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Stewart L. Kasner, Esq.

Stewart Kasner is a partner in the Miami office of Baker & McKenzie LLP. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of international taxation, international trusts and international estates. Mr. Kasner has advised foreign clients as to the U.S. tax issues and consequences relating to their international estates, offshore trusts, U.S. sitused assets including U.S. real property interests, closely held companies both engaged and not engaged in U.S. trades or businesses, gifts to U.S. family members, U.S. reporting requirements, portfolio debt instruments, withholding taxes, international reorganizations, liquidations, and reporting requirements of qualified and nonqualified intermediaries. In addition, Mr. Kasner has advised domestic clients as to the U.S. tax issues and consequences relating to their offshore corporate and trust activities, information reporting compliance, including voluntary disclosures, investments in offshore hedge funds, offshore life insurance and annuity products, treaty benefits, taxation of foreign trusts, their grantors and beneficiaries, entity classification elections, foreign tax credits and assignments of intellectual property rights. Mr. Kasner is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Florida Bar. He is listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America for the tax law specialty. Mr. Kasner is recognized as a leading individual in the tax law field by Chambers & Partners in the publication America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and recognized by Euromoney in its Guide to the World's Leading Trusts & Estates Practitioners. Mr. Kasner earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law Graduate Tax Program in 1998 and a J.D. cum laude from Saint Thomas University School of Law in 1997. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce in finance and international business from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1991.