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  • Vishing: Beware of callers with malicious intent

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: As if adapting to remote working arrangements during the COVID-19 crisis hasn’t been difficult enough, now business owners must safeguard against opportunistic hackers who attempt to infiltrate employees’ less-secure home networks. One emerging ploy uses a new twist on phishing scams to gain access to business networks. This article explains how voice vhishing (or vishing) works and how to prevent it.

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  • Should you suspend matching or nondiscretionary contributions?

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: Employer contributions to participant 401(k) plan accounts are typically high on the list of expense-cutting options when times are tough. Plan sponsors facing dire straits may have little choice but to suspend contributions. In the wake of the economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plan sponsors need to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision, in the context of other cost-cutting alternatives they might have. This article presents some considerations to take into account.

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  • How to uncover and end billing fraud at your firm

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: Most attorneys would be adamant that their firm bills clients appropriately — no padding time records, exaggerating expenses or performing unnecessary work to bill a client more. Yet, it occurs, maybe while partners look the other way at questionable billing habits from either a lone attorney or a larger subgroup at the firm. This will open the doors to disciplinary action and litigation, not to mention public injury to a firm’s reputation. This article reviews why it’s critical to uncover and end any billing fraud that might be occurring.

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  • Captive insurance strategies can pay off for real estate operators

    September / October 2018
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: Federal tax law has permitted U.S. businesses to form so-called “captive” insurance companies for many years, and numerous large companies have done so. It’s only relatively recently that the arrangement has gained traction with smaller public and privately owned companies. This article discusses how they work, the potential advantages and disadvantages and whether a real estate business may benefit from pursuing captive insurance strategies.

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  • Don’t let the kiddie tax play costly games with you

    July 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: It’s not uncommon for parents, grandparents and others to make gifts to minors and college students. When considering this idea, taxpayers must beware of the kiddie tax. This tax trap could leave them liable for a substantial amount of tax dollars that they may never see coming.

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  • Don’t let the kiddie tax play costly games with you

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: It’s not uncommon for parents, grandparents and others to make gifts to minors and college students. When considering this idea, taxpayers must beware of the kiddie tax. This tax trap could leave them liable for a substantial amount of tax dollars that they may never see coming.

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  • Common pitfalls when applying the market approach

    January / February 2018
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: The market approach is based on a straightforward premise: The value of a business can be derived from the prices others are paying for similar businesses. But, in practice, this valuation technique isn’t nearly so simple. This article identifies several common mistakes that experienced business valuation experts have learned to avoid when applying the market approach.

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  • Beyond checks: Alternative methods of payment gaining ground

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: Paper checks are on the road to becoming obsolete in today’s digital-dominated world. Consumers are more likely to turn to other methods of payment, including credit cards and payment apps. Although law firms have long relied on checks, in part for reasons related to ethics rules, this article examines why it may be time to consider the alternatives.

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  • Getting patients in the door

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

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: Attracting patients is increasingly challenging for physicians. One key to getting patients in the door of a medical practice is to create a marketing plan that incorporates an understanding of the practice’s target demographic and brand identity. This article discusses some marketing tactics for physicians and medical practices to consider and suggests that these efforts probably should cross several formats and platforms to be most effective.

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  • Will your construction company last forever?

    July / August 2016
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: With the right succession plan in place, contractors can help ensure that their companies continue down a path of success for at least another generation. And it’s never too early to start thinking about stepping down — even if one has no intention of doing so. This article offers some key points to consider, including anticipating the complexities of succession planning and facing the potential tax consequences.

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  • Buried under a mountain of work? Then call in the cavalry

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

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: As health care gets even more complicated, it’s vital that office staff members be up to speed. The problem is, however, that many physician offices are just keeping their heads above water. The good news is that practices have many options. For instance, an effective outside billing service or professional management firm may help increase the practice’s cash receipts and reduce its accounts receivable. This article offers valuable advice to office managers who need help.

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  • Your store could benefit from an operational review

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: Many dealership owners and managers spend so much time dealing with the day-to-day tasks involved in running the business that it’s hard for them to see the big picture. One of the best ways to see the proverbial forest for the trees is to perform a comprehensive review of dealership operations, as this article details.

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  • Beware of F&I scams – Internal controls can guard against employee-driven frauds

    January / February 2015
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: In newspapers nationwide and online, one sometimes sees reports of employee-initiated scams in dealership F&I departments. Greed, personal circumstances or even pressure to make quotas can drive staff members to exploit customers. This article discusses ways to help prevent a few of the more common scams, involving credit scores, warranty costs and customer loans.

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  • Estate planning for the young and affluent – How to hedge your bets

    July / August 2014
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: How can young, affluent people plan their estates when the tax landscape may look dramatically different 20, 30 or 40 years from now? Today, the current gift and estate tax exemption is high and the estate tax rate slightly higher than the income tax rate — but that could change in the future, requiring a shift in strategy. The answer for young people is to take a flexible approach that allows them to hedge their bets. This article explains how a carefully designed trust can achieve this purpose.

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  • Common-control leasing arrangements – FASB offers a simpler reporting option

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, dealerships that lease real estate or equipment from one or more owners may be subject to the consolidation requirements of variable interest entities (VIEs). But the consolidation of leasing entities can now be a thing of the past for qualifying privately held dealerships that elect an alternative reporting method. As this article explains, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has granted private companies the option to elect not to consolidate financial reporting from VIEs that lease property to them. There are certain conditions that must be met, but, in light of this simplified reporting option, some dealers might want to reconsider the benefits of common-control leasing arrangements.

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  • Scouts get burned by knotted training program

    September / October 2013
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: The danger of treating employees inconsistently is a recurring theme throughout employment law. This article discusses one case in which a Muslim executive in a local council of the Boy Scouts of America was recommended to participate in a professional development training program. But he wasn’t sent, while a Christian with similar qualifications was. In the lawsuit that followed, the appeals court found the council’s arguments unpersuasive. Aly v. Mohegan Council, Boy Scouts of America, No. 12-1292, March 22, 2013 (1st Cir.)

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