Saturday, September 29, 2007

Panama Attorney Participates in Trusts & Estates Panel

Attorney Alvaro Aguilar participated in a panel discussion on trust & estate laws before members of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Law and Practice Section.
Panama City, Panama, September 29, 2007 --( Lombardi, Aguilar & Garcia ( attorney Alvaro Aguilar spoke at a panel on trust & estate laws before members of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Law and Practice Section ( and Peruvian attorneys attending its Fall meeting.
Attorneys Michael Galligan of Phillips Nizer LLP and Glenn Fox of Alston & Bird served as co-chairs of the panel. Perspective on the applicability of Peru, Argentina and Panama law were provided by Alfredo Vidal of Miranda & Amado, Diego Fissore of G Breuer and Mr Aguilar, respectively.
The panel dealt with a practical case of a US-Latin American couple with residence and investments in two countries. Panama law provides alternatives such as corporations, trusts and charitable foundations for asset protection, probate, estate planning and succession purposes.

About Alvaro Aguilar
Alvaro Aguilar is a partner at Lombardi Aguilar & Garcia and practises in the areas of corporate taxation, real estate and intellectual property matters.
Mr Aguilar has advised multinational and local clients in real estate purchases and development, international mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, real estate investment funds, joint ventures, trusts, foundations, software licensing, e-commerce, and electronic transfer of funds. Recent transactions include the purchase of real estate by a US retailer, purchase by a US finance entity of a stake in a Central American bank, tax arrangements and sale of a property to a Panama-US joint venture and structuring of a property management joint venture for US investors.
He graduated from Universidad Santa Maria law school in Panama and earned his LLM in International Trade & Banking from Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.
About Lombardi Aguilar & Garcia
Lombardi Aguilar & Garcia was created as an alternative for clients worldwide who seek fast, innovative and effective solutions to their legal problems. The firm currently provides services to individual and corporate clients in Panama as well in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its partners maintain a commitment with professional ethics and social responsibility by participating in the board of directors of groups such as the Panama Bar Association, the German Chamber of Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) of Panama and the Association of Chinese-Panamanian Professionals.
The firm centers its law practice in private client services and asset protection (Private Interest Foundations, Trusts), business structures (Offshore Corporations), tax planning, real estate and e-commerce. It also advices in areas of Law such as Corporate, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Maritime, Tax, and Immigration Law as well as related litigation.

For more information, contact +507 340-6444, e-mail aaguilar (at), or visit: Lombardi Aguilar & Garcia

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