Our firm is dedicated to providing practical pragmatic solutions to business problems, asset protection and estate planning issues. Whether it is a renegotiation of a contract, forming a new business, planning for prospective creditor suits, or just updating your will, we can help.
Within the realm of legally prudent yet creative and practical solutions, we strive to provide options for our clients. Our attorneys are comfortable irrespective of whether the problem is a complex Asset Protection Structure, an Offshore Business Formation, or a common Commercial Transaction. The firm also has a core competency in integrating the various components of the estate planning process (business ownership/operation, personal wills, family trusts, and respective tax implications) into an integrated estate plan with sensible asset protection components. Our tax counsel, with a focus on estate planning and asset protection, provides a valuable adjunct to the core business and personal planning competencies of the firm.
Our philosophy is a well-defined and executed strategy in the formative stages of any business transaction, or personal asset protection plan is essential to long-term success. With this objective in mind, we help each client clarify its business, legal, and personal objectives. This includes a complete review of practical alternatives and the respective implications (both in the US and Offshore) while designing a particular plan or proposing a transaction. Many times, there are tax or annual maintenance implications to a particular course of action. We then identify those implications for the client, so they may be considered as part of the overall solution. With the client's assistance we then provide a written plan as a blueprint for the steps necessary to protect the client's assets. With the client's approval we then implement the plan.
Drafted in the days following the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the Patriot Act swept through Congress and into legislation with almost no dissenting voices. Now, years removed from its passage, some people have actually gotten around to reading the Act. While numerous state and local governments, along with several civil liberties groups, are actively fighting to limit the breadth of the Act in many areas pertaining to civil liberties, the Patriot Act .....Read more...