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 […]

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 […]

LIfe Insurance for Doctors and Business Owners – Key Due Dilligence Questions for Buyers

LIFE INSURANCE STRATEGIES

The last two weeks of the year is high selling season for life insurance polices as doctors rush to fund various retirement plans and as advisers take advantage of year-end wealth-transfer opportunities and favorable deals sometimes available from insurance companies. Knowing the right questions to ask about an insurance policy is a key issue for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bad Advice Doctors, Business Owners Get from Financial Advisors

ASSET PROTECTION

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 […]

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

CEO & EXECUTIVE LIABILITY

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 […]

Business Owners and Managers CAN Influence the World for the Better – Choose To Do So

LEADERSHIP

Like you I get a lot of email newsletters on variety of business and legal issues every day, much of it negative or scary . Most of them are unremarkable and get skimmed and deleted quickly. Every once in a while you get a gem, a good reminder of something you should be doing or […]

Beyond Pie Charts: Three Vital Year-End Financial Planning Questions for Doctors

law and money for doctors

The complexity of the current business environment and economy can easily feel overwhelming to many medical professionals. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, asset protection and wealth preservation planning for doctors is not just about litigation and must include a holistic balance of legal, financial, tax, and insurance planning. My work with some of the […]

THE VAULT: Asset Protection, Cash Alternatives and Life Insurance – UPDATED

VAULT

In the week ending august 14th another 24 Billion dollars left the securities market for the relative perceived safety of cash. These billions  of dollars simply added to the trillions of dollars already allocated that way because of fears of instability in the securities and real estate markets.  This large liquidity position has not gone un-noticed, unfortunately […]