Eric R. Kaplan
Associate Attorney


Eric Kaplan joined Altus Law Group as an associate attorney in July 2019.  He brings with him almost two decades of extensive knowledge and experience with comprehensive estate planning, domestic-based asset protection, and offshore asset protection.  He focuses on tailoring estate plans to each clients’ specific needs and goals. 

Eric was born in New York City and was raised in Merrick, New York.  For the past 21 years, he has been a happy Coloradan. Eric and his wife are the proud parents of two sons.  Eric enjoys travel and all the beauty and activities that Colorado has to offer. 

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills)

  • Trust Administration

  • Business Law

  • Asset Protection

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 2000


Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT

Juris Doctor – 1998

State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY

Bachelor of Arts -- 1995

Major: United States History

Published Works


“Irrevocable Trusts.” Orange Book Handbook: Colorado Estate Planning Handbook (7th Edition). 2019.

“Recent Developments in Asset Protection (Part 1).” Estate Planning. April 2013.

“Recent Developments in Asset Protection (Part 2).” Estate Planning. May 2013.

“Domestic Asset Protection Trusts and Implications of the Mortensen Case.” Insights & Strategies. August 2012.

“Exercise of Jurisdiction by U.S. Courts Over Foreign Defendants Based on Internet Presence: Implications for Foreign Asset Protection Trusts.” Insights & Strategies. July 2011.

“You Created a Trust—So Now What?” Journal of Practical Estate Planning. June-July 2009.

“Recent Developments in Contempt Law Involving Offshore Trusts.” Insights & Strategies. April 2009.

“Third Party Trusts: Tax Benefits and Asset Protection.” Journal of Financial Planning. November 2007.

“A Guide to Foreign Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.” Journal of International Taxation. February 2005.

“Incorporating Offshore: A Tax and Asset Protection Guide.” Journal of International Taxation. June 2003.

“Protecting the Dental Practitioner’s Assets.” Colorado Dentistry. May 2002.

Contributing Author:

Engel, B., et al. Asset Protection Planning Guide. 3rd Edition. CCH, Inc. 2014.

Engel, B., et al. Asset Protection Planning Guide. 2nd Edition. CCH, Inc. 2005.