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Deborah J. Jacobs

Deborah J. Jacobs
 
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Ms. Jacobs has more than twenty five years of experience in all aspects of international tax planning and compliance.

Since 2009, Ms. Jacobs has devoted a significant portion of her practice to international tax compliance matters, primarily in the areas of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs, Streamlined Offshore Compliance Procedures (both domestic and foreign), Dual Citizenships, FBAR Compliance and FATCA Compliance

Ms. Jacobs also has more than twenty five years of experience in international tax planning, including issues relating to Cross-Border Transactions, Tax Treaty Planning, Foreign Tax Credit Planning, Repatriation Planning and Deferral Planning. Her Cross-Border Transaction experience includes mergers and acquisitions, post-merger/acquisition integrations, cross-border financings, private equity transactions and structured finance.  She has significant experience in cross-border transactions in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas, and her industry experience includes work with financial institutions, high tech companies, pharmaceutical and life science companies, entertainment and information companies, oil, gas and renewable energy companies, airlines, aircraft manufacturers and defense contractors.

She has had frequent speaking engagements discussing the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs, the Streamlined Offshore Compliance Procedures and Expatriations, at American Bar Association Tax Section Meetings, Strafford Webinars and Bloomberg Webinars.  She also has been quoted in Tax Notes Today and Politico’s Morning Tax on related issues.

Prior Work Experience

Ms. Jacobs has worked in major international law firms and big four accounting firms, including DLA Piper, Fulbright & Jaworski, Proskauer Rose, Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche, where she received her international tax experience.

Admissions

Ms. Jacobs is admitted to practice in the State of New York.  She also is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the United States Tax Court.

Education

Ms. Jacobs has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University (cum laude) and has law degrees from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.) and New York University Graduate School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation).

Languages

Ms. Jacobs is fluent in English, proficient in French and has a working knowledge of German.

Professional Memberships/Publications

Ms. Jacobs is a member of the American Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association and the New York State Bar Association.  As a member of the American Bar Association’s and the New York State Bar Association’s Tax Sections, Ms. Jacobs has provided commentary on proposed income tax regulations, tax notices and tax legislation.  She also has co-authored the updates for Foreign Tax Credits, a tax treatise published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont. 

Human Rights/Pro Bono Work

Ms. Jacobs also has devoted a significant amount of time to human rights and pro bono work.  In 1990, as a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Committee on International Human Rights, Ms. Jacobs traveled to Kosovo as part of a fact-finding mission.  The Committee’s report, The Kosovo Crisis and Human Rights in Yugoslavia, documented the deteriorating human rights condition in Kosovo.  Ms. Jacobs returned to Kosovo on two more occasions to observe elections, once with the National Endowment for Democracy and a second time with the Congressional Human Rights Foundation.  More recently, following the 911 disaster, Ms. Jacobs was trained by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York as a Facilitator to assist victims’ families with the myriad of legal issues confronting them.

Athletic

Ms. Jacobs is a former member of the United States Ski Team.


The Law Office of Deborah J. Jacobs, located in New York City, represents clients worldwide on international tax matters under the tax laws of the United States. Our practices areas consist of International Tax Compliance (including, but not limited to, Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs, Streamlined Offshore Compliance Procedures ((both Domestic and Foreign)), Dual Citizenships, FBAR Compliance and FATCA Compliance) and International Tax Planning (including, but not limited to, Cross-Border Transactions, Tax Treaty Planning, Foreign Tax Credit Planning, Repatriation Planning and Deferral Planning). Our clients are individuals, foreign companies and entities, and financial institutions doing business or residing in the United States, or individuals, U.S. companies and entities, and financial institutions doing business or residing abroad. We look forward to working with you to resolve your international tax matters. Attorney Advertising.



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