Video: Asset Protection Blunders Part 5

Ike Devji’s fifth video in five part interview series with financial expert Steve Savant. Ike discusses amateur planning like “friendly liens” and why insurance, although vital, is not adequate asset protection for business owners and entrepreneurs by itself.

Are Changes To Trump’s Trust an Asset Protection FAIL?

Donald Trump’s creditors and those currently involved in lawsuits against him may be celebrating. Trump was in the news again this morning for changes made to the trust that  holds and controls his business interests. According to new reports, changes were made to Trump’s trust in February, shortly after the inauguration. Based on news reports […]

Negative Publicity: Crisis Management for Businesses, Medical Practices

Issues in the news like the recent Ashley Madison data dump prove how negative publicity related to your practice or  the personal activities of any of its owners or employees, can have devastating effects on your professional reputation and financial solvency. Regardless of the cause, every business and medical practice owner and manager should understand some PR crisis […]

Celebrity Medical Patients Require Extra Supervision, Create Higher Risks

Celebrity (or just high-profile) patients present a number of unique challenges for medical practices and require additional supervision and compliance measures to protect the practice, the patients and staff.     In last week’s discussion I provided some detail on the death of Joan Rivers during her treatment at an outpatient surgery center (ASC), and […]

When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

We’ve previously highlighted the financial and legal planning issue business owners and doctors feel uninformed about, and provided links to more than half a dozen articles on those areas of concern. Today we continue our examination of those blind spots by addressing a common question: When should I update my estate plan? We’ve previously addressed common estate-planning […]

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 […]

Asset Protection Trust Jurisdictions For Doctors Part 2: Going Offshore

Last week marked the second chapter of our discussion of asset protection trusts for doctors, with a look some basic issues of jurisdiction, that is, what geographic location’s set of laws control the trust. For those who want a potentially higher degree of security with a longer track record, offshore tools like international asset protection […]

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 […]

Asset Protection Trust Jurisdictions for Physicians – Part 1, Domestic

In our discussion two weeks ago we introduced the Asset Protection Trust (or APT) as a tool and answered some of the most frequently asked questions regarding what it is and how it differs from the estate-planning trust many doctors already have in place. We continue our discussion of the APT this week and examine […]

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   […]