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

 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 […]

Advisor Banned By FINRA for bad OBA and R.E. deals with NFL Players

INVESTMENT FRAUD

A former financial advisor who cost a group of NFL players $43 million by steering them into a bum casino investment and other bad deals including real estate deals he took a peice of has been banned from the securities industry. See the story: http://www.fa-mag.com/news/advisor-barred-from-industry-for-bilking-nfl-players-13600.html?section=43 I wish I could say this was unusual, it’s not. […]

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 […]

Professional Athletes: Fraud, Investing and Lawsuits

TAX & LEGAL Planning for Pro athletes

  We work with professional athletes on a variety of asset protection and business related issues. Although surrounded by managers and agents, they are often victimized by fraud schemes and increasingly coming under fire themselves, in many cases after making bad moves due to financial pressures. Here are 3 recent articles on these exposures, check […]

Asset Protection & Investing; What’s Your Defensive Position?

Jeff Christenson, President Christenson Wealth Management

I’m not a financial advisor but I work with some of the best ones in the United States because they often have clients that understand the finite and fragile nature of wealth and that we must take proactive steps to protect it.  One of the top financial advisors I regularly turn to for solutions and […]

Due Dilligence and Why the Background Check You Used Won’t Work

Due Dilligence Expert Greg George

    Due Diligence is a commonly overlooked or underestimated  tool, and a an essential plan of any business venture or financial entanglement, especially now in the golden age of fraud. One of my top resources for clients is Greg George of GTI Advisors, he shares some exeprt insight on the false comfort of commercially available background […]

Protecting the innocent – Due Dilligence & Investment Fraud

Due Dilligence Expert Greg George

Insider threats cost business $4bn each year Hacker skims 35,000 customer credit card numbers 14 Business bank accounts wiped out by phishing scheme Investors scammed out of $14mm in ponzi scheme Man with history of fraud hired as CFO ‘disappears’ Taking $2mm From Company Vendor employees steal client’s proprietary data; sells to foreign government All […]

UNDERSTANDING DUE DILLIGENCE – Video Inteview

The video below features Due Diligence professional Greg George of GTI ADVISORS being interviewed by financial expert Matt Davio. The events of the last 36 months combined with ongoing economic pressures have brought to light the amount of fraud and misrepresentation that is so prevalent in business today. Part of Asset Protection is not getting burned […]

Easy Retirement Plan Guide and Explanation for Small Employers

To  help you narrow your search for a retirement plan that is right for your business, we asked CPA Brian Dooley, who is also an International Tax Expert, to give us a smple outline of your options regarding retirement planning. This is a small excerpt from a much larger article that includes links to the IRS. See […]

MUNI BOND BOND EXPOSURE – WARNING

This article by investment expert Jeff Christenson was originally published in this month’s issue of WORTH magazine. It sheds light on how the economy and depressed tax revenue threaten the value of Muni Bonds, what many consider to be the safest part of their portfolio. A must read for advisors, investors and CPAs. – IkeAs […]