The Asset Protection Review
The APR is a thorough analysis of circumstances and goals with recommendations for action. It is a good starting point if a client is uncertain about what action to take regarding a business or investment structure or defending assets, particularly in when assets are exposed to judgments or pending or threatened litigation.
In terms of format, the APR is a dialogue between attorney and client (rather than a formal analysis or report). It is conducted entirely online, supplemented by a phone or video call if necessary. The maximum available attorney time for an APR is two hours (which may be spread over up to three business days) after which it automatically concludes. By way of explanation, this is not a three-day consultation. We allow the consultation to be spread over that period of time, up to the two-hour maximum, in order to facilitate thorough Q&A with the client.
APR fees are $750 for issues up to $1M; $1M to $1.5M – $850; $1.5M to $5M – $1,250; in excess of $5M – $2,500.
Beginning the APR
If you would like to proceed with an APR, we would ask that you provide us with a concise list of assets and liabilities (not full financials); a narrative description of your current circumstances and entity/asset protection structure, if any; and a summary of any legal action that may be currently on file or threatened. If litigation is pending, we would also need to know if any written discovery (interrogatories or requests for production) has been served upon you, and if you have replied. If so, we will need copies.
We are an email-oriented office, so our online asset protection consultations begin with an email back-and-forth dialogue between attorney and client. Our attorney’s objective is to first gather basic facts and documents, after which he can offer a legal opinion, answer questions, and advise on suggested options. This process has proven very popular with clients, because it is unrushed and the client has a written email record of the legal advice given.
Availability and Response Time
We are generally available on business days during normal office hours (Monday through Friday, 8-5 CST). Our response time is usually one to two business days from the time we receive all necessary information and payment from the client – but it can be sooner depending on our backlog.
Advance payment is required. There are a variety of available payment options including credit/debit and Paypal, as well as wire transfer and direct deposit to our operating account at Wells Fargo. If you would like a no-obligation statement prior to making payment, we will gladly provide one. Files go into our queue in the order in which payment is made.
Supporting and Background Documentation
After retaining us, please send copies of supporting documents by email or fax to (832) 201-5327. We do not open a file or save attachments until payment is made, so please wait until after you have retained us to send documents and attachments as there will be no file to put them in. Please supply only documents that are directly relevant to your legal issues.
No Tax, Bookkeeping, or Accounting Advice
Our asset protection counsel does not include accounting, tax, or investment advice. We are not tax advisors, nor do we have a CPA on staff. All clients are encouraged to consult a qualified CPA and/or investment advisor as part of the client’s professional team in order to be fully informed on the tax and financial implications of a proposed asset protection structure.
Please complete our Client Inquiry Form. No appointment is necessary to being the process. Our initial response will be preliminary and general in nature and not a formal legal opinion. You will then have the option of proceeding with paid legal services if you wish.
Thank you for your interest in our law firm. We look forward to being of assistance to you.
“Six years ago, David guided me through implementing an asset protection plan. I was sued by two major US banks. Both got six-figure judgments but no one collected a dime. David knows real estate law and asset protection!”