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  • Description
    The United States is known as one of the greatest financial and tax havens on the globe. Not only do international investors benefit from the investment opportunities in real estate and other assets in the US, but US-based investors spread their wealth by capitalizing on opportunities in countries across the world. This CLE course will provide an understanding of the related tax issues to estate planning, including benefits and potential pitfalls in the realm of international investment.
  • Instructor Bio

    Eli Akhavan

    Eli Akhavan is the Chair of CKR Law's Private Clients and Wealth Preservation Group.

    Eli focuses his practice on domestic and international estate, asset protection and tax planning for high net-worth individuals and their families. Eli's clients include executives, real estate owners and professionals, nursing home operators, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, owners of closely-held businesses and hedge fund and private equity professionals. Additionally, Eli represents family offices in their tax, estate and business succession planning needs.

    In protecting his clients' interests, Eli offers sophisticated counsel on the following matters:

    • U.S. and international taxation
    • Business succession planning
    • Domestic and foreign asset protection trusts and companies
    • Charitable planning
    • Tax-Exempt Entities
    • Federal and state tax audits

    Eli incorporates his income tax expertise into his client's estate plans and advises on sophisticated techniques such as captive insurance companies, private placement life insurance, and 1031 exchanges.

    Eli is a widely published author, having authored numerous articles for publications such as Trusts & Estates, Probate & Property, and various other publications. Additionally, Eli frequently lectures before accountants and financial advisors on asset protection and estate planning topics and has also served as an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law teaching International Taxation.