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  • Creating an education legacy

    March / April 2020
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 911

    Abstract: For many people, an important goal of estate planning is to leave a legacy for their children, grandchildren and future generations. And what better way to do that than to help provide for their educational needs? One way to do so is to establish a family education trust that invests in one or more 529 plans. This article details that strategy. A sidebar explains what happens when there are unused funds in a 529 plan.

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  • General contractor focus – Winning the subcontractor lottery with prequalification

    Winter 2010
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 911

    Abstract: Sometimes getting the right subcontractor for a job may seem like playing the lottery. But a good way for a contractor to win the subcontractor lottery is to prequalify the subs with whom they intend to regularly work. From there, having a sound scheduling system can go a long way toward getting the most from subs that make the list. This article offers tips on how to examine a sub’s financial condition and scheduling capacity, while a sidebar gives suggestions for subcontractors hoping to get prequalified.

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  • It’s not that easy: Determining how costs affect lost profits

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 911

    Abstract: Lost profits are a common measure of damages in commercial litigation, and in many cases they’re the only form of recovery that can truly make a plaintiff whole. Establishing the amount of lost profits requires the parties to estimate what the plaintiff would have earned but for the defendant’s alleged misconduct. This article takes a look at a hypothetical example of how lost profits can be determined.

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