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Gennette E. Faust

Gennette E. Faust, Co-Chair of the Miami Tax Practice, focuses her practice on tax law, with an emphasis on international and cross-border tax issues. She works with clients to assist with income, gift and estate tax planning, expatriation and pre-immigration issues, inbound structures for non-U.S. clients investing or operating in the U.S., outbound structures for U.S. clients investing or operating abroad, and real estate structures for U.S. and non-U.S. investors. She is also involved in advising clients on U.S. tax compliance issues, as well as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

Concentrations

  • Income, gift, and estate tax planning, with a focus on international and high-net worth clients
  • Pre-immigration tax planning
  • Expatriation tax planning
  • Cross-border tax planning
  • Structuring U.S. investments for non-U.S. persons
  • S. tax issues related to investing in the U.S., including U.S. real estate investments, particularly for non-U.S. clients
  • Structuring cross-border and U.S. businesses
  • S. tax compliance issues, particularly offshore voluntary compliance
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), and other international compliance issues

Capabilities

Experience

  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Pedro Echarte, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Civil Division, 2006
  • Intern, Women’s World Bank, Micro Loan Division, Santiago, Chile, 2003

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Tax Law, 2021

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., University of Miami School of Law, 2012
    • Dean’s Scholarship
    • CALI Award for Overall Academic Excellence, Taxation of Business Entities (Partnerships), Fall 2011
    • Dean’s Certificate of Achievement, Highest Grade in Taxation of Business Entities (Partnerships), Fall 2011
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2008
    • Dean’s Certificate of Achievement, Highest Grade in Federal Taxation and Commercial Law I, Spring 2007
    • Dean’s Scholarship
    • Editorial Board, University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review, 2007-2008
    • Editorial Board, University of Miami Psychology, Public Policy, and Law Journal, 2006-2007
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Languages
  • Spanish, Fluent
  • French, Conversational