Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Proposed IRS Regulations Could End Most Valuation Discounts for Family Entities

On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed regulations, if adopted in their current form, essentially will eliminate all minority…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation

It’s All About Compliance

This Alert is one in an occasional series of articles providing tips about various topics which arise routinely with import and export transactions. These tips are published with the intention to aid international traders in…more
| International Law & Trade

Immigration Tips

10 tips to prepare for the most frequent immigration scenarios faced by startups: - If the company will be owned, in-whole or in-part by a foreign investor, immigration planning should start as early as possible – even…more
| Immigration Law

Corporate & Business Transactions Tips

Here are 5 tips for positioning the strongest possible partnership when starting your new company: - 1. FREQUENT AND DETAILED COMMUNICATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL. The most effective CEOs and CFOs are sophisticated communicators…more
| Business Organizations

Labor and Employment Tips

Here are 10 employment tips to prevent your start-up from losing ground before it gets started: - Make sure you understand the differences between employees and independent contractors and follow all legal requirements when…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

Important New Guidance on Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts

The Internal Revenue Service has issued important new guidance that can allow a charitable remainder annuity trust (CRAT) to qualify under Internal Revenue Code section 664 in a low-interest environment. Background…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Don’t Show Me The Money

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”) has prohibited employers from paying men and women differently for “work of like or comparable character” since 1945, nearly two decades before the federal Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) was…more
| Labor & Employment Law

4 Things Beneficiaries Who Receive IRS Form 8971’s Schedule A Must Know

When someone inherits assets, he or she is supposed to have a tax basis in the inherited asset for income tax purposes equal to the “fair market value” of the inherited asset at the date of death. The IRS is concerned that it is…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

IRS Confirms – No More Phone Calls (At Least Not Initially)

It has been somewhat of an epidemic. Lots of taxpayers have received calls from persons who claim to be from the IRS and who assert that the recipient of the call has an outstanding federal tax liability. The caller then…more
| Consumer Protection, Taxation

SEC Proposes Welcome Expansion of “Smaller Reporting Company” Definition

To the delight of many who have been lobbying the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) over recent years to increase the pool of public companies that can qualify for the scaled disclosure requirements available to…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Valuation Rule for Early Termination of Net-Income Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

Under Internal Revenue Code § 664, a qualified charitable remainder unitrust each year during its term distributes to a non-charitable beneficiary a fixed percentage (5% or greater) of the value of trust assets, determined…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation

TFTEA – Export Fee Refunds, Show Me The Money?

In an earlier alert, we discussed the various export incentives put into place with the passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (“TFTEA”). One long-standing benefit available to exporters is duty drawback,…more
| International Law & Trade

SOLAS: Saves Lives? Causes Ulcers?

On July 1, 2016, the Safety of Life at Sea (“SOLAS”) requirement for shippers to provide steamship lines with the verified gross mass (“VGM”) of each shipment takes effect internationally. While under development at the…more
| International Law & Trade, Maritime Law

Privacy Shield Takes More Hits

Just in the last week, both the European Parliament and the European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”) published findings holding the currently proposed EU-US Privacy Shield to be seriously deficient, and calling for further…more
| International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Santa Monica Ordinance Provides For Paid Sick Leave and Increased Minimum Wages

Santa Monica will become the first city in Southern California and the fourth in the state to enact a municipal paid sick leave law. The city’s Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage ordinance will take effect in two phases. The first…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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