Deborah Tellier

Deborah Tellier

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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EPA Issues Final Rule Clarifying CERCLA’s “All Appropriate Inquiry” Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has at long last issued a Final Rule which provides clarification to prospective purchasers of contaminated property regarding the standards and practices that are to be used for...more

10/9/2014 - CERCLA Contaminated Properties Environmental Site Assessment EPA Final Rules Real Estate Transfers

IRS’ New Form 1023-EZ Streamlines 501(c)(3) Applications

Streamlined? Easy? Rarely are these two words used to describe activities by the Internal Revenue Service. However, the regulatory landscape for small nonprofits seeking exempt status is changing, and on July 1, 2014, the...more

7/23/2014 - 501(c)(3) Form 1023 EZ IRS Non-Profits

EPA Proposes Clarification on CERCLA’s “All Appropriate Inquiry” Standard

Step by step, inch by inch. Slowly but diligently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been working to clarify what standards and practices may be used for conducting “all appropriate inquiries” (AAI) under the...more

6/24/2014 - ASTM CERCLA Environmental Policies Environmental Site Assessment EPA Superfund

RCRA Developments - What’s Hot, What’s Simmering?

EPA’s efforts to regulate certain types of wastes as hazardous wastes -- some decades in the making -- are starting to see the light of day. Ranging from “very hot” to “simmering,” a number of EPA’s rules under the Resource...more

4/23/2014 - EPA Hazardous Substances RCRA Waste Waste Disposal

Lessons from the IRS Firestorm on 501(c)(4) Political Organizations

The recent Internal Revenue Service scandal concerning the Agency’s handling of applications for certain tax exempt organizations has created a media frenzy and a forum for daily congressional mud-slinging. ...more

8/13/2013 - 501(c)(4) Exempt Organizations IRS Political Campaigns Political Contributions Political Scandals Safe Harbors

Protection and Goodwill – Documenting Charitable Contributions in the Eyes of the IRS

April 15th is just around the corner, and every year clients ask us what paperwork is needed to document charitable contributions. As a reminder, the IRS allows you to deduct up to 50% of your adjusted gross income donated...more

3/26/2013 - 501(c)(3) Charitable Donations IRS Recordkeeping Requirements Tax Deductions

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