  There are many varieties and types of Trusts.  These are some of the most common types of Trust: Testamentary Trust.  A Testamentary Trust does not come into existence until the Grantor dies.  Typically a Testamentary Trust is created by the Grantor’s […]