International & Cross-Border Planning Knowledge Circle: Navigating US Tax Challenges in a Global World with Virginia La Torre Jeker, J.D
Virginia La Torre Jeker, J.D. a renowned International US Tax Specialist will be addressing the most recent hot topics and developments that affect Americans living abroad and cross-border families.
Virginia has hands-on experience with many US tax issues that arise in the international context having lived and worked in Asia and the Middle East since 1986. Her expertise includes cross-border transactions, expatriation and pre-immigration tax planning, FATCA, FBAR and US Tax compliance among others. She has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg Tax, Tax Notes International and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Newsweek.
Virginia La Torre Jeker, J.D.
International US Tax Specialist
With over 35 years of US tax and international experience, Virginia has been a member of the NYS Bar since 1984. Virginia has been practicing US tax overseas since 1986, working in Asia and the Middle East. She provides expert insight into the latest changes in American tax laws and outlines the US tax obligations of American expats and foreign persons having any US connections.
Virginia has an expertise in cross-border transactions and structuring, FATCA, regaining US tax compliance with previously unreported foreign income, assets or accounts, expatriation tax planning along with step-by-step expatriation guidance, and providing specialist advice for international families in numerous areas of US international tax. With her help, scores of individuals and families around the world have negotiated the Internal Revenue Service OVDP and “Streamlined” amnesty programs, getting tax affairs back on track. Working with tax and attorney colleagues across the globe, Virginia excels in solving cross-border and multi-jurisdictional tax matters and has developed a unique and sought-after specialty in analyzing the US tax consequences of transactions involving Sharia law.
Virginia’s tax advice is highly knowledgeable, reliable and solution-focused. Providing US tax advice overseas for over 35 years with Asian and Middle Eastern families, she can appreciate the sensitive and special situations involved in multi-national families and in which US persons abroad often find themselves. Virginia has worked as a US tax consultant for international law firms, major banks (including HSBC) international accounting firms (Deloitte) and trust companies. Early in her career she worked in New York with the top-tier law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher.