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  • Wealth preservation and estate planning go hand-in-hand

    March / April 2020
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: A central tenet of any estate plan is the protection of your assets. Asset protection strategies can range from simple to quite sophisticated. This article explores several asset protection strategies, with the main takeaway being that it’s best to begin planning earlier rather than later.

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  • Keep these trustee traits front and center

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: A critical but often overlooked aspect of estate planning is deciding who will serve as the trustee for your estate. This person will be responsible for managing all related financial, tax and administrative affairs and, therefore, should be chosen carefully. This article addresses the trustee’s duties and the decision about whether to designate an individual or a corporate trustee to handle settling the estate. Trustee services and fees also are discussed.

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  • Is seller financing right for your next transaction?

    March / April 2019
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: The commercial real estate market has been steadily making improvements since the 2008 financial crisis. While traditional financing is readily available, seller financing may be another viable option for many investors. This article highlights what real estate investors need to know.

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  • A match game – What to look for before becoming a fiscal sponsor

    August / September 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: More and more these days, smaller nonprofit organizations, or groups of individuals who aren’t tax-exempt, are asking larger, more senior nonprofits to sponsor a project. This article explains the concept and suggests what an organization should consider before agreeing to become a fiscal sponsor.

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  • Why the Rehabilitation Act encourages active accommodation

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: The Rehabilitation Act prevents federal government agencies and contractors from discriminating against disabled individuals. This article looks at an Eleventh Circuit case in which a disabled employee claimed that his employer had failed to make reasonable accommodations under that act. Employees in such circumstances bear the burden of identifying an accommodation. Boyle v. Pell City, No. 16-16362, Aug. 10, 2017 (11th Cir.)

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  • Recognizing the warning signs for liquidity risk

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: According to regulatory reports, liquidity risk has been increasing in recent years for “smaller” banks (those with assets under $10 billion). Reasons for this trend include loan growth accompanied by shrinking liquid asset holdings and increasing reliance on noncore and wholesale sources. This article discusses elements of sound liquidity risk management, including ensuring effective board and management oversight, adopting appropriate strategies, policies, procedures and limits to manage and mitigate liquidity risk, and implementing appropriate liquidity risk measurement and monitoring systems.

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  • It’s time to pay – Revenue vs. profit-based compensation

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: Today’s partner compensation typically goes beyond the traditional lockstep pay structure of years past. The question for firms may revolve around whether to compensate based on the revenue or profit each partner generates. But is a revenue-based compensation system effective? This article explains why a profit-based system may be the better way to achieve a firm’s long-term goals.

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  • Take the worry out of business valuations

    October 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: Appraisals can inspire anxiety for — and excuses from — many business owners. Yet there are some legitimate reasons to obtain an appraisal regularly or, at the very least, to familiarize oneself with the process. This article describes good reasons to obtain a valuation and three “pillars” of the process.

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  • Take the worry out of business valuations

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: Appraisals can inspire anxiety for — and excuses from — many business owners. Yet there are some legitimate reasons to obtain an appraisal regularly or, at the very least, to familiarize oneself with the process. This article describes good reasons to obtain a valuation and three “pillars” of the process.

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  • Watch out for these common M&A deal obstacles

    June / July 2016
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: Although it’s probably impossible to avoid every road bump, anticipating obstacles is critical for both parties of an M&A deal. This article describes some common deal-killers, such as false impressions and price disputes. It advises sellers to prepare records for due diligence well in advance and advises buyers to line up financing before making a serious offer.

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  • Don’t overlook tax apportionment when planning your estate

    May / June 2016
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: If one expects his or her estate to have a significant estate tax liability at death, he or she should pay attention to the tax apportionment clause in a will or revocable trust. An apportionment clause specifies how the estate tax burden will be allocated among beneficiaries. Omission of this clause, or failure to word it carefully, may result in unintended consequences. This article explains how an apportionment clause works and the pitfalls if it’s omitted.

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  • Staying power – Buyers can benefit when sellers take a postsale role

    June / July 2015
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: Business sellers may wish to retain a management role in their companies after they’ve been sold. Understanding that such an arrangement can aid the integration process and provide other benefits, buyers sometimes even require selling owners to stay on. However, as this article explains, other buyers are wary of a former owner’s involvement and need to be convinced of its merits.

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  • What if … ? The very real case of a hypothetical license

    February / March 2015
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: It’s hard enough to recover copyright damages under the clearest of circumstances. But this article looks at a particularly tricky case, in which the court answered the difficult question of whether a copyright holder could recover infringement damages based on a “hypothetical” license — that is, one it never granted. Oracle Corp. v. SAP AG, No. 12-16944, Aug. 29, 2014 (9th Cir.)

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  • Trouble ahead – Finding the value of an underperforming company

    January / February 2015
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: Underperforming companies present special valuation challenges. Financial distress adds an element of risk, which lowers value. This article notes some of the warning signs of financial distress, including weak demand, scaled-back corporate budgets, tighter credit, recurring net losses and deteriorating liquidity. It also explains the techniques valuators are likely to use and how they determine whether liquidation or strategic value would be appropriate.

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  • What’s the future of “green” vehicles in the U.S.?

    September / October 2014
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: It has been nearly two decades since the first vehicle powered by a hybrid gas-electric engine, the Toyota Prius, was introduced. The other major car manufacturers soon followed with their own hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles. This led some to predict that sales of vehicles powered by electricity, natural gas, hydrogen and other alternative fuels would soon overtake sales of traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. But so far, sales of green vehicles have yet to take off in the United States. This article discusses why this may be so, but looks at a number of factors indicating that green vehicles will become more, not less, common in the years to come.

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  • Nonprofits going global – Don a sleuthing cap before expanding internationally

    June / July 2014
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: Many nonprofits today look beyond U.S. borders to boost revenue. They recruit members, sell products, promote conferences and solicit donations. Before “raising the flag” in a foreign country, though, it’s important to take stock. This article addresses five areas to research before putting both feet in the water.

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