John Forry, Tax Attorney

John Forry, Tax Attorney

John I. Forry is senior advisor to private clients in international finance, investment and taxation. He is also a university professor in those subjects.

Professionally he has been, inter alia: 

  • Senior partner with law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in charge of the firm’s California offices and its international section’s Pacific Rim and Latin America practices, as well as a member of the firm’s GoverningBoard; 
  • Partner with Ernst & Young LLP in New York in international taxation, as well as initiator and first global leader of its Infrastructure and Project Advisory group and director of the firm’s Foreign Legal Services Alliances; 
  • International counsel, principal and managing director with law and accounting firms focused on private clients and mid-market businesses; 
  • Co-founder of a prominent U.S. West Coast forum for international tax professionals.

At academic institutions he has been most recently:

  • Director of Tax Programs and selected International Programs and Professor in Residence at the University of San Diego School of Law;
  • Visiting Professor to instruct individual Courses at Peking University School of Transnational Law (China); 
  • Direito GV (Brazil);
  • Montpellier University School of Law (France); 
  • And Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Toulouse (France);
  • Adjunct Professor in the LL.M. and J.D. programs at Fordham Law School (New York).

John has served on the Advisory Group to the U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue and on numerous professional organization committees and projects. He has authored or co-authored six books and approximately 50 articles on international finance, investment and taxation.

He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School.


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John Forry’s FAQs

International Taxation can create major savings or burdens for international business and investments.
Two or more countries will often tax the same cross-border income or asset holdings.
Financing your business from cross-border sources can significantly reduce total tax & finance charges on your business.
Using cross-border Joint Ventures, Equity and Debt Finance can reduce your business's risks, finance costs and taxes.


John’s Articles

Keeping Up with US Tax Savings for Your US Business - Are you operating or forming a US business that can use US tax-savings?  Strategies for using US tax credits and…
Webinar: When Foreign Businesses or Individuals Want to Finance New or Expanded U.S. Activities, How Can they Finance Them? - Join us on Wednesday, November 15th for a live webinar on When Foreign Businesses or Individuals Want to Finance New…
US TAX-SAVINGS FOR YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - Intellectual Property Are you a business using intellectual property – such as software, trade secrets, trademarks or tradenames, copyrighted materials,…
John Forry Article October 2022 U.S. Federal Tax-saving Provisions For Establishing U.S. Residence or Business - How foreign individuals and businesses planning U.S. activities can take advantage of existing U.S. federal tax-saving provisions.
John I. Forry How Do New 2021 Tax Changes Impact Foreign Businesses? - The new U.S. Administration has ambitious 2021 tax changes, so foreign individuals and businesses arriving in the U.S. should be…

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