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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor clocks in to time-tracking software

    July / August 2015
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features a concrete contractor whose formerly small company had grown to the point where tracking employee hours and correlating them with the right jobs was becoming a serious problem. His financial advisor suggested he look into buying time-tracking software. So, together, they embarked on a journey to find a solution that fulfilled the contractor’s wish list and fit his budget.

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  • Making the argument for — or against — alter ego liability

    July / August 2015
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: Sometimes parties with legitimate legal claims realize that their would-be defendants aren’t able to pay a damages award. That’s when they might attempt to recover from a more solvent party closely associated with the defendant — the defendant’s “alter ego.” This article discusses how experts prove or disprove a company’s “separateness” from another, usually larger, company.

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  • In the News – What do borrowers value most about their lenders?

    June / July 2015
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: Every business, including banks, can add value by focusing on customer feedback, positive or negative. A recent CFO Magazine survey revealed what finance executives like, and dislike, about their current lenders. This article highlights key findings from this survey and provides suggestions for building goodwill for banks — and individual bankers.

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  • Can joint appraisers really work?

    January / February 2015
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: Many courts and attorneys encourage the use of a joint valuation expert, rather than two dueling valuators. This can save time and money. It can also eliminate the perception that each side’s expert is a hired gun, advocating for his or her client’s financial interests. This article explains how a joint appraiser can speed the valuation process while avoiding potential acrimony, but also notes that joint appraisers don’t work in every situation.

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  • Construction Success Story – HR software helps track contractor’s growing workforce

    January / February 2015
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: Labor costs can make or break a project. This issue’s “Construction Success Story” profiles the owner of a midsize commercial construction company who was venturing into new territory with large, ambitious projects, but also finding HR challenges he wasn’t accustomed to. His financial advisor recommended carefully choosing and implementing an HR management system that would allow him to truly understand every facet of his company’s labor costs at any given time.

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  • Can an obscure online post constitute prior art?

    Year End 2014
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: Years ago, the go-to online hangouts were Usenet newsgroups. These discussion forums have now been largely usurped by social networking sites. Nonetheless, this article looks at a case in which an appeals court considered whether a post on an obscure Usenet newsgroup could constitute prior art and, therefore, invalidate a patent. Suffolk Technologies, LLC v. AOL, Inc., No. 2013-1392, May 27, 2014 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • Construction Success Story – Surety bond scam uncovered in the nick of time

    March / April 2014
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” examines the case of a local contractor moving into larger, municipal projects that required obtaining a surety bond. When he received an unsolicited offer, he decided to take it to his lawyer and financial advisor. This article shows that it was a wise move: What his experts learned about the surety owner led to the contractor tossing the offer into the shredder.

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  • Back to Basics – Are your borrowers protected against cybercrime?

    October / November 2013
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: As the Internet grows as a retail channel, so too grows the risk of Internet fraud. Lenders should be aware of the latest scams that could affect their customers and impair debt service. This article discusses common online fraud tactics and how to identify high-risk activities.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Volunteers more likely to find work

    October / November 2013
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” describes a government 10-year study which found that unemployed individuals who volunteer over the next year are 27% more likely to find jobs by year end than those who don’t; a free widget that enables donors to recommend grants from their donor-advised funds using the application found on a nonprofit’s website; and an “optional expedited process” for certain Section 501(c)(4) applicants in the wake of charges that the IRS used inappropriate criteria to review “Tea Party” and other organizations applying for tax-exempt status based on their names or policy positions.

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  • Typosquatting: Fraud’s new frontier

    Fall 2013
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: While most people have probably heard of cybersquatting, “typosquatting” may be less familiar. But these schemes — which take advantage of users’ tendency to misspell a domain name — can make just about any organization, along with visitors to its website, the victims of fraud. This article shows how typosquatting is used for fraud and corporate espionage.

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  • 3 ways to get more from mobile technology

    September / October 2011
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: Contractors who juggle projects at multiple sites know it can be tricky to accurately track job data and employee activities. The good news is that there are now a wide variety of apps available for smartphones, tablet computers, laptops and construction vehicles that allow contractors to store and view data regarding labor hours, vehicle and equipment use, and daily job-site production. This article examines three of these: wireless time cards, geo-fencing technology, and global positioning systems.

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  • 3 year end tax developments to consider

    November / December 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: Tax law uncertainty has been making planning a challenge. This article looks at three developments that may require action before year end: Section 179 expensing, a retention credit offered under the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, and a potential individual income tax rate increase.

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  • No shortcuts: Quick fixes won’t solve money problems

    July / August 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: In response to dire times, many construction company owners may look for quick fixes to tide them over until the economy recovers or at least until the next big project comes along. Yet this thought process can be extremely dangerous; amending and extending loan terms, for example, can become a vicious cycle in which interest rates increase and debts become insurmountable. Long-term thinking will include asking specific questions about the business to reassess overall strategy and implement system fixes.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor reaches for his slice of Recovery Act pie

    May / June 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: A soft economy, as well as the prospect of snagging a piece of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) pie, prompted a small midwestern contractor with little experience in government jobs to consider expanding into the public sector. While the lure of ARRA dollars was strong, he met with his financial advisor to determine whether an investment in government bidding could yield an appropriate return. Together, they developed a targeted approach.

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  • 5 common vendor fraud schemes to watch out for

    Winter 2010
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: These are busy times for fraud investigators, with businesses more concerned than ever about protecting their bottom lines. One way a company’s profits could suffer is if it’s struck by vendor fraud. But by recognizing the signs of this crime and initiating a timely investigation, businesses can minimize the resulting losses. If vendor fraud or another fraudulent scheme is suspected, a fraud expert’s involvement is critical. There are five common schemes to watch out for.

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  • For What It’s Worth: Valuation in the Courts – FAMILY’s FLP foibles serve as a cautionary tale

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: If there’s a silver lining to a gloomy economy, it may be the estate planning opportunities that arise. Currently, many wealthy individuals are creating family limited partnerships (FLPs) to take advantage of lower market values and slowed transaction activity. But they must be structured carefully to avoid IRS challenge, as one family found out in Estate of Thelma G. Hurford v. Commissioner.

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