Asset Protection Society


Asset Protection Society’s

2nd Annual Asset Protection Forum

If you were unable to attend the Asset Protection Society’s 2nd annual Asset Protection Forum but would like to listen to the audio files in an mp3 format you may order your copy by clicking here.

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The brochure outlines the Forum with a list of the speakers, topics to be covered, a timeline, and reservation information.

What will this event cost?

Because the APS™ is always looking out its member’s and prospective member’s best interest we have, again, priced the annual Asset Protection Forum at a very reasonable rate.  We do this so that you are able to attend; we would never want anyone, member or otherwise, to miss out an opportunity like this for cost reasons.

APS™ Member Status Cost of Attendance
APS™ State Representative


CWPP™ Advisor and APS™ Member  






Guest Fee (1 guest attending with a member) $199.00
Additional Guest Fees (more than 1 guest) $150.00


Agenda: (for a detailed agenda, scroll down)

Monday October 6th

8:00 – 8:20 am                         Introduction

8:20 – 9:50 am                         Domestic and International Asset Protection

9:50 – 10:00 am                       Break

10:00 – 11:00 am                     Physician Captives

11:00 – noon                           New Developments in 401(k) Planning

Noon – 1:00 pm                       Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 pm                        Superflex (The New Comparability Plan)

2:00 – 3:30 pm                        Unique Captives Insurance Companies for small and large clients

3:30 – 5:00 pm                        Capital Split Dollar

Tuesday October 7th

8:00 – 9:00 am                        Advanced Funding for College Planning

9:00 – 10:00 am                      IRA/Pension Rescue

10:00 – 10:15 am                    Break

10:15 – 11:15                           Income for life planning

11:15 – noon                           Family Office Structure Part I

Noon -1:00                              Lunch

1:00 – 2:00                              Family Office Structure Part II

2:00 – 3:00                               Case Design (Clients less than $5,000,000)

3:00 – 4:30                               Case Studies (Client more than $5,000,000)

Agenda with Speakers and Summary of Topics:

Monday October 6th

8:00-8:20 am                Introduction

8:20-9:50 am                Domestic and International Asset Protection

Jim Duggan, JD, MBA

Learn the foundation for how to setup and properly structure, both, a “domestic” and “international” asset protection plan. Every client who implements an asset protection plan will have a domestic element to their plan and the more affluent clients will typically have an international element. In this session, you will learn how to use domestic asset protection trusts, Limited Liability Companies, Family Limited Partnerships, as well as international LLCs and Offshore Asset Protection Trusts. When you are done with this session, you should have a good, working knowledge of core domestic asset protection planning and how to properly structure a plan.

9:50-10:00 am              Break

10:00-11:00 am            Physician Captives

Since 2001, medical malpractice insurance liability rates have escalated to the point where, for many physicians, coverage is no longer affordable.  Costs for physicians who have had no claims or a good claims history have gone up too.  Most physicians think there are no options to mitigate these costs.  During this session, you will learn how you can help physicians reduce their malpractice premiums by an average of 25% while paying premiums to their own captive insurance company. Physicians who have good claims experience will then be able to have access to the accumulated premiums to be used as tax-favorable retirement income.  Physicians who have had claims will be no worse off than they were before.  This is a very powerful tool you can use to help your physician clients.

11:00 – noon                New Developments in 401(k) Planning

The new regulations that have come down on the qualified planning area have been significant. Few people understand how these regulations will affect their own plans let alone their clients’ plans.  In this session you will get an overview of the new regulations as well as how you can properly craft qualified plans in a legal and discriminating manner to benefit small- to medium-sized business owners.  This session will cover traditional and new developments on 401(k) Plans, Profit Sharing Plans (including new comparability plans), and Defined Benefit Plans.

Noon-1:00 pm             Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 pm             Superflex (The “New” Comparability Plan)

In this session you’ll learn about a truly unique twist to the already beneficial New Comparability Profit Sharing Plan called the “Superflex”. While this plan is not for every employer, if the goal is to be positioned to tax-defer the maximum amount of money for business owners and the minimum amount for rank-in-file employees, you must know about the SuperFlex program.

2:00 – 3:30 pm             Unique Captive Insurance Companies (CIC) for small and large clients

In this session you will learn about one of the most powerful business, estate, and financial planning tools available today; the 831(b) CIC.  You will also learn how to incorporate the use of CICs with International Life Insurance structures.

CICs allow businesses to tax deduct premiums of $125,000 – $1.2 million dollars per year into a structure that can be owned by the business owner, other family member, or even an irrevocable trust.  The income, capital gains, and estate tax planning possibilities with CICs are significant. Until recently, only “large” businesses could afford a CIC (premiums in excess of $300,000 a year).  In this session you will learn about a simple and affective CIC structure designed to receive premiums starting as low as $100,000.  This smaller-company CIC structure opens up the ability to use CICs for a significant amount of small businesses that were otherwise priced out of the market with traditional captive structures.

3:30 – 5:00 pm Capital Split Dollar

During this session you will be given a history on split dollar life insurance planning as well as the current state of the law and how that affects “traditional” uses of split dollar.  For those who don’t know, split dollar is not dead.

Additionally, you will learn about the very powerful Capital Split Dollar (CSD) Life Insurance program.

CSD is a “Safe Harbor” leveraged split-dollar loan arrangement under IRS Reg. §§ 1.264(d)(1) and 1.7872-15.  The annual contributions are 100% tax deductable to the employer and about 35% is taxable to the employee. It provides substantial tax-free retirement and death benefits. The equivalent pre-tax rate of return is as high as 20% (depending on actual tax brackets).

Any employee (including owners) of a “C” or “S” corporation, partnership, LLC, and/or LLP is eligible to participate. Plan benefits can be used for retirement, estate planning and to fund buy/sell agreements. Finally, CSD is not subject to the company’s general creditors, offers selective participant involvement, and is not under the onerous deferred compensation regulations

Tuesday October 7th

8:00 – 9:00 am             Advanced Funding for College Planning

Roccy DeFrancesco, JD, CWPP, CAPP, MMB

One of the most difficult subjects for a parent and grandparent today is how to pay for their child or grandchild’s college education.  The first part of this session will explain to you the available options clients have to obtain financial aid (which is not available to many affluent clients).  The second part of this session will discuss the “real math” behind how to use cash value life insurance as an alternative college funding vehicle vs. 529 plans.

9:00 – 10:00 am           IRA/Pension Rescue (Mitigating the 75% Tax-Trap)

Allen Grosnick, CLU, ChFC

There are tens of thousands of people who have estate tax problems and money in an IRA or qualified plan. This is known as the 75% tax trap and is one of the most difficult problems to deal with in an estate/financial plan. During this session you will learn several useful ways to mitigate the problem including the concept of “Liquidate and Leverage” and “Pension Rescue” done right under the new laws and valuation rules.  Dealing with this problem correctly avoids a huge Tax Time-Bomb and can literally pass millions of more dollars to the heirs.  Instead of simply handing 75% of the tax-deferred money to the IRS after the of  death of the Plan Participant it is possible to have as much cash flow during life (or a lot more if required) and pass significantly more to the family and to other Charitable Institutions.

10:00 – 10:15 am         Break

10:15-11:15                 Income for life planning

Mike Duncan

As our population ages, many people are moving from the accumulation phase of their life to the income phase where it is much more important to have a guaranteed income for life vs. reaching for growth on existing assets.  In this session you will learn how to use a product that will guarantee a 7% rate of return on an accumulation value that ALSO guarantees an income for life (6% for a 70 year old, 6.5% for 75 year old, etc).  You will also learn how to increase the guaranteed retirement income by 3% a year if a client has a need for long-term care benefits. What you will learn in this session will change the way you think about planning for retirement and securing an income stream that can not be outlived.

11:15 – noon                Family Office Structure Part I

Jim Duggan, JD, MBA

In this session you will learn about the much talked about but rarely understood “Family Office Structure.” At the core of family office planning is the notion of utilizing business planning principles to help accomplish personal wealth planning objectives – institutionalizing one’s wealth platform. The goal of the family office is to allow the senior generation to structure their wealth so that multiple generations to follow will benefit from it.  This is accomplished by creating a disciplined structure that is treated with heightened respect so the structure can remain financially viable for generations to come.

One of the key components to funding and sustaining a lasting family office is the purchase of life insurance on not only the first generation, but multiple generations to follow. The money used to fund the initial life insurance purchase is typically funded in a tax-advantageous manner through the integration of other tools such as FLPs, IDGTs, etc.  Then subsequent purchases are done through accumulated trust assets.

The APS believes that no large family estate can be complete without the integration of a family office.

Noon-1:00                   Lunch

1:00 – 2:00                   Family Office Structure Part II –Jim Duggan

Continuation from Part I

2:00-3:00                     Case Design (Clients less than $5,000,000)

During this session the speakers and specifically Roccy DeFrancesco and Jim Duggan will be going through various case studies for clients with a net worth of less than $5,000,000.  This session will show attendees how to apply the concepts discussed at this year’s Forum as well as last year’s Forum.  The feedback from the 1st Annual APS Forum was very positive and because many attendees requested additional practical case studies, we have added them to this year’s Forum.

3:00-3:15                     Break

3:15-4:30                     Case Studies (Client more than $5,000,000)

During this session the case studies will deal with clients who have a net worth in excess of $10,000,000.  Topics discussed will include but will not be limited to: LLCs, FLPs, freeze partnerships, intentionally defective grantor trusts, charitable planning, CICs, international tax planning, premium financed life insurance, etc.

Missed the 2007 1st Annual Form?

To download last year’s brochure, please, click here.

If you missed the 1st annual AP Forum or would like to view the event in its entirety you may do so by purchasing the Asset Protection Society’s 1st annual Asset Protection Forum 16 hour 5 disk DVD set.