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Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are accounting standards and procedures that are used by companies within a particular jurisdiction to prepare financial records and statements. These principles... more +
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are accounting standards and procedures that are used by companies within a particular jurisdiction to prepare financial records and statements. These principles are intended to create consistency in documentation across companies and industries. Consistent documentation assists investors to better analyze potential investments and assists regulators to detect potential fraud and/or wrongdoing. less -

Draft North Carolina Tax Legislation Released

by Smith Anderson on

On April 11, 2018, the General Assembly’s Revenue Laws Study Committee released a draft tax bill for possible introduction in the legislative session that convenes May 16. This Alert provides a summary of the more important...more

Bechtel National: Third Party Lawsuit Settlement Cost Allowability Remains Murky After Recent COFC Decision

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Contractor legal costs, including the costs to settle third party lawsuits (i.e., suits brought against a contractor by an individual or non-governmental entity), are allowable if the costs are reasonable, allocable,...more

Proskauer’s Study Examines 2017 IPOs

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Welcome to this fifth edition of Proskauer’s IPO Study. In it you will find our analysis of market practices and trends for U.S.-listed initial public offerings (IPOs). Our proprietary database and analyses now cover 462 IPOs...more

US-EU Covered Agreement: An Overview

On January 13, 2017, the then-US Secretary of the Treasury and the then-US Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress that they had negotiated a covered agreement with the European Union (EU). After a period of uncertainty...more

Financial Reporting for Foreign Private Issuers Before the SEC

by White and Williams LLP on

Under the current rules of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), foreign issuers are allowed to use International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) financial statements in their registration statements and...more

The Effect of Tax Reform on Financing Transactions: Thoroughly Review Your Company's Situation

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In general, the effects of the new tax law should be very favorable to most corporate borrowers. Nevertheless, there may be situations where a corporate borrower benefits economically from a lower tax rate and other favorable...more

Impacts of Tax Reform on a Company's Financial Statement

by Bryan Cave on

Recent tax legislation, generally referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), will have a significant impact on financial statement reporting. The Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017, and the financial...more

Impacts of Tax Reform on a Company's Financial Statement

by Bryan Cave on

Recent tax legislation, generally referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), will have a significant impact on financial statement reporting. The Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017, and the financial...more

Corp Fin Director Discusses Policy, Outreach and Future Areas of Focus

by WilmerHale on

Earlier this month, SEC Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman delivered the keynote address at the Practising Law Institute’s Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe. Director Hinman...more

Food for Thought, part 10

Below, a continuation of our bibliography of thought-provoking articles on issues related to right-sizing regulation, staying private versus going public, and related topics...more

Impact of Recent Tax Legislation on M&A Transactions

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

This post outlines at a high-level certain provisions under the recently enacted 2017 tax legislation (Pub. L. 115-97, the “Tax Act”) that may affect M&A Transactions. Some of these rules are very complex, particularly in...more

SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure—2017 Year-End Update

by Jones Day on

2017 will most likely be remembered as a year of transition, as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement actions indicate, at least in the near term, an emphasis on specific initiatives and retail investor...more

Reminders for Foreign Private Issuers for the 2018 Annual Reporting Season

by White & Case LLP on

This memorandum outlines certain considerations for foreign private issuers ("FPIs") in preparation for the 2018 annual reporting season. Part I of this memorandum discusses new developments and practical action items for the...more

FASB to Revise Accounting for Tax Act

FASB received unsolicited input from banks and insurance companies and related trade groups on the accounting for what is referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Based on the input, FASB has tentatively decided to revise...more

It’s Annual Report Time—Recent Developments and Trends for the Preparation of Form 20-F

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

It is now time for foreign private issuers to prepare their annual reports on Form 20-F. For companies with a calendar year-end, the Form 20-F must be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) by 1 May...more

Guide to Financial Statement Requirements in US Securities Offerings by US Issuers 2018

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The most frequently asked question at all-hands meetings for a securities offering is “What financial statements will be needed?” The question seems simple enough. But the answer is rarely straightforward. This User’s...more

New Tax Act Disclosures, Explanations and Examples

Disclosures regarding the new tax act, often referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA, continue to be prominent in SEC filings. Set forth blow is an explanation of the often obscure GAAP accounting driving many of the...more

Early Signing of Tax Bill Has Financial Reporting Implications

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Last week, President Trump signed H.R. 1 (New Act), the new tax bill amending the Internal Revenue Code to reduce tax rates, modify policies, credits, and deductions for individuals and businesses “to provide for...more

Congress Passes Final Tax Reform Bill: U.S. Tax Reform: The Current State of Play

With the affirmative vote in the House today, both Houses of Congress have now passed a final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, clearing the legislation for President Trump’s signature. President Trump is widely expected...more

Crowdfunding 101

by LeClairRyan on

“Crowdfunding” offers an option to startups and small businesses to raise capital, although it is a greatly misunderstood and misused term. It refers to the pooling of money from a crowd for the funding of a project or...more

Corporate Finance Alert: Filing a New Form S-3? What You Need to Know About the New Revenue Recognition Standards

The much-discussed new revenue recognition standards jointly issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to harmonize revenue recognition standards between...more

Year-End Public Company Reporting Update

by Cohen & Gresser LLP on

With Halloween and Thanksgiving, thoughts naturally turn to year end reporting obligations. Here’s a brief summary of some changes in reporting requirements that will affect U.S. public companies in the coming year, as well...more

SEC Chief Accountant at the 2017 ICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments

On December 4, 2017, the SEC’s Chief Accountant, Wesley Bricker spoke at the 2017 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments. Highlights of Mr. Bricker’s comments include the following: ..Ongoing Priorities....more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on SEC/Corporate, Broker/Dealer, Derivatives, CFTC and UK/Brexit/EU...

FASB Ceases Work on Proposal To Amend Definition of “Materiality” for US GAAP - As previously discussed in the September 1edition of Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) had...more

SEC Chief Accountant Offers Guidance to Audit Committees During Period of Change

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In a November 14 speech at the Financial Executives International 36th Annual Current Financial Reporting Issues Conference, SEC Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker commented on a range of topics, including effective financial...more

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