Attorney Profile

For more than twenty years Michael Ben-Jacob has focused his practice on counseling high net-worth individuals, their families, family offices, and closely held business on an array of U.S.-based and cross border wealth planning and preservation matters. After two decades of leading private client teams in some of the foremost law firms in the U.S., Michael has recently opened his own firm—MBJ Law PLLC—where he continues to focus on counseling families of means.

In the international arena, Mr. Ben-Jacob assists numerous international families and corporate fiduciaries with connections to Israel, the UK, Italy, Puerto Rico, Peru, Chile, Israel, France, Switzerland, Brazil, the US Virgin Islands, and numerous other jurisdictions in dealing with a host of strategic planning issues.

Whether for U.S. domestic or international families, Mr. Ben-Jacob advises on a wide variety of U.S. income and transfer tax issues, as well as trust and probate issues, arising from foreign investment in U.S. real estate and other U.S. situs assets, migration to and from the U.S., expatriation and asset protection planning, as well as tax compliance and reporting for U.S. persons with investments outside the U.S., related voluntary disclosure proceedings with the IRS, and issues surrounding U.S. persons with interests in foreign trusts.

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