If you’re a real estate investor, you are at risk from lawsuits whether you know it or not. You may already know the real estate industry is a breeding ground for lawsuits. Now add in the fact that you live in a country where people can sue you for nearly anything.
As a real estate investor, you’re at risk of losing everything: equity, assets, and even your reputation. This is especially true if you hold assets in your personal name.
Did you know that a lawsuit is ranked one of the top three things that people find the most distressing events in their life? Lawsuits rival only with divorce and bankruptcy. The good news is, I can make your risk disappear. This means you’ll be untouchable when it comes to lawsuits.
How, you ask? First there’s something I’d like you to know: the truth about how the wealthy protect their assets.
The truth is the super rich don’t own assets. They only control them. They do this through a network of LLCs and trusts. These networks protect their assets and allow them to hide them from anybody looking to come after them. You can learn more about how LLCs and trusts protect you from my previous article on the subject.
Imagine the disappointment of anybody looking to sue you when they find out you don’t own anything. Well, at least it will look that way on paper. In reality, you could be worth millions and only look like you’re lower middle class. But the person suing you won't know that.
Who would sue somebody who appears to own nothing? That’d be a waste of time. Remember, the average person doesn’t have the money to pay legal fees upfront. What most people do is split the settlement, assuming they win.
No attorney is going to come after you in a lawsuit if they think they have nothing to gain, pure and simple. But you better believe they’ll see dollar signs when your name starts showing up in paperwork.
My name is Scott Smith. I’m a real estate investor & an asset protection attorney. I know both sides of the game because I’ve played on both. Give me a call today, and together, we’ll make your assets judgment-proof!
Scott Royal Smith is an asset protection attorney and long-time real estate investor. He's on a mission to help fellow investors free their time, protect their assets, and create lasting wealth.
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