Georgetown Trust Blog

Asset Protection Structures - A Quick Overview

Posted by David J Drummond on Aug 12, 2017 1:55:59 PM

I spend a majority of my day conversing with individuals from around the world looking to protect themselves, their families and their assets. And, as you can imagine, each and every invidividual's personal situation is different. There is not one simple "pill" that can be utilized by everyone.

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Topics: Asset Protection, Foundations, International Business Companies, International Trusts

The Capital Contribution Question

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Feb 1, 2017 11:18:17 AM

The creating of a company, be it a corporation or a limited liability company, requires one to specify to the service provider certain particulars with regard to the entity. You will be required to select a company name, identify the owners and their percentage ownership, specify the type of business to be performed, the geographic location in which the entity will operate and who is responsible for managing the company. These are all very straight forward, however, the item that causes the most confusions is the capital contribution amount.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA, Asset Protection, International Business Companies

5 Things to Know Before Starting International Business Companies

Posted by David J Drummond on Sep 8, 2016 11:48:27 AM

If you are hoping to start a company in Belize, you'll have several classification options. However, one of the most popular is the IBC, or International Business Company. Starting an IBC offers a number of benefits, but there are also some limitations. These are the five things you should know before you start your own IBC in Belize.

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Topics: International Business Companies

History and Advantages of a Corporate Structure

Posted by David J Drummond on Jun 22, 2016 3:28:46 PM

To protect your hard-earned wealth and preserve your assets for the future, a corporate structure is often the best course of action. These corporate structures limit your individual liability, creating a level of protection between you and the real estate, cash or investments you have worked so hard to earn. 

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Topics: International Business Companies

Company Ownership for an LLC and an IBC

Posted by David J Drummond on May 12, 2016 10:39:29 AM

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Both the Limited Liability Company, or LLC, and the International Business Company, or IBC, are corporate structures that can be a smart choice for the savvy investor. 

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Topics: International Business Companies

Capital Contributions for an LLC or an IBC

Posted by David J Drummond on Apr 20, 2016 1:17:12 PM

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For an LLC or an IBC to be corporate structures in more than name only, they need to contain assets of some kind. When establishing either a Limited Liability Company or an International Business Company, it is standard to bring to the table capital contributions, or an initial investment.

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Topics: International Business Companies

Explore the Benefits of Belize as a Corporate Domicile

Posted by David J Drummond on Mar 22, 2016 11:37:05 AM

Setting up international structures such as an International Business Company or a Limited Liability Company can feel like a long process, and often it is easy to get caught up in the differences between the two.

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Topics: International Business Companies

Similarities Between the IBC and the LLC

Posted by David J Drummond on Mar 16, 2016 9:16:40 AM

To protect wealth, international asset protection structures are a top choice for many of the savviest investors. While these structures come in many forms, it is up to each individual to determine which opportunity will be the most advantageous to their current financial situation.

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Topics: International Business Companies

Similarities And Differences Of The IBC and LLC

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Nov 4, 2015 2:05:01 PM

Establishing a business in Belize is a popular choice for both savvy small business owners and large financial corporations. Since Belize boasts a low cost of living, the overhead for operations can be incredibly affordable, saving businesses money on a day-to-day basis.

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Topics: International Business Companies

Establish an LLC in Belize in 5 Simple Steps

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Jun 26, 2015 2:21:23 PM

An LLC, or limited liability corporation, is a business that is operated by a single person or a partnership of two individuals. Although it is possible to establish an LLC in many countries around the world, Belize is a top choice for a number of reasons.

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Topics: International Business Companies