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Mary Vigal J.D. ’77 is teaching a course in Seattle for real estate professionals wanting to grow their business with foreign buyers. Licensed to practice law in both California and Washington, Mary has practiced for more than 33 years and is a tax specialist certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1979. One of her areas of expertise is advising foreign persons on the basic tax implications of living or investing in the U.S., and in the converse offering assistance to U.S. persons with their IRS reporting obligations if they choose to live or invest abroad. She is licensed by the Dept of Licensing of Washington State as a Real Estate Instructor in the area of Taxation.
Ms. Vigal is a former full-time associate professor of law at the Graduate School of Taxation of Golden Gate University in San Francisco California, a visiting professor in taxation at the Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara California, and a former lecturer at the San Jose State Graduate School of Business in San Jose California.
Frequently speaking at domestic and international venues on wealth preservation, tax, and international estate planning, she has numerous published articles in her areas of expertise. She was a guest speaker in 2006 for the American Chamber or Commerce in Panama City, Panama, on the topic of the Reporting Obligations for U.S. taxpayers owing foreign accounts, assets or business structures and also in London, England in 2005.
Ms. Vigal received her B.A. degree in Economics from the Colorado College, her J.D. degree from the University of Santa Clara and her LL.M. (tax) degree, from Golden Gate University. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the State Bar of California, a member of the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practioners (STEP) and, the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI ).
Through the Condado Group LLC, Mary offers tax consultation and planning for those involved with international real estate transactions and clients.