The Top Ten Reported Asset Protection Cases in the Bankruptcy Setting: A Legal Review and Analysis

Program Number: 2216

Program Date: 05/01/2012

Description

Asset protection and bankruptcy lawyers need to stay current with respect to relevant reported legal decisions in each other’s areas of practice in order to best serve their clients. In this program, Barry Engel (asset protection) and Rob Shilliday (bankruptcy) combine their areas of expertise to provide an informative legal review and a comparative analysis of their carefully selected top ten reported asset protection cases in the bankruptcy setting. Cases discussed involve:
• both domestic and foreign asset protection trusts and other trusts with important principles concerning contempt of court, fraudulent transfers and preferences in bankruptcy, bankruptcy crimes, and alter ego,
• when and if an interest in a trust should be included in a debtor’s bankruptcy estate, and
• practical considerations from asset protection and bankruptcy perspectives when considering whether to voluntarily file for bankruptcy protection when an interest in a trust is involved.

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Arizona, California, Colorado Eligible, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

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50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit

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Barry S. Engel, Esq.

Engel & Reiman PC

Barry S. Engel, Esq. is a principal in Engel & Reiman pc, a Denver, Colorado-based law firm with an international client base. Mr. Engel, who has been written about and quoted by The Economist, Business Week, ABA Journal, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Forbes, among others, is the author of CCH's Asset Protection Planning Guide (2nd Edition), which contains over 650 pages of text and practice tools for the practitioner. For information on the Guide, click on http://www.engelreiman.com/apguide.html. Mr. Engel was one of three principal co-authors of protective trust legislation as enacted by the Parliament of the Cook Islands in 1989, which has served as a model for many other offshore jurisdictions as well as for a number of states in the U.S., and he has also consulted with a number of other foreign jurisdictions regarding similar legislation. From 1993 to 1998, he was President of The Offshore Institute, an Isle of Man (British Isles) based international, multi-disciplinary professional body committed to education and excellence in international and offshore practice and planning, and under his leadership, the membership of the organization grew from under 100 members to over 600 members in 60+ countries. Mr. Engel is a prolific author and speaker, having been published extensively and having lectured to tens of thousands of professionals worldwide over the past 25+ years.

 

Robert Shilliday III, Esq.

Shilliday Law P.C.

Robert Shilliday III, Esq. is a shareholder and director of Shilliday Law, P.C., where his practice focuses on representing both debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases, bankruptcy litigation, business reorganizations, out-of-court workouts, and other insolvency issues. Mr. Shilliday, who previously served as the law clerk for the Honorable Samuel L. Bufford, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, during 1993 and 1994, is admitted in California and Colorado and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He frequently publishes and lectures on bankruptcy and insolvency issues and is a co-author of the Annual Survey of Colorado Law for the Colorado Bar Association.

 

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