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  • 5 ideas for cutting overhead costs

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This article offers five opportunities to cut overhead and improve profitability: renegotiating the office lease, outsourcing services, buying smarter, reviewing employee benefits and making the most of technology.

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  • Limited time only: The $5 million gift tax exemption

    Summer 2011
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This article discusses the details of last year’s Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act, and the important developments it brings to estate planning. Specifically, it looks at the reduction in gift and estate tax rates and the increased lifetime gift tax exemption. But it also explores estate planning options in view of the uncertainty as to how long these rates will last.

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  • New tax law expands, extends multiple provisions

    Winter 2011
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: It was a long time coming but, on Dec. 17, the president signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. This article looks at some of the highlights as they pertain to estate planning and to individuals and business owners.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor heeds warning signs of questionable owner

    September / October 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Construction Success Story,” a general contractor was torn. He knew he could put together a stellar bid for a new condominium project, but the owner involved was highly dubious. This local property developer had been involved in some unflattering legal proceedings of late and its financial standing was uncertain to say the least. The contractor’s financial advisor, however, gave the contractor sound tips on how he could proceed while protecting his interests.

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  • 4 ways to better manage materials expenses

    Spring 2010
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: Persistent overseas demand coupled with a rocky and slow-to-recover economy has turned many, if not most, materials purchases into key business decisions. But there are four ways to better manage materials expenses. Contractors should renegotiate with vendors; reuse and recycle; learn about and promote value engineering; and consider stockpiling materials.

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  • Intrafamily loans: Know what you’re getting into

    Spring 2010
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: When money is tight, and particularly when job losses affect an extended family, the prospect of an intrafamily loan often comes up. But, if not conducted carefully, these arrangements can lead to awkwardness, if not outright conflicts. There may also be tax implications. So, one needs to ask: Is this really a loan, or would it be better to regard it as a gift? And what indicators does the IRS use in determining whether it qualifies as a loan for tax purposes?

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  • Extended NOL carryback period offers contractors tax relief

    March / April 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This tax season, some construction companies may find welcome relief from an uncertain economy and challenging marketplace because of the recently extended net operating loss (NOL) carryback period. This provision is part of the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009, a bill passed last November that aims to create jobs and offer respite to struggling businesses and the unemployed. The newly renewed NOL rules allow most businesses to carry back their NOLs for up to five years, instead of the previously sanctioned two.

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  • 5 prime suspects in an investigation of profit fade

    Winter 2010
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: Among the most common “crimes” of any construction project is profit fade — when the job’s margin dims from view as work progresses (or finishes). This short article discusses five possible causes of profit fade — and how a contractor can arrest each one.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Q. Should I sell my company in an auction?

    October / November 2009
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: To attract substantial buyer interest when putting a business up for sale, sellers might want to consider an auction. This competitive sale process is designed to get the best possible price and most attractive terms. Advantages include speed, higher prices, and the presence of backup bidders.

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