Common Asset Protection Risk Factors for Physicians

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The “Issues” LIST


By Ike Devji JD


This check list is simple and by no means complete, but it helps explain the detail and variety of issues and exposures involved in preserving the assets you have at risk.

List of Exposures

• Do you and or any family members drive a vehicle?
Do you have employees?
• Do you have a professional malpractice exposure?
• Do you have a legal responsibility to protect medical and financial data?
• Are you married and do you have assets not protected by a pre-nuptial agreement?
• Do you have a current tax obligation?
Do you have children?
• Do you own a business?
• Are you a board member, officer, or director of a corporation?
• Do you have hobbies or engage in activities like hunting, flying, boating, etc?
• Do you have partners whose actions create joint and several liabilities for you?
• Do you have personal guarantees on real estate or for business loans?
• Do you have tail liability for professional services performed in the past?
• Have you made specific legal or financial representations that others have relied upon in a business context?
What kind and what dollar amount of insurance and legal planning have you implemented against these exposures?


Knowledge is power, so use the links above to continue your exploration and act on these issues before an exposure threatens, while the widest and most effective array of options can be implemented to protect your success.


IRA Cecklists



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