Mr Kevin Burke
TEP JD

Membership category: Full Member i

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Kevin Burke
Yeowood Farm
Iwood Lane
Wrington
BS40 5NU
United Kingdom

Email: kevin.burke@americanattorneyservices.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1934 837280
Website: www.attorney-notary.co.uk
Practice Areas: Company formation/management, Contentious trusts and estates, Cross-border estates, Estate planning/administration, Tax, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate
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Profession:
Estate Planner / Lawyer/Solicitor/Attorney / Tax Advisor / Notary / Will Writer
STEP Qualifications:
STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation
Firm:
American Attorney Services
Branch/Chapter:
STEP Bristol
Biography:

I am Kevin Michael Burke, a dual national Irish and American citizen resident in the United Kingdom. I am both a US and UK lawyer.  

USA Legal Background: 

In the USA, I am a qualified and practising attorney in Ohio (1992) and in Florida (1994).  In 1995, I was admitted to practice before the Federal Middle District Court In Florida.  In 2004, I was appointed  by the Florida Department of State as a Florida International Notary (also known as a Florida Civil Law Notary) which, further to Florida Statute 695.03, allows me to notarise within and outside of the United States.  My firm, Kevin Michael Burke, Attorney & Notary, in the provision of U.S. legal services trades as "American Attorney Services".  Other US areas of practice include estate planning (addressing the use of revocable living trusts under the Finance Act 2006), Florida formal summary and other ancillary forms of probate, transnational litigation, E-2 Investment visas, and international family law issues. where there is a Florida element. I continue to have an active Florida legal practice handling such matters as representing buyers or sellers in Florida property transactions, contract litigation, handling treaty-based US Estate & Gift Tax returns of deceased US, UK and other nations.As of 2020, I am now also a Certifying Acceptance Agent in assisting people with seeking Individual Tax Identification (ITIN) numbers from the IRS. 

England & Wales Legal Background:

In 1999, I passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer test (QLTT) and was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England & Wales.  In 2008, after completing two years of study with Cambridge University, I was appointed as a notary public in England & Wales.  Due to the fairly simple requirements to become a notary in the USA, it is difficult for Americans parties to comprehend that notaries outside of the USA are generally required to first become lawyers, before taking further years of study to become a notary in England & Wales.  In 2010, I decided to cease practising as a solicitor and to focus on my practice as a US attorney, Florida Civil Law Notary, and English Notary Public, etc.  In 2013, I was awarded the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation (England & Wales).  In my capacity as an English notary public, I assist clients in the notarisation of documents for use all over the world as well as the preparation of English wills, lasting powers of attorney, and other matters especially where there are international elements to be addressed. 

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