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  • Is it time to consider estate planning moves?

    July / August 2020
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Businesses and financial markets have incurred major losses in the first half of 2020 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. But this article highlights a potential upside: Low asset values and favorable tax laws could create opportunities for wealthy individuals to gift certain assets, including business interests and intangible assets, to family members and charities.

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  • Outsourcing employment tasks to a PEO

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: After reaching a certain level of success, many construction companies struggle to keep up with employment and human resources tasks. One solution may be to outsource these functions to a professional employer organization (PEO). This article explores the benefits and risks of PEOs.

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  • Decisions, decisions – Personal circumstances figure into when to begin taking Social Security

    May / June 2019
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: There are several individual factors that go into the determination of when the best time is to begin collecting Social Security benefits. Among those factors are the size of one’s estate, the amount of money required to maintain a desired lifestyle in retirement, and last, but not least, estate planning goals. This article examines the personal circumstances that can affect one’s decision about when to begin collecting Social Security benefits.

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  • Investing 101 – Tips for what to look for before buying

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: In any real estate portfolio, the goal is to be profitable. And while the commercial real estate market has improved significantly since the lows seen during the Great Recession, investing still involves understanding the market. This article takes a look at steps real estate investors can take to help bolster their investment portfolio.

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  • D.C. Circuit tunes in to streaming content copyright issues

    October / November 2018
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

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    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Streaming media has opened up a vast landscape of previously unavailable content for many. It’s also triggered an array of novel copyright infringement questions. This article discusses a case involving the streaming of content originating abroad into the United States, in which the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has tackled two previously unsettled questions about the scope of infringement liability under the Copyright Act. Spanski Enterprises, Inc. v. Telewizja Polska, S.A., No. 17-7051, March 2, 2018, D.C. Cir.

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  • 6 steps to upgrading data security

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

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    Word count: 661

    Abstract: The massive data breach at Equifax in 2017 — in which personal information on an estimated 146 million Americans was exposed to hackers — should serve as a wake-up call to all businesses about the importance of data security. This article offers proactive measures for auto dealerships, which generally possess a gold mine of customer information that data thieves would love to steal.

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  • ’Tis the season for donations – How not-for-profits can detect and prevent common fraud schemes

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Charities and other not-for-profit organizations typically receive most of their donations at year end. It’s critical for these organizations to be on the lookout for fraud during the busy season. This article explains the schemes that are most common to not-for-profit organizations and suggests ways they can beef up internal controls to prevent fraud. An incident can ruin an organization’s reputation, so it’s important to have strong internal controls in place to prevent fraud from happening in the first place.

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  • Why employers can never be too careful when it comes to disability leave

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

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    Word count: 661

    Abstract: A serious illness required one employee to request multiple leaves of absence from his job. It was up to the Sixth Circuit to determine whether, when the employee was terminated, his employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. This article reviews the case and the court’s determination on the employee’s failure-to-accommodate claim. Green v. BakeMark USA, LLC, No. 16-3141, March 27, 2017 (6th Cir.)

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  • How a merger puts the spotlight on your CFO

    August / September 2017
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

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    Word count: 661

    Abstract: A company’s chief financial officer (CFO) often plays a critical role in an M&A deal. This article lists a CFO’s key responsibilities, including evaluating the transaction’s viability and finding financing. It also suggests temporarily shifting a CFO’s regular duties so that he or she can concentrate exclusively on the deal.

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  • Acquisition as reinvention – When a buyer’s objective is change

    April / May 2017
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

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    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Not all business buyers are primarily motivated by the opportunity to add revenues or market share. In some cases, buyers make acquisitions to transform their organization and alter the market’s perception of it. This article provides examples of such deals and explains to both buyers and sellers how to make them work.

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  • Respecting the risks of a 401(k) loan

    October / November 2016
    Newsletter: Trendlines

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    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Even in moderately good economic times, a sizable 401(k) account can beckon when thoughts of a life-changing trip or prized new material possession come to mind. There’s no harm in thinking, but everyone should respect the risks of taking out a 401(k) loan. This article explores the terms and tax impact of such a loan, as well as the ins and outs of a hardship withdrawal.

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  • Big box of fraud – How businesses can prevent office supply scams

    Summer 2016
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

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    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Office supply scams have been around for decades, catching even the most mindful owners and employees off guard. This article discusses how such fraud schemes work and what businesses need to watch out for. It notes that the best way to stop office supply scams is to prevent them from starting.

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  • “Double dipping” might sometimes be OK in divorce cases

    March / April 2016
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: “Double dipping” is generally understood as the double counting of a marital asset in a marital dissolution — once in the property division and again in the spousal support award. But, courts may frown on double dipping. This article discusses a recent case, where the Ohio Court of Appeals rejected not only this definition of “double dipping” but also its previous holding prohibiting double dipping.

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  • Micro-donations – Good things come in small packages

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Donations to nonprofits plunged during the latest recession and have been edging their way to healthier levels ever since. But many contributors today can afford only small gifts in a still-tight economy. This article discusses the advantages of asking for, and accepting, micro-donations. It also addresses the importance of appreciating these donors and substantiating their gifts. A sidebar highlights some tools for online fundraising.

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  • Take a hard look before adding a financial executive

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Bringing on a CFO or a controller to handle the financial operations at an auto dealership is a big decision. This article describes a number of factors that management must consider, including the dealership’s size, the benefits of the hire and the time and money involved in such a commitment.

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  • Should manufacturers consider the expired research tax credit?

    Summer 2015
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: On Dec. 31, 2014, the research credit expired yet again. The congressional track record of continually renewing this credit suggests that it’ll be available again in 2015. This article provides a four-factor test that research expenses must pass to qualify for this tax break and explains various ways the credit may be calculated, so manufacturers can be prepared if Congress renews the research credit again this year — or possibly file amended returns to claim the credit for recent years.

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