Marjorie Rawls Roberts specializes in the areas of tax, investment, and offshore funds.
Previously, Ms. Roberts was in private practice in London and Washington, DC with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (1981-1985), served as an attorney advisor in the US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy in Washington, DC (1985-1988), was Chief Counsel to the US Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (1988-1995), and was General Counsel, Vice President, and Director for Globalvest Management Company, LP, a St. Thomas-based investment company managing approximately $1 billion in investments in Latin America and Russia through offshore funds (1995-1999). Ms. Roberts attended the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College with High Honors in History (B.A. 1977).
She holds law degrees from Harvard University (J.D. 1980) and Cambridge University (LL.B. 1981). At Harvard University she served as Developments Editor of the Harvard Journal of International Law and as Editor-In- Chief of the Harvard Law Record (newspaper). She was awarded a Frank Knox Memorial Scholarship by Harvard University to study at Cambridge University. Ms. Roberts has written a number of articles on international taxation, investment issues, and offshore and mutual funds and has spoken at conferences on Taxation in Central America and the Caribbean, Virgin Islands Investment Law, Captive Insurance Companies, International Estate Planning, Foreign Sales Corporations, Offshore and Mutual Funds, and Utilization of Offshore Centers.
She is also the US Virgin Islands correspondent for Tax Notes International and on the Board of Advisors for the Council on International Tax Education (CITE) and the International Tax News, Trusts and Trustees, Offshore Investment, and Insurance Tax Review. Ms. Roberts is admitted to practice law in California, Washington, D.C., the US Virgin Islands, and before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Roberts is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell and has been appointed by U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Charles W. Turnbull to serve on the Virgin Islands Tax Study Commission, where she has been elected Co-Chair. Marjorie Rawls Roberts, P.C. Marjorie Rawls Roberts, P.C. was established in 1999 to focus on the tax and business issues facing individuals and entities in the US Virgin Islands. The firm provides an array of services in the area of tax law, including US Virgin Islands, international, US, and Central American tax planning, representation before the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service, estate planning, and establishment and operation of US Virgin Islands exempt international insurers and exempt companies.