Steven J. Oshins, Law Offices of Oshins & Associates, LLC and Alan S. Gassman, Gassman Bates & Associates PC
Steven J. Oshins is a member of the Law Offices of Oshins & Associates, LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was voted into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame® and will be inducted in 2011. He has authored numerous estate planning and asset protection articles in magazines including Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal, Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates, Probate & Property, and many others. He is also a frequent lecturer nationally on advanced estate planning and asset protection techniques, including lecturing at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. Steve has been very active over the past decade in helping get some of the most valuable trust and creditor protection laws passed in the state of Nevada. In the 2001 legislative session, he co-authored Nevada’s charging order law for limited liability companies and limited partnerships, making the charging order the exclusive remedy for a judgment creditor under Nevada law. In the 2005 legislative session, he authored Nevada’s 365-year rule against perpetuities law that now allows people to set up 365-year dynasty trusts in Nevada. Most recently he authored a law creating a new form of business entity called the Restricted LLC and Restricted LP in the 2009 legislative session making Nevada the first state to offer these favorable laws that allow for significantly higher valuation discounts than are allowed under any other state law.
Steve has been featured and/or quoted in many media publications including, among others, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Financial Times, and Kiplinger’s. He was interviewed by former Good Morning America Co-Host Joan Lunden for a dynasty trust DVD that has been distributed nationally by financial planners and life insurance agents since early 2009. Alan S. Gassman
Education: Rollins College (B.A., with distinction, 1980); University of Florida (J.D., with honors, 1982; LL.M., Taxation, 1983).
Listed in: Florida Trend's 2004 "Top 1.8% of the Best Lawyers in Florida"; Who's Who in American Law, 1991-1998; Who's Who in America, 1998; Who's Who in Science and Industry and Law and Leading Lawyers. Mr. Gassman has received an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Directories, based upon confidential colleague survey, which is the highest rating available.
Author: Articles published in Journal of Asset Protection: "Implementing Asset Protection Strategies to Protect the Medical Practice," Nov./Dec. 1996 and "Tax Planning for Offshore Trust Arrangements," July/Aug. 1997; Articles published in Medical Staff Counselor: "Structuring Group Medical Practices: Shareholder and Partnership Agreements," Fall 1992 and "Structuring Group Medical Practices: Tax Planning Aspects; Articles published in Estate Planning Magazine "The 10 Most Common Mistakes that Estate Planners Make in Asset Protection Matters"; and over 200 more articles.
Member: Board of Advisors, Journal of Asset Protection (1994-1997), Law & Leading Attorney, 1996-2000. Contributing Author, Leimberg Information Services (LISI). President, Pinellas County Estate Planning Council, 1994. Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Member, National Association of Estate Planers & Councils.
Continuing Education Programs: Co-Chairman and Presenter of the Florida Bar's annual Physician Representation Seminar, and Vice Chairman and Presenter of the Florida Bar's annual Wealth Conservation Seminar. Mr. Gassman's outlines on Asset Protection In the Estate Plan, Physician Disaster Avoidance, and What Every Doctor Should Know About Asset Protection have and continue to be presented each year at numerous continuing education and professional seminar conferences, including the ALI-ABA Sophisticated Planning Techniques Seminar in Boston, Massachusetts, The Midwestern Estate and Tax Planning Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Florida Society of Osteopathic Physicians and numerous Estate Planning Council presentations throughout the State of Florida.