|Attorney James N. Graham, MS, JD|
It is not unusual that I get a call from someone who is exploring a particular business strategy and who is trying to find a knowledgeable attorney. What is peculiar, however, it that I will get a flurry of calls with very similar questions about a particular tool. Then, after several months, I get a flurry of calls about a different tool.
What I eventually learned was that the genesis for most of these calls arises through the "get rich quick" market. A national speaker or "guru" comes to our area or at least targets our area with marketing materials. The guru offers, for a fee of several thousand dollars, to reveal the secrets of the guru's wealth. By the way, lest one might be skeptical, the guru's wealth is loudly and ostentatiously proclaimed and is one of the key selling points of this type of scheme.
Gurus are mostly unregulated, and apparently they feel unrestrained from telling their students virtually anything. Occasionally they are imprisoned for one of their frauds, but, for the most part, they go around saying whatever is necessary to get people to hand over their wallets.
So, I cannot do what the gurus apparently say that I should be able to do. I cannot bless their forms or their schemes because it is not a matter of getting a blessing. One hires an attorney for professional experience and advice within the parameters of the law. This may well help one to get rich, but it probably will not be quick, and it almost certainly will not involve a guru.