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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., F. Pl., TEP

Email: daltro@altrolevy.com
Telephone: 416-477-8150

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

David A. Altro, Florida Lawyer & Canadian Legal Advisor, is the managing partner of Altro Levy 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 frequent presenter at legal and tax conferences in Canada and the US and for numerous national and international bank and industry seminars. Prior to establishing Altro Levy LLP, Mr. Altro was a partner at Holland & Knight in Florida, one of the largest law firms in the US.

Mr. Altro 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 over 25 years of experience, the team at Altro Levy LLP is consistently delivering a very high level of legal expertise, knowledge, service and professionalism to our clients.

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David A. Altro

David A. Altro

Managing Partner, Florida Attorney,
Canadian Legal Advisor & Quebec Notary

B.A., LL.L., J.D., D.D.N., F. Pl., TEP

Email: daltro@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 416-477-8150

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Shlomi Steve Levy

Partner, Quebec Lawyer &
Canadian Legal Advisor

B.A., LL.B., J.D., TEP

Email: slevy@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 514-940-8070

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Matt C. Altro

Matt C. Altro

Partner, Cross Border Financial Planner
B. Comm., F. Pl., CFP®(Canada), CFP® (US), TEP

Email: maltro@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 514-940-8062

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Bonnie L. Altro

Bonnie L. Altro

Counsel, New York & Ontario Attorney
B.A., B.C.L., LL.B.

Email: baltro@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 416-477-8151

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Jan Chaffay

Jan Chaffay

Chief Operating Officer

Email: jchaffay@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 416-477-8162

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Melissa N. Salvador

Melissa N. Salvador

Associate, Texas Attorney
B.A., J.D.

Email: msalvador@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 416-642-8103

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Sergei Titorenko

Sergei Titorenko

Associate, Quebec Lawyer
LL.B., LL.M.

Email: stitorenko@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 514-940-8064

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Heela Donsky Walker

Heela Donsky Walker

Senior Associate, Ontario Lawyer
B.A., J.D., TEP

Email: hwalker@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 416-477-8156

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Matthew Wolch

Matthew Wolch

Associate, Ontario & New York Attorney
B.MOS., J.D.

Email: mwolch@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 416-477-8164

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Samantha Y.F. Wu

Samantha Y.F. Wu

Associate, Ontario & New York Attorney
B.A., J.D.

Email: swu@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 416-477-8157

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Jeffrey Feinberg

Jeffrey Feinberg

Of Counsel, Florida Attorney
B.A., J.D.

Email: jfeinberg@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 1-800-370-4860

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Jonah Z. Spiegelman

Jonah Z. Spiegelman

Of Counsel, British Columbia, Alberta & California Attorney
B.Sc., M.A., J.D.

Email: jonah.spiegelman@altrolevy.com

Telephone: 1-800-370-4860

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