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Timo A. Becker, Esquire & Founder

I’m an international attorney in Miami, Florida.

I work mainly with entrepreneurs and investors from German speaking countries looking to invest or start a business in the United States, but I also work with U.S. companies and individuals who want to start a business or invest in Europe. A large part of my work evolves around German-American and international tax structuring and planning.

 

I am one of the few German-American Attorneys who is fully qualified in both countries holding J.D. degrees from German and American universities. Being a German Board Certified Specialist in Tax Law, an Accountant by training, as well as a German government certified U.S. Immigration Consultant, I am fully equipped to help my clients in all aspects of Foreign Direct Investment either in the United States or Germany.

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My philosophy in work and life stems from the German word “mensch”, meaning a person of integrity and high honor. Menschkeit implies ethical, fair, and noble behavior that earns the admiration, respect, and trust of others.

I always make the best ethical decisions that I can, and that applies to our work together.

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International Distributor Agreements: Explained

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Know This Before Pursuing International Real Estate Investment

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If you are considering an international real estate investment, there are some things you should know before moving forward with buying international property. Whether you are currently a resident of the EU and considering a foreign real estate investment in the US, or you are a U.S. citizen and thinking about purchasing property in Europe or elsewhere in the...

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  • Mr. Becker assisted us with our international estate planning. His advice was prudent and effective. He is a proven expert on German/American estate tax. Mr. Becker really helped us.

    Dr. Theodor Weimer
    Investment Banker
  • Mr. Becker assists our company regularly in U.S. contractual matters. Additionally, Mr. Becker has excellent knowledge of international taxation and U.S. business immigration. We would like to thank Mr. Becker for his great work so far and wish him lots of success.

    Christian Rychly & Imme-Marie Claussen, LLM
    Managing Director, MPC Maritime Holding, GmbH & Legal Counsel, MPC Capital, AG
  • Thanks to the assistance of Mr. Becker we were able to realize our dream of having our own property in Florida. Finding the right property wasn’t easy, but dealing with the intricacies of property, estate, and tax law in a foreign legal system certainly posed a challenge to us. All legal aspects have to be well thought trough in order to prevent unwanted surprises in the future. We couldn’t have found a more competent partner than Mr. Becker to guide us through the whole process. Mr. Becker operates in both the German and American legal system confidently. He is able to explain complex legal issues clearly and guarantees for a smooth and swift execution of all necessary tasks.

    Prof. Dr. Hans-Joerg Schmidt-Trenz
    President, Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA)