How to avoid common intellectual property missteps

Alexis Dillett Isztwan of Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC, explains the risks and consequences of infringing on intellectual property as well as how to avoid missteps.

A proactive approach is best when considering your company’s future

It’s not a question of if a business owner will exit his or her business, but more a question of when, says Mark Metzler, a director and Certified Exit Planning Adviser (CEPA) at Kreischer Miller. A recent Exit Planning Institute (EPI) survey indicates 76 percent of business owners plan to transition over the next 10 […]

Congress has permanently extended a number of popular tax breaks

For many years, business tax planning has been a frustrating exercise as a number of popular tax breaks commonly known as “extenders” would expire, only to be retroactively extended in December of the subsequent year. Businesses would go the entire year not knowing whether Congress would extend these tax breaks or not. As you can […]

The basics of Hart-Scott-Rodino and how to avoid potential pitfalls

Companies that are unfamiliar with the coverage of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR) compliance may encounter legal pitfalls. Jill Bellak, a member of Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC, addresses what to look for to avoid them.

The rules are about to change the way family businesses are valued

The IRS has released proposed regulations that will significantly change the way family businesses are valued by discontinuing valuation discounts. At this time, however, there is still the opportunity to use valuation discounts to reduce the tax burden when transitioning family-owned entities, at least for a couple more months. “If you have any interest in […]