Solomon Blum Heymann LLP announced today that Luca Cantelli, Esq. has joined the firm as Counsel. Mr. Cantelli has considerable experience in domestic and cross-border wealth and tax planning, asset protection, trust and estate administration and anti-money laundering laws and regulations. He spent the last two and half years in the Cayman Islands as Counsel and Managing Director of a fiduciary services and entity formation provider, FINAB – International Corporate Management Services, Ltd. In addition to being a member of the New York bar, where he practiced law before joining FINAB, Mr. Cantelli is admitted to practice law in England and Wales and in the British Virgin Islands.
Mr. Cantelli’s cross border banking, trust and anti-money laundering experience provides additional experience and depth to or firm’s Corporate and Transactional, Banking, and Private Wealth Management Practice Groups.
Solomon Blum Heymann partner Robert Solomon commented that, “With this exciting addition, our firm now has the ability to represent our clients in a number of new ways, including the formation of companies in jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands and the representation of companies with regard to British Virgin Islands law, a natural extension of our existing transactional and tax practice and our services and office in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”
Partner William Blum added, “Solomon Blum Heymann can now provide British Virgin Islands legal opinions and other legal advice directly from our New York City offices, which is a great complement to our current international capabilities in the areas of U.S. Virgin Islands law and Marshall Islands legal opinions.”
In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Cantelli has held senior positions in international banks including Banco Comercial Português (formerly Banco Português do Atlantico) and Banco De La Provincia De Buenos Aires. He has an LL.M. in Taxation from New York Law School, a Juris doctor from the University of Siena and an MBA from Hofstra University. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) and an accredited director (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators). Mr. Cantelli is fluent in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, and conversant in French.
Solomon Blum Heymann is a law firm with offices in New York City and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The firm provides sophisticated and comprehensive legal services for domestic and international businesses and families in several practice areas. These include corporate and securities law, international and domestic tax law, business start-ups, transactional law, estate planning and probate, commercial litigation, and real estate. The firm was recently selected by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Law Firm” for Trusts and Estates Litigation in the New York Metropolitan Area.
Solomon Blum Heymann is affiliated with Kellerhals Ferguson Kroblin LLP of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.