Jay Adkisson is an attorney who practices in the areas of creditor-debtor litigation, asset protection and wealth preservation, and captive insurance companies and insurance/reinsurance litigation. He is also a contributor to Forbes magazine. Jay is perhaps best known as the creator of Quatloos.com, and as a book author and popular legal and financial speaker on a variety of topics. He has twice been an expert witness to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.
Jay is a founding partner of Riser Adkisson LLP, with his offices in Newport Beach, California, and Henderson, Nevada. His practice includes general business litigation with an emphasis on creditor-debtor law, and general business planning with an emphasis on asset protection planning and captive insurance.
Jay earned his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Oklahoma in 1988, and was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review. He has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Oklahoma (1989), Texas (1993), California (2007), Nevada (2012), Arizona (2012), the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits, and numerous federal district courts nationwide. In 27 years of practicing law, he has been in litigation and trials from Houston to Miami to Wilmington to Tacoma to San Diego, and many places in between. Jay also frequently acts as an expert witness in their areas, and as a court-appointed receiver.
Jay is a member of the American Bar Association and is active in leadership in the Business Law and Real Property, Trusts and Estate (RPTE) sections, including: Chair, 2015 to 2016, and Vice-Chair, 2012 to 2015, Committee on Financial Services and Insurance in the Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section; Past Chair, 2011 to 2014, Committee on Captive Insurance Companies in the Business Law Section; American Bar Association Adviser, 2012-14, Uniform Laws Commission Committee on the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (formerly the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act); and American Bar Association Adviser, 2014-2017, Uniform Laws Commission Committee on the Uniform Limited Liability Company Protected Series Act.
Future Speaking Appearances
2017.09.15 ... Chicago ... Jay Adkisson to be a panelist for the presentation "Restructuring Limited Liability Companies - In and Out of Bankruptcy at the Annual Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
2017.09.20 ... Phoenix ... Jay Adkisson to present "Captive Insurance Update" to the Arizona Captive Insurance Companies Association
2017.09.20 ... Phoenix ... Jay Adkisson to co-host (with Ike Devji) the Third Annual Arizona Asset Protection Symposium
2017.10.10 ... Webinar ... Jay Adkisson and Dave Slenn to present "Voidable Transactions" for a nationwide webinar hosted by the National Business Institute
Most Recent Articles
2017.06.29 ... Colorado Supreme Court Affirms McClure Charging Order Decision And Causes Split With Other States
2017.06.25 ... Beware The Insane New Offshore Insurance Company Deals Sold By Some 831(b) Captive Managers
2017.06.24 ... Twenty Years Later And Marc Harris Organization Clients Are Still Being Prosecuted
2017.06.11 ... Alter Ego Cuts A Broad Swath Against Nevada Entities And Trusts In Transfirst
2017.05.30 ... The Good Faith Transferee Defined In Nautilus
2017.05.22 ... A Charging Order A Day Keeps The Receiver Away In Pajooh
2017.05.16 ... No, There Is No Important Public Policy Exception To Recognizing A Sister-State Judgment
2017.05.09 ... Distributions Due Or Made From A California Spendthrift Trust Available To Creditors In Carmack
2017.04.23 ... Last Gasp Attempt To Stop Notice 2016-66 Fails, May 1 Filing Deadline Approaches Quickly
2017.04.09 ... The UVTA Baedeker: Sundry Other Points Of Interest
2017.04.08 ... The UVTA Baedeker: What Remedies Are Available To The Creditor?
2017.04.01 ... The UVTA Baedeker: Can The Transferee Assert A Defense?
2017.03.25 ... The UVTA Baedeker: Is The Transaction Voidable?
2017.03.18 ... The UVTA Baedeker: The Language Of The UVTA
2017.03.15 ... The UVTA Baedeker: Introduction To The UVTA
2017.03.11 ... Yet Another Intra-Member Dispute In ZUPT
Jay practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on creditor-debtor issues including fraudulent transfer cases and charging orders. Jay also practices in the area of captive insurance planning and the use of Series LLCs. Jay also serves as a court-appointed receiver.
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Expert & Consultant
Jay has served as an expert witness in the areas of captive insurance, trusts, attorney negligence, and creditor-debtor law, and twice as an expert witness to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. He also routinely serves as a consultant to other attorneys on the issues of fraudulent transfers, charging orders, creditor-debtor law generally, and captive insurance.
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Jay is the author of several books, including top-selling books on asset protection planning and captive insurance companies. He is also a contributor to Forbes.com
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Jay is a much sought-after speaker who frequently makes continuing legal education presentations to a variety of groups.
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Jay has been frequently quoted in the financial press.
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Jay has served and is available to serve as an independent director for companies, including captive insurance companies.
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Practice Areas of Emphasis
Asset Protection Planning and Litigation
Jay has been one of the best-known asset protection planners for the last 20 years -- and one of the fiercest critics of improper asset protection planning. In 2004, Jay and Chris Riser published Asset Protection: Concepts & Strategies for Protecting Your Wealth, which has since been the all-time best selling book on the subject, and which has since been translated into Chinese for sale in Asia.
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Captive Insurance Planning and Litigation
Jay is a past Chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Captive Insurance (2011-2014), and is the author of the widely-selling Adkisson's Captive Insurance Companies (2006). From 1998 to 2003, Jay was one of the owners of a successful captive insurance consulting firm, and a licensed captive insurance management firm based in the British Virgin Islands. Jay has also litigated controversies involving captive insurance structures, and served as an expert witness in cases implicating captive insurance issues.
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Creditor-Debtor Litigation and Judgment Enforcement
Jay practices in the area of creditor-debtor law, including both creditor-side judgment enforcement and debtor-side defense. Because of Jay's extensive experience with asset protection planning, Jay frequently represents creditors in attempting to bust through complex asset protection arrangements, and debtors who have such arrangements.
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Charging Orders and Alter Ego
Jay frequently litigates issues involving, and writes about, issues involving charging orders and other creditor remedies against limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs), general partnerships (GPs), and their variants. Jay has served as an American Bar Association Adviser, 2014-2017, to the Drafting Committee of the proposed Uniform Limited Liability Company Protected Series Act.
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Fraudulent Transfers (now Avoidable Transactions)
Jay emphasizes the area of fraudulent transfers, now called avoidable transactions. Jay was an American Bar Association Adviser to the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act ("UVTA"), a/k/a the 2014 Revisions to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act ("UFTA"). Jay has litigated numerous fraudulent transfer issues in both federal and state courts, and has been qualified to testify in trial as an expert witness on the subject.
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Other Websites by Jay D. Adkisson
Adkisson's Anti-SLAPP Laws
A discussion of Anti-SLAPP ("Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation") laws, which essentially provide for a "Motion to Dismiss on Steroids" to get rid of a frivolous lawsuit early, when the lawsuit is aimed at free speech and right to petition activities. See http://www.antislapplaws.com
Adkisson's Avoidable Transactions a/k/a Fraudulent Transfers
An examination, with Jay's commentary, about the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act a/k/a 2014 Revisions to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act, for which Jay was an American Bar Association Adviser to the Drafting Committee of the Uniform Law Commission, is found at voidabletransactions.com
Adkisson's Captive Insurance Companies
Jay is the author of Adkisson's Captive Insurance Companies, which is the all-time best-selling work on the subject, and a collection of his musings and articles about captives are found at captiveinsurancecompanies.com
Adkisson's California Private Retirement Plans
A discussion of the pros and cons, advantages and limitations, of California Private Retirement Plans as described in the creditor exemption statute found at CCP § 704.115(a). See http://www.privateretirementplans.com
Adkisson's Charging Orders
An examination, with Jay's commentary, about the so-called Harmonized Acts (the Uniform Partnership Act, the Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act) as they relate to charging orders, and a collection of Jay's articles on the subject, is found at chargingorder.com
Adkisson's Collecting On A Judgment
A discussion of the basic tools available to creditors to enforce a judgment, and how those tools are employed tactically and strategically to separate the debtor from his or her wallet. See http://www.collectingonajudgment.com
Jay's award-winning and frequently cited website regarding various tax schemes and financial scams, with a popular comment board for those scams, is found at Quatloos.com
Riser Adkisson LLP
For the website of Jay's law firm, Riser Adkisson LLP, and information about his legal services, see risad.com
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