• 08.25.16

    Proposed 2704 Regulations Attack Valuation Discounts

    The IRS has expanded the scope of IRC Section 2704 by issuing proposed regulations that seek to limit the availability of valuation discounts for transfers of interests in family-controlled entities.

  • 05.23.16

    Partners Are Not Employees, Yet

    Recently the IRS issued guidance in the form of temporary and proposed regulations clarifying that individuals who are partners in a partnership that itself owns a disregarded entity are not to be treated as employees of the disregarded entity for various tax law purposes.

  • 02.12.16

    PATH Act Amends FIRPTA

    Congress enacted the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) in 1980 to impose U.S. income tax on certain foreign persons that invest in United States real property interests (USRPI).

  • 01.26.16

    The Built-In Gains Tax

    Many business owners are aware that, if a business is operated through a C corporation, the corporation pays tax on the profits and, when the profits are distributed to the shareholders in the form of dividends, the shareholders pay tax on the dividends.

  • 01.22.16

    New Basis Reporting Requirements for Executors and Others Who File Estate Tax Returns

    Statutes imposing new reporting requirements on executors and others who file estate tax returns were tacked onto a transportation and veteran's healthcare bill passed by Congress and signed into law last July.

  • 12.21.15

    Congress Takes the FAST Lane to Important Securities Reforms

    On December 4, 2015, the President signed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, better known as the FAST Act, which had been approved by a bipartisan Congress.

  • 11.18.15

    Keeping Faith With Your Investment Banker

    Fairness opinions are a long-established fixture of the public M&A deal process.

  • 07.20.15

    Estate Tax Portability: Panacea or Potential Peril?

    In 2013, Congress made the estate tax portability rules permanent. Some predicted this would negate the need for advanced estate planning, but two years later, it is clear that portability is not a panacea even for smaller estates. 

  • 07.02.15

    Ouch! SEC’s Proposed Executive Compensation Clawback Rules Carry a Sting

    On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed long-awaited rules to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 mandating any company whose securities are listed on a national securities exchange to adopt and enforce a policy ...

  • 04.30.15

    SEC Announces Pay Versus Performance Proposal

    On April 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the long-awaited proposal to disclose the relationship between executive pay and a company’s financial performance (the Pay to Performance Proposal).

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