denis kleinfeld

Denis Kleinfeld is highly regarded as a lawyer, teacher and author. His private legal practice, Kleinfeld Law is located in North Miami Beach Florida. He is an Adjunct Professor at the LLM Wealth and Risk Management Program, Texas A&M School of Law. His practice focuses on strategic planning of domestic and international tax, legal, financial, matters involving wealth and risk management for private clients and private businesses.

Denis has been a featured columnist on Asset Protection for The Wall Street Journal, Newsmax, The Economist, and Forbes. He is also the author of 5 books on Wealth Strategies and is regarded as the creator of the Lifeboat Trust.

Publication

Tax Planning

Books

$10

“Panamanian Foundations Generate US Tax Consequences” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 2007

“Kanter, Ballard & Lisle: An Important S. Ct. Case for Tax Practitioners” Estate Planning Magazine

$Apr 2006

“Buying U.S. Real Estate Requires Serious Tax Planning” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 2005

“Supreme Court Rejects Governmental Tax Secrecy” Offshore Investment Magazine

$April 2005

“The Need For Tax Reform or Tax Replacement” Florida Bar Journal

$Apr 2005

“Hedge Fund Management fees – In The IRS Cross Hairs” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul 2004

Split Dollar – Now on the IRS Radar Screen” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 2003

“The IRS Voluntary Compliance Initiative” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Feb2003

“Foreign Corporations from the U.S. Perspective and the Anti-Avoidance of Tax Regime” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 1999

“Will the Internet Change the World’s Tax System?” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Dec 1998/Jan 1999

“New Form 3520 Raises the Ante on Foreign Trust Filing Requirements” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Dec 1997/Jan 1998

“The 1997 Tax Bill – the Party Continues” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 1997

“Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2: The Sequel” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 1996

“Money Laundering and U.S. Tax Law” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Dec 1995/Jan 1996

“Dealing with Tax Treaties” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 1995

“U.S. Tax Incentives for Foreign Investors” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 1994

Asset Protection/Wealth Planning

Books

$Year

“Asset Protection for High Net Worth Clients Needed Now More Than Ever”

$Apr 2008

“Leaving a Legacy of Wealth Takes Planning” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 2008

Co-Authored “Financial Planning Using The US Virgin Islands” Journal of International Taxation

$Aug 2007

“Asset Protection Planning: An European Growth Industry” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 2007

“Rules of Engagement – What Advisors Need to Know About the Laws Governing Asset Protection Tug-of-Wars” Trust & Estates Magazine

$Nov 2006

“Gold is Making Moves in Public and Private Sectors” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 2006

“Central and Eastern EU Real Estate is Looking Good” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Feb 2006

“There Are Ten Basic Rules to Managing Wealth” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 2005

Co-Authored “Tax Planning with Offshore Trusts After the Jobs Creation Act 2004” Journal of International Taxation

$Sep 2005

Co-authored “Understanding the Exposure of Assets to U.S. Estate and Gift Taxation” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 2005

“It Takes Planning For Family Business Succession” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 2005

Co-Authored “The Florida Supreme Court Finds No Liability for Aiding and Abetting a Fraudulent Transfer” The Florida Bar Journal

$Jun 2004

Co-authored “Why? The “Whys” of Asset Protection” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 2004

“Incentivizing Beneficiaries” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Apr 2004

“Making a Play for APT Business” Offshore Finance USA

$Winter 2003

“the World’s Changing Demographics” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 2003

“The Impact of Current Developments Upon The International Financial Services Industry” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 2003

“The Food Police Are Dangerous to Your Health and Your Wealth” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul/Aug 2003

“Reaping an Unexpected Benefit” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 2002

“A Criticism of the Gatekeepers’ Initiative” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 2002

“Why Aren’t There More Buyers?” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 2002

“A Tactical Approach To Asset Protection” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul/Aug 2002

“The Rise of the Multi-Family Office” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 2002

“The Current Offshore Situation” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 2002

Authored “A Lasting Legacy” Offshore Finance USA

$Jan/Feb 2002

“Nine Major Misconceptions of Estate Planning” Offshore Finance USA

$Nov/Dec 2001

“Planning the Unthinkable” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 2001

“Asset Protection Close to Home” Offshore Finance USA

$Sept/Oct 2001

“Is This The World’s Top Place to Live?” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 2001

“Choosing the Right Trustee” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 2001

“How to Make An Offshore Plan Work” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 2001

“A Professional’s Exposure to Money Laundering” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 2001

“Are Your Clients Prepared For a Financial Downturn” Attorney CPA Update

$Jan 2001

“International Harmonization Will Not Bring Local Harmony” Offshore Investment

$Dec 2000/Jan 2001

“Offshore Trusts – Handle with Care” Shoreliner Magazine

$Issue 5 - 2001

“The Largest Tax Haven in the World” The OFC Report

$2001

“Some Thoughts on Contempt of Court” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul/Aug 2000

“New York’s Court Decision Impacts International Asset Protection Planning” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 2000

“As We Approach the New Millennium” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 1999

“Guidance from the Supreme Court on Asset Protection Planning – Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo” Journal of Asset Protection

$Sep/Oct 1999

“The United States Supreme Court Speaks on Asset Protection Planning” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 1999

“Go Offshore If You Want Privacy” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul/Aug 1999

“Opportunity in the Offshore Financial World” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 1999

“Choosing An Offshore Trustee” Offshore Finance USA

$May/Jun 1999

“Using Florida Land Trusts to Protect Real Estate” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Apr 1999

“Employees – A Risk to Financial Wealth” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 1999

“Using the Foreign Private Foundation to Preserve International Assets” Private Wealth Advisor

$1999

“New York Court Decision Impacts International Asset Protection Planning” Journal of Asset Protection

$Sep/Oct 1998

“Commonly Asked Questions About Asset Protection Trusts” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 1998

“In Using Offshore Trusts – It’s A Matter of Common Sense” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul/Aug 1998

“Beware!! Prime Bank Instrument Fraud” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 1998

“The Offshore World’s Newest Market” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Feb 1998

“The Foreign Trust – The Doctors Best Friend” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 1997

“Be Charitable with a Charitable Trust” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 1997

“Using a Foreign Trust Protector May Become More Popular” The Florida Bar Tax Section Bulletin

$Apr 1997

“The Protection Against Legal Liability: Asset Protection Principle # 4” Journal of Asset Protection

$Mar/Apr 1997

“Forming A Company” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 1997

“The Danger of Joint Tenancy for Married People” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Feb 1997

“Tax Protection: Asset Protection Principle # 3” Journal of Asset Protection

$Jan./Feb 1997

“Live Good Now – The Modern Estate Plan” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Dec 1996/Jan 1997

“New Rules Define Foreign Trust” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 1996

“Insurance for Hassle Free Estate Planning” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 1996

“The Economic Protection of Assets: Asset Protection Principle # 2” Journal of Asset Protection

$Sep/Oct 1996

“International Trust Drafters Beware U.S. Tax Considerations” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul/Aug 1996

“International Strategies: Asset Protection Principle # 1 – Physical Protection” Journal of Asset Protection

$Nov/Dec 1995

“Special Trusts for Special Purposes” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 1995

“Controlling Property Through An Asset Protection Trust” Personal Financial Planning

$May/Jun 1995

“Passing on the Family Business” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 1995

“Organization and Chaos: Estate Planning in the U.S.A.” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Dec 1994/Jan 1995

“International Estate Planning for Asset Protection” The OFC Report

$1994/95

“Financial Planning – The Key to a Secure Future” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 1994

“Why People Want Asset Protection Planning” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 1994

“Asset Protection: Planning a Larger Estate” Miami Daily Business Review

$Nov 18, 1993

“Comparison of Jurisdictions” The International Offshore & Financial Centers Handbook

$1993

“Pulling Up the Drawbridge” Forbes Magazine

$Vol. 149 No. 9 Apr 27, 1992

Insurance Planning

Books

$Year

“Life Insurance Requires Serious Life Decisions” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Dec. 2007/Jan 2008

“Foreign Variable Insurance Contracts” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 2006

“Use of Life Insurance in the United States” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 2004

“Foreign Deferred Annuities in Trouble” Offshore Finance USA

$Mar/Apr 2001

“The Art of the Private Annuity Transaction” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Apr 2000

“Split-Dollar – A Technique to Finance Insurance and Tax Gain Advantage” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 1999

“Life Assurance – The Basics” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 1998

“The Impact of the Final Regulations on Offshore Private Annuities” Journal of Asset Protection

$Mar/Apr 1998

“Evaluating Insurance Companies and Their Products” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 1997

“Opting for the Foreign Variable Insurance Contract” Journal of Asset Protection

$Sept/Oct 1997

“POA Trusts and Variable Insurance Contracts: The Kleinfeld Gambit” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 1996

“U.S. Tax Aspects of Offshore Life Insurance” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 1995

“The Miracle of Insurance and the Practicality of the Trust” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul/Aug 1994

“the Life Insurance Trust – A United States Overview” Journal of International Trust and Corporate Planning

$Vol. 3 No.1 1994

Investment/Business Planning

Books

$Year

“Demographics and Investment – It’s All About People” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Apr 2009

“Subprime Raises Questions About Investment Managers” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Feb 2008

“Florida May Be In Your Business Future” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 2007

“Building a Real Estate Portfolio – Understanding the Critical Factors” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 2007

“Water May Be More Valuable Than Oil For Long-Term Investing” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Apr 2007

“Latin America: Increasing Opportunity & Increasing Risk” Private Wealth Management

$2007

“Government and Private Industry Must Work Together in the Financial Services Market” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Dec 2006

“Real Estate Investment is an International Business” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 2006

“Private Equity – Moving to the Mainstream” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul 2006

“Hedge Funds Are Still An Attractive Investment Vehicle” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 2005

“Limiting Liability with LLE” OFC Report

$2003

“Crooked Accounting – an OECD Failure” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 2002

“Will the OECD Rue the Day They Started All This?” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 2000

“Good Action Is Better Than A Good Excuse” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 2000

“Can Money Laundering Laws Survive the Age of Technology?” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Oct 1997

“Emergency Disaster Planning for International Business Entities” Journal of Asset Protection

$Jul/Aug 1997

“Taxes, Charity and Freedom” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 1996

“The Way The World Will Be” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 1996

“Private Banking” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Feb 1996

“Diversification and Global Investing” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Nov 1995

“International Strategies: Using Foreign Corporations” Journal of Asset Protection

$Sep/Oct 1995

“Some Thoughts on Establishing U.S. Business Operations” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 1994

“The Limited Liability Company – A New Entity for the Transaction of Business in the United States” Journal of International Trust and Corporate Planning

$Vol. 2 No. 1 1993

Miscellaneous

Books

$Year

“Communicate Your Way To Better Relationships” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jul 2007

“A Marital Agreement – The First Step to Saving Your Marriage” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Dec 2005

Co-Authored “Nailing the Lawyer For His Debtor-Client’s Sins” Trust & Estates Magazine

$Nov 2005

“Dealing With Difficult Employees Requires Thought Before Action” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Jun 2005

“Dealing with Family Disputes” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Sep 2004

“Who is Really Benefiting In Outsourcing Jobs” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 2004

“No Fraudulent Transfer Aiding and Abetting Liability in Florida – A Demonstration” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 2004

“Trust – The Key Factor For A Long Term Relationship” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Feb 2004

“Lawyers and Lawsuits – putting Chaos Theory Into Practice” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Mar 2004

“When Multi-Nationals Vote on Taxes” Offshore Investment Magazine

$Apr 2004

“Ethics and Fraudulent Conveyance” Offshore Investment Magazine

$May 1994

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Speaking Engagements

Tax Planning

Books

$Year

Co-speaker “What is a Tax Treaty and What Treaty Can Be Used for Taxes” 14th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar

$Sep 2004

Speaker “Treaty Construction and Interpretation” 14th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar

$Sep 2004

Speaker “Tax Planning Through the U.S. Possessions with Emphasis on the U.S. Virgin Islands” Florida Bar Tax Conference

$2003

Speaker “Issues of Tax Harmonization and Information Exchange” 10th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar

$Sep 2000

Speaker “US and Canada Tax Implications of Using Offshore Trusts” Bermuda Brain Trust Seminar

$Nov 11-14, 1999

Financial Planning

Books

$Year

Speaker “Building and Managing a Family Office” World Offshore Convention 2009

$Oct 2009

Moderator “Bridging US and Emerging Real Estate Markets” Cityscape USA Conference

$Sep 2008

Speaker “Planning Opportunities in the Caribbean for U.S. Clients” St. Vincent and the Grenadines International Financial Services Authority 10th Anniversary Reception

$Nov 2006

Speaker/Chairperson “How to Organize a Global Portfolio” World Offshore Convention 2006

$Oct 2006

Speaker/Chairperson “How to Harmonize the Family and Its Wealth – Answer: Establishing a Family Office” World Offshore Convention 2006

$Oct 2006

Speaker “International Wealth Diversification – Globalizing for Financial Success” World Offshore Convention 2005

$Oct 2005

Speaker “What is Insurance” Offshore Institute 15th Oxford Offshore Symposium

$Sep 2005

Speaker “How to React Quickly and Effectively to the Changing World” International Trusts, Tax Planning and Compliance Forum

$Mar 2005

Speaker “The Outlook for the Financial Service Industry – Status and Trends” BVI Symposium

$Jun 2004

Speaker “Planning For the Migration of People to the United States” International Trusts, Tax Planning and Compliance Forum

$Mar 2004

Speaker/Chairperson “Assurance Planning in the U.S.” World Offshore Convention 2003

$Oct 2003

Speaker “Developments in the International Financial Services Industry that Impacts You” Nevis International Financial Services Industry Conference 2003

$Aug 2003

Speaker/Chairperson “The Global View” World Offshore Convention 2002

$May 2002

Compliance

Books

$Year

Speaker “Tax Compliant Incentives Through the USVI” International Financial Sector Conference - Geneva

$2004

Speaker/Chairperson “U.S. Regulation Of Foreign Insurance and Solicitation” World Offshore Conference 2002

$2002

Speaker “Regulatory Developments in the U.S.A.” 11th Offshore Post Graduate Seminar

$Sep 2001

Speaker “What Every Accountant, Estate Planner, Insurance Executive, Agent and Attorney Should Know About Money Laundering and Fraud” 14th Oceana Money Laundering, Cybercrime and International Financial Crimes

$Feb 2001

Speaker “A World of Opportunity In a World of Compliance” Isle of Man Treasury – A Global Financial Center in the New Century

$Oct 2000

Co-speaker “Banking on Secrecy: Bank Secrecy, Confidentiality and Investigations” 13th Oceana Money Laundering and International Financial Crimes Conference

$Feb 2000

Speaker “Discussions of Selected Areas of Tax Compliance” Offshore Institute 5th Annual Caribbean Conference

$May 1998

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Having a solid legal foundation is like having a shield against financial attacks. It’s all about keeping your finances safe and sound before any legal issues even arise.

- Denis Kleinfeld