The Certified Asset Protection Advisor™ Series (CAPA™)

FEC 201: Understanding Asset Protection from a Client Perspective
FEC 202: Asset Protection Continuum – part 1
FEC 203: Asset Protection Continuum – part 2
FEC 204: Asset Protection Case Studies
FEC 205: Asset Protection Ethics & Fraud
FEC 206: Attracting and Working with Asset Protection Clients


Course Descriptions

FEC 201: Understanding Asset Protection from a Client Perspective

Everyone can benefit from understanding how to protect their assets from lawsuits, taxes, divorces, and a myriad of other threats. Often clients seeking out asset protection share some common characteristics such as: wealth, business ownership, real estate ownership, considerable income and estate tax exposures, and high risk professions or other potential liabilities that keep them up at night – or should. Explore how to attract and engage these clients through an understanding and appreciation of their needs and perspectives.

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FEC 202: Asset Protection Continuum – part 1

From a survey perspective, and then in depth, review the varied strategies in the asset protection continuum. Learn: what asset protection is and is not, asset protection techniques, what won’t work, what might work, and what should work. Part 1 also covers: gifting, joint ownership, exemption planning, insurance, qualified and non-qualified plans, as well as business entities including Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and Corporations – each for business and non-business purposes.
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FEC 203: Asset Protection Continuum – part 2

Part 2 expands the in-depth review to explain additional advanced asset protection techniques such as: Irrevocable Domestic Trusts, Equity Stripping, Business Asset Collateralizations, Captive Insurance Companies, Domestic Limited Partnerships with Offshore Trust ownership, Offshore Asset Protection Trusts, and Expatriation.

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FEC 204: Asset Protection Case Studies

As with all advanced planning techniques, learning by doing creates in-depth understanding through shared experience. These case studies demonstrate how to help actual clients through authentic case facts to cement your knowledge and ability. Discover typical opportunities, traps, pitfalls, and the collaborative advantage by reviewing facts and brainstorming possible solutions individually and in interdisciplinary groups.

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FEC 205: Asset Protection Ethics & Fraud

In the advisor’s zeal to protect assets for clients, professionals must also protect themselves as well as the client from inadvertently causing liability, including the possibility of professional censure and/or loss of professional license, or even civil or criminal liability. Learn about the questions every advisor must ask their clients, what must be done to protect the professional and the client, how to avoid violating the Fraudulent Transfer Laws, Civil and Criminal Liability, as well as other ethical considerations for the professional advisor.

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FEC 206: Attracting and Working with Asset Protection Clients

Learn how develop your skills, practice, and marketing to help these unique clients. Recognize client concerns regarding their wealth, business ownership, real estate ownership, tax exposures, and high risk professions, as well as other potential liabilities that keep them up at night – or should. Explore how to attract and engage these clients through an understanding and appreciation of their needs and perspectives.

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