Ownership Structures for Property in the United States
Racicot & Associates specialises in guiding our clients that wish to purchase real estate or other property (such as a boat) in the United States, either for personal or investment purposes, by exposing the various ownership structures available in order to maximize their investment and minimize the tax payable upon the sale of the property or the death of the owner.
We also aim to facilitate your transaction by allowing you to sign all of the closing documents at our office without having to travel abroad.
Canadian Tax and Estate Planning
Our multidisciplinary law firm allows you to benefit from all the services in the same establishment. Whether you are looking to set up a trust, an estate freeze or draft your will or incapacity mandate, our team will advise you from a tax and estate stand point so that both your needs and those of your family are well fulfilled.
In recent years, the United States has tightened its borders, making it very important for entrepreneurs entering the United States for business to comply with the requirements of immigration law, at the expense of risking expulsion from the United States for a period of 5 years. Racicot & Associates can advise you on the various business visas available, as well as find the one that best suits your needs amongst the B-1, the E-2, the EB-5, the L-1 or the TN.
Settlement of a Canadian and American Estate
Settling an estate can be a long and costly process in Quebec and even more so in foreign soil, such as Florida. Whether it be a testamentary devolution according to a Quebec will or an ownership structure set up in Florida, our lawyers will cover all aspects of the estate settlement, both in terms of devolution of property to the heirs, as well as from a tax stand point, preparing and filling out the estate tax return with the IRS.
From the constitution to the dissolution, through the acquisition, merger and estate freeze, our professionals will give you the right legal and tax advice. In a business world that is becoming increasingly complex, we have gained expertise in corporate reorganizations involving both U.S. and Canadian companies, as well as the incorporation of professionals. Having at heart the success of our customers, we work for them in order to help them achieve their goals. At Racicot & Associates, rest assured that your business is in good hands.