Personal Guarantee Insurance for Doctors, Investors, Business Owners

Personal Guarantee Insurance for Doctors (and everyone else) Source: Physicians Practice Non-medical business exposures that threaten doctors’ financial solvency continue to grow in scope and number. This week we take a look a relatively new type of risk-management product: Personal Guarantee (PG) Insurance. We’ve covered both exposure related to residential and commercial real estate debt […]

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 […]

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   […]

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. […]

A Physician’s Start-Up Guide: Picking the Best Real Estate for Your Medical Practice

Buying the perfect building for your medical practice requires you to consider much more than “location, location, location.”  In our first two discussions on starting a new practice we’ve examined both the fine points of doctors’ serious liability for debt involved with buying a building or financing a medical practice start-up and common issues physicians […]

Short Sale Time Bomb Affects all Buyers and sellers as Mortgage Debt Relief Act Expires – 2012

Asset Protection is increasingly broadening in what people want from it, it’s not just about litigation and must include an analysis of ALL risks to our clients’ wealth including those posed by debt, investments, taxes, insurance gaps and most notably over the last 5 years, real estate. Below, Realtor Alex Goldstein, who has helped many navigate […]

Real Estate Liabilities and Physicians’ Financial Solvency

As an asset protection attorney, my primary responsibility has always been helping clients identify and proactively plan against as many litigation-related exposures as possible. That planning now includes a more complete evaluation of financial and economic risks than ever before. Below is one common example that illustrates the challenges many are facing and the importance […]

Seller Financing in Today’s Luxury Home Market

 Buying and selling homes in AZ right now is tough for most people. Sure, the speculators with cash are out there outbidding you on the courthouse steps to protect their rentals and market share, but what if you are trying to buy or sell a fine home and are NOT a cash buyer? One way […]

Issuing a form 1099-C May Bar a Lender From Pursuing a Deficiency

This article came to me from my friend Attorney Phil Guttilla, a tax and estate attorney that is one of my go-to guys and who is helping people with the tax consequences of being part of entities that are in crisis due to the current market. Yours, Ike A recent Arizona Court of Appeals decision […]

OWN VACANT PROPERTY? HERE’S A RISK YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF – YOUR INSURANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The news is filled with stories about the unfortunate reality of vacant properties. As just one example, office property in Phoenix Arizona now stands at a 26% vacancy rate and the news regularly features stories on homes and commercial properties that have been stripped and damaged by squatters, theives and vandals.We have also seen the […]