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What Is so Important About Blockchain?

by Carlton Fields on

It seems everyone today is talking about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. In this podcast, you're going to hear from David Adams, Matthew Kohen, and Justin Wales, who consult on these exciting emerging technologies....more

[Event] cyberSecure by ALM - Dec. 15-16, New York, NY

by cyberSecure on

Introducing ALM's cyberSecure — A two-day event designed to unite business leaders and the entire risk management team. Sessions and workshops will provide more than 1,500 attendees the insights and connections necessary to...more

[Webinar] Peeling Back the Curtain: Working with Your Legal Department to Optimize Your Relationship With Your Outside Law Firms -...

by Dickinson Wright on

The pressure between managing external legal costs and efficient execution of your company’s legal tasks while maintaining a successful relationship with your outside law firms can be a challenge. In this webinar, we examine...more

Minority Powerbrokers Q&A: Carlton Fields' Ann Black

by Carlton Fields on

Ann Young Black is a shareholder and co-chairwoman of the financial services regulatory practice group at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA. She counsels financial services clients on a broad range of insurance, securities and...more

Ritholtz: Insurance Regulators Should Oversee Derivatives

by Bloomberg Law on

March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Barry Ritholtz, CEO at Fusion IQ, and Tangent Capital Partners' Bob Rice talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the current state of the derivatives market and a recent initiative by ISDA to...more

Here is Something to Whistle About!- Reflections on the UBS Whistleblower - Tax Reduction and Deferral Strategies for Trial...

by Gerald Nowotny on

Over the last few weeks I have been diligently outlining tax planning strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income. These strategies have ranged from structured settlement arrangements using private placement...more

Tax Reduction and Deferral Strategies for Trial Attorneys – Part 5 : Structured Settlement Life Insurance – A Tax-Free...

by Gerald Nowotny on

In Part 5, I focus on the utility of the QSF from an investment funding perspective to illustrate how private placement life insurance can be used in a split dollar life insurance funding format in order to to create a...more

Trial attorney - Tax Planning Using PPLI and CLATs (Supplemental Presentation)

by Gerald Nowotny on

Part I of this series focused on tax reduction and deferral strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income using private placement variable deferred annuities in lieu of fixed annuities for structured...more

Tax Reduction and Deferral Strategies for Trial Attorneys – Part 2

by Gerald Nowotny on

Part I of this series focusing on tax reduction and deferral strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income examined the use of private placement variable deferred annuities in lieu of fixed annuities for...more

Tax Reduction and Deferral Strategies for Trial Attorneys - Part 1

by Gerald Nowotny on

Trial attorneys are extremely vulnerable to changing tax landscape which is quickly becoming hostile territory. As the Bush tax cuts are due to expire at the end of December 2012, the tax increases will further erode trial...more

Australian Firms and the international challenge

by stephen moss on

One thing is for certain: the legal services sector is in the early stages of a seismic shift. Law firms that do nothing in the face of this changing landscape, do so at their peril. Let me describe the context of the...more

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