David Lesperance Attorney
David Lesperance Attorney

The United States’ immigration policy, along with stories and statistics about immigrants, consistently make headlines. But much less is said about the United States citizens who opt to leave their home country for distant shores. David Lesperance, immigration lawyer at Lesperance & Associates, has spent over 30 years helping high net worth individuals and families successfully relocate to preserve their assets and secure a financially stable future while maintaining a high standard of living. According to him, renouncing U.S. …

Political and civil unrest in Hong Kong and mainland China has been simmering for some time, but in Hong Kong it came to a boiling point this summer, resulting in protests which continue today. Amid the turmoil, wealthy Hong Kong citizens are increasingly seeking to leave the country. David Lesperance, attorney, explains the surge in emigration.

The Hong Kong protests began in June in response to a proposed bill that would have allowed mainland China to extradite people forcibly from Hong Kong to bring them to trial. In the process, China would freeze the individuals’ assets. This presumably could make…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party victory in the December election marks the latest turn of events in one of the United Kingdom’s most tumultuous political periods in recent history. One of Johnson’s primary political platforms is the push for Brexit, and his election indicates Britain will more than likely leave the European Union in early 2020. While Brexit will undoubtedly impact the majority of Brits in one way or another, it may affect some more than others. David Lesperance, an attorney, says the future is uncertain for many, including high net worth Brits.

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As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, discussions about the economy and taxes are heating up. For many high net worth (HNW) Americans, proposals such as Elizabeth Warran’s wealth tax are causing some trepidation. Lawyer David Lesperance, immigration and international tax consultant, and managing partner at Lesperance & Associates, specializes in helping high net worth individuals secure financially stable futures for themselves and their families via tailored back-up plans. Of the economic situation in the United States, lawyer David Lesperance said it is “difficult to game it out.”

Wealth taxes, which have been implemented before in Western countries including Switzerland…

Many a great tale starts with a hero or heroine leaving home in search of something, whether it’s an adventure, self-discovery, a long-lost loved one, or a better life. While the story is as old as time, people’s reasons for expatriating and the means by which they do so have evolved significantly. It’s no longer as simple as packing your bags, hopping aboard a ship, and setting up shop in your new locale. Likewise, as the world has become more complex, so too have people’s needs and desires.

Depending on who you ask, the “American Dream” may be a fire burning bright or a dwindling spark on the horizon. While thousands of people still seek and obtain U.S. citizenship every year, thousands of others renounce it. David Lesperance, an immigration lawyer, tax consultant, and managing partner at Lesperance & Associates says the reasons people emigrate from the U.S. are myriad, with every individual having a unique story. However, one of the most common threads is finances. Here, attorney David Lesperance explains three of the most often-cited motivations for individuals to hand over their U.S. passport.

3 Financial Reasons…

When it comes to U.S. immigration and emigration, you’re most likely to hear data and stories about people coming into the States from abroad, most often from developing nations or those in a state of conflict. Less is said, however, about American-born individuals and families who leave the U.S. In fact, the U.S. State Department does not officially track such numbers. But according to Gallup, the number of people emigrating from the U.S. or wanting to leave has been increasing for years with many seeking lineage citizenship. David Lesperance, a well-respected immigration attorney who specializes in dual citizenship, second passports…

Whether in search of a better quality of life, to preserve assets, increase income via investments, or all of the above, every year thousands of people leave their homeland to invest in a new life abroad. David Lesperance, Managing Partner at Lesperance & Associates, has helped countless high net worth individuals obtain second passports and dual citizenships via emigration/immigration avenues such as the “golden visa”. The golden visa, he says, is one of the most recognized “residence-leading-to-citizenship-by-investment” program-types offered by several desirable destinations around the world.

David Lesperance Immigration Lawyer

“I have helped hundreds of High Net Worth entrepreneurs and executives plan and organize…

For centuries, California, along with the rest of the U.S. Pacific Coast, was known as the Wild West, an almost-mythical territory unknown to most East Coast inhabitants, including the throngs of European immigrants who had relatively recently made America home. Just as the promise of a new, free world enticed the Pilgrims and thousands after, the Wild West beckoned to those seeking a better and more fortunate future. In the mid-1800s, word got out the land was loaded with precious metal, and the race was on.

David Lesperance

Although the currency of choice has changed from gold to USD with bitcoin in…

For as long as humans have inhabited the earth, individuals and groups have ventured forth from their homelands and communities in search of something more. Initially, these journeys were most often inspired by the need to escape hardship, such as food scarcity, natural disasters, or violence. As humans evolved, however, so did their needs. The desire to pursue a better self, a better life, became more intense with humankind’s awareness of their potential and the immensity of the universe. In the modern world, individuals have more reasons than ever to move and more means by which to do so. However…

David Lesperance

David Lesperance Lawyer has specialized in tax and immigration issues for over 30 years.

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