Founding Members

SEAT was founded by:

Laura Snyder (President)

Laura Snyder is a Paris based lawyer. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO). She is a former international member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee to the IRS.

Keith Redmond (Treasurer)

Keith Redmond is an advocate for Americans overseas, Accidental Americans, and others who are adversely affected by the United States imposing its tax code on tax residents of other countries. He is the founder of the 7000+ member social media group American Expatriates.

Karen Alpert (Secretary)

Karen Alpert is the founder of Fix the Australia/US Tax Treaty, a group advocating for Australia to stand up to extraterritorial US taxation. She is a finance lecturer at the University of Queensland with experience in the US tax compliance industry.

Suzanne Herman

Suzanne is both a Canadian and United States citizen at birth. She has lived in Canada since the age of 12 and is a tireless advocate against the unfairness of taxation based solely on citizenship

David Johnstone

David Johnstone is a United States citizen who has lived in France since 2002. He formerly worked in investment banking in Paris and is now disabled.

John Richardson

John Richardson is a Toronto, Canada based lawyer who assists US citizens and green card holders living outside the United States. He works with individuals around the world with respect to problems linked to FATCA and US citizenship, including renunciation and green card abandonment. His website is: