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

April 26, 2018
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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Tax Reporting for a Foreign Trust (Video)

March 10, 2018
Tax Reporting for a Foreign Trust (Video)

How does an offshore planning structure affect tax reporting requirements? Attorney Howard Rosen explains the federal reporting requirements for a foreign trust.

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PROTECTING ASSETS FROM VENEZUELAN AND OTHER CONFISCATION: IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED

August 15, 2017
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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Titling Assets: Pitfalls to be Avoided – Part II

Titling Assets: Pitfalls to be Avoided – Part II

Many individuals attempt to implement asset protection on their own. Among the “do-it-yourself” methods commonly utilized is titling and re-titling assets among a spouse, children and others (friends & family members). Instead of accomplishing the desired protection, these “strategies” often expose the transferred asset to additional creditors, cause family conflicts, and raise gift and estate tax issues.

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Estate Freeze Update: New Law – New Opportunity

Estate Freeze Update: New Law – New Opportunity Volume XX, Number 1 - JANUARY 2011 © Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, P.A. INTRODUCTION. More than 10 years ago we wrote an issue of the APN on estate freeze planning (Vol. IX, No. 1). The essence of estate freeze planning is just what it sounds like: the value of an asset (or assets) is “frozen” at [...]

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