Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL

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Miami, FL 33131, United States

Contact: Andrew Ittleman

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International Tax Compliance Update: Renouncing U.S. Citizenship to Avoid Taxes: Is It Worth It?

As we have reported previously in recent years the United States has intensified its efforts to force United States persons to disclose assets they hold and income they earn abroad. Two prominent examples of these efforts are…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Bitcoin Regulatory Update: The BitLicense: New York State Proposes Virtual Currency Licensing and Regulatory Regime

On July 23, 2014, the New York State Department of Financial Services published its proposed framework for the regulation of virtual currency businesses doing business in New York. The proposed “BitLicense” regulations would…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Florida Appeals Court Clarifies Law On Derivative And Direct Shareholder Lawsuits

On July 9, 2014, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal issued a landmark opinion in the case of Dinuro Investments, LLC vs. Felisberto Figueira Camacho, et al., 3D13-1242 & 3D13-1246, (July 9, 2014). In Dinuro, the Court…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Tax Litigation Update: Supreme Court Limits Taxpayers’ Ability to Fight IRS Summons

As we previously reported, on April 23, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Clarke, a case which involved the extent to which a taxpayer may investigate the underlying reasons or…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Business Torts, Taxation

When “Minor” Export Violations Can Become Federal Crimes

The following article was written by Stephen Wagner for the Export Compliance Training Institute. Mr. Wagner is a faculty member for the Institute,and frequently lectures and writes on export compliance and enforcement matters…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Operation Choke Point Update: Despite Congressional and Industry Criticism, DOJ Will Continue Crackdown On Payday Lending Industry

Since early 2013, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has been formally targeting banks and payment processors servicing a wide range of lawfully operating businesses that various federal agencies, including DOJ and…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

United States Supreme Court: Warrants are required to search digital data on seized cell phones

On June 25, 2014, in Riley v. California, a unanimous United States Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment requires that police obtain a warrant prior to searching the digital data found on an arrested suspect’s cell…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tax Litigation Update: Eleventh Circuit Holds Clear and Convincing Evidence Standard Applies to Penalties Imposed under IRC § 6701

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from the federal district courts in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, ruled earlier this month that in order to impose penalties under IRC § 6701, the government bears the…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

International Tax Compliance Update: Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Modifications: A Trap for the Unwary

Several weeks ago, we reported that changes to the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”) were imminent and would focus on distinguishing between taxpayers who willfully violated their reporting requirements, and…more
| International Law & Trade, Taxation

FTC Settlement with Payment Processor Highlights Importance of Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Non-Bank Financial Institutions

On June 11, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it had entered into a stipulated permanent injunction with Independent Resources Network Corp., a payment processor, to settle charges that it knowingly…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Food Labeling and Marketing after POM LLC v. Coca-Cola Co.: Why Compliance with FDA Regulations May Not Be Enough

On June 12, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., holding that competitors may bring Lanham Act claims challenging food and beverage labels regulated by the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

U.S. District Court rules that FTC can regulate payday lenders regardless of American Indian Tribal affiliation, finds lender violated FTCA.

Generally speaking, those who wish to engage in payday lending will find that the industry is heavily regulated. In addition to regulation at the state level, payday lenders must comply with a wide variety of federal laws such…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Indigenous Peoples

Corporate Compliance Officers Face Threat of Civil Monetary Penalties and Criminal Prosecution for Institutional AML Deficiencies

While financial institutions have long faced the possibility of civil monetary penalties and criminal prosecution for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) and its implementing regulations, found at 31 C.F.R. Chapter X, a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking

International Tax Compliance Update: IRS Hints at Coming Changes for Certain OVDP Filers

Remarks on Monday by John Koskinen, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, indicate that the IRS is close to conceding to outside pressure to more clearly distinguish between Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) filers…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

FDA Regulatory Update: International Crack Down on Online Pharmacies Identifies Over 1,900 Websites Selling Unapproved or Potentially Counterfeit Drugs to U.S. Consumers

By participating in the organized, global action known as Operation Pangea VII, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) made good on its promise to continue working with the international community to investigate online…more
| Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology
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