Category Archives: Family Offices

  1. Don’t Fall Prey to an Entity Salesman When You Need an Advisor

    • by Jimmy Sexton
    • March 21st, 2018

    Don’t Fall Prey to an Entity Salesman When You Need an Advisor

    Savvy people often implement international asset protection and estate planning structures. The problem is they often fall prey to entity salesman claiming to be advisors.

    Real advisors do what is best for you, not for them. If you are considering setting up an asset protection or estate plan, make sure you hire an advisor and not an entity salesman. At Esquire Group, we are proud to be advisors.

    Contact us for advice on your international asset protection or estate planning structure by clicking here.

  2. Liechtenstein is a Great Jurisdiction for Sharia Compliant Succession Planning

    • by Jimmy Sexton
    • March 2nd, 2018


    Muslims are required to arrange their affairs such that their estates are distributed pursuant to Sharia law’s share system.

    The Problem

    This is easily accomplished with assets located within a Sharia law country because estates are, by default, distributed according to Sharia law’s share system.

    Ensuring assets located outside of a Sharia law country are distributed in accordance with Sharia law is not quite so straight forward, however. The reason is that many countries don’t recognize Sharia law and, absent advanced planning, will distribute estates in accordance with local law rather than Sharia law. Even if the country where the assets are located recognizes Sharia law estate distribution principles, they likely won’t recognize the concept of plural marriage, meaning assets passed to any wife, other than the first wife, would likely be subject to estate tax.


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