The latest techniques for preserving family wealth and legally avoiding personal liability in the operation of a small business are provided in this guide. Intended for the small business owner, the strategies discussed are equally effective in larger businesses. Taken together, these strategies provide a multilayered approach to asset protection, offering redundant protection and often presenting an insurmountable barrier to creditors. Topics covered include the types of property that are exempt from bankruptcy and legal judgements; and methods for using insurance, asset transfers, and asset protection trusts as a second level of defence. The strategies detailed in this book have been proven effective by actual court cases. Alternatives are contrasted and compared in terms of costs, complexity, and effectiveness, affording owners the opportunity to choose approaches based on their needs.