Asset Protection Planning
Properly executed asset protection strategies aim to safeguard assets and wealth from claims by future unsecured creditors. Real estate, tangible assets (such as works of art, aircraft, exotic cars, boats and jewelry) as well as intangible assets, such as securities and business interests can be protected for the benefit of clients rather than aggressive litigants and predatory creditors.
By employing domestic laws and utilizing the various forms of legal entities, and sometimes the laws of foreign countries, clients can implement domestic and international asset protection strategies that historically have proved successful, while maintaining a level of confidentiality and privacy that clients require.
We have experience and a reputation for handling credit facilities of every kind, ranging from unsecured loans to complex secured transactions involving multiple credit facilities and various forms of collateral, including pledging foreign stock. Representing creditors and debtors affords us a broad perspective that can benefit the transaction, which can make thing smoother for both parties.
We work collaboratively with professionals to leverage our depth of experience and to deliver the right answer at the right time so you can make the best decisions. Always providing focused legal advice with business realities in mind to address the most complex issues arising from you unique circumstances. Addressing our client’s corporate needs requires attention to tax issues, regulatory concerns and intellectual property to deliver the best options available.
We represent clients buying, selling or entering into franchising, licensing or distribution agreements. Whether the underlying industry involves specialty retailing, automotive services, fast food restaurants, or other specialty, we can explain the nuances and risks involved.
Taxes are an important consideration in any business endeavor. They should be an instrumental element of every transaction and business plan. We are well equipped to address domestic and international tax matters that our clients encounter in transactions and operations.
Real Estate Transactions
We provide assistance to clients in all aspects of real estate, land use, and tax certiorari (property tax appeals). Developers and non-profit housing corporations have relied on our lawyers for all types of assistance with projects ranging from high rise condominium complexes to major shopping centers.