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Archive by Month: August 2015

The Swiss Tax Treaty & Offshore Accounts

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on August 28, 2015

In 1996, Switzerland and the United States signed a tax treaty. After the signing, however, Swiss banks continued not to cooperate with U.S. authorities who wanted information on accountholders who were connected to the United States and who may have been evading their tax obligations.  

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Finter Bank Makes Deal With Department of Justice

Offshore Account Update

Posted in on August 14, 2015

When UBS AG made a public announcement in August of 2008 that it was under investigation by United States authorities, many of its banking customers took their accounts elsewhere. One of the places they took the accounts to was Finter Bank, a Zurich based bank.  After August 2008, Finter Bank had an estimated 283 accounts linked to U.S. accountholders. These accounts had an aggregate minimum balance equal to approximately $235 million.  

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The Wall Street Journal Features Kevin E. Thorn as a Leading Attorney in the DC Metro Area

Press Releases

Posted in on August 13, 2015

Kevin E. Thorn, the founding member and managing partner of Thorn Law Group, was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article as a leading attorney in the DC region. The publishers of the August 3, 2015 Capital Region’s Premier Lawyers’ Supplement recognized the achievements of fifteen leading firms in the DC metro area, including the DC-based Thorn Law Group. This special Supplement noted that Thorn’s extensive tax law experience and background as a former IRS attorney makes him the “ultimate insider on tax matters for the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.”

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