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David A. Altro

Managing Partner, Florida Attorney,
Canadian Legal Advisor & Quebec Notary
B.A., LL.L., J.D., D.D.N., FLC, TEP

Email: daltro@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 416-477-8155

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David A. Altro is a Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor. He is the Managing Partner at Altro LLP. Mr. Altro’s practice primarily focuses on cross border tax, estate planning and real estate for high net-worth individuals.

David A. Altro, Florida Attorney & Canadian Legal Advisor, is the managing partner of Altro LLP,  which he founded in 1988 with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Florida, Arizona and California. David is the author of the books Owning US Property the Canadian Way, Third Edition and his most recent book: Americans Living in Canada – Smile, The IRS is Watching You.

Mr. Altro has been practicing law for over 30 years in Canada and the US and divides his time between the Toronto and Montreal offices. He specializes in cross border tax, estate planning and real estate for high net worth individuals and has written articles for numerous legal and industry publications. He has been interviewed and quoted many times in The Globe and Mail, The National Post and more. He has appeared on CTV News, CTV’s Canada AM, CBC’s The Lang & O’Leary Exchange, and many radio interviews. Mr. Altro is also the legal expert on the radio show Dollars & Sense on CJAD 800 AM.

Mr. Altro is a frequently requested presenter at Cross Border Tax, Estate Planning and Real Estate seminars, conferences and webinars across Canada, U.K. and in the United States on behalf of the American Bar Association (ABA), The Florida Bar (International Division), Chambre des Notaires, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Chartered Financial Advisors Association (CFA), Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), Miami Area Board of Realtors, Palm Beach Area Board of Realtors, Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), Lennar, RBC Royal Bank of Canada, RBC Dominion Securities, RBC Bank (US), TD Canada Trust, TD Bank (US), CIBC, Scotia Bank, BMO Harris, National Bank, Natbank, Desjardins Bank, industry associations, various CPA and law firms, Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFPs), Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU), Tiger 21, among others.

Prior to establishing Altro LLP, Mr. Altro was a partner at Holland & Knight in Florida, one of the largest law firms in the US.

Mr. Altro obtained his B.A. (Honours Political Science) from Concordia University, earned his civil law degree (LL.L.) from the University of Montreal, graduating on the Dean’s List. He then earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and later returned to the University of Montreal to complete his Post-Graduate Legal Studies (D.D.N.).

Honors and Affiliation

› Member of the Chambre des Notaires

› Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Education

› University of Montreal, 1989, D.D.N.

› Nova Southeastern University, 1984, J.D.

› University of Montreal, 1979, LL.L.

› Concordia University, 1976, B.A.

Bar Admissions

› University of Montreal, 1989, D.D.N.› Nova Southeastern University, 1984, J.D.

› Quebec – (1980-1989)

› Florida – 1984 to present

› Chambre des Notaires – 1989 to present

› Foreign Legal Consultant (FLC)

› Canadian Legal Advisor (CLA)

Recent Conference Presentations

2015 Florida Bar Convention
June 26 in Boca Raton, Florida

› Using Trusts in International Planning: Canadian Focus

› Canada/US Cross Border Tax Issues & Planning

Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFPs) 13th Annual National Conference
June 4 in Vancouver, British Columbia

› Americans in Canada & Canadians in America: Cross-Border Planning for Your Clients

Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU)
May 5 in Ottawa, Ontario

› Canada/US Cross Border Tax Issues and Treatment of Life Insurance

OUR TEAM

With 30 years of experience, the team at Altro LLP is consistently delivering a very high level of legal expertise, knowledge, service and professionalism to our clients.

David A. Altro

David A. Altro

B.A., LL.L., J.D., D.D.N., FLC, TEP

Managing Partner, Florida Attorney, Canadian Legal Advisor & Quebec Notary
Email: daltro@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 416-477-8155 Read More

Samantha Y.F. Wu

Samantha Y.F. Wu

B.A., J.D.

Partner, Ontario & New York Attorney
Email: swu@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 416-477-8157

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Bradley Richard Thompson

Bradley Richard Thompson

B.A., M.A., B.C.L., LL.B, LL.M (US Tax)

Partner, Ontario & New York Attorney
Email: bthompson@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 514-940-8074 Read More

Altro Law

Altro Law

Est. 1988

Alessandro Tortis

Alessandro Tortis

B.A., LL.B., D.D.N.

Associate, Quebec Notary & Legal Counsel
Alex is on leave of absence

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Zaina Kottis

Zaina Kottis

B.A. (Hons), J.D.

Associate, Ontario Attorney
Email: zkottis@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 416-477-8168

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Julian Franch

Julian Franch

B.A., J.D., M.B.A.

Associate, Ontario Attorney
Email: jfranch@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 416-477-8165

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Avi Guttman

Avi Guttman

B.A., J.D.

Associate, Ontario, New Jersey, & New York Attorney
Email: aguttman@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 514-940-8069 Read More

Bonnie L. Altro

Bonnie L. Altro

B.A., B.C.L., LL.B.

Counsel, Ontario & New York Attorney
Email: baltro@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 416-477-8151

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George A. Babits

George A. Babits

B.A., J.D.

Counsel, Ontario Lawyer
Email: gbabits@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 416-598-1333

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Jeffrey Feinberg

Jeffrey Feinberg

B.A., J.D.

Of Counsel, Florida Attorney
Email: jfeinberg@altrolaw.com
Telephone: 1-888-GO-ALTRO (462-5876)

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Olga Bekmemeteva

Olga Bekmemeteva

HR & Operations Manager

Overall operations, HR, Finance, IT, Marketing, and Facilities.
Email: obekmemeteva@altrolaw.com
Tel: 416-477-8156 Read More