Alexandre M. Denault advises multinational corporations, private equity funds, closely-held companies and individuals (both U.S. and foreign) on a broad array of domestic and international transactional tax matters.
Alex frequently counsels clients concerning mergers and acquisitions, including negotiating tax aspects of purchase, sale and merger agreements, and providing structural tax advice related to the purchase and sale of businesses. He regularly advises clients concerning the federal tax aspects of investing in joint ventures, partnerships, and other investment vehicles.
Alex also advises clients with regard to creating and investing in “qualified opportunity zones.” From an international tax perspective, Alex provides tax advice to foreign-based businesses seeking to expand business operations into the United States.
In particular, he routinely assists foreign clients in navigating the tax issues involved with investing in U.S. real property, including with transactions governed by the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA).
Alex also advises U.S.-based individuals and businesses investing abroad, including advising clients concerning the outbound tax implications of controlled foreign corporations (CFCs), passive foreign investment companies (PFICs), subpart F income, foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI).
His international tax practice includes advising clients about cross-border debt and equity financing transactions and transfer pricing issues. Alex has experience advising high-net-worth individuals about estate and trust planning, expatriation tax planning, pre-immigration tax planning, wealth transfer tax, and U.S. tax compliance.
Alex forms charitable organizations including Section 501(c)(3) charities and private foundations, as well as counsels domestic and foreign charitable organizations concerning their tax-exempt status and other U.S. income tax issues including unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) issues. He is a frequent international lecturer and author on various tax-related topics.
- LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2008
- J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2007, cum laude
- B.S., University of Florida, Accounting, 2003, cum laude
Bar Admissions : Florida
- American Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
- Florida Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
- The Greater Miami Tax Institute, President, 2016
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Member
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