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Thank you for your assistance to our round table online session held on  May 5th, 2020; we have put this summary kit of the meeting.


We had as special guests in this Round Table talk with the Experts:


Panelist -

is managing partner and founder of the international law firm Nagel & Associates LLC, specializing in international corporate strategy and legal structures. He is Chairman of Caye International Bank, and has served as ambassador to Austria, the United Nations in Vienna and to Croatia and Slovenia on behalf of the Belizean government. Before founding Nagel & Associates, Joel worked for the U.S. federal government at the US Department of Commerce, in the office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce. Joel has served on the board of twenty plus corporations, and is a major backer of several philanthropic projects in Central America.

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Mikkel Thorup

Escape Artist

is the #1 Best Selling author of Expat Secrets: How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas & Make Giant Piles Of Money which you can purchase on Amazon today. Mikkel has spent nearly 20 years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Iran. And has lived as an Expat since the early 2000s, making his home in Central America, South Pacific, Asia, the Arctic, North America, as well as the Middle East.

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Don & Donna Woodbury

Woodbury Enterprises

After graduating from the University of Waterloo, and spending 25 years developing a chain of retail cellular phone stores in Canada, Don and Donna Woodbury came to Ecuador in 2011 in search of investment opportunities and a relaxed retirement lifestyle. Living 6 months in Canada, and 6 months in Bahia de Caráquez, Ecuador, their "relaxed" retirement projects include condo rentals, a productive farm, an as-yet undeveloped beachfront property, and an on-line Canadian business, that offers antique and classic phones to movie and TV production companies, hotels, designers, and end-users.


Diana Cuevas

Expats in Mexico - DC International Law

Harvard Alumni, an energetic attorney practicing with an emphasis on international business law, including negotiating land fund acquisitions, obtaining permits and licensing, mediating and resolving disputes and conflicts, performing due diligence research, assuring compliance to federal, state and local regulations, composing contracts, and business formation and dissolution. Track record of finding and developing business development growth opportunities between companies. Objectives include working with multinational companies in USA and Mexico.

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Panelist - Presenter

Marcos Chiluisa 

15 years + legal experience working for expats in Ecuador, EcuaAssist CEO with 5 offices in Quito, Bahía de Caráquez, Manta, Cuenca and Salinas.



Jason Hendsch 

Expat Living 12 years in Ecuador. Jason´s extensive experience living in Ecuador will bring an objective position moderating this round table with the Expat Experts. [Jason Hendsch]

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