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Chantal Decombe-Greaux

Chantal Decombe-Greaux, is an active American Attorney admitted before all Courts of the State of California, the Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Federal District Court. She is a duo-national of both France and the United States. Born in NY of French parents, she has spent her life between metropolitan France, the United States and the French Caribbean. She has resided full time on the island of St Barts for the past 17 years, is the Director of Decombe & Decombe, a Real Estate Counseling firm on the islands of St. Barthélemy and St. Martin, and has been assisting Americans and other English speaking clients in their real estate and business investments in the French islands since her arrival in 1990. She may be contacted:
- at 011-590-590-27-85-79
- or via email: chantal.decombe-greaux@orange.fr

[May 17, 2009] THE CODE OF CLARIFICATION OF THE ISSUE OF RESIDENCY AND THE NEW RULES RELATIVE TO THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF PROPERTY

POLITICAL PULSE- THE CODE OF CLARIFICATION OF THE ISSUE OF RESIDENCY AND THE NEW RULES RELATIVE TO THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF PROPERTY (The author, Chantal Decombe-Greaux is an active American Attorney admitted before all Courts of the State of California, the Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Fed...

[Feb 17, 2008] THE CODE OF CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE COLLECTIVITY OF SAINT BARTHELEMY

Notice: The following is in no manner intended to provide a legal opinion nor shall it be construed in any manner to constitute legal advice. The following is solely intended to provide English-speaking persons with information relating to the Political, Social and Economic development of the Colle...

[Jul 17, 2007] SAINT BARTHELEMY - THE NEW COLLECTIVITY, TAXES RESIDENCY AND GENERAL FRAMEWORK

POLITICAL PULSE XI: SAINT BARTHELEMY - THE NEW COLLECTIVITY, TAXES RESIDENCY AND GENERAL FRAMEWORK On July 1, 2007, the local elections for the President of the Collectivity of Saint Barthelemy (together with his list) took place and the then-presiding Mayor, Bruno Magras was elected with what ...

[Mar 17, 2007] EMANCIPATION- THE NEW OVERSEAS COLLECTIVITY- WHAT IS IT?

POLITICAL PULSE X:  EMANCIPATION- THE NEW OVERSEAS COLLECTIVITY- WHAT IS IT? On February 7, 2007, all the necessary administrative approvals necessary were finally obtained and the island of Saint Barthelemy, to date a Commune of the island of Guadeloupe, which in turn is a Departm...

[Jan 17, 2007] THE PLACE OF NON-FRENCH RESIDENT IN THE NEW OVERSEAS COLLECTIVITY STATUTE OF SAINT BARTHELEMY

POLITICAL PULSE VII PART I.   THE PLACE OF NON-FRENCH RESIDENT IN THE NEW OVERSEAS COLLECTIVITY STATUTE OF SAINT BARTHELEMY   A. THE TREATY PROTOCOL AND HOW IT IMPACTS AMERICANS As we all know, the relationship between the United States and France (includes here and hereinafter Metropol...

[May 17, 2006] THE SOCIETE CIVILE IMMOBILIERE ( The Real Estate Holding Corporation)

THE SOCIETE CIVILE IMMOBILIERE ( The Real Estate Holding Corporation) The use of a French Civil corporation called a Sociètè Civile Immobiliere (hereinafter referred to as "SCI") has largely been used by American citizens as a vehicle for the purchase of real estate in an effort to retain a...

[Jul 17, 2005] Real Estate Investments in St. Barthelemy and the Future

Real Estate Investments in St. Barthelemy and the Future Real Estate on the Island of St. Barthelemy has been a strong magnet for those persons wishing to find a peaceful, unhurried and safe place to retreat over the years. There has been a sharp rise in demand for properties by potential b...

[Jan 17, 2005] The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy - PART V

The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy - PART V I. THE CHANGE IN THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX RATE: Pursuant to the new French Finance Law voted by the legislative branch, as of January 1, 2005, the capital gains tax has in fact been increased to its pre-2004 level of 33.33% for non-Eur...

[Aug 17, 2004] The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy - PART IV

The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy - PART IV INTRODUCTION: Although in the second portion of this article, I have preserved the information contained in my prior article relating to the island of St. Barthelemy becoming an Overseas Collectivity of France, I thought it importa...

[Dec 17, 2003] The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy - PART III

The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy - PART III INTRODUCTION: Yes, Yes Yes!…they bellowed in unison by over 95% of the vote. On December 7, 2003, a historical popular consultation occurred in which the population of St. Barthelemy was asked whether they would like to evolve s...

[Sep 17, 2003] The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy - Progress - PART II

The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy - Progress Background: In its on-going struggle towards legislative recognition of the social, economic and geo-political realities of the island of Saint Barthelemy, a proposed special statute has received the unanimous approval of the isla...

[Jun 17, 2003] The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy - PART I

The Overseas Collectivity of St. Barthélemy Background: Ever since the Franco-Swedish Treaty of August 10, 1877 whereby St. Barthélemy was ceded to the French, the unique nature of the historical treatment of the island of Saint Barthélemy as a result of its specific social, geogra...


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