Jeffrey M. Verdon, Esq.

Jeffrey M. Verdon, Esq.

Managing Partner, Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP

Jeffrey M. Verdon, Esq. is the managing partner of the Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP, a Trusts & Estates boutique law firm located in Newport Beach, Calif. With more than 30 years of experience in designing and implementing comprehensive estate planning and asset protection structures, the law firm serves affluent families and successful business owners in solving their most complex and vexing estate tax, income tax, and asset protection goals and objectives.

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Could Diversity Hiring Efforts Endanger Your Company?
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small business

Could Diversity Hiring Efforts Endanger Your Company?

Sometimes trying to do the right thing backfires, ending in an expensive lawsuit. Here are some thoughts on how business owners can protect their comp…
May 3, 2022
Intellectual Property: A Big Asset You Didn’t Know Your Business Had
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small business

Intellectual Property: A Big Asset You Didn’t Know Your Business Had

Before you sell your business – hopefully long before – you need to figure out what your intellectual property assets are and what they’re worth.
April 14, 2022
Got Cash on Hand? How to Protect It from Lawsuits
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estate planning

Got Cash on Hand? How to Protect It from Lawsuits

Over 15 million lawsuits are filed annually in this country. Are your liquid assets protected? An asset protection trust could help. Here’s how.
March 24, 2022
Exes, Stepchildren and Your Will: A Cautionary Tale
A man and a woman hold their daughter's hands and stare off into the distance.
estate planning

Exes, Stepchildren and Your Will: A Cautionary Tale

Don’t be like Bob. After his divorce, he failed to update his estate plan, which listed his stepdaughter as a beneficiary.
February 22, 2022
Is This the Year to Lower Your Taxes While Helping the Environment?
A woman uses a drill to attach a solar panel to a home's roof.
real estate investing

Is This the Year to Lower Your Taxes While Helping the Environment?

Going solar, whether for your home or for a commercial project, can bring along with it powerful tax credits for the next several years.
January 22, 2022
Is Private Insurance the ‘New Kid on the Block’?
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insurance

Is Private Insurance the ‘New Kid on the Block’?

For businesses worried about covering themselves for enterprise risks that are unexpected or even unthinkable, Private Insurance can offer some protec…
July 8, 2021
Wealthy Should Act Now to Prepare for Bernie Sanders’s Estate Tax Proposal
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estate planning

Wealthy Should Act Now to Prepare for Bernie Sanders’s Estate Tax Proposal

Anyone with an estate of $3.5 million or more should think about getting in line now to talk to an estate professional, because offices everywhere are…
April 18, 2021
A Creative Way to Divorce-Proof Your Premarital Assets
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Divorce

A Creative Way to Divorce-Proof Your Premarital Assets

If the full-disclosure aspect of a prenup agreement is a sticking point for you, an irrevocable trust could be an interesting way around the issue.
December 28, 2020
Gifts vs. Loans: Don’t Be Generous to a Fault
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personal finance

Gifts vs. Loans: Don’t Be Generous to a Fault

What most of you would think of as a “loan to a family member” the IRS may consider a “gift” instead. And that can be a very expensive difference of o…
October 7, 2020
With Estate Taxes on Sale Now, You Snooze, You Lose!
Illustration of a home
tax planning

With Estate Taxes on Sale Now, You Snooze, You Lose!

You may want to consider gifting your home — or maybe a fractional interest in it — as well as using an irrevocable trust before it’s too late.
September 25, 2020
Gifts to Minors: LLCs Can Protect Them from Creditors and Predators
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family savings

Gifts to Minors: LLCs Can Protect Them from Creditors and Predators

You’ve decided to fund a Uniform Gifts to Minor Account, but have you thought about how to make sure that legacy will be secure?
August 11, 2020
Exit Strategies for Charitable Remainder Trusts
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estate planning

Exit Strategies for Charitable Remainder Trusts

CRTs offer tax and income-planning flexibility as life changes over the years.
July 1, 2020
High-Level Strategies to Protect Your Wealth from the Wolf at the Door
retirement

High-Level Strategies to Protect Your Wealth from the Wolf at the Door

From foreign asset protection trusts to a preferred partnership freeze and bankruptcy planning, there are several options to ensure your long-term fin…
May 25, 2020
Wealthy Families Have a Rare Opportunity to Avoid Estate Taxes
retirement

Wealthy Families Have a Rare Opportunity to Avoid Estate Taxes

The unique financial climate ushered in by the coronavirus offers well-off investors the chance to implement a little-known estate-planning strategy c…
May 12, 2020
Estate and Tax Planning in These Unexpected Times
taxes

Estate and Tax Planning in These Unexpected Times

The serious health and economic crises families everywhere are facing right now have left them with many questions. Take a look at answers to a couple…
March 22, 2020
Want a Second Passport? Here Are 3 Countries You Can Buy Your Way Into the EU
Travel

Want a Second Passport? Here Are 3 Countries You Can Buy Your Way Into the EU

Quality of life, health care and the freedom to spend unlimited time in Europe are a few reasons why people are looking into citizenship programs in M…
May 24, 2019
The Do Over Trust: Protecting Your Adult Children from Themselves
retirement

The Do Over Trust: Protecting Your Adult Children from Themselves

Once an irrevocable trust is set up with the best of intentions for your children, it's set in stone, and you're out of luck if circumstances change .…
March 4, 2019
A Risk That Could Cost You Everything: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
retirement

A Risk That Could Cost You Everything: The Dunning-Kruger Effect

You don’t know what you don't know. (And once you realize what you didn't know, well, it may be too late.)
December 3, 2018
Your Estate Could be Bankrupt Unless You Protect Against This
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retirement

Your Estate Could be Bankrupt Unless You Protect Against This

Whether you’re a successful business owner, a family of wealth or just average, middle-class folks, if you haven’t prepared for the possibility of law…
June 14, 2018
Alaska Court Just KO'd Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
Making Your Money Last

Alaska Court Just KO'd Domestic Asset Protection Trusts

If you have assets you want to protect from lawsuits, you might want to try something other than a DAPT in the wake of a recent court ruling. A foreig…
March 9, 2018
There is No Place Like Home: Mature Foreign Asset Protection Trusts Are Coming Home
retirement

There is No Place Like Home: Mature Foreign Asset Protection Trusts Are Coming Home

The 10-year time limit is expiring for a raft of foreign asset trusts, and those who hold them could benefit in several ways now by redomiciling them …
February 14, 2018
Tax Change is Here: Here's How to Plan for It
taxes

Tax Change is Here: Here's How to Plan for It

The dust is still settling, but here are the first impressions of our nation's new tax structure. Some of the changes will mean opportunities for thos…
December 20, 2017
Businesses Need Asset Protection, Too
business

Businesses Need Asset Protection, Too

Here are several ways for family-owned and privately owned companies to place assets out of reach.
September 14, 2017
3 Make-Your-Money-Last Tips for Future Retirees
Making Your Money Last

3 Make-Your-Money-Last Tips for Future Retirees

The secret to a secure retirement starts long before you actually retire. Here are three areas where successful retirees excel.
July 3, 2017
Not Johnny Depp? You Still May Need Asset Protection
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retirement

Not Johnny Depp? You Still May Need Asset Protection

The actor was living a $2 million-a-month life of luxury, but then a fallout with his manager led to an eye-popping lawsuit and countersuit.
May 18, 2017
Delaware Trust? You May Want to Consider Nevada Instead
retirement

Delaware Trust? You May Want to Consider Nevada Instead

A court decision opened the way for claims stemming from divorce. Nevada may now be a better jurisdiction for asset protection.
March 7, 2017