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  • 6 key tax Q&As for 2021

    January 2021
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Now’s a good time for taxpayers to familiarize themselves with pertinent tax-related amounts that may or may not be changing in 2021 because of inflation. This article poses six key questions about such amounts, including those related to retirement planning and the itemized deduction.

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  • Avoid penalties by abiding by the NQDC tax rules

    October 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: Nonqualified deferred compensation plans pay executives at some time in the future for services currently performed. Of course, in the hectic course of the average exec’s schedule, keeping up with the details isn’t always easy. This article explains how these plans differ from qualified plans and what both execs and employers should know.

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  • Planning for net investment income taxes

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Individual taxpayers are potentially liable for NII taxes if their modified adjusted gross income exceeds $200,000 ($250,000 for joint filers and qualifying widows or widowers; $125,000 for married taxpayers filing separately). Generally, MAGI is the same as adjusted gross income. However, it may be higher if they have foreign earned income and certain foreign investments. This article explains how to calculate the tax and offers several planning strategies taxpayers can use to minimize a tax hit.

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  • Avoid penalties by abiding by the NQDC tax rules

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: Nonqualified deferred compensation plans pay executives at some time in the future for services currently performed. Of course, in the hectic course of the average exec’s schedule, keeping up with the details isn’t always easy. This article explains how these plans differ from qualified plans and what both execs and employers should know.

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  • Music to Internet service providers’ ears – Appellate court extends DMCA safe harbor

    Year End 2016
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: The Second Circuit recently ruled on the hotly debated issue of whether the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA’s) safe harbor provision applies to sound recordings created before 1972. This article explains why the court’s opinion in Capitol Records, LLC v. Vimeo, LLC, is a relief to Internet service providers. Capitol Records, LLC v. Vimeo, LLC, No. 14-1048, June 16, 2016 (2d Cir.)

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  • Stopping the scourge of profit fade

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: Profit fade — a gradual decline in expected gross profits over the course of a project — not only threatens to hurt financial performance, but also may raise a red flag with sureties and lenders. This article explains that, to avoid profit fade, construction companies need to identify its causes, monitor work in progress and act quickly to address any issues.

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  • Know the risks of the secondary market mortgage business

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: A growing number of community banks are originating mortgage loans for sale to the secondary market. Although this can be an effective strategy for boosting fee income, it’s critical for management and the board of directors to understand the inherent risks.

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  • Supreme Court disconnects patent infringement defense

    October / November 2015
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a defense that had been available to accused infringers. Specifically, the high court rejected the notion that a defendant’s good-faith belief that a patent was invalid — even if it was actually valid — was a defense to an infringement claim. This article explains the Court’s reasoning behind the decision.

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  • The future of hospital credit ratings

    Fall 2015
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: A hospital’s credit rating plays a critical role in ensuring its long-term sustainability. A poor credit rating, after all, makes it difficult — and more costly — to obtain financing. This article explains that, to keep on top of their ratings, hospitals need to stay abreast of the factors that ratings agencies consider when assigning those ratings. As with so many other aspects of the industry, those factors are being affected by evolving reimbursement models that emphasize quality of care and outcomes over quantity of services.

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  • The key to an effective trust is education

    April / May 2013
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: A trust is a versatile estate planning tool. But no matter how well it’s designed and drafted, a trust won’t reach its full potential unless all of the stakeholders — grantor, trustee and beneficiaries — understand the trust’s goals and their roles in achieving them. This article explains the importance of each type of stakeholder being educated as to their responsibilities.

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  • Ask the Advisor — Q. Should I be concerned about hostile bids?

    October / November 2012
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Sometimes buyers make unsolicited offers to companies that aren’t planning to sell or aren’t yet ready for the market. While most unsolicited buyers take “no” for an answer — or improve their offer until the target company says “yes” — some attempt a hostile takeover. Such attempts, typically in the form of a tender offer or a proxy fight, primarily concern public companies. But privately owned businesses can experience something similar when unsolicited buyers convince one or more owners to sell in opposition to the wishes of one or more other owners.

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  • What does 2012 hold for your personal financial standing?

    January / February 2012
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: The new year is a good time to reassess one’s personal financial standing for 2012. As this article explains, it begins with a measurement of personal net worth. It’s also important to evaluate one’s amount of homeowners and life insurance, along with contributions to retirement and health accounts.

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  • Is your appraiser vulnerable to attack?

    May / June 2010
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Attorneys who rely on professional appraisers should know about some revisions made by the Appraisal Foundation to its 2010-11 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) — generally considered the performance and ethical standards for U.S. real property appraisers. Under the revised standards, subject appraisers must disclose any current or prospective interest in the subject property or parties involved. This latest USPAP also rewrites the competency rule for appraisers.

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  • How do you spell “complete”?

    March / April 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: One of the perpetual problems in writing clear construction contracts is defining the point at which contracted work is complete and final payment is due. Even when the contract is for moving completed homes from one location to another, sloppy draftsmanship can complicate what, theoretically at least, should be a relatively obvious legal outcome. This article looks at a Michigan case that illustrates this dilemma.

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  • NEWS FOR NONPROFITS – IRS plans to “re-energize” use of commensurate test

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: Find out about how the IRS plans to “re-energize” the commensurate test, which tests a nonprofit’s tax-exempt status. Also learn about databases that offer information on potential donors, and what the IRS has done to clarify public disclosure rules.

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