Alan Kornstein

Alan Kornstein

McCarter & English, LLP

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Can Insurance Help You Pay for Coal-Fired Power Plant Decommissioning?

The environmental remediation costs of decommissioning a coal-fired power plant can be chillingly high—in one proposal we recently reviewed, the environmental costs of a 45-year-old plant with four ash ponds approached $30...more

2/19/2016 - Coal-Fired Plants Commercial General Liability Policies Environmental Remediation Costs Groundwater Notice Requirements Pollution Exclusion Pollution Liability Insurance Popular

Qualified Small Business Stock Tax Incentives Made Permanent

What happened? On December 18, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “PATH Act”), a measure that, among other things, retroactively renews, extends and...more

12/23/2015 - Early Stage Companies Gain Exclusion Qualified Small Business Stock Startups Tax Incentives Venture Capital

New Pennsylvania Law to Simplify Entity Transactions

Pennsylvania’s new Entity Transactions Law is expected to streamline the process of effecting certain fundamental changes or change of control transactions. Effective July 1, 2015, companies doing, or wishing to conduct,...more

7/14/2015 - Board of Directors Corporate Conversions Corporate Entities Corporate Governance Investors LLC New Legislation Reorganizations Startups

Employers: Properly Administer Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans, or You May Be Held Liable to Participants for Adverse Tax...

An employer’s liability to retirees for “improper” FICA tax withholding illustrates the importance of diligent administration of nonqualified deferred compensation plans. In the recent case of Davidson v. Henkel Corp.,...more

2/23/2015 - Deferred Compensation Employer Liability Issues FICA Taxes Withholding Tax

QSBS Tax Incentives Extended . . . For Now - Venture Capital and Early Stage and Emerging Companies Alert

What happened? - In the wee hours of December 16th, Congress passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (“TIPA”), a stopgap measure that, among other things, retroactively extends certain tax incentives...more

12/26/2014 - Capital Gains Gain Exclusion Qualified Small Business Stock Small Business Startups Stocks Tax Incentives Tax Increases

Ten things to do in the wake of this past weekend's severe winter weather

The recent severe winter weather left behind legal and financial problems even deeper than the snow. But it may also have presented you with resources for help that you weren't previously aware of. Businesses may wish to act...more

2/21/2013 - Business Interruption Construction Contracts Natural Disasters Property Insurance Retirement Plan Termination Clauses Time-Off Policies

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