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Why it is Time for an Annual “Checkup” for Both You and Your Company

by Jaburg Wilk on

Over the past few years many of you probably read my blog regarding having a checkup for you and your business. This does not involve the doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business...more

New Year, New You - What’s on Your Bank’s List of New Year’s Resolutions?

by Bryan Cave on

With the end of the year approaching, it is time to start looking forward to 2018 and putting together that list of New Year’s resolutions. This list of annual goals can be especially important for community banks because,...more

Here Are A Few Tax Planning Options for 2017

by Sanford Millar on

Congress passed and the president signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is the biggest tax reform law in thirty years, one that will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family and your business calculate your...more

Reminder: 2017 Bonus Deductions

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Companies may wish to take certain steps before January 1, 2018, with respect to 2017 annual bonuses. As has been widely reported, Congress has passed tax reform legislation lowering 2018 corporate tax rates and thus...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

Performance Evaluations Can Pose Trouble for Employers

by Cozen O'Connor on

It’s that time of year again. You know the one. Supervisors hurriedly completing performance evaluations at the last minute to avoid nasty emails from the HR Department about missed deadlines. Sound familiar? If so, your...more

Year end is an ideal time to review your estate plan

As of this writing, it’s still anybody’s guess as to whether Congress will enact major tax reform legislation affecting federal gift and estate taxes. This situation casts a large shadow over estate planning at the end of...more

2017 Year-End Estate Planning Advisory

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The fourth quarter of 2017 concludes a unique year in the planning arena. With the new administration and a Republican-led Congress in power, both taxpayers and tax professionals have kept a close eye on the potential for tax...more

Shorts on Long Term Care - October 2017 - News for the NC LTC Community

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The Citation of Immediate Jeopardy Deficiencies Against Nursing Facilities: Unforeseen Consequences - There are no words more feared by a skilled nursing facility Administrator during an annual recertification survey or...more

Employee Benefit Plans End-Of-Year Checklist – What Employers Need to Know

by Smith Anderson on

Fall is here, which means open enrollment is coming up and end-of-year deadlines are right around the corner. As we quickly approach the end of 2017 and the start of a new year, here are some deadlines that employers will...more

Time to Prepare for the End of the Year - Part Three

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The year-end is rapidly approaching! To avoid costly penalties from inadvertent errors in the year-end rush, plan sponsors should begin talking with their service providers now about what must be done by year-end. Our first...more

Time to Prepare for the End of the Year - Part Two

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The end of the year is rapidly approaching! To avoid costly penalties that can arise from inadvertent errors in the year-end rush, plan sponsors should begin talking with their service providers now about what must be done by...more

Time to Prepare for the End of the Year - Part One

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The end of the year is rapidly approaching! To avoid costly penalties that can arise from inadvertent errors in the year-end rush, plan sponsors should begin talking with their service providers now about what must be done by...more

Trio of Recent Decisions on the I v. I Exclusion Should Remind Policyholders to Annually Review the Language in Their Policy to...

D&O policies vary quite a bit from carrier to carrier, and language on “standard” exclusions can change from year to year. Accordingly, it is important to do a yearly review of your D&O policy to make sure your company has...more

Five Workplace New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

by Snell & Wilmer on

With the New Year comes the annual tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions—along with the annual tradition of breaking those resolutions by the second week of January. Even if last year’s Christmas tree survived longer...more

Why is it Time for an Annual Checkup for Both You and Your Company 2016 Version

by Jaburg Wilk on

Over the past few years many of you probably read my blog regarding having a checkup for you and your business. This does not involve the doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business...more

Trademarks - New Year, Clean Start

As 2016 draws to a close, now is the perfect time to slow down (or at least try), wrap up loose ends, and plan for the promise and possibility of a new year. For businesses, the holidays are a particularly good time to...more

MarkIt to Market® - December 2016

The December 2016 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® includes practical tips for businesses trying to kick-start the year with an annual year-end trademark audit and lists the new gTLD Sunrise periods. Please...more

Year End Tax Planning 2016

Proper year-end planning can help alleviate any unnecessary tax burden. While little happened in the way of tax legislation in 2016, there are certain tax breaks from which you may benefit and certain strategies that can be...more

Preparing for a new year: Take time now for a quick estate plan review

Year end is the time to make certain estate planning provisions to protect the interests of heirs and minimize potential estate tax liability. It’s also a good time to conduct a quick review of your estate plan. This article...more

2016 Year-End Estate Planning Advisory

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

In 2016, we continued to experience a period of relative stability in our federal transfer tax system and have been able to plan without expecting imminent significant changes to the system. Under the American Taxpayer Relief...more

2016 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List Qualified Retirement Plans (Part 3)

by Snell & Wilmer on

As 2016 comes to an end, we are pleased to present you with our traditional End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists. Like last year, we are presenting our “To Do” Lists in three separate Employee Benefits Updates. Part 1 of...more

2016 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 1) Executive Compensation

by Snell & Wilmer on

As 2016 comes to an end, we are pleased to present you with our traditional End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists. Like last year, we are presenting our “To Do” Lists in three separate Employee Benefits Updates. Part 1 of...more

"Corporate Finance Alert: 2017 SEC Filing Deadlines for Companies With December 31, 2016 Fiscal Year-End"

As the end of the year approaches, reporting companies should be aware of the various SEC filing deadlines for 2017. Companies also should be mindful of the 2017 financial statement “staleness” dates (when financial...more

Your Estate Planning New Year’s Resolution Checklist (Update)

by Bryan Cave on

(This is an updated post from December 2014) Need a New Year’s resolutions to kick start 2016? Here is an idea you probably hadn’t considered: review your estate planning documents. If you are like most people,...more

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