The Real Estate Privacy Trust is sometimes referred to genericaly as the 'Land Trust'. It allows you to better enhance and preserve your privacy as to the ownership of real estate. Used in conjunction with an LLC, the trust provides for someone (perhaps a married sister with a different last name?) to serve as the trustee with either you as the beneficial interest holder or an LLC as the beneficial interest holder. Many of my real estate investor clients use this method to hold investment real estate and to keep their personal name off the public record.