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  • Turning on a dime – How to evaluate borrowers pivoting due to COVID-19

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing relief legislation, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, many businesses have pivoted to reposition themselves and take advantage of new opportunities and directions to pursue. This article notes that lenders will have to pivot as well and offers suggestions on how they can evaluate borrowers’ pivot strategies to ensure that loans to these borrowers remain profitable. A sidebar suggests some ways lenders can help their borrowers rebuild financial strength.

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  • CARES Act tax provisions dealers should know about

    July / August 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: The CARES Act, signed into law in late March, contains several tax provisions that can still help auto dealerships that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This article discusses the payroll tax credit and deferral of payments, changes to NOL rules, and the increase in the business interest deduction limit. A sidebar explains how the act fixed a tax reform drafting error that involved QIP.

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  • CARES Act tax provisions dealers should know about

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: The CARES Act, signed into law in late March, contains several tax provisions that can still help auto dealerships that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This article discusses the payroll tax credit and deferral of payments, changes to NOL rules, and the increase in the business interest deduction limit. A sidebar explains how the act fixed a tax reform drafting error that involved QIP.

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  • Sink or swim: Precise patent language scuttles infringement lawsuit

    Year End 2019
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: Generally, using precise and careful language in a patent application is wise. But providing a precise numerical value can work against a patentee when it comes time to bring an infringement claim. This article discusses a recent case in which a boat manufacturer learned this lesson the hard way when it sued a rival for infringement. A short sidebar covers the doctrine of equivalents and whether this doctrine could save the patent. Cobalt Boats, LLC v. Brunswick Corp., No. 18-1376, May 31, 2019, Fed. Cir.

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  • Planning for a tax-efficient retirement

    May / June 2019
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: As this article explains, tax planning for retirement is critical to ensuring that savings last. Retirees are urged to estimate cash needs, coordinate Social Security benefits with other income sources and take required minimum distributions. They should also allocate assets into taxable, tax-deferred and nontaxable “buckets.” A sidebar talks about making charitable distributions from a traditional IRA.

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  • Now is the time to conduct year-end tax planning

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: The end of the year is often a good time for dealership owners to plan strategies for trimming their tax bills. Steps taken by December 31 can save big money come April. This article discusses some strategies that might be beneficial, including deferring income and accelerating expenses, reviewing inventory management, writing off uncollectible receivables and more. A sidebar discusses one commonly overlooked dealership tax-reduction strategy: making tax-deductible contributions to employees’ retirement plans.

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  • Leases and contract revenue – Get ready to roll out the new accounting standards

    Spring 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: Major accounting rule changes for leases and revenue recognition are expected to have significant impacts on how manufacturers and distributors report their financial results. This article explains what’s changing and when, as well as how the updates will affect financial statements. A sidebar lists five steps companies need to take to recognize revenue from customer contracts under the updated guidance.

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  • BDCs in the virtual marketplace – Could your store benefit from this specialized call center?

    July / August 2015
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: There’s renewed interest today in business development centers (BDCs) as a way to better handle the high volume of leads coming in from sources like the Internet and mobile devices. This article discusses the new role of the BDC, the importance of prompt and proper lead responses, and the value of having a cost vs. benefit analysis performed when adding a BDC to a dealership. A sidebar gives pointers for maximizing BDC results.

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  • Get your money off the bench – How contractors can monetize receivables

    March / April 2014
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: In the construction industry, long payment times are, unfortunately and increasingly, the norm. Under the right circumstances, however, a variety of financial solutions are available to remedy uneven cash flow situations, invest in expansion or pay off debt. This article explains that, besides obtaining a line of credit from a bank, it may also be possible to try “factoring,” which involves receiving an immediate cash payment through the sale of a receivable to a third party. A sidebar discusses various options for dealing with delinquent debt.

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  • Are you consistent? The importance of following procedural precedents

    May / June 2013
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: A 57-year-old Maintenance and Engineering Manager with a record of positive performance reviews found those reviews deteriorating after he came under a new supervisor. He was eventually fired and replaced by a 34-year-old who received positive reviews despite sanitation incidents on her watch. In addition, a series of hirings and firings favored younger employees. This article explains why the company’s failure to follow precedents and policy led the court to decide that the plaintiff should be allowed a trial on his claim of age discrimination. Hernán Acevedo-Parrilla v. Novartis Ex-Lax, Inc., No. 10-2276, October 10, 2012 (1st Cir.)

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  • It’s a privilege — Understand the ERISA fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege

    February / March 2012
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: Plan sponsors communicate with attorneys as to plan requirements and potential legal issues regularly. These communications may be subject to the attorney-client privilege, but then again, they may not. This article explains what ERISA plan fiduciaries must understand about the attorney-client privilege and its exceptions.

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  • How much should you be paid?

    Fall 2011
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: Among the tough decisions dealer-owners face at year end are how much money to take out of the business and how to split that amount between salaries, bonuses and dividends. Although owners’ compensation is somewhat discretionary, it needs to withstand IRS scrutiny. As this article explains, the IRS is looking for both over- and underpayments, depending on whether the subject company is a C corporation or a flow-through entity. A sidebar discusses other parties that have a vested interest in how much dealer-owners are getting paid.

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  • Reasonable royalty calculations demand sound expert analysis

    November / December 2010
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: Federal courts are cracking down on what they see as sloppy practices in calculating reasonable royalty damages in patent infringement cases. This article looks at one case in which an appeals court threw out an award of more than $500,000 and remanded the case for redetermination of damages. It explains the factors that led the court to determine that the award “relied on speculative and unreliable evidence divorced from proof of economic harm linked to the claimed invention.”

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  • 740 or bust: How to raise your credit score

    September / October 2010
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: Individuals with a solid credit score typically not only have access to lower interest rates on mortgage loans and credit cards, but — at a time when employers are increasingly running credit checks before making hiring decisions — also stand a better chance of landing a job. This article offers four steps to take to achieve a higher credit score, while a sidebar describes how to get a free credit report without being scammed.

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  • Look out! – Spotting the signs of a troubled deal

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 845

    Abstract: M&A transactions are long — and delicate — processes, and there’s plenty that can go wrong before they close. This article helps both buyers and sellers spot signs of trouble, such as cultural incompatibilities, employee battles over customer accounts and management positions, and unchecked rumors circulating among stakeholders, including vendors and investors.

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