We are a physician-owned and operated company whose best interests are secondary to ensuring the financial wellbeing of physicians.
In addition to common ethical business practices, like you, we too swore an oath to uphold the best interests of our doctors, even if it does not serve the financial best interests of the company.
Our competitive prices are all up-front, meaning you know exactly how much our services cost. There are no hidden fees.
We are completely independent of banks, insurance companies, etc. That means we shop around to find the best deals for you and don’t get paid commissions to sell products that are not in your best interest.
Our goal is to be your financial Family Physician, “a one-stop shop” for all your needs. Our team of lawyers and financial advisors will focus on you so that you can focus on your patients.
With over 36 years’ experience working in international private banking, Emilio brings his rich experience in both operational management and wealth planning to the Saint Joseph Group.
Since starting his career in 1983, Emilio worked with Citibank, Banco Frances e Brasileiro, Credit Lyonnais and Credit Agricole. His career has taken him through Brazil, the United States, and Uruguay where he excelled in providing clients access to cross-border investment management and opportunities. Through his years as a manager, Emilio has honed his former team, many of whom currently are part of the Saint Joseph Group.
Emilio received his degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, a Master of Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, and received his MBA in Marketing from the same university. He was a professor of Financial Mathematics and Marketing and published “Matematica Financera para Executivos,” which is currently in its 6th edition.
Emilio is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French.
With over fifty years of experience, Miguel “Mike” Valdes has an unparalleled career spanning both decades and continents.
His primary focus is in international tax planning and controversy resolution, with a strong specialization in clients coming from or working in Latin America. His distinguished career includes work for United States professional services giants, Coopers & Lybrand, Mayor Brown and Andersen Tax, and Ernst and Young, where he retired as a partner. His international work includes serving as a partner for Machado Associados in São Paulo, as well as working for Koury, Lopes Advogados. Mike is one of the founders of Lataxnet, a tax network spanning Latin America, where he keeps connections with attorneys and accountants.
Mike received his BS from Loyal University Chicago, a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University, and a law degree from DePaul University School of Law. He serves as a professor of International Tax and Transfer Pricing at DePaul University.
Mike is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
João Pedro Volz is a native of Brazil and longtime resident of Miami where he serves as Partner in the firm’s flagship office.
João has spent his career focused on corporate, contract, and tax law, and the practical application of those fields to international cross border transactions. He has had broad experience working in international tax planning and compliance, João worked Andersen Tax before participating in the formation of the Saint Joseph Group.
João is a proud graduate of the University of Miami where he received his BA in History, Economics, and Psychology. He attended the University of Miami School of Law, where he received his JD and an LLM in International Law.
João is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Saint Joseph Physician Group understands the unique needs of physicians. As a physician owned company, our experienced team focuses on the right solutions so that you can focus on treating your patients.