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February 05, 2016

Compliance and Regulatory Services ('CARS') Hot Topics for February 2016

Highlights of the DOL’s proposed fiduciary duty definition. If adopted as proposed, it will have a far reaching impact on investment advisers’, broker-dealers’ and, potentially, plan administrators’ business practices related to ERISA plans including 401(k) plans and IRAs. More

February 04, 2016

2016 Personal Tax Guide

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH) extends many of the tax incentives and tax credits which had expired. Some of these tax incentives have been permanently extended. Our guide provides extensive coverage of PATH to assist in tax planning. More

February 04, 2016

Healthcare Practice Strategies - Winter 2016 - Keeping It Legal: Negotiating a Workable Non-Compete

Restrictive covenants, also known as non-compete agreements, are not new. In several high-profile cases, courts have struck down overly restrictive covenants. Some providers mistakenly assume that non-competes are unenforceable and are not a concern when negotiating employment contracts. More

February 04, 2016

Healthcare Practice Strategies - Winter 2016 - Payment Matters: The Challenge of the New 'Self-Pay' Patient

In the era of high-deductible health plans, self pay increasingly means a patient who has insurance but still has a substantial financial responsibility before coverage kicks in. Here are some best practices for collecting what the new self-pay patient is responsible for. More

February 04, 2016

Healthcare Practice Strategies - Winter 2016 - Preventing Fraud at the Front Desk

Establishing good cash management practices is a vital defense against theft and fraud. As patient financial responsibility increases, so does the flow of cash through your practice. Be sure to have some cash controls in place. These controls may include the following. More

January 28, 2016

Pinsky, Herzka Take Pulse of New York Market

From rising interest rates to instability overseas, it’s difficult to see how commercial real estate might be impacted. Our real estate services co-chair Aaron Kaiser and Mintz Levin New York office head of real estate and communications Jeff Moerdler led the panel discussion. More

January 28, 2016

Dealer Insights - January-February 2016 - NQDC Plans: Saving More for Retirement

Boost your retirement savings with a nonqualified deferred compensation plan. They do not have to comply with ERISA nondiscrimination rules and are not subject to IRS contribution limits and distribution rules that apply to qualified retirement plans. More

January 28, 2016

Dealer Insights - January-February 2016 - Franchise Fever: Take These Steps Before Changing Your Brand Lineup

Taking on another cor switching one of your existing franchises for another may, or may not, be a smart move for your dealership. Here are some tips to help you look at your options. A CPA can help you with an objective analysis of the proposition and expected outcomes. More

January 28, 2016

Dealer Insights - January-February 2016 - Should You Consolidate Your Common-control Leasing Agreements?

In the past, it was cumbersome for dealerships to set up a separate leasing entity for real estate or heavy equipment investments. It’s easier now to create a separate legal entity as an effective way to achieve various tax and financial planning objectives or to limit your legal liability. More

January 28, 2016

Dealer Insights - January-February 2016 - Heads Up on Increased IRS Penalties, New CFPB Role

Dealerships IRS penalties for the 2016 tax year and a new regulatory arrangement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which now oversees nonbank auto lenders’ and automakers’ captive finance units. A look at the Trade Preferences Extension Act and potential tax penalties. More

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