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Dec 16, 2019

What Does Pizza Have To Do With Asset Protection?

You may have read that the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, John Schnatter, has stepped down as chairman of the company due to offensive language he used on a business call.

Now he’s getting divorced and has also filed a lawsuit against the ad agency that was on the other end of Schnatter’s disastrous call. Of course, these celebrity lawsuits receive a ton of attention, but what’s going on with the rest of us?

There are over 40 million lawsuits filed in the U.S. each year and it’s a growth industry. Minor fender benders lead to claims of neck and back injuries, tenants are using mold claims to sue for huge dollars, and claims such as “wage an hour” are everywhere.

Below are examples of potential liability:

  1. Wealth Manager gets sued by client because an LLC was not used for the investment account and the client’s creditor is reaching right in to grab the assets.
  2. Dentist gets sued by employees for wage and hour issues.
  3. Franchise owner signs a personal guarantee to expand his business and new location goes belly-up. Lender comes after owner hard.
  4. Business owner’s spouse gets into a fender bender. Spouse gets sued for injury and the business of the owner gets attacked.
  5. Tenant slips on back stairs of rental unit and claims the fall was due to slippery algae on the stairs. Tenant wins big lawsuit and owner loses building.

I could go on and on and none of us want to believe that any of these life events would happen to us. Hopefully, not. Wouldn’t it be better to understand exactly what asset protection is and how it applies to you, your family and your business? I have the answers for you.

Brad Barth is one of our top estate and asset protection attorneys here at the firm and his workshops are in high demand across the country. We recorded a live webcast of one of Brad’s most popular talks and you can get instant access to that presentation below. We give you the option to watch at a convenient time.

This is the same talk that we have delivered to groups such as Vistage, Tiger 21, California Apartment Association, Women Presidents Organization, California Society of CPA’s, Young Presidents Organization and many more.

Thank you for being a part of our community and enjoy the talk!


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