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International Tax Considerations in the Immigration Process


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.5 hours

Recorded DateSeptember 8, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Multinational tax considerations for individuals are often intertwined with residency changes—either becoming classified as a United States taxpayer or forfeiting that status.

This program reviews the tax and immigration considerations relevant when entering or leaving the United States. Included within this program is a review of pre-immigration concerns for E-2 and other investors commencing American taxpayer status, expatriation tax considerations for individuals renouncing American tax status, and prospective immigration-side options for individuals choosing to reject U.S. taxpayer status.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify tax considerations when entering or exiting the United States

  • List considerations for E-2 and other investors beginning American taxpayer status

  • Determine options for individuals renouncing American taxpayer status

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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 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.



Andrew J. Zeltner is a Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Philadelphia office. Mr. Zeltner handles a wide array of corporate immigration matters including those involving the processing of permanent resident applications (green cards) on behalf of multinational corporate and individual clients, including labor certification applications, immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications.

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