The “C” Word in business: Vital Issues To Consider With C-Corporations

The article linked below contains some simple and important issues to consider regarding the taxation of C-corps. As an asset protection attorney I’ve never been a fan of them because they are weak , if not defective from a creditor perspective as the shares can actually be taken from you as an asset and handed […]

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   […]

Thinking about gifting wealth before year end? See these articles on 2012 estate tax changes.

  BUILDING THE RIGHT TRUST Incentives, credits and deductions within the U.S. tax system are currently in the spotlight, and most advisors are aware that unprecedented exemptions for gift and estate taxes are set to expire on December 31. Less clear, however, is how families can manage their assets to capitalize on the credits before […]

Seven Ways To Survive a Business Cashflow Crunch – CEO/Entrepreneur/Startup

Over the last few years the concept of Asset Protection has greatly expanded to include not just the traditional threats like litigation exposure, but effective risk management on all fronts, including cash flow and other solvency related issues magnified by the economy. We’ve covered many of these issues here including those related to real estate, […]

Start-Ups: When Does Liability for Your Business or Medical Practice Begin? – Asset Protection

The many discussions we have shared here have largely centered on asset protection and other legal and financial issues faced by physicians and business owners. The bulk of those discussions assumed that you own or run a business or medical practice. Due to the growing availability of financial and legal education resources available to business owners, […]

Is my DEFINED BENEFIT PLAN safe if my employer goes out of business? – Asset Protection

If your employer goes out of business, any retirement plan your employer sponsored will be terminated. If the plan is a 401(k) or other defined contribution plan, your benefits are held in trust, apart from your employer’s assets, and you’ll generally be entitled to receive your full account balance in a lump sum. (You can […]

From Success to Significance – A Holistic CEO Approach for Your Business

We’ve featured articles on a variety of business and legal issues including many on dealing with the current realities of the market and the economy and what those realities mean for our many business owner and executive clients. In this multi-part article two expert management and organizational development consultants, Charlie Tombazian and Dean Newlund share […]

Seven Legal Survival Tips for the Office Holiday Party – Asset Protection

Employee liability is a major issue that we are always trying to be proactive about. Most employment liability centers around a lack of clear rules and procedures and perhaps most importantly, a set of well enforced behavioral expectations that they support. Below are some simple tips and issues to consider when planning your business holiday party.

How to Motivate and Retain Employees During Uncertain Economic Times

By Deanna Hagan and Michael LaVance The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that employers added only 18,000 new jobs in June, the fewest in nine months and far below the 100,000 predicted by analysts. The unemployment rate remained just over 9 percent, with more than 14 million people unemployed.  This disappointing news may point […]