Speeches/Publications


Tax Strategies for Micromultinationals – Singapore

I was in Singapore for a week, and spoke at the Dynamite Circle event on February 21-22, 2015. Jeans and wrinkly travel shirt mandatory, right?

Over to the left is Ian Schoen, one of the proprietors of Dynamite Circle. His partner, Dan Andrews, is taking the picture. They also own The Portable Bar Company, Modern Cat Designs, The Valet Spot, and Tropical MBA. Dan and Ian also do a podcast (highly recommended). You can listen to the episode about the Singapore weekend event.

Singapore for a Weekend Mastermind

I’m headed to a weekend mastermind group sponsored by Dynamite Circle (I am a member), which is a service provided by Ian and Dan of Tropical MBA.

It’s worth your while reading the TMBA blog and listening to the podcast. Even if you do not fit the “location independent lifestyle” or “digital nomad” profile, there are useful things to learn.

Dan and Ian have done something impressive. They transformed themselves from from two random guys standing around in a parking lot in North San Diego County to the owners of very real and profitable businesses. The best part? These are businesses that they can operate from anywhere on the planet that they want to be (Ian = Austin and Dan = Philippines right now).

Attending the mastermind will be a group of 30 entrepreneurs who have reached a certain level of success.

I’m showing up. I have something to share, and something to learn.

International Tax Lunch Session: Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFCs)

What: Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFCs) When: Friday, May 9, 2014 at Noon (Pacific Time) Where: HodgenLaw, 80 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 680, Pasadena, CA 91101 Who: Elena Redko This month Elena Redko will speak about Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFCs) in the context of foreign holding structures. How do you know if it’s a CFC or […]

International Tax Lunch – PFICs

What: Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFICs) — Presentation and discussion When: Friday, January 10, 2014 at Noon (Pacific Time) Where: HodgenLaw PC Conference Room, 80 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 680, Pasadena, CA 91101 Who: Elena N. Redko, CPA at HodgenLaw PC Just in time for tax season, Elena will help you better understand PFICs. At […]

Presentation and Q&A: Global Real Estate Transactions

What: Global Real Estate Transactions — Presentation followed by Q&A Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Where: Malibu Public Library — 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA  90265 Host: Malibu Association of Realtors – Global Committee Phil will be part of a presentation and Q&A session along with Mitch Creekmore, […]