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2015 Compensation Committee Handbook

Preface - The duties imposed on compensation committees of publicly traded companies have evolved and grown over time. This first edition of the Compensation Committee Handbook from the lawyers of the Executive...more

Tax Court Characterizes Technology Executive’s Merger Proceeds as Ordinary Income

On October 30th, the U.S. Tax Court ruled that a key executive of a technology company acquired by Google for $93 million was required to report a large portion of his merger consideration as ordinary compensation income....more

Back in the game: The rise of US M&A

US M&A is bouncing back - After a tough few years, acquisitions in the United States have seen a remarkable resurgence - The first half of 2014 saw a great dealmaking revival in the United States. Deal values...more

Appel: Corporate Inversions Could Mean Big Tax Bills For Shareholders  [Video]

Nov. 3, 2014 -- Allen Appel, Professor at New York Law School and Director of the International Tax Program, talks with Lee Pacchia about corporate inversions....more

Inside M&A - Fall 2014

Managing Compliance Risks in M&A Transactions - Buyers can acquire unintended and potentially very damaging liabilities together with target business or assets. Analyzing the financial situation of a target company,...more

Public M&A: End Of The False Dawn

With an increase in sizeable, highly strategic public M&A transactions in key markets, we assess the regulatory and market challenges now confronting bidders, from activist shareholders to bid defence mechanisms and tighter...more

Another Look at U.S. Federal Income Tax Treatment of Contingent Earnout Payments

The sale of a company in an M&A transaction often involves consideration to the selling shareholders that is deferred and contingent on subsequent events in the life of the company, such as the post-acquisition performance of...more

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisition Law News - Second Quarter 2014

In this issue: -Delaware Legislative Update -Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Facial Validity of Fee-Shifting Provisions in Bylaws of Delaware Non-Stock Corporation -News from the Courts: -Court...more

Final Noncompensatory Partnership Options Regulations Could Affect the Tax Treatment of Penny Warrants and Other Arrangements

Investments in partnerships (and other pass-through entities such as limited liability companies treated as a partnership) often involve the acquisition of warrants, options or other rights to acquire securities. This is...more

M&A Update: New Rules Will Limit Shareholders’ Tax-Free Treatment On Inversions

In what may be the first of a series of steps, the government took decisive action today to ensure that shareholders of US companies inverting by merger must pay tax on the transfer of their US company shares if they hold a...more

DQ’d: New Inversion Regulations Expand the Reach of the Public Offering Rule and Offer a Few Other Surprises

On January 17, Treasury and the IRS published new temporary and proposed regulations under Section 7874 of the Internal Revenue Code that expand the reach of the so-called “public offering rule” of Section 7874(c)(2)(B) to...more

IRS Relies on Rule from 1800s to Justify Tax Preparer Regulations

IRS Relies on Rule from 1800s to Justify Tax Preparer Regulations by Joseph M. Donegan on October 9, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service is pulling out all the stops to support a set of proposed rules that would allow it...more

All a Twitter: Why IPOs Are Back

All a Twitter: Why IPOs Are Back by Dan Brecher on September 24, 2013 Twitter, Inc. recently announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO). The news confirmsthat companies are increasingly deciding it's a good...more

Lobstermen Fall Victim to Supply and Demand

Lobstermen Fall Victim to Supply and Demand by Dan Brecher on September 13, 2013 Businesses of all sizes and in all industries must contend with the age-old economic principle of supply and demand. Whether your business...more

RESTRUCTURING A MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION TO IMPROVE PROFITABILITY AND EFFICIENCY

The Swiss Principal model has become an effective means to optimize the structure of multinational companies on a regional basis, maximizing efficiencies by restructuring EMEA-area procurement, distribution and sales...more

Judge May Be Close to Approving AMR Bankruptcy Plan

Judge May Be Close to Approving AMR Bankruptcy Plan by Joel R. Glucksman on September 12, 2013 AMR Corp. may be permitted to proceed with its plan to exit bankruptcy protection, despite the ongoing government lawsuit...more

So You Want to Start a New York Food Truck Business?

So You Want to Start a New York Food Truck Business? by Gary S. Young on September 2, 2013 Food trucks, a/k/a mini-restaurants on wheels, have become popular business ventures for food service entrepreneurs. However,...more

Stimulus-Backed Car Charging Company Close to Bankruptcy

Stimulus-Backed Car Charging Company Close to Bankruptcy by Joel R. Glucksman on August 29, 2013 ECOtality Inc., a U.S. Energy Department-backed maker of electric car charging systems, is teetering on the brink of...more

FTB to Clean Up Deferred Intercompany Stock Account Regulation

On July 25, the FTB held a public hearing on its proposed revisions to its regulation on intercompany transactions. The changes attempt to fix issues with the current rules governing Deferred Intercompany Stock Accounts...more

IRS Rules That A Partially Tax-Free Transaction Qualifies As ‘Covered Transaction’ For Purposes Of The Transaction Cost...

The Internal Revenue Service (the Service) recently released Priv. Ltr. Rul. 2013-19-009, which interprets the transaction cost regulations of Treas. Reg. §1.263(a)-5....more

New Section 336(e) Election Provides Additional Flexibility in Taxation of Stock Transactions

On May 15, 2013, the Department of the Treasury issued final regulations regarding a new election now permitted under Section 336(e) of the Internal Revenue Code that allows sellers to elect to treat transactions structured...more

Final Section 336(e) Regulations Allow Step-Up in Asset Tax Basis in Certain Stock Acquisitions

Final regulations were issued last month under IRC Section 336(e). These regulations present beneficial planning opportunities in certain circumstances....more

IRS Approves New Rules To Minimize Taxes Related to M&A Transactions

The Internal Revenue Service recently adopted long-awaited regulations intended to provide a new means of minimizing taxes in M&A transactions. The newly adopted regulations take effect on May 15, 2013, under Section 336(e)...more

Are You Using Your Holding Company?

Many banks formed holding companies in the late 1980s and 1990s. They had various reasons for doing this. Some formed a holding company to hold subsidiaries providing nonbank activities. Some used the holding company to...more

IRS Releases Legal Memorandum Addressing Stock Options and Other Transaction-Related Deductions

On January 28, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a generic legal advice memorandum (GLAM), AM2012-10, addressing the timing under the consolidated return regulations of certain deductions that commonly arise...more

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