As headline-grabbing reports of jury verdicts proliferate, successful businesspeople often worry that they could lose everything to a rapacious plaintiff’s lawyer.  Asset-protection trusts provide a useful bulwark against that type of attack. And even if a billion-dollar lawsuit is not a realistic possibility, there may be a risk that creditors or ex-spouses may appropriate assets meant to assure the future of a loved one.  We guide clients through the often dizzying variety of choices in domestic and foreign trusts designed to put wealth beyond the reach of creditors.