By Nathan MacPherson

As the son of a West Point graduate, I am well aware of the motto adopted in 1898, of the United States Military Academy: Duty, Honor, Country.

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By Nathan MacPherson

By what standard shall we judge proposed tax reform plans? Let us assume for argument’s sake that it “be found necessary to curse this land with these hateful excisemen,”…

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By Nathan MacPherson & Brent Allan Winters

Our Constitution of the United States requires that the President of United States be a “natural-born Citizen”: a citizen not by oath or exception but by nature.

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By Nathan MacPherson

Today a Missouri State Court issued a judgment declaring that the “existence and operation” of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) violates the Constitution.

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(Cititrust EDGE Magazine 4Q 2012 (October 2012): 7-9.)

Today’s investors are focusing, now more than ever, on secure investments. Guarding the financial security of our families is at the forefront of our minds.

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(The Family in America, A Journal of Public Policy (Fall 2012): 213-233.)

America’s founding fathers inherited from English common law the doctrine that “a man’s house is his castle.” Property ownership and political autonomy are two sides of the same coin. 

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(Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report Vol. 65 No. 3 (January 2012): 339-348.)

“From a syntactical fog into an impassible swamp” – those are the words of Bankruptcy Judge Brandt in the 2009 case of In re Jacobson, holding that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) lacked standing to foreclose due to its lack of interest in the subject mortgage loan. 

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(Cititrust EDGE Magazine 1Q 2012 (January 2012): 6-7.)

A good example of the U.S. federal court’s Draconian doctrine applied to settlors of a foreign asset protection trust is the case of Stephan Lawrence, who parked $7 million in, presumably, the Republic of Mauritius, just two months prior to a $20.4 million arbitration judgement against him. 

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(Cititrust EDGE Magazine 4Q 2011 (October 2011): 22-24.)

In June of this year, after traveling from London to Los Angeles, the trustee of a Turks & Caicos Islands grantor trust (“Trust”) gave testimony in federal court[1], claiming that the U.S. taxpayer, Joe, a young and very successful entrepreneur, …

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(Offshore Investment Magazine 217 (June 2011): 9-12.)

It is often said that advice is only worth what you pay for it. However, paying a substantial sum to the wrong advisor can be worse than no advice at all.

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