Dozens of jurisdictions offer offshore corporations, LLCs, trusts, and foundations, but every offshore attorney has his go-to choices. My Belize attorney prefers St. Lucia because a St. Lucia structure can help to mitigate tax liability when doing business in Belize. One U.S. attorney I know works mostly with Belize entities; another likes Nevis. How should […]
Most people do little or no estate planning. One story an attorney-friend likes to tell to illustrate the potential extreme consequence of this non-approach is about Elvis Presley. When Elvis died in 1977, his estate was worth US$30 million. Elvis died without an estate plan. He’d simply made a will, in which he left his […]
A California couple recently found 1,400 US$20 gold coins from the mid-1800s buried on their property. The store is estimated to be worth as much as US$10 million due to the rarity and quality of some of the coins. The value of the gold alone is about US$2 million at today’s prices. What was the […]
The Plight Of The Middle-Class Millionaire At a recent conference, a colleague suggested that the definition of being wealthy is having enough passive income to cover your living expenses. A reasonable interpretation, but, by that definition, few of us are truly wealthy. Yet many of us have at least some wealth to protect and most [...]
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