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 […]

HOW TO MINIMIZE OR ELIMINATE TAX LIABILITY REGARDING MORTGAGE DEBT FORGIVENESS

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 […]

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

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

  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

  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 […]

Current FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage Limits – Asset Protection and Your Bank

FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage A common and reasonable question we get from clients is on the safety and solvency of their bank and what exactly is protected by FDIC insurance limits and for how long.  The current limits were created in 2008 to prevent a run on the banks due to economic panic. The placebo worked, […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Physicians Facing Increased Risk as Investment Fraud Targets

Ike Devji, J.D. The amount of fraud targeting doctors is increasing daily as they, like everyone else, are feeling the pinch of current economic conditions, decreasing compensation and stalled or negative investment momentum. Those of us in legal and financial professions know that markets are primarily motivated by fear and greed, meaning fear of loss […]