Coordinating Cross-Border Professionals - A Practitioner's Perspective
By Michael H. Shikuma, Attorney-at-Law (Hawai`i) / Japan Licensed Foreign Law Attorney at Shikuma Law Office
This session is designed to help the estate attorney to effectively and efficiently coordinate and collaborate with co-counsel in multiple jurisdictions to provide comprehensive solutions.
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
Planning for clients with assets, income, and/or family in different countries often requires the help of attorneys and other professionals in multiple jurisdictions.
- Understanding of the potential application of law and taxes from multiple jurisdictions to individuals and assets in multiple jurisdictions.
- Understanding the nature of the practice of professionals in various jurisdictions and collaborating with them.
- Coordinating the work of professionals in multiple jurisdictions to structure a multi-jurisdiction estate plan, in terms of work product, efficiency, and effective communication.
Michael H. Shikuma specializes in international tax and cross-border estate planning in Japan, the US, and the Asia-Pacific region. With over 30 years of professional practice experience, he assists individuals and cross-border families with multi-jurisdiction asset holdings in developing tax-efficient structures for holding assets in various jurisdictions and minimizing gift, estate and inheritance taxes. In addition, he assists with cross-border probate and succession procedures and tax compliance for decedents with cross-border families and/or assets. He also assists with tax planning for cross-border corporate restructuring, investment and financing structures, and mergers and acquisitions, in Japan, the US, and the Asia-Pacific region.
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