Jacob Stein, Esq., is the managing partner at Aliant, LLP. He specializes in structuring international business transactions, complex U.S. and international tax planning, and asset protection planning. Jacob received his law degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University. He has been accredited by the State Bar of California as a Certified Tax Law Specialist. Jacob is AV-rated (the highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named “A Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine and one of “America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016” by the American Registry. Jacob is a frequent lecturer to various attorneys, CPAs, and other professional groups, and teaches over 50 seminars per year. His presentation topics include: A Foreigner’s Guide to Investing in U.S. Real Estate, Tax Planning for Cross-Border Joint Ventures, Creative Planning with Controlled Foreign Corporations, Advanced Asset Protection Planning, Choice of Entity Planning, Estate Tax Planning, and various courses on trust law.