Fostering Bilateral Trade and Investment Flows Between Brazil and Florida

The Corporate Transparency Act: How will a Foreign Company Be Impacted by the CTA?

  • April 25, 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Zoom


✅ ALAN GRANWELL  is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office, with more than 50 years of experience in international taxation. In his long and wide-ranging career, he has represented multinational corporations and globally oriented high-net-worth clients in a broad array of international tax planning, compliance and controversy matters, including serving as an expert witness.

He  also advises on tax transparency initiatives, including the Corporate Transparency Act (which will have widespread application to privately held companies and their beneficial owners), the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the Common Reporting Standard and the U.S. Department of Justice Swiss Bank Program.

In the early 1980s, Mr. Granwell was the International Tax Counsel and Director, Office of International Tax Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that capacity, Mr. Granwell was the senior international tax adviser at the Treasury Department and was responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy on legislation, regulatory and administrative matters involving international taxation and directing the U.S. tax treaty program.

He began his career working at Wall Street law firms. He then moved to Washington, D.C., to accept his government appointment to work for the Treasury Department. Thereafter, he returned to private practice in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Granwell was a tax attorney for a boutique international tax law firm.

Mr. Granwell is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a well-known, frequent commentator and lecturer on international tax matters. He has authored numerous articles for publications, both in the United States and abroad. He has made presentations for the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, the International Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and other organizations in numerous countries around the world.

His academic credentials include: New York University School of Law, L.L.M.; Boston University School of Law, L.L.M.; Boston University School of Law, J.D.

✅PETER BAUMGAERTNER is a partner in the New York office and a member of Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Baumgaertner has significant experience in handling multibillion-dollar matters for clients worldwide. He is highly knowledgeable in handling capital markets, project financing, restructuring, public-private partnership (P3) and lending transactions for a global clientele.

In addition, Mr. Baumgaertner has an extensive background in advising financial institutions and borrowers throughout Latin America. He also counsels financial institutions and other creditors in connection with insolvencies and restructurings for corporate borrowers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

Mr. Baumgaertner routinely represents and counsels U.S. and international governmental units, equity sponsors, corporate borrowers, public utilities, institutional investors, investment bankers, credit enhancement providers, lenders, administrative agents and indenture trustees.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Baumgaertner was the leader of the Latin America practice and New York corporate practice for an international law firm. He graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. and B.A., magna cum laude.

Peter is an active Board Member of the Brazil-Florida Business Council and has supported the BFBC mission since its foundation.

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