Domestic Plans and More
Many asset protection plans can be comprised solely of
domestic strategies and structures. However, if your asset protection objectives
are best supported by alternatives to domestic planning, we can assist you with
an international strategy as well.
Not long ago, “going offshore” was considered the exclusive
asset protection province of individuals of enormous wealth, dubious motives or
But as concerns over litigation and regulation have grown, and as
Washington inevitably seeks more revenue sources to address the nation's growing
debt, wealthy people are increasingly finding legal
security and peace of mind through well-conceived international asset
An international or foreign
trust can be a supplement to, or a total substitute for, a traditional domestic
estate plan. It can legally insulate your assets from lawsuits, discourage
creditors, preserve your privacy, and expand
your investment opportunities.
Why Go Offshore? An international financial plan accomplishes all of the
goals of a traditional domestic estate plan ... and often does so more
'Offshore'? The term "offshore" connotes many things — some unfavorable,
Are You a Candidate?
It's not for just the very wealthy. With litigation and regulation continuing
their steadfast march, individuals who pursue an offshore strategy are becoming
Offshore Planning Options
International financial planning offers a wide variety of options that are not
If you, your company or your professional practice is a litigation target,
Phil Rupprecht can help you create a domestic or
offshore asset protection and wealth preservation structure to help you keep
what you have worked so hard to achieve.
In our litigious society and business climate, entrepreneurs,
corporate officers and directors, general partners, physicians, attorneys and
other high net worth individuals are at continuous risk as potential defendants
in a devastating lawsuit.
Even if you did nothing wrong, the risk of attorney fees and emotional
wear and tear can be enormous. The threat to your estate from creditors' claims
can take many forms: litigation, divorce, catastrophic medical costs, and a money
judgment that exceeds your insurance limits and leaves you on the hook for a
ruinous financial obligation.
If your assets are at risk, you should take
decisive, preventive action to protect yourself and your family from lawsuits
and future creditors. Once a lawsuit has been filed it is too late for most
lawyer-assisted planning. It is essential to act ahead of time to protect your estate
before it comes under attack.
Phil Rupprecht can help
you create domestic and offshore (also known as "foreign" or "international")
trusts, legal entities and structures and provide other planning to shield
accumulated wealth from unforeseen claims and risks, including unnecessary