Gary Kaufman , Esq.

Gary Kaufman , Esq.

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EB5 Visas


Gary Kaufman , Esq.

Global Corporate Tax Counsel

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.


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


J.D., Brooklyn Law School
M.L., New York University School of Law




Member, Tax Sections of the American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Foreign Activities of the U.S. Taxpayers Committee

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Satya Choudhury
Satya Choudhury
2 months ago

I had a great experience with Davies & Associates. They are very thorough in the approach and their have experts in this field who know the domain very well.I would certainly be leaning onto them for any future needs as well.

Tanuj Dewan
Tanuj Dewan
5 months ago

Outstanding Immigration Attorney: Highly Recommended! Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5) I had the pleasure of working with Verdie Atienza and his team at Davies & Associates , a top-notch immigration attorney in the United States. Their professionalism, expertise, and dedication throughout the process were exceptional. With in-depth knowledge of immigration law, they provided accurate advice and addressed all my concerns, instilling confidence. Verdie Atienza and his team meticulously reviewed my documentation and maintained excellent communication, keeping me updated regularly. What sets Davies & Associates apart is their unparalleled attention to detail. Communication with Verdie Atienza and his team in USA and Sukanya Raman in India was always prompt and efficient. They promptly returned my calls and emails, providing regular updates on the progress of my case. This level of responsiveness and transparency significantly reduced my stress levels, as I knew I could rely on their support and guidance throughout the entire process. Their personalized approach, ethical conduct, and genuine care for my success made them an outstanding attorney. I highly recommend Davies & Associates for all your immigration needs.

hoshino ryuichi
hoshino ryuichi
2 months ago

Thanks to them for handling my E2 visa very professionally. I had a study visa from F1 and changed it to E2. I encountered many problems during the application process. Verdie and Etta were very patient in helping me and it took a long time. I highly recommend this place.

Christine Envall
Christine Envall
7 months ago

Getting my E2 Visa was a very in-depth process that took just over a year from when I committed to it, but 8 months from when I found a business I wanted to purchase. The only reason I'm giving 4 and not 5 stars is because the timeframe was a lot longer than expected from the initial information. Aside from the timing, Verdie and his team led me through the Visa process, providing all the guidance I needed to be successful, including advising me on the RIGHT type of Visa to suit my goals. Within the process I purchased a business and the greater Davies team included lawyer Rinat who helped me put the deal together. One of the biggest parts was my Business Plan which created from my info by Ana Ortiz, who did an incredible job. The process is certainly tedious and Verdie & Christina were always there to answer my questions, provide suggestions and advice and ensure I had all the documents I needed to support my application. I appreciated their patience with my questions and their advice and in the end, the application was so thorough the interview process was quick and easy. I highly recommend Davies & Associates and look forward to working with them again when it's time to renew my Visa.

3 years ago

When we first started our search for a firm to represent us in our journey to acquire my E2 visa, we reached out to a couple of companies and individual Attorneys. The responsive of the team-at D&A and positive reviews made the choice obvious. From the start D&A staff were very professional and easy to work with. Our Attorney, Verdie was very knowledgeable in the matter. He answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns. The team is very professional and did a wonderful job on our Business plan. And helpful Etta put together all the documentations needed for my application. All in all, Davies & Associates organization and step by step system, helped the whole process to move smoothly with out a glitch. I highly recommend Davies & Associates for any one who is pursuing an E2 Visa.

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