Asset Protection Attorney Ike Devji Featured In Wall St. Journal

Asset Protection Attorney Ike Devji

Phoenix, Arizona. Asset Protection attorney Ike Devji was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal story about Offshore Asset Protection Trusts by Norb Vonnegut. “It was pleasure to be part of Norb’s story, especially since he took the time to ask the right questions and do his homework, most reporters focus only on the sensational […]

Is Using Offshore Trusts for Asset Protection Still a Good Idea?

OFFSHORE ASSET PROTECTION TRUSTS

There are many specific methods for implementing Asset Protection planning, some work some don’t. We’ve always had a bias towards the use of offshore trust structures set up at the right time, in the right place with the right language. Why? Because they take the discretion away from plaintiffs and their attorneys and create a […]

Attorney Ike Devji Joins Davis Miles Mcguire Gardner to Create Asset Protection & Wealth Preservation Law Group

Press Release  Asset Protection Attorney Ike Devji joins multi-state law firm of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC – expanding needed legal services to high net worth clients and their advisors. Phoenix, February 10, 2014:   Noted Asset Protection Attorney Ike Devji has joined the law firm of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC (DMMG) and its […]

Asset Protection with Offshore Trusts – The Cook Islands

This article is somewhat sensational (like most lay-articles on the subject of Asset Protection)  in that it focuses on the “bad users” but the science is still sound. There are likely more people abusing tax deductions and self-directed IRAs than the kind of well timed and tax neutral offshore trust planning which we’ve helped 1000′s […]

Asset Protection Lawyer in Phoenix – What to Ask

ARIZONA ASSET PROTECTION LAWYERS

Arizona lawyers are piling into the Asset Protection planning field due to both the large number of people who have finally realized that their wealth is more finite and fragile than they ever imagined and the litigation boom that inevitably follows tough times. Unfortunately, this new found interest in Asset Protection and the large number of […]

Asset Protection Trusts For Doctors – An Introduction

Asset-protection strategies for physicians take many forms and range from sound policies and procedures that seek to minimize risk and liability to crisis-management plans, the right kinds insurance, and, finally, specific legal tools. All of these strategies can be valid and effective parts of a true asset protection and risk management system and the key […]

Asset Protection Trust Jurisdictions For Doctors Part 2: Going Offshore

Last week marked the second chapter of our discussion of asset protection trusts for doctors, with a look some basic issues of jurisdiction, that is, what geographic location’s set of laws control the trust. For those who want a potentially higher degree of security with a longer track record, offshore tools like international asset protection […]

Asset Protection Trust Jurisdictions for Physicians – Part 1, Domestic

In our discussion two weeks ago we introduced the Asset Protection Trust (or APT) as a tool and answered some of the most frequently asked questions regarding what it is and how it differs from the estate-planning trust many doctors already have in place. We continue our discussion of the APT this week and examine […]

U.S. Citizen Thinking Of Expatriating? Important Articles on What it Means

Island

Due to the nature of our practice with thousands of Americans we have safely helped use a variety of tools including offshore trusts in a safe and legal way, we get lots of questions about expatriation. Our position remains the same;  the best of usage of these tools is tax neutral and provides surety while allowing […]

VIDEO – How Asset Protection Works

A great simple explantion in this video by my friend and associate Douglass Lodmell:

Deeding Your Home To An Asset Protection Trust: Due-On-Sale Clause Lies

Great simple article on protection of your home using an Asset Protection Trust by my associate Douglass Lodmell. Many of our clients have six and seven figures in home equity. We are routinely shocked at how many successful eductaed people who have detailed and expensive estate plans in place were simply told to put it […]

Why The Sky is NOT Falling on Offshore Asset Protection Trusts

ASSET PROTECTION

There’s always a new “landmark” case that’s blown out of proportion, the Alaska case Battley v. Mortensen merely supports existing U.S. law on the 10 year look-back in bankruptcy, if it surprised your Asset Protection planner you need better help, it’s been on the books for years. As for Banruptcy protection in general I tell my […]

Asset Protection for Your Home – Bad Legal Advice is the Norm

HOME EQUITY LOSS

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home. John Howard Payne (1791 – 1852) A good part of the American dream and the largest single asset many people own is their home. Whether shelter or showpiece, the sanctuary it provides and the investment we make […]

A Doctor’s Guide to Navigating Offshore Waters Safely – Asset Protection

A Doctor’s Guide to Navigating Offshore Waters Safely By Ike Devji, J.D. | April 19, 2011 In the world of physicians’ legal and financial planning there is no term as simultaneously oversold, feared, and misunderstood as “offshore.” This is especially true at tax time, as all doctors and their practice managers have been bombarded by […]

The Role of Trust Protectors in American Trust Law

This Article discusses some of the powers that settlors can give to trust protectors as well as some of the duties and potential liabilities that may come with this position. This Article also suggests what role a trust protector might play in connection with various types of trusts. Part II of this Article examines the […]

Common Fatal Flaws of Asset Protection Planning

© 2003-2013  Ike Devji, J.D. For the last ten years the sole focus of my legal practice has been Asset Protection and Estate Preservation planning that has touched literally thousands of clients representing billions of dollars in personal assets. During that time I have seen the best and the worst of the planning available to the […]

Managing Investments held in an offshore Asset Protection Trust

OFFSHORE TRUSTS

Using the massive deterrence and proven level of protection available in offshore Asset Protection systems requires a team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals working to make sure that you are doing things safely, legally and effectively. That team typically includes an Asset Protection attorney, a trustee, an offshore bank, a great CPA, and an investment advisor. […]

Tougher Tax Law For Overseas Assets

Tougher Tax Law For Overseas Assets (Dow Jones) A new U.S. law that is part of a crackdown on tax havens means that wealthy clients will be hit with stricter filing requirements next tax season. New rules will result in duplicate reporting for some taxpayers and steep penalties for those who fail to comply. The […]

ASSET PROTECTION F.A.Q.s – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

What is Asset Protection? Assert Protection is a proactive, holistic system of legal and financial tools and strategies that preserve wealth and assets in all forms from loss, waste or spoilage. It also accurately analogized as NET WORTH INSURANCE. Is it Legal? Absolutely, if done at the right time by a professional and in a […]

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 (Rangel-Baucus Bill)

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 (Rangel-Baucus Bill) Recent Offshore Tax Haven Legislation Since 2007, numerous attempts have been made at passing targeted tax haven legislation. Although none of these initiatives has progressed in any meaningful way thus far, under the Obama Administration there is a much higher likelihood that this type of […]