Norfolk & Plymouth Estate and Business Planning Council

Why You Should Care: 

The Advisor’s Guide to Asset Protection Planning

Thursday, March 23, 2017

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM  - Lantana, 43 Scanlon Drive, Randolph, MA 02368


About this presentation...

Melissa Langa, Esq. of Bove & Langa P.C. will present on Why You Should Care: The Advisor’s Guide to Asset Protection Planning at the Norfolk & Plymouth Estate and Business Planning Council (NPEPC) on Thursday March 23, 2017. 

All advisors working within the estate planning field can bring value to their clients through a basic understanding of the tools of asset protection planning. Do you know the level of protection Massachusetts affords insurance products? Are all retirement assets equally protected? Can sloppy accounting practices permit a creditor to reach an affiliated business? Do you mistakenly believe the only viable asset protection trust is one located in a jurisdiction with specific asset protection legislation? 

This lecture will provide the estate planning advisor with the ability to identify the asset protection elements of a client’s plan and issue spot for possible chinks in the armor of protection.

Meet Our Speaker...

Melissa Langa, Esq. of Bove & Langa P.C.

Melissa Langa has built a dynamic practice guiding individuals, families, businesses, and charitable organizations in designing and implementing customized tax-efficient structures to meet their particular estate planning, asset protection planning, business, and charitable needs. Her clients are local and international. As part of her practice, Melissa has assisted business owners who wish to pass a business to certain children while treating their other children fairly, has helped surviving family members navigate the legal and tax implications of a loved one’s death while preserving family harmony, has drafted customized shared use agreements for vacation homes enjoyed by multiple generations, has prepared complex trusts to provide for family members with special needs, has assisted international families navigate the US tax system, has counseled clients in marital planning with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and has designed complex gifting structures to meet specific family and philanthropic goals. Melissa’s practice encompasses not only that of a trusts and estates advisor, but also as a family advisor and sounding board for all matters legal which a family faces in the 21st century. Prior to Bove & Langa, Melissa’s legal experience included advocating for civil rights on behalf of the United States in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court — specifically protecting the employment rights of minorities, women, the disabled, and the aged. While taking time off from the law to raise her children, Melissa’s civic activities included leading a civil rights political action committee, spearheading the funding and building of a new elementary school playground, and serving as a town meeting member. Upon re-entry to the law, Melissa chose the field of Trusts and Estates as the ideal vehicle to allow her to continue her advocacy for clients’ personal rights and to help them build a better legal blueprint for themselves and their families.

” My favorite part of the day is working with clients. They are dealing with important and sometimes difficult issues, and must understand complex concepts outside their normal comfort zones. That moment when they get it, when they understand they are in control of what happens, it’s pure joy to me. And if we can enjoy a laugh or two along the way as we discuss life and death issues, that’s the icing on the cake.”


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