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Corporate Taxation

  • The Status of LLCs in Asset Protection Planning

    By:
    Gary Forster
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    Aug 1, 2022

    Limited liability companies (“LLCs”) have become the business entity of choice. The corporation has waned in popularity, likely due to the exposure of corporate stock to shareholder creditors. Although corporations insulate shareholders from “inside” operational liabilities, an indebted shareholder must generally surrender corporate stock to a judgment holder. The judgment holder then often becomes a shareholder (with all shareholder voting and liquidation rights).

  • Business Appraisal: Case Law Update

    By:
    Peter A. Mahler, JD, Esq.
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    Jul 1, 2022
    I recently had the privilege of presenting at the FAE 2022 Business Valuation/Litigation Services Conference on recent case law developments of interest to business appraisers, primarily involving statutory fair value appraisal proceedings but also involving contract-based damages and buyout disputes litigated in the courts of New York, Delaware, and several other states. For those who were unable to attend, this article covers much of the same discussed at the conference. 
  • Understanding Your Tax-Exempt Investors

    By:
    Ofer Lion and Dustin W. Lauermann
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    Dec 1, 2021
    It is a common misconception that “nonprofit” means “no profit.” However, not only is it acceptable for a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization to profit from their key activities (think: hospitals bills and university tuition), many have significant investment portfolios. In addition to traditional holdings of bonds and publicly traded stock, tax-exempt organizations increasingly seek and participate in private equity investments, opportunity funds, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), partnerships and joint venture deals.
  • New Power of Attorney Law

    By:
    Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq.
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    Jul 1, 2021

    For over a decade, New Yorkers have been using the New York State Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney (“2010 POA”) which also contained the Statutory Gifts Rider. The implementation and execution of the 2010 POA have been confusing and complex for most New Yorkers. 

  • Section 958(b)(4) Repeal and the Proliferation of the Constructive CFC

    By:
    Summer A. LePree, Esq., JD, LLM (taxation) and Jeffrey L. Rubinger, Esq., JD, LLM (taxation), CPA (inactive)
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    Jun 1, 2021
    The impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was particularly significant in the cross-border context, where taxpayers and practitioners saw drastic changes come into effect almost overnight. One of the most disruptive and wide-reaching changes was the repeal of Section 958(b)(4), which historically had prevented the downward attribution of stock from foreign persons to U.S. entities in the context of the U.S. controlled foreign corporation (CFC) provisions.
  • The U.S. Taxation of Foreign Pensions

    By:
    Christopher Callahan, Esq., LLM, JD
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    Mar 1, 2021

    This article presents a summary of the U.S. tax and reporting obligations with which a U.S. citizen must comply in connection with his or her interest in a foreign defined contribution plan that is organized by active companies with numerous employees. Any references in this article to a “foreign plan,” a “foreign pension,” or similar phrases are meant to describe such plans.

  • Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation as an Employee Retention Tool

    By:
    Joshua P. Friedlander, Matthew E. Rappaport, JD, Esq., LL.M., and Daniel P. Knudsen, Esq., LL.M.
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    Dec 1, 2020
    Even in a labor market and greater economy ravaged by coronavirus disease (COVID-19), good help is still hard to find.  Business owners might be focusing on how to navigate the pandemic and keep the company alive, but the threat of a competitor poaching an enterprise’s best people looms in the background.  Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to losing their best people because a larger competitor could offer a lucrative package to entice even the most loyal employee to jump ship.
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