The use of trust protectors in domestic trusts has exploded in recent years. Their popularity is reflected in the growing body of statutory recognition, extending beyond dedicated directed trust statutes to other states.
Though statutory law is growing in the U.S., there is scant case law to guide practitioners through some of the more challenging issues concerning trust protectors. Moreover, scholars disagree – sometimes stringently – on the propriety of using trust protectors beyond the offshore asset protection trust context. Most importantly, the role of the protector is not a “one-size-fits-all” solution; the role must be tailored to the demands of each client’s plan.
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Matthew T. McClintock lives in Evergreen, Colorado and focuses on the areas of estate planning, long-term trust design & implementation, planning for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, business startup and transition, and domestic and international asset protection. He has a special interest in emerging technologies, blockchain development and cryptocurrency adoption, and is involved in developing legislation and legal solutions for leaders in disruptive tech companies. Matt is a frequent presenter and author, usually on those areas of law and their impact on individuals, families, and businesses.
He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Wyoming Bar Association, the Alaska Bar Association, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, and WealthCounsel. He also volunteers on the board of directors for Team Evergreen, the oldest and largest cycling club in Colorado.
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