Publications

Books

Books published by Jacob Stein.

International Joint Ventures: A Concise Guide for Attorneys & Business OwnersInternational Joint Ventures: A Concise Guide for Attorneys & Business Owners

by Jacob Stein & Robert Klueger

What is the best entity, what is the best way to negotiate a joint venture agreement, how to conduct country and partner due diligence, what are the tax consequences? These are some of the questions that come up when considering an international joint venture. 

This book offers an easy-to-understand guide to a complex business structure and is a great tool for  business owners and attorneys. 

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Asset Protection for California ResidentsAsset Protection for California Residents

by Jacob Stein

The only book on asset protection planning specific to California residents. This book is a must read for any Californian who has assets that he wants to keep. Learn how to use limited liability companies, limited partnerships, various trusts, transmutation agreements, sophisticated offshore structures and many other planning tools to protect your home, retirement accounts, investments, rental real estate, business interests, intellectual property and any other asset that is valuable to you. The book focuses largely on California law and planning for California clients, but where appropriate covers the laws of other leading asset protection jurisdictions like Delaware, Nevada, Cook Islands, etc.

In addition to the substantive discussion, this book also takes a revealing look at the practical aspects of asset protection. Is it ever too late to plan? Is it safe to place assets offshore? How to pick the right structure for your client? What really works and what does not. Whenever possible, the author relates client case histories and anecdotes to readily illustrate what works and what does not work. The author is a practicing attorney specializing exclusively in asset protection planning, with many years of experience. He has represented over a 1,000 wealthy clients over the course of his career. He shares his extensive experience and knowledge of the law in an easy to read and understand manner.

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A Lawyer’s Guide to Asset Protection Planning In CaliforniaA Lawyer’s Guide to Asset Protection Planning In California

by Jacob Stein

A Lawyer’s Guide to Asset Protection Planning in California is the first and only treatise on asset protection planning specific to California. A desktop reference guide that every attorney in California should have. In-depth coverage of the underlying substantive law and legal doctrines, with a review of applicable statutes and cases. Analysis of the most commonly used structures and planning obstacles. The book focuses largely on California law and planning for California clients, but where appropriate, covers the laws of other leading asset protection jurisdictions like Delaware, Nevada, Cook Islands, etc. In addition to the substantive discussion, this book also takes a revealing look at the practical aspects of asset protection.

Is it ever too late to plan? Is it safe to place assets offshore? How to pick the right structure for your client? What really works and what does not. Learn how to protect your clients’ assets from plaintiffs and creditors. Coverage includes planning with community property, domestic and foreign business entities, domestic and foreign trusts and retirement plans. Specific emphasis will be placed on protecting assets in a troubled economy, including protection from lenders and landlords holding personal guarantees. You’ll learn various ways, from the very simple to the very sophisticated, to protect specific assets common to all clients: houses, bank and brokerage accounts, rental real estate, businesses and professional practices and retirement plans.

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Asset Protection – A Technical ManualAsset Protection – A Technical Manual

by Jacob Stein

“Asset Protection Planning” by Jacob Stein is a technical manual on the subject used by attorneys and CPAs. It’s a detailed study of a number of key areas – the underlying substantive law of asset protection, fraudulent transfer and collection laws, and asset protection with foreign and domestic trusts, legal entities, for married couples and for retirement plans.

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