Asset Protection VITAL When Selling Your Business

  Asset protection, perhaps counter intuitively, is just as important for entrepreneurs who are selling their businesses as it is for those who are running one. In fact, “selling a business” is one of my “risk factors” listed in the chart below. Most so-called succession and exit planners focus only on the deal terms, taxation, the valuation, estate planning, life insurance sales and where your sales […]

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.

Fatal Flaws of Asset Protection Part 4

FATAL FLAWS

Asset Protection attorney Ike Devji interviewed by Financial expert Steve Savant. In part four of this five part consumer legal education video series, Ike discusses using LLCs and common scams and defective strategies like gifting that business owners and entrepreneurs should avoid.

Video: Common Asset Protection Mistakes Pt. 3

FATAL FLAWS

  Asset protection lawyer Ike Devji discusses common fatal mistakes in asset protection planning. In part 3 of his 5 part interview series with financial expert Steve Savant Ike discusses how entrepreneurs and business owners might use the wrong legal tools or actually drag liability back into their safe legal planning.

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

Photo Credit and Copyright Gage Skidmore. Used under Creative Commons License : https://flic.kr/p/Ej4WVY

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 […]

So You Finally Won the Powerball Lottery: How to Keep Sudden Wealth

windfalls

A financial windfall can be a blessing, a curse or more likely a combination of the two. Knowing what to do if you win the Powerball lottery or have any other event of sudden wealth is key. As asset protection and wealth preservation attorneys my colleagues and I deal not only with those who have […]

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 […]

Negative Publicity: Crisis Management for Businesses, Medical Practices

CRISIS

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 […]

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 […]

Employment Manuals Commonly Overlooked in Asset Protection Plans

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS

Medical practices and other businesses of all types face many types of risk outside the strict scope of their professional liability. One major lawsuit risk to business owners and doctors is employment-related lawsuits that must be mitigated with a professionally drafted employment manual. I continually stress that a good asset protection plan has many layers, including management of all reasonably anticipatable risks. […]