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The Justin Goodbread Show

The Financially Simple podcast is your one-stop resource for small business owners. Gain unique insights into growing, refining, and selling businesses. You will hear ways business owners have reduced their tax liabilities, increased their income, improved office morale, saved for the retirement of their dreams, and more.
Host Justin Goodbread is a serial entrepreneur, CFP® (Certified Financial Planning professional), CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor), and CVGA (Certified Value Growth Advisor) with years of experience guiding business owners from start to exit in their business.

Nov 27, 2023

Owning a business is a risky endeavor. This is especially true in the RIA space which is heavily regulated. From civil actions to punitive actions taken by regulating bodies, litigation can be damaging to your business and reputation. So, what should you do if you find yourself facing litigation during your eight-figure exit?


In this episode, I look at some of the measures you can take to mitigate the risk of litigation. Additionally, I discuss ways to disclose pending, past, or present litigation to prospective buyers so that you could still make the ultimate sale. Whether you’re a financial advisor or operate in a different industry; whether you’re in the midst of an exit, or years away, this is one episode you can’t miss!

This week on The Financially Simple Podcast: 


  • (01:24) Industry-Specific Risk

  • (05:07) The SEC Litigation Release

  • (08:03) Two Areas You Must Separate

  • (12:19) How Do You Deal With Litigation During the Eight-Figure Exit?

  • (14:47) Representations & Warranties

  • (15:41) Disclosure Schedules

  • (18:56) What Are the Best Action Steps You Can Take?

  • (21:57) Read Your Contracts


Our Favorite Quotes:

“The reality is, anything you attempt to hide from the prospective buyer will be discovered during the due diligence process.”  - Justin Goodbread


“If you’re open and honest with the buyer about litigation or pending litigation, there’s many things that can be done to still help carry the deal through and consummate the deal for your eight-figure exit.” - Justin Goodbread


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Litigation Releases | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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About The Financially Simple Podcast

If you are looking for a podcast that speaks directly to the challenges and puzzles of running a business, you’ve come to the right place. The Financially Simple podcast was built for you. With over 400 episodes and counting, our host Justin Goodbread covers a broad range of topics, from starting a small business to prepping it for sale, to growing your personal wealth. Justin’s combination of analytical skills, tough love, and a healthy dose of experience delivers practical ideas that will benefit business builders at every stage of their business journey.  

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