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  • Why two-tier partnership structures are the right solution

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: With many law firms’ high-performance expectations, demanding workload and long hours, some of today’s lawyers are “opting out,” searching for a better work/life balance. The partnership track isn’t the lure it once was. But firms may be turning away profitable legal talent if they phase out associates who don’t fit the partnership track. This article highlights the benefits of a two-tier system of equity and nonequity partners.

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  • Unmarried couples must consider alternative planning strategies

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: Unmarried couples face many of the same estate planning concerns as married couples. However, married couples can use more advantageous estate planning strategies than unmarried couples. What this means is that unmarried couples must engage in special planning to ensure that their decisions regarding asset distribution and health care are carried out per their wishes. This article details estate planning strategies available to unmarried couples.

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  • Getting your brand mix right – Adding or swapping a franchise requires due diligence

    Spring 2017
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: When a dealer-owner is in the market for an acquisition, he or she can apply for a new franchise or take over an existing one. But adding a franchise to expand a dealership’s sales base is a decision that shouldn’t be made hastily. This article discusses brand selection, compatibility, manufacturer buy-in, and licenses and loans.

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  • 8 questions to ask before opening a second location

    Year End 2016
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: Before opening a second location, it’s wise to ask some key questions to get a better sense of whether that new location will actually be successful. Issues to address include how well your current location is performing and how expansion might affect business at both locations. The article notes the importance of duplicating the people and processes that are keeping the current location running smoothly — and profitably.

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  • 8 business insurance policies that every physician should consider

    Spring 2016
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: Physician practices face not only clinical and financial risks, but also business ones. Fortunately, insurance can mitigate many of these risks. This article discusses eight insurance policies that are a must for physicians and their practices, such as human resource malpractice insurance and employee theft.

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  • Ensure your company’s secrets remain that way

    October / November 2015
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: Several solutions are available for keeping private information from falling into the wrong hands during the M&A process. This article discusses two — the nondisclosure agreement (NDA) and the “clean team.” NDAs are used in most deals and provide the foundation for a transaction’s successful execution. Clean teams are less common, but these neutral third parties can facilitate the sharing of sensitive information.

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  • A badge of honor – Monitor online sites to defend your dealership’s reputation

    May / June 2014
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: For dealers who don’t know what’s being said about them on online dealership review sites — or don’t have a strategy in place to quickly combat unfair reviews or appease disgruntled customers who have a legitimate beef — this article should serve as a wake-up call. It explains the threat from negative reviews, whether fair or unfair, and how a dealership should respond.

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  • Build your competitive intelligence with benchmarking

    May / June 2014
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: Competitive intelligence is not “corporate espionage,” but a process of legally and ethically gathering relevant data on competitors. And construction companies can go about doing so in a variety of ways. This article explains how to start with benchmarking, the kinds of metrics that can be tracked and how to analyze the results.

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  • The give and take of earnouts

    January / February 2014
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: In a business acquisition, the buyer and seller may have difficulty reaching agreement on the business’s value. To avoid a tug of war, both parties may benefit from an earnout provision requiring the buyer to make future payments to the seller. This article points out the components of a typical earnout provision, including a quantitative formula to determine how much is to be paid if the business reaches a specific financial target, and when, and how many, payments are to be made. The article concludes that an earnout provision can bridge the valuation gap and ensure the deal will be beneficial for both parties.

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  • Using financed net gifts to reduce taxes

    March / April 2013
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: Those who have used up their lifetime gift tax exemption may want to consider other wealth transfer techniques. One that’s often overlooked is the financed net gift, in which the recipient of the gift agrees to pay the gift tax, financed by a loan from the donor. This article shows how a net gift saves taxes, and how a financed net gift can preserve the full value of the gifted assets.

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  • Appraisal rights action has broad implications

    Spring 2013
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: This article discusses a court case that provides insight into how to value common stock in a going-private transaction. The primary discrepancy between the parties’ experts was whether to subtract a liquidation preference from the value of equity before allocating value to common shares. The court ruled not only on the dissenting shareholders’ arguments, but also on several other noteworthy valuation matters — in a way that demonstrated its disdain for what it considered subjective, speculative and academically inferior analyses of fair value. In Re: Appraisal of Orchard Enterprises, Inc., WL 2923305, July 18, 2012 (Delaware Court of Chancery).

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  • Why companies need unscheduled fraud audits

    May / June 2012
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: Because regularly scheduled audits give cheating employees time to hide their crimes, auditors typically don’t find occupational fraud schemes. That’s where unscheduled fraud audits come in. This article explains fraud detection methods and how surprise audits can both detect and deter employee theft.

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  • Protecting trust assets when a beneficiary is also a trustee

    March / April 2012
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: From an asset protection standpoint, generally it’s best to appoint an independent, professional trustee. But in some cases it’s desirable to name the trust’s primary beneficiary as trustee. This article explains why, but then goes on to describe ways to maximize a trust’s creditor protection, in order to help protect assets from a beneficiary’s potential mismanagement of the trust.

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  • When a debt purchase is your best — or only — option

    April / May 2011
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: Financial institutions wanting to remove distressed loans from their balance sheet may sell the debt to corporate buyers. Buyers, in turn, can use such purchases to gain majority control of distressed businesses — essentially making “backdoor” acquisitions. This article describes the process and tells buyers what they must do to make a debt purchase work.

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  • The best defense is a good offense – Internal controls can thwart employee fraud

    Winter 2011
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: An auto dealership that puts strong internal controls in place — and tests them frequently — will likely discourage anyone in the store who’s considering theft and thwart or catch those who are more daring. This article stresses the importance of segregating duties and limiting access to cash and inventory, while offering additional tips for discouraging theft or dishonesty at all levels.

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  • Are your clients prepared to handle a fraud disaster?

    January / February 2011
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: Few businesses have considered — let alone documented — what they’d do if they found employees embezzling funds, stealing inventory or fudging financial statements. This article looks at the importance of having a fraud contingency plan, and what such a plan entails. It also describes how forensic accountants and computer experts can preserve evidence and conduct interviews in a way that helps establish their validity in court.

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