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Denis A. Kleinfeld, CPA,JD

Denis Kleinfeld is Of Counsel to Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL, in Miami, Florida and Professor of Law, LLM International Tax Program, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California. Professor Kleinfeld advises both, U.S. and international businesspersons, investors, professionals, families, and individuals in asset protection and wealth preservation, U.S. and international estate planning, income tax analysis and planning, tax compliance, business transactions, asset and personal migration, and investment planning, structuring and implementation. He also provides guidance and due diligence services for clients presented with various business and investment opportunities. Professor Kleinfeld is well regarded for his ability to anticipate issues of concern and develop pragmatic solutions. Professor Kleinfeld has extensive experience and training as a lawyer, teacher and writer. Clients rely on his judgment and analytical skills to address legal issues efficiently and effectively and to offer creative and well researched legal advice. He is the contributing author on Foreign Trusts published in “Administration of Trusts in Florida.” Professor Kleinfeld has also authored chapters for the American Bar Association in “Asset Protection Strategies: Wealth Preservation Planning with Domestic and Offshore Entities Vols. I and II,” on “Attorney Ethical Liability in the Application of the Terms ‘Fraud’ versus ‘Fraudulent Transfers’ Under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act,” and “Use of Civil Law Foundations for Asset Protection.” Professor Kleinfeld has written extensively in professional and general circulation magazines and publications on a wide variety of tax, insurance, estate planning, treaty planning, domestic and international asset protection, and compliance as well as observations on relevant political, social and economic topics. He is on the Board of Editors of Estate Planning Magazine among numerous other journals and magazines listed below. Professor Kleinfeld serves as co-chairman for, the Florida Annual Wealth Protection Conference and participates in the Annual Planning for Physicians Conference for the Florida Bar. He speaks regularly at a wide variety of professional conferences, seminars, and symposiums in the United States and around the world. Professor Kleinfeld authors a blog for MoneyNews.com published by Newsmax Magazine and is a member of their “Brain Trust” group. Professor Kleinfeld was born in Chicago, Illinois. After obtaining his B.S. degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois in 1967 and obtaining his license as a Certified Public Accountant, Professor Kleinfeld enrolled at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, graduating in 1970. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1970 and was employed as an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service in the Estate and Gift Tax Division. Professor Kleinfeld has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1983, and is also a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Position: Of Counsel Office Location: 1001 Brickell Bay Drive 32nd Floor Miami, Florida 33131 Phone: 305-350-5690 Fax: 305-371-8989 E-mail: deniskleinfeld@kleinfeld.com Areas of Focus: U.S. Income Tax Planning U.S. Estate and Gift Tax Planning International Tax Tax Compliance and Conflict Resolution Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation Elder Law Wills, Trusts, Estates Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs Insurance Counsel Retirement Advice Citizenship, Residency, Expatriation Family and Business Harmony Structures Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements Planning for Professionals, Businesses, Investors, Writers, Athletes and Entertainers Education: Loyola University of Chicago School of Law Chicago, Illinois J.D., 1970 University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Illinois B.S. Accountancy, 1967 Admitted: Illinois 1970 Florida 1983 United States Supreme Court United States Tax Court United States Court of International Trade