Both the United States and many other key world powers face a current turbulent political and economic landscape. A variety of financial experts are predicting something ranging from a significant economic slowdown to another full-blown recession. While times are good, business owners and professionals like physicians should examine the lessons many successful Americans learned the hard […]
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? […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Business owners, doctors and entrepreneurs are often targeted with asset protection sales pitches from unqualified advisors. Let’s review some of the questionable advice you are getting and how to qualify your advisors. The (not so) Magic Umbrella Policy I was recently contacted by a physician with seven figures in exposed home equity and other significant […]
In a previous post I shared the details of the incomplete (if not financially fatal) advice one physician got from a source with questionable experience. That advice involved some common misconceptions among lay people and advisors about very basic legal and risk management concepts. Understand the REAL Role of Your Estate Planning For the most successful and/or […]
Understanding the Vital Role of Your Umbrella Policy (And Why It is Not Enough On It’s Own) Financial columnist Steve Savant interviews asset protection attorney Ike Devji on Asset Protection Strategies for Business owners and entrepreneurs.
Asset protection, perhaps counter intuitively, is just as important for entrepreneurs who are selling their businesses as it is for those who are running one. In fact, “selling a business” is one of my “risk factors” listed in the chart below. Most so-called succession and exit planners focus only on the deal terms, taxation, the valuation, estate planning, life insurance sales and where your sales […]