Erika G. Litvak

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Miami,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone305.579.0744

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0744
    Fax: 305.961.5744
    http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Erika-G-Litvak
     
    Law SchoolFacultad de Derecho, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, J.D., with honors Tax Specialization; University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude Member, Tax Law Society
     
    Admitted2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2005, Florida
     
    Memberships 

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law LL.M. in Taxation

    •Member of Board of Directors & Branch Events Coordinator, STEP Miami Branch, Inc.

    •Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

    •Member, The Florida Bar

    •Tax Section

    •International Section

    •Business Section

    •Young Lawyers Section

    •Member, American Bar Association

    •Member, Argentinean Bar Association

    •Member, International Fiscal Association

    •Principal Drafter, Comments to Treasury to Proposed Regulations to Chapter 4 of Subtitle A (Sections 1471 through 1474) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (FATCA), on behalf of Florida Bar

    •Principal Drafter, Comments to Treasury to Notice 2011-34 (regarding FATCA) on behalf of Florida Bar

    •Principal Drafter, Comments to Treasury to Proposed Regulations to Section 6038D (Regarding FATCA Form 8938) on behalf of Florida Bar

    •Volunteer, IRS, Income Tax Assistance Program, Legal Services of Greater Miami, 2003-2004

    •Volunteer, H.O.P.E. (Helping Others through Pro Bono Efforts), University of Miami School of Law, 2003-2005

    •Mentor, International Graduate Law Program, University of Miami

     
    LanguagesHebrew; Spanish
     
    Biography

    Erika G. Litvak concentrates her practice on taxation, with special emphasis on international taxation. Erika assists individuals with offshore income tax and estate planning, expatriation, pre-immigration tax planning, structuring investments in the United States, among many other issues that relate to private client work. Erika also assists U.S. and foreign business entities in cross-border transactions, investments of U.S. entities abroad, investments of foreign entities in the United States, and establishment of operations in the United States and abroad, as well as with reporting and compliance issues for both individuals and companies, in addition to any other aspect related to international taxation.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Pre-immigration tax planning

    •Expatriation

    •Offshore income tax and estate planning

    •International reporting and compliance

    •Offshore voluntary compliance

    •Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

    •Investment in the United States

    •Acquisition, maintenance and sale of U.S. real estate by foreigners

    •Cross-border transactions

    •U.S. companies investing or doing business abroad

    •Starting or restructuring operations in the United States

    Awards & Recognition

    •Listed, Rising Star - Tax, American Women in Business Law Awards, IFLR/Euromoney, 2014

    •Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2014

    •Team Member, Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based), Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009

    •Selected,Latin Lawyermagazine, M&A Deal of the Year, 2008

    •Recipient, Dean's Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Academic Performance in Federal Income Tax

    •Recipient, CALI Award for Outstanding Academic Performance in Federal Income Tax

    •Recipient, Dean's Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Academic Performance in Doing Business in Latin America

    •Recipient, CALI Award for Outstanding Academic Performance in Doing Business in Latin America

    •Recipient, Garcia-Amador Scholarship for academic performance during the academic calendar, 2003-2004

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures

    Articles

    •Author, FATCA and Its Impact on U.S. Individuals, Trusts, Trustees and Financial Institutions in General, Thirty-Eight Annual Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute, September 20, 2012

    •Author, FATCA: Nuevo regimen de retencion e informacion aprobado en los estados unidos afectar a fiduciarios y fideicomisos extranjeros de manera directa,Mundo Fiduciario, June 2012

    •Mentioned, 98 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Be Listed in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine 2012,South Florida City Biz List, May 30, 2012

    •Mentioned, Vinculos de conocimiento,Veritas, April 2012

    •Mentioned, Panama Financial Sectors Uncertain How to Comply with U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act,Emerging Terrains News, April 21, 2012

    •Mentioned, Reguladores ignoran alcance del Fatca,Diario el Capital, Panama, April 9, 2012

    •Mentioned, Las Buenas Nuevas de la Ley FATCA de Estados Unidos,Martes Financiero, Diario La Prensa,Panama, April 3, 2012

    •Mentioned, Conferencia sobre FATCA organizada por ASOCUPA aclara muchas dudas, Asociacion de Oficiales de Cumplimiento de Panama (ASOCUPA), March 27, 2012

    •Mentioned, How To Boost Your Transnational Practice,University of Miami School of Law News, March 23, 2012

    •Mentioned, IRS/EEUU dispuesto a dialogar antes de la vigencia de reglamento FATCA,Cuentas Claras Digital, March 7, 2012

    •Mentioned, Promueven a Panam como centro fiduciario internacional,Revista Summa, November 15, 2011

    •Author, FATCA: Nuevo Regimen de Retencion e Informacion Aprobado en los Estados Unidos Afecta a Instituciones Extranjeras Financieras y No Financieras de Manera Directa,Anuario de Derecho Tributario, Universidad Diego Portales, Volume III, No. 3, November 2011

    •Co-Author, Preparing for FATCA,STEP Journal,Volume 19, Issue 7, August 2011

    •Mentioned, Facultad presento Tercer Anuario de Derecho Tributario,Universidad Diego Portales Noticias, July 12, 2011

    •Mentioned, Greenberg Traurig announces 2011 promotions,Latin Lawyer,February 2011

    •Mentioned, Branch Updates,STEP USA Newsletter, 2011 Edition

    •Author, Selected Update on Tax Information Exchange Agreements in Latin America,Law and Business Review of the Americas,Volume 16, Number 2, Spring 2010

    •Mentioned, Aspectos Fiscales en Operaciones Internacionales,Veritas,Colegio de Contadores Publicos de Mexico, A.C., May 2009

    •Mentioned, 2005-2006 Annual Section Report,International Law Quarterly, The Florida Bar, Volume XXII, No. 1, Summer 2006

    •Mentioned, Annual Reports of Florida Bar Sections and Divisions,The Florida Bar Journal, Volume 80, No.6, June, 2006

    Publications

    •Co-Author,Sanciones Encubiertas en el Derecho Tributario, La Ley Publishers, 2003

    Lectures

    •Keynote Speaker, FATCA, Intergovernmental Agreements and the New W8BEN-E, Citco Webinar, June 18, 2014

    •Speaker, Taking Care of Business: How Trustees Should Administer Holding Companies for US Tax and Reporting Purposes, and How to Handle Related Administrative Challenges, STEP Miami Summit, Miami, FL, May 30, 2014

    •Speaker, Private Client Legislative Updates: United States, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, and Guatemala, 6th Annual U.S.-Latin America Tax Planning Strategies, Miami, FL, June 12, 2013

    •Speaker, New Tax Treaty between the USA and Spain - Today's Platform for Investments in the USA, Latin America and Europe, Citco Seminar, Miami, FL, June 11, 2013

    •Speaker, FATCA 2013 - Are you Ready for the Starting Line? How Far Will It Go? FIBA AML Conference, Miami, FL, February 14, 2013

    •Speaker, FATCA: Est su Institucion Preparada? presentation for the Bolivian Banking Association (ASOBAN), October 12, 2012

    •Speaker, Trusts for Latin American Clients, Latin American Private Clients Conference, Geneva, June 5, 2012

    •Speaker, Serving Latin American Clients Today: New Constraints, New Needs & New Solutions, Latin American Private Clients Conference, Geneva, June 4, 2012

    •Moderator, FATCA & Wealth Planning, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Miami Summit, Miami, FL, June 1, 2012

    •Panelist, Cross Border Planning Workshops for Private Clients and Their Businesses: U.S. - Latin America, The 5th Annual STEP Pacific Rim Conference, Santa Monica, CA, May 3, 2012

    •Speaker, FATCA - Las Regulaciones Propuestas Se Han Emitido. Y Ahora Que Hacemos? Greenberg Traurig Webinar, April 20, 2012

    •Speaker, Regulaciones FATCA y sus Implicaciones en la Planeacion Patrimonial, STEP en Mexico, Mexico, April 17, 2012

    •Co-speaker, Conferencia de Actualizacion Sobre FATCA, Asociacion de Oficiales de Cumplimiento de Panama (ASOCUPA), Panama City, Panama, March 27, 2012

    •Panelist, How to Boost Your Transnational Practice, International Graduate Law Programs Worldwide Alumni Reunion, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL, March 23, 2012

    •Speaker, Proposed Regulations Are Now Released. So Now What? Greenberg Traurig FATCA Seminar, Miami, FL, March 16, 2012

    •Panelist, Regulations for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) , Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Miami, FL, February 28, 2012

    •Moderator, 2012 FACTA Update: What is the significance of the recently announced regulations for foreign banks outside the United States? U.S.-Latin America Private/Public Sector Dialogue, Miami, FL, February 22, 2012

    •Speaker, FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) - Actualizacion Sobre Las Nuevas Regulaciones En La Implementacion de FATCA y Novedades sobre Las Propuestas Sobre Reportes de Intereses Bancarios Pagados a No Residentes, VI Foro en el Extranjero de Aspectos Fiscales en Operaciones Internacionales, Colegio de Contadores Publicos de Mexico, Miami, Florida, February 16, 2012

    •Speaker, The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) or is it 'Forget about the Carrot Approach' -- the U.S. Opts for Swinging the Stick, Florida Bar 30th Annual International Tax Conference, Miami, January 19, 2012

    •Speaker, FATCA: Implications and Implementation to Service Providers and Financial Institutions in LatAm, STEP Latam Conference, Panama, November 17, 2011

    •Speaker, Nuevas Reglas en la Implementacion de FATCA , Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) Webinar, November 4, 2011

    •Speaker, FATCA Issues with Pass Thru Entities and Trusts, Fed Tax Conference Call, October 12, 2011

    •Speaker, Bank Interest Reporting to IRS, STEP Miami Lunch, Miami, October 6, 2011

    •Speaker, 2011 FATCA Update: What the New IRS Notices Mean to Your Institution and Why You Need to Know About Them, Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) Web Seminar, September 16, 2011

    •Speaker, 2011 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, The Knowledge Congress Webcast Series, July 22, 2011

    •Speaker, Foreign Bank Account Reporting and Enforcement Update: The Internal Revenue Service's 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative and the New FBAR Regulations, The Knowledge Congress Webcast Series, June 16, 2011

    •Speaker, Hot Topics Related to Foreign Trusts with U.S. Beneficiaries, STEP Miami Branch One Day Conference, Miami, June 10, 2011

    •Speaker, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Caribbean Conference, Bermuda, May 17, 2011

    •Speaker, Interaction of the Dispositions in the double taxation treaties and favourable dispositions in local law, IBA Double Tax Treaties: current developments in Latin America Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 1, 2011

    •Speaker, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) : Est su institucion preparada?, organized by FIBA and FELABAN on February 4, 2011

    •Speaker, Trends of Tax Courts in the Resolution of International Taxation Matters, III Foro en el Extranjero de Aspectos Fiscales en Operaciones Internacionales, Colegio de Contadores Publicos de Mexico, Miami, Florida, March 6, 2009

    •Speaker, New FBAR Reporting, Florida Bar Tax Section Technical Call for Federal Tax, February 17, 2009

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    Office Information

    Erika G. Litvak

    333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
    MiamiFL 33131




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