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- 6 Circumstances Where an LLC or Corporation Won’t Provide Asset Protection for Personal Wealth
Many business owners establish their enterprises as a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation for asset protection purposes.
- Purchasing a Business with Seller Financing
It is often the case that a purchaser of a business does not have the resources for a full cash sale and will request that the seller finance some of the purchase price. This can be advantageous for both parties, but requires that the parties consider a number of issues, as we highlight in this article.
- Should Bankruptcy Stop You from Getting a Personal Loan?
Bankruptcy is not the end of the road in getting a loan. It’s neither a financial slaughter house. The old golden days when one would lose hope and feel miserable after filling a bankruptcy case are gone
- SEC v. Dawn J. Bennett: From “Financial Myth Busting” To “Busted”
Last fall, the SEC initiated disciplinary proceedings against financial advisor and self-proclaimed “Financial Myth Buster” Dawn Bennett, accusing her of publicly inflating her client assets under management (or “AUM”) and exaggerating her investment returns.
- Perfecting Your Security Interest – Requirements for Listing a Debtor’s Name on Florida Article 9 Filings
Florida lenders seeking to secure a lien against the personal property of a borrower in default must follow the guidelines detailed in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Florida’s Article 9, which governs secured transactions and is applied to a wide range of consumer and commercial credit transactions.
- SEC Halts Ash Narayan from Defrauding RGT Clients
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it obtained a court ordered “freeze” of the assets of three individuals, including Ash Narayan, formerly of RGT Wealth Advisors, who, the SEC alleges, siphoned millions of dollars from the accounts he managed at RGT for professional athletes and others while he was the manager of RGT Wealth Advisor’s Orange County, California office.
- SEC Whistleblower Program
In 2010, Congress implemented a new act that provides for monetary incentives for whistleblowers who report Securities and Exchange Commission violations. Whistleblowers are individuals with important information about the illegal acts of others.
- What to Do When Your Business Bank Deposit Goes Missing
A common business practice for retail stores and other establishments is to have a manager or other agent of the business deposit all cash and check after the close of the business day. This is often completed after the bank has already closed. The agent usually drops a pouch in a deposit box for this purpose.
- New CFPB Rules and the Impact on Hard Money Lending
Hard-money lending is becoming more popular in the mortgage industry as real estate investors try to find new ways to take advantage of opportunities quickly by accessing this source of liquid capital. In addition, as interest rates rise, hard money lending becomes a way for investors to close deals faster.
- What Is a Loan Modification Lawyer?
Loan modifications are most commonly made to mortgages, often because homeowners are having difficulty making mortgage payments. A loan modification lawyer restructures an existing contract to modify the repayment terms of a loan.