Barry S. Engel, Esq. is a Denver-based shareholder in the national full-service law firm of Greenspoon Marder P.A., where he chairs the firm’s International Wealth and Asset Planning practice group. Prior to joining Greenspoon Marder in July of 2016, he was the founding principal of Engel & Reiman pc, a Colorado-based law firm having an international client base and an international reputation for being the architect and progenitor of what has become modern-day asset protection and integrated estate planning.
Mr. Engel is one of three co-authors of the 1989 amendments to the Cook Islands International Trusts Act (1984), as enacted by the Parliament of the Cook Islands. The first asset protection-specific statutory trust law of its kind, this enactment has served as the model for similar trust law as subsequently adopted in more than 20 offshore financial centers and by almost one-third of U.S. state legislatures.
Mr. Engel is the author of the Asset Protection Planning Guide, now in its third edition (released January 2014), as published by CCH Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois. He has written extensively on all aspects of asset protection and on its relationship with estate planning. His writings and lectures have contributed in large part to the broad use of asset protection concepts by planners and how these concepts are today integrated with traditional estate planning. He has also chaired or otherwise participated in hundreds of continuing education programs for lawyers, CPAs, financial planners and other professionals, both domestically and abroad, and he has been written about or quoted by some of the business and professional world’s publications and news cooperatives of highest regard, including The Economist, Business Week, the New York Times, the American Bar Journal, National Bar Journal, Wall Street Journal, Worth, The Street, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, and The Associated Press.