The Lesperance Letter

 

The Lesperance Letter contains opinion pieces by our founder and principal David Lesperance on the issues of wealth preservation, international tax planning and more…

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Athletes with Criminal Records… “Sorry Coach, I won’t be able to travel with the team”

Athletes with Criminal Records present a real problem; after-all professional athletes need to be able to cross borders to play. Whether regular season, play-offs, or exhibition events an inability to travel can at a minimum hamper their value to a team. In the worse...

Christian Pulisic and using lineage citizenships to boost your athletic career.

In previous blogs, we've discussed the importance of players having a thoughtful US or Canadian immigration strategy. We've also talked about the importance of international players ensuring that they maintain the citizenships of their birth. Here, we will look at how...

For all Professional Athletes applying for US or Canadian Citizenship – It’s not as simple a decision as you think!

Professional Athletes applying for US or Canadian Citizenship may see their naturalisation into their country of residence as a positive. However there are certain pitfalls that you must be aware of and plan for. We examine these and discuss how to avoid costly...

The Ultra-Millionaire tax bill: how it will accelerate capital flight!

Just the proposal of the Ultra-Millionaire tax bill has the unwanted but entirely predictable outcome of accelerating capital flight from the US! After weeks of tough talk Senator Elizabeth Warren has now thrown down the gauntlet. The Ultra-Millionaires tax bill has...

To All Athletes Working in Canada: Failure to Plan Might Result in an Own Goal!

Recently I met and got to know one of Canada’s most famous and iconic sports figures on a social basis. Let's call him Mr Ambassador (for reasons you will soon understand).  One of the intriguing things about him is that he is an American who made his name playing for...

How to get an EU Passport – An Essential Tool for Brits Working in the City

Imagine a year from now you receive a killer offer to join an exciting and growing financial firm in Frankfurt…where you stand to increase your income dramatically. The Head of HR has only one final question that was not clear from your résumé….do you have an EU...

The Texas Freeze: How A Backup Plan can protect your family from more than just taxes

Following the recent Texas Freeze President Biden has declared a major disaster in the state. Millions have been without power and clean water in freezing conditions. What will you do when disaster strikes? Here Founder David Lesperance discusses how backup plans can...

US Immigration Issues for Pro Athletes: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Are you facing US Immigration Issues for Pro Athletes? Think back to that moment when you just signed with a US team and your life started moving at a mile a minute. As a non-American any concerns you might have had about working in the US were forgotten as soon as...

Immigrate to Ireland? Why and how to make the move to the Emerald Isle

So why should you immigrate to Ireland? With its popular and flexible Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) and its generous ancestry citizenship policy, Ireland is gaining increasing attention from the world's potential immigrants. As a developed english speaking nation...

Is Jack Ma a canary who has already flown from the Chinese coal mine…or has he been shafted?

Over the last few months the business press has been focusing on the mounting regulatory difficulties that Jack Ma’s Ant Financial and Alibaba have been having with the Chinese government. However, it was his recent his absence from a TV reality show which has...