Bridgeford Trust Company provides conflict free and innovative trust and fiduciary services as well as progressive U.S. modern trust law solutions around asset protection, privacy, and tax planning to domestic and international families across the country and around the world. Our company provides a wealth management service paradigm to high-net-worth individuals and families while delivering far more direction and control to clients and their advisors than ever before.
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Since Bridgeford Trust Company does not manage assets, we are a natural collaborator with asset managers, financial advisors, insurance professionals, and family offices in need of sophisticated fiduciary solutions, allowing advisors to retain control over assets and remain the trusted advisor over multiple generations.
This powerful protection tool lets our clients shield assets from third party liability and lawsuits, while permitting settlors to retain some control over the trust assets and enjoy a discretionary benefit during their lifetime. With its two year “look back” fraudulent conveyance statute, South Dakota’s provision is among the shortest in the country.
Through the use of Directed Trusts, we offer trustees and beneficiaries the opportunity to work with asset managers and independent trust companies of their choosing through unbundling asset management and trust administration functions, putting control back into the hands of settlors, beneficiaries, and their advisors.
Through appropriate planning and drafting, a South Dakota Foreign Grantor Trust may be established as a “foreign” trust for U.S. tax purposes and therefore treated the same as an offshore trust, while availing itself of powerful U.S. trust laws.
Bridgeford Trust Company provides host company services, including back-office, clerical, and trust administration, to both public and private trust companies that elect to organize in South Dakota because of the state’s sophisticated, progressive, and industry leading modern trust laws.
Trusts were created to hold and transfer a myriad of property interests and Bridgeford Trust Company has the ability, desire, and infrastructure to work with non-traditional assets in trusts.
Bridgeford Trust Company offers full corporate trustee services, performing all trust administrative functions in accordance with governing documents and prevailing fiduciary standards.
For more information about our trust and fiduciary services, please call (605) 224-9189 or contact us online.