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  • Take steps now to handle liquidity risk

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, businesses and banks are suffering under nearly unprecedented economic pressures that are likely to play out for some time. This article notes that it’s more important than ever for community banks to set up appropriate strategies, policies, procedures and limits to manage and mitigate their liquidity risk. These may include ensuring effective board and management oversight and implementing appropriate liquidity risk measurement and monitoring systems, among other steps.

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  • Ownership structures – How should you own your vacation home?

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: Given the unique aspects of vacation home ownership, a limited liability company (LLC) is often the best ownership structure from a management and tax standpoint. This article discusses some of the benefits of the LLC structure, including asset and creditor protection, estate and gift planning considerations, and more.

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  • Tried-and-true metrics are always of value

    May / June 2019
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: The use of metrics is an objective way to measure a dealership’s performance. Well-devised, and accurately collected, analytics can reveal the realities of a business in black and white. This article explains three established metrics that can be a useful record of a dealership’s health: return on assets, customer service index and employee productivity levels.

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  • Use artificial intelligence to benefit CRE business

    May / June 2019
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing sweeping change to a wide variety of industries, and commercial real estate is ripe for this technology. From marketing to property management, AI could expedite processes and cut costs in a range of ways. But what exactly is AI? This article provides a primer.

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  • Crossing that bridge – Understand the pros and cons of bridge loans

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Investors and developers generally use bridge loans until they can secure long-term financing. As with any form of financing, there are advantages and disadvantages. This article summarizes what exactly bridge loans entail, and then delves in to the pros and cons of this type of financing.

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  • New rules limit tax benefits of leveraged partnerships

    March / April 2017
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: In October 2016, the IRS issued a suite of final, temporary and proposed regulations that tighten the disguised sale rules for contributions of appreciated property to partnerships. One of the most significant changes made by the new rules effectively eliminates the ability of partners to defer gain on contributed property by taking advantage of leveraged partnership transactions. This article explains the new rules.

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  • Fraud prevention – It’s time to update your firm’s internal controls

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: Most lawyers know how big a problem occupational fraud is in corporate America. Yet a “not at my firm” attitude persists. This article explains the unique risks that law firms face and offers a number of specific internal controls firms should have. It also discusses educating employees regarding preventing and deterring fraud.

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  • Don’t fear the “B” word – Approaching your operating budget from a fresh angle

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: For nonprofits that have struggled in the past to put together an annual operating budget, the process can be frustrating. But this article suggests a fresh approach to budgeting — approaching the budget as a planning tool to meet short- and long-term goals. A goal-based approach should involve the entire organization and may suggest a different (surplus or deficit) budget model.

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  • What’s behind the curtain? Recognize the importance of M&A due diligence

    May / June 2016
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: In the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), it’s critical that buyers get to know sellers and their top executives, test their representations about asset condition and financial performance, and ferret out common fraud schemes. This article offers tips on how to know if a seller is truly an ally and whether certain “creative” accounting or financial misstatements are misleading.

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  • Avoiding undue influence claims

    February / March 2015
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: A primary purpose of estate planning is to ensure that wealth is distributed according to one’s wishes after death. But if a family member challenges the plan, that purpose may be defeated. If the challenge is successful, a judge will decide who’ll inherit the property. These situations often occur when an estate plan operates in an unexpected way — and those who expected to inherit that wealth challenge the plan, often on grounds of undue influence. But this article examines steps that one may take to avoid such challenges.

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  • Good intentions – Don’t let asset transfers run afoul of the law

    October / November 2014
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: With the current estate tax regime of a high gift and estate tax exemption amount and low estate tax rates, transferring wealth is becoming the focus of estate planning rather than reducing estate tax liability. And with asset values still relatively low, it’s an ideal time to transfer wealth to loved ones. But it’s important to be familiar with fraudulent transfer laws. Simply put, a creditor can challenge gifts, trusts and retitled property as fraudulent transfers. This article discusses not only actual fraud, but “constructive” (unintended) fraud, and how to guard against creditor challenges.

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  • Taking the private path away from the public spotlight

    Year End 2013
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: Although not as familiar or common as going public, going private is an increasingly attractive option for some companies. But it can be a long and complicated process. Before proceeding, a company needs to understand the risks and be confident that the potential benefits outweigh them. This article discusses several common problems that these transactions can mitigate or eliminate, and looks at the two most common approaches to going private.

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  • Good news! — FASB votes to abandon controversial litigation proposal

    January / February 2013
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: In July 2012, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted to scrap its controversial proposal to heighten disclosure requirements for certain contingent losses, including potential losses from pending or threatened litigation. This article examines the objections that were raised against the FASB proposal and reviews the existing accounting requirements for loss contingencies.

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  • Beyond the rate increase — Final rule issued on Medicare IPPS payment policies

    Winter 2013
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: CMS recently issued its final rule updating the fiscal year 2013 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System. This 1,100-page rule implements key elements of two new programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, among other things. Hospitals can lose part of their operating payments if they fail to meet these programs’ standards. This article discusses provisions of the rule that affect readmissions, value-based purchasing and IQR.

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  • The suit must go on — Copyright Act doesn’t preempt TV contract claim

    Year End 2012
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: The Copyright Act can provide much protection. But, as a recent case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit illustrates, it has its limits. This article discusses the case, in which the court didn’t uphold preemptive protections for a defendant being sued for breach of contract related to copyrightable material. The court concluded that a breach of contract claim including a promise to pay is qualitatively different from a lawsuit to vindicate a right included in the Copyright Act. Therefore, the claim isn’t preempted. Citation: Forest Park Pictures v. Universal Television Network, No. 11-2011-cv, June 26, 2012 (2nd Cir.)

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  • Population health management — Hospitals work to refocus health care delivery

    Summer 2012
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: The latest role of hospitals seems to be assessing and proactively managing the health and wellness of large patient populations, if not entire communities. Population health management (PHM), as this practice is called, requires hospitals to radically refocus their health care delivery. This article discusses three essential concepts underlying a PHM program and lists some or all of the following benefits that hospitals can expect from one.

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