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  • Nonphysician providers could enhance your practice

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: In these volatile economic times, adding staff to a medical practice may be counter-intuitive. But hiring one or more nonphysician providers (NPPs) may help round out the staff, helping the practice respond more effectively to changing needs. This article points out that NPPs can fill a niche and provide high-quality services to patients while relieving pressure on the physicians.

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  • Influencer marketing comes to nonprofits

    Fall 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: With the competition for donation dollars fierce these days, nonprofits increasingly are turning to so-called influencers — celebrities, famous entertainers and others — to help drum up interest in a cost-efficient manner. This article provides nonprofits what they need to know to get started.

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  • How to make sure your family business stays in good hands

    April / May 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: Determining the right successor for a family business can be more complex than it first appears. When the time comes to transition ownership and management to a chosen successor, what if that successor isn’t ready or able to meet the challenges? This article points out that obtaining the advice of a trusted advisor or business consultant might be a first step to smoothing the transition. In addition, it offers guidance to help business owners maintain goodwill, fairness and clear thinking while working out succession problems.

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  • Qualified Opportunity Funds: Estate planning implications

    September / October 2019
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: Created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program allows one to defer current capital gains and avoid taxes on future gains by reinvesting gains in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF). QOFs are funds that invest primarily in one or more of the nearly 9,000 QOZs throughout the United States and its territories and meet certain other requirements. This article explains the estate planning benefits of QOFs.

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  • Pick a winner: Understanding pricing multiples

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: Under the market approach, a business’s value is derived by comparing it to real-life transactions involving similar private or public companies. This article outlines common pricing multiples, such as price-to-earnings and price-to-discretionary-income, and discusses some pros and cons.

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  • When one trustee isn’t enough, consider appointing a trust protector

    May / June 2017
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: When the creator of an irrevocable trust isn’t completely confident that the trustee will carry out his or her wishes, a trust protector may be the solution. This article explains that trust protectors oversee the primary trustee and weigh in on critical decisions, such as the sale of closely held business interests. It also discusses the benefits of appointing a trust protector.

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  • Are your public company’s internal controls up to par? SEC stepping up enforcement with or without fraud

    October / November 2016
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: Public companies must maintain and disclose internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) under a variety of laws, but the SEC rarely used to pursue charges against companies for internal control deficiencies in the absence of fraud charges. Several years ago, however, the SEC announced its intent to pursue even minor violations, which can lead to more significant transgressions if ignored, as well as ICFR deficiencies that don’t involve fraud. This article discusses one recent enforcement action that reflects the SEC’s more aggressive posture.

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  • Valuators can take the “stress” out of financial distress

    July / August 2016
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: Business bankruptcies are rising, and economic uncertainty persists in many parts of the country. This article explains how valuators can help determine whether liquidation or reorganization makes more sense, as well as providing guidance on everything from selling assets to shareholder disputes.

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  • Oops … My family business chose the wrong successor

    February / March 2015
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: If a family business realizes it has chosen the wrong successor, there are several options that might be available. The process begins with getting others’ opinions and then working with the successor to determine where the problem lies. It might not necessarily lie with the successor — but, if the decision is made to pick someone else, this article describes steps to take.

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  • Not satisfied with the information you need? An electronic dashboard can help clarify the numbers

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: Electronic dashboards can help practices better understand their financial standing. This article discusses how to prepare to implement a dashboard by understanding the needed features and assessing the costs. But, to succeed, everyone in the practice must not only accept the concept of evidence-based, data-driven decision making, but also be willing to follow through on decisions made.

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  • Taking a contractual approach to an FMLA claim

    May / June 2014
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: When a trucker returned from a leave stemming from issues with substance abuse, he was required to sign a Return to Work Agreement (RWA) proscribing drugs and alcohol. When he relapsed and was terminated, he claimed ADA and FMLA violations. The district court ruled in favor of the employer, and so did the appeals court. This article discusses how the contractual power of the RWA prevailed. Ostrowski v. Con-Way Freight, Inc., No. 12-3800, Oct. 30, 2013 (3rd Cir.)

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  • A case in point – Measure your borrowers’ performance

    Spring 2014
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: Benchmarking is an insightful analytical tool. It involves comparisons between a company’s performance and industry norms or best practices. But not all borrowers engage in the benchmarking process, because they’re too bogged down with daily operations or unfamiliar with resources. Lenders can add value and protect themselves from financial distress by introducing borrowers to the process. This article offers a hypothetical example of how a lender can aid a borrower, and lists a variety of resources that offer benchmarking data.

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  • Bam! Pow! Smash! The demise of a comic book artist’s copyright

    February / March 2014
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: The heirs of an artist who had created several comic book heroes served various entities of the publisher with notices purporting to exercise statutory termination rights under the Copyright Act. The publisher claimed that the heirs had no termination rights because all of the drawings were “made for hire” for the company. The question was whether this was true, since it would entitle the employer to be the author for purposes of copyright ownership. This article looks at the appeals court’s application of the “instance and expense test” to make this determination. Marvel Characters, Inc. v. Kirby, No. 11-3333-cv, Aug. 8, 2013 (2nd Cir.)

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  • Following an “interactive process” under the ADA

    November / December 2013
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: When a warehouse worker with vision problems was ultimately terminated, he filed a charge with the district court, alleging that the company had unlawfully discriminated against him by failing to provide a “reasonable accommodation” for his disability, resulting in his discharge in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under ADA regulations, an employer should engage in an interactive “accommodation discovery” process when an employee discloses a disability and expresses a desire for an accommodation. The company had not done so — but neither had the employee suggested an accommodation. As this article explains, that determined the case’s outcome. Wilson v. Dollar General Corp., No. 12-1573, May 17, 2013 (4th Cir.)

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  • Borrowers are not created equal – Use financial statement reconciliations to compare diverse customers

    Spring 2013
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: “Normalizing” reconciliations to the income statement and balance sheet is necessary when comparing diverse borrowers. A thorough knowledge of accounting helps lenders prepare dissimilar customers’ financial statements for apples-to-apples comparisons and to aid in underwriting decisions. This article offers a basic explanation of this accounting tactic, taking into account varied accounting methods, one-time events and related-party transactions.

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  • Tax saving opportunities plentiful under 2010 Tax Relief act

    February / March 2011
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 619

    Abstract: With many of the tax breaks under the 2001 tax act set to expire after 2010, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 in December. The act extends and expands a wide variety of tax breaks for individuals and businesses. This article focuses on some of the provisions most relevant to higher-income taxpayers.

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