Asset Protection Planning

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In today’s litigious society, business owners face lawsuits from many sources, including product liability matters, employment disputes, environmental issues, and intellectual property infringement. Medical professionals constantly practice with the threat of malpractice suits. Corporate executives face the risk of shareholder suits and claims of breach of fiduciary duties. Finally, each family must consider the potential ramifications of a property settlement pursuant to a contentious law suit.

To protect your assets, you need legal advisors who have a thorough understanding of business law, property law, tax law, and debtor-creditor law, as well as estate and trust law. The ownership of assets, the structure of business entities, the availability of insurance, and the reach of contractual obligations all affect your ability to shield assets from claims.

Cavitch lawyers work as a team to structure an estate plan that suits the particular situation of each client to protect his or her assets from claims of future creditors. We apply a series of techniques that are designed to make it difficult or impossible for future creditors to attain your assets or collect judgments against you.

Wills and Trusts
For more than half a century, our firm’s estate planning lawyers have developed a special talent for sophisticated estate tax planning and designing highly customized and complex will and trust arrangements. Read more about wills and trusts.
Business Succession Planning
Cavitch’s lawyers often represent individuals and families engaged in the ownership and operation of a wide variety of businesses. Read more about business succession planning.
Probate and Trust Administration
Our estate and trust lawyers can also provide planning advice on gifting issues, the preparation of federal gift tax returns and the audit of gift tax returns. Read more about probate and trust administration.