The Power of International Asset Protection Trusts

By Stephen Speiser, Esq. June 2024 The vehicle of choice for many high-net-worth families engaged in offshore asset protection planning is the international asset protection trust (“IAPT”). The principal reason IAPTs are popular is because the trust can lawfully hold assets outside the jurisdiction of the United States where they are beyond the reach of U.S. creditors. In addition, IAPTs …

Is All Asset Protection Planning Bad Under the UVTA?

A state’s enactment of a DAPT law should be regarded as the state legislature’s expression per se “actual intent” under the UVTA not be imputed in any form of asset protection planning.  While this is an incredibly broad inference, it reflects the reality that DAPTs do not exist in a vacuum.