Foreign investment in the U.S. real estate market presents multiple tax considerations, including income, gifts, estates, and FIRPTA implications. This presentation will provide general tax considerations for structuring foreign investment in real estate located in the U.S. Additionally, the presentation will discuss the most recent examination efforts of the IRS concerning the audits of foreign investors. At the end of this presentation, tax professionals will discuss the tax implications of inbound investments in real estate.
Fernando Juarez, LL.M. EA, is an International Tax Principal with Freeman Law, PLLC. He advises on complex U.S. and international tax planning. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border transactions. He is also experienced in voluntary disclosures, FBAR, and global compliance.
Fernando’s tax planning expertise extends to Fortune 500 companies, family offices, and medium & small businesses. His primary areas of expertise include inbound structures for international investors and outbound tax planning for U.S.-based companies. He is a frequent speaker at conferences involving tax topics in the U.S. and around the world. Recent speaking engagements include the Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, the Tax Executives Institute in Houston, the Start-Up Week in San Antonio, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Texas. Fernando has published multiple tax articles with international editors such as Thomson Reuters and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in the Netherlands.
Fernando received his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City and holds a Master’s in Laws from Stanford Law School, where he served as the first Hispanic Chair of the Stanford Tax Club. He is licensed to provide tax advice in the U.S. and Mexico.
Currently, he is a National Reporter for the Observatory for the Protection of Taxpayer’s Rights by the IBFD. Until 2020, he served as the Secretary of the International section of the San Antonio Bar Association.
Bar Admissions/Licensing: Mr. Juarez is licensed to practice law in Mexico and is licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.