Captive insurance companies may be ticking times bombs of legal and financial liability for their owners. Captive owners must act quickly, be educated about specific risks and be well represented by counsel. I previously provided specific examples of the abusive fact patterns that have drawn the ire of the I.R.S. and a list of red flags […]
Understanding the Vital Role of Your Umbrella Policy (And Why It is Not Enough On It’s Own) Financial columnist Steve Savant interviews asset protection attorney Ike Devji on Asset Protection Strategies for Business owners and entrepreneurs.
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 (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 […]
As we’ve seen across the United States over the last year, severe weather, disasters and even intentional acts of vandalism can cause financially devastsing property damage. Below are tips on how to document and pursue claims with your insurance company to enforce your rights under your property and casualty policy. • Step One: Actually having […]
Finding key documents can be trying and laborious under the best circumstances, even with plenty of notice, like at tax time every year. Finding them under stress or worse, having to have someone else sort through the entirety of the paperwork you have hoarded after an emergency, death or other crisis is often impossible. This […]
We’ve previously detailed both the most common fatal flaws in physicians’ asset-protection planning and the reasons insurance alone is inadequate to protect doctors. Those issues aside, insurance against known and recurring exposures is always the essential first line of defense. As you’ve seen in this column before, it is unreasonable to think that we […]
By Ike Devji, JD | August 7, 2012 Physicians are always being promised the holy grail of asset protection, tax savings, and growth. One vehicle often attributed with all these qualities is the captive insurance company (captive). In our last three discussions we introduced three key issues to consider regarding the creation of […]