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Offshore Company Formation Strategies

The best Offshore Company Formation Strategy for you will consider two things. First, on the amount of money you need to protect. Second, the extent of your legal challenges. In addition to your asset protection needs we also consider your need for privacy as well as tax issues. Below you will find three levels of strategies. They increase in levels of protection and financial privacy using offshore companies, banking and trusts.

Offshore Company Formation Strategy 1

  1. Nevis Limited Liability Company – $1585
  2. Offshore Bank Account – $550

Total: $2,135

The benefits of this strategy, primarily, are that it locates capital in an offshore bank account. An offshore company, in turn, owns the bank account. This makes it extremely difficult to discover when someone performs an asset search on you. Money transfers in and out of your account will be in the name of the company, thus omitting your personal name from the electronic trail.

Nevis LLC statutes contain strong provisions such that when a member (“owner”) of the LLC is sued and receives a court-ordered judgment to pay, the LLC and the assets therein can be protected from seizure.

Offshore Incorporation Strategy 2

  1. Nevis Limited Liability Company – $1585
  2. Offshore Bank Account – $550
  3. Nevis Office Program – $995
  4. Nominee officer and director privacy service – $775

Total $3,905

This offshore company formation plan contains the same benefits of the company and bank account strategy described above, but also includes the Nevis office program, which includes an address with mail forwarding as well as a phone and fax. When an actual or potential litigant calls to see if the company is a legitimate Nevis operation, we answer the phone on your company’s behalf. We also receive mail from these offshore companies and forward it to the client. These elements take away the court argument that the company is simply a shell to hide assets. Moreover, the name of the owners are not in the public records. So, it achieves asset protection through statute by the Nevis LLC law. Plus, the strategy offers a sophisticated level of privacy. Many also use this service to place an address, phone and fax on the company website.

Nominee privacy service allows you to maintain 100% control through voting rights while, at the same time, keeping your name off of the officers / directors / managers list of offshore companies. When asked in court if or in a deposition if you are a director or manager of the company you can truthfully state that you are not.

Offshore Company and Trust Strategy 3

  1. Cook Islands Trust – $12,995
  2. Nevis LLC – $1585
  3. Swiss Offshore Bank Account – $750
  4. Bank required certificate of incumbency $495

Total $15,825

Many experts agree that the strongest asset protection tool in the world is the asset protection trust formed in the Cook Islands (south of Hawaii). When the judge in the US, for example, demands that the trust funds be brought back to the US and given to your enemy-at-law, the licensed, bonded trustee in the Cook Islands (who is outside of the US judge’s jurisdiction) can refuse to comply. Therefore, it puts you in a position of impossibility to comply with the judge’s orders to return the funds. Your money remains safe and secure beyond the reach of the courts.

The Nevis LLC will be 100% owned by your Cook Islands trust. You are the manager of your offshore companies (in this case, the Nevis LLC). Additionally, you are the signer on the accounts and have complete management control. This places a legal tool inside of the LLC that you can control until the legal duress arises. When the “bad thing” happens, the trustee, in turn, steps in and protects you. forms thousands of packages every year, protecting the interests of our clients. Call to speak with an offshore consultant to find out what plan is right for you.