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Forster & Boughman

Forster & Boughman

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Gary Forster & Eric C. Boughman

Gary is the author of two books. In 2013, he wrote Asset Protection for Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Investors, a guide to asset protection strategies for clients and their financial advisors, now in its second edition. This year Gary finished the first edition of The U.S. Estate and Gift Tax and the Non-Citizen. This new book explains how resident and non-resident foreign nationals are impacted by the U.S. Estate and Gift Tax.

Eric also volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem with the Orange County Legal Aid Society. He is rated AV – Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and regularly publishes articles and makes presentations in the areas of asset protection and real estate law.

The relief effort "Orlando Cares-Help for Puerto Rico" held at the Orange County Convention Center helped box 4.4 Million Meals for shipment to Puerto Rico. Forster Boughman & Lefkowitz attorneys and their families volunteered their weekends to the cause.

Article Written for : Florida Bar Journal

by Eric Boughman and Gary Forster

An often overlooked, but essential component of asset-protection planning is making a careful assessment of a client’s financial status. Although timing is generally considered the most critical element of asset protection, due consideration must be given to both the value of assets exchanged and the effect of plan implementation on one’s balance sheet.

Home-Made Gourmet Rum Balls Make the Perfect Gift for the Holidays!

Orlando, FL – Partner Eric Boughman of the Orlando-based law firm of Forster Boughman & Lefkowitz and his wife, Heather, are continuing their holiday tradition of helping Central Florida pets in need.

Another Orlando law firm is stepping up big for the residents of Puert Rico.

By Jacob Engels @ Central Florida Post

Attorneys and their families from the Orlando-based law firm of Forster Boughman & Lefkowitz (www.fbl-law.com) volunteered their weekends to “Orlando Cares – Help for Puerto Rico” at the Orange County Convention Center.

The Attorneys and their Families Prepared and Packaged Meals

For Delivery to the Island

 

Orlando, FL – Attorneys and their families from the Orlando-based law firm of Forster Boughman & Lefkowitz (www.fbl-law.com) volunteered their time this past weekend to “Orlando Cares – Help for Puerto Rico” at the Orange County Convention Center.

Article written for: BizJournals.com

Effective asset protection requires the strategic use of several legal components. These include the transfer of assets to protective structures (such as limited liability companies and trusts), proper allocation of legally protected assets, insurance and proper titling of assets to maximize legal exemptions from claims. Proper structuring insulates assets against claims from future, unknown creditors.

One advantage of purchasing a home in Florida is the homestead protection guaranteed by the Florida Constitution. Provided certain requirements relating to property features and ownership are satisfied, any principal residence in Florida is generally protected from forced sale without regard to value. Exceptions exist for the foreclosure of mortgages, construction liens, and tax liabilities but otherwise, whether a client owns a modest abode or a beachfront mansion, the equity is generally protected against creditors.

Article Written for : bizjournals.com
As the story goes, John D. Rockefeller was getting his shoes shined when the shoeshine boy, not knowing whose shoes he was shining, started offering stock tips.

That was Rockefeller’s cue to turn bearish on the stock market. "Secret" tips lose their efficacy when no longer secret.

While speaking at a recent seminar, we received several questions from CPAs and financial professionals about the use of Delaware bank accounts to protect cash. The questions reflect a national trend to use Delaware accounts for "asset protection."

Friday, 31 July 2015 00:00

The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

Article written for: ABA Property and Probate Journal

An Overview of Refinements to The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA) was recently adopted by the Uniform Law Commission (Commission) as the successor to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA). UFTA was itself an update of its predecessor, the Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act (UFCA).  UFCA was revised to conform the Act to the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. UVTA resolves several “narrowly-defined issues.” UVTA Prefatory Note 5 (2014).

Article written for: Accounting Today
Limited liability companies have become the entity of choice for small business owners and are commonly utilized by professionals in asset protection planning.
Choosing to use the LLC over (for example) a corporation may be prudent but raises the question of where to form the LLC. There are several factors to consider in deciding where to establish the entity. Picking the right LLC jurisdiction may be as important as the decision to use an LLC.

We cater to the professional, entrepreneur and investor seeking customized domestic and international asset protection strategies.

Our firm also analyzes potential exposure to individuals and businesses and provides strategies to insulate vulnerable assets.

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