Bad Legal Advice on Insurance, LLCs Can Wipe You Out

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 […]

Video: Common Asset Protection Mistakes Pt. 3

FATAL FLAWS

  Asset protection lawyer Ike Devji discusses common fatal mistakes in asset protection planning. In part 3 of his 5 part interview series with financial expert Steve Savant Ike discusses how entrepreneurs and business owners might use the wrong legal tools or actually drag liability back into their safe legal planning.

Are Changes To Trump’s Trust an Asset Protection FAIL?

Photo Credit and Copyright Gage Skidmore. Used under Creative Commons License : https://flic.kr/p/Ej4WVY

Donald Trump’s creditors and those currently involved in lawsuits against him may be celebrating. Trump was in the news again this morning for changes made to the trust that  holds and controls his business interests. According to new reports, changes were made to Trump’s trust in February, shortly after the inauguration. Based on news reports […]

A $500K Asset Protection FAILURE

FATAL FLAWS

Successful business owners and doctors face many different kinds of risks. The following real story* illustrates significant exposures in one physician’s planning. Failure to Adequately Insure and Implement Legal Planning I was personally involved in this case earlier this year as an anti-fraud consultant.  A doctor’s husband was at fault in a car-pedestrian accident and struck and seriously injured […]

Year-End Tax-Scams Targeting Doctors and Business Owners

TAX FRAUD

 The year-end planning rush so familiar to physicians has many pitfalls including a variety of serious tax scams. Some scams covertly target you externally, while others are actually brought to doctors and business owners by their own would-be advisors; today we provide some red flags to look out for on both fronts. This is part […]

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 […]

Estate Planning, Sugar Daddies and Lawsuits, Oh My

Marriage, money and estate planning

Given the current and often predatory nature of modern personal relationships I thought this piece by my friend and colleague Robert Sewell of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner was interesting and timely, to say the least. Bob practices heavily in the area of probate litigation, which is where late or poorly drafted estate plans end-up, usually […]

What Could Bravo’s ‘The Queen of Versailles’ have to do with Asset Protection?

WEALTH IN AMERICA

Quite a bit actually as it shows the stupidity of reckless excess spending, the importance of having cash (even for the rich) and the failure of most contemporary estate planners and business lawyers to plan ahead and think defensively, yes even the super smart ones who work only with rich people. – Ike Devji   […]

DEBT RESTRUCTURING WITH NEW COLLATERAL FRAUDULENT TRANSFER?

Attorney Mike King, Gammage & Burnham

HOW CAN A DEBT RESTRUCTURING WITH NEW COLLATERAL POSSIBLY BE A FRAUDULENT TRANSFER?  ANSWER:            LIENS MAY BE SET ASIDE AND DEBT PAYMENTS DISGORGED IF THE PARTIES PLEDGING THE ADDITIONAL COLLATERAL DID NOT RECEIVE VALUE REASONABLY EQUIVALENT TO THE OBLIGATIONS INCURRED. You would think that curing a $2 billion loan default, restructuring loans and preventing further […]