When An Estate Plan Isn’t Asset Protection

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 […]

Protecting Your Business From Cyber Liability

Data Breach and Cyber Liability insurance is a vital first line of defense against a variety of exposures for any business that takes payments, has confidential information, uses social media or has a duty to protect HIPAA information, as just a few examples. Asset Protection lawyer Ike Devji explains what every business owner and entrepreneur […]

EPLI Insurance is Asset Protection for Employers

In part two of a 5 part educational video series for entrepreneurs, Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation expert Ike Devji explains why EPLI insurance (employment practices liability insurance) is so vital for business owners and entrepreneurs to protect themselves form variety of risks as employers.

Fatal Flaws of Asset Protection Part 4

FATAL FLAWS

Asset Protection attorney Ike Devji interviewed by Financial expert Steve Savant. In part four of this five part consumer legal education video series, Ike discusses using LLCs and common scams and defective strategies like gifting that business owners and entrepreneurs should avoid.

Asset Protection Mistakes Part 2: Interview With Attorney Ike Devji

In part two of a five part, plain English discussion of the common fatal mistakes of Asset Protection planning, lawyer Ike Devji and financial expert Steve Savant discuss why traditional estate planing alone won’t protect your wealth and why many successful people defeat their own planning by using the wrong tools or putting “too many […]

Employment Manuals Commonly Overlooked in Asset Protection Plans

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS

Medical practices and other businesses of all types face many types of risk outside the strict scope of their professional liability. One major lawsuit risk to business owners and doctors is employment-related lawsuits that must be mitigated with a professionally drafted employment manual. I continually stress that a good asset protection plan has many layers, including management of all reasonably anticipatable risks. […]

Crisis Management: Dealing with Bad Press at Your Business

CRISIS

 Events beyond your control and outside the scope of your business can cause reputational damage and receive media and public attention that can literally shut your business down. Knowing how to handle such an event should be part of your asset protection plan. A previous article examined the different types of crisis plans required to operate any business, especially one that […]

LLC Basics For Consumers: Asset Protection

LLC USAGE - PHYSICIANS PRACTICE #2

Business owners and Doctors are increasingly bombarded with a variety of asset protection information from different sources of varying skill and experience. One common tool that attorneys and non-attorney promoters alike often focus on is the limited liability company or “LLC.” Unfortunately, because LLCs are relatively simple to create and maintain, they are routinely misused […]

LLC Sales Myths Harm Doctors, Business Owners: Asset Protection

LLC USAGE - PHYSICIANS PRACTICE

It is important for every doctor and business owner to understand some basics about the Limited Liability Company, commonly known as an LLC; what it is, how it is created, and some of the benefits a well-drafted and maintained LLC can provide. Unfortunately I regularly get reports from my own clients that have been at medical […]

IRA Creditor Protection Issues – Asset Protection

IRA TRUSTS

Although IRA asset protection is provided by law to most personally owned and funded IRA accounts there are several other important asset-protection issues doctors, business owners, and other successful individuals need to consider. The (very) general rules of thumb about IRAs: For the purposes of brevity in the context of this column, in most cases, your […]