Written by practicing emergency physician and creator of the most visited doctor-specific personal finance and investing website in the world, James M. Dahle, MD, The White Coat Investor's Guide to Asset Protection is a high-yield, no-nonsense manual that walks doctors and other high income professionals through the complicated subject of Asset Protection. Medicine, dentistry, and similar professions can be very rewarding, both emotionally and financially, but they carry legal risks that few Americans face. No doctor ever wants to harm a patient or anyone else, but many lie awake at night worried that one mistake could cause them to lose everything they have worked for decades to achieve. Meanwhile, financial advisors, insurance agents, and attorneys target physicians and capitalize on that fear in order to sell them services, insurance policies, or trusts that they probably do not need and that may not even work for their intended use.
We live in a litigious society and malpractice lawsuits are not the only source of litigation risk. However, before you spend tens of thousands of dollars on a complex asset protection plan or worse, start practicing defensive medicine, read this book. Most asset protection books are written by attorneys as thinly-veiled advertisements that scare you into hiring them to create expensive, complex asset protection plans. Not this one. This one gives it to you straight. The White Coat Investor's Guide to Asset Protection gives you a realistic picture of the risks you face, walks you through a medical malpractice lawsuit, shows you the cheap and effective methods to protect your assets, and gives you an unbiased review of the more complex, expensive techniques and when they might be useful to you. Most importantly, the book recognizes that asset protection law (technically debtor-creditor law) is state-specific and provides a comprehensive listing of relevant asset protection laws by state. This compilation alone is worth the price of admission.
Are you worried that you could lose it all?
The White Coat Investor’s Guide to Asset Protection will explain to you all that you need to know about asset protection. You will learn:
- What happens when you are sued
- How to reduce the risk of being named in a lawsuit
- Why insurance will be your first and most important line of defense
- How often doctors actually lose personal assets in a lawsuit
- Cheap, easy, and effective asset protection techniques
- When you might want to consider trusts and other complex asset protection techniques
- Why asset protection law is state specific
- The asset protection laws of your state
- How to quit worrying about losing everything
This book will help you to put an effective asset protection plan into place and finally stop worrying about losing it all. Then you will be able to put your focus back where it should be—on your patients and doing what is right for them.
Praise for The White Coat Investor's Guide to Asset Protection
"This book takes the appropriate defense-in-depth approach to asset protection planning; I would heartily recommend it to any physician." –Jay Adkisson, Esq, Author of Asset Protection