Publications

The Emotional Consequences of Asset Protection

The Emotional Consequences of Asset Protection

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

This year has been an emotional rollercoaster for our clients. As asset protection attorneys, we represent a great many people facing financial adversity. Our clients often come to us in a very depressed and disturbed state of mind. It is hard not to get emotionally involved in their...

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Robb Report - Asset Protection

Robb Report - Asset Protection

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

RobbReport.com speaks with asset protection specialist Jacob Stein, Esq. of Klueger & Stein, LLP in Los Angeles about the importance of protecting valuable assets, such as your private residence, rental real estate, investments and retirement plans.

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McCourt Divorce Shines A Light on Asset Protection

McCourt Divorce Shines A Light on Asset Protection

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Asset protection has significantly gained in prominence over the past few years. The declining fortunes of real estate developers and investors facing personal guarantee calls, coupled with business owners teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, resulted in a boom for this industry.

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Asset Protection May Risk Fraudulent Transfer Violations

Asset Protection May Risk Fraudulent Transfer Violations

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Last-minute asset protection planning can frequently run afoul of the fraudulent transfer laws. This article will help advisors determine when a transfer may be “fraudulent” and what would be the likely consequences of such a transfer to the client and to the attorney.

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Tilting at Windmills: California’s Treatment of a Foreign Jurisdiction’s Series LLCs

Tilting at Windmills: California’s Treatment of a Foreign Jurisdiction’s Series LLCs

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

The concept of a series LLC ("Series LLC") has been adopted from the offshore mutual fund industry, where segregated portfolio companies and protected cell companies have been in existence for quite some time. 

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Legal Strategies to Protect Your Properties

Legal Strategies to Protect Your Properties

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Most plaintiffs and creditors simply give up the chase when confronted with an asset protection structure. 

Commercial real estate owners are frequent targets of lawsuits. Typically, these are lawsuits arising from their real estate operations, such as lender actions for default....

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Asset Protection as a Line of Defense

Asset Protection as a Line of Defense

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Real estate developers, builders and investors are frequent targets of lawsuits, particularly suits by lenders for defaults and suits by homeowners for construction defects. Most developers spend fortunes litigating these cases, file for bankruptcy or simply throw up their hands in a...

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Asset Protection for Orthodontists

Asset Protection for Orthodontists

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Although orthodontists represent only 7% of all dentists in the United States,' they face a disproportion ately large number of malpractice lawsuits. 

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Asset Protection for Doctors

Asset Protection for Doctors

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

This article provides a comprehensive overview of asset protection for doctors. It focuses on the most practical asset protection strategies and examines the most commonly used structures. For each asset type, different alternatives are discussed and compared.

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Importance of Trusts in Asset Protection

Importance of Trusts in Asset Protection

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

The goal of all asset protection planning is to insulate assets from claims of creditors without concealment or tax evasion. It is usually impossible to completely and absolutely protect assets, thus the focus of asset protection planning is on making assets more difficult and more...

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