Firm Background

Engel Law pc is a Colorado professional corporation. The firm was founded in 1984, and its practice of law is limited to estate planning with a view to the lifetime protection of the estate (“integrated estate planning”), offshore planning, conventional domestic and international estate planning, transactional matters, business and tax planning.

The firm is known worldwide for its efforts concerning the asset protection component of integrated estate planning. The firm has influenced trust legislation in a number of countries around the world, and the firm's professional endeavors have revolutionized the thinking of lawyers and other wealth planners globally. This includes the adoption by various jurisdictions of statutory law designed to lend certainty to the planning concepts involved in integrated estate planning.

The firm's founding principal, Barry Engel, was one of three co-authors of trust legislation as enacted in 1989 by the Parliament of the Cook Islands.  This legislation has served as a model for many other jurisdictions, both offshore and onshore. Mr. Engel has also consulted with a number of other foreign jurisdictions regarding similar legislation.

Engel Law pc has four distinct departments: (1) Integrated Estate Planning; (2) Trust Funding and Administration; (3) Tax and Business Planning; and (4) Tax and Compliance.

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We welcome you to Engel Law pc and to our website. Our website has been designed with a number of goals in mind, including providing current and accurate information for those interested in integrated estate planning and its asset protection component. Providing information on our firm generally is another primary goal.

People come to our website for reasons that include learning more about the qualifications of our firm generally, and about asset protection as a component part of integrated estate planning.  Here are some of the various reasons why our Integrated Estate Planning Department is uniquely qualified to be of service to you: 

  • We have been working in the field of asset protection through foreign trusts longer than any other firm.

  • We have prepared more plans involving foreign trusts for asset protection than any other firm.

  • We have participated in more successful defenses of foreign trusts for asset protection than any other firm.

  • We co-authored offshore protective trust legislation that was the first-of-its-kind legislation for asset protection trusts, which was  enacted by the Parliament of the Cook Islands in 1989.  This legislation has served as a model for more than 20 other offshore jurisdictions and over ten states that have enacted asset protection trust legislation.

Our Areas of Focus:

Asset Protection Planning; Estate Planning (Contact Us if you are a lawyer and have a case to co-counsel with us.)

International Trusts and Estates

Business Transactions; Business Planning

Real Estate Acquisition and Syndication

Expert Witness Services - Asset Transfers; Trust Matters

Trust Administration; Trust Services

Fiduciary Compliance

Income, Gift and Estate Tax Matters

U.S. Taxation of Foreign Entities

Tax Filings and Tax Compliance

Special Needs Planning; Planning for Persons with Disabilities


Analyze the Potential and Options for Asset Recovery Actions

Moving Abroad; Moving Assets Abroad

Expatriation and Exit Tax Planning

Seminars & Events:

April 2016

CELESQ - "Select Federal and State Income, Gift and Estate Tax Issues and Filing Requirements for Domestic and Foreign Trusts for Estate Planning and Asset Protection Attorneys"
Live Web Cast

FLORIDA BAR ANNUAL WEALTH CONFERENCE - "Engel's Angle: Important Asset Protection Planning Developments, 2014 to Present"
Miami, Florida

SOCIETY OF TRUST & ESTATE PRACTITIONERS (STEP) ORANGE COUNTY - "Asset Protection: State-of-the-Art for 2016"
Irvine, California

CELESQ - "An Asset Protection Planning Primer for Estate Planning, Tax and Creditors'-Rights Lawyers"
Live Web Cast

May 2016

BROOKLYN BAR ASSOCIATION - "Asset Protection Planning: State-of-the-Art in 2016"
Brooklyn, New York

CELESQ - "Asset Protection and Estate Planning: Important Considerations When Funding and Administering a Protective Structure"
Live Web Cast

June 2016

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ATTORNEY-CPAs - "Asset Protection and Integrated Estate Planning: The "State-of-the-Art for 2016"
Maui, Hawaii

LORMAN EDUCATION SERVICES - "Asset Protection Trusts: Fundamentals and New Approaches"
Live Webinar

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Engel Law pc
Attorneys at Law
The Equitable Building
730 - 17th Street, Suite 500
Denver, Colorado 80202-3580 U.S.A.
Telephone: (+1) 303-741-1111
Facsimile: (+1) 303-265-9473

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