Multinational individuals will most often focus on income tax consequences of multinational activities; this approach risks minimization of transfer tax consequences. Non-resident individuals directly owning United States–situated assets face statutory exposure to United States transfer taxes. Given minimal exclusion amounts ($60,000 for estate tax purposes) and tax rates quickly reaching 40%, exposures in this context are enormous.
This program will cover the classification of individuals for transfer tax purposes and the scope of assets to which United States transfer taxes are applicable. The program will then discuss tax assessment, categories of exempt assets, and estate and gift tax treaty interplay with statutory rules.
Patrick is a partner with Culhane Meadows, a national law firm with a prominent international area practice. Patrick practices exclusively in the area of international taxation. He has extensive experience handling complex tax planning, structuring, and compliance issues for foreign businesses with United States operations, United States businesses with foreign operations, and individual taxpayers with international ties. Patrick regularly works with advisors both in the United States and abroad to assist with their clients’ international tax issues.
Patrick is a prolific contributor to many international tax journals, including Tax Notes and the Journal Of International Taxation. He is an active speaker and panelist for national seminars and webinars, including regularly scheduled presentations with CPAacademy.org on various international tax topics. Patrick holds a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law. His bar admissions include Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, and Georgia.
Each year from 2016-2019, Patrick has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Finance Monthly, a United Kingdom-based publication named Patrick Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year (United States) for 2017 and 2018. Patrick and his wife reside in Phoenixville, PA.