Javier Chipi is an associate attorney at Barbosa Legal. Javier counsels clients in a wide range of tax issues to represent individuals, businesses, trusts and estates in both inbound and outbound matters. Javier has extensive experience in international restructuring, federal and multi-state taxes, and resolving disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

Javier regularly advises in matters of foreign trusts with U.S. beneficiaries, pre-immigration tax and estate planning, planning for large gifts and inheritances being received by U.S. persons from foreign persons or foreign estates, foreign investment in U.S. real estate and business interests, asset protection, and tax compliance and reporting. Additionally, Javier has experience in the design, formation, planning, and operation of domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships, and trusts.

 Javier is a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Barbosa Legal, Javier worked with a large international public accounting firm advising multi-national businesses and high net worth individuals on domestic and international tax considerations and in local law firms within the South Florida area.


University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (Masters of Accounting, 2014)
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (LL.M. in Taxation, 2012)
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL (J.D., 2012)
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (B.S. in Finance, 2008)


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Florida, USA

Practice Areas

Domestic & International Tax Planning
International Business Transactions
Estate planning
Asset Protection
Tax Compliance and Controversies




Florida Bar
Member of Tax Law Section of the Florida Bar
Multifamily Real Estate Investing Club
Greater Miami Estate Planning Council

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