Monthly Archives: November 2016

GM Insurance Case Drags On For Bruce Levenson

Former Atlanta Hawks owner and member of the NBA Board of Governors Bruce Levenson has recently been forced to begin court proceedings on behalf of his former Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment consortium over an unpaid insurance claim. The success of the Hawks during Levenson’s ownership from 2004 to 2015 resulted in general manager Danny Ferry being rewarded with a six year $18 million contract signed in 2012; Ferry and the Hawks agreed to the mutual termination of the contract two days prior to the June 2015 sale of the Hawks by Levenson’s group.

Bruce Levenson is well known for the amazing rise of the Hawks franchise he took from last place in 2004 to the number one seed for the NBA playoffs in his final season of ownership; however, Levenson also worked hard to turn the Hawks into an important part of the charitable work completed by the NBA during his time in charge. Despite his career as the founder and head of United Communications Group the Maryland born business person found time to work with the Hoop Dreams and I Have A Dream charitable groups.

The founder of the GasBuddy app and TechTarget business has also played a key role in many causes relating to his Jewish faith, including his campaigning to fund the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. In a bid to bring peace to Israel and the Middle East Bruce Levenson joined with a number of prominent Jewish business people to call on Israel to work towards handing back land in a bid for future peace.

Despite details of the case brought by Forbes billionaire Bruce Levenson’s lawyers remaining largely private, lawyers for the former Hawks ownership have revealed they believe they have shown claims have been made that are covered by the terms of the policy the owners held with AIG.



Dr. Avi Weisfogel Reports on Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common problem in America. Current, 90% of Americans have undiagnosed sleep apnea. The disorder remains undiagnosed until it becomes severe. Many who suffer from sleep apnea refuse to wear their CPAP mask or cannot get used to it.


Dr. Avi Weisfogel, a dentist from Old Bridge, New Jersey, and the founder of Dental Sleep Masters, is well experienced in sleep apnea and its treatment. Dr. Weisfogel’s profession is cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.


Dr. Weisfogel managed Old Bridge Dental Care for more than 15 years. He then explored the world of sleep and learned how dentists and physicians can work together to control sleep apnea.


Physicians and sleep specialists joined forces with dentists to come out with modern and beneficial treatments for sleep apnea. That includes alternatives to the CPAP mask. Patients will also be introduced to new and improved sleep labs and highly-trained sleep physicians.


With the integration of dentists and physicians in the sleep apnea treatment industry, people are bound to find effective treatments to this serious sleep disorder. These methods of treatment will be more comfortable than the traditional CPAP. Patients can sleep naturally without being hooked up to any device, and avoid waking up several times during the night.


Dr. Avi Weisfogel said that untreated sleep apnea causes disrupted sleep and daytime fatigue. It can also cause more serious medical disorders such as raised blood pressure and heart trouble. With the advancement of medical technology, people who suffer from sleep apnea can seek state-of-the-art treatment and not worry about the CPAP mask.


The Future of Town Residential

Real estate is a tough business no matter where you live. This is especially true in New York City. New York City is one of the largest cities in the world and is home to over eight million people. With that many people living in one space, any real estate agent will have their work cut out for them trying to find the right property for their client.


When it comes to luxury real estate, one firm has been quickly making a name for themselves. Town Residential has only been in business for a few years, yet they are quickly expanding and adding qualified professionals to their agency. The founder and CEO, Andrew Heiberger, started his company with a vision of being on top.


A company that is expanding is a company that is succeeding. Town Residential is about to open up their 10th office. This office will be located in the meat-packing district in Manhattan. This location was chosen for the large amount of benefits that it will bring. The first benefit is the location itself. The West Village in Manhattan is a highly sought after location.


This office will be located in the center of many neighborhoods. Being centrally located will allow better access to the surrounding area and to all those that live there. Neighborhoods are where the clients are and now neither side will have to go far to get their needs met.


The office space itself will be located on the second floor. The new location will take up the entire floor, all 7100 sq. feet. Tow Residential has currently a signed a 15 year lease so they are in it for the long term. The space offers many details such as 16 foot ceilings and many meeting rooms for client interactions. There is also a roof top deck to add to the appeal.


A company that Town Residential works closely with is Thomas & Ingram. They are a brokerage firm and many deals have been closed between the two companies. Thomas & Ingram is also making a move to the meat-packing district. These two working so close together and now being located so close together will be a positive move for both companies.


Town Residential began with a vision to be the best and they are certainly making a statement. Their highly educated and well trained staff are able to meet all of their clients needs and find them the best properties. Their future looks bright and they will only continue to grow.



Stephen Left Legacy of Success and Giving

Stephen Murray, longtime CEO of CCMP capital, was a successful philanthropist and CEO. He wasn’t just the CEO of CCMP, he had been there since the beginning. The financial group was a group of people that left J.P. Morgan & Chase Co. The company on mostly focuses on buyouts and investments and are focused on growing equity. He led the firm until his resigned from it in February of 2015. He resigned due to health complications and died one month later.

CCMP Capital

CCMP Capital is ranked as one of the top 20 private equity funds in the world. This is strong growth considering the fund has been in existence for just under 10 years. CCMP was originally a part of the bank JP Morgan & Chase until the partners spun out and created their own fund in order to quell any conflict of interest that the fund may have with clients of the bank.

CCMP has actually been around since the early 1980s. It originally called Chemical Venture Partners. It kept this name until it was acquired by Chase Manhattan Bank in 1996. After that, the fund’s name was changed to Chase Capital Partners. The period where it was owned by Chase was when the fund saw the most growth under Murray’s leadership.

The spin out of the fund was really started by Chase’s acquisition of Bank One. Bank One already had their own private equity investment division. It made this fund redundant on and created some conflict of interest so it the partners were forced to spin in out and have it go out on its own. Murray led the fund all through this period until his resignation last year.

Read more: CCMP Capital Advisors Gets Backing to Resume Investing From Fund


One top of being a great business leader, Murray is also very educated and well-known philanthropist. He received his undergrad degree from Boston College with a major in Economics. He the matriculated at Columbia where received his Master’s in Business Administration. Both of these were assets in his professional career.


His most prominent charity role was to serve as one of the chairmen on the council of the Make a Wish Foundation region of Metro New York City. He also served on the board of trustees of his alma mater, Boston College. He has helped raise money for various food banks and museums in New York City and Connecticut. Murray’s death was a huge loss to the New York City financial and philanthropic communities.

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Why Being Proactive Is Very Important To Online Reputation

The success of a business depends on reputation now more than ever. For one thing, people have more access to information about a company. This is not like back in earlier times when people relied mostly on ads, with a little bit of word of mouth. However, the most one would ever hear about a company is either when they were watching TV or reading a magazine. Either way, most of the time they hear about a company is in the form of advertising. Therefore, it was easy for a company to maintain a good reputation. Word of mouth only went so far. Therefore, the impact it had on the business was small.

The internet has changed that. Now, people have access to all kinds of information about any given business in any given industry. Also, the type of information that has been sent out is variable in ways that surpasses what is available on TV and newspapers. To take it further, anyone can release information on any topic. Therefore, business owners have to be careful. Otherwise, they will get a bad search result on their business which will cause people to run away from them. This is why they have to take the time to manage their own reputation.

One site that is good at burying bad search results is Bury Bad Articles. This site has the skills that is necessary to effectively bury bad news. They use SEO which is a very important aspect of online reputation management. When people look online and see only good news about the company, they will be more willing to do business with the company. Any bad search results will send the customer running. This is why it is important for businesses to manage their reputation. People are more concerned with how businesses treat others.

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