Asset Protection

McLane Middleton's Asset Protection & Wealth Preservation Practice Group adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to developing client solutions.

While each client has unique circumstances and goals, we frequently consider:

  • Identifying and titling assets so that the assets qualify for special protection under the law (such as exemptions for “homesteads,” qualified retirement plans, etc.);
  • Transferring assets to family members not engaged in risky activities;
  • Creating trusts which benefit clients and their family members;
  • Segregating business activities or inherently risky assets into stand alone legal entities;
  • Forming limited liability companies and limited partnerships which create limitations on creditor attacks.

We design and implement a variety of planning strategies, and will explain to you their effectiveness, including:

  • Statutory exemption planning
  • Transfers to spouses (including Inter Vivos QTIP Trusts)
  • Joint Ownership Arrangements
  • Trusts for the benefit of third parties
  • New Hampshire asset protection trusts (potentially using Trust Protectors, Investment Advisors and Distribution Advisors)
  • Entity selection
  • Family limited partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Offshore asset protection trusts

For additional information, contact Ryan Swartz, chair of the firm's Trusts and Estates Department.