I'd like to find an Asset Protection lawyer mostly for my business here on avvo but the search feature doesn't have asset protection as an option. Is there another term for asset protection that I should be using to search for? Is Estate Planning the term I should use?
Depending on exactly what you wish to accomplish, your best bet would be to search for a business/corporate attorney if it's a matter of using entities to limit liability. If you're looking for other techniques you should consider looking for a trusts & estates lawyer, because many of the techniques used for asset protection in general are also used in general trusts practice and in estate planning.
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I would use estate planning as you suggest.
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You may want to look for an experienced bankruptcy attorney.
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I do not practice in the asset protection arena but when I have had this issue come up before with one of my clients I was able to locate a good referral by searching in the estate planning field. If there is a lot of debt involved that you are concerned about, you should probably run the scenario by a bankruptcy lawyer just to be safe.
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