As a leading international trade law firm, The Whittier Law Group is often tasked with incorporating business and trust entities outside of the United States, to handle those aspects of a client’s business plan which are independent of its U.S. operations. Banking laws, corporate tax laws and monetary exchange policies are often the controlling issues behind these client decisions.
The attorneys of The Whittier Law Group offer comprehensive incorporation services for businesses worldwide. Whether you wish to incorporate offshore, form a limited liability company, or create an international business trust company, we can help you through the often-complex process. The firm also assists clients to construct robust, in-house monitoring and reporting SOPs (standard operating procedures) to prevent government and law enforcement agencies from mistakenly targeting legitimate business transactions as being part of any money laundering activities.
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The Whittier Law Group can ensure your confidentiality while maintaining complete control over your offshore trust or international business company. Your offshore company may serve whatever purpose you choose, whether it be to own an overseas property or just hold a bank account, all while maintaining your anonymity.
There are a variety of reasons why an individual or business might consider going offshore, such as:
We have assisted clients in offshore incorporation matters in a variety of offshore jurisdictions, including the following:
Our firm and its Of Counsel members have a long and notable track record for advising foreign and domestic financial institutions regarding U.S. tax compliance and with regard to U.S. income and business taxation matters, with particular emphasis on international tax compliance.
The Whittier Law Group has over 25 years’ experience in incorporating and structuring corporate entities and investment portfolios with the objective of preserving wealth for current business growth and the prosperity of future generations. At the same time, the structure of each corporate entity and its tax related jurisdiction is carefully chosen (based on the individual client’s national tax obligations and liabilities) in order that full compliance with relevant tax and asset management laws is adhered to.
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With new Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws being enacted in the U.S. and the EU over the past decade, the impetus for banks, hedge funds, forex companies and other money exchange businesses to institute wide-ranging monitoring and compliance procedures is greater than ever.
These laws put a heavy emphasis on the “Know Your Customer” (KYC) protocol, with a presumption that the money merchant is aware of all aspects of their client’s backgrounds. The burden imposed by this presumption is difficult for even the largest companies to comply, especially when considering the many offices and branches they operate all over the world. Smaller operators are similarly challenged by their sensitive balance between the overhead expense of KYC and marginal profits.
The Whittier Law Group has the experience and global network of attorneys and investigative specialists to assist our clients to perform the due diligence on their transactional clients that will satisfy the prima facie requirements that governmental investigators and courts look for in determining whether a company has complied with the KYC protocol.
We can perform the following services for our money merchant and transactional clients:
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You are cordially invited to contact The Whittier Law Group at 212-537-9185, for a consultation on how your international business can benefit from our expert and proactive legal representation.
 U.S. persons and controlled entities may be subject to the reporting provisions of the Foreign Asset Tax Compliance Act.