GOLBERT & ASSOCIATES
601 West Fifth Street, Suite 800
Los Angeles, California
d. (213) 891-9641
Albert S. Golbert
After practicing for ten years throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, Albert returned to California in 1970. In addition to an extensive tax and business law practice, he was an Adjunct Law Professor at Southwestern University School of Law and at Whittier Law School, and a Lecturer at the law schools of the USC, Loyola, UC Davis and UCLA. He has authored more than 50 articles and five books and has served on many different Committees of the Bar.
Industry sector expertise
Taxation • Corporate Taxation • Estate and Gift Tax • Individual Tax, Trust and Estate Planning • Tax Planning • Cross Border Tax Issues • Offshore Trade, Inbound and Outbound Financing and Investments • Business Planning and Formation (Domestic and International) • Corporate • Mergers and Acquisition • Deal Structuring • Corporate Restructuring • Business Formation • Asset Transfers • Contracts • Joint Ventures • Acquisition of U.S. Real Estate by Non-Resident Aliens • Disposition of U.S. Real Estate by Non-Resident Aliens • Inbound, Outbound and Offshore Transactions and Business Planning • Dispute Prevention and Resolution • Mediation/Conciliation • Arbitration
Industry sector expertise
Defense Industry: negotiated bilateral infrastructural agreement between the U.S. and Italy for installation of Jupiter Missiles in Italy; counsel to missile group in Italy and then Turkey
Automotive Industry: negotiated Chrysler acquisition of Rootes Motors (UK), Societe des Automobiles Simca (France), Stanley Motors Ltd. (South. Africa) and Rootes Australia Ltd.; a joint venture with Cummins Engine Co (UK) and Chrysler-Mitsubishi Automotive Joint Venture (Japan)
Real Estate: Structured and negotiated real property acquisitions and dispositions by foreign investors in residences, commercial and industrial properties.
NATO Claims Officer (USAF) (Germany, France, Italy) Staff Judge Advocate, to Commander, USAFTA Missile Base, Taranto, Italy; DOD Adviser to USAFTA Missile Base, Izmir, Turkey
Senior Counsel, Chrysler International S.A. (Geneva, CH) for Western Europe, Africa and Middle and Far East, negotiating investments, acquisitions mergers and joint ventures in, esp., UK, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Counselled DeVitre Engineering on its patent and process licensing in Europe and Far East.
Advised McDonald Douglas on tax planning for its German sales and support team as well on its programs for temporary workers in the US; Advised Brown Shoe Corp. Re its import and distribution of offshore contract manufactured product; Obtained investment decrees for Chrysler in Turkey, Korea and Japan and tax ruling in Japan permitting acquisition of stake in newly spun off Mitsubishi Automotive Division as separate corporation; advise immigration lawyers and their clients re: tax and investment planning for EB-5 investments and visas; counsel foreign investors and counsel on tax planning and structures for US investments.
- Recipient: Warren Christopher Award as California International Lawyer of the Year 2013
- Best Lawyers in America 2006-16 (Taxation and/or International Trade and Finance Law)
- Best Lawyers' 2014-15 (Los Angeles International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year) Southern California Super Lawyers, 2006-2016 (Taxation-International Trade and Finance Law)
- Recipient: Dana Latham Award for lifetime achievement and commitment to the tax bar, (highest honor bestowed by the Taxation Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2000)
- Specialist winner of the 2016 Corporate International Magazine Global Award International Tax Planning Law Firm of the Year in California.