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  • Know a teacher? Tell ’em about this tax break!

    August 2019
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: When teachers are setting up their classrooms for the new school year, it’s common for them to pay for a portion of their classroom supplies out of pocket. A special tax break allows these educators to deduct some of their expenses. This article explains how the educator expense deduction has changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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  • Fraud prevention – Audit committees are a critical defensive tool

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: An audit committee composed of board members can be an effective antifraud mechanism. This article highlights some best practices for audit committees that have emerged over the last decade. A forensic accounting expert can help committee members follow these best practices — thereby helping to avoid and defend against potential fraud allegations from investors and lenders.

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  • DOL increases scrutiny of defined benefit plans

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: Defined benefit plan sponsors might be facing tighter scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Last year the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration ramped up pension audit operations in its Philadelphia office, and later decided to do so elsewhere, the agency announced at an ERISA Advisory Council meeting. This short article highlights what the DOL is focusing on in their audits.

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  • Make business valuation experts a forethought, not an afterthought

    March / April 2018
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: Too often, valuation experts are hired months after a case is filed or just before it goes to trial. This limits the documents and procedures that they can use to perform their analysis. This article reminds attorneys that it’s important to hire experts early in the litigation process and ask for relevant items during discovery.

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  • What you need to know (and disclose) about accounting changes ahead

    April / May 2017
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: In the coming years, public companies will be required to adopt several major Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs). Under SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) No. 74 (codified in SAB Topic 11-M), companies must disclose the impact that recently issued ASUs will have on their financial statements when adopted in a future period. This short article looks at the new standards and the appropriate disclosures.

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  • Court shoots down trademark infringement defendant

    April / May 2017
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: Two firearms manufacturers came out shooting when a dispute arose over which one had the right to use the mark “SCAR” for guns and related items. As this article relates, the Eleventh Circuit considered the common trademark issue of priority of use, as well as the less-common unlawful use doctrine. FN Herstal SA v. Clyde Armory Inc., No. 15-14040, Sept. 27, 2016 (11th Cir.)

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  • Court rejects adjustment for tax consequences of a possible sale

    September / October 2016
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: Whether business value should be adjusted for taxes associated with a possible sale continues to be subject to debate among the courts. This brief article looks at a recent divorce case where the appellate court determined that taxes due at disposition were too speculative to consider. Nieman v. Nieman, No. 1-15-30, Dec. 14, 2015 (Ohio App.)

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  • At the Federal Circuit – Some patentees might receive preissuance damages

    August / September 2016
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: Owners of infringed patents typically are limited to recovering damages that occur after the patent was issued. However, as this article explores, they may also be entitled to damages for infringing conduct that occurs preissuance, but after publication, of the patent application if the accused infringer had “actual notice” of it. The case, Rosebud LMS Inc. v. Adobe Systems Inc., was decided by the Federal Circuit. Rosebud LMS Inc. v. Adobe Systems Inc. 2015-1428, Feb. 9, 2016 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • Grants can help firm up your financial foundation

    Spring 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: There are approximately 87,000 foundations in the United States giving billions of dollars annually. Nonprofits that aren’t actively seeking grants from these groups are neglecting a potentially significant income source. This article provides tips on securing grants, such as researching the foundation, talking directly to staff members and writing well-defined proposals.

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  • Could you use life insurance more creatively?

    March / April 2016
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: When they think of life insurance, most people only envision a financial product that will provide income for their loved ones when they die. But this coverage can actually help dealers accomplish a wide range of financial objectives. This article looks at some of life insurance’s applications, including its role in a business succession plan and as part of the owner’s charitable giving and estate planning efforts.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – The ins and outs of additional insured endorsements

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: General contractors (GCs) usually require subcontractors to procure a commercial general liability (CGL) policy and to name the GC as an “additional insured” under the policy, thus helping the GC against liability in connection with the subcontractor’s activities. This article explains how it works.

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  • Tick tock – 4 ways you can beat the clock with time management

    August / September 2015
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: One resource limitation that all business owners face is time. Although science has yet to develop a way to add more hours to the day, it is possible to get more from each one. This article offers four ways to beat the clock, including prioritizing activities and communicating written goals.

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  • Dealer Digest – Is TrueCar worthwhile for dealerships?

    July / August 2015
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: This issue’s “Dealer Digest” highlights dealership participation in the popular automotive buying website TrueCar, the new definition of a “spouse” as it applies to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and year end 2015 new vehicle sales projections.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Q. When during the sale process is my deal most vulnerable?

    Year End 2014
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: At certain points during an M&A transaction the sale is more likely to unravel. Special vigilance is necessary during these times. While it’s important to take seriously any disagreement that could become a deal-killer, it’s better to address issues before they lead to conflict. This column covers three points of vulnerability.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Q: What should a company do when its CEO and CFO disagree over an M&A?

    April / May 2014
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: The interests of chief executives and boards of directors often clash with those of CFOs — particularly when it comes to M&A transactions. For an M&A deal to succeed, a company needs to reconcile both points of view. This article discusses how to craft a deal that doesn’t sacrifice financial integrity for strategic ambition (or vice versa).

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  • Inventory management – Turnover is the name of the game

    May / June 2013
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: Among the stickiest wickets facing any dealership is proper inventory management. Supply and demand trends yo-yo as the economy fluctuates, consumer buying power ebbs and flows, and factory gluts and shortages strike. This article looks at a few common inventory challenges, such as interest and overhead costs, lower margins and lost opportunities. It then discusses some ways to overcome these difficulties.

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