Asset Protection. Legal news and articles for May 17 - 23, 2017

Shawn Weera Discusses Impact of New Medicaid Estate Recovery LawsEstate Planning: Looking To The FutureCopyright Protection in China – It's Real, and It's SpectacularTuesday Law Log, 5-23-17Editorial: Civil forfeiture reform should become lawCreating a Retirement Plan: Ideas to Help Get You StartedNot Johnny Depp? You Still May Need Asset ProtectionStrategic focus on high-quality regulation continues to yield dividendsSingapore - The Switzerland of AsiaFaculty Books in Brief—Spring 2017Not Johnny Depp? You Still May Need Asset Protection - KiplingerEl Paso County commissioners considering letting fire protection districts charge developersCulinary Tours Put the Focus on FoodBroad and Cassel Opens Office in Palm Beach with Former Akerman PartnerPuerto Rico Embarks On Historically Huge Debt Protection Hearings

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Newsmakers: People in Palm Beach business, non-profits
MyPalmBeachPostApril 23, 2017

With more than 20 years of experience in development and the nonprofit sector, Jill Bowen has been named the new vice president of women's philanthropy at Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Bowen relocated from ... She received her Juris Doctor ...more »

Latin America focus: litigating trusts disputes in the British Virgin Islands
International Law Office (registration)May 8, 2017

Much of the jurisdiction's appeal to Latin American end-user clients derives from its economic and political stability, its commitment to business and the financial services industry and its independent legal system based primarily on English common ...more »

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Shawn Weera Discusses Impact of New Medicaid Estate Recovery Laws
MilTechMay 23, 2017

Shawn Weera, JD, MFP is a nationally recognized asset protection expert and the President of the Law Offices of Shawn Weera. As a licensed elder law attorney in private practice for over a decade, he has been helping retirees preserve their estates ...more »

Estate Planning: Looking To The Future
KSMU RadioMay 22, 2017

Kincaid is an attorney with Ozarks Elder Law who assists clients in planning for the possibility of disability, incapacity, home health care, assisted living and/or nursing home placement. Through estate planning and asset protection planning, the firm ...more »

Copyright Protection in China – It's Real, and It's Spectacular
China Law Blog (blog)May 22, 2017

For Hollywood studios, striking deals with Chinese partners is much easier than trying to defend their copyrighted content on their own, said Eric Priest, a University of Oregon School of Law professor who researches copyrights and the Chinese ...more »

Tuesday Law Log, 5-23-17
Asheboro Courier TribuneMay 22, 2017

On May 17, Asset Protection at Lowes Foods, West Dixie Drive, Asheboro, responded to a customer complaining of a male suspect in the wine aisle placing packages of steaks down the front of his pants. When the suspect became aware he was being ...more »

Editorial: Civil forfeiture reform should become law
Loveland Reporter-HeraldMay 21, 2017

The side benefit: the seized assets also allowed law enforcement agencies to stretch their budgets further and provide better protection for the communities they serve. Somewhere along the way, though, the pendulum swung too far. A well-intentioned use ...more »

Creating a Retirement Plan: Ideas to Help Get You Started
Kiplinger Personal FinanceMay 19, 2017

By law, a fiduciary must have your best interests in mind when making recommendations. Make sure your ... This person will be responsible for creating a strategy to help protect and grow your assets, so you don't want to dread your interactions. Even ...more »

Not Johnny Depp? You Still May Need Asset Protection
NasdaqMay 19, 2017

A pair of multimillion-dollar lawsuits involving Johnny Depp's assets and their protection, or lack thereof, has brought to light the importance of having a strong estate plan with asset protection built in. With 15 million lawsuits filed annually in ...more »

Strategic focus on high-quality regulation continues to yield dividends
Lexology (registration)May 19, 2017

On that final point, amendments to the trusts law are expected soon. Further, it is hoped that the remaining elements of the new charities law will be introduced in due course. While it can be discouraging to see bad reports of the offshore world in ...more »

Singapore - The Switzerland of Asia
ValueWalkMay 18, 2017

Its British-based modern laws also offer asset protection trusts, international corporations and limited liability companies. Singapore has an open economy based on strong service and manufacturing sectors with excellent international trading links.more »

Faculty Books in Brief—Spring 2017
Harvard Law School NewsMay 18, 2017

The premises behind this protection, they write, “raise difficult questions about the possibilities and limitations of law and expression.” The authors examine how a Pollock painting, a Schoenberg composition, a Carroll poem, and other forms of ...more »

Not Johnny Depp? You Still May Need Asset Protection - Kiplinger
Kiplinger Personal FinanceMay 18, 2017

The actor was living a $2 million-a-month life of luxury, but then a fallout with his manager led to an eye-popping lawsuit and countersuit. AddThis Sharing ...more »

El Paso County commissioners considering letting fire protection districts charge developers
Colorado Springs GazetteMay 18, 2017

Last year, the Colorado Legislature passed a law allowing fire protection districts, with the consent of the city or county governments they serve, to charge impact fees similar to those builders pay to water or school districts to offset the effects ...more »

Culinary Tours Put the Focus on Food
Kiplinger Personal FinanceMay 17, 2017

A Directed Trust: a trust where the trustee may delegate the investment activities to investment professionals. A Foreign Asset Protection Trust: a self-settled trust established in a non-U.S. jurisdiction under laws that are more protective than ...more »

Broad and Cassel Opens Office in Palm Beach with Former Akerman Partner
Daily Business Review (registration)May 17, 2017

He also has a special focus on counseling owners and management of closely-held business-on-business valuation, income tax, reorganization, investment, asset protection, and estate tax planning for business owners and their families. He will work with ...more »

Puerto Rico Embarks On Historically Huge Debt Protection Hearings
NPRMay 17, 2017

That kicked off the first-ever use of a federal law tailored specifically for the recession-plagued island — which, because it is a territory, is not eligible for the Chapter 9 bankruptcy protections that cities such as Detroit have filed for in the ...more »

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