Benefits of Asset Protection Planning

Much of my work is centered on helping clients protect their assets during their lifetimes.  But most people also want to make sure that their assets are protected after their deaths.

A recent article in the New York Times describes a very public fight among relatives of actor/comedian Robin Williams.  His widow and his

An interesting article by Cindy Krischer Goodman in the Miami Herald provides some excellent examples of how fortunes today can change in an instant — due to social media.  For example, racist comments in a private phone conversation between the Los Angeles Clippers’ then owner, Donald Sterling, and his girlfriend went viral and literally cost

The primary concern for most of my asset protection clients is a sudden catastrophic lawsuit.  Physicians, business owners and high net worth individuals (and almost anyone else with assets worth protecting) are fearful of that one mishap that could threaten everything they have earned during their lifetime.  A surgeon who has performed thousands of successful

I have seen statistics forecasting about 28,000 new law graduate jobs opening each year for the next ten years.  But law schools currently appear to be on pace to graduate about 44,000 lawyers per year in that same time period.  This would create a significant over supply of lawyers.  Even worse, it appears that there

Financial disaster can stem from personal setbacks like divorce, business disputes, litigation, and numerous other causes.  But the last few months of 2012 remind us that sudden, unexpected financial catastrophes can also come from other sources – – like natural disasters and general economic conditions.

Hurricane Sandy is a grim reminder that certain losses are

Being named as a defendant in a medical malpractice case can be emotionally devastating to a physician — even if the physician is only peripherally involved in the case. Very few people fully appreciate how troubling it can be for a doctor who is named in such a lawsuit.

An excellent article by Pauline W. Chen, M.D. in