Fostering Bilateral Trade and Investment Flows Between Brazil and Florida

Upcoming events

    • December 15, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Tampa Club

    • December 17, 2022
    • January 09, 2023
    Wishing you and your family a relaxing and wonderful holiday season. Happy New Year!
    • January 19, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hybrid
    Discussion and networking. More information to follow soon!
    • January 26, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Holland & Knight, 100 North Tampa Street, Suite 4100
    Pre-COVID, nearly two-thirds of Florida residents were found to have migrated to Florida from other states and one-fifth of those migrated from a foreign country.  COVID changed the way we live and work.  Remote work arrangements have made it unnecessary to be tied to a physical location.  Since COVID, over 900 people move to Florida each day.  People move to Florida for many reasons: the weather is beautiful, they want to move closer to family and friends, they are attracted to the business-friendly environment, etc.  Tax isn’t always a first priority; however, it is a significant factor.  Many strategies may be implemented to mitigate U.S. income and estate taxes before becoming a Florida resident and even after arrival.  We invite you to attend our presentation covering the following international tax-related topics:

    ·         U.S. Income Tax Residency
    ·         Income Tax and Reporting Requirements for U.S. Residents
    ·         Strategies for Remediating Potential Noncompliance
    ·         U.S. Domiciliary Status for Estate Tax Purposes
    ·         Estate Tax and Reporting Requirements for U.S. and Non-U.S. Domiciliaries
    ·         Structuring Strategies to Mitigate Income and Estate Tax


    ✅William M. Sharp, Sr. is a partner with Holland & Knight with more than 38 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of international tax planning and tax controversy cases. Mr. Sharp has extensive experience in handling matters related to cross-border tax planning, compliance and tax litigation matters.  Mr. Sharp also coordinates inbound as well as outbound global tax planning by working with an extensive network of lawyers throughout the world and also advises financial institutions and their clients on international tax enforcement initiatives.

    ✅Andrea Darling de Cortés, Partner of the Firm focuses her practice in the areas of inbound international income and estate tax planning, international tax controversy and compliance, cross-border tax planning and related transactional matters. She has advised clients on a broad array of tax and legal, transactional and operational matters, including U.S. income and estate tax planning for non-U.S. high-net-worth individuals with U.S. and non-U.S. assets, pre-U.S. residency tax planning, planning with respect to foreign investment in U.S. real property and U.S. trade or business analysis.

    ✅Chad M. Vanderhoef is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tampa office with many years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of international tax planning and tax controversy cases. Mr. Vanderhoef has served as counsel with respect to U.S. Tax Court, federal district court, and federal appellate court litigation, as well as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) appeals and examination cases. Mr. Vanderhoef provides tax advice to a U.S.- and foreign-based clients, focusing on corporations, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices.

    ✅Alexander Olama is an Associate in Holland & Knight's Tampa office with more than seven years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of international tax planning and tax controversy cases. Mr. Olama’s knowledge involves offshore tax compliance, including providing advice with respect to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), IRS Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), expatriation planning and cross-border tax matters.

    This event will be hybrid. The in-person program includes a networking reception after the discussion. Space is limited.

Past events

November 10, 2022 Brazil-Florida Business Award Dinner
October 13, 2022 Brazil-Florida Digital Transformers I Panel #2: Facilitating and Improving Financial Management
September 21, 2022 Brazil-Florida Digital Transformers: Panel#1 Creating the US Sales Machine
September 14, 2022 PARABÉNS BRASIL! A green and yellow bicentennial celebration
August 18, 2022 Executive Luncheon Presentation I Brazil's Economic Scenario: Opportunities for Foreign Investment
July 15, 2022 Summer Recess
July 12, 2022 Mid-Year Members Luncheon, Miami Edition (Booked)
July 07, 2022 Mid-Year Members Luncheon, Tampa Edition
June 16, 2022 Florida's Emerging Tech Hub: The Rise of Brazilian Startup Ecosystem
June 09, 2022 Brazil Economic Outlook 2022-23: Perspectives and Opportunities
May 23, 2022 Business Lunch Meeting
May 19, 2022 Business Networking After Work
May 14, 2022 U-Pick Blueberry Outing Experience
May 12, 2022 BFBC Talks: A Conversation with Ambassador André Odenbreit, Consul General of Brazil in Miami
May 08, 2022 Happy Mother's Day
May 04, 2022 BFBC Talks: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month
April 19, 2022 Business Networking After Work
April 15, 2022 Easter/Passover Holiday
April 13, 2022 Brazil's Fintech New Framework and Its Impact on the Financial Market
March 30, 2022 Novo Marco de Securitização: Fomentando Investimentos com Segurança
March 24, 2022 Business Networking Hour
March 08, 2022 Celebratory Dinner: BFBC and President's Distinction Ceremony(Booked)
February 23, 2022 Customer Experience and Big Data Analytics: How can AI Optimize the CX?
February 15, 2022 Special Networking Hour: Celebrating Black Heritage Month
February 10, 2022 Brazil's New FOREX Regulation: Impact on Financial Market and International Trade
January 27, 2022 Farewell Celebration in Honor of Ambassador João Mendes Pereira
January 19, 2022 The Covid Economy of the U.S. and FL: Roaring Back in 2022?
December 16, 2021 Year-End Break: Happy Holidays! Boas Festas!
December 15, 2021 2022 Brazil Presidential Election: Economic and Political Scenarios
December 09, 2021 Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
December 07, 2021 Brazil-Florida Innovation Forum Panel 2: Brazil's Investment in Agriculture Innovation: Farming in the Digital Age
November 25, 2021 Happy Thanksgiving Wishes: From the BFBC Family to Yours
November 23, 2021 Brazil-Florida Innovation Forum Panel 1: The Rise of HealthTechs in Brazil: Transforming the Digital Health Care Space
November 09, 2021 Investimentos Brasileiros na Flórida: Oportunidades e Considerações Tributária, Succesória e Imigratória
October 28, 2021 Cross-Border Investigations: Compliance Implications for Foreign Investors and Corporations
October 13, 2021 Brazil-Florida Business Award (Postponed)
October 07, 2021 Special Networking Hour: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
September 29, 2021 One Year of the Brazilian Data Protection Law: Developments and Challenges Ahead
September 24, 2021 Luncheon in honor of Ambassador João Mendes Pereira, Consul General of Brazil
September 09, 2021 Parabéns Brasil! A Green and Yellow Networking Celebration
September 02, 2021 The Future of Human Spaceflight Industry
August 26, 2021 US Listings: New Opportunities for Brazilian Companies Accessing the U.S. Capital Markets
August 10, 2021 Fundos de Investimentos das Cadeias Agroindustriais (FIAGRO): Atraindo Investimentos para o Agronegócio na Retomada da Economia
July 07, 2021 Central Bank Digital Currency: The Future of Money and Banking
July 04, 2021 Happy Birthday America!
July 01, 2021 (CANCELLED) America's Independance Day & BFBC President's Bday Celebration: Ouf of respect for the victims, families and friends affected by the condo collapse in South Florida, this celebratory event is cancelled.
June 21, 2021 Investindo em Fundos Imobiliários nos EUA e BRASIL: Riscos e Oportunidades
June 16, 2021 Managing a Cross-Border Restructuring: The Bankruptcy Law Reform and Opportunities for Investors
June 09, 2021 Brazil's Mid-Year Economic Outlook: Perspectives and Predictions
May 31, 2021 Brazil Investment Forum 2021 (Partnership)
May 27, 2021 Member Networking Hour: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month
May 12, 2021 Investing in Brazil's Infrastructure:Opportunities in 5G Technologies
May 05, 2021 Brazil's Data Protection Law: Significant Impacts on Foreign Companies
April 20, 2021 The Era of Open Banking: FinTechs and Payments Pathways
April 15, 2021 Investing in Franchise Projects: Challenges and Opportunities
April 08, 2021 Member Networking Hour
March 31, 2021 Brazil-Florida Women's Forum
March 25, 2021 Jornada de um IPO numa Bolsa Americana ( In Portuguese)
March 18, 2021 Panorama do Mercado de Capitais: Perspectivas e Stratégias para 2021 (In Portuguese)
February 25, 2021 DOING BUSINESS IN FLORIDA: Legal Framework and Tax Considerations for Foreign Corporations
February 19, 2021 Mask Parade Networking Affair
February 11, 2021 Investing in Brazil's Infrastructure: Opportunities in Water and Sanitation Sector
January 28, 2021 2021 Economic Outlook: USA & Brazil Scenarios
December 18, 2020 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: Holiday Networking Hour
December 15, 2020 US and Brazil: Enhancing Strong Trade and Economic Development
November 18, 2020 2020 Brazil Florida Business Awards
November 04, 2020 Eleição Presidencial Americana e o Brasil
October 22, 2020 Distressed Assets: Legal Aspects for Foreign Investors (Postponed. New date TBA)
October 15, 2020 Trending Issues in Litigation and Arbitration in Time of Pandemic: US and Brazil Perspectives
October 08, 2020 The Impact of Open Banking in Brazil: FinTech State of Market
October 02, 2020 Quarterly Members Meeting: Happy Hour with a Purpose
September 30, 2020 Recent Trends in Chapter 11 and Cross Border Insolvency Proceedings in the U.S. and Brazil
September 24, 2020 Green Growth and Its Implications to Brazil’s Economic Recovery
September 16, 2020 Internacionalização de Family Offices Brasileiros: Como Estruturar e Investir nos EUA
September 11, 2020 Parabėns Brasil! A Green & Yellow Celebration
September 03, 2020 Cross-Border Investigations and Compliance Implications in Time of Pandemic
August 19, 2020 AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY IN BRAZIL: Innovation and Competitiveness
August 12, 2020 INVESTING IN BRAZIL IN TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS: Opportunities in Cross-Border M&A and Private Equity
August 07, 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting & Networking Event (BFBC MEMBERS ONLY)
July 29, 2020 PRIVACIDADE AND PROTEÇÃO DE DADOS: Novas Normas e Desafios para o Compliance em Tempo de Pandemia
July 22, 2020 Transfer Pricing in Brazil: COVID-19 Considerations and the Path Towards an OECD Model
July 16, 2020 BRASIL 2020-21: Cenários, Perspectivas e Oportunidades
July 07, 2020 Capitalismo Social em Tempo de Pandemia
July 02, 2020 FINANÇAS PARA STARTUPS: O Essencial para Empreender, Liderar e Investir em Startups
May 26, 2020 Conscious Leadership In Times of Coronavirus
May 20, 2020 Brazil-Florida Innovation Forum
May 07, 2020 Bossa Nova Happy Hour: A Virtual Networking Event
March 10, 2020 Business Networking After Work (Cancelled due to the health crisis)
February 19, 2020 Business Networking After Work - Tampa Edition
December 19, 2019 Holiday Dinner | Orlando
December 16, 2019 Holiday Wine Dinner | Miami
December 06, 2019 Holiday Wine Dinner I Tampa
November 04, 2019 Brazil Florida Business Awards
August 14, 2019 FLORIDA BUSINESS FORUM: Innovating & Internationalizing Brazilian Technologies
June 26, 2019 Business Networking After Work (For BFBC Members Only)
June 20, 2019 2019 Membership Luncheon (For BFBC Members Only)
June 06, 2019 BRAZIL MID-YEAR OUTLOOK: The Bolsonaro Administration Scorecard
May 22, 2019 Business Networking Reception After Work
May 16, 2019 Inside Private Equity in Brazil
April 24, 2019 Almoço Palestra com Gerald B. Lee, CEO, Modern Logistics
April 18, 2019 Central Florida BFBC’s Members Only Dinner
April 04, 2019 Immigration and International Tax and Its Implications to Foreign Investors and Corporations
March 29, 2019 4th Founding Anniversary Dinner
March 20, 2019 Fintech Brazil
February 28, 2019 Lunch & Learn Seminar: Pre-Immigration Tax Planning
February 19, 2019 Port Tampa Bay Boat Tour
February 13, 2019 Brazil-Florida Business Council Networking Event
January 23, 2019 BRAZIL BUSINESS FORUM: Outlook for 2019 Under Bolsonaro Administration
January 12, 2019 New Year Brunch
December 10, 2018 Jantar de Confraternização de Natal
December 04, 2018 Annual Holiday Party
November 29, 2018 Lunch and Learn | Seminar Series
November 07, 2018 2018 Brazil-Florida Business Awards
October 04, 2018 California here we come!
October 03, 2018 Recent trends in Anti-corruption / Compliance and M&A in Brazil and Latin America
September 07, 2018 Brazil Day Reception
August 30, 2018 Premium Members Special Luncheon
August 09, 2018 Almoço Palestra com Zeina Latif
July 26, 2018 Mid-Year Members Appreciation Luncheon
July 18, 2018 Mid-Year Members Appreciation Luncheon
June 18, 2018 SelectUSA/Miami: Special Program for the Brazilian Delegation
June 11, 2018 Cybersecurity Before and After a Breach: The Legal, Technical, and Security Implications
May 31, 2018 Business Networking After Work
May 22, 2018 Business Networking After Work
April 18, 2018 Brazil Luncheon Briefing
April 04, 2018 International Tax and Immigration Issues: Key Considerations for Foreign Corporations and Overseas Nationals
March 29, 2018 Annual Membership Luncheon
March 12, 2018 Breakfast com Ilan Goldfajn, Presidente do Banco Central
February 16, 2018 BRAZIL: Political and Economic Crossroads
February 08, 2018 BFBC Lunch and Learn Seminar 2018
January 23, 2018 Brazil Business Forum
December 19, 2017 Holiday Reception
December 07, 2017 Holiday Dinner Presentation
December 07, 2017 Florida Business Forum
December 05, 2017 Executive Dinner Presentation
December 04, 2017 Private Equity Brazil & Latin America Forum
November 15, 2017 2017 Brazil-Florida Business Awards
October 12, 2017 Cybersecurity, Data Privacy/ Protection & Business Continuity Management.
October 04, 2017 Port Tampa Bay Boat Tour
September 14, 2017 Invista na Flórida: oportunidades para empresas brasileiras
September 07, 2017 Brazil Day Reception
August 18, 2017 BFBC Members Luncheon, Gulf Coast
July 28, 2017 BFBC Members Luncheon, Central FL
July 15, 2017 Annual Summer Brunch
July 12, 2017 BFBC Members Luncheon, Miami
June 19, 2017 Networking at the top of Tampa
June 09, 2017 Brazil Breakfast Briefing
June 06, 2017 BRAZIL WEBINAR: Fintech Legal Framework and Outlook
May 04, 2017 BFBC Lunch & Learn Seminar Series
April 11, 2017 Networking after Work
April 03, 2017 LUNCH & LEARN SEMINAR
March 27, 2017 Private Wealth Brazil Forum (Partner Event)
March 07, 2017 Annual Membership Luncheon & Conference
February 28, 2017 Business Networking at a Brazilian Gastropub
February 27, 2017 Special Luncheon in Honor of Ambassador Adalnio Ganem, Consul General of Brazil in Miami
January 24, 2017 Brazil Business Forum
January 24, 2017 Meeting with the Consul General
December 20, 2016 Holiday Happy Hour in Tampa
December 13, 2016 Convite Especial: Holiday Happy Hour in São Paulo
November 15, 2016 2016 Brazil-Florida Business Awards
November 03, 2016 Port Tampa Bay Boat Tour
October 17, 2016 Business Networking After Work
October 06, 2016 Immigration & International Tax Considerations for Brazilian Investors
September 07, 2016 Special Event: Brazil's Independence Day Reception
August 23, 2016 Luncheon Roundtable Discussion
August 05, 2016 Join us in Rio! 2016 Summer Olympic Games: Opening Cerimony
July 27, 2016 Roundtable Discussion with the President of 2 Rios Lingerie: A members only event
July 07, 2016 Conferência em São Paulo
June 15, 2016 Networking Event
June 01, 2016 BRAZIL UPDATE: Webinar Series
May 24, 2016 Port Manatee Tram Tour & Networking Luncheon
May 23, 2016 BRAZIL UPDATE Webinar Series
April 25, 2016 Innovation Lab (By Invitation Only)
April 20, 2016 Brazil Business Networking Event
April 14, 2016 Infrastructure Investment: Brazil's Growth Model?
March 16, 2016 Annual Membership Luncheon
March 03, 2016 US-Brazil Trade Update: GSP Renewal and the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and their impact on Brazil
February 22, 2016 Partner Event: Networking at the Top of Tampa
January 12, 2016 Brazil Business Forum
December 15, 2015 Luncheon in Honor of David Neeleman, Chairman & CEO, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A.
November 17, 2015 1117 Brazil-Florida Business Reception
November 04, 2015 2015 Brazil-Florida Business Awards Luncheon
October 15, 2015 1015 Boat Tour & Networking Event
September 16, 2015 Partner Event: Tampa Sister Cities Quarterly Dinner
September 16, 2015 BFBC Webinar: The China Factor and its Impact on Brazil's Economy
September 09, 2015 Brazil's Independence Reception
August 05, 2015 0805 Business Networking Reception - FGV
June 01, 2015 0601 Brazil Business Networking
May 08, 2015 Partner Event: 2015 International Town Hall
May 04, 2015 0504 Business Networking Reception
April 23, 2015 0423 Florida Business Briefing
April 02, 2015 0402 Brazil Business Networking
March 30, 2015 0330 Brazil Business Briefing
March 11, 2015 BFBC Inaugural Luncheon

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All programs and events are subject to change and/or cancellation due to scheduling conflicts, low registration and/or circumstances beyond the control of the Brazil-Florida Business Council, Inc. (BFBC). If a program or event is changed and/or cancelled by BFBC, the amount of the Registration Fee shall be refunded in full. The liability BFBC shall be limited to such refund, and BFBC shall not be liable for any other loss, cost or expense, however caused, incurred or arising in connection with the registration. In particular, BFBC shall not be liable to refund any travel or hotel costs incurred by the registrant.

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