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  • A picture’s worth a thousand words – Why valuation experts use visual aids

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: Valuation experts often use visual aids, such as graphs and charts, to capture the attention of a judge or jury and drive home key points. This article highlights the benefits of using visual aids during trial and deposition, and provides examples of situations in which visual aids might be used to reinforce an expert’s conclusions.

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  • A picture’s worth a thousand words – Why valuation experts use visual aids

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: Valuation experts often use visual aids, such as graphs and charts, to capture the attention of a judge or jury and drive home key points. This article highlights the benefits of using visual aids during trial and deposition, and provides examples of situations in which visual aids might be used to reinforce an expert’s conclusions.

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  • Helping women-owned businesses thrive

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: Unfortunately, some women-owned businesses still struggle to secure access to investment capital — or to secure it at loan terms as favorable as men-owned businesses are receiving. This article offers some advice for lenders on how they can add more female entrepreneurs to their loan portfolios. It suggests that understanding the unique financing challenges women-owned businesses may face is key — and can help lenders create profitable, long-term lending relationships that benefit both their banks and women-owned businesses.

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  • Failure to prove obviousness revives patent application

    February / March 2018
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: A patent applicant’s first round of appeals is to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). But if a patent applicant receives a negative ruling from the PTAB, it isn’t necessarily the end of the road. This brief article reviews a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals case that made this clear when it faulted the Board for failing to adequately lay out just why an invention was obvious and therefore unpatentable. In re Stepan Co., No. 16-1811, Aug. 25, 2017, Fed. Cir.

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  • Do you know the tax impact of your collectibles?

    February 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: They say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. This may hold true when it comes to collectibles — those various objets d’art for which many people will pay good money. This article touches on some of the important points regarding how the sale or donation of collectibles could affect one’s 2017 tax return.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Q: How might international volatility affect my foreign acquisition?

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: This column discusses the possible effects of international events on a foreign acquisition. Specifically, it covers the potential implications of Brexit, recent European Union antitrust activity and increasing Chinese regulatory restrictions.

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  • Can a staggered board hurt financial reporting?

    Year End 2016
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: According to recent research, a staggered board structure tends to decrease shareholder influence over a company’s audit committee, which has a negative impact on the committee’s accountability and responsiveness. The results of the study reinforce the positive impact of nonstaggered boards on a company’s financial reporting. This article reviews the study.

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  • News for Nonprofits

    October / November 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on new IRS rules that allow private foundations to have more program-related investments; the results of a “Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey” that shows increased hiring over 2015; and study findings on nonprofits using digital strategies.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Q. What is our role during due diligence?

    August / September 2016
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: This column outlines the responsibilities of buyers and sellers during the due diligence process. Buyers are encouraged to ask questions and review documents thoroughly. Sellers are instructed to begin preparing for buyer scrutiny as early as possible.

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  • Should you undo a Roth IRA conversion?

    May / June 2016
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: This article explains how to undo a Roth IRA conversion, using a “recharacterization.” It covers reasons why someone might want to reverse a Roth conversion — for example, when the conversion, combined with other income, pushes someone into a higher tax bracket. It also provides an example of the process.

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  • Revisit your SEO strategy and boost your website’s visibility

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: Many nonprofits optimize their websites for search engines when they first launch and never again revisit their search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. This article explains why it’s important to keep up with trends affecting keywords, mobile devices, social media, links and content.

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  • Dealer Digest – F&I certification — a proactive step

    November / December 2014
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: This issue’s “Dealer Digest” discusses finance and insurance (F&I) certification as a proactive step to take in regard to F&I personnel. It also reports on Carlisle & Company’s 2013 Annual Automotive Technician Survey, which concludes that service department advisors give unrealistically short waiting and repair times to about one-third of all service customers. And it provides some information on what dealerships will be responsible for in 2015 under recently issued final Affordable Care Act regulations.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Q. Do I need a fairness opinion for my M&A deal?

    October / November 2014
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: This issue’s “Ask the Advisor” column looks at fairness opinions. In the right circumstances, they can enhance a deal’s appeal by reassuring stakeholders that the transaction’s terms appear to be fair from the perspective of a “neutral” third party. But there are also situations in which obtaining a fairness opinion isn’t necessary.

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  • S corporation payments: Salary or distributions?

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: Many dealerships elect to be S corporations because these legal structures offer the best of both worlds. Like C corporations, S corporations limit the dealer-owners’ liability. But S corporation dealership income flows through to the owners’ personal tax returns, as in a partnership. So, S corporations allow owners to escape the double federal taxation that burdens C corporations. This article explains why it matters and what factors to consider in deciding what to allocate to owners compensation — along with components the IRS considers in determining reasonable compensation.

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  • Giving USA survey – Donations are up but funding challenges remain

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: Every year, the Giving USA Foundation, in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, surveys nonprofits to gauge the health of charitable giving. The most recent Giving USA report is cautiously optimistic, showing modestly higher giving levels. This article looks at some of the numbers and offers suggestions for increasing donations.

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  • Expect more from rebuttal experts

    January / February 2014
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 415

    Abstract: An attorney might use a rebuttal report to critique another expert’s report or identify discrepancies between two experts’ opinions. A rebuttal report can save time and money compared with obtaining another formal appraisal, but to be effective it must be substantive and accurate. This brief article explains what rebuttal reports typically contain and how they can aid attorneys during the litigation process. B-K Cypress Log Homes v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co., 2012 U.S. District 73773, May 25, 2012

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