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  • Review your estate plan following a major shock

    September 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: Generally, it’s recommended that individuals review their estate plans at year’s end. However, with a life shock as monumental as the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be a good idea to get an earlier start. This article provides examples of potential revisions and discusses wills and powers of attorney.

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  • Reviewing business meal expenses under today’s tax rules

    April 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: Many businesses spend time and money “wining and dining” current or potential customers, vendors and employees. What can they deduct on their tax returns for these expenses? The answer has changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This article reviews the rules.

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  • Can you sue foreign corporations for trademark infringement?

    April / May 2019
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: E-commerce has allowed foreign corporations to reach new customers far beyond their borders. Sales to U.S. customers, though, might open up a foreign company to litigation in the United States. This article summarizes a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit shedding light on how a foreign defendant can land in federal court for alleged trademark infringement. Plixer Int’l, Inc. v. Scrutinizer GmbH, No. 18-1195, Sept. 13, 2018, 1st Cir.

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  • Bar fight – Court knocks down prohibition against immoral or scandalous marks

    June / July 2018
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: Just last year, in Matal v. Tam, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to the registration of trademarks that could be considered offensive when it ruled that the disparagement clause in the federal trademark law was unconstitutional. This article discusses a decision from the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down the bar against the registration of trademarks that are “immoral or scandalous.” In re Brunetti, No. 15-1109, Dec. 13, 2017, Fed. Cir. Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293, June 19, 2017 (U.S.)

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  • Are you sure you want to take that 401(k) loan?

    August 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: Many people are tempted to take out a loan from their 401(k) plan. But these loans hinder the purpose of the account and may trigger dire tax consequences. This article explains the pros and cons of the idea.

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  • Tax Tips

    November / December 2012
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: This issue’s “Tax Tips” discusses defined-value gifts, which can be used to gift illiquid assets to take advantage of this year’s expiring $5.12 million gift tax exemption, even though it may be too late to obtain an appraisal. Other items show how to make the most of S corporation losses; note a Tax Court clarification of the age-55 exception to the early withdrawal penalty; and warn against overlooking the potential tax implications of company wellness programs.

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  • Ask the Advisor — Should I challenge my property tax assessment?

    July / August 2012
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: There are a number of factors that can indicate that a property’s assessed value may be too high: dropping property values, increased assessor workloads, overly long assessment cycles, or overly broad assessment techniques. This article discusses whether it might be advisable to proceed with an appeal for a downward adjustment in a property tax assessment.

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  • Back to Basics – Do you read the statement of cash flows?

    April / May 2011
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: The statement of cash flows is sandwiched between income statement and footnote disclosures in borrowers’ annual financial reports. Much like a middle child, it rarely garners the attention it deserves. But savvy lenders know that it contains valuable information about the sources and uses of their borrowers’ cash. This article discusses the four sections of the statement and how to glean important information from them.

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  • When money and marriage are at odds

    Year End 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: Money and marriage — the two often mix about as well as oil and water. While there’s no one right way for married couples to manage money, this article explains why the goal should always be to cover all bills and balance shared and individual financial goals. It also offers some tips on how to head off disputes. (Updated 1/4/12)

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  • Two good reasons to think of taxes now

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 485

    Abstract: The end of the year is fast approaching, which means it’s a good time for manufacturers to take stock of their financial and tax situations. Taxes aren’t due for a while, but smart manufacturers may be able to make them less painful if they act before year end. This article provides several year end tax saving tips to reduce a manufacturer’s tax bill.

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