Barry S. Engel, Esq. is a principal in Engel & Reiman pc, a Denver, Colorado-based law firm with an international client base. Mr. Engel, who has been written about and quoted by The Economist, Business Week, ABA Journal, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Forbes, among others, is the author of CCH's Asset Protection Planning Guide (2nd Edition), which contains over 650 pages of text and practice tools for the practitioner. For information on the Guide, click on http://www.engelreiman.com/apguide.html. Mr. Engel was one of three principal co-authors of protective trust legislation as enacted by the Parliament of the Cook Islands in 1989, which has served as a model for many other offshore jurisdictions as well as for a number of states in the U.S., and he has also consulted with a number of other foreign jurisdictions regarding similar legislation. From 1993 to 1998, he was President of The Offshore Institute, an Isle of Man (British Isles) based international, multi-disciplinary professional body committed to education and excellence in international and offshore practice and planning, and under his leadership, the membership of the organization grew from under 100 members to over 600 members in 60+ countries. Mr. Engel is a prolific author and speaker, having been published extensively and having lectured to tens of thousands of professionals worldwide over the past 25+ years.