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Top 10 Things to do in Puerto Rico

Most of the Caribbean Luxury Rentals team either grew up in Puerto Rico or has visited the island countless times throughout the years. The most common question asked by friends, family, and clients alike is “what are the best things to do in Puerto Rico?” Having had...

Casa Bacardi Factory Tour

History The first Bacardí distillery was purchased in 1862 and located in Santiago de Cuba.  In an attempt to expand the brand overseas, in 1931 the “king of rums” expanded their operations and productions to Mexico and in 1936 to Puerto Rico under the name Ron...

Taking the Ferry to Flamenco Beach

Some readers may be familiar with the Island of Culebra and specifically Flamenco Beach.  Consistently rated one of the top-ten beach in the world, Flamenco beach on the island of Culebra is a less than two hours away by public ferry.  Many people visiting Puerto Rico...

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Getting to Know John Sosa

ohn was born in Miami to Cuban exiles who immigrated to the United States in the early 1960s. Although raised in Miami, he spent a year in Honduras and six months in Venezuela where he forged friendships that last to the present. After graduating from Coral Gables Senior High School, he moved to Boston where he…

Getting to Know Michael Vandormael

Michael joined Barbosa Legal at the beginning of 2016 and we have enjoyed the experience, diligence, and professionalism he brings to the firm.  We sat down with Michael to get to know him better. This is what we learned. Michael was born in Liege, Belgium, and raised...

Getting to Know Beatrice Bianchi Fasani

Beatrice joined Barbosa Legal at the end of 2015 and we have enjoyed the wonderful energy and experience she brings to the firm.  Last week we sat down to ask her questions to become more familiar with her.  This is what we learned. Beatrice was born in Italy and...

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How Estate Planning Can Help You

If you are examining options for planning the eventual transfer of your wealth to your family beneficiaries, the establishment of one or more trusts may be an optimal choice. If you are unfamiliar with these types of financial structures, the purpose of this article...

Brazilian Amnesty Program

In November 2015, Brazilian lawmakers approved language of a provisional measure (“MP”), to introduce a tax amnesty program, which would allow Brazilians to bring into compliance foreign accounts and foreign assets that have not been disclosed to the Brazilian authorities. The penalties for holding unreported…

The U.S. a Top Tax Haven for Foreigners

The U.S. is becoming one of the top destinations for foreigners seeking to shelter and protect their wealth. A recent study published by the Tax Justice Network (“TJN”) ranks the U.S. as the third top tax haven jurisdiction in the world, behind Switzerland and Hong...