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Virginia La Torre Jeker, J.D.

US tax attorney

Far East Management Consultants
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

business

Professional Summary

Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., has been a member of the New York Bar since 1984 and is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. She has 30 years of experience specializing in US and international tax planning as well as international commercial transactions. She has been based in Dubai since 2001; prior to that time she worked in Hong Kong for 15 years as a US tax consultant for international law firms, major banks (including HSBC) international accounting firms (Deloitte) and trust companies. Early in her career she worked in New York with the top-tier international law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Virginia is regularly asked to speak at numerous conferences and seminars for various institutes and commercial organizations; publishes a vast array of scholarly works in her area of expertise, been interviewed by CNN and is regularly quoted (or has her articles featured) in local and international publications. She was recently appointed to the Professional Tax Advisory Council, American Citizens Abroad, Geneva, Switzerland. She was a guest lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, LL.M Program (Law Department) and served as an adjunct Business Law professor at the American University of Dubai and at the American University of Sharjah where she also taught the legal / ethical aspects of internet law and internet based transactions.
She can be contacted here:
Virginia La Torre Jeker, J.D.
Far East Management Consultants
Tel: +971 4 885 8202
Fax: +971 4 885 8

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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Industry Experience

    • consulting

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Experience

Far East Management Consultants
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
US tax attorney
business
2001 - Present
Virginia is responsible for all consultancy projects involving US taxation planning and compliance. Virginia deals with all aspects of international tax and is a specialist in United States taxation as it relates to both US and non-US individuals, as well as corporations, trusts and estates. Virginia also prepares various contracts and documents for commercial and business transactions.

Specialties:US tax compliance issues / FBAR issues and Offshore Voluntary Disclosure matters; Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) ;US taxation for overseas US citizens and foreign nationals with US connections or US investments; US taxation for owners of foreign corporations or other foreign business entities (CFCs / PFICs); pre-immigration tax planning; advice and tax planning for renunciation of US citizenship or relinquishment of US green cards

Education

JD, Taxation 1983
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
Los Angeles, California, United States
 Comment Editor, UCLA Law Review
 Phi Beta Kappa
 Summa Cum Laude
 Thomas Hunter Honors Colloquium
 Who’s Who in the World Biography Listing
 Who’s Who in Finance and Industry Biography Listing
 Who’s Who in Australasia and the Pacific Nations Biography Listing
 Appointed to Professional Tax Advisory Council, American Citizens Abroad, Geneva Switzerland

Professional Certifications

Attorney admitted to NY Bar
Active
1984
Attorney admitted to practice before US Tax Court
Active
1994

Bar Admissions

New York
Active
1984

Court Admissions

  • New York
  • US Tax Court

Associations and Societies

  • Professional Tax Advisory Council Of American Citizens Abroad

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