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  • Put pen to paper – A letter of instruction and a mission statement add clarity to an estate plan

    September / October 2018
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: Legally binding documents, such as a will or living trust, spell out a person’s final wishes. But including a letter of instruction and a mission statement in an estate plan can go even further to help family members through a difficult period. This article explores what to include in a letter of instruction and a mission statement.

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  • Are your procurement procedures up to snuff?

    August / September 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: The new federal procurement standards significantly alter the way nonprofits handle purchasing. And while most organizations have already changed their written policies to comply with the new standards, they may find it easier to follow the rules on paper than in practice. This article walks nonprofit leaders through the guidance, exploring topics such as cultural adjustment, staff resistance and documentation overload.

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  • How to get relief from IRS penalties

    May / June 2017
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: Too often, taxpayers hit with penalties by the IRS simply accept them, write a check and move on. But in certain cases, it’s possible to get these penalties abated. This article lists the types of penalties the IRS can level on taxpayers and explains how to get them abated.

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  • Strategic alliances: Leverage strengths, minimize weaknesses

    Summer 2016
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: Although the merger and acquisition market has been hot for manufacturers in the first half of 2016, some business owners are uncertain about buying or selling. A strategic alliance may be a worthwhile alternative for gun-shy owners. This article discusses the short- and long-term upsides of strategic alliances, as well as providing compelling reasons to have a backup plan in case the alliance falls short.

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  • Getting into the nitty-gritty when it comes to punitive damages

    March / April 2016
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: Determining appropriate punitive damages can be challenging for judges and juries. Why? Because it is sometimes difficult to effectively punish wrongdoers — and deter them from committing similar acts in the future — but not so much that the punishment outweighs the crime. This article digs into several questions regarding punitive damages, such as who’s responsible, what were the profits and so forth.

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  • The ICD-10 cometh – 5 tips for reducing the financial risks

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: When the deadline for ICD-10 implementation was delayed until Oct. 1, 2015, some hospitals took it as a cue to slow down or even suspend preparation for the transition. This response may be understandable, but it’s also a big mistake. This article shows you how to take steps now to help minimize the financial risks associated with making the changeover from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

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  • An e-sign of things to come – Are you ready for electronic signatures?

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: As the world continues its journey to going paperless, an increasing number of banks are adopting electronic signature technology for new account openings, loans, disclosures and other transactions. This article discusses the advantages, along with the legal requirements, and offers a number of best practices to ensure that electronic signatures hold up in court.

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  • Deducting home mortgage interest

    January 2013
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: The political debate on federal tax reform touches many topics, including the tax deduction for interest on home mortgage loans. This article reviews federal law on deducting residential mortgage loan interest. It discusses interest paid on qualified residence debt and what constitutes a “qualified residence.” It also offers a planning tip for taxpayers with more than two homes.

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  • Supreme Court doesn’t buy Wal-Mart workers’ case

    November / December 2011
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: In June 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision denying class certification for female Wal-Mart employees alleging gender bias. This was the largest civil rights class action lawsuit in U.S. history and represents a substantial victory for employers. But it hasn’t eliminated employment class action suits. This article examines the Court’s opinion and explains why plaintiff classes still have some options for bringing a class action lawsuit. Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, No. 10-277, June 20, 2011 (Supreme Court) United States v. City of New York, 683 F. Supp. 2d 225, 273, Jan. 13, 2010 (Eastern District of New York)

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  • Year end is fast approaching: Tax strategies to consider

    September / October 2011
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: This article looks at a number of year end strategies that take advantage of enhanced bonus depreciation; shorter time periods for depreciation under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS); and deferring taxable income to next year and accelerating deductions to this year. It also discusses the tax implications of retirement planning, charitable giving, and hiring one’s children to work in the family business.

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  • Estate planning isn’t just about taxes

    July / August 2011
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: Estate taxes are only one piece of the estate planning puzzle. In fact, there are critical nontax issues to think about. This article looks specifically at appointing a guardian for children; avoiding probate through a revocable “living” trust; protecting assets against creditors’ claims; and designing a trust to incentivize the beneficiary’s behavior.

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  • ESI preservation guidelines can help your clients avoid sanctions

    July / August 2011
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: The quantity and numerous sources and formats of electronically stored information (ESI) can make satisfying the duty of preservation difficult. The Delaware Court of Chancery has attempted to address the problem by releasing some guidelines on ESI preservation. This article discusses some of these guidelines, which can help U.S. companies incorporated in Delaware avoid sanctions.

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