Graduate Program in Taxation

LLM in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment

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Miami is a major financial capital and home to the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S. and as South Florida has become one of the world's leading centers of international tax planning and asset management, we have launched this unique offering.

Expert Faculty

The city has an exceptionally high number of lawyers representing clients with cross-border investments. We are able to bring in this top talent as adjuncts and have non-U.S. tax experts teach alongside U.S. tax lawyers to show the real-world dynamics of developing a structure that satisfies the business and legal demands of multiple jurisdictions. This way, students understand how international tax planning has to work in every country where their clients do business.

An LL.M. Tailored for Non-U.S. Lawyers

This degree program is ideal for students who expect international tax law to play an important role in their professional careers, have a solid foundation in their own domestic tax system, and have enough experience to bring their own questions to the program. Specifically, the degree will benefit:

  • Foreign attorneys who are practicing, or intend to practice, in or with Latin America in order to develop the niche market of structuring investments in and by Latin America.
  • Non-U.S./foreign lawyers who are ready to delve into a more sophisticated tax practice and looking to understand enough U.S. tax law to work well with U.S. tax lawyers.

Course Offerings & Requirements

The LL.M Degree is 28 course credits, some required and some electives, and students are also required to take a course introducing them to the U.S. legal system.

Full-time or Part-time / On Campus or Online

This LL.M. has been designed with maximum flexibility to meet the needs of busy professionals who want to blend their pursuit of a degree with their existing practices with no career interruption. The program is offered in various formats - full-time, part-time, on campus, and online. Click here for more information on study options.

For More Information

Please contact taxllm@law.miami.edu.

MEET OUR DIRECTOR

Patricia BrownThe Program's new director, Patricia Brown, is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of international taxation, with specialties in tax treaty policy and the international taxation of financial products and institutions. Read More


STRAIGHT FROM A STUDENT

Dr. Andreas Striegel, LL.M. '05

"As a German tax professional, the graduate program provided a high level of international Tax experience in a great atmosphere. I enjoyed the US Tax point of view as well as the International Tax Aspects - from the perspective of both countries. It was a rewarding and challenging program for me and I would do it again."

Dr. Andreas Striegel,
LL.M. '05

Partner, Mainfort GmbH; Frankfurt, Germany

"I stepped on the UM campus; it was love at first sight...[the program] completely prepared me to do what I do... [the degree] has helped me have the legal career I wanted."

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