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SIGNIFICANT TAX PLANNING OPPORTUNITY MAY SOON DISAPPEAR

SIGNIFICANT TAX PLANNING OPPORTUNITY MAY SOON DISAPPEAR

2020 – OUR 28th YEAR OF PUBLICATION! Volume XXVII • Number 3 • September 2020 TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE – TAKE ADVANTAGE NOW INTRODUCTION As you know, the Trump tax cuts (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) created unprecedented opportunities for individuals and families to transfer their legacies in a tax-efficient manner. These cuts […]

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LAWSUITS IN THE COOK ISLANDS: PROPER TRUST STRUCTURING SAVES THE DAY (and the trust)!

LAWSUITS IN THE COOK ISLANDS: PROPER TRUST STRUCTURING SAVES THE DAY (and the trust)!

We have often stated that the only way for a creditor to “get at” the assets held in a properly structured Cook Islands asset protection trust is for the creditor to bring a case in the Cook Islands. Why? The Cook Islands court is the only court which has jurisdiction (power) over the trustee, which, under trust law, is the holder of legal title to trust assets.

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PROTECTING ASSETS FROM VENEZUELAN AND OTHER CONFISCATION: IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED

PROTECTING ASSETS FROM VENEZUELAN AND OTHER CONFISCATION: IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED

Today, with the ongoing turmoil in Venezuela, asset protection planning has taken on a more important aspect: protecting assets from confiscation by Venezuela (and other governments of that type), regardless of whether one desires to immigrate to the US.

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PROTECTING REAL ESTATE WITHOUT AN OFFSHORE TRUST: Now It Can Be Done!

PROTECTING REAL ESTATE WITHOUT AN OFFSHORE TRUST: Now It Can Be Done!

This newsletter discusses a new strategy to protect real estate when one does not have an offshore trust.

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