Barry S. Engel Esq.

Barry S. Engel




Barry S. Engel is the founding principal (1984) of Engel & Reiman pc, a Denver, Colorado-based law firm having an international client base and an international reputation for excellence in asset protection planning and integrated estate planning. He has been written about and quoted by some of the publications of highest regard in the business world and in the professional world, including The Economist, Business Week, American Bar Journal, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes and Super Lawyers.  

Click here to view some of the testimonials he has received from clients, professional colleagues, and others. 

Areas of Expertise

Mr. Engel's areas of expertise in his law practice include estate planning with a view toward the lifetime protection of the estate ("integrated estate planning"), offshore planning, conventional domestic estate planning and international estate planning. Mr. Engel and his law firm are known worldwide for their practice as concerns 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. Mr. Engel was a co-author of protective trust legislation as enacted by the Parliament of the Cook Islands in 1989, which legislation has served as a model for many other offshore jurisdictions as well as a model for onshore legislation. Mr. Engel has also consulted with a number of other foreign jurisdictions regarding similar legislation. 

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Engel's professional affiliations have included:

(1) President Emeritus, past Americas Branch Chair, and a Fellow of the Isle of Man-based Offshore Institute, a multidisciplinary professional body with membership in over 60 countries;

(2) U.S. Correspondent for Expert Opinion (May 2013 to present);

(3) Senior Fellow of The Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University;

(4) Fellow of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys;

(5) The designated specialist for the professional section on asset protection planning for FindLaw (; and

(6) A member of the Wealth Team of financial specialists for, an exclusive financial network for physicians.

Mr. Engel is a member of the International Bar Association, the American,Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before the Colorado State Courts, the U.S. District Court (Colorado), and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the Asset Protection Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. 


Mr. Engel is the author of the 3rd Edition of Asset Protection Planning Guide, published in January, 2014 by CCH Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois.  He also authored Asset Protection Planning Guide (2nd Edition) in 2005. Mr. Engel is also the founder of Shore To Shore magazine, the Official Publication of The Offshore Institute, as published from 1993 to 2000 by Highbury House Communications PLC, London. Mr. Engel's other professional writings have been extensive and have included:

(1) Consulting Editor for the International Offshore and Financial Centres Handbook;

(2) Consulting Editor for The Offshore Institute Membership Directory & Analysis for various annual editions;

(3) Authoring a regular column "Shores" while serving on the Editorial Advisory Board of Conspectus Current, a professional publication for planners; and

(4) A member of the Editorial Board of London-based Trusts & Trustees and International Asset Management.

Mr. Engel has been a contributing author to a variety of professional publications for the past 25+ years and he continues in such capacity. 

Speaking Accomplishments

Mr. Engel is a gifted and talented speaker who has presented at hundreds of programs for professionals and laypersons alike over the past 25+ years, almost all of which have qualified for professional education credit. In 1998, he was presented with the Excellence in Education Award by Professional Education Systems, Inc. ("PESI") - a distinction bestowed on less than 2% of the 1,000+ speakers in the PESI network. 


Mr. Engel received his law degree (with honors) from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1979, and his Bachelor of Science degree in business (with an accounting emphasis, magna cum laude) from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1976. 

Continuing Legal Education Speaking Engagements

Los Angeles Estate Planning Council - "Asset Protection Planning Through Foreign and Domestic Trusts: State-of-the-Art for 2014," April, 2014

Centennial Estate Planning Council - "Asset Protection Through Domestic and Foreign Situs Trusts," - March, 2014

CELESQ - "What Asset Protection Lawyers Need to Know About Bankruptcy & What Bankruptcy Lawyers Need to Know About Asset Protection," - February, 2014

CELESQ - "Recent Developments in Asset Protection Planning: July 1, 2012 to November 21, 2013" Live Web Cast - November, 2013

International Trust & Tax Planning Summit - "Domestic and Foreign Asset Protection Trusts - A Primer" - November, 2013

CELESQ - "Asset Protection Planning Techniques for Clients with Modest to Medium-Sized Estates" Live Web Cast - September, 2013

Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council - "Asset Protection Planning Through Foreign and Domestic Trusts: The State-of-the-Art for 2014" - September, 2013

myLawCLE - "Asset Protection Planning Through Foreign Situs and Domestic Trusts," Live Webinar - August, 2013

CELESQ - "Asset Protection Challenges: Comparing Successful Plans to Unsuccessful Plans: Lessons to be Learned from What Worked Well," Live Web Cast - June, 2013

Boulder County Estate Planning Council - "Asset Protection Planning Through Foreign Situs & Domestic Trusts," Louisville, Colorado - May, 2013

Offshore Alert Conference - "Offshore Asset Protection Trusts: Staying on the Right Side of the Law," Miami, Florida - May, 2013

CELESQ - "Asset Protection for the Operating Business, Professional Practice and Real Estate Holdings," Live Web Cast - April, 2013

Brooklyn Bar Association - "An Evening on Asset Protection with Barry Engel," Brooklyn, New York - March, 2013

Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council - "Asset Protection Planning Through Foreign Situs Trusts," Tucson, Arizona - February, 2013

CELESQ - "Ethical Consideration for Asset Protection & Estate Planning Lawyers Avoiding Ethical Violations & the Civil and Criminal Liability that Can Result Therefrom," Live Web Cast - December, 2012

CLE International - "Using Foreign and Domestic Trusts for Asset Protection," Denver, Colorado - December, 2012

ALI-CLE - "Advanced Issues in Foreign Asset Protection Trusts," Teleseminar - November, 2012

Boulder County Bar Business Section - "Business Asset Protection," Boulder, Colorado - November, 2012

Foxmoor Continuing Education, A Division of Halfmoon Education Inc. - "The Colorado complete Trust," Denver, Colorado - November, 2012

CELESQ - "Recent Developments in Asset Protection Planning: July 1, 2011 to Present," Live Web Cast - October, 2012

Colorado Springs Estate Planning Council - "Asset Protection and Integrated Estate Planning: The State of the Art for 2013," Colorado Springs, Colorado - October, 2012

Raymond James Financial Services - "Asset Protection and Estate Planning," Denver, Colorado - October, 2012

Santa Barbara County Bar Association Tax Section - "Advanced Asset Protection Planning and Developments," Santa Barbara, California - September, 2012

The Advanced Premium Financing Conference - "Asset Protection - You've Earned It, Now Protect It!" Las Vegas, Nevada - August, 2012

The Florida Bar - "Annual Wealth Protection 2012: Creating Wealth Certainty in an Uncertain World," Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - May, 2012

CELESQ - "The Top Ten Reported Asset Protection Cases In The Bankruptcy Setting: A Legal Review & Analysis," Live Web Cast - May, 2012

Lorman Education Services - "Domestic Asset Protection Trust Fundamentals," National Audio Conference - April, 2012

CELESQ - "Choice of Law & Conflict of Law Issues for Asset Protection and Estate Planning Attorneys," Live Web Cast - February, 2012 

CLE International - "Barry Engel on Asset Protection: Preserving Wealth; Navigating the Challenges," Denver, Colorado - February, 2012

Hawaii Estate Planning Council, Honolulu, Hawaii - February, 2012

Denver Estate Planning Council (DEPC), Denver, Colorado - January, 2012

The Shorex Wealth Management Forum Geneva 2011, Geneva, Switzerland - December, 2011

Naples Estate Planning Council, Naples, Florida - November, 2011

Professional Education Systems Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada - November, 2011

Southeast Denver Estate Planning Council, Denver, Colorado - November, 2011

State Bar of New Mexico Business Law Section CLE, Albuquerque, NM - November, 2011

Women's Estate Planning Council, Denver, Colorado - October, 2011

CELESQ - "Recent Developments in APP: Jan 1, 2010 to Present," Live Web Cast, September, 2011

Salt Lake Estate Planning Council, Salt Lake City, Utah - September, 2011

Centennial Estate Planning Council, Lakewood, Colorado - September, 2011

CLE International, Denver, Colorado - June, 2011

CELESQ - "APP Techniques for Clients with Modest to Medium-Sized Estates," - Live Web Cast, May, 2011

CELESQ - "Using APP as an Alternative/Supplement to Traditional Forms of Liability Protection," Live Web Cast, April, 2011

Brooklyn Bar Association Taxation, Brooklyn, New York - April, 2011

Pacific Life Regional Meeting, Denver, Colorado - March, 2011

Colorado Bar Association CLE, Denver, Colorado - January, 2011

CELESQ - "2010 Tax Relief Act: A Primer for Estate Planners," Live Web Cast, January, 2011

CELESQ - "Ethical Considerations for the Asset Protection Planner,"
Live Web Cast - December, 2010

Southpac Trust International, Bahamas - October, 2010

Shorex Wealth Management Forum, Geneva, Switzerland - October, 2010

National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado - October, 2010

CELESQ - "Tax Issues Specific to Asset Protection Planning,"
Live Web Cast, October, 2010

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, California - September, 2010

CELESQ - "Current Trends and Developments in Asset Protection Planning,"
Live Web Cast - September, 2010

CELESQ - Parts I, II and III Moderated Case Study,
Live Web Cast - July, 2010

CELESQ - Part 3 of 3, Engel on Asset Protection Planning 2010: "Options and Protective Steps in the Event of Litigation or Other Threats,"
Live Web Cast - June 2010

American Institute of CPAs, Las Vegas, Nevada, May, 2010

CELESQ - Part 2 of 3, Engel on Asset Protection Planning 2010: "Day-To-Day Operations of the Plan…Administration to Maintain the Plan's Integrity,"
Live Web Cast -May 2010

National Business Institute, Denver, Colorado - May, 2010

Florida Bar Annual Wealth Protection Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - May, 2010

American Association of Attorney-CPA
(Study Group Teleconference) - May, 2010

Colorado Bar Association/CLE (Panel), Denver, Colorado - April, 2010

CELESQ - Part 1 of 3, Engel on Asset Protection Planning 2010: "Conceptualizing, Designing and Drafting the Overall Plan; Overview of Underlying Principles; Case Study,"
Live Web Cast - March 2010

HR Companies (Webinar), Denver, Colorado - March, 2010

Denver Trust Officers Association, Denver, Colorado - March, 2010

CELESQ - "Ethics,"
Live Web Cast - December, 2009

Colorado Bar Association CLE, Denver, Colorado - December, 2009

American Association of Attorneys-CPA, San Francisco, California - July, 2009

Florida Bar Annual Wealth Protection 2009 CLE, Hallandale, Florida - May, 2009

Annual U.S. Panel Trustee Seminar, Los Angeles, California - May, 2009

National Business Institute, Live Web Cast - April, 2009

South Carolina Bar Convention - Tax Section, Charleston, South Carolina - January, 2009 

Texts And/Or Videotapes Prepared For Professionals

myLawCLE - "Asset Protection Planning Through Foreign Situs & Domestic Trusts - August, 2013

Offshore Alert Conference - "Offshore Asset Protection Trusts: Staying on the Right Side of the Law" - May, 2013

Florida Bar Annual Wealth - "National & International Developments and Hot Topics In Asset Protection: 2011 to Present - May, 2012

Annual Wealth Protection 2010 - Florida Bar Tax Section, May 21, 2010

2nd Edition Asset Protection Planning Guide: A State-of-the-Art Approach to Integrated Estate Planning, published by CCH Incorporated in 2005

Asset Protection Planning Guide: A State-of-the-Art Approach to Integrated Estate Planning, published by CCH Incorporated in January 2001

The Asset Protection Course for the Michigan State University Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute - 2001

Advanced Offshore Practice and Procedure - 2000, 2001 and 2002 Editions

Arizona Asset Protection Planning

Asset Protection and Family Security Planning Through Going Offshore

Asset Protection Planning - 1994 National Program

Asset Protection Planning in Colorado

Asset Protection Planning in Illinois

Asset Protection Planning in Massachusetts (1st and 2nd Editions)

Asset Protection Planning in Pennsylvania

Asset Protection Planning in Texas

Asset Protection Planning -- Texas/Louisiana

Asset Protection Planning: Protecting Assets from Plaintiffs and Other Predators

California Asset Protection Planning (1st and 2nd Editions)

Connecticut Asset Protection Planning

Florida Asset Protection Planning (1st and 2nd Editions)

Georgia Asset Protection Planning

Integrated Estate Planning and Asset Protection - 2000 and 2001 editions

National Conference on Asset Protection Manual - 1993

New Jersey Asset Protection Planning

Offshore Practice & Procedure - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 Editions

Ohio Asset Protection Planning

Oregon Asset Protection Planning

Pennsylvania Asset Protection Planning

Strategic Planning Through Offshore Trusts  and Related Asset Protection Techniques - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 Editions

Texas Asset Protection Planning

Utah Asset Protection Planning

Virginia Asset Protection Planning

Washington Asset Protection Planning 

Asset Protection Planning Guide Book Reviews (2014, 2005 and 2000 Editions)

Estate Planning, September 2014

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog, August 15, 2014

Leimberg Asset Protection Newsletter, July 24, 2014

The Colorado Lawyer, June 2014

The Colorado Lawyer, September 2006

Trusts & Trustees, March 2006

The Tax Advisor,March 2006

Trusts & Trustees, March 2001

Wisconsin Lawyer, October 2001

Goldhaven Information Systems, February 2002

Asset Protection Journal, Summer 2002

The Colorado Lawyer, July 2002 

Professional interviews

The Nevada Trust Reporter, "On Mortensen and Other Asset Protection Developments: Ten Questions for Barry S. Engel, Esq. and John R. Gardland, Esq.," July 2, 2012

Business for Breakfast (Denver/Boulder 1060 AM) Radio Interview by Hosts Tom Chenault and Woody Vincent, broadcast April 14, 2011

Business for Breakfast (Denver/Boulder 1060 AM) Radio Interview by Hosts Tom Chenault and woody Vincent, broadcast February 24, 2011

Barry Engel Interview by Richard W. Duff, J.D., C.L.U.

Trusts & Trustees, May 2006

CCH Estate Planning Review, March 21, 2006, "Integrated Asset Protection and Estate Planning"

The Practical Guide to Offshore Financial Centres, April 2003

CCH Estate Planning Review, October 22, 2002, "A Conversation on Integrating Estate Planning and Asset Protection"

The Wall Street Journal - Europe, September 1999

Denver, Colorado Radio, "Money Matters," broadcast June 1998

TAXES, The Tax Magazine, January 1998, "APTs Relatively Unscathed Under New Rules"

CNBC "The Money Club," September 15, 1997

CCH Estate Planning Review, July 18, 1997, "Asset Protection Trusts Relatively Unscathed Under New Rules"

Journal of Financial Planning, December 1996, "The Emerging Profession - Asset Protection Strategies Du Jour - An Interview With Barry Engel"

Trusts & Trustees, Volume 2, February 1996, "Asset Protection Trusts and Legislative Specificity"

San Juan, Puerto Rico Radio, "Sound of Money," broadcast May 1995

Public Broadcasting System’s "Inside Money," broadcast August 1995

Insights & Strategies, May 23, 1994, Volume 7, Issue No. 5, "Expert Discusses Pros and Cons of Surrendering U.S. Citizenship" 

Forewords Authored

Offshore Finance Yearbook, 1997/98, Euromoney Publications, London

Offshore Finance Handbook, 1997, "A Guide to Offshore Centres For Asian Companies" Asia Law & Practice Publishing Ltd., Hong Kong

Offshore Finance Yearbook, 1996-97, Highbury House Publishing PLC, London

The Offshore Institute Membership Directory & Analysis, 1996, Offshore World Publishing Limited, London

The London Society of Chartered Accountants Guide to International Finance Centres 1995/96, "A Definite Appeal" Angel Business Communications Ltd., London

The International Offshore & Financial Centres Handbook 1994, "Making the Right Choice" Sethawk Ltd., London

The International Offshore & Financial Centres Handbook 1993, Volume I, "Where to Begin?" Capital Publishing Limited, London

The International Offshore & Financial Centres Handbook 1993, Volume II, "Where to Continue?" Capital Publishing Limited, London

International Trust Laws and Analysis,  "Asset Protection Planning Through the Foreign Situs Asset Protection Trust - The Case For"Warren Gorham & Lamont, Boston

Featured, Quoted Or Acknowledged

The National Law Review, June 1, 2015, "Asset Protection: Is It Worth Going Offshore?"

Swiss Private Wealth Advisors, LLC, February 8, 2015, "Emerging Challenges in Asset Protection Planning"

Forbes, January 26, 2015, "A Short History of Asset Protection Trust Law"

The New York Times, Sunday Business Section, December 15, 2013, "Cook Islands, a Paradise of Untouchable Assets"

Estate Planning Review, August 2012, "Asset Protection in the Desert: Nevada's Rules, Recent Developments, and Advantages"

Colorado Super Layers 2011, "The Top Attorneys in Colorado"

Investment News, March 2009, "Did Madoff, Others Turn Wives Into Swiss Bank Accounts?"

Financial Planning, July 2003, "Off the Shore, But on the Shelf"

Financial Planning, December 2002, "Estate Planning: What's in, What's Out"

Lawyers Weekly USA, March 2002

International Trust Laws and Analysis, 2002

The Tennessean, March 2001, "WealthPort Hires Colorado Firm"

Bottom Line Business, April 2000, "Letter from the Editor"

American Bar Association Journal, November 1999, "Offshore Trust Busting”

Offshore Finance USA, September/October 1999 Edition, “The Foreign Asset Protection Trust Goes on Trial – End of an Era or Just Another Predictable Case?”

The Legal Intelligencer Suburban (Philadelphia), September 22, 1999, “Offshore Trusts: 9th Circuit Ruling Prompts Local Discussion of ‘Asset Protection’ Trusts", June 16, 1999

The Wall Street Journal, June 7, 1999, "Hiding The Piggy Bank"

Vanderbilt Journal of Transactional Law, Summer 1999

Medical Economics, April 26, 1999, "Protect Your Assets-- Set Up a Trust"

The American Bar Association Journal, October 1998, "Island Castaway"

Business Week, August 1998, "Salting It Away In Margaritaville"

Business Week, August 3, 1998, "Divorce…Executive Style"

The Christian Science Monitor, October 9, 1997, "Americans Move Piggybanks Offshore"

Forbes, September 8, 1997 Volume 160 Number 5, "Flimsy Shelters"

Strategies for Financial Security and Growth, September 1997, "Protect Yourself Offshore"

The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 1997, "Protection of Offshore Trusts Comes Onshore in Two States"

The New York Times, July 20, 1997, "The Offshore Trust: A Shield Against Certain Swords"

Commercial Law Journal, Summer 1997, “The Offshore Trust A Contemporary Asset Protection Scheme”

Financial Planning, May 1997, "Family Matters - Will FLPs Hold Up To IRS Scrutiny?"

Lawyers Weekly USA, April 21, 1997, "New Trusts Will Offer Estate Tax Breaks, Protection From Creditors"

Broker World, August 1996 Volume 16 Number 8, "Asset Preservation in the Trenches: How to Become an Invisible Target"

Physicians Financial News, July 15, 1996, “Strategies, Both Simple and Complex, For Protecting Your Personal Assets”

The American Bar Association Journal, January 1996, "Protect Assets Before Lawsuit Arises"

Inside Money, August 1995, "Smart Financial Strategies"

Peter Gartland’s Offshore Alert, Issue 65: 19 December 1994-15 January 1995, "Asset Protection Provisions Analysed"

International Herald Tribune, August 6-7, 1994, "Your Own Offshore Firm? Think Twice"

International Money Marketing, 22 October 1993, "A User’s Guide to Offshore Trusts II"

Peter Gartland's Offshore Alert, Issue 26: 10 May 1993, "Engel Identifies Offshore APT Appeal"

Business Week, August 24, 1992, "Endangered Assets? Try an Island Strongbox"

Rocky Mountain News, May 17, 1992, "Corporate Retreats - Vail Condos Favorite of Shell Companies"

Worth, April/May 1992 Volume 1 No. 2, "Out of Harm’s Way"

Forbes, April 27, 1992 Volume 149 Number 9, "Pulling Up the Drawbridge"

American Medical News, April 6, 1992, "Playing it Safe"

The Economist, October 5, 1991, "The Law - Salting it Away"

Offshore Financial Review, August 1991, "Enough to Give a Headache to Indiana Jones"

The National Law Journal, July 1, 1991, "Offshore Trusts - Relief From Tort Excesses?"

Financial Planning, June 1991, "Clients Cover Their Assets by Taking Planners’ Advice"

The San Juan Star, August 6, 1989, "Protect Your Assets"

The San Diego Union, June 5, 1989, "Professional are Finding Manx Trusts Very Useful for Covering Their Assets"

The Connection, May 24, 1989, "Put Trust in Man To Protect Assets"

The Economist, April 8, 1989, "Cover Your Assets"

Indianapolis Star, "Setting Up Foreign Trusts 1 Way to Protect Assets"

Offshore Financial News, "Introducing the New Offshore Institute President"

Offshore Financial Review, "Remedies for Litigation Sickness" 

Articles Written For Professional Publications

TAXES The Tax Magazine, October 2014, "Contempt of Court Principles and Asset Protection Planning"

Shorex Expert Opinion, March 2014, "Senate Report on Offshore Tax Evasion Released"

Shorex Expert Opinion, February 2014, "U.S. Government Cracking Down on Tax Evasion Through Swiss Insurance"

Trusts & Trustees, September 2013, "Select US Case Law Developments Relevant to Asset Protection Trusts"

Shorex Expert Opinion, June 2013, "The Case of "In Re Huber": Pondering the Alternative (and Correct) Legal Argument"

Shorex, Inaugural Issue of Expert Opinion, May 2013, "Recent Contempt of Court Developments Courtesy of U.S. of America v. Raymond and Arline Grant"

Estate Planning, May 2013, "Recent Developments In Asset Protection Planning - Part 2" 

Estate Planning, April 2013, "Recent Developments In Asset Protection Planning - Part I"

Probate & Property, November/December 2012, "On Mortensen and Other Asset Protection Developments"

Insights & Strategies, August 2012, "Experts' Opinion: Domestic Asset Protection Planning Trusts and Implications of the Mortensen Case"

Estate Planning, March 2011, "Tax Compliance Tips for Integrated Estate Planning Trusts"

Insights and Strategies, April 2009, "Experts Article: Recent Developments In Contempt Law Involving Offshore Trusts"

Estate Planning, February 2008,  "Asset Protection for the Business and Professional Practice"

Trusts & Trustees, November 2004,  "The Eulich Decision's Impact on Contempt of Court Principles and APTs"

Florida Medical Business, July 22-August 4, 2003,  "Integrated Estate Planning Trust: An 'All-Perils' Insurance Policy"

New York University -- Proceedings of the Sixty-First Institute on Federal Taxation, 2003, Chapter 22,  "Foreign Situs Trusts: An Overview of Various Uses and Applications"

Physician's News Digest, February 2003,  "An All-Perils Insurance Policy"

Estate Planning, June 2002,  "Domestic Asset Protection Trusts Contrasted with Foreign Trusts"

Asset Protection Strategies, American Bar Association, 2002,  "Asset Protection Planning and Contempt of Court"

Trusts & Trustees, March 2002,  "The Integrated Estate Planning Trust as an All-Perils Insurance Policy"

Denver Business Journal, March 29-April 4, 2002,  "Consider the Advantages of Creating Offshore Trusts"

Trusts & Trustees, March 2002, "The Integrated Estate Planning Trust as An All-Perils Insurance Policy"

Private Wealth Management, 2001/2002, "The Integrated Estate Planning Trust - An All-Perils Insurance Policy"

California and Colorado Bankruptcy Court Reporters, May 2001, "International Pursuit: Can Contempt of Court Be Used to Access Assets Owned by Protection Trusts?", May 11, 2001, "Integrated Estate Planning:  The New Paradigm in Wealth Planning - Part III"

International Tax Havens Guide, 2001, "Asset Protection Trusts", November 29, 2000, "Integrated Estate Planning:  The New Paradigm in Wealth Planning - Part II", November 1, 2000, "Integrated Estate Planning:  The New Paradigm in Wealth Planning - Part I"

Tax Hotline, November 2000, "Offshore Trusts: Still Viable   . . . Despite Adverse Court Rulings"

Conspectus Current, Fall 2000, "Settlor Control:  Too Much of a Good Thing?"

Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Washington Journals, August 2000, "Battle of the Trusts: Foreign Situs Trusts Offer Significant Advantages Over Domestic Ones"

Trusts & Trustees, July/August 2000, "Settlor Control: Too Much of a Good Thing?", July 2000, "Integrated Estate Planning with Foreign-Situs Trusts", July 2000, "Settlor Control: Too Much of a Good Thing?"

Bottom Line Business, June 2000, "Personal Asset Protection Made Very, Very Simple"

Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Washington Journals, May 2000, "Protect Yourself and Your Family Through Integrated Estate Planning"

Shore to Shore, Spring 2000, "Special Focus on the Asset Protection Component of Integrated Estate Planning"

Trusts e Attività fiduciarie, April 2000, "Settlor Control: Too Much of a Good Thing?"

The Tax Adviser, February 2000, Integrated Estate Planning with Foreign Situs Trusts"

Trusts & Trustees, December 1999/January 2000, "Asset Protection Planning and Contempt of Court" 

Journal Of Asset Protection, November/December 1999, "The Role of the Foreign Situs Trust in Integrated Estate Planning"

The Offshore Institute Membership Directory & Analysis, “The Offshore Factor”

Trusts & Trustees, September 1999, “Asset Protection Planning and Contempt of Court”

Conspectus Current, Summer 1999, "Where to Begin?"

Worcester Medicine, Spring 1999, "Asset Protection Planning"

Conspectus Current, Spring 1999, "Does Asset Protection Planning Really 'Work'?"

Conspectus Current, Spring 1999, "Goliath is Bigger, He Must Necessarily be Right"

Shore to Shore, Issue 4, 1998, "An Analysis of Recent Asset Protection Planning Litigation – Part II"

Journal of Asset Protection, September/October 1998, "Does Asset Protection Planning Really Work?"

Shore to Shore, Issue 3, 1998, "An Analysis of Recent Asset Protection Planning Litigation – Part I"

Conspectus Current, Autumn 1998, "The Offshore Factor"

Trusts & Trustees, Volume 4, September 1998, "Is the Anderson Case Precedent for US Contempt of Court Principles and Situations of Duress?"

Conspectus Current, Summer 1998, "Asset Protection Trusts a WOTAM?"

Shore to Shore, Spring 1998, "Trusting the Act"

Shore to Shore, October 1997, "A False Sense of Security"

Shore to Shore, July 1996, "The Tax Load"

International Chief Financial Officers and Fund Managers Reference Book 1996/97, "The Offshore Institute and the Offshore World: A Hand-in-Glove Relationship"

Trusts & Trustees, Volume 2 August 1996, "Overview of Foreign Trust Tax Law Changes Under the U.S. Tax Code"

Shore to Shore, Winter 1996, "Changes to Foreign Trust Tax Law Under the US Tax Code and their Effect on Asset Protection Trusts"

International Chief Financial Officers and Fund Managers Reference Book 1995/96, "The Offshore Industry: As Diverse as the World it Serves"

Journal of Asset Protection, September/October 1995 Volume 1 Number 1, "Determining Whether a Creditor Can Access Assets in an Offshore Trust"

Estates & Trusts Journal (Canada), September 1995, "Asset Protection Trusts: The Short Course"

Inside Money, September 1995, "Smart Financial Strategies"

Trusts & Estates, July 1995, "Protecting the Estate Through Foreign Trusts"

Offshore Investment, June 1995, "Ethical and Civil Liability Considerations for the Asset Protection Planner"

Trusts & Trustees and International Asset Management Estates, February 1995 Volume 1 Number 3, "Big Nets Catch Small Fish"

The Gibraltar Financial Services Handbook, 1994, "Gibraltar and Asset Protection Trusts: A Perspective"

Offshore Financial Review, December 1994, "The Secrets of Asset Protection Revealed"

Journal of International Trust and Corporate Planning, 1994 Volume 3 Number 2, "When is a Subsequent Creditor Not a Subsequent Creditor?"

Offshore Investment, June 1994 Issue 47, "What is Due Constitution of a Trust?"

Estate Planning, July/August 1993, "Using Foreign Situs Trusts for Asset Protection Planning"

Trusts & Estates, July 1993, "Family Limited Partnerships: New Meaning for ‘Limited’"

International MoneyMarketing, May 21, 1993, "APTs: IoM Issue Alive and Kicking"

CEO Finance, May 1993, "Dodging the Litigation Explosion"

Offshore Investment, April 1993 Number 36, "Asset Protection Planning and Fear of Flying"

Business Strategy International, 2nd Quarter 1993, "A Marriage Made in Haven"

Offshore Investment, February 1993 Number 34, "The United States Anti-Money Laundering Act of 1992"

Offshore Investment, July/August 1992 Number 28, "Sole Purpose Asset Protection Planning or Do I Really Need Independent Reasons to Protect My Estate?"

Offshore Investment/24, "The Money Laundering Control Act of 1986: A Primer"

The Colorado Lawyer, March 1992 Volume 21, Number 3, "The Money Laundering Control Act of 1986: A Primer"

CCH Financial and Estate Planning, January 27, 1992, "Asset Protection Planning: A Critical Part of Any Estate Plan"

Offshore Investment/22, "Risk Considerations for Trustees of Foreign Situs Asset Protection Trusts"

Taxation Law Section Newsletter, April 1991, "Advanced Asset Protection Planning and Selected Tax Issues"

Offshore Investment/17, "Practical Applications of Foreign Situs Asset Protection Trusts"

The International, December 1990, "Offshore Trusts - Testing Times for the Wealth Protectors"

International MoneyMarketing, December 1990, "A Shelter Best Arranged When the Seas are Calm"

Apartment Association, Greater Los Angeles, June 1990, "Asset Protection Planning and Foreign Trusts" 


Married over 34 years; 3 children. Interests include family; writing, playing and performing music; travel; and professional endeavors.

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:

June 2015

CELESQ - "Asset Protection Planning for Attorneys: Part I: Key Concepts Involved with Integrated Estate Planning and its Asset Protection Component"
Live Web Cast

July 2015

AAA-CPA Annual Meeting & Education Conference - "The Integrated Estate Plan - What Works and Does Not Work in Today's Asset Protection Areana"
Branson, Missouri

September 2015

CELESQ - "Asset Protection Planning for Attorneys: Part II: Design Variables Applicable to a Given Integrated Estate Plan"
Live Web Cast

CLE International - "Engel on Asset Protection Planning"
Denver, Colorado

National Business Institute - "Self-Settled Trusts: Proper Design and Implementation"
Live Webinar

October 2015

CELESQ - "Asset Protection Planning for Attorneys: Part III: Litigation Challenges and other Threats to Integrated Estate Planning Trusts"
Live Web Cast

November 2015

CELESQ - "Current Trends: Are Today's Laws Eroding or Enhancing Asset Protection / Estate Planning Opportunities?"
Live Web Cast

December 2015

CELESQ - "Protecting Against Ethical Exposures and Civil/Criminal Liability When Advising Clients on Protecting their Assets: What Estate Planning Attorneys Should Know"
Live Web Cast

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