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Michael C. Vandormael Joins Carlton Fields in Miami

Miami, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that Michael C. Vandormael has joined the firm’s Miami office as an associate in its Business Transactions practice group.

Previously, Vandormael was an associate with Barbosa Legal in Miami Beach.

Vandormael’s practice focuses on representing U.S. and foreign high-net-worth individuals and their families on various domestic and international tax matters.

He advises U.S. and non-U.S. persons on their U.S. federal tax filing and reporting obligations, including the voluntary disclosure of undeclared foreign assets and income, federal withholding tax obligations, foreign trust taxation and reporting, and efficient cross-border income and transfer tax planning for foreign individuals and businesses with a U.S. connection.

His experience also includes advising foreign nationals on real estate investments and custom holding structures to minimize U.S. federal income and transfer taxes, expansion of their U.S. operations, and debt and equity financing for U.S. investment projects.

In the area of estate planning, Vandormael assists foreign clients and their families with relocating to the U.S., planning for income and transfer tax minimization, probate avoidance, wealth preservation, incompetency and guardianship planning.  He has represented individuals in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and the Florida Department of Revenue relative to personal and corporate tax returns, payroll returns, state reemployment and sales tax returns.

Vandormael earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami Law School, his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center, and his B.A. in business management, with high honors, from Eckerd College. He is fluent in French.


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