March 25, 2015

FATCA - Next Steps for Investment Funds in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands opened the Automatic Exchange of Information Portal for Cayman Islands Financial Institutions to register to notify the Cayman Islands of their status. Information for the registration of a reporting Cayman Islands financial institution. More

March 24, 2015

W-8s and Foreign Withholding Requirements - Are You Behind the Eight Ball?

With the enactment of FATCA legislation there are new rules, new forms such as W-8BEN-E and changes to old forms such as W-8BEN, W-8IMY and 1042 series. For firms operating internationally, FATCA compliance is now a part of life. Info on outsourcing to meet the requirements of FATCA. More

March 23, 2015

What Does It Take To Innovate?

2015-03-23  By Marc Fogarty, Partner To state the obvious, innovation is the heart of the technology sector. While many traditional businesses typically exploit a market niche or competitive vacuum, technology companies are often built around innovative “new” ideas or at least creatively re-imagined one


March 20, 2015

Financial Products Changes Recommended by Senate Finance Committee Democrats Worth Attention

The Democratic staff of the Senate Finance Committee issued a report addressing tax avoidance through financial products and deferred compensation. Topics include using collars to avoid paying capital taxes and avoiding income taxes by deferring compensation. More

March 19, 2015

Business Insurance: Are You Covered?

The difference between a business income insurance policy and a property insurance policy. Business income insurance is generally in addition to coverage under a business owner's policy. Factors that a business needs to be aware of when securing business income insurance. More

March 16, 2015

Compliance and Regulatory Services (“CARS”) Hot Topics

Hot topics in cybersecurity compliance for broker-dealers. An SEC cybersecurity examination of broker-dealers and registered investment advisors revealed many firms have addressed cyber risk but require improvement in their cybersecurity framework design. More

March 13, 2015

Up Close with Urban Planning’s Purnima Kapur

2015-03-13 Previously published in Real Estate Weekly Real Estate Weekly kicked off its annual Women’s Forum at the Wyndham New Yorker with a one-on-one interview with NYC Department of Urban Planning Executive Director Purnima Kapur, who was appointed to the position in June by City Planning Com


March 10, 2015

Why REITs?

Exploring the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) as a vehicle to facilitate the investment in real estate. Even though REITs are essentially corporations, they are afforded a significant tax advantage: only one level of tax on its earnings. Information on the tax advantages of the REIT. More

February 24, 2015

Dealer Insights - March-April 2015 - Is a Subprime Auto Loan Bubble Ready to Burst?

There has been a sharp rise in the number of subprime auto loans. some economists believe that fears of a bursting subprime auto loan bubble are greatly overblown. This article contains a list of considerations for avoiding problems with subprime auto loans at your dealership. More

February 24, 2015

Trends & Developments - Feb 2015 - Employee Benefits: Retirement Plan’s Form 5500 Is Done... Now What About Your Welfare Benefit Plans?

Most employers who have a qualified retirement plan understand the requirement to file an annual Form 5500 Return, but may not know the Form 5500 filing requirements for their welfare benefit plans. Failure to file Form 5500 can result in high penalties. More

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