Immigrating to the United States entails significant considerations. An immigration attorney is probably already assisting you in obtaining a Visa, residence status or permanent citizenship. However, very strict and sometimes unduly burdensome tax rules apply to foreigners immigrating to the United States, which your immigration attorney may not be familiar with. The sooner you are aware of these potential pitfalls, the more opportunity you will have to avoid them. At Dorot & Bensimon PL we assist our foreign clients in preparing for the move in the most tax efficient manner by utilizing foreign trusts and pre-immigration gifting techniques. If you are a high-net worth individual, or if you plan on migrating your foreign business to the U.S. or keeping it operating in the foreign country, it is imperative that you are properly advised before the move in order to assure that you are maximizing the tax planning opportunities and minimizing the lack-of-planning pitfalls.