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Year-End Tax Planning for Family Offices

So, here we are in December. And you might be in a panic over your year-end tax planning – especially if you run the affairs of a large family office. Well, that’s understandable, says Thomas Handler, who chairs the Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group at Handler Thayer, LLP, in Chicago. “The nature of December – and I don’t …

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Google thinks highly of Fried On Business

So my webmaster, Robert Pitts, emails me the other day. The subject line: “Dude, you are getting ranked!” What? Me? Ranked? I’m not sure I like that. Then he says, “I decided to do some random checks on the SEO of the website. You will not believe what I found. Copied below are the search terms I used in Google, …

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Capital preservation is priority for Mosaic’s Ethan Penner

I just had a fantastic interview with a genuine real estate icon. That’s not an exaggeration. Ethan Penner, now Managing Partner at Mosaic Real Estate Investors, helped pioneer what we know today as real estate mortgage-backed securities and once served as President of Nomura Asset Capital Corp. Now, those are some credentials, and Penner brought them to the show for …

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Expert reveals billionaire family office strategies

Many of you know I’m becoming more and more involved in the family office sector, and I just had one of THE industry leaders on the show for a fantastic interview. This guy basically started the family office service sector. He created and hosts the preeminent events for high net-worth investors, and he’s met with more than 1,000 family offices …

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Khalilah Camacho Ali recalls life with ‘The Greatest’

The great boxing champ Muhammad Ali was also a master self-promoter. The man once set a bear trap in front of Sonny Liston’s house saying, “I’m gonna’ get this ugly bear.” Before he fought Floyd Patterson, he brought a bushel of carrots to an interview because he called Patterson “The Rabbit.” Where did he get these ideas? Well, Ali used …

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North Miami Beach holds promise in slowing condo market

We at Fried On Business like to re-visit the South Florida multifamily housing market periodically, and this time it was a pleasure to have some help from two real experts in the field. Anthony Burns and Brian Bandell joined me on the show to give their perspective on the market and share some thoughts about where things are going. Bandell, …

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Excellence in practice builds the brand, says Greenberg Traurig’s Cesar Alvarez

I just interviewed the 1,000th guest at Fried On Business, and I could not have had a better conversation. My chat with Cesar L. Alvarez, Shareholder and Co-Chairman at Greenberg Traurig LLP, was entertaining and inspiring at the same time. This is a man who took the firm from 325 lawyers in 1997 to some 1,850 attorneys and government professionals …

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Pet cancer doc brings care, comfort to South Florida

There’s no denying it. We LOVE our pets. And when a pet gets sick, we’re willing to do just about anything to see it restored to health. But where pet cancer is concerned, until recently there’s been precious little to do – except keep the animal comfortable and, eventually, relieve it of its misery. That’s changing, however, with the establishment …

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Malone develops enticing profile of UF real estate program

During one of my recent pilgrimages to the University of Florida, my alma mater, I had a chance to interview UF real estate undergraduate professor Kent Malone. Considered a rock star in the business school, he took some time on-air to talk about new developments in the University of Florida real estate program. First, Malone announced a ribbon-cutting for a …

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Merchant deepens bench at Sylvester Cancer Center

Just when you thought they had a full bench, apparently the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has room for even more world-class researchers and practitioners. That’s because they just brought on board a new chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology by the name of Dr. Nipun Merchant, M.D. Formerly at Vanderbilt …

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