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Denis A. Kleinfeld, CPA,JD

Denis Kleinfeld is highly regarded as a lawyer, teacher and author. He practices law as Of Counsel to Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL, in Miami, Florida and will be teaching as a Professor of Law at the Texas A & M University School of Law LLM Program in Wealth Management. His private practice focuses on the intersection of domestic and international tax, legal,  financial, and risk managment matters involving private clients and private businesses.  Mr. Kleinfeld is known for his ability to analyze complex issues, develop pragmatic legal solutions, and creatively resolve controversies as businesses and individuals transition through their respective life-cycles and phases. He advises U.S. and international companies, businesspersons, investors, professionals, families, and individuals. 

Mr. Kleinfeld carefully considers and integrates such areas as tax management and compliance, estate planning, commercial and investment matters, offshore jurisdictions, wealth and asset protection to create strategic comprehensive planning to address clients’ legal, business and personal needs.  Whether you are an individual seeking to effectively manage growing wealth, a business contemplating expansion in foreign or domestic markets, or dealing with risk and liability management matters, this type of inclusive legal analysis, planning, and implementation is critical to success.  Similarly, Mr. Kleinfeld has worked with clients seeking U.S. and international income and estate tax planning, as well as individual expatriation and business cross-border migration.  He provides legal guidance and related due diligence services for clients presented with various business and investment opportunities as well as matters of personal concern.

Clients rely on his expertise, and judgment to address legal issues efficiently and effectively, to offer his experienced insights, and to provide sophisticated legal advice integrating numerous areas of the law.

He is co-author of the two volume treatise, “Practical International Tax Planning,” published by Practicing Law Institute.  He is the contributing author on Foreign Trusts published in “Administration of Trusts in Florida” by The Florida Bar.  Mr. Kleinfeld has also authored chapters for the American Bar Association’s in “Asset Protection Strategies: Wealth Preservation Planning with Domestic and Offshore Entities Vols. I and II.” He is a contributing author to the “LexisNexis Guide to FATCA”.

As a Professor and as a lawyer, Mr. 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.  Mr. Kleinfeld serves as co-chairman for, the Florida Annual Wealth Protection Conference.  He speaks regularly at a wide variety of professional conferences, seminars, and symposiums in the United States and around the world.  Mr. Kleinfeld authors a blog as an “Insider” for published by Newsmax Magazine, and is a member of Newsmax’s Financial Braintrust.

Denis Kleinfeld was born in Chicago, Illinois. After obtaining his B.S. degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois in 1967 and being registered as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Kleinfeld enrolled at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, graduating in 1970 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1970. He was employed as an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service in the Estate and Gift Tax Division for four years and entered the private practice of law in Illinois in 1974.  Mr. Kleinfeld became a member of the Florida Bar in 1983.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.