Schiff Hardin attorneys are well versed in creating legal and enforceable asset protection programs for clients. These include domestic entities such as asset protection trusts, as well as off-shore entities. We also routinely advise clients on the use of trusts as part of their regular testamentary estate planning in order to provide enhanced asset protection for their families.
We are familiar with a broad range of asset protection techniques. One size does not fit all. Effective planning always requires consideration of the unique circumstances applicable to the client. For certain clients, simple changes in asset titling achieve the client's goals. In other situations, more complex structures are required.
As part of this process, we can recommend interviews with onshore financial institutions in states which have enacted asset protection trust legislation as well as offshore institutions.