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Commercial Assessment Consultants, Inc.
Michael J. Schaaf
President
23744 Oakfield Road
Suite 204
Hidden Hills CA 91302
USA
phone: 818-888-2013
fax: 818-888-2063
Specialties: Property Tax Assessment & Valuation Issues affecting California Property.

Consulting/Expert Witness Experience Civil: Testified in court and jury trials on issues related to property tax payments & adverse possession.

Previous Positions/Appointments: Former Deputy Assessor, County of Los Angeles; Former Manager, Arthur Anderson; Former Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse.

Publications: Quarterly Columnist, California Real Estate Journal; Frequent Contributor, Los Angeles Business Journal.

Degrees/Licences: BS, Business Administration-Management Option, California State Univ, Northridge.
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Dr. Karina Sneiderova, MBA, ICFA, ASI
Vice President
Headquarters
Rue General Dufour 22
Geneva CH-1211
CHE
phone: 41-225-752-948
fax: 41-225-948-025
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Carlo Scevola & Partners is an International Fiduciary Company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with branches in six continents. We specialize in International Planning, Strategic Consulting and Wealth Management.

Our clients trust us for everything from setting up an Offshore Company to Mergers and Acquisitions to Business Finance and Asset Protection. CS&P’s customer-centric methodology ensures that each client gets a custom-tailored solution which addresses that business’ individual objectives and requirements.

Our team has expertise in every functional category and every important geography. From finance to operations to human resources to marketing – from the Americas to Europe to Africa, Asia and Oceania – CS&P can bring together experienced executives who know how to advise you and will make your enterprise a success. All this while always protecting your privacy.

Services Offered:

Business and Strategic Consulting
  • S.W.O.T. Analysis
  • Pre-investment Feasibility Studies / Competitive Background Assessments
  • Business Plan Research, Writing and Production
  • Strategy Definition / Implementation
  • Reworking of Operating Processes for International Suitability
  • Industrial Partnership Scouting / Matching
  • Tailor Business Model to Market Environment, Jurisdiction and Local Authorities Requirements

    Corporate Finance:
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and CessionsCommercial Due Diligence or Investment / Financial Appraisals
  • Company Reorganization and Restructuring
  • Financial Feasibility Plans for Industrial Expansion
  • Scouting / Recruiting Highly Qualified Financial Management
  • Exit Strategies in the event of Buy-outs, Buy-ins, Spin-offs or MBOs, MBIs and LBOs
  • Listing on Stock Exchanges

    Offshore Consulting:
  • International Tax Planning
  • Corporate Structuring, Maintenance and Trusts
  • International Contracts Law
  • Jurisdictions
  • Residency and Citizenship
  • International Banking
  • Logistic Support
  • Government Licenses
  • Aircrafts and Vessels
  • Intellectual Property

    CS&P Operates In More Than 80 Countries Around The World.

  • Carlo Scevola and Karina Sneiderova
    Intended as a unique source of inspiration for effective business organization and tax planning, as well as a quick and easy reference book, the Offshore Jurisdictions Guide is a comprehensive and objective guide to offshore jurisdictions offering personal taxation and business opportunities. Providing a solid overview of 100 jurisdictions around the world, this is an essential handbook for financial experts, legal advisors, consultants, and the general public.
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    14 W. Rosemont Avenue
    Alexandria VA 22301
    USA
    phone: 703-888-2685
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    W. Patrick Lang is a Strategic Military & Political Intelligence Analyst. He is a retired senior officer of U.S. Military Intelligence and U.S. Army Special Forces (The Green Berets). Col. Lang served in the Department of Defense both as a serving officer and then as a member of the Defense Senior Executive Service for many years. He is a highly decorated veteran of several of America’s overseas conflicts including the war in Vietnam.

    Col. Lang was Trained and Educated as a Specialist in the Middle East by the U.S. Army and served in that region for many years. He was the first Professor of the Arabic Language at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. In the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) he was the “Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism,” and later the first Director of the Defense Humint Service.” For his service in DIA, he was awarded the “Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive.” This is the equivalent of a British knighthood.

    A Retired U.S. Army Officer, Col. Lang is also a Media Consultant for many TV, radio and print productions, commentating on the Middle East, South Asia and Islam, among other issues.

    Col. Lang has in-depth knowledge of Special Forces, clandestine and overt HUMINT intelligence collection operations and executive management of the same, counterinsurgency, unconventional warfare and counter guerrilla operations. He is an Expert Trainer of U.S. and other personnel in Operations Requirements in Muslim Countries.

    Col. Lang is the author of several articles and books, including the most recent: "Death Piled Hard," (A Tale of the Confederate Secret Services). He is also a sought after Public Speaker.

    Expert Resource Available To:
  • Industrial
  • News
  • Security
  • International Business
  • Brokerage Firms in Threat
  • Risk Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Negotiations with Government & Non-Government entities in Muslim countries
  • 3/15/2011 · Politics
    "Were we right or were we wrong?" This was Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) George Tenet's central question in his 2004 talk to the faculty and students of his alma mater, Georgetown University.

    2/21/2011 · Politics
    In Vietnam the theater army component intelligence collection architecture matured by the Spring of 1968.

    2/17/2011 · Politics
    In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars Europe was a political shambles.

    Col. W. Patrick Lang
    When Claude Devereux's brother, Patrick, is killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, he's devastated. But there is little time for grief. Devereux, a Confederate spy, has worked his way behind enemy lines in the North to become a prominent adviser to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. If General Robert Lee and his comrades in the South have any chance of succeeding in beating the Union, Devereux knows that he must keep his cover at all costs. So he steers clear of danger even when he doesn't want to do so….Devereux must do all that he can to stop Grant in his tracks and help the South win its independence in Death Piled Hard.
    Col. W. Patrick Lang
    The Devereuxs of Alexandria, Virginia were moderate people. The eldest son seemed the most moderate of all. Claude Devereux wanted no part of secession. None of his family wanted Virginia to leave the Union. This family of bankers owned no slaves and. . .
    Col. W. Patrick Lang
    This succinctly written, no-nonsense introduction to the business of espionage looks at the history of intelligence gathering from the Revolutionary War to the present, including brief information on specific agents who have affected history. Topics include methods of collecting intelligence, recruiting, "tradecraft" or operational methods, the future of spying, and personality traits and education needed for a successful case officer. This is a useful source for reports and debates, as well as interesting reading for fans of espionage novels and movies who want to know what it's really like. Some of the Web sites appended are difficult to access, but there are some fascinating resources included.
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    Riki Ellison
    Founder & Chairman
    515 King Street Suite 320
    Alexandria VA 22314
    USA
    phone: 703-299-0060
    fax: 703-299-0132
    Riki Ellison, one of the top Missile Defense Experts in the World, is Founder and Chairman of MDAA. He received his degree from the University of Southern California, including a Certificate in Defense and Strategic Studies. Mr. Ellison has more than twenty five years of experience as an advocate for the Deployment and Development of a Missile Defense System for missiles of all ranges. He has become an expert on the issue and is the Premier Spokesperson on the Nation’s Missile Defense Program.

    Mr. Ellison was hired by the United Missile Defense Company in 1997, and was responsible for marketing and the business development for the lead systems integrator of the National Missile Defense System which was a requirement of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

    During the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, in 2001, Ellison founded and developed the business strategy that would later become Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance in conjunction with the United States withdrawal from the anti-ballistic missile treaty and the decision by the President of the United States to deploy missile defense systems.

    Mr. Ellison is a former NFL Football Player and three-time Super Bowl Champion who is a seasoned Public Speaker on the topics of Missile Defense, Defense, Football and Motivation.
    Today's missile, rocket, and mortar threats to our armed forces deployed throughout the middle East are severe and growing.

    Missile Defense defends and protects our nation, our deployed military forces and our allies against current and future proliferating missile threats from hostile countries and entities.

    2/11/2011 · Security
    The number one priority for ballistic missile defense as stated and outlined clearly by President Barack Obama is the defense of the United States homeland.

    The United States Navy is the strongest proponent for the global missile defense mission amongst the branches of the U.S. military. Out of the Navy's core missions only the attack air strike and strategic nuclear capability does not involve missile defense.

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    Patrick Reynolds
    Grandson of RJ Reynolds and anti-smoking advocate
    8117 West Manchester Ave Suite 500
    Playa del Rey CA 90293
    USA
    phone: 800-541-7741 or 310-880-1111 (Cell)
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  • Background and Expertise: A grandson of tobacco company founder R.J. Reynolds, Patrick Reynolds first spoke out publicly at a 1986 Congressional hearing in favor of a ban on all cigarette advertising.

    Since then, his advocacy work and appearances in the national press have made him a well known champion of a smokefree society.

    Mr. Reynolds is a frequent guest speaker at universities and health conferences, and also middle and high schools. His talks are often sponsored by health departments and hospitals, as a bridge builder to local communities. He is frequently invited to debate on Fox News Channel, CNBC, CNN and other networks, and has been profiled by most of the world's major newspapers and US TV networks.