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Offshore Protection with Domestic Simplicity

The Bridge Trust® combines the strength of an offshore asset protection trust, without the cost, complexity and compliance requirements. The Bridge Trust is registered offshore but is domesticated for tax and administrative purposes.

Clients want the strongest possible protection for their assets if they are ever threatened. They also want simple maintenance, minimal costs, and absolute control of their assets.

Unique benefits of The Bridge Trust® include:

  • Asset can remain in the US with Current Bank
  • Client May be the Trustee
  • No IRS filing requirements of any kind
  • No IRS Form 3520 or 3520A
  • No IRS FinCEN or FATCA Disclosures
  • No Requirement of a Foreign Trustee

If a legal crisis occurs, the Trust and accompanying assets “cross the bridge” to the world’s oldest and most tested offshore jurisdiction – The Cook Islands.

Absent a threatening legal crisis, the client maintains direct control as trustee.

The Bridge Trust® was pioneered by Lodmell & Lodmell, nearly 20 years ago and has been in use ever since.

A properly drafted Bridge Trust® is extremely strong. Combined with the correct integration with the Asset Management Limited Partnership and Limited Liability Company, the Bridge Trust® is our choice.

5 Reasons Why the Bridge Trust® is Better than a Foreign Asset Protection Trust

Pashmina Lalchandani

CEO & Co-Founder, Bar & Cocoa / Owner, Flow Simple
December 9, 2010, Douglass was a client of Pashmina’s

I’ve known Doug in many contexts, as a friend, as a client and as a business partner and he impresses me on all levels. He’s dependable, smart, generous and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending him and his law firm to anyone.
He’s the best and most ethical lawyers providing asset protection with rock solid strategies to give you peace of mind about your wealth. Straight forward, and straight talk. Doug is exactly the lawyer I want on my side. If I send someone to Doug, I know they’ll thank me for it!

Social & Solar Entrepreneur, Pan Afrikan Theorist, Translator/Interpreter,
Founder & Visionary Leader @ Afrikanpride.
March 12, 2011, Marlon E. D. J. worked with Douglass but at different companies

Doug is one of the most powerful thinker i have came across. During the short time that i have known Doug he has been a great source of inspiration. He has a simplistic yet effective and accurate way to analyze anything you bring to his attention, and then by asking you key questions he gets you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Besides being extremely bright, he is a genuine and caring individual which is why I feel fortunate to know him. I can say without a doubt that he his the person you would want to talk to if you were in need of a person with his expertise.
Most of the lawyers out there will probably meet your needs, but if you are looking for someone to exceed your expectations and give you that wow factor, look no more he is the person for the job.

Patricia Salter

Associate Dentist at Smileology
December 1, 2010, Patricia was a client of Douglass’

I have been a client of Douglas Lodmell’s since 2001. My main concern was asset protection in this litigious society. I can sleep alot better at night knowing I have the instruments in place to protect the fruits of my labor, and that they will not end up in the hands of a slick trial attorney.

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