Fostering Bilateral Trade and Investment Flows Between Brazil and Florida

BFBC Lunch and Learn Seminar 2018

  • February 08, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney SunTrust Financial Centre 401 E. Jackson Street, Suite 2400 Tampa, Florida


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Immigration topics to be covered include latest developments and an overview of: 

• Investment based options (permanent and temporary immigration);

• Other visa options for professionals, entrepreneurs and investors; and

• Recent immigration changes and proposals.

 Tax topics will include: 

• Introducing the separation between immigration status and US tax residency;

• The consequence of US tax residency;

• How one becomes (or avoids becoming) a US tax resident;

• Issues related to investors spending little or no time in the US; and

• Issues related to investors spending time in the US or  moving here permanently.


William J. Flynn, III 

Actively advises foreign nationals and U.S. corporations that employ foreign nationals. Bill is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law and is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Bill’s practice has been exclusively in immigration law for the past 32 years, and he has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1980. His clients include multinational corporations, medical, financial and academic institutions, athletes and performers, information technology providers and users, manufacturers and individuals. Bill is experienced in investor visa matters, having advised clients from over 50 countries. He is assisted in investor matters by tax and corporate partners. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the State University of New York. He served as Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at the Stetson University College of Law for 18 years. 

Richard A. Jacobson 

Richard’s practice includes representation of foreign clients seeking pre-residency tax planning assistance; foreign investors in U.S. real estate (FIRPTA) and other business ventures; U.S. companies exporting products or services or conducting business internationally; foreign manufacturing activities of U.S. clients; U.S. business executives planning extended tours of duty overseas; IRS Voluntary Disclosure and FBAR reporting; inquiries from foreign attorneys, trust companies, and accountants; and international estate planning. Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in International Law. Richard is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Richard received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University, his J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida and his B.B.A., with honors, from the University of Georgia. 

Dilip Patel 

Mr. Patel brings more than 30 years of legal experience in all aspects of immigration law. He specializes in assisting individuals and families as well as U.S. companies that hire foreign nationals for temporary or permanent work. Using his extensive background in the IT industry and corporate transactions, Mr. Patel is able to provide counsel on issues related to relocation of highly skilled workers. He also provides assistance to investors from abroad who wish to live in the U.S. for the purpose of managing their businesses. Mr. Patel is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law and AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named the 2018 Tampa Lawyer of the Year – Immigration Law by Best Lawyers in America. He received his LL.B. from the London School of Economics and his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law. 

Yova A. Borovska 

Yova handles all aspects of immigration law, including temporary visa processing, applications for permanent residence and naturalization, defense in removal proceedings, applications for waivers of inadmissibility, I-9 compliance/E-Verify counseling and training for employers, assistance with voluntary in-house I-9 audits and defense of I-9 enforcement audits by ICE HSI. Yova is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law and she was named to the Florida Super LawyersRising Stars list in 2017.  Yova received her B.A. from Eckerd College and her J.D., cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law. 

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