Monthly Archives: November 2022

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Esoteric Tax Planning Strategies For American Businesses with Matthew Kirk (Ep. 95)

Every business owner wants to save on taxes, and there’s a variety of tax planning strategies available in the US.

In this episode, John and Michael Parise speak with Matthew Kirk from Holland & Knight about an esoteric tax planning strategy that not many American businesses know about. Matthew gives an overview of the tax benefits in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, explains the rationale behind them, and unpacks some of the finer details, cautioning businesses to speak with a proactive financial professional about using this strategy.

Matthew discusses:

  • An overview of the tax benefits in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and the differences between the two
  • The rationale for the tax benefits in both US territories
  • The importance of discussing the small details and any questions about these jurisdictions with proactive financial professionals
  • And more!

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About Our Guest: 

Matthew Kirk is a private wealth services attorney in the Holland & Knight’s Atlanta office. Matthew focuses his practice on designing and implementing sophisticated wealth planning and transfer strategies for high-net-worth individuals that often combine objectives of tax minimization, wealth preservation, succession planning, and business planning.

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Case Study: Don’t Let Procrastination Hinder Your Generational Estate Planning (Ep. 94)

They say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

When families procrastinate with advanced estate planning, it can jeopardize the success of the next generation and their assets.

In this episode of The Truth About Wealth, John and Michael Parise share a case study that illustrates how they’ve been helping one particular family with their estate planning. Listen in as John and Michael describe their process of minimizing generational taxes by 80% and preparing the next generation to inherit the family business.

John and Michael discuss: 

  • Ways Copper Beech approaches this case study and clients focused on estate planning 
  • The estate planning options they suggest for asset protection
  • How families can reduce and protect themselves from estate tax exposure
  • How to effectively prepare the next generation to inherit the family business and/or assets
  • The role of trusts and liquidity when it comes to estate planning
  • And more!

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