Greenspoon Marder has launched an international wealth and asset planning practice group chaired by shareholder Barry S Engel, an attorney with an expertise in asset protection planning and integrated estate planning.
The group also includes shareholder Carl H Linder in the firm's Miami office, as well as Penny Myers and Jacqueline Fox in the firm's Denver office.
The international wealth and asset planning group guides clients in developing and implementing comprehensive asset protection and wealth management strategies. The lawyers regularly counsel businesses and individual clients across the US and around the world in conventional and domestic estate planning matters, integrated estate planning, offshore planning, transactional matters, and business and tax planning.
"We are excited to offer our clients the full range of wealth management and asset planning services," says Gerald Greenspoon, co-managing director of Greenspoon Marder. "Barry and his team have a vast understanding of the complex laws governing this sector and leverage this knowledge to help safeguard our clients' assets from the reach of creditors and litigants."
The group is well known for its emphasis on the lifetime protection of the estate. Integrated estate planning works to ensure that asset protection planning is integrated with the client's overall wealth planning and estate planning strategies. This approach involves using a mix of asset planning tools and techniques to design an asset protection plan in advance that best deters litigation and guards the client's assets from future risks and threats.
"Under Barry's leadership, the firm is positioned to become an innovative, international leader in creating and implementing comprehensive wealth and asset management strategies," says Michael Marder, co-managing director of Greenspoon Marder.
Engel has influenced trust legislation in a number of countries around the world and a number of states in the US, and his professional endeavours have revolutionised the thinking of lawyers and other wealth planners globally. Engel is one of three co-authors of the first-of-its-kind statutory-specific protective trust legislation as enacted by the Parliament of the Cook Islands in 1989, which legislation has served as a model for many other offshore jurisdictions as well as a model for onshore state-by-state legislation.