Denis Kleinfeld is Of Counsel to Fuerst Ittleman, PL, in Miami, Florida and Professor of Law, LLM International Tax Program, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California. Mr. Kleinfeld advises U.S. and international businesspersons, investors, professionals, families, and individuals in asset protection and wealth preservation, U.S. and international estate planning, income tax analysis and planning, tax compliance, business transactions, asset and personal migration, and investment planning, structuring and implantation. He also provides guidance and due diligence services for clients presented with various business and investment opportunities. Mr. Kleinfeld is well regarded for his ability to anticipate areas of concern and develop pragmatic solutions.
Mr. Kleinfeld has extensive experience and training as a lawyer, teacher and writer. Clients rely on his judgment and analytical skills to address legal issues efficiently and effectively and to offer creative and well researched legal advice. Mr. Kleinfeld is co-author of the two-volume treatise “Practical International Tax Planning.” and has authored chapters in prominent legal publications such as “”“Administration of Trusts in Florida,” “Choosing An Offshore Jurisdiction,” and “Attorney Ethical Liability in the Application of the Terms ‘“Fraud’” versus ‘“Fraudulent Transfers’” Under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act,” He also co-authored a chapter on “Use of Civil Law Foundations for Asset Protection,” published by the American Bar Association in “Asset Protection Strategies: Wealth Preservation Planning with Domestic and Offshore Entities Vols. I and II.”
In addition to the above books, Mr. Kleinfeld has written extensively in professional and general circulation magazines and publications on a wide variety of tax, insurance, estate planning, treaty planning, domestic and international asset protection, and investment issues as well as observations on relevant political, social and economic issues. He is on the Board of Editors of Estate Planning Magazine and has been a Contributing Editor to the Offshore Investment Magazine among numerous other journals and magazines. Mr. Kleinfeld is the founder of, and now serves as co-chairman for, the Florida Annual Wealth Protection Conference. He is on the Board of Editors of Estate Planning Magazine and has been a Contributing Editor to the Offshore Investment Magazine among numerous other journals and magazines. Mr. Kleinfeld is a founder of the prestigious Wealth Counsel. He is also the founder, and now serves as co-chairman for, the Florida Annual Wealth Protection Conference. Mr. Kleinfeld participates in the Annual Planning for Physicians Conference for the Florida Bar, and is a speaker or presenter at a wide variety of professional conferences, seminars, and symposiums in the United States and around the world.
Mr. Kleinfeld was born in Chicago, Illinois. After obtaining his B.S. degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois in 1967, Mr. Kleinfeld enrolled at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, graduating in 1970. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1970 and was employed as an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service in the Estate and Gift Tax Division. Mr. Kleinfeld has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1983, and is also a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.