What Baby Boomers Must Know About Selling Their Business

Attorney Susan Wells

We provide asset protection planning for many types of people. One of my favorite types of client is the successful business owner who is ready to sell and enjoy the fruits of their hard earned labor. Contrary to popular advice, your liability does not end at the sale and one of the things I’m always […]

Common Mistakes Some Smart Women Still Make With Money, Estate and Legal Planning

WOMEN AND WEALTH

I’m fortunate to deal with a number of successful women across the U.S. Whether they are C.E.O.s, doctors, some other kind of professional or business owner or simply the stay at home family C.E.O. that helps manage the family’s wealth and success. Over the last ten we’ve seen both positive and negative behavior patterns among different […]

Essential Legal and Financial Documents, an Emergency Checklist

VITAL LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Finding key documents can be trying and laborious under the best circumstances, even with plenty of notice, like at tax time every year. Finding them under stress or worse, having to have someone else sort through the entirety of the paperwork you have hoarded after an emergency, death or other crisis is often impossible. This […]

Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation Attorney and Author to Speak on in Maui, November 21st, 2013

A Seminar About Protecting Your Wealth and Assets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Maui, HI.  November 17, 2013. Asset Protection Attorney Ike Devji will be the featured guest speaker at a November 21st, 2013 educational seminar for doctors, business owners and other high net worth individuals sponsored by Ronsman & Associates, a wealth advisory firm serving specially qualified clients in Hawaii, Arizona and Alaska.   […]

Employees, Financial and HIPPA Data Create Risk for Medical Practices and Business Owners

HIPAA and financial data present an ongoing asset-protection issue for physicians and medical practices. This week we take a look at a specific exposure suffered by up to 40,000 (yes, 40,000) patients of one Arizona medical practice and some simple precautions that may help your practice avoid the same exposure.  While written for doctors, this […]

Asset Protection Lawyer in Phoenix – What to Ask

ARIZONA ASSET PROTECTION LAWYERS

Arizona lawyers are piling into the Asset Protection planning field due to both the large number of people who have finally realized that their wealth is more finite and fragile than they ever imagined and the litigation boom that inevitably follows tough times. Unfortunately, this new found interest in Asset Protection and the large number of […]

CEO and Executive Liability INCREASING with SEC: Asset Protection

CEO & Executive

We’ve implemented asset protection planning for a variety of CEOs and executives for many years. Some of these clients are highly compensated executive employees of public or private corporations, others are the owners (and hence the executives) of their own closely held businesses. Given the social and economic climate of the last few years and […]

Arizona Asset Protection Lawyer Ike Devji in Financial Consultant Magazine

IKE DEVJI FEATURED IN FINANCIAL CONSULTANT MAGAZINE

Attorney Ike Devji was recently featured as an author in the premier issue of Financial Consultant Magazine. Ike’s article, “The Growing Role Of Financial Advisors – Asset Protection” takes a look at the financial devastation that many successful professionals experienced over the last few years and the role that top advisors must play in helping their […]

Private Offerings, Crowdfunding and Raising Capital – Asset Protection and Liability Issues to Avoid

CINDY KING

 A big part of asset protection is risk management, or doing things the right way the first time to avoid future expenses and legal exposure. Many of the HNW private business owners and entrepreneurs I deal with have shared their success with others by raising capital for various projects and allowing others to invest in […]

Protecting Your Business: Trade Secrets and Intangible Assets

Attorney Scott Gibson, Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC

Convert Your Intangible Assets Into Corporate Crown Jewels Many businesses have substantial amounts of intangible assets in various forms that comprise a good portion of the business’ value. Today we turn to Attorney Scott Gibson with Law firm of Davis, Miles in Tempe Arizona for guidance on how to do so in a safe and reliable […]

Personal Guarantee Insurance for Doctors, Investors, Business Owners

REAL ESTATE #2

Personal Guarantee Insurance for Doctors (and everyone else) Source: Physicians Practice Non-medical business exposures that threaten doctors’ financial solvency continue to grow in scope and number. This week we take a look a relatively new type of risk-management product: Personal Guarantee (PG) Insurance. We’ve covered both exposure related to residential and commercial real estate debt […]

HOW TO MINIMIZE OR ELIMINATE TAX LIABILITY REGARDING MORTGAGE DEBT FORGIVENESS

Attorney Christopher Charles

This week we take a look at the tax liability associated with mortgage debt forgiveness and how it can be reduced or eliminated. Given what’s happened in the real estate market over the last six years of the recession this is a vital issue for both casual investors and real estate professionals like developers and […]

Asset Protection Trust Jurisdictions For Doctors Part 2: Going Offshore

Last week marked the second chapter of our discussion of asset protection trusts for doctors, with a look some basic issues of jurisdiction, that is, what geographic location’s set of laws control the trust. For those who want a potentially higher degree of security with a longer track record, offshore tools like international asset protection […]

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

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?

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 […]

Medical Practice Liability Insurance Tune Up: The First Line of Defense

We’ve previously detailed both the most common fatal flaws in physicians’ asset-protection planning and the reasons insurance alone is inadequate to protect doctors. Those issues aside, insurance against known and recurring exposures is always the essential first line of defense.   As you’ve seen in this column before, it is unreasonable to think that we […]

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Issues for Physicians

PHYSICIAN AND HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE LIABILITY

A commonly overlooked area of risk management in physician’s business and asset-protection planning is the need for “Directors and Officers” coverage, commonly referred to as D&O insurance.   In previous articles we have covered a variety of essential life, disability and liability insurance strategies, always the first line of defense. This week we examine the […]

HIPAA EXPOSURE GETS EVEN MORE ONEROUS – Medical Practice

As we’ve discussed in several previous articles, insurance that covers corporate and executive liabilities in an essential first line of defense, including Data Breach or Cyber Liability Coverage for doctors. This coverage grew even more important on Jan 25, 2013 as DHS provided additional rules and liability for medical practices which go into effect on March […]

Bad Advice Doctors, Business Owners Get from Financial Advisors

As we have discussed here multiple times in the past, the most effective wealth preservation planning has four key components: tax planning, legal planning, investment planning, and insurance planning. Fortunately, more advisors from different disciplines are adopting a more holistic view of their clients and educating themselves in a variety of areas outside their own […]

10 Survival Tips on Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors & Owners

ASSET PROTECTION - REAL ESTATE

  Real estate management issues fall into several basic categories: debt, liability, and loss. We provide an introduction to these issues to help you get your house in order below. As many business owners and physicians also have investment in real estate outside their business itself, I’ve included issues of wide applicably. Debt The nature of […]