The Deal Video: Pepper Hamilton's Ed Dartley Talks Valuations
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA): Recap and What to Expect in 2014
Polsinelli Podcast - The State of Bank Deals in 2014
Thomson Reuters Session 2: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Thomson Reuters Session 1: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 66, Visit with Virna De Palma from TRACE
Did the IRS Just Help or Hurt the Bitcoin Economy?
Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 43, Interview with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 42, Interview with Patrick Taylor of Oversight Systems on Transaction Monitoring
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues
New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations
Highlights from the Oral Argument in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
Episode 41-Interview with John Champion, leadership lessons from Captain Kirk
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 40, Interview with Adam Turteltaub
The tax treatment of amounts paid out of failed Ponzi schemes is once again in the news. In Roszko v. The Queen (2014 TCC 59), the Tax Court of Canada allowed the taxpayer’s appeal and held that amounts paid out of a...more
Government enforcement efforts in 2013 produced major settlements of matters relating to the global financial crisis, high-profile insider trading convictions, near-record amounts of FCPA settlements, and new pledges of...more
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently held that third-party fraud committed on a partnership’s tax return did not extend the three-year statute of limitations period for assessment of income taxes, a decision that...more
This month we return to the age-old question – "What makes someone a fiduciary?" As Nicole Eichberger explains, the Seventh Circuit reminded us that the meaning of a "functional fiduciary" depends on exercise/conduct in...more
Fiduciaries, like trustees and conservators, may face personal liability for wrongful acts in administering estates. Among the liabilities that a fiduciary may face is to the IRS for wrongful distributions such as those made...more
There may have been a time when inheriting an unreported offshore financial account was not problematic; but not today. The executor/trustee of the estate of the decedent has fiduciary responsibility to IRS and faces personal...more
In This Issue: Financial Industry Developments; Rating Agency Developments; RMBS and Other Securities Litigation; and, European Financial Industry Developments.
In a ruling handed down May 6, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal ordered that portions of a Crown pleading be struck out for suggesting that a deduction may be disallowed on the basis that the conduct of the taxpayer in...more
For more than thirty years, I’ve driven by, but never stopped at, the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Victorville, California. The museum eventually relocated to Missouri but reportedly did not survive for long. Despite...more
On March 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed (with costs) the application for leave to appeal in the case of Donna M. Johnson v. Her Majesty The Queen....more
In This Issue:
- November Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts
- Keller v. United States, 5th Cir., No. 10-41311 (09/25/12)
This week, Miami-Dade County sued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Case NO. 12-CV-23917, styled Ruvin v. Federal National Mortgage Ass'n et al. and Harvey...more
In an unpublished opinion, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in U.S. v. Williams, reversed the district court’s holding that the taxpayer’s failure to file Form TD F 90-22.1 (“FBAR”) was not willful and in so holding, gave...more
Until recently, private-equity investment funds and international corporate groups investing in France enjoyed a very favorable tax environment, including inter alia the benefit of both EU Directives and the double tax...more
In this issue: The SEC’s Report of Its Sweep Examination of Retail Structured Products; RIC Commodity Ruling Update; and In re Lehman Brothers and Principal Protection.
Excerpt from 'The SEC's Report...':
The U.S. District Court in the Western District of Kentucky recently ruled in favor of plan fiduciaries that adopted a qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) for an employer’s tax-qualified retirement plans. In...more
Being a retirement plan fiduciary such as a plan sponsor or a plan trustee is like being a homeowner. Homeowners see their homes as a serious financial accomplishment and an important investment. Homeowners are unaware of the...more
Lawsuit against client's former payroll services providers, Compensation Solutions, which removed over half a million dollars from client's bank account in order to "pay itself" a claimed fee after termination of its contract...more
Lawsuit against client's former payroll services providers, which removed over half a million dollars from client's bank account in order to "pay itself" a claimed fee after termination of its contract by the client....more
This Opposition is in response to a Demurrer to a wrongful foreclosure matter. Specifically, it addresses the standing of the foreclosing trustee and alleged beneficiary to foreclose on the property. Here, MERS allegedly...more
The article reviews indicators and warning signs that should alert a taxpayer that what he/she is being told and/or sold is a tax scam that may put him/her at risk for severe civil or criminal penalties. Look at what...more
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