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Asset Protection

San Diego Asset Protection and Estate Planning Attorneys

The asset protection and estate planning lawyers of Allen Barron, Inc. and Janathan L. Allen, APC do more than plan for the efficient distribution of your assets to beneficiaries. We also help protect those assets for you and your beneficiaries. With offices in San Diego and San Francisco, we represent clients throughout California.

Why Do I Need Asset Protection?

Without asset protection, the assets you built up over a lifetime can be lost to issues such as:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Lawsuits
  • Divorce
  • Nursing home or long-term care

For your beneficiaries, an additional risk is the sudden responsibility of having a large sum of cash at their disposal. Think cars and motorcycles.

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Keeping Your Assets As Safe As Possible

Our lawyers use a variety of asset protection techniques to keep your property, investments and money safe without exposing you to legal disputes with the IRS and California state tax authorities.

There are different ways to protect different kinds of assets. The limited liability company (LLC) is the entity of choice for protecting an asset that appreciates or produces income. When real property is held in an LLC, it confines liability to that asset for issues such as slip-and-fall accidents, which protects your other assets. By putting the members of the LLC in a living trust, you can gain a second layer of protection.

Some approaches, such as forming an LLC in a different state from where you live, could have consequences you never intended. If you create an LLC in California, that LLC is protected by California law. You would not have that protection if your LLC is located in another state.

Can I Protect My Assets With An Offshore Trust?

There are many misconceptions about offshore trusts, such as they will provide asset protection and guard you from taxes or legal issues in the United States. Foreign trusts must be disclosed to the IRS, or you could face civil and criminal penalties. If you create an offshore trust to protect assets from legal trouble, you could be found in contempt of court.

Contact Us To Learn More About Allen Barron's Services

For more information or to discuss your tax, legal and accounting needs contact Allen Barron or call 866-631-3470 for a free and confidential initial consultation. Learn about the importance of integrated business strategy and coordination across legal, tax and accounting systems.

Offices of Allen Barron, Inc.

Main Office

16745 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 260
San Diego, CA 92127
Phone: 858-304-0947
Phone: 866-631-3470
Fax: 858-376-1410

San Diego Office

5720 Oberlin Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: 866-631-3470
Fax: 760-741-1410

Las Vegas Office

333 South Sixth Street, Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-749-4430
Fax: 702-933-1748

San Diego Office

750 B Street, Suite 2610
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-702-8356
Fax: 619-923-8356

San Francisco Office

300 Montgomery Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94101
Phone: 415-481-0475
Fax: 415-762-1539

Phoenix Office

40 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-903-7018
Fax: 602-357-1655