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 35 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.).