Instructor Biography

Gary Forster

Gary Forster, JD, LLM (Tax)

Managing Partner
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About The Instructor

Gary's practice includes domestic and international corporate law, asset protection, tax, and estate planning. Gary handles a wide variety of corporate and personal planning matters.

Gary spent the ?rst decade of his career structuring and closing some of the largest corporate transactions in the region.  The mergers and acquisitions Gary consummated range from the national consolidation of regional US construction and transportation interests to real estate investment trusts, hospitals and surgical centers.  Gary is one of the few attorneys in Central Florida with experience in cross-border corporate transactions, including a variety of industries ranging from intellectual property concerns to international distribution and manufacturing interests.

Gary's corporate work, with some of the most prominent companies and entrepreneurs in Florida and abroad, led him to expand his practice ?fteen years ago.  Successful clients require substantial tax, estate and asset protection planning.  Gary recognized that certain wealthy clients require a single partner contact, familiar with both business law and tax planning and structuring.  Gary serves that purpose. Gary has designed and drafted hundreds of corporate documents and asset protection plans.

Gary is the author of two books.  In 2013, he wrote Asset Protection for Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Investors, a guide to asset protection strategies for clients and their ?nancial advisors, now in its second edition.  In 2016, Gary finished the ?rst edition of The U.S. Estate and Gift Tax and the Non-Citizen, which explains how resident and non-resident foreign nationals are impacted by the U.S. Estate and Gift Tax.

Gary writes and lectures nationally to state bar and CPA groups on the topics of asset protection, international tax and corporate law.  He has also instructed classes at the University of Florida (Levin College of Law) and Rollins College (Crummer Graduate School of Business).  Gary's articles can be found in such publications as the Florida Bar Journal and the American Bar Association's Probate and Property Magazine.  For a listing of Gary's recent speaking engagements, see below.

Gary's legislative amendments were adopted as Section 43A of the Nevis LLC Ordinance – Nevis Limited Liability Company (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015.