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Healthcare Services Alert: Legal Due Diligence When Using mHealth Devices

by Suzanne Natbony Suzanne Natbony

July 05th 2017

How to Protect Patients and Data When Using mHealth Products and Services

“mHealth” generally refers mobile health and includes the practice of medicine or communications involving medical data via mobile devices. California Healthcare entities such as private practices, hospitals,...

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Introduction to Asset Protection

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

June 13th 2017

There are a lot of people who have amassed a considerable amount of money during their life. Whether it is from a family inheritance, owning a successful company, having a high paying job, been fortunate with their personal investments, etc. Irrespective of how they have accrued their...

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Brexit: A Positive for Foreign Investors

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

January 11th 2017

At the end of 2016, the world reflected on the ‘roller coaster’ year that left us with Brexit and a politically divided country. The economic forecast for the new year continues to cause uncertainty for investors. However, there may be a silver lining in all this: the potential...

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Trump’s Election Sends Wealth Offshore

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

December 08th 2016

Donald Trump's successful campaign clinched him the presidency, but his 'America First' foreign policy has raised concerns in the global community and among the affluent Americans.  It is not unusual for governments with a nationalist bend to restrict the outflow of wealth.

Jacob...

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Vlog: Asset Protection - Protecting your Personal Residence

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

May 24th 2016

Jacob Stein talks about protecting your personal residence and how to overcome the complicated process of including real estate in your asset protection plan.

The video answers the fundamental questions such as: 
Why is it difficult to protect personal residences?
What are the three...

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The Panama Papers

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

April 13th 2016

Since the story on the Panama Papers broke, we have been receiving frantic calls and emails from people around the world worried about the legality of their offshore structures. Valant, LLP adheres to the highest level of professional integrity with regular checks and balances to...

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Vlog: Back to the Basics on Asset Protection Planning

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

March 22nd 2016

Jacob Stein revisits the fundamentals of Asset Protection Planning in this eight-minute video.

The video answers frequently asked questions such as:

What is Asset Protection?
Is it effective?

Jacob explains, using real life cases and emphasizing on why Asset Protection is so...

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2016 Changes to UK Taxation

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

March 11th 2016

The United Kingdom has quietlybeen undergoing a tax revolution for the past few years. 
Few days ago, Chancellor George Osborne introduced, ‘The budget for the next generation.'

Jacob Stein works with many clients on their international tax planning needs, including...

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Presidential Elections - Tax-Mania 2016

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

February 11th 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election is gearing up and the battle for party winner is in full throttle. With philosophies ranging from the extreme right to the extreme left, 'TAX' might just be the topic that seperates the winners from the losers. 

 

 

Our Valant...

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Is Bitcoin a currency or commodity? Depends on what side of the pond you are on

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

November 16th 2015

Last week, the European Union took a progressive step towards clarifying how digital currencies will be recognized in the EU for purposes of taxation. The EU now recognizes virtual currencies as legal tender, not commodity, and they are therefore exempt from VAT (Value Added Tax), a...

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