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Gary Kaufman , Esq.

Global Corporate Tax Counsel
gary@kaufmantaxlaw.com.
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Phone: 1 (212) 572-8341
Fax: 1 (212) 689-9004

375 Park Avenue
Suite 2607, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10152

Overview

Gary Kaufman is a United States Tax Attorney with over 25 years experience in domestic and international strategic tax planning. Gary is well known in the international tax community and is founder of a global tax practice. He is expert in reducing the worldwide effective tax rate of domestic and multinational corporations and of high net worth individuals by the design of proactive tax planning strategies. The impact of these strategies is to reduce the tax cost of doing business overseas and in the United States.

Experience

Prior to private practice, Gary was Senior Tax Counsel to several U.S.-based multinational corporations and worked directly with senior management in all areas of worldwide income taxation. In one instance, he initiated and implemented a comprehensive debt restructuring plan for global operations of a leading manufacturing corporation to create substantial annual tax savings. Also, he advised on formation of Netherlands finance and IP holding entities to maximize tax efficiency in cross border licensing. As Tax Counsel, Gary collaborated with senior business and finance executives at two of the world’s most widely recognized media and entertainment corporations to create tax efficiencies and cost savings with respect to IP exploitation, joint ventures, corporate acquisitions and restructurings. Additionally, he was responsible for the development of a global tax structure for broadcast coverage of three overseas Olympic Games, winning approval of local Ministries of Finance, thereby achieving significant annual tax savings.

In his current practice, Gary advises on cross border transaction tax planning for both overseas-based companies and individuals doing business and investing in the United States, and for U.S.-based companies and individuals doing business and investing abroad.

Representative Clients

Gary Kaufman has been practicing United States international and domestic tax law for 25 years. Working together with the immigration lawyers of Davies Associates, he provides United States income and transfer tax counsel for EB5 applicants to promote United States tax-efficiency. For the typical EB-5 investor, United States tax planning counsel covers the following areas:

  • Personal Income Tax Planning
  • Transfer Tax Planning
  • United States Business
  • Foreign Affiliates
Memberships
  • Member, Tax Sections of the American Bar Association and of the New York State Bar Association and its Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers Committee
Education

J.D., Brooklyn Law School

M.L., New York University School of Law

Languages

English

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