Instructor Name: Legamaro Michael
Bio: With a global tax practice at Legamaro Banipal, Michael Legamaro provides international income, capital, estate, inheritance and gift tax-planning and implementation solutions for ultra-high-net-worth clients, their investment vehicles and related structures – principally those who are globally active, hold concentrated wealth with multi-jurisdictional assets, business and reach, and are acting for their own accounts or are the foreign financial institutions catering to and advising such wealth. In that regard, he provides individually tailored, holistic and creative solutions to the problems faced by multi-jurisdictional and multi-generational families, and the private banks and investment advisers assisting them, whether based in the United States, Asia, Europe, Latin America or elsewhere. Michael frequently works with foreign attorneys and the clients' internal or external advisors to assist in the formulation of an international strategy or the implementation of an international solution. These solutions involve the coordination of cross-border tax issues and address concerns regarding the location of the client's assets or their family members.
More generally, Michael assists foreign and domestic corporations (both public and private), partnerships and real estate investment trusts and wealthy and entrepreneurially minded individuals and trusts in the analysis, structuring and negotiation of corporate and real estate transactions, leveraged buyouts, reorganizations, debt restructuring, consolidation and similar transactions, as well as planning for the creation, preservation and transmission of wealth among generations. In addition, Michael has developed significant experience in tax and business strategies and other acquisition/disposition transactions for large and small real estate portfolios, owners and developers, including multibillion-dollar real estate investment trusts and real estate partnerships, as well as strategic business planning across the globe. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at international tax or private wealth conferences worldwide.
In addition to his current practice, Michael served as former chair of the Global Private Client practice at DLA Piper LLP, the world’s largest law firm. There, he coordinated the activities of scores of DLA Piper's lawyers across the globe who advise clients with regard to their respective home country and international income, estate, capital duty, succession tax and business planning needs and oversee implementation of those plans. In addition, he coordinated tax advice for the firm’s client’s needing assistance with respect to their more domestic United States tax planning and implementation issues.