Spring

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  • State of the legal market – New industry model is emerging

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 435

    Abstract: After several decades of operating on an essentially law firm-centric model, a new model appears to be emerging for the legal services industry. While noting incremental improvements in 2019 financial performance, the 2020 Report on the State of the Legal Market from the Legal Executive Institute (LEI) serves as a warning that firms should adjust for the new model if they wish to survive. This article reviews the report’s findings.

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  • Cybersecurity requires an incident response plan

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Law firms have continued to increase their focus on cybersecurity, but, according to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) latest Legal Technology Survey Report, only about one-third of respondents have an incident response plan. As the ABA notes, all attorneys need tailored cybersecurity programs, and incident response is a critical part of such programs. This article looks at how a firm’s response to a data breach will go a long way toward mitigating — or exacerbating — financial and reputational costs.

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  • How portfolio pricing can increase your profitability

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: While hourly billing has been the mainstay of legal billing, it’s not the only option. Clients are looking for cost-effective alternatives from all their business providers, including legal services. One alternative is portfolio pricing. This article covers it and why firms should consider it.

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  • Are your client trust account practices up to snuff?

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 765

    Abstract: Ethics rules require most attorneys to maintain trust funds that segregate client funds from firm funds. Violations, whether the product of intentional devious acts or mere negligence, can have dire consequences. While the specific rules vary by state, some common pitfalls crop up across jurisdictions. This article examines why it’s wise to regularly review client trust account (CTA) practices to ensure compliance. A short sidebar discusses why the financial institution where you hold client trust accounts matters.

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  • Have you looked online for skilled labor?

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: The construction industry continues to grapple with a serious skilled labor shortage. To cope, contractors need to take advantage of all recruiting options available — including those on the Internet. This article explains why the labor shortage is dragging on and provides examples of some construction-specific online job sites.

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  • Opportunity zones may increase demand but present risks

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 550

    Abstract: The federal government created qualified opportunity zones to attract investment in economically distressed areas by offering tax benefits to those who invest in them through qualified opportunity funds. As this article explains, the program may boost demand for construction services, but contractors should familiarize themselves with the requirements and potential risks.

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  • Keeping an eye on taxes: the CARES Act and construction

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 682

    Abstract: The federal government’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has included many tax law changes. This article looks at three issues that construction company owners should keep an eye on in light of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act): payroll, net operating losses and the end of the “retail glitch.”

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  • Classify carefully – IRS continues to scrutinize independent contractors

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: The classification of workers as independent contractors or employees has significant implications for businesses, but especially for construction companies given the widespread use of subcontractors. This article reviews the differences between independent contractors and employees, and how the IRS evaluates the distinction. A sidebar looks at how the qualified business income deduction relates to independent contractors.

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  • Protect your estate with these two essential documents

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 280

    Abstract: Estate planning isn’t just about what happens to one’s assets after death. It’s also about protecting oneself and one’s family during life. This article discusses two estate planning documents that are essential for everyone: a living will and a health care power of attorney.

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  • Tax calendar

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 184

    Abstract: This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the second quarter of 2020.

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  • Seniors: Medicare premiums could lower your tax bill

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: Americans who are 65 and older qualify for basic Medicare insurance, but they may need to pay additional premiums to get the level of coverage they desire. The premiums can be expensive, especially for married couples who must pay separately for each spouse. As this article explains, however, the premiums might help lower your tax bill.

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  • Reviewing business meal expenses under today’s tax rules

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 487

    Abstract: Many businesses spend time and money “wining and dining” current or potential customers, vendors and employees. What can they deduct on their tax returns for these expenses? The answer has changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This article reviews the rules.

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  • Executive compensation requires informed decision-making

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 596

    Abstract: Business owners want to compensate themselves and their top executives fairly and competitively for their work, results and commitment. But how can they do so without attracting undue IRS scrutiny and claims of inappropriate compensation? This article explains some important factors to consider for both C corporations and flow-through entities.

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  • Prevention is the best medicine – How to reduce your risk of a malpractice lawsuit

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: Physicians need to ensure they’re doing everything they can to minimize their risk of being subject to malpractice lawsuits. This article discusses various steps they can take, such as developing trusting, positive relationships with patients over time and putting expectations in writing. It notes that being consistent in procedures is vitally important to help reduce — or prevent — litigation.

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  • Could adding staff members improve your practice? Strategic new hires could sharpen your competitive edge

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 699

    Abstract: Many practices are adding new positions to their organizational charts to better serve patients and sharpen their competitive edges. Assuming a practice has a valid need for these hires, as well as the payroll and benefits capacity to compensate everyone fairly, this might be a good strategic move. This article looks at the potential benefits of adding staff in regard to efficiency, quality and compliance, among other factors. It points out, though, that adding staff isn’t a move to undertake without careful research and discussion with physician partners and professional advisors.

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  • The importance of marketing for a medical practice

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 747

    Abstract: People have many choices when selecting a doctor, so it’s important to find innovative ways to attract patients. Creating a marketing plan can focus a practice’s efforts and help it achieve its goals. This article discusses some ways to generate a multifaceted marketing effort that will increase public awareness of the care and expertise the practice has to offer — and motivate more patients to walk through the door.

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