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Bi-national professional solutions to establishing a Colombian business in the United States
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Your decision to establish a business and manage it in the United States gives you options…and opportunities. It also conveys risk due to the numerous and intricate rules and requirements in the United States, and because these regulations will interact at some degree of consequence with your Colombian interests and obligations. Thus, it is critical that the process of establishing and conducting your new business be correctly planned and coordinated in an expedient and cost efficient manner.
Your need for services will cover the following:
Immigration, corporate, tax and accounting services will prove essential for you. We suggest that obtaining these services be approached as follows so as to minimize risk:
  • Assessment of visa alternatives and petitions for you and your family members.
  • Bi-national tax planning, to minimize your tax liability in both countries.
  • Tax efficient corporate structure and registrations for your business venture in the United States.
  • Tax efficient corporate structure and foreign exchange registrations in Colombia.
  • If necessary, tax planning in alternate jurisdictions to protect your assets.
  • Assessment of cost efficient ways to coordinate ongoing tax and accounting advice and services.
We have made it simpler for you.

Figueroa Sierra & Associates LLC has developed a bi-national structure enabling us to assist in obtaining and coordinating, on your behalf, various expert firms both in the United States and in Colombia who will help in properly and expediently processing the establishment of your Colombian operation in the United States.

Figueroa Sierra & Asociados Abogados is a longstanding and leading Colombian firm whose main partner is authorized to counsel on the law of Colombia in both countries, and which has established a subsidiary in the City of Miami. Having been counseling Colombian companies investing abroad since 1986, Figueroa Sierra has worked with experienced and specialized U.S. professionals who have helped scores of people in your situation. Such specialists may now be coordinated to render integrated services according with your needs in a cost efficient manner.

Figueroa Sierra further uses and recommends the prestigious immigration law practice Rifkin Fox-Isicoff & Associates, whose main partner Larry Rifkin is longstanding Chairman of the Florida Bar Immigration and Nationality Committee. Rifkin Fox-Isicoff & Associates has offices in Miami and Orlando and is one a preeminent boutique law firms in the United States focusing on immigration matters.

You are welcome to seek further information on the professional qualifications of the fore-mentioned firms.

Furthermore, after years of counseling U.S. and Colombian clients on international transactions, Figueroa Sierra & Asociados has extensive and updated knowledge about corporate law firms in the United States and can make appropriate selections on a per case basis, depending on the type of business to be established, or to the main services normally required for establishing your enterprise specifics. Additional service referrals you may need in the process of planning and establishing your enterprise include legal and other professional advice and support concerning real estate purchase and/or leasing, insurance, estate planning and portfolio investments. Figueroa Sierra can suggest and contact you with proven efficient service providers in these areas.

coordination… planning…multiple benefits.

We believe that bringing ideal expert support teams together for your specific project will greatly facilitate your understanding of a complex operation and reduce your costs in two main ways: first, by reducing your need and time for extensive search, consulting and coordination of the required services and second, by controlling your tax and operational costs through integral bi-national planning.

The Colombian law firm FIGUEROA SIERRA & ASOCIADOS ABOGADOS has extended its international support by incorporating a subsidiary in the City of Miami since 1999, under the style of FIGUEROA SIERRA & ASOCIADOS, LLC. This bi-national presence provides a bridge to coordinate your interests in both countries. Colombian counsel working in both Bogotá and Miami are able to assist you in the coordination of all required expert services.

Founded in 1986, Figueroa Sierra is a full service law practice who since then has counseled major foreign companies with business interests in Colombia. Its attorneys have counseled Colombian and foreign clients since the early 1980's in transactions pertaining to industrial, commercial and financial ventures within the country. This has enabled the firm to coordinate referrals of foreign counsel to Colombian clients, having developed extensive and longstanding correspondent relationships in the United States. This expertise is now brought to benefit Colombian entrepreneurs who require assistance in managing their establishment of business in the United States.

Figueroa Sierra & Asociados Abogados
Carrera 9 No. 74-08 Oficina 504
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Teléfono: PBX (57-1) 211 3090
RIFKIN & ASSOCIATES, P.A., founded in 1985, is dedicated to providing quality legal representation in all aspects of immigration and nationality law. The firm is a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and represents multinational Fortune 500 companies. The firm has ample experience dealing with Colombian immigration cases.

Managing partner Larry S. Rifkin is a prominent author and lecturer on topics regarding immigration law. He is the longstanding Chairman of the Immigration and Naturalization Law Committee of the Florida Bar.


Rifkin & Associates, P.A.
1110 Brickell Avenue, Suite 210
Miami, Florida 33131
Phone: 305.371.2777
Fax: 305-375-9517
Rifkin & Associates, P.A.
Day Building, Suite 100
605 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407.425.8472
Fax: 407.426.8440
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