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  • How “Made in America” can work for you

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: “Made in the USA” is a hot marketing trend that can help manufacturers differentiate products in the marketplace. If manufacturers can obtain goods domestically faster and at lower costs than foreign suppliers can offer, it seems like a win. But, when “homegrown” products are more expensive than foreign-sourced products, purchasers may balk at the higher price tag. For manufacturers that have used overseas suppliers, deciding when and whether to return to U.S. factories and suppliers can be a tough decision. This article looks at what manufacturers should know before jumping on the Made-in-America bandwagon.

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  • Contain the creep by carefully managing project scope

    November / December 2019
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: No one likes a creep. When it comes to construction projects, one kind of creep that contractors must avoid is scope creep: when the actual work performed on a job gradually expands beyond the contract parameters without compensatory change orders. This article offers tips on how to avoid this costly problem.

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  • Supreme Court ruling leaves a mark – Trademark right survives licensor’s bankruptcy

    October / November 2019
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: It’s never good news for a business when a company that the business has contracted with files for bankruptcy. But, according to a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling, there’s some good news for trademark licensees. This article summarizes a decision that resolves a split among federal courts of appeal, in which the Court held that in some circumstances a licensee can continue to use the licensed marks despite the licensor’s rejection of their agreement during the bankruptcy process. Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, No. 17-1657, May 20, 2019, U.S.

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  • Protecting your heavy equipment from jobsite theft

    March / April 2019
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: Many contractors are surprised, most unpleasantly, to learn that their heavy equipment can indeed be stolen from jobsites. And the resulting costs and hassle are considerable. This article offers a variety of measures to prevent becoming a victim, including double-checking fencing and lighting, and thoroughly documenting assets.

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  • Supreme Court makes it easier to prosecute insider trading

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: In its first major insider trading case in nearly 20 years, the U.S. Supreme Court removed a significant barrier to prosecution of such cases. Resolving a split among the circuit courts of appeal, the Court held in Salman v. United States that insiders who provide tips to relatives or friends can be liable for insider trading even if they receive no pecuniary benefit. This article discusses the case and its impact for companies.

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  • Divide and conquer – Separate real estate entities can be advantageous

    March / April 2017
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: If a dealership owns its operating facility and the land it’s on, it might literally be sitting on unnecessary risks. Separating the dealership business and real estate can help protect an owner from an assortment of liabilities. This article explains the benefits of having separate real estate entities and the process of making it happen.

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  • 8 tips for containing unemployment taxes

    January / February 2017
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: Soaring numbers of unemployment claims during the last recession exhausted unemployment trusts in many states and forced them to borrow federal funds to compensate unemployed workers. To produce more revenue to meet their loan obligations, some states raised their unemployment tax rates, and dealerships have felt the bite. This article offers several best practices dealerships can follow to keep the lid on employment taxes.

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  • What can a rebuttal report do for you?

    November / December 2016
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: When courts or shareholders question valuation results or the conclusions of opposing experts are widely divergent, a rebuttal report can bring much-needed objectivity. This article discusses various uses of rebuttal reports and situations in which they can be useful. It also explains how to determine the best rebuttal report format for a particular situation.

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  • Buy-or-lease conundrum – Weigh the pros and cons of each option before deciding

    June / July 2015
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: When a nonprofit must choose whether to buy or lease its facility, the decision-making process can be tough, with many factors to consider. This article offers some pros and cons for both alternatives. And a sidebar discusses how a cost analysis of the buy-or-lease options can help the nonprofit make that decision.

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  • Dissension in the ranks – How to knock out physician conflicts

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: It’s sad to say, but not all doctors in physician practices get along. Whether they’re haggling over administrative matters or a partner’s job responsibilities, the strife it creates can turn a normally congenial practice into a war zone. This article offers ways that doctors can learn to coexist peaceably.

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  • How experts put a price on private equity investments

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: Private equity fund stakeholders are increasingly interested in the valuation of the funds’ portfolio investments — sometimes in the context of enforcement actions and litigation. But portfolio valuation can be difficult because market prices aren’t available for privately owned companies such as those often held by private equity funds. This article describes several methodologies that appraisal experts use.

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  • What kind of financial statements should a borrower provide? Levels of assurance: Compilations, reviews and audits

    April / May 2014
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: Financial statements help lenders evaluate an organization’s performance and determine its ability to repay debt. But all financial statements aren’t subject to equal levels of analytical procedures, inquiry or testing by an outside accounting professional. In order of increasing level of rigor, CPAs offer three types of financial statements: compilations, reviews and audits. This article discusses what each can and can’t do and which one is appropriate for a given type of borrower.

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  • To innovate or merge: That’s the strategic question

    February / March 2014
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: Many companies reach a point in their development where they have to make an important decision: Innovate or merge? Companies can grow both organically and through business combinations. But given recent economic volatility and financial stresses, many business leaders are finding that they must deploy their resources more strategically. As this article explains, acquisitions, being easier and cheaper, may be the best route for some companies. But others may find it better to invest in innovation.

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  • Ward off really big problems – Regularly perform preventive maintenance

    May / June 2013
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: Just one poorly maintained property can result in myriad headaches and possible lawsuits. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of repairs and maintenance on all buildings, whether they be residential or commercial. This article shows how to create a formal schedule for fixed asset repair and maintenance, taking into account labor requirements and tax considerations.

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  • Politics as usual — What an election year means for nonprofits

    Spring 2012
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: It’s a myth that nonprofits must remain apolitical. Under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), charitable organizations can participate in advocacy, such as educating the public about an issue central to their mission. And they can even engage in lobbying — within limits. But it’s important for nonprofits to exercise caution when participating in political activities — or they may risk their tax-exempt status. This article explains the different rules for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)6 organizations.

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  • Exploring the ins and outs of NOLs

    March / April 2012
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 642

    Abstract: A net operating loss, or NOL, occurs when a business’s operating expenses and other deductions for the year exceed its revenues. And, although the name would seem to indicate that operating in a “loss” situation is negative, some benefit actually can come from a year in which there’s an NOL: a tax deduction. This article shows how an NOL can be carried back or forward and discusses the benefits that either method provides, depending on one’s particular situation.

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