The Weinstein Effect: Protecting Your Business, Employees From Sexual Harassment

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Workplace sexual harassment is a risk every entrepreneur must be informed of and manage. The Harvey Weinstein Effect Starting with the floodgates that opened with the alleged egregious actions of Harvey Weinstein, headlines across the U.S. feature claims of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct with news stories literally breaking by the hour on some days. Last week […]

Ask These Questions Before Buying Life Insurance

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The fourth quarter of the year is when life insurance sales kick into high gear. In many cases, life insurance is often sold as a tax savings plan, here are the questions you must ask before purchasing this important asset. The majority of this discussion involves the use of some form of “whole life” insurance […]

Bad Legal Advice on Insurance, LLCs Can Wipe You Out

Business owners, doctors and entrepreneurs are often targeted with asset protection sales pitches from unqualified advisors. Let’s review some of the questionable advice you are getting and how to qualify your advisors. The (not so) Magic Umbrella Policy I was recently contacted by a physician with seven figures in exposed home equity and other significant […]

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 […]

Year-End Tax Plan Sales Targeting Doctors, Business Owners

Year End Sales Hustle

The last quarter of the year is historically an active time for physicians and business owners and their tax, legal and financial advisors. Given increased regulatory issues, I.R.S. scrutiny and increased fraud, it’s vital that you do some basic due diligence before you pull out your checkbook. Doctors are heavily solicited for a variety of tax and […]

LLC Basics For Consumers: Asset Protection

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Business owners and Doctors are increasingly bombarded with a variety of asset protection information from different sources of varying skill and experience. One common tool that attorneys and non-attorney promoters alike often focus on is the limited liability company or “LLC.” Unfortunately, because LLCs are relatively simple to create and maintain, they are routinely misused […]

Urgent Care Centers: Asset Protection for Doctors, Owners

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Asset Protection attorney Ike Devji was heavily featured in a recent article in The Ambulatory M&A Advisor titled “Asset Protection for Your Urgent Care Business” by Brittany Belli. Devji works with physicians nationwide and is a frequent CME presenter for medical groups on issues including asset protection, wealth preservation and the specific risk management techniques, that […]

Asset-Protection Basics You Must Understand in 2015

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Here are some key conceptual issues about Asset Protection doctors and business owners should understand as we go into a new year: 1. The best medicine, just as in your profession, is prevention, not treatment. Timing is always a key concept from a legal perspective; you may be legally unable to act (fraudulent conveyance, voidable […]

What is an ILIT or Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust ? (and why should doctors and business owners use it)

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We’ve previously devoted a number of discussions to the use of life insurance by physicians and business owners including a look at how to buy insurance and discussions of its specific uses and how much life insurance a doctor and his or her spouse should have. This week we take an introductory look at a […]

Income Tax Deductions Doctors and Business Owners Often Overlook

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As tax day bears down on us with increasing momentum, I turned to a CPA for some tips on commonly overlooked deductions. As always, legal and tax advice given in this forum can only be general information and can never be considered individual tax advice, so discuss these issues with your own CPA now, while […]