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Berkowitz Pollack Brant Director Appointed to FICPA International Tax Committee

MIAMI, June 29, 2021 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced Director Arthur J. Dichter, JD, LLM, was re-appointed to the International Tax Committee of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), a statewide association representing the accounting profession and CPAs roles in shaping public policy. He has served on the FICPA’s […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes Guillermo Campos, CPA, to International Tax Director

MIAMI, February 27, 2020 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs has promoted Guillermo Campos, CPA, to director. Multi-lingual in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, he focuses on international and domestic tax matters for high-net-worth individuals and families, trusts and estates, and closely held family companies. “We are proud to recognize Guillermo’s achievements,” said Joseph […]

International Tax Director Arthur Dichter Recognized by Citywealth Magazine

MIAMI, FL, February 7, 2017 – Arthur Dichter, a director in the International Tax practice of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, has been named to Citywealth’s list of leading lawyers for ultra high-net-worth individuals and families in its 2017 edition. Dichter has experience in wide range of issues facing growing multi-national companies, including acquisitions, […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Addition of International Tax Director

MIAMI, FL, December 31, 2016 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants today announced that Arthur Dichter has joined the firm as a director in the International Tax Services practice. He most recently worked at a boutique law firm that focused on international companies and high-net-worth families and individuals. “We are thrilled that Art will […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Adds Five Associate Directors

Miami, February 2022– Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced the addition of five new associate directors to the firm. The new associate directors are Oleg Beloglazov, ASA, CFA, ACCA; Gary L. Curtis, CPA; Liz McGrath, Laura Schulte, JD; and Jason Soman, CPA/ABV, CFE,ASA, CDFA®. Chief Executive Officer Joseph L. Saka commented, “The addition […]

Arthur Dichter Appointed to Private Client Global Elite Directory

MIAMI, FL., – October 11, 2021 – American Lawyer Media appointed Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs Director of International Tax Services Arthur Dichter, JD, LLM, to its Private Client Global Elite Directory. Private Client Global Elite is a global directory of the world’s elite lawyers advising ultra-high-net-worth clients. The directory is made up of […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes Four to Director

MIAMI, Jan. 1, 2019 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has promoted four firm members to director. This class of promotions reflects the firm’s growth, diversity of practices and commitment to promoting from within. The new directors are Robert Aldir, CPA; Laurence Bernstein, CPA; Andrew Leonard, CPA; and Ken Vitek, CPA. “We are proud to […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Announces Promotions

MIAMI, FL, August 10, 2017 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants has promoted three firm members to the associate director level. Guillermo Campos, CPA, associate director of International Tax Services, focuses on matters involving foreign earned income exclusion, U.S. inbound and outbound investments, pre-immigration planning, and foreign and domestic trusts. Campos is a graduate […]

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UPDATED – Preparing for Potential Changes to Individual and Estate Taxes by Tony Gutierrez, CPA

As the government begins deliberating the Biden administration’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill and $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, one thing is for certain: individual and corporate taxes will be impacted. Now is a critical time for high-net-worth families and businesses to get ahead of proposed tax increases and meet with their CPAs and advisors to […]

Are U.S. Visa Holders Subject to U.S. Income and Estate Taxes? by Tony Gutierrez, CPA

For many foreign persons, the U.S. tax system can be a complicated web of conflicting rules and exceptions, making compliance difficult, at best. One of the more complex challenges concerns the manner in which the U.S. imposes tax on foreign persons for income tax and estate and gift tax purposes. In general, the U.S. presumes […]

Considerations for Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate after Tax Reform by Ken Vitek, CPA

U.S. real estate continued to attract foreign investors during the first half of 2019, thanks, in part, to a growing U.S. economy, low interest rates, and strong underlying fundamentals that support predictable cash flow and property appreciation. At the same time, the U.S. tax landscape has changed with the passage of the Tax Cuts and […]

Foreign Investors Must Look before they Leap into the U.S.’s Thriving Real Estate Market by Arthur Dichter, JD, LLM

Commercial and residential real estate in the U.S. continues to be a safe haven for foreign investors who seek the potential for higher yields and capital preservation than they may receive in their home countries or from portfolio investments. However, the potential upside from an investment in the U.S. real estate market comes with the […]

Pre-Immigration Tax Planning for Pilots Relocating to the U.S. by Lewis Kevelson, CPA

The U.S.’s EB-2 visa program offers foreign pilots a unique pathway toward lawful permanent residence in the U.S. However, without proper planning in advance of stepping foot on American soil, that path can be plagued with a variety of expensive tax traps. Whether your stay in the U.S. is temporary or a part of a […]

EB-5 Visa Program is Alive and Well, But New Rules May Make it Harder to Use by Andrew Leonard, CPA

After 29 years, the U.S. government is making changes to its EB-5 visa program, which helps foreign citizens expedite U.S. residency in return for capital investment in commercial projects that create or preserve domestic jobs. Under new rules that go into effect on Nov. 21, 2019, it will become more expensive and more difficult for […]

U.S. Approves Long-Awaited Tax Treaties with 4 Ally Countries by James W. Spencer, CPA

In the summer of 2019, the U.S. ratified updates to international tax treaties with four of the country’s allies that had been awaiting Senate approval for nearly a decade. The move yielded a collective sigh of relief from multinational businesses and their shareholders in Spain, Switzerland, Japan and Luxembourg that had been operating in an […]

First Steps to Tackling the New Model for Revenue Recognition by Christopher Cichoski, CPA

Businesses large and small and across virtually all industries face a perfect storm of financial reporting compliance challenges to contend with in the coming months. On the near horizon are the new revenue recognition standards, which go into effect for public companies, employee benefit plans and certain not-for-profit entities beginning after Dec. 15, 2017, and […]

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Johana N. Leon, CPA

Johana N. Leon has more than 15 years of experience assisting high-net-worth families and closely held businesses manage their international tax exposure. She focuses on pre-immigration strategies, US tax disclosure programs, investments in US real estate, United States individuals with investments in foreign jurisdictions, United States persons living abroad, US tax compliance matters for international […]

Arthur J. Dichter, JD, LLM

Art Dichter has more than 30 years of experience assisting international private clients with planning and compliance for foreign trusts, cross-border estates, pre-immigration strategies, investments in US real estate and US tax compliance matters.  He is the leader of BPB’s International Tax Services Group, one of South Florida’s largest international tax teams with more than […]

Guillermo Campos, CPA

Guillermo Campos has nearly 25 years of experience handling international and domestic tax matters for clients. He specializes in helping high-net-worth individuals, trusts and estates, closely held family companies, including corporations and partnerships with their pre-immigration tax planning issues. Campos advises foreign and domestic high-net-worth families on U.S. income, gift and estate tax matters, cross-border […]

Barry M. Brant, CPA

During his 30-year career, Barry Brant has developed a reputation for providing advice and guidance that helps companies grow.