Podcast Archive

Ponzi Schemes

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Mr. Cameron tells us the history of bad investment schemes from the original Alfonso Ponzi case thru the cases in the news in 2009, locally and nationally. He then shows us some of the historical schemes that have come and gone around the world. We then spend a most of the podcast discussion how to perform enough “due diligence” to have a better chance to avoid the type of investments that might be classified as ponzi schemes while analyzing possible investments.

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Real Estate Property Tax Appeals

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John walks us thru the process of valuing Commercial real estate, determining if there is a problem with the Assessors valuation, negotiating a reduction and/or appealing the Assessors valuation to the tax court. He covers filing deadlines, documentation, negotiation and possible outcomes that can affect real estate property tax valuations over several years in the same process.

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Shareholder & Partner Disputes

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In this podcast we learn how tough economic times and unexpected decreases in asset values can and do create problems for business owners. Problem loans, unanticipated situations, theft, poor management practices, decreases in sales can all lead to cash flow problems and defaults. These issues are best handled within a very organized business that anticipated future problems when originally drafting the corporate documents to provide the systems to resolve problems. We discuss this and more in this podcast.

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The Attorneys Role in Real Estate Transactions

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In this podcast we discuss the process of acquiring real estate and the attorney’s involvement in the transaction. We talk about identifying a potential property, and the due diligence process to ensure that there are no liens on the property and no title defects that could cause problems at a later date. We go over title insurance and the title company’s role in the process. We then discuss the types of documentation to expect at the closing of the deal.

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The Attorneys Role in the Sale of a Business

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This is a discussion of the role of an attorney in the sale of a business. We go over the process from beginning to end including: letter of intent, purchase agreement, warranties and representations, loan documents, consulting and non-compete agreements. We also discuss what is involved in a properly executed due diligence process. This podcast will give you a good general idea of what will be involved in the sale or acquisition of a business.

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