Principal of Duke Law Firm, P.C.
Member: Alabama State Bar (1973 – present); The Florida Bar (1974 – present)
Certificate of Recognition presented by Nancy L. Worley, Secretary of State of Alabama, in honor of being named as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Attorneys” by Worth magazine, December 12, 2005
Distinguished Fellow, Royal Society of Fellows, 2004
Professor J. Richard Duke is an international monetary and asset lawyer, and named as a Leading Lawyer in Citywealth Leaders List for the years 2010-present in Citywealth Magazine: www.citywealthmag.com.
Mr. Duke is selected by his peers for inclusion (2011-present edition) of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Trusts and Estates. For over a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the profession and the public as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States: BestLawyers.com.
Named to list of “Top 100 Attorneys” in the U.S., Worth magazine, December 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 (four consecutive years and for each year that Worth included this designation).
A native Alabamian, J. Richard Duke is a Birmingham lawyer whose practice is unique to Alabama. He was born and raised in Lineville, Alabama, and is the Principal of Duke Law Firm, P.C., a small niche law firm that, beginning in 1991, developed an international practice, working with clients and other professionals around the world.
Duke Law Firm represents clients in international and domestic asset protection, international and domestic tax and estate planning, and represents private banking departments of foreign banks and foreign financial institutions in providing guidance for U.S. persons who want their money managed either directly or through established foreign structures (such as foreign trusts, foreign corporations, foreign limited liability companies or foreign insurance products).
The firm ensures that clients and prospective clients, including foreign banks and foreign financial institutions, are compliant with the USA Patriot Act, the withholding and qualified intermediary rules under U.S. regulations and “Know Your Customer (KYC)” rules of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Duke Law Firm also represents clients with respect to investments into the U.S. (inbound planning), in addition to representing U.S. private clients in international estate planning, foreign business tax planning, international asset protection planning, investing through foreign banks or foreign investment management institutions, and accessing the worldwide market and international insurance products.
Duke Law Firm represents clients with unreported offshore accounts.
Duke Law Firm is engaged by professionals to represent clients who are being audited by the IRS with respect to international transactions.
Richard Duke shared his expertise as an Adjunct Professor of Law, “Thomas Jefferson Graduate Program,” Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego, CA, 2008-2017) (formerly teaching at the Diamond & Diamond Program at St. Thomas University School of Law, International Taxation (LL.M.) Program, Miami, Florida (2000-2007)); and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (International Tax and Asset Protection Planning) (1983-1999); Who’s Who in America, 2008 (62nd) Edition.