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The Construction Advantage – Issue 2

We hope you enjoy Bernstein Shur’s second edition of The Construction Advantage. This newsletter will provide you with insight into the current legal issues in construction, news and updates. Our goal is to provide practical...more

The Stimulus Shall Continue: IRS Gives OK to Current Refundings of Recovery Zone Facility Bonds

The Internal Revenue Service has announced in Notice 2014-9 that current refunding issues of Recovery Zone Facility Bonds qualify as tax-exempt provided that the current refunding issue meets certain requirements. Generally,...more

IRS Releases Guidance on Current Refunding of Recovery Zone Facility Bond Issues

On January 13, 2014, the IRS released Notice 2014-9 which contains guidance on the refunding of Recovery Zone Facility Bonds (“RZFBs”) with another issue of RZFBs if certain conditions are met....more

Renewable Energy Update -- September 12, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus -- DOE's Loan Programs Office has financed $16 billion in renewables, and more is coming: Renewable Energy World - Aug 24 - The Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office (LPO) has loaned $16...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2013: Waiver of Class Action Remedy Enforced Even Though Anticipated Costs of Individual...

In American Express Company v. Italian Colors Restaurant, a non-employment case, the Supreme Court enforced a class action waiver in an American Express (“AMEX”) arbitration agreement despite a restaurant’s objection that the...more

DOE Releases New Protocols to Determine Energy Efficiency Savings

On May 15, 2013, The Department of Energy (DOE) released new protocols “Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures” to improve the credibility of energy efficiency savings estimates throughout the...more

U.S. Government Joins FCA Suit Over Allegedly Falsely Certified Paper Shredders

The United States recently joined ongoing False Claims Act ("FCA") litigation that shows the potential for significant liability in government supply contracts. These contracts require the use of products made in the United...more

IRS Issues Guidance on Application Process for Tax Credits for Manufacturers of Renewable Energy Property

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Recovery Act") added a number of significant new tax incentives for businesses engaged in the renewable energy market, including a program that provides a tax credit to...more

Treasury Releases Message on Impact of Sequestration on 1603 Cash Grants

On March 4, 2013, U.S. Treasury released guidance on the impact of the across-the-board spending cuts known as “sequestration” to the Section 1603 cash grant program. As stated in the message, payments under Section...more

Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Manufacturing Facilities Just Announced

In order to foster investment and job creation in clean energy manufacturing, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included a tax credit for investments in manufacturing facilities for clean energy technologies....more

Understanding Renewable Energy: Solar

This article provides an introduction to solar energy, including the different types of solar projects, the benefits and limits of solar energy and the federal and state programs that promote this technology. This article...more

Considerations For Tax Planning Opportunities Prior to December 31, 2012

This outline is not intended to be a comprehensive outline, but is intended to be a helpful resource summarizing the federal income tax and cited financial planning opportunities available before December 31, 2012 for...more

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