The Tax and Trust Expertise of Cone Marshall

Lawyer Geoffrey Cone has proven all too well that he is definitely an expert on the subject of foreign trusts with his commentary on the tax issues of New Zealand. He first graduated from the University of Otago with honors in both tax and trust law. After graduation in 1980, he immediately began practicing in Auckland, New Zealand and then as a partner at a major law firm in Christchurch. It was during these years that he became a leading expert in commercial litigation, and tax and trust. In 1997, he returned to practice law in Auckland where he founded Cone Marshall Limited in 1999.

CML specialized in what Cone had spent years mastering: Tax and trust law. It provided and established New Zealand trusts, partnerships, companies, and global wealth planning for clients all over the world. It is a firm very capable of both giving advice and administration services concerning taxes and trusts. Its considerable services are open to attorneys, family advisors, private banks, trustees, and various private institutions. In 2005, Karen Marshall would join his team and become a key member of it. Like Cone, Marshall attended and graduated from the University of Otago.

Over the next ten years she practiced Commercial Litigation law in London. As mentioned, in 2005 she joined the staff of Cone Marshall and became principal in 2006. In this role she has often acted as the primary advisor of statutory trustee companies and provided security for third parties. She has also represented and advised Trustees of Charitable Trusts concerning legal issues. She has often managed trusts. Her biggest role at CML, however, may be serving as director of a Trust Company.

It has been falsely rumored that New Zealand is a tax haven. The fact that CML is one of the busiest legal companies in the world is testament to this. In fact, New Zealand as a whole has been greatly lauded for its exemplary implementation of internationally agreed upon tax standards. And it is for this reason that CML is so trusted by its international clients. As a trustee of foreign trust, CML is required by the government to submit a Foreign Trust Disclosure form for tax purposes. This form is required to include the trust deed, details of settlements and distributions, details of assets and liabilities, and a recording of money received and spent.

All You Need to Know About Kaballah Centres

The Kaballah Centre is an organization which offers Kabbalistic knowledge to thousands of students found in over 50 locations around the world. Rav Yehuda Ashlag founded the first Kabbalah Centre in Jerusalem in 1922. Yehuda Brandwein, who had been his student, succeeded him and then in 1969 Brandwein gave Philip Berg the responsibility of running the non-profit organization. Philip Berg and his wife Karen re-established the Kabbalah Centre in New York City a few years after the death of Yehuda Brandwein.

Kaballah Centres all over the globe offer various tools to enable students to learn the teachings from anywhere and in the most convenient manner. Students may attend the lessons physically or can study online. The vast array of learning material includes books, downloadable material (audios, videos, and documents), prayer services, CDs, DVDs, and lectures.

The main aim of equipping people with Kabbalistic wisdom is to enable them achieve personal development and improve relationships with people around them. The teachings are based on the Zohar and the writings of famous Kabbalists. Zohar seeks to demystify some of the occurrences found in the old testament of the Bible. Many people see

Kabbalah as a system of universal wisdom which anyone can learn and improve his/her life.
This mystical tradition has become global with some even taking it as their personal religion. Its popularity is shown by the number of Smartphone Apps related to the non-profit organization. Kabbalah Centre’s Volunteer program aims at not only improving the lives of volunteers but also helping the less privileged and conserving the environment. Students who join this program can share ideas and participate in activities that are fulfilling.

The Volunteer program is all about making a difference in the world. It is about making the world a better place than you found it. The activities in the volunteer program include; cleaning a part of town, providing food and shelter to the homeless, sharing and mentoring new students. As Karen Berg advises, you must share yourself in a way that makes a difference and improves not only your life but that of other people.