Why Your Business Needs a Social Media Policy: Business Asset Protection

Social media usage by business owners and physicians is at an all-time high, but it brings new risks with it. Part two of our look at social media risks examines defamation lawsuits, employer liability, and the prevention and risk management basics every business needs. We covered the legal definition of defamation, provided examples of defamatory […]

Small Business Recession Survival

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 […]

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. Whether you are a business owner, entrepreneur, physician, your  planning […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Weinstein Effect: Protecting Your Business, Employees From Sexual Harassment

Workplace sexual harassment is a risk every entrepreneur must be informed of and manage. The Harvey Weinstein Effect Starting with the floodgates that opened with the alleged egregious actions of Harvey Weinstein, headlines across the U.S. feature claims of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct with news stories literally breaking by the hour on some days. Last week […]

Protecting an Entrepreneur’s Greatest Asset – Their Team

The most successful entrepreneurs we serve build their success through a combination of their own hard work and by building, leading and keeping high performing teams. In this special guest post, entrepreneur business coach and consultant Mitch Pisik shares an executive summary on protecting one of your business’ greatest assets, its people. Ike Devji A Company Is Known […]

Asset Protection VITAL When Selling Your Business

  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 […]

VIDEO: Asset Protection Plan Mistakes

Asset Protection lawyer Ike Devji interviewed by financial expert Steve Savant on the Fatal Flaws of Asset Protection Planning. Part one of this five part series for successful entrepreneurs, physicians, family business owners and their advisors.