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Front-Line Asset Protection Against Lawsuits

Front-Line Asset Protection Against Lawsuits by Attorney John Hyre When most small to medium RE investors contemplate protecting their assets against lawsuits, they tend to think of entities (such as corporations and limited liability companies).  Entities are certainly important tools for asset protection and tax planning purposes.  They are also quite “sexy” and make for […]

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Real Estate entrepreneur pays obscene taxes after typical “Checkbook LLC” arrangement blows up; some notes on “dealer” status & other flipper tax issues

Real Estate entrepreneur pays obscene taxes after typical “Checkbook LLC” arrangement blows up; some notes on “dealer” status & other flipper tax issues Attorney John Hyre Quick Synopsis An engineer from Phoenix made a living doing “Phase I” and similar types of environmental impact reports for purchasers of commercial properties.  When the 2008 crash came, […]

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A tale of two Investors

A tale of two Investors… about two years ago Chris and Mike had an opportunity to invest with their friend Bob who was putting a company together. Chris took a check of $100,000. (The minimum investment)  from his savings and gave it to Bob. Mike took $120,000. From the hard earned money in his retirement account, […]

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