Sam Okoshken, a graduate of Brown University and NYU Law School, earned a Masters of Law in Taxation from NYU Law School. He put in a stint with J. K. Lasser publications, writing tax articles and books. As a member of the New York Bar, he was hired by a mid-town New York law firm as its sole tax associate, thereby gaining a broad background in many areas of tax planning. During that time Sam co-authored a tax book with the well-known Sydney Kess. He has also contributed to publications (“Vital Issues”, ”Paris Magazine”), etc.in Paris on tax and estate issues. His articles have been published in the International Herald Tribune.
Sam created his law practice in Paris in 1974, his clientele at that time drawn from the Paris expatriate community. In 1991, Sam was admitted to the Paris Bar. In the years since then, he has become a member of the Paris Bar. He has built up a prestigious clientele around the world whose problems generally fall into the following areas:
- Income tax planning, U.S. and French
- Preparation of French and U.S. tax returns for residents and non-residents of France
- Estate planning for persons with international estates
- Estate administration - helping families through the arduous period after the death of a loved one.
- Structuring new businesses in France.
- Expanding foreign businesses into France.
- Helping French individuals and companies who are seeking to set up a business in the U.S. with their visa and tax planning, as well as creating U.S. entities.
- Facilitating and structuring the acquisition of real estate in France.
- Obtaining visas and work permits for incoming executives.
He has put together a small by highly competent team of lawyers and paralegals who are first and foremost service-oriented, to help him advise and assist his ever-expanding clientele.Sam lectures on a regular basis to groups in Paris on these very same subjects. Sam's approach to his law practice is "restrained creativity". He is a problem solver and looks for the creative solution, calling upon his experience and knowledge of the French and U.S. tax and legal systems.