With a year left before the presidential election, the candidates are getting more in focus. One of the top headline-grabbers is Donald Trump. Whatever your political beliefs and your views of The Donald, we can learn a little from him in terms of asset protection.
It is no secret that The Donald has filed bankruptcy (more than once). The question, then, is how is he still worth billions of dollars? The simple answer is that he put a structure in place that shielded his personal assets from issues within his corporations. In simple English: he put an asset protection plan in place.
Money Magazine wrote an article about The Donald’s bankruptcy back in August. The article shows how much debt he was able to avoid, with only minimal impact on his personal wealth.
By using a corporate structure and following corporate formalities, The Donald shielded his own money from that of the corporation. When the corporation ran into money issues, the corporation filed for bankruptcy, and the effects on The Donald were limited to his investment in that one company.
Though Donald Trump’s asset protection plan is on a much larger scale, with the right advice and guidance, similar techniques and concepts can be used to protect your assets from whatever life throws at you. Call us today to make an appointment to have one of our attorneys review your situation and get an asset protection plan in place today.
Contributed by Morris Hall PLLC Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces Estate Planning Attorney and Partner, James P. Plitz.
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