Monthly Archives: January 2017

Adam Milstein: Founding Partner At Hager Pacific Properties Talks To Ideamensch

Adam Milstein is known as one of the world’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews according to a list that was published just this last year by the Jerusalem Post. Milstein is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties, named for Adam Milstein’s colleague and friend David Hager. Milstein has invested in properties and managed the portfolio of this real estate broker company, and he’s also started his own foundation for philanthropy. Ideamensch decided to interview Adam Milstein to find out how he got the idea for the company, and what a day in his work usually looks like.


Adam Milstein said he formed the idea for starting his own company because he saw no paths to success in the current landscape of job offers at the time. He doesn’t wait for someone else to take an idea and run with it, but takes the full initiative himself because he believes in doing what others are unwilling or unable to do. So he and David Hager entered the real estate broker business in the commercial sector and soon had enough capital to start their own company. Milstein likes his job because of the unpredictable nature of the market and not knowing what will come next.


Adam Milstein’s loyalty is pledged to Israel, the country of his birth. His parents migrated there in the early years that it became recognized as a nation, and his father fought in the first war before retiring to become a building framer and construction manager. Adam Milstein is the oldest of three, and his life has consisted of traveling around the nation of Israel as a young man due to his father’s job, serving in the Israeli army under Commander Ariel Sharon, and completing his studies at the Israeli Institute of Technology, or Technion as it is known as. He also married Gila Elgrably and has three daughters.


Adam Milstein moved with his family to the US in 1981 when he completed his MBA at USC, and started Hager Pacific Properties not long after. He and Gila founded the Milstein Foundation in the year 2000, and later he became Chairman of several pro Israel organizations including the Israeli-American Council. His work on behalf of Israel and US relations earned him a spot in the Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2016 list.

Equities First Holdings Changes the Lives of Non- Accredited Investors

Equities First Holdings is a distinguished international leader in alternative shareholder financing solutions. Just recently, the organization announced that it had discovered that the transactions involving stock-based loans had increased significantly compared to the marginal loans. This change is considered to be influenced by the stiff lending criteria in most of the conventional banks.People who want to raise their capital fast and those who have not qualified for the credit based loans have a better option from Equities First Holdings. The company is attracting more clients in these categories because of the attractive packages it is offering.

According to recent research, the borrowers in this particular category have several options, but not all of them are affordable. Most of the modern banks have decided to cut their lending options, tightened their credit qualifications and also raised their interest rates, making things tough for the investors who need to raise their capital. The founder and chief executive officer of Equities First Holdings, Al Christy Jr says that the stock-based loans are the best solutions to the people who need capital for their businesses. These type of loans are also considered to have a higher loan to value ratio when compared to the margin loans. Al Christy Jr says that these loans are better because they have a fixed interest rate.

When borrowers go to the conventional banks for their loans, they must meet several qualifications. These individuals should use the money acquired for the loans for some specific purposes. The interest on these types of loans is also variable, and this means that clients are not safe when using them.

Equities First Holdings was established in 2002, and it is currently headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The international organization has managed to open more than seven offices in different continents. Some of these offices are in Hong Kong, London, Bangkok, Singapore, Sydney, and Perth. These offices support clients from various parts of the world to achieve their goals in businesses. As long as the customers have publicly traded stocks, then they are qualified for the loans. The loans do not need a long time to be processed too. The experts in the company will do their best to ensure that you get the loan just in time.

How EOS Became A Millennial Favorite

Over the last seven years, EOS lip balm has become a must have for millennials around the world. Today the company sells over a million lip balms in a single week.

EOS or evolution of smooth was originally founded by Sanjiv Mehra, Jonathan Teller, and Craig Dubitsky. Soon later, Dubitsky decided to leave before the launch of EOS to managed another company. Despite losing a business partner, Mehra and Teller worked to create one the best-selling lip balms on the planet. The two decided to take a different approach by doing what other companies weren’t doing. Targeting the product to only millennial women, the goal was to create a fun, flavorful, and sanitary lip balm.

“We had to make a product and a package that would be seen as useful for a very long time.” Mehra quoted from Fast Company’s article. Once the new innovated product was created, the next hurdle was getting EOS into stores. Many store owners didn’t see the value of EOS until the finally got a meeting with a female buyer at Walgreens. She loved everything about the product from the smell to the little spheres.

The account was successful and quickly brought attention to Amazon,  Walmart, Well and Target, who began stocking the balms on the shelves. EOS continued to grow as they marketed to millennials through various Youtubers, bloggers, celebrities and even partnered with other companies like Keds and Disney. Today, EOS now has a large social media following on Instagram and Facebook and still growing.


EOS continues to grow by now selling shaving creams and hand lotions. They also plan to take on new categories of the beauty industry in the future. To get the full backstory on the company please Fast Company’s article “The Untold Story of Lip balm upstart EOS Outdid Chapstick”.


Clay Siegall: Scientist, Doctor, Philanthropist

Dr. Clay Siegall of Seattle Genetics is a man of many acts as he’s known in the industry as a philanthropist, investor, guest speaker, scientist, and doctor. He’s one of the co-founders to one of the most successful cancer research organizations in the world. Having so many years of experience in the game has made him a living legend (in-a-sense). The good doctor is well accomplished with a Ph.D in Genetics from George Washington University as well as a (BS) in Zoology from The University of Maryland. He also has the biggest of hearts when it comes down to helping others which has allowed him to be called a philanthropist. There just seems like there isn’t anything this guy can’t do even though he’s not a household name.


Leadership doesn’t come by chance and Seattle Genetics is no exception as Dr. Siegall has built a stern foundation to build on. Since it’s inception back in 1998, the company has grown dramatically over the years and as today it has well over 800 employees. Early last year Vice President Joe Biden stopped by company headquarters in Bothell, Washington for congratulatory purposes. The company’s flagship drug (ADCETRIS) is now being used in over 65 countries worldwide while it has racked up nearly $226 Million in Canada and the U.S. last year. ADCETRIS is a Antibody Drug Conjugate and it is far superior to treatments/medications of the past because of it’s effectiveness. ADCETRIS spares non-targeted cells within the body while directly delivering cell killing agents right into cancerous cells. This strategy decreases the chance of side effects for the patient which can make them feel even worse than the disease itself.


Dr. Clay Siegall is no fluke by any chance as he has won the 2012 Pacific Northwest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award as well as the 2013 University of Maryland Alumnus of the Year Award. The future looks much more promising for cancer research and Dr. Clay Siegall is steering the ship to future success.

George Soros Makes Financial Contributions to Thwart Trump Campaign

George Soros, along with other wealthy liberals who spent millions attempting to get Hillary Clinton in the White House as president recently gathered in Washington for a private three-day meeting to come up with a strategy to combat Donald Trump, who is now the president elect.

The meeting started at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, and was sponsored by the donor club for the Democracy Alliance at Liberal group and union leaders were in attendance, as well as democratic leaders like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and Keith Ellison, the Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman.

This gathering was the first major meeting for the Democratic party since Trump won over Clinton in the recent presidential election. Liberals plan to overthrow Trump, even before he officially takes over as president. Some of the meetings concerned preparing for elections in 2017 and 2018, and other meetings focused on getting rid of Donald Trumps 100-day plan on The plan has been called a terrible assault on the achievements that President Obama has made, and a surefire way to destroy the progressive vision for the nation.

This meeting occurred at a time when liberals were reevaluating their political approach and the role that the Democratic Alliance has when it comes to making progress. The Democratic Alliance is well known in finance circles associated with the political party and the donors for the Alliance have had a huge influence on the Clinton campaign due to its support of minorities and women.

While George Soros is still a key component in the Democratic political world, a spokesman for Soros opted not to comment for this story.

Soros does, however, attend meetings for the Alliance on occasion, and doesn’t often participate in the formal proceedings for the organization on Soros did appear at the three-day meeting as a speaker, which is an indication that he’s willing to invest significant funds to oppose the upcoming president.

George Soros’ personal experiences fuel his political views. He is a Holocaust survivor and lived through the time of Communism in the Soviet Union. Soros, who is from Hungary, has devoted his life and money to protecting societies worldwide that are threatened by the Trump administration.

Being the Youngest Family Member Led to Senegal’s Success

Since 2015, Lori Senecal has been the Global CEO of CP&B. CP&B stands for Crispin Porter & Bogusky, a partner network of MDC. Senecal is also the CEO and president of MDC, a position she held since 2014. She has done such a spectacular job that Senegal was named one of the many advertising women to watch. In 2013, Lori Senegal was honored with the Quantum Leap award by the AWNY because of her leadership and innovative abilities at Kirshenbaum + Senegal where she has been the CEO and Chairman since 2012 after working there as president since 2009. Senecal left her position at KBS to take the position at CP&B that MDC has specially created for her after won the Infinity Award for expanding MDC’s market to China. Senecal is on the Board of Directors at MDC. She has no plans to give up her MDC CEO position.

Lori supports her employees to design their own career paths. Her unique leadership had grown the KBS company from a small 250 employees to over 800. Her company was voted as one of the best places to work. Senegal credits her being the youngest of four children to shaping her into the type of leader she is today. Born in 1965, the little sister had to work hard to carve her own identity among her siblings. In 2003, Senecal co-founded TAG Ideation that was an art of McCann Erikson. It was at McCann Erikson she handled such large global accounts as Coca-Cola, Nestle, and BMW. She left the company to become a larger at KBS in 2009. In 2015, she was the only female named as one of the 16 richest people in advertising.

Prior to her career in advertising, Lori Senegal was educated at McGill University, in Quebec, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing.

The Greyhound Diaries as seen by Singer Songwriter Doug Levitt

Doug Levitt is a songwriter and a singer from the United States. His undertaken a project that has seen him become an activist, writer, photography. He was born in the year 1972 and is currently famous for his project known as the Greyhound Diaries. The project strives to bring out the lives of travelers he encountered when traveling on the Greyhound bus. He undertook the journey for eight years. He started in 2004 and managed to cover a total distance of 80,000 miles when he made his last trip in 2012. The Greyhound series is a project that features a web series, live performances and music shows performed by Doug Levitt. The entire project tells stories about what he saw and stories he heard. It tells the stories of the dark and hopeless side of the American countryside. He notes that most of these people remain forgotten by the thriving urban lifestyle.


Before going on the travel series, he was an ordinary reporter that worked for top media channels such as CNN and MSNBC. His work covered war stories of nations such as Iran, Rwanda, and Bosnia. He talked to many people that were poor and struggling throughout his journalism ventures. That is what motivated him to cover the stories of the poor and forgotten people in his country. Doug’s work as a foreign correspondent taught him a lot. He learned to become observant about the plight of people around him that are struggling to get by. He later undertook journeys with the Greyhound bus and wrote most of those stories in the form of writings and songs. Doug Levitt then created an excellent arrangement of stories and music that bring out the realities of people that live in the poor regions of America.


Doug may have wanted a more comfortable means for his journey, but he chose the Greyhound bus for a personal experience. He was able to interact with the struggling and poor people that used the bus. Doug knew the many people that chose traveling the bus had no other means of transport. He rode the bus on a frequent basis. He was excited to hear and record the stories he heard.

Steps to Choosing a Law Firm or Lawyer in Brazil

Looking for the best litigation lawyer in Brazil? If you have a business where you’re regularly dealing with legal issues and problems, you will should consider retaining a law firm or a legal agent with a substantial series of resources to help your business regularly.

It is recommended to obtain referrals or recommendations. You will wish to talk with people that can vouch for the lawyer’s abilities and trustworthiness. Ask if it is alright to talk with a few of the law firm’s pleased clients. It is also a good idea to get a recommendation from a bank and from various other professionals like accountants and real estate professionals.

It is advisable to always keep in mind that lawyers’ costs and reputation can vary commonly among attorneys in Brazil. Lawyers with an outstanding reputation in this area are most likely to cost more. It’s sometimes gratifying to pay even more for a law office or an attorney with an impressive track record.

Ask to be provided with a duplicate of the lawyer’s retainer setup and have it offered to you prior to keeping signing up with lawyer’s law office. You might wind up paying a great deal of cash to the law office or lawyer you retain, so ensure you review the file to make sure you are aware of what you’re spending for.

Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is a powerful lawyer and great litigator. He is well known for his unique courtroom style and negotiation strategies. Ricardo Tosto has gained world wide reputation as a great business lawyer and litigator and has an impressive list of satisfied clients.

Ricardo Tosto renders advanced, expert representation to clients and aims to obtain the absolute best outcome in their case. Mr. Ricardo Tosto has incredible experience advising and guiding clients on a wide range of business and corporate disputes, and all of his clients benefit substantially from his great expertise and vast experience. Ricardo Tosto has been recognized worldwide as a powerful attorney, especially as a business and corporate litigation specialist.

Former Atlanta Hawks Owners Suing NH Insurance Company:

The issues surrounding the firing of former Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry have resurfaced, this time in the form of a lawsuit. Bruce Levenson and the NBA team’s former ownership group, Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC, have filed the suit against New Hampshire Insurance Company, also known as AIG. The group had bought out the remainder of Ferry’s six year, $18 million contract on June 22nd, 2015. AHBE claims its policy with AIG covered them against various employee matters, including wrongful termination and workplace torts. Levenson, who was the controlling partner, and the rest of the ownership group claim in their lawsuit that AIG did not acknowledge the claim and would not admit the policy had been triggered. The lawsuit also states that AIG has failed to pay for the claim without just cause, which the ownership group declared was a breach of contract.

According to PR News, the suit was filed in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia. Current owners and officials with the Atlanta Hawks refuse to comment on the matter, stating none of the parties involved are currently associated with the team.

Bruce Levenson is a graduate of American University. He co-founded United Communications Group in 1977, then went on to serve on the board of directors for TechTarget, an IT company. Levenson and his ownership group bought the Atlanta Hawks in 2004, then sold it to a group led by equity firm manager Anthony Ressler in 2015.