CREATING WEALTH THROUGH EDUCATION

 

ABOUT

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FRANCOISE J. BLANCO

Attorney / Professor

Francoise J. Blanco is an Associate Professor at St. Thomas University College of Law. He has also served as a wealth, tax and business adviser to high-net-worth multinational families in the management of their estates and businesses worldwide. He focused his practice on international tax planning; advising on inbound and outbound foreign transactions; subpart F and foreign investment in U.S. real property. He has also worked on international corporate reorganizations and represented taxpayers before the United States Tax Court.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

INTERNATIONAL TAX PLANNING

  • Pre-Immigration Tax Planning 

  • International Estate Planning 

  • Tax Planning for Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Property 

  • Foreign Trust Planning 

  • Foreign Asset Protection Trust Panning 

  • Tax Treaty Planning 

  • International Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Tax Planning for Holding Companies 

  • Tax Planning for Financing Activities 

  • Tax Planning for Derivative Instruments

  • Tax Planning for Intellectual Property 

  • Tax Planning for Supply Chain Management

  • U.S. Investment in Foreign Businesses 

  • Expatriation

  • Streamlined Disclosure 

  • Reporting and Compliance 

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

  • Wills and Trusts ​

  • Durable Power of Attorney 

  • Living Will Declarations 

  • Wealth Preservation Planning ​

  • Business Succession Planning 

  • Asset Protection Planning 

  • Divorce Tax Planning 

  • Life Insurance Planning 

  • Dynasty (Multi-Generation) Trust Planning 

  • Private Foundations and Nonprofits 

  • Probate and Trust Administration

  • Post-Mortem Tax Planning

BUSINESS TAX PLANNING

  • Entity Formation and Classification 

  • Ownership Agreements

    • Shareholder Agreement

    • Partnership Agreement

    • Operating Agreement

    • Employment Agreement

    • Buy/Sell Agreements 

  • Mergers and Acquisitions 

  • Contract Drafting and Review

  • Ownership Disputes  

  • Contract Disputes 

  • Sales and Liquidation of Business 

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