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  • The Contractor’s Corner – Is pollution liability insurance worth the cost?

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” answers a query about pollution liability insurance. Namely, is it a worthy investment for every contractor? As the article explains, the necessity of this coverage depends on a construction company’s specialty and the fine print of its existing insurance.

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  • Practical Perspectives: Key financial issues for you and your family – Playing the right hand with gambling income

    April / May 2014
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: When a casino opened nearby, Wesley discovered that he had a talent for poker. But how should he account for taxes? This issue’s “Practical Perspectives” discusses the IRS attitude toward casual vs. professional gambling and what documents may be necessary to stay on their winning side.

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  • Practice Notes – Placing a value on your medical practice

    Spring 2014
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: A physician thinking about selling his or her practice must begin with a fundamental question: What’s the practice worth? This article discusses four factors that valuators will use to estimate the value of a medical practice: tangible personal property, patient A/R, the office building, and intangible assets.

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  • Practical Perspectives: Key financial issues for you and your family – Married investors consider a Coverdell ESA

    August / September 2013
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: In this issue, “Practical Perspectives” examines the case of a couple who, while considering a Section 529 plan to save for their child’s education, came across the name “Coverdell.” Their advisor explains that a Coverdell Education Savings Account offers far more investment choices than a 529 plan — but that it comes with some provisos.

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  • Progressive encroachment vs. a tardy claim

    April / May 2013
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: In many areas of law, taking too much time to file a lawsuit could end up preempting a claim. When progressive encroachment is involved, however, preemption may not occur. This article looks at a recent trademark ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in which the court maintained that the progressive encroachment doctrine barred the defendant’s use of the “laches” defense to claim that the plaintiff had taken too long to sue. Oriental Financial Group, Inc. v. Cooperativa De Ahorro y Crédito Oriental, Nos. 11-1473, 11-1476, Oct. 18, 2012 (1st Cir.)

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  • Paperless projects harbor both perks and pitfalls

    Summer 2011
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: Most contractors would probably be more interested in a paperless job site than an all-digital office — because that’s where they spend most of their time. Indeed, paperless projects are possible, but they harbor both perks and pitfalls. This article shows how a Web-based project management system can tie together documents from the project owner, the architect and any subcontractors, enabling the contractor to improve organization and efficiency. But the transition involves time, expense, and buy-in from the parties involved.

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  • Giving to charity can mean saving on taxes

    Spring 2011
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This article reviews the basics of charitable giving and putting together a donation plan for 2011. It explains what qualifies as a charity for tax purposes, which donations are not fully deductible, and how to keep track of contributions. It also notes that the Tax Relief act passed in December extends a couple of valuable charitable giving breaks through 2011.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – How can I better manage my equipment?

    Fall 2009
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s feature discusses a contractor who’s losing control of his equipment. To find a solution, there are three big questions a contractor should first ask: “Should I lease or buy?” “Who will be using and servicing my assets?” and “Is our permitting and storage up to snuff?”

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