Kathleen Peddicord has covered the live-, retire-, invest-, and do-business-overseas beat for more than three decades and is considered the world's foremost authority on these subjects. She has traveled to more than 70 countries, established businesses in 7, and invested in property in 23. Thanks to these adventures abroad, Kathleen has been able to assemble an unparalleled network of global contacts, colleagues, friends, experts, resources, expats, and advisors. During the cruise, Kathleen will offer her extensive knowledge gained from her successes (and failures) over the past three decades, while she also introduces you to, and connects you to, her personal network of contacts who cover various fields for investment overseas.
Lief Simon is Live and Invest Overseas' resident real estate investing and offshore diversification expert, specializing in offshore diversification, asset protection, and tax mitigation. In the past 20+ years, Lief has purchased more than 45 properties, investing in 23 different countries around the world. Over the last two decades living and doing business around the world, he's built a network of reliable and expert contacts he trusts on such matters- attorneys, bankers, tax consultants, and other advisors, both Stateside and in the jurisdictions where he spends time and money. On the European Wealth Cruise, Lief will walk you through the fundamentals of global diversification and help you fit the pieces together to conceive and even begin to execute your own customized offshore diversification plan.
Michael Cobb is CEO and co-founder of ECI Development, a 24-year-old multi-country developer with resort developments and projects in Belize, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, and soon, Mexico, Argentina, and Ecuador. Mr. Cobb is passionate about creating community through sustainable development.
João Gil Figueira, managing partner of Lugna, is an international tax lawyer and business consultant regarding taxation, residency, and asset protection in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. He has extensive experience advising on the legal aspects of cross-border investment in several industries, specifically finance and real estate. João is a lecturer of taxation in the master's program of Nova School of Business and Economics, a top Financial Times-ranked university in Lisbon. He has authored several legal books, articles, and guides on Portuguese business and tax law. During his session, João will provide comprehensive and well-rounded advice to investors on living and investing in Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions.
Joel Nagel, founder and managing partner of international law firm, Nagel & Associates, LLC, is one of the world's leading authorities on asset protection. Much of Joel's focus is on helping clients select the right jurisdiction for a transaction and the best vehicles, such as joint ventures and other international legal structures, to reduce taxation and protect assets. He created his firm's Personal Asset Protection Program and has developed sophisticated international estate plans encompassing trusts, corporations, partnerships, and insurance products. During this special event, you will have the opportunity to work directly with Joel to select the right structures, strategies, and jurisdictions for you so that you can manage and reduce your tax burden, protect your assets, and leave a legacy for your heirs.
Luis da Silva has more than 25 years of business experience, with almost 20 years of experience in international real estate markets as an investor and consultant (his focus during the last decade has been on senior or retirement living). He is the founder and director of Senior Living Villages, a U.K.-based company, and co-founder and director of Algarve Senior Living, based in Portugal. The company also operates in Spain's Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. During the cruise, Luis can advise you on a range of subjects affecting international retirement migration to the Algarve and U.K., including tax, health, real estate, climate, and languages, and, more importantly, he can offer a variety of European investment opportunities dealing with fixed-income investment in the retirement sector.