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Continued from page 63 These countries do not have a monetary control exchange, which allows us, as practitioners, to document each and every transaction of the source and origin of the funds to be invested. Relationship with their Attorney The majority of these investors are very comfortable working with their attorney. They have realistic expectations, and because they inevitably have a legal background, some attorneys are their close relatives, and they are responsible and expeditious in getting documents. They turn to their attorney to resolve many aspects of their situation. They will ask their attorney to recommend real estate agents, communities in which to live and tax preparation assistance. It is imperative for the attorney to be able to provide good referrals as this will keep their client happy with their legal visa process. The Latin American client places their family above business. The comfort and happiness of the family is extremely important. They want to reduce the stress to their spouse and children as they transfer from their home country to a foreign culture in the United States. Conclusion The best way to represent Latin American clients is to be familiar with their culture, their government workings and be available to refer them to experts for other legal work and nonlegal work. You should have a great relationship with a good international tax lawyer and accountant and always refer them to someone who you have found to be good in assisting your client with wealth management. Maria Isabel (Marisa) Casablanca is the chapter chair and one of the founders of the AILA Mexico City District Chapter. Her firm, Casablanca Legal Group, is headquartered in Miami, Fla., but has attorneys located in other Latin American countries. The firm handles all aspects of immigration and nationality, though specializes in investor applications. She is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the 11th District Court, the Southern District of Florida, D.C. Bar and the Florida Bar. She coauthored “Immigration Law for Paralegals” and has authored additional, professional articles in legal journals, newspapers and magazines of general circulation. She has held positions in AILA national and local committees. 0WFS&#&DPOPNJD*NQBDU4UVEJFT$PNQMFUFE 0WFS&#4QFDJöD#VTJOFTT1MBOT$PNQMFUFE 0WFS3FHJPOBM$FOUFST%FTJHOBUFE &91&3*&/$&."55&34 88883*()5+0)/40/--$$0. 64 */'0!83*()5+0)/40/--$$0. E B 5 I n v e s to r s M ag a z i n e