Legal Team

China Practices

Practice Areas


2 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 650
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Office: (305) 629-1180
Fax: (305) 629-8099


Giancarlo Messina is Of Counsel in the Coral Gables office of Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC (HTFL), where he practices taxation, estate planning, corporate planning and serves as head of the Tax, Estate Planning and Asset Protection Practice Groups. 

Giancarlo represents high net worth clients, cross-border families, and international and U.S.-based businesses.  He advises clients on international and domestic trust and estate planning, pre-immigration planning, offshore voluntary compliance and the acquisition, maintenance and sale of U.S. real estate by foreigners.  He also advises U.S. companies expanding abroad and foreign businesses investing in the United States.

Prior to joining HTFL, Giancarlo was a Partner at Messina Madrid Law P.A.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.  He also earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law with a specialization in International Taxation.


University of New Mexico, B.A.

University of Miami School of Law, J.D.

University of Miami School of Law, L.L.M., Taxation


ABA Tax Section

Florida Bar Tax Section

Bar Admissions


New Mexico

Court Admissions

U.S. Tax Court




French (Semi-Conversant)