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Is Your Child a Tax Cheat?

I was quoted in the article “Is your child a tax cheat?” on Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch. ‎”One tax specialist in these areas, Eduardo R. Arista, a certified public accountant and attorney in Coral Gables, Fla., said that although he has dealt with several FBAR cases, he has yet to see a case involving a minor child. Arista points out […]

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Inbound Tax & Legal Planning for High Net Worth Foreigners

Ed Arista presented on Inbound Tax & Legal Planning for High Net Worth Foreigners at the Interamerican Accounting Associations Regional Seminar.

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Asset Protection for Business Owners

Ed Arista presented Asset Protection for Business Owners at the Financial Planners Association Annual Meeting.

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Just Started Helping Another Green Card Holder…

Just started helping another green card holder who thought he didn’t have to pay taxes just because he was living abroad. The 2011 tax amnesty expires in just a few months…

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Proposed Legislation Just Passed Committee

Proposed legislation to “patch” the hole punched into LLC law by a recent, controversial Florida Supreme Court case just passed committee with little opposition. Let’s see what happens when it gets to the floor…

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Some LLCs No Longer Safe Haven for Assets

Quoted in the recent DBR article, Some LLCs No Longer Safe Haven for Assets: …Ed Arista said he will continue to alert his clients to change the structure of their holding entities, by [for example] adding another person to the LLC… “But that has to be done very carefully. Once you bring in a second member you need a solid […]

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Supreme Court Decides Single Member LLCs Are Not Asset Protected

In today’s 5-2 decision, the Florida Supreme Court stripped single owner LLCs of their asset protection[1]. This is something that I have been warning clients about since a bankruptcy court in Colorado started a trend toward disregarding single member LLCs for asset protection purposes back in 2003. In order to understand what this means, one must understand more about what […]

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Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys and CPAs

Had fun organizing another Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys and CPAs. Well over 100 professionals mixing, mingling and hopefully establishing positive working relationships. Clients are so much better off when their attorney and CPA are on the same page!

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