Do you have assets in foreign countries?
Are you or your spouse from another country?
Do you have a relative in another country moving to the U.S., buying U.S. property, or making a gift to someone in the U.S.?
Are you a green card holder thinking about moving back your home country?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider the significant challenges that state and federal legal and tax rules could present. Without a strategy in place, one may face being hit with hefty taxes or complications, which could be minimized with proper estate planning.
China has been quite successful in encouraging foreign investments since the Sino-Foreign Equity Joint Venture Enterprise Law was promulgated in the beginning of the country’s economic reform in 1979.
With the passage of time, the Chinese government has recognized the limitations of the old case-by-case approval regime which is typically time-consuming and burdensome for foreign investors. The government has sought to test various reform measures as seen through the establishment of several Free Trade Zones and new rules that only applied within the boundaries of these Free Trade Zones.
Foster Garvey’s International practice group comprises a cross-disciplinary group of attorneys practicing in areas ranging from business transactions, immigration, maritime, government regulatory work, transportation and logistics and estate planning. The group members include bilingual and multicultural attorneys who are well-versed in handling these subject matters in a cross-border context. A number of attorneys have been actively practicing in the international arena since the early 1970s.