“Our client in New Jersey purchased the asset of a California company with a subsidiary in Mexico. That Mexican company operated as a Maquiladoras company. We had no knowledge of those provisions or how to set up a company in Mexico to operate under the Maquiladoras provisions. We contacted Guillermo Garay Espinosa at Kuri Breña (Mexico – TAGLaw). He provided us with a significant amount of information on the subject. His firm has been retained as their Mexican law firm and is in the process of setting up the Mexican subsidiary as well as registering that subsidiary as a Maquiladoras company.”
—Andrew Silverstein; Dorfman Abrams Music (New Jersey, USA – TIAG)
“Our Investment Industry Services practice needed to determine the local country capital gain taxation for investments and securities in over 70 countries. With assistance from Chris Cervellera, the Executive Director of TAG Alliances, we reached out to the various TIAG and TAGLaw offices to compile this information. We were extremely happy with both the response rate and quality of information received.”
—Ray Polantz; Cohen & Company (Ohio & Michigan, USA – TIAG)
“Since joining TIAG in mid-2015, FGMK has had the opportunity to work with TIAG and TAGLaw firms in India, Mexico, Germany, China, the UK, Ireland and the UAE, in order to address the tax and legal needs of clients with cross-border transactions. The TIAG & TAG Alliances affiliation has been a key success factor to our international tax practice. Our clients have received accurate, timely and helpful advice in each case, and we are very pleased with our new association with TIAG. Norm Kellerman and myself participated in the October conference and will be at the Lisbon conference as well. We look forward to meeting TIAG colleagues again in person.”
—Fuad Saba, FGMK (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
“International Conferences are an ideal way to build relationships with other members, as sometimes there is no substitute for being in the same room. What sometimes starts out as a discussion or a favour can evolve into a significant piece of work which we would not have had the opportunity to develop without TIAG.
At our International Conference in Santa Monica, I was able to meet with Kurt Baker of ESV in Sydney, regarding a client who needed tax advice. The client was very pleased to hear I was meeting with Kurt while we were both in Santa Monica. In addition to meeting with longtime members who I have mutual clients with, I also had the opportunity to meet with new member, Fuad Saba of FGMK in Chicago, who was able to refer me one of his clients. The connections never cease to amaze.”
—Lisa Spearman; Mercer & Hole (London, England)
“TIAG has the requisite relationships in its alliance so that we can offer our clients access to resources and expertise on a global scale. What we have found particularly beneficial is that TIAG facilitates our access to the precise resources we need in the precise spot on the globe that we require. In fact, we have yet to make a request where TIAG was unable to fulfill our needs. Even in rare cases where there was no member in a particular location, TIAG has been able to put us in touch with a resource of expertise to fulfill our need. The true test of a strong alliance.
At any of the TAG Alliances conferences, we always come home with something of value — a new professional connection, insights on a service approach; it’s the epitome of education through idea exchange. And as far as revenue generation is concerned, we have gained several new business opportunities from both our TIAG and TAGLaw relationships and have provided a number of referrals to fellow alliance members.”
—Saul Brenner, Berdon LLP (New York, New York, USA)