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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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...

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...

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...

Is Principal Residence Capital Gains Exemption Under Threat in Canada?

Are you a Canadian who gets nervous about budget announcements? Canadians are just starting to think through the ramifications of the latest federal budget announcements. One major issue which was highlighted was the overheated Canadian housing market. For the first...

How will the Ukraine war affect Boris Johnson’s re-election hopes?

Can Boris Johnson Save His Skin or Will British Voters Recall His 2021 Antics in 2023? Remember: A Labour Government would Vote New Taxes to Threaten Wealth of Non-Doms and HNWs THERE IS AN OLD NOSTRUM, much favoured in the pugilistic world, for a particular boxer who...

Russia and Ukraine | A Wake Up Call to Protect your Family

MANY OF YOU view me as a cautious observer of the financial world: helping HNWs safeguard their investments, protect their families, wealth, and inheritance – above all, putting my 30 years of experience and expertise on the business table. Today’s Blog will be...

Are you eligible for Italian Citizenship by Descent?

Accessing a European citizenship is undoubtedly an extremely attractive prospect. if you have citizen rights in any of the EU state you have the right to live and work in any of its 27 member countries... A continent rich in culture, and lifestyle is instantly at your...

With the Tax-The-Rich wildfire raging, it is long past time to fill your grab and go bag… with the insurance of alternative citizenship and residence

DURING THE LAST two weeks, the wealthiest man in the world – Elon Musk – has been named “the world’s richest freeloader.” Unedifying media bites include Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts branding Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2021 with this catchy...