Asset Protection

By: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD

The process of taking steps to minimize the risk of creditors or other claimants from being able to reach your assets. This can include setting up a different entity, such as an LLC, for each property, business, etc. Thus, if one particular property is subject to a suit (e.g., a tenant is hurt on one rental property) the claimant will be limited to the assets from that particular property or entity. This can prevent a domino effect against your other assets. An LLC, just like a limited partnership, offers important benefits where asset protection is important.

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