Are you protecting your business interests?
Abstract: This article describes several business asset-protection strategies that owners should consider implementing to help ensure that their business will remain a valuable asset for their heirs. These include creating separate entities, stripping the company of equity, or distributing accumulated earnings to the owners. But, as a sidebar explains, the time to implement asset-protection strategies is well before the company runs into trouble with creditors’ claims. Otherwise one could run afoul of fraudulent conveyance laws.