Atlanta Hawks and Entertainment LLC Cries for Justice

Former ownership Group of NBA Franchise, The Atlanta Hawks Basket Ball and Entertainment LLC recently filed a lawsuit against New Hampshire Insurance Company for breach of contract that involves claims made by the former General Manager Danny Ferry. The former ownership group of Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment included Bruce Levenson and does not include the current ownership Group of the organization that is led by Forbes billionaire Tony Ressler.

The law Suit was filed on September 13 in the Superior Courts of Fulton County against the insurance company that is known to many as AIG. The Basketball organization sued the insurance company for a civil action for breach of contract as well as insurance bad faith. Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC claimed that it was insured by the New Hampshire insurance company under the policy for coverage of certain losses that are related to employment practice that included and was not limited to particular acts of wrongful termination as well as workplace torts. Documents presented by the courts showed that AHBE gave notice to the insurance company on the issues that they believed were covered on April 2 2015.

The court documents claims was confidential and the lawsuits stated that the sensitive limits of the liability were enough for the insurance company to pay Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. The lawsuit is also seeking 50% additional pay for the damages as well as the attorney’s pay.

Bruce Levenson is the co-founder and the panther at United Communication Group (http://www.ucg.com/AboutUs/Ownership.aspx). Bruce is a dedicated man and he is the founder and the President of Atlanta Spirit LLC. Mr. Bruce is not only an entrepreneur but also a writer who has written for the Washington Star as well as the Observing Publishing. Other positions that he has held include being the director of Tech Target Inc. a position he has maintained since February 10 2015. Bruce  Levenson is also a philanthropist and he supports I Have a Dream Foundation of Washington. He ho9ldsd a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from the University of Washington and J.D from American University.

 

Doe Deere and Lime Crime

Doe Deere, is the founder and CEO of Lime Crime Cosmetics and innovator in the cosmetic Industry. Doe was born in Russia and now lives in New York City. She created a beauty line that speaks out to freedom and self-expression through makeup. Her makeup not only looks beautiful, but allows you to express your mood and how you feeling at the moment, similar to how clothes can express ones current mood. Amazingly, her goal in mind was not to create a line that was what “looks best” but with her colors having much visual creative appeal, she has done just that and has started a fashion trend of individuality and uniqueness through color in the cosmetic industry and fashion.

 

The idea originated in 2004, when she started a DYI fashion line on ebay. Colorful makeup became her look as she wanted everything to be on brand. As unusual and bright colors were hard for her to find, her idea came in part from inspiration and part from necessity. In 2008, Doe emerged with Lime Crime Cosmetics, creating her own line of cruelty free Cosmetics. The name itself came from her favorite color and the dream came alive when she created a line of lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polishes with high pigmentation; so bright and bold they pop of vibrant colors. Her popularity in the Cosmetic Industry has led to her international fan following.

 

Doe, knows what it means to be true to oneself and is active in every aspect of her business. Her inspiration comes authentically and she is known to live and feel her brand by trying on every lipstick before it goes into production. By starting out small and achieving international success, Doe Deere has also been a voice for many other women. She speaks at public events mentoring aspiring female entrepreneurs and welcomes advice on her Instagram page.

 

Doe Deere is also up with the times and one trend that really excites her is e-commerce. She was innovative and pioneered a now industry standard, called “on-lip” lipstick swatch. She could not be persuaded by outdated thinking and in Doe Deere fashion she challenged the idea that lipstick would be a hard sell online and virtually impossible. She turned the impossible to possible and knew with proper presentation she could be very successful in selling cosmetics online. By continuing to push the envelope she is working on developing an interactive shopping experience that is second to none.

 

By knowing her brand and creating it out of heart and vision, Doe understands her customers and makes confident decisions about her brand. She also believes in and spreads respect and love throughout her company from employees to vendors and partners; which spills over to all aspects of her business and success. Her balance of intuition and gut decision making has made her brand a worldwide name and a true industry leader.

 

Online Reputations Can Be Recovered and Managed

Most people enjoy having a good reputation online, although they may be taking that preferred status for granted. It is when a person or company is targeted by a malicious troll that most people suddenly become very concerned about getting their good reputation recovered. Worse, we sometimes club ourselves in the digital foot by sharing inappropriate pictures, comments, audio recordings or videos through social media that draw negative attention and loss of interest. One drunk Facebook share of a picture of yourself in some type of compromising situation could send your online reputation into the proverbial toilet.

None of us is immune to troll attacks. One vicious comment, claiming any kind of wild-haired nonsense can send a person’s reputation spiraling downward. This can cost us anything from minor embarrassment to actual death threats issued against us. It does not matter that no reality exists in the claim, it will still cause some amount of damage in the public’s view of us and our associated business or other institutions.

Ubiquitous and constantly available web access means everyone in the world can see and share anything with any person or group of people. Something we share with another person, through any type of social media or other communications medium, however private we feel it will stay, may end up going viral for everyone to see. Just ask former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner. He thought he was sharing a picture of his private namesake appendage with only one person. He ended up a laughing stock and his career ended after the picture when viral. Nobody is immune to this 21st century problem. Read more about Anthony Weiner’s reputation failure.

There is a way to effectively recover your good reputation after such seemingly insurmountable failure. Do not panic. Expert professional reputation recovery is available from firms that have been there many times and have a proven track record for not only helping people completely overcome such personal and corporate disasters, but also manage your reputation, moving forward. Their methods cover many areas and aspects that most people are not even aware are possible. The best ones use a process that incorporates deep knowledge of online Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to force old, bad, derogatory posts way down the Search Results so people no longer are even aware of such trolling.

 

Adam Goldenberg: A Developer Of Industry Leading Brands

Adam Goldenberg is the co-founder of JustFab. The co-CEO of JustFab knows how to expand business, spot trends, as well as create industry-leading brands. Partnering with Don Ressler, accomplish that by combining passion along with fun, which is rarely found in the fashion industry. Goldenberg’s first successful business was a bulletin board service that operated online. He created the business in 1994 when he was 13. The venture received funding from his business, Bar Mitzvah money.

Subsequently, Adam Goldenberg turned his online business into a gaming website. Goldenberg named his second business, Gamer’s Alliance. The venture caught the attention of Intermix founder Bret Brewer. In 1997, Gamer’s Alliance was acquired by Intermix. Brewer did not know that Goldenberg was only 17 when he made the purchase. He went on to employ Goldenberg as the vice president of strategic planning. At 19, Goldenberg was promoted to become Intermix’s COO. That made him the youngest COO.

It is at Intermix that Goldenberg met Don Ressler. At the time, Don was a successful entrepreneur as well as a brand building specialist that had sold his venture, FitnessHeaven.com. Just like Goldenberg, Don also sold his company to Intermix on Bloomberg. Prior to them meeting, Don’s efforts had generated more than $ 1 billion in sales. His endeavors had also raised a capital of more than $ 100 million for multiple internet companies. Goldenberg and Ressler became fast friends.

Read more: JustFab’s CEO On what it’s like to be a unicorn

In 2005, Intermix was bought by News Corporation. The pair was frustrated by the new company’s lack of attention in their e-commerce firm, Alena Media. They left and soon started their own firm, Intelligent Beauty, an online brand incubator platform in 2006. Goldenberg and Ressler formed a number of brands including DERMSTORE and SENSA that turned out to be market leaders in beauty as well as health.

Building on the achievements of their initial brands, Goldenberg and Ressler started to conceptualize a new customized shopping experience on matrixpartners.com, which could exist online. Their mission was to merge cutting- edge fashion with social interaction at an affordable price. Capitalizing on the untapped opportunity, Goldenberg and Ressler expanded Intelligent Beauty by building a personalized platform. They hired style designers and consultants. Additionally, they developed an affordable and attractive subscription model, JustFab. It is a style community that provides members with a selection of handbags, accessories, and shoes to their taste for $39.95 every month. JustFab created Fabletics in 2013. It is a site that offers athletic wear for its members. JustFab teamed up with Kate Hudson to create the athletic wear site. Source: http://www.builtinla.com/2014/01/18/3-la-ceos-you-need-know-now-adam-goldenberg-justfab

Securus, Growing a Giant Technology Company

Dallas-based Securus Technologies is changing the way of doing business for prisons and law enforcement agencies.

 

The company provides both criminal justice and civil telecommunications to be used in a variety of situations, many of them focused on the corrections area of law enforcement.

Founded in 2007, Securus as an intimate telecommunications firm that provides a wide range of government service, growing its business in a wide range of areas, including: secure telecom services, software for jail management and data handling for law enforcement.

 

Chairman and CEO Richard A. (Rick) Smith wrote in a press release on PR Newswire that over the past four years, The company said that much of its forward movement in technology has been the result of a $605 million investment, making Securus more than just a company that detects and locates cell phones in prisons and jails.

 

The news release said Securus provides products and services designed to make the world safer. For more information, contact Russell Roberts at 972-277-0656 or online at [email protected] Related links include http://SecurusTechnologies.com

 

Reston, Va.-based GTL also provides many of the services as Securus, with a news release on PR Newswire calling GTL the leading provider of technologies used in correctional institutions,

 

Much of that technology is focused on locating and confiscating cell phones that are smuggled into the prison for uses that are often related to criminal activities beyond prison walls.

 

Tim Skaja, Senior Vice President of Product Management & Service Delivery at GTL said that GTL’s recent developments have put it years ahead of the competition – meaning Securus.

 

There is, indeed, no way to completely stop the use of contraband cell phones in prisons and jails, but Securus contends that it is the better solution when it comes to prison technologies.

 

The contact at GTL is Vinnie Mascarenhas, who can be reached at 703-955-3894 or [email protected] Related links include http://www.gtl.net

 

Osio expands his philanthropy globally

David Osio, financial expert, has been in support of the organizations that better the communities in which he does business. These organizations further support people, art, and culture in these communities. Osio does continue to grow his financial services but he also grows his philanthropic support on a global scale.

Osio most famous contribution is to the MISO (Miami Orchestra Symphony) and he also serves on their board. He finds it rewarding that year after year such a nice place stays in operation to bring joy to the community. He has also been a lifetime supporter of the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation. He has been the traditional sponsor of the EPK events every year.

Osio is the founder and CEO of Davos Financial Advisory Group. He has helped with the direction of the company and its position in not only domestic but global markets as well. He has increased the profit at the financial group as well as their expansion. In each new city, he makes sure that he contributes to their charities. Geneva, Lisbon, Panama City, and Miami are all cities where Davos has expanded to over the years.

He also supports the arts by donating to foundations such as Wayuu Taya foundation, UMA Foundation, and the Fundana Foundation. He has been a major supporter of the Saludarte Foundation of Art in Miami. There latest exhibit is the Carlos Cruz Diez. Due to these contributions and many more, he has earned international awards and recognition.

David Osio is the founder and CEO of Davos Financial Group. He has helped to transform this company into a major global financial company with offices in major financial centers worldwide. Osio started his career as a lawyer, graduating from Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas. He began his legal career in Venezuela at the Legal Desk MGO. He furthered his education to earn a specialization in Management Investment Portfolios at the New York Institute of Finance. He continued to pursue his career in finance eventually founding Davos Financial Advisory Group. He continues to support the local organizations with his time and money. Osio is a financier who gives back.

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The Ultimate in Market Expansion

It is on a rare occasion when a product is created that provides incredible and innovative services that can revolutionize an entire way of life. Such is the case with genius entrepreneur Billy and his glorious contribution to the business world, Magnises. Magnises is an interesting and basic concept that is ingenious in what it could possibly bring to the world marketplace.

The main aim of Marnises is to bring individuals together through a sort of social network club, allowing them to save a large amount of money through discounts on a number of social activities such as restaurant, bar, concert and amusement park costs. While this seems to be more of an individual benefit for people who are seeking new and improved ways of saving money for recreation, it also means a great deal to the business world as well.

Marnises gives discounts through the use of a metal card which acts in much the same way as a credit card. The card is digitally linked to a member’s bank account and when a transaction is made then the discount is applied before the charge is processed.

Businessmen and salesmen alike can find great use in this program, and one of the greatest costs a business can be faced with is business meetings and conferences. Hundreds if not thousands of dollars can be spent on a single business meeting, making significant discounts the difference between whether the meeting was ultimately worth it or not.

According to Crunchbase, Bill McFarland through his creation of Magnises is a possible game changer for the way businesses save money, both domestically in the United States and internationally through different business venues.

The possibilities are potentially endless depending on where Billy McFarland decides to go with the network, and could open new doors to not only recreational pursuits but also to business and corporate endeavors in order to save a sizable amount of capital in order to be distributed to more useful locations within a business model.

Andy Wirth’s Recent Achievements

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. The Squaw Valley Ski Holdings came to be after Alpine Meadows was acquired by KSL Capital Partners who were the owners of Squaw Valley. The two ski resorts are located close to each other but are separated by some land between them.

Despite them being under the same owner, one still has to drive to get from one resort to the other. The customers use one ticket to go to both resorts. Andy is on a mission to connect the two with a gondola lift. Talks between him and the owner of the land between the resorts are underway.

Andy Wirth graduated from the Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He later went to Edinburgh University, Scotland. He began his career as a ranger. In his current position as the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, the resorts are being improved and getting more clients.

Andy Wirth is a skydiving enthusiast. He got into an accident in 2013 while skydiving. He almost lost his right arm in the accident. He recovered and with the help of his family and friends, he got back to his usual life. During the recovery period, he would attend meetings with some Navy SEALS who have gotten into accidents while working. He made some friends from there. He hosts some fun events for them.

Andy Wirth is now the chairman and president of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation. He is the also the chairman of the board of the corporation. It is in charge of the operations of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The members of this board are mostly from the business people in the area. Andy Wirth said that he was honored by his new role and would use it for the improvement of the corporation.

Andy Wirth also takes part in philanthropic activities and community service. He supports organizations such as High Fives and Girls on the Run Sierra Chapter among others. He also has several awards from different organizations. One of them is the Citizen of the Year Award by Disabled Sports USA.

Bruce Levenson Ferry Settlement Lawsuit

The AHBE (Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC) is the previous ownership organization of the NBA franchise, and it has filed a lawsuit against an insurance company, New Hampshire Insurance Company. The basis of the lawsuit was a breach of a contract entailing the settlements of claims from Danny Ferry, the former general manager. The AHBE is inclusive of Bruce Levenson, a controlling partner. The lawsuit excludes the Tony Ressler-led group that currently owns Hawks.

The lawsuit was filed on September 13 in the Superior Court of Fulton County, and it is described as a civil action for insurance bad faith and breach of contract. According to AHBE, it was insured under an insurance policy catering for coverage for specific losses that relates to employment practices including certain acts of “Workplace Torts” as well as “Wrongful Termination.” Hawks and Ferry ownership reached a buyout agreement that took place on June 22, 2015, and it was undisclosed. The buyout ended a six-year $8 million contract signed in 2012.

Bruce Levenson is a renowned American businessperson. According to Time Magazine he is a profound philanthropist and the former owner of an NBA team. Bruce was a co-owner of Atlanta Spirit LLC, currently Atlanta Hawks LLC, which owns and controls all operations of the Phillips Arena and Atlanta Hawks basketball team (http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/). Previously, Levenson has served on the NBA Board of Governors as the Hawks’ Governor since 2004. In 1977, Bruce Levenson co-founded a communications organization called the United Communications Group (UCG). He was among the founding board members and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of an IT industry media firm, Tech Target, which is publicly traded. Read more on prnewswire.com.

 

New Zealand Foreign Trusts: A Safe Horbor, Not a Tax Haven

Some individuals and businesses seek to avoid taxes by moving funds to tax havens. A tax haven is a country with laws that allow foreign-originated funds to go unreported. In a recent article published on NZHerald.com, Geoffrey Cone writes that New Zealand is not one of these tax havens and is not likely to change. In fact, Cone says the country is considered a model of tax transparency when it comes to foreign trusts and other arrangements. New Zealand complies with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2002 Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters. New Zealand is on the OECD white list of nations practicing tax transparency.

A Safe Haven for Investors

Investments by foreign individuals in New Zealand trusts is growing. The reason is that the clear and consistent regulatory environment makes it ideal for those who are concerned with issues like protecting their money and insuring proper succession. New Zealand has built a global reputation for tax transparency that attracts these types of foreign trust investments. For example, there are double taxation agreements with 35 nations that protect investors. There are another 20 tax information exchange agreements designed to prevent tax evaders from hiding money in New Zealand.

Regulatory Requirements

In 2005 New Zealand adopted updated requirements for trustees for foreign trusts. Trustees must file disclosure forms for settlements and when distributions are made. The required information includes a listing of the trust’s assets and liabilities. Trustees must also furnish the name and addresses of all recipients of foreign trust funds and the particulars of distributions and settlements. As the agreements mentioned above imply, this information is shared with the investors’ home countries tax agencies and other regulatory bodies. When a foreign trust includes a business, the trustee must furnish information about the method of accounting.

Not surprisingly, New Zealand has strict enforcement policies, including severe penalties for noncompliance with the regulations governing foreign trusts. These policies have enabled the country to develop strong relationships with nations like the United States and Great Britain that also follow OECD guidelines.

Geoffrey Cone is an attorney based in Auckland, New Zealand. He specializes in international trust and tax law. He works mainly with clients from Spain and Latin America, assisting them with wealth planning. He is a partner in the law firm of Cone Marshall Ltd. Geoffrey Cone began practicing tax and trust law in 1980 following his graduation from the University of Otago.

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