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  • Enhancing preconstruction to protect workers and the bottom line

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown have made careful planning of every job essential. More stringent safety protocols and, in many instances, a scarcity of projects mean a much slimmer margin of error. This article reviews some key aspects of preconstruction.

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  • Why gross-up provisions are a smart bet

    March / April 2020
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: Both commercial landlords and their tenants are always on the lookout for ways to save money and limit their financial exposure. Gross-up provisions ensure that tenants pay their share of operating expenses regardless of the property’s occupancy rate. Plus, they also protect tenants from unexpected cost increases, and provide landlords with an increased income to cover expenses when occupancy is low. This article discusses how both landlords and tenants benefit from these provisions.

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  • CFOs deliver financial know-how – But does your nonprofit really need one?

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Nonprofit leaders may think that hiring a chief financial officer to help “run the show” can boost financial performance. But there’s a lot to consider before taking that step. This article defines the role of the CFO, considers hiring-decision factors, and discusses the search for finding the right candidate.

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  • There’s a report for that! Get the specific information you need with an AUP engagement

    Year End 2018
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: A full-scale audit serves as a detailed and reliable snapshot of the business’s entire operations. But if a lender needs specific, targeted information on a potential problem, or set of problems, he or she should consider hiring a CPA to perform certain “agreed-upon procedures” (AUPs). This article outlines the differences between AUPs and audits and uses a hypothetical example to illustrate how an AUP works. It also notes that an AUP engagement can help lenders selectively investigate and identify issues that may benefit from immediate action.

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  • Identity crisis – How experts identify alter ego companies

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Rather than give up on defendants that appear to have limited financial resources, plaintiffs may assert that the companies are nothing more than “alter egos” for more solvent companies. This article identifies various red flags of alter ego companies, such as combined corporate structures, shared advisors and numerous “related party” transactions. The existence of these factors may, in turn, persuade a court to “pierce the veil” of a corporation or limited liability company (LLC).

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  • Boo! Solving the mystery of the phantom employee

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: Ghosts in a business’s payroll record may be costing them thousands of dollars in bogus salary and bonus expense each year. This article explains how phantom employee frauds work, including the warning signs and tips to help businesses “exorcise” phantom employees from their books.

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  • Rounding up recent accounting developments

    April / May 2015
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Keeping up with changing accounting standards is critical to every public company’s well-being. That’s why you need to consider two recent developments affecting pushdown accounting and extraordinary items. Pushdown accounting refers to the practice of adjusting an acquired company’s standalone financial statements to reflect the acquirer’s accounting basis rather than the target’s historical costs. This article discusses when it might be appropriate and describes FASB’s elimination of the concept of “extraordinary items” from GAAP.

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  • Teaming up with local businesses to build a healthier community

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: Community hospitals have the tools and knowledge to help employers keep their employees healthy. So it makes sense for them to team up with local businesses to build a healthier community. This article discusses how to partner with employers to institute a health improvement program for their workforce.

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  • When it comes to retaliation claims, severity counts

    March / April 2013
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: A postal worker taking medication for schizoaffective disorder faced insults from his supervisors due to his slow work pace, which was induced by the medication. As this article describes, he eventually resigned, and then sued. After losing two claims at the district court level, he appealed the claim of retaliatory harassment leading to constructive discharge. While the First Circuit sympathized, it ruled that he couldn’t establish his prima facie claim because the actions against him did not meet the standard of “materially adverse.” Alvarado v. Donahoe, No. 11-1686, July 19, 2012 (1st Cir.)

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  • Why now is prime time for a fraud sweep

    November / December 2012
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: For many companies, the end of the calendar year is an ideal time to conduct a fraud sweep with the help of a forensic accounting expert. This article discusses the kinds of documents a fraud expert will scrutinize, how employee behavior can be a tipoff to fraud and how companies can deal with suspicions.

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  • Don’t let your good deeds go unrewarded

    March / April 2011
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: U.S. tax law is generous in providing tax deductions for charitable gifts — but the donor must be able to substantiate each dollar or asset given in order to receive a deduction. This article discusses the documentation requirements for different amounts of cash and noncash contributions and when it’s necessary to obtain an appraisal.

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  • 2 smart property management strategies for today’s economy

    September / October 2009
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: As the weak economy continues, real estate investors are taking a hard look at ways to maximize the profitability of property management. While some developers delve into management themselves, others are focusing their search on streamlined processes and cost-cutting measures. Fortunately, smart strategies exist that can help to achieve these goals. Two of the best: finding a good property manager and using Web-based property management software.

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  • The self-canceling installment note: A calculated risk

    Year End 2008
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: There are many estate planning techniques that minimize or even eliminate gift and estate taxes when transferring assets to family members. But, often, the most powerful techniques have a significant drawback: mortality risk. A person must outlive the trust’s term to realize the benefits. A self-canceling installment note (SCIN) is an option for those who are in poor health and not expecting to reach their actuarial life expectancy. This article discusses how SCINs work.

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  • Do you know how to price your products?

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Like most businesses, manufacturers must make enough profit on their product sales to generate an adequate return on investment. The difference for manufacturers is that setting prices based on margin information may not adequately reflect production time. A high-margin product that moves through the plant slowly may actually be less profitable than a low-margin product produced in half the time. This article examines several ways to approach pricing. (Updated: 3/20/12)

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