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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If the overturning of Roe v Wade has you thinking of building your ‘escape plan’, make sure you start with design… don’t just buy a brick!

The recent US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade has had a huge global media response.  Indeed, both mainstream and online media now seem to be full of headlines and articles announcing which countries will allow abortion… with the clear implication that...

Not gone… and certainly not forgotten: Some cautionary tales of Tax Evasion

Tales of tax evasion have hit the headlines recently as household names have found themselves in hot water due to a failure to follow the rules. Whether this was due to personal short sightedness or bad advice is unclear... In this article we look at just how...

Stress test your Chinese Back Up Plan before it’s too late… Is the door closing on your family’s escape from China?

Before you trigger your Chinese Back Up Plan - stress test it first. Here's a question for every Chinese traveller... When you next try to fly abroad, or enter Arrivals on your return home, what precisely is going to happen to your Passport? Will it be seized as you...

Crypto Backup Plans: It’s probably too late for Crypto Founders, but should Crypto Enthusiasts act now?

The crypto tide is going out and uncovering those who have been swimming without bathing suits! As I write this blog, TerraUSD founder Do Kwon, who has already been subpoenaed by the SEC, is being examined under a microscope by many government authorities in the midst...

Beyond Satoshi Island Citizenship: Real-world solutions for the Crypto Community

You may well be reading this blog after having read my previous two blogs on Satoshi Island. If so, I am going to make the giant leap in logic that you have concluded that the SI-NFT is not going to meet your needs and expectations. This blog, therefore, looks at some...

Does the latest UK election result put the Non-Dom system at even greater risk?

Will the Tories throw the Non-Dom system under the bus? Could the Chancellor's family tax situation lead to the end of the Remittance Tax Regime? For the last month, the UK’s political news has been dominated by the disclosure that the heiress wife of Chancellor of...

Is Satoshi Island Bitcoin’s Fyre Festival?…. The Follow-up

Recently at the request of several clients I wrote a blog entitled: "Is Satoshi Island Bitcoin’s Fyre Festival?" In this blog I asked a number of standard questions that any potential purchaser of a Satoshi Island Non-Fungible Token (“SI-NFT”) should ask in an effort...

How realistic is the threat of the Billionaire Minimum Tax? Surely the Democrats will never keep the house and get more seats in the Senate… Will they?? 

Are you resting on your laurels about the impending mid-terms? Are future Democrat wins really that inconceivable? Consider a Backup Plan NOW – and protect your assets from a Potential ‘Billionaire Minimum Tax’ The “TAX THE RICH” slogan has always held potent...

Is Satoshi Island Bitcoin’s Fyre Festival?

My father taught me very early in my life that every deal was a bad deal until proven otherwise. Often, when I question “deals of a lifetime” I garner a response from the promoter of “Show me how this is a fraud or bad deal”.  My automatic response is that the onus is...

Here today… gone tomorrow. The necessity of a Backup Plan for the wealthy

In this article, we look at how to prepare for the possibility that your current passport could become either useless or dangerous in the future. I HAVE SPENT MUCH OF LAST 30 years offering tax and immigration advice and solutions to a wide assortment of wealthy...