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  • Title VII discrimination – When love is in the air — and a supervisor denies it

    March / April 2018
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: An HR manager lied about her romantic relationship with another employee and was terminated by her employer. She claimed that her employer’s questioning constituted sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This article reviews the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Owens v. Old Wisconsin Sausage Company, Inc. Owens v. Old Wisconsin Sausage Company, Inc., No. 16-3875, Aug. 31, 2017 (7th Cir.)

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  • Making the family-owned dealership work

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Family comes first, as the saying goes. But when an auto dealership is a family-owned business, the scope does not end there. Family-run businesses face a host of concerns (as well as benefits) that non–family-owned businesses don’t encounter. This article highlights the upside and downside of family dealerships and discusses some key issues, such as compensation for family members and the importance of succession planning.

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  • Human vs. robot – Carefully weigh the pros and cons of automation

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Manufacturers and distributors face rising costs of labor and benefits, burdensome government regulations and a shortage of skilled workers. Investing in automated equipment may seem like a smart alternative to relying on people. But automation can sometimes be more expensive and time-consuming than management expects. This article presents the pros and cons and explains why it’s important to crunch the numbers before automating.

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  • Spotlighting performance – How KPIs can keep your store on track

    May / June 2017
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Every dealership owner wants to know how his or her store is doing each month of the year — if not each day of the year. An objective and effective way to measure operational performance is by establishing key performance indicators and following them closely. This article discusses designing financial dashboards, involving the management team and measuring performance against peers.

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  • How to avoid 5 common seller mistakes

    April / May 2016
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: This article summarizes five common mistakes made by business sellers: poor financial reporting, overemphasizing the owner’s role, owning real estate outside the company, setting a high asking price and including personal business in the company. To avoid letting such mistakes trip up a deal, sellers are encouraged to work with experienced M&A professionals.

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  • Emergency! Don’t let a disaster put your firm out of business

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: For law firms, the key to surviving a natural or manmade disaster — and minimizing physical and financial damage — is to plan for it. This article provides tips on building a plan that minimizes threats, including assigning emergency responsibilities to specific individuals and regularly backing up electronic data offsite.

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  • Providing tax-free fringe benefits to employees

    December 2015
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: An important part of any compensation package is fringe benefits, especially tax-free ones. From an employee’s perspective, one of the most important fringe benefits is medical coverage. Disability, life, and long-term care insurance benefits are also significant to many employees. Fortunately, these types of benefits can generally be provided on a tax-free basis to employees. This article takes a look at these and other common fringe benefits.

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  • The early bird wins the case – Get appraisers involved in litigation sooner rather than later

    March / April 2014
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Appraisers can be invaluable and essential expert witnesses, but they can help a case even more if engaged from the beginning — as soon as deposition questioning starts. This article offers some advice on how to ensure attorneys and others get the most out of their valuation experts. The article explains the importance of business valuation credentials, valuation experience and familiarity with the industry. It goes on to list some of the most pertinent questions to ask a potential valuation expert witness — or the opposing expert — to determine whether any weaknesses might exist. Areas to address include knowledge of valuation basics and the steps in the valuation process.

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  • In business valuation, “normal” matters

    May / June 2013
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Typically, the starting point for measuring a company’s earning power is its financial statements and other documents that reflect historic financial performance. But often, these documents contain entries that can distort a company’s true earning potential. For this reason, valuation experts often adjust a company’s financial statements to provide a picture of its financial performance under “normal” conditions. This article looks at three common areas of adjustment and explains the circumstances under which a normalization adjustment is appropriate.

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  • Simplifying your legal structure can reduce risk and costs

    August / September 2011
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: In the years leading up to 2008’s global financial crisis, many companies grew through mergers and acquisitions — ending up with highly complex structures consisting of dozens or even hundreds of legal entities. But the associated costs and risks can be high. This article discusses how a program of legal entity simplification can reduce costs and a variety of tax, accounting and auditing risks.

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  • FLPs and FLLCs: To save taxes, you need a nontax purpose

    August / September 2011
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: For a family limited partnership (FLP) or family limited liability company (FLLC) to reduce gift and estate taxes, there must be a legitimate nontax reason for forming one. The IRS will disallow the tax benefits for an FLP set up strictly as an estate planning tool. This article shows how FLPs save taxes and how a person can establish a legitimate nontax purpose for an FLP.

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  • Clinical comanagement – A relationship based on trust

    Summer 2011
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Clinical comanagement, whereby a hospital buys or contracts for physician-led management services, is a significant step toward integrating operations — which is fundamental to health care system reforms. But it’s important to be mindful of the legal and practical factors involved. This article looks at the two forms of comanagement, along with the obligations of both hospitals and physicians. It also discusses a few of the legal considerations.

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  • 8 questions to consider in M&A deals

    Year End 2010
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: With priced-right sales opportunities ripe for the picking, some customers may be tempted to acquire another business as the economy mends. Others — those feeling the strain of the prolonged downturn — may be considering a merger with another, stronger business. In either scenario, a bank may be asked to provide financing. Here are some questions a lender should consider when sorting the potential winners from losers in a merger or acquisition deal.

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  • Internal controls: Is it time for a checkup?

    Fall 2010
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Many nonprofits might have cut staff during the recent recession — and that means fewer people to “mind the store.” As the economy continues to mend, now is a good time to inspect the condition of the internal controls that safeguard an organization’s finances. This article looks at how to ensure strong internal controls, while a sidebar emphasizes that an annual audit shouldn’t be relied on, in and of itself, to detect fraud.

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  • 5 tips for managing inventory

    Fall 2010
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Now, while business may be on a plateau as the industry recovers, it’s more important than ever for dealers to keep their eyes firmly planted on inventory. This article offers five tips to help a dealership keep its supply at a realistic level, including evaluating its Web site and determining whether the best inventory data is being obtained and properly assessed.

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  • Online donation portals are contributor-friendly

    August / September 2010
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 595

    Abstract: Every charity needs an effective way to receive donations. A Web site may have that capability, but contributors might find it awkward to use. If so, or if the site isn’t set up to handle online donations, charities can consider combining forces with an online donation portal. The giver decides on the amount to give and gives it; the online portal handles almost everything else, including online security. One big advantage of registering with a donation portal is that potential donors will likely discover organizations supporting their favorite causes.

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