Managing MemberSeveriano E. Ortiz

As the founder of MNF Legal, Severiano offers a comprehensive range of services in tax law, catering to a diverse clientele that spans from institutional and private entities to ultra high net worth individuals, both within the domestic sphere and on an international scale. His expertise encompasses individual and corporate tax planning strategies, with a heavy focus on cross-border transactions and the implementation of tax-efficient restructuring processes. Severiano keeps his clients up to date on tax developments that may impact their businesses globally and locally. Additionally, his work is dedicated to addressing the nuanced tax planning and restructuring requirements of individuals and families, particularly in matters of pre-immigration, expatriation, and cross-border income, gift, and estate tax, extending to offshore tax compliance. His advisory is crafted to navigate the complexities of tax law for a clientele that demands and expects the highest level of sophistication and discretion.

Severiano founded MNF Legal in response to a growing need for specialized tax related legal services amid the post-pandemic surge in mobility, remote work, and evolving regulations.

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AssociateEric Huang

Eric advises individuals and families on domestic and international estate and tax planning matters, helping clients achieve their unique and specific goals through the development and implementation of personally-tailored plans and strategies. Clients have also relied on Eric’s estate and trust administration skills after the passing of a loved one. Eric has experience advising individuals, fiduciaries, and businesses with matters such as: domestic and international income, gift, and estate tax planning and compliance; residence and nonresident estate administration; domestic and foreign trust administration; foreign and offshore disclosure and reporting. Eric also has experience advising tax-exempt organizations, such as charitable trusts, operating and non-operating private foundations and charities, with matters such as entity formation, registration, governance, and tax compliance.

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Of CounselJohn Kim

John advises individuals, families, and their businesses with advice on income, estate, and gift tax planning. He also helps advise on the formation, taxation, and governance of structures, including trusts (both U.S. and non-U.S.), corporations, and partnerships. John has represented individuals and families at all income levels with matters including funding and liquidity, estate and gift tax return preparation, and succession planning for beneficiaries. Additionally, John has provided advice to both corporate and private clients on matters such as captive insurance planning, foreign pension plans, and legal fee deferral plans.

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