Mark Merric



Mr. Merric is the manager of the Merric Law Firm, LLC, a manager of the Alliance of International Legal Counselors, LLC, and a manager of China-U.S. Import Export Sourcing Company. He is active in the areas of domestic and offshore asset protection, domestic and international estate planning and international business transactions. Prior to practicing as an attorney, Mark Merric developed a strong business background practicing as a Certified Public Accountant for over twelve years. During this time, he worked for a Final Four Accounting Firm, two local accounting firms, and managed his own accounting firm.

Which Situs is Best in 2016? 
Mark Merric & Daniel G. Worthington examine the best jurisdictions to establish a trust
Find the Best Situs for Domestic Asset Protection Trusts 
Mark Merric & Daniel G. Worthington offer an exhaustive look at the 15 states with DAPT statutes
Mississippi Enacts Self-Settled Asset Protection Trust Legislation
Mississippi now joins 14 other states—Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming—that permit the creation of certain grantor “self-settled trusts.”
Which Trust Situs is Best in 2014? 
Daniel G. Worthington & Mark Merric update their encyclopedic guide to the top trust situses for 2014
Domestic Asset Protection Trusts 
Mark Merric & Daniel G. Worthington rank the best jurisdictions in which to situs your domestic asset protection trusts.
Creditor Protection for IRAs 
Michelle Ward and Mark Merric discuss what a planner should recommend to their client to obtain better asset protection, while still receiving the benefits of tax-free compounding
Which Situs is Best in 2012? 
The combination of the generous $5 million gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions (adjusted for inflation) provided in the
Fraudulent Transfer Claims 
The first bankruptcy case involving an Alaska asset protection trust (APT), In re Mortensen,1 has been decided. This case (we'll refer to it as Mortensen
Beware of Federal Super Creditors 
Is there such a thing as bulletproof asset protection against federal claims? Many estate planners say and advise their clients to use or rely on certain
Asset Protection for the Middle Class 
There's a new type of asset protection technique that's evolved from a well-established and highly effective elder law planning tool: the irrevocable
Charging Order 
A charging order only allows a creditor the right to attach distributions rather than allowing a creditor to succeed to all of the ownership rights of
Which Situs Is Best? 
The unsettled estate tax environment and harsh economic climate have created a new competitiveness: to be considered the jurisdiction for trusts and win
A Threat to All SNTs 
Most people haven't noticed, but the Uniform Trust Code (UTC) and the Restatement (Third) of Trusts together abolish the 125-year-old common law distinction
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