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Real Estate Advisor, June 2011

By Harry Moehringer  |  June 16, 2011

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the June issue.

Nonprofit Agendas, March 2011

June 1, 2011

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Nonprofit Agendas. Click below for the March issue.

Factors to Consider When Hiring an Expert

May 26, 2011

Expert guidance and testimony play a central role in the late stages of legal proceedings, when experts provide reports and serve as witnesses concerning the substance of the case and the appropriate damages. In the hope of minimizing fees, many insurers often wait until the late stages to engage them.

See Don May's article originally published in Claims Journal May 26, 2011.

Nonprofit Agendas, May 2011

May 1, 2011

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Nonprofit Agendas. Click below for the May issue.

Published Commentary and Perspectives from Marks Paneth & Shron Professionals

April 6, 2011

This volume contains selections of our thought leadership output that were featured in leading journals, trade publications and/or our online library from the fourth quarter of 2009 through January 2011. The firm contributed significant thinking on a continuum of issues. The 20 articles in this compendium address such subjects as the new tax enforcement environment; valuation issues related to hedge fund dissolution; the boom in global start-ups and the importance of fresh-start reporting for companies emerging from bankruptcy.

Click here to download the pdf of the Published Commentary Perspectives from Marks Paneth Professionals.

Case Study: Assessing Damages in Lost Wages Claim

April 6, 2011

When an employee is terminated, injured or for some other reason unable to work, what wages has he or she lost? What damages should be awarded? The question is central to thousands of personal injury claims each year. The answer is by no means straight forward.

For Technology Start-ups, A Road Map is Essential and It Should Cover Every Stage of the Journey

March 10, 2011

 |  Steven Eliach  |  March 10, 2011

A technology start-up is a complex entity, even if its initial scale is small.

Careful planning is needed to arrive at a roadmap – not just for product development, marketing and sales, but also for a business model that ultimately will result in a great product market fit. The ideal roadmap is one that addresses the financial needs of both the entrepreneur and the business.

See Steven and Jeanne's article originally published in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel March 2011.

Real Estate Advisor, March 2011

By Harry Moehringer  |  March 1, 2011

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Real Estate Advisor. Click below for the March issue.

Marks Paneth to Co-Host Women's Initiative Webinar

Feb 2, 2011

On Wednesday, February 2, 2010, Marks Paneth, along with Moses & Singer, will host a one-hour Women's Initiative webinar entitled "Divorce and Collaborative Law: An Alternative to Litigation." Michele Lazzara will be the featured speaker from Marks Paneth.

Empowering Intellectual Property

By Glenn D. Sacks  |  February 1, 2011

Intellectual property ("IP") is an untapped frontier in value creation. The problem is the basic tendency regarding IP, including patents, as the single, proprietary, closely guarded holding of the patent developer. That tendency is fundamental to the patent system – indeed, to all property rights, because at the root, we are talking about patent ownership.

See Steven and Glenn's article originally published in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2011.

International Tax Planning - An Essential Step For Global Start-Ups

January 30, 2011

The same turbulence that has challenged the global economy has also created pockets of opportunity around the world. Simultaneously, entrepreneurship is at a high, as recent college graduates create their own opportunities, as layoffs at senior levels transform executives into entrepreneurs.

See Jeanne's article originally published in the January-February 2011 issue of Corporate Taxation, © 2011 Thomson Reuters/RIA. All rights reserved.

The Road Map of a Start-Up and the Entrepreneur

January 10, 2011

 |  Steven Eliach  |  January 10, 2011

A start-up venture is not just about product development, marketing and sales. It is a constant search for a business model that ultimately will result in a great product market fit. During the course of this endeavor, the financial needs of both the entrepreneur and the business can be complex. The financial needs of the entrepreneur and the business model run on two parallel paths and can change substantially over the life cycle of the venture.

Where in The World is My Business? Taxable Presence and the Global Start-up

December 10, 2010

You are probably comfortable – even energized – by the idea that your business can easily reach beyond geographic boundaries. Thanks to the Internet, even as a start-up, you can do business around the world, selling goods and services, quickly setting up offices to help you penetrate new markets, and moving employee teams into critical locations to put them closer to the marketplace.

Don't Pay Tax Twice on Each Dollar of Earnings!

December 10, 2010

Many experienced entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who have successfully operated in the past in their local environment are unaware of the tax pitfalls involved in cross-border transactions. It is easy to fall prey to serious missteps and to pay tax to more than one government for the same dollar of earnings.

Tax Alert: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010

December 1, 2010

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 extends and expands a wide variety of valuable tax breaks for individuals and businesses. It also provides some good news for those concerned about estate tax liability. This Marks Paneth Tax Alert provides highlights of the provisions of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010.

An Alternative Approach to a Critical Issue in Employment: Identifying and Correcting Potential Disp

December 1, 2010

Employers define human resources policies and practices and make employment decisions that, while based on legitimate business decisions, may have a disparate effect on different groups of employees. A hypothetical example of selections for a proposed reduction in force (RIF) illustrates how an evaluation can reveal a disparate impact of a protected class group. Unveiling potential disparities before the implementation of the proposed RIF allows management to revise the goals, objectives, and the planning of the selections for termination, correcting a potential disparate effect of protected class groups, and minimizing the likelihood of legal disputes.

See Josefina's article originally published in Employee Relations Law Journal, Winter 2010.

Marks Paneth Sponsors Albany Reform Event

Dec 1, 2010

Marks Paneth recently sponsored a New York Observer breakfast conversation on What it Will Take to Reform Albany Under New York's New Administration. The event took place at Club 101 in New York City and featured speakers Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch and Former Mayor Ed...

Mitigating Corporate Fraud Roundtable

November 30, 2010

Cases of corporate fraud have become more prevalent since the worldwide economic downturn, with a rise in financial and accounting fraud, money laundering, bribery, insolvency-related fraud, market abuse, and other violations. Meanwhile, regulators have intensified anti-corruption laws and their enforcement. Companies need to address the issue with an effective anti-fraud program.

Real Estate Financial Reporting: Understand the Differences Between US GAAP Versus Income Tax Basis

November 30, 2010

US generally accepted accounting principles and income tax basis accounting often yield very different financial reporting results; real estate companies need to understand what the choices mean for their business and apply what best serves their needs.

See Susan's article originally published in The Real Estate Finance Journal, Winter 2011, copyright 2010 Thomson Reuters.

Nonprofit Agendas, November 2010

November 18, 2010

Marks Paneth has published the latest issue of Nonprofit Agendas. Click below for the November issue.

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