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Leslie Bonacum
Neil Allen

New How-to Asset Protection Guide From CCH Delivers Practical, Expert Guidance

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., December 6, 2000) – Individuals or business owners with substantial property need to incorporate asset protection planning into their financial and business plans to protect that property from creditors, government agencies, third-party litigants and others in order to preserve that wealth for heirs. Now, CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information and services, has published Asset Protection Planning Guide, a practice-oriented resource to help advisors master a multitude of asset protection planning vehicle techniques and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the same to best achieve their clients’ goals. (660 pages. $99. Call 1-800-248-3248 to order, or purchase at

Written by leading experts in the field, Barry S. Engel, David L. Lockwood and Mark Merric, Asset Protection Planning Guide provides a wealth of vital information, practical advice, insights and helpful practice tools.

The ideal reference for estate planning attorneys, trust officers, tax practitioners, financial planners and other wealth planners who are involved in asset protection planning, the Guide offers comprehensive coverage describing various asset protection plans, when to use them, why to use them and which jurisdictions may be best for asset protection. The single-source reference describes the complex mix of various tools and techniques available to the planner in designing and implementing successful, solid plans.

Covering every aspect of this complex area, the Asset Protection Planning Guide gives users the security of knowing they'll be well informed as they help clients safeguard their assets. Topics covered include:

  • What Is Asset Protection Planning?
  • Asset Protection Planning and Fraudulent Transfer Laws
  • Gifting as a Planning Tool
  • Joint or Concurrent Ownership as a Planning Tool
  • Exemptions as a Planning Tool
  • Swiss Insurance Products as a Planning Tool
  • Insurance as a Planning Tool
  • Family Limited Partnerships as a Planning Tool
  • Traditional Domestic Trusts as a Planning Tool
  • Choice-of-Law and Conflict-of-Law Issues
  • Domestic Self-Settled Trust Legislation
  • Planning Tools Available Under Other Legal Systems
  • Foreign Integrated Estate Planning Trust as a Planning Tool
  • Expatriation as an Asset Protection Tool
  • Protection of Retirement Benefits
  • Ethical, Civil, and Criminal Considerations for the Asset Protection Planner
  • Contempt of Court Principles Applicable to Asset Protection Planning

The Guide also includes 40 practice tools and insightful, "how-to" instruction on:

  • Engel Ladder of Asset Protection Vehicles
  • Sample Foreign Integrated Estate Planning Trust Structure and Asset Protection Trust Structure
  • Asset Protection Control/Benefit Scale
  • Sample Anti-Duress Clause
  • Sample Documentation Language
  • Sample Fee Agreement
  • Sample Trust Agreement
  • Flowcharts and Forms

About the Authors

Barry S. Engel, the Senior Principal in the law firm of Engel Reiman & Lockwood pc, is President Emeritus, Americas Branch Chair and a Fellow of the Isle of Man-based Offshore Institute. He is also a member of the Asset Protection Planning Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; a member of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice; a Fellow of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys; and a member of the International Law Association.

David L. Lockwood, a principal in the law firm Engel Reiman & Lockwood pc, has served as a professor at the colleges of law at the University of Denver and the University of Oklahoma, and as the Director of the Certified Financial Planning Program at the College for Financial Planning. He is a Fellow of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys and has served on the Executive council of the Colorado Bar Association Tax Section.

Mark Merric, of Engel Reiman & Lockwood pc, is an attorney, a Certified Public Accountant and he holds a Masters in Taxation. He has previously held designations as a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Management Accountant and Accredited Personal Financial Specialist. He is an adjunct professor in the estate planning area for the University of Denver's Graduate Tax Program.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order the 660-page Asset Protection Planning Guide, call 800-248-3248 or order at Single-copy price is $99, plus applicable shipping, handling and tax. Quantity discounts and school adoption pricing are available.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, insurance, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at The CCH Federal and State Tax group web site can be accessed at

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