Crisis Management: Dealing with Bad Press at Your Business

 Events beyond your control and outside the scope of your business can cause reputational damage and receive media and public attention that can literally shut your business down. Knowing how to handle such an event should be part of your asset protection plan. A previous article examined the different types of crisis plans required to operate any business, especially one that […]

D.E.A. Raid on NFL and Doctors: Opiod Prescription Risks

A recent DEA operation included the surprise search and interview of players and staff including medical staff of several NFL football teams including the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to news reports. This investigative action comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed on behalf of former players alleging that NFL doctors […]

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 […]

Is your housekeeper, chef or nanny a lawsuit liability? Probably.

The frequency and exposure of lawsuits by various domestic help is a serious and growing threat. In the last few years I have seen more claims by domestic staff including maids, nannies, housekeepers, cooks, gardeners, personal trainers and etc. than ever before. Claims include wage and labor issues, sexual harassment, personal injury, wrongful termination, 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. […]

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 […]

Ex-Dallas Cowboy Football Player Sentenced in $20MM Mortgage Fraud

“Mean Gene the Hitting Machine,” Lockhart was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison this week for his role in an affinity fraud scam involving mortgage fraud and trading on the name of the Dallas Cowboys. Usually we are protecting the NFL, MLB and NBA players we deal with from outside scams, sometimes the snake is […]

Cincinnati Reds’ Aroldis Chapman sued for $18M – Asset Protection – MLB

It never ends. The MINUTE you make it the hands come out, the “investment opportunities” come pouring in, you are smarter, more handsome and more interesting than ever… and a group of people start working on a plan to separate you from your money.  We work with a variety of professional athletes and continually warn […]

Warren Sapp files for bankruptcy – $100K a month income won’t float his bills

Wealth is finite and fragile – we try to teach those we work with some simple basics, like the “habits of wealth”, the value of liquidity and being able to pay your bills for an extended period of time if your cash flow stops, as his might in August when his contract expires.  It’s not just […]

Former NFL Star, Jim McMahon named in FDIC Lawsuit – Board Member Liability – Asset Protection

The FDIC brought a lawsuit against Illinois Broadway Bank and former NFL player Jim McMahon is one of the seven former board members for the bank.   The FDIC is suing to recover $104 million from 17 bad loans that the bank made before it shut down in 2010. We warn all clients about Board […]