Nagel & Associates, LLC
Nagel & Associates, LLC is run by attorney Joel M. Nagel, its founder and managing partner. Though based in Pittsburgh, the firm is very active in the Belizean economy, helping bring business and clients to the country's shores. The nature of the experience possessed by Joel Nagel's law firm helps clients' overseas operations fit into the broader context of a country's culture, language, and style of "doing business," which is important when working in Belize.
Belize for Business
Much of Joel Nagel's focus is on helping clients to select the right jurisdiction for business and financial transactions as well as to choose the best vehicle for reducing taxation and protecting their assets. Such approaches can include joint ventures, trusts, corporations, partnerships, and insurance products. Nagel's firm accomplishes much of this in Belize.
In Belize specifically, attorney Nagel has structured a three-acre boutique resort in Ambergris Caye and pioneered the licensing of international structures for foreign banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, and insurance companies. Elsewhere, he has structured a 2,500-acre hotel resort complex for an investor group in Nicaragua and helped create the first African and Central American distribution facility for a major American bus company.
Attorney Nagel helps high-net-worth individuals choose strategies for protecting their wealth with his custom-designed Personal Asset Protection Program. He also serves on the boards of more than 15 companies and ensures that strategic planning initiatives are on a path of growth and keep to best practices.
Philanthropy in Belize
With a deep commitment to community service, Joel Nagel has done much to help the people of Belize, particularly children in need. He helps raise funds for Living Word Church in San Pedro both around Christmas and throughout the year. He has also played a major role in the establishment of the Belize Academy for the Performing Arts (BAPA).