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ASSETS AND PRIVATE RETIREMENT PLANS

In the highly litigious society we live in, the chances of getting sued are quite high. Reasons for lawsuits could range from unpaid debt and automobile accidents to business malpractice. We encourage proactive asset protection planning to keep assets safe. A creditor could go after business assets...read more

Asset Protection, Is It Too Late?

Is it ever too late to protect assets? Sometimes, but after 3000 asset protection transactions, we can tell you that it is always impossible to protect assets if you do nothing. Timing is usually a question of effectiveness. Planning early is always a lot more effective than planning late, but it...read more

Anti-Dumping: Surviving Government Pursuit

Our client was in the business of importing and distributing building materials. He came to us after realizing that he may have been violating anti-dumping laws over the course of several years. The potential anti-dumping penalties were estimated to be in the millions.

Our client may have been...read more

Client Story: Risk & Protection from Consequences

We recently had a client who had a situation many parents are susceptible to.

Dr. Ashtan had a successful surgical practice. He worked hard and built a comfortable life for himself and his family. He took calculated risks and encouraged his children to be entrepreneurial.

When his son, Peter,...read more

Client Story: Create Obstacles for Creditors

One of our clients, a very wealthy individual from the Middle East with diplomatic immunity was, to put it mildly, a delinquent. While diplomatic immunity protected him from criminal charges, he discovered, to his chagrin, that the protection did not extend to civil charges.  Following a weekend of...read more

Client Story: Protection from Lawsuits

Wes Gate is a California real estate attorney in his early 60’s and was about two years away from retirement.  He mishandled a client’s case (on a large deal) and was sued by the client for malpractice. Further review showed that he had made the same irreparable mistake with about 30 client cases...read more

Client Story: Auto Accident Leaves Home at Risk

A few years ago a client of ours, Simon Thorn, got into an auto accident. Mr. Thorn, who was 75 years old at the time, was making a legal left turn at a light. He did not notice a motorcyclist in an oncoming lane, who skirted traffic on the far-right side to beat the red light.

The motorcyclist...read more

Client Story: Protecting the Family Business

Costas Anastas owned a successful family restaurant for 22 years. Most of his staff had been with him almost as long. Costas needed more help so he hired a new employee. After a year, the new employee filed a lawsuit against Costas and the restaurant for not properly documenting and paying out meal...read more

How to Plan for the Possible Repeal of the Estate Tax

The White House appears committed to tax reform, but currently, the details of the reform are being negotiated and are subject to potentially dramatic changes. With the estate tax slated for the chopping block, owners of large estates are left with uncertainty about what the estate tax might look...read more

Client Story: Creative Restructuring Saves Business

Our client, Mr. Thomas Stone, imported and distributed auto parts in the US. He owned and operated this businesse for over 15 years and was ready to expand. Mr. Stone entered into partnership with a Chinese supplier, took out a business loan and expanded operations.

Unfortunately, Stone’s...read more

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