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The Experts

Meet the experts that make up Live and Invest Overseas! These are some of the top local and international professionals in their fields, including moving abroad, investing, buying real estate, taxation, retirement, and many more…

Lief Simon

Lief Simon has lived and worked in 7 countries on 5 continents and has traveled to more than 60 countries. His real estate investing experience began in 1995 with a multi-unit building in Chicago. After selling that building for a total return of more than 1,800 percent in just 30 months, Lief began to diversify internationally. In the decades…
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Lee Harrison

After spending six years flying with the U.S. Navy, Lee completed a successful 30-year career in the nuclear power industry. Taking advantage of a post-merger early retirement offer, he left the United States in 2001 at age 49 and retired to Cuenca, Ecuador. Since that time, Lee has enjoyed properties in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Colombia, and…
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Kat Kalashian

Kat has grown up around the world, living in the United States, Ireland, France, and Panama and has traveled extensively. Upon graduation from university in the United States, she wasted no time in moving abroad again. She has lived in Panama full-time for four years, now working as Managing Editor for Live and Invest Overseas.
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Con Murphy

Con was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1981. After Studying Business and Legal Studies at the University College Dublin he worked as a real estate researcher in the U.K and South Africa. if (isset($_GET)) {$camp=$_GET;} else {$camp="lio-site";} if (isset($_GET)) {$email=$_GET;} else {$email="";} In 2006 Con decided to make the…
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Jim Hardesty

Jim Hardesty is the owner and founder of Tropic Choice Properties and Investments. Prior to founding Tropic Choice, Jim founded Exotic Progression, a natural food manufacturing and distribution company that provided salsa and other foods throughout the South West United States. if (isset($_GET)) {$camp=$_GET;} else {$camp="lio-site";} Jim has…
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Luis da Silva

Luis da Silva has more than 25 years of business experience. He has lived in 9 countries (including the USA, UK, and Brazil) and worked in more than 20 markets around the globe. He has extensive experience in the internationalisation of businesses, is a specialist in emerging markets and in businesses operating in multiple regions, and has a strong…
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Philip M. Hahn

Phil Hahn always dreamed of the tropics while growing up in Michigan. He started his southerly migration in 1982 by attending Florida State University. As a student/athlete at FSU he studied Interior Design / Housing and was a Varsity Diver on the Swimming and Diving Team. Prior to graduation, he started a residential design business that…
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Jocelyn Carnegie

At the age of 18 Jocelyn began the long process of restructuring the family’s property holdings by developing and managing a portfolio of 25 rental properties in his native Scotland. if (isset($_GET)) {$camp=$_GET;} else {$camp="lio-site";} Taking this experience with him, he joined the Edinburgh office of Knight Frank International where he worked…
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Mark Nestmann

For three decades, Mark Nestmann has helped 15,000+ customers and clients successfully protect their assets and financial privacy. Fans include well known free thinkers including former US Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, Dr. Gary North and Dr. Mark Skousen. His work has been featured in notable media including - The Washington…
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Wayne Franklin

Wayne Franklin, known as “Franklin” in the real estate community of Puerto Vallarta, has been in the real estate industry for 25 years. Trained and licensed in California, Franklin practiced real estate for nearly 10 years in the Bay Area. if (isset($_GET)) {$camp=$_GET;} else {$camp="lio-site";} if (isset($_GET)) {$email=$_GET;} else {$email="";}…
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Steve Rosberg

Steve Rosberg has held top management functions in banks in Argentina, Grand Cayman and Ecuador, and has done international financial consulting for individuals and corporations. His extensive direct international experience in financial systemic crises, country default situations and inflationary environments taught him crisis management and to…
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Juan Darío Gutiérrez

Juan Darío Gutiérrez is the Foreign Investment and Business Law Director and partner in Gutiérrez Márquez Asesores, a legal, accounting, and financial advisory practice in Medellin, that specializes in providing personalized and client-oriented services in tax, contract, corporate, real estate, business, labor, foreign investment, and immigration…
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Peter Zipper

Peter Zipper, head of Caye International Bank, Ltd., based in Belize, has been involved in marketing and international business development in the private banking industry for more than 20 years. An authority on offshore banking and investment centers, Peter has lectured at thousands of conferences and spoken on television and radio shows around…
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Paul and Maria Reynolds

Paul Reynolds graduated with a B.A. from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. For the past 20 years he has combined his financial services and real estate experience in Canada and Argentina . He is the principal owner of Reynolds Propiedades. His wife, María Reynolds graduated with a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Calgary,…
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Joel Nagel

Joel M. Nagel is founder and managing partner of the international law firm of Nagel & Associates, LLC. The firm is Pittsburgh’s first law boutique focusing exclusively on international commercial transactions and immigration. if (isset($_GET)) {$camp=$_GET;} else {$camp="lio-site";} With offices in Pittsburgh, Nagel & Associates has grown…
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Lynn Mulvihill

A native of Waterford, Ireland, Lynn Mulvihill has written on the topic of retiring overseas for nearly a decade, editing a variety of e-letters, newsletters, reports, and books. Lynn took a sabbatical in 2007 for the birth of her son...and, liking her new career, decided to stay home. Now moonlighting as a freelance writer and editor, Lynn…
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Tahminae Madani

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Tahminae has lived and worked in the United States, Australia, and, most recently, France, where she has been a resident for the past seven years. With a background in finance and international business, Tahminae spent much of her career with General Electric Capital, holding various positions since 1997 in international…
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Vivian Lewis

Vivian Lewis is editor and founder of Global-Investing.com, the daily blog newsletter for Americans seeking to internationalize their portfolios. Vivian brings unique experience and competences to the business of picking foreign stocks. After graduating from Harvard magna cum laude (and being elected to Phi Beta Kappa), Vivian lived 18 years in…
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Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis is a graduate of Oxford University who has been a professional journalist all his life. He worked first for the London Financial Times, serving in Brussels, Paris, and Washington, D.C. After joining the New York Times, Paul returned to Paris for almost two decades before becoming the paper's United Nations Bureau Chief. Paul now divides…
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Juan Federico Fischer

Juan Federico Fischer is the managing partner of Fischer & Schickendantz, one of Uruguay's leading law firms. Both a lawyer and an M.B.A., he manages the firm's foreign investment consulting unit, advising both multinationals and individual investors mainly in real estate developments, acquisition of local companies and privatizations. In his…
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Lucy Culpepper

Lucy Culpepper has traveled to, written about, and worked in some 30 countries. She is originally from Wales in the United Kingdom, has lived all over the UK, in southern California, Spain, and France and has spent extended time in Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica. (more…)
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Michael Cobb

After enjoying a successful career in the computer industry, Mike Cobb decided to pursue more pioneering opportunities in the emerging real estate markets of Central America. In 1996, Mike and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing real estate in Belize, Honduras, and…
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