Attorneys Patricia Donlevy-Rosen & Howard Rosen often receive media attention in the US as a result of their prominence in the field of offshore asset protection planning. However, their recent trip to the Cook Islands (where they consulted with officials on new legislation) was covered in detail by the Cook Islands News – a first for the attorneys!
Effective March 27, 2013, Ohio joined the growing list of states that have enacted asset protection trust legislation. This article provides a review and critique of the asset protection aspects of the Ohio Legacy Trust Act (Act).
In 2002 the Cook Islands were removed from the OECD blacklist (See, APN, XI, No. 2), and, on May 7, 2003, the Parliament of the Cook Islands passed a suite of Acts to update its money laundering prevention laws and procedures with the expectation of also being removed from the FATF blacklist.
On March 22, 2003, Utah joined the growing list of states which have enacted asset protection trust legislation. This article provides a review and critique of those provisions of the Utah legislation which pertain to asset protection. Trusts which are subject to the new legislation will be referred to herein as “Utah trusts”.
The Cook Islands and Nevis have recently enacted anti-money laundering legislation in response to being included in negative reports issued earlier this year by the OECD and the FATF. Neither enactment will have any negative effect on legitimate asset protection planning.
With this issue we continue our periodic review of selected offshore jurisdictions. As indicated by the above subtitle, in this issue we will review the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (“the Bahamas”).