Seasonal Tax Scams Target Doctors

By Ike Devji, J.D. September starts the annual income tax fraud sales season.  As doctors are aggressively pursued with a variety of tax savings plans that make big promises, knowing what you are buying and who you are dealing with is vital. Many physicians and business owners will be solicited to engage in some kind […]

Business Partnership Breakup: 5 Survival Tips

Breaking up is hard to do, that goes for your business as well. Below are five simple tips to consider BEFORE you start a business, or break one up. Just as with a real marriage, the best, most predictable and most cost effective planing is done before you consummate the relationship. In other words, always […]

Why ALL Business Partnerships Must Have a “Buy-Sell” Agreement

Any business or medical practice with multiple owners must have a funded buy-sell agreement in place to protect the partners and their families from the death or exit of a partner. We look at what should be covered in this essential legal document and what happens when it isn’t complete. What is a “buy-sell” agreement?  […]

How To Test Your Legal And Financial Planning Today

Will your legal and financial planning really protect your family and your business? Asset Protection attorney Ike Devji on the tough questions you must ask about your own plans TODAY, while you still can. Many of those I counsel are in high-income, high-stress, and high-liability professions. Wethger you are a busienss owner, entrepreneur, physician, your  planning […]

Asset Protection Basics for Doctors: Interview

Asset Protection attorney Ike Devji helps protect thousands of doctors nationally and is a frequent CME presenter and author on this area of the law. Here is his first interview with “Doctor Money Matters” a national podcast dealing with personal finance issues for physicians, hosted by Dr. Tarang Patel.

How To Pick An Asset Protection Lawyer

Whether you are an advisor looking for the best help for your clients or a successful individual doing your own due diligence, knowing the right questions to ask to qualify a so called “asset protection” expert is more important than ever before.  Failing to do so and working with amateurs, or worse, non-attorney promoters can not only cause […]

Guns, Liability and Medical Practice Security

What every medical practice and small business owner must consider about gun violence, personal security, and their own legal liabilities. In the continuing wake of the tragic Parkland and Santa Fe school shootings as well as the most recent nationally reported act of violence against a Scottsdale Arizona Physician*, America is once again examining its relationship […]

More Self Defense for Captive Insurance Company Owners

Captive insurance companies may be ticking times bombs of legal and financial liability for their owners. Captive owners must act quickly, be educated about specific risks and be well represented by counsel. I previously provided specific examples of the abusive fact patterns that have drawn the ire of the I.R.S. and a list of red flags […]

Captive Insurance Companies In Harm’s Way

Captive insurance companies owned by small businesses and doctors are often thinly disguised abusive tax shelters. Their owners and their promoters are currently being harshly examined by the I.R.S. and knowing what to ask, what do and what not to sign will be vital to the financial futures of all involved and can put you […]

Why Giving Assets To Spouse, Relatives Isn’t Asset Protection

The thing about bad planing is that it tends to stack up, getting bigger and badder with each step. Like waiting too late to act, then doing what you’re not allowed to when you’re not allowed to do it. The Old, “I Don’t Own Anything, My Wife (Kid, Brother, etc.) Owns It All” We have previously […]