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Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
Hot Topics for Waste-to-Energy Investors and Developers
Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Will The Debt Ceiling Standoff End Up In Court?
Corporate Law Report - Office Party Holiday Risks, Human Trafficking, the Fiscal Cliff, More
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Corporate Law Report: Obamacare Deadlines, $13M for Exotic Dancer Misclassification, 2013 Medicare Taxes, More...
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
How Do We Pay For Lower Corp Tax Rates?
Polsinelli Shughart Election Analysis and Legal Insight
Why choose Bennett Jones for your Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
What are the tax benefits of a Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
Why choose Canada for a Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
What is a Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Solyndra, Lehman, MF Global, ATP Oil, LSP Energy, Want Ads
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers
Cost of Voluntry Asset Disclosure Program
In This Issue:
- IRS Audits: Understanding Criminal Rights and Risks
- Amazing Clients®: Ravago: A Big Company with a Low Profile
- When is a Mom not a Mom?: De Facto Parenting in Massachusetts
- Can the...more
One benefit of conducting business through a corporation, limited liability company or other limited liability entity is the “shield” from personal liability that these entities generally afford stockholders, directors and...more
In This Issue:
- Death and Taxes? Recent Supreme Court Arguments in Gabelli v. SEC Concerning a General Statute of Limitations for Civil Fines May Also Affect How Long the IRS Has to Assess Penalties
On March 28, 2012, six officers of a New York-based environmental services company pleaded not guilty to charges that they conspired to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). The case is United States v. Deluca et...more
Nevada Secretary of State Announces Task Force
Last month, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller announced the formation of a task force to investigate registered Nevada business entities that are suspected of being...more
The 82nd Texas Legislative Session and the Special Session convened during June of 2011 did not generate any new material Texas taxes. There are, however, several important administrative and timing provisions1 that business...more
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued three notices, FinCEN Notices 2011-1 and 2011-2 and IRS Notice 2011-54, granting an extension of the filing deadline for the Report of...more
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called on the IRS and Federal Election Commission (FEC) to investigate the Commission on Hope, Growth and Opportunity (CHGO) on alleged violation of tax and campaign...more
Last week we described a new Voluntary Compliance Initiative (VCI 2) that the legislature passed as a part of Senate Bill 86, and we informed our clients and friends that we expected Gov. Jerry Brown to approve the measure...more
A company is legally separate and distinct from its members. It is ultimately an artificial creation and it acts through its servants or agents. The decisions of a majority of its members in general meetings are regarded as...more
The Case of U.S. v. Vogliano filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York is another in a long string of UBS related indictments. The story has a common pattern of shell corporations used to...more
Brief report os some Spanish Law updates December 2010 (civil law, commercial law, tax law and accounting)....more
Former newspaper mogul Lord Conrad Black has been fined $71 million in back taxes, penalties and interest charges by the IRS after his conviction on fraud charges. Black is currently serving a 6 ½ year prison sentence in a...more
The FBI and IRS have begun investigations into campaign contributions amounting to $239,500 for political action committees and area politicians including gubernatorial candidate Gresham Barrett and members of the Myrtle...more
An IRS audit that detailed irregularities in the operations of the Cesar Chavez Network could result in a criminal probe. The audit, which was released last month, highlighted the exorbitant salaries of the leaders of Cesar...more
Lawyers often have expressed or implied fiduciary oversight responsibilities in connection with the "family office" of wealthy individuals, families and private foundations. The term "family office" is commonly used to refer...more
The U.S. Department of Justice recently revealed the criteria for disclosure of account information made in the August 19, 2009, U.S.-Swiss Treaty Request, under the U.S.-Swiss tax treaty. This disclosure comes on the heels...more
The U.S. Department of Justice took another ethical black eye yesterday, this time from the 2nd Circuit Court
of Appeals in Manhattan. The court held — in a widely watched KPMG tax fraud case — that DOJ attorneys
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