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International Estate Planning: Establishing Your Domicile

In one of our recent blog posts, we discussed the legal term “domicile” and outlined exactly why it is so important to establish the correct domicile during the estate planning process. If you are part of an international...more

Federal Tax Lien Did Not Survive Death of Joint Tenant

Two individuals (Cunning and Wren) acquired real property in the U.S. Virgin Islands as joint tenants with rights of survivorship (JTWROS) in 2005. In 2010 the IRS filed a federal tax lien against Cunning in the U.S. Virgin...more

High Net Worth Family Tax Report, Vol. 9, No. 2

What You Need to Know About Corporate Inversions - It seems like every day brings news of another possible corporate inversion transaction. The news reports usually describe these transactions as another United States...more

Hastings-Bass and Mistake: Should the BVI follow Jersey’s example?

On 25 October 2013 the States of Jersey introduced never before seen statutory provisions which seek to clarify, as a matter of Jersey law, the existence and nature of the Hastings-Bass principle and the doctrine which allows...more

Which Courts Have Jurisdiction to Deal with Claims Against Offshore Trustees?

There have been a number of cases decided recently by offshore Courts (particularly in Jersey and Bermuda), in which the Courts have had to consider the scope of their jurisdiction to determine disputes relating to trusts...more

International Practice Alert: September 2013 - When Can A Foreign Consulate Appear For A Foreign Citizen?

Estate litigation and probate proceedings are sometimes complicated when a beneficiary, close family member or other interested party is a citizen of a foreign nation. In an attempt to ease this burden, international...more

Rogers Towers: Using Contempt Power to Force Repatriation of Offshore Trust Assets

Offshore asset protection trusts (OAPT) typically have the following characteristics: (1) the trust is governed by the laws of a foreign jurisdiction that does not recognize the judgments or orders of courts of the United...more

Grants Ad Colligenda Bona – Securing estate assets at risk

When the assets of an estate are endangered by delay in its administration, the court has a general power to make a limited grant of administration in order to preserve assets of the deceased within the jurisdiction without...more

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