FRACKING: The Coming Litigation Storm…

Volume XXII • Number 1 • March/April 2014 © Donlevy-Rosen & Rosen, P.A. INTRODUCTION. Fracking (hydraulic fracturing) is a drilling process that was first commercially used in 1949, and one whose use has exploded in recent years. Fracking involves forcing fluid at high pressure into a geologic formation containing oil or gas. The fluid fractures [...]

Estate Planning Council of Manatee County Speaking Event

Attorney Howard Rosen will be the featured speaker at a January 21, 2014 meeting of the Estate Planning Council of Manatee County. Howard’s presentation, titled “Asset Protection with Offshore Trusts”, will take place at a lunch meeting beginning at noon at the Bradenton Country Club. One hour of continuing education credit may be available, as […]

Rush University Case: What Could Have Been Done Differently?

A 2012 Illinois Supreme Court case, Rush University Medical Center v. Sessions, has been touted as proof that asset protection trusts, especially offshore trusts, do not work. In this issue we will clarify and enlighten our readers as to why that particular offshore trust failed to protect assets, and we will point out what could and should have been done differently so that the protective planning would have worked as intended.