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  • Rolling over capital gains into a qualified opportunity fund

    May 2020
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: Anyone selling a business interest, real estate or other highly appreciated property could get hit with a substantial capital gains tax bill. One way to soften the blow — though it ties up the funds long term — is to “roll over” the gain into a qualified opportunity fund (QOF). This article explains how QOFs work and their potential benefits. A sidebar looks at recent IRS guidance on QOFs.

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  • 4 reasons to review your business plan at year end

    November / December 2019
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: Nearly all construction companies began with a business plan. But, once a business is up and running, the document tends to get buried either in a file cabinet or on a hard drive. This article suggests contractors dig out their business plans and use them to assess their operations, as well as to plan for the coming year.

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  • Steel yourself against rising materials prices

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: Tariffs on steel and aluminum have recently contributed to an increase in materials costs. But there are many other factors that can cause prices to escalate. This article suggests some ways that contractors and subcontractors can manage the risk.

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  • Why it’s a good idea to review your business plan

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: Most construction companies start out with a business plan: a road map that outlines goals and details how to achieve them. But once the business is up and running, this document tends to get buried in a file cabinet or on a hard drive. This article explains why contractors should regularly dig out their business plans and review them thoroughly.

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  • Update on patent damages under the Panduit test

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: The Panduit factors for determining lost profits damages in patent infringement cases were established about 40 years ago. The factors have been challenged on various grounds over the years. This article explains the Panduit test and summarizes a recent high-profile patent infringement claim that could soon fall under U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny. Mentor Graphics Corp. v. EVE-USA, Inc. (Mentor I), No. 2015-1470, -1554, 01556 (Fed. Cir. March 16, 2017) Mentor Graphics Corp. v. EVE-USA, Inc. (Mentor II), No. 2015-1470, -1554, 01556 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 1, 2017)

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  • Are you monitoring your SEC filing status?

    August / September 2017
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: As public companies grow, they may move from one filing status or issuer category to another, which can trigger accelerated filing requirements, additional disclosures and an audit of internal controls over financial reporting. It’s critical, therefore, for companies to be prepared to meet these new obligations when they arise. This article discusses the four SEC filing categories and the ramifications of moving from one category to another.

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  • Shape up! Buyers need to prepare for the market, too

    April / May 2015
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: To help ensure they’ll qualify for financing and are prepared to integrate an acquisition, business buyers should be in as good a shape to buy as their seller is to sell. This article suggests that buyers assemble a team of executives and outside advisors to review financial records, paying particular attention to debt. It also suggests that buyers review such functions as HR and IT and anticipate people and product redundancies.

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  • Stop employee integration problems before they start

    February / March 2013
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: When companies merge, the race for cultural dominance can foster resentment and power struggles and lead to the departure of key employees during the delicate integration stage. This article talks about how companies can head off such problems by making an effort to welcome new personnel and clearly communicate their value in the merged organization.

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  • Foreclosure investing: It’s not for the fainthearted

    July / August 2011
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: Flipping foreclosures may seem like a tempting investment opportunity, but it isn’t for the fainthearted. It often requires a lot of work, research and money — it may take thousands of dollars to repair perhaps years of neglect and to make the property salable. And the property may come with hidden surprises, such as federal tax liens, partial interests, leased land, and other liabilities. This article describes some of the considerations involved and the options available, including bank-owned foreclosed properties and preforeclosures.

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  • Revenue gets the recognition it deserves

    February / March 2010
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: Recently, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) finalized two new revenue recognition rules that affect companies. The rules, covered in two Accounting Standards Updates, are part of a broader effort by FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board to clarify principles for recognizing revenue and develop a joint revenue recognition standard. For many companies, the proposed framework won’t require major changes to their accounting practices, but in some industries the impact may be significant.

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  • Time to catch your breath – The new year offers a chance to sit down and reassess your financial standing

    January / February 2010
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: The last two years were an especially slippery slope for individual finances, thanks to a volatile stock market, record unemployment and tight credit markets. These circumstances make the new year an ideal time to assess personal financial status. Any such assessment should begin with determining net worth. Another key area to reconsider is homeowners insurance, which might be affected by recent declines in the housing market, and life insurance. It’s also important to determine whether W-4 withholding status, 401(k) beneficiaries and deferral amounts are up to date.

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  • Why ERM? Enterprise risk management on critical upswing

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: More and more, enterprise risk management (ERM) is being recognized as an effective tool for banks of all sizes. And with regulators scrutinizing banks’ risk management programs, now is an ideal time to explore its benefits.

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  • Too late! Untimely homeowner claims often go nowhere

    July / August 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: As many contractors can attest, homebuyers often seek to recover damages for defective work. Yet waiting too long to file a claim could render the effort useless. This article discusses a case in which a group of Wisconsin homeowners discovered the disadvantages of an untimely claim.

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