Erika G. Litvak

Erika G. Litvak

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Erika G. Litvak concentrates her practice on taxation, with an emphasis on international taxation. Erika assists individuals with international income tax and estate planning, expatriation, pre-immigration tax planning, structuring investments in the United States, among many other issues that relate to private client work. Erika also assists U.S. and foreign business entities in cross-border transactions, investments of U.S. entities abroad, investments of foreign entities in the United States, and establishment of operations in the United States and abroad, as well as with reporting and compliance issues for both individuals and companies, in addition to any other aspect related to international taxation.

Concentrations

  • Pre-immigration tax planning
  • Expatriation
  • International income tax and estate planning
  • International reporting and compliance
  • Offshore voluntary compliance
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
  • Investment in the United States
  • Acquisition, maintenance and sale of U.S. real estate by foreigners
  • Cross-border transactions
  • U.S. companies investing or doing business abroad
  • Starting or restructuring operations in the United States

Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Tax - International Tax, 2018-2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2012-2018
  • Shortlisted, Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards, "Rising Star - Tax," 2016 
  • Listed, Daily Business Review, "Rising Stars 40 Under 40," 2015
  • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: Rising Stars, 2015
  • Listed, "Rising Star - Tax," American Women in Business Law Awards, IFLR/Euromoney, 2014-2015
  • Team Member, "Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based)," Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009
  • Selected, Latin Lawyer magazine, "M&A Deal of the Year," 2008
  • Recipient, Dean's Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Academic Performance in Federal Income Tax
  • Recipient, CALI Award for Outstanding Academic Performance in Federal Income Tax
  • Recipient, Dean's Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Academic Performance in Doing Business in Latin America
  • Recipient, CALI Award for Outstanding Academic Performance in Doing Business in Latin America
  • Recipient, Garcia-Amador Scholarship for academic performance during the academic calendar, 2003-2004
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law LL.M. in Taxation
  • Chair, STEP Miami Branch, Inc., 2016-2017
  • Member of the Board of Directors, STEP Miami Branch, Inc., 2011-2018
  • Member, Board of Directors, STEP USA, 2016-2017
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Tax Section
    • International Section
    • Business Section
    • Young Lawyers Section 
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Argentinean Bar Association
  • Member, International Fiscal Association
  • Principal Drafter, Comments to Treasury to Proposed Regulations to Chapter 4 of Subtitle A (Sections 1471 through 1474) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (FATCA), on behalf of Florida Bar
  • Principal Drafter, Comments to Treasury to Notice 2011-34 (regarding FATCA) on behalf of Florida Bar
  • Principal Drafter, Comments to Treasury to Proposed Regulations to Section 6038D (Regarding FATCA Form 8938) on behalf of Florida Bar
  • Volunteer, IRS, Income Tax Assistance Program, Legal Services of Greater Miami, 2003-2004
  • Volunteer, H.O.P.E. (Helping Others through Pro Bono Efforts), University of Miami School of Law, 2003-2005
  • Mentor, International Graduate Law Program, University of Miami

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
    • Member, Tax Law Society
  • J.D., with honors, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Tax Specialization
Admissions
  • Florida
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Languages
  • Hebrew, Conversational
  • Spanish, Fluent