A Lawyer's Guide to Asset Protection Planning in California is the first and only treatise on asset protection planning specific to California. A desktop reference guide that every attorney in California should have. In-depth coverage of the underlying substantive law and legal doctrines, with a review of applicable statutes and cases. Analysis of the most commonly used structures and planning obstacles. The book focuses largely on California law and planning for California clients, but where appropriate, covers the laws of other leading asset protection jurisdictions like Delaware, Nevada, Cook Islands, etc. In addition to the substantive discussion, this book also takes a revealing look at the practical aspects of asset protection.
Is it ever too late to plan? Is it safe to place assets offshore? How to pick the right structure for your client? What really works and what does not. Learn how to protect your clients' assets from plaintiffs and creditors. Coverage includes planning with community property, domestic and foreign business entities, domestic and foreign trusts and retirement plans. Specific emphasis will be placed on protecting assets in a troubled economy, including protection from lenders and landlords holding personal guarantees. You'll learn various ways, from the very simple to the very sophisticated, to protect specific assets common to all clients: houses, bank and brokerage accounts, rental real estate, businesses and professional practices and retirement plans.