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The International Alliance of Law Firms Welcomes Kalbian Hagerty, Newest Member Firm from Washington, D.C.

Minneapolis (July 8, 2014) — The International Alliance of Law Firms is pleased to announce that Kalbian Hagerty LLP, based in Washington, D.C. and with offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, U.A.E., has been admitted as a member. The firm has particular expertise advising companies doing business in the Gulf, North Africa and the Middle East.
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On July 30, 2014, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) will go into full effect.  Signed into law in March 2010, FATCA adds new withholding tax and foreign asset disclosure provisions to the Internal Revenue Code in order to prevent and detect offshore tax evasion.  Congress enacted the new complex law to address perceived tax abuse by U.S. citizens through the use of foreign financial accounts and offshore accounts.

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