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News & Insights

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Cybersecurity Attacks in the Real Estate Sector: Business Email Compromise

February 18, 2019

Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a sophisticated scam which targets businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments. The Email Account Compromise (EAC) component of BEC targets the individuals that perform wire transfer payments. 

Trend Watch: Developments in the NYC Real Estate Market

February 18, 2019

NYC real estate made plenty of headlines last year– and the rapidly shifting market trends show no sign of slowing down in 2019. 

Aggregation & Netting Under Section 199A

February 18, 2019

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed on December 22, 2017, there were many questions that arose, especially in with regard to the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction. 

Project Owner’s Guide to Analyzing Change Orders

By Georgia Stamelos  |  February 15, 2019

A thoughtful and well-executed contract is the best start to any construction project, but equally important is making sure the terms of the contract are being adhered to at every turn.

Real Estate Perspectives, Winter 2019

February 15, 2019

In this issue of Real Estate Perspectives, featured articles discuss new partnership audit rules, qualified opportunity zones, Section 199A and more.

Westchester Partner Michele Lazzara Featured Among “Powerful Women in Business”

By Michele A. Lazzara  |  Feb 12, 2019

The “Powerful Women in Business” issue of Westchester County Business Journal featured Partner Michele Lazzara.

The Stoler Report: Major Changes in Commercial Real Estate in the Past Decade

By Darya Shneyder  |  Feb 11, 2019

Watch Darya Shneyder, Partner in the Real Estate Group, as she appears on The Stoler Report to discuss what's happening in today's commercial real estate market.

Challenging Your NYC Property Value Assessment May Be Easier Than Ever

By Darya Shneyder  |  Feb 11, 2019

Real Estate Partner Darya Shneyder examines a new measure making it easier to challenge NYC property assessments for the Commercial Observer.

What New York Taxpayers Need to Know About the New Tax Landscape

By Joseph M. Giampapa  |  Feb 6, 2019

Tax Partner Joseph Giampapa was featured in a Crain's New York Business roundtable discussion on ways the TCJA will affect individual and corporate taxpayers in New York.

The Stoler Report: Everyone Loves Opportunity Zones

By Michael W. Hurwitz  |  Feb 1, 2019

Watch Michael Hurwitz, Partner in the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth, as he appears on The Stoler Report to discuss Opportunity Zones.

NYC Makes it Easier to Challenge Property Assessments

By Darya Shneyder  |  January 29, 2019

Many real estate owners who just received their property value assessments from the NYC Department of Finance may find it easier to challenge those assessments this year.

Mordecai Lerer Published In CPA Journal On Taxation Of Cryptocurrency

By Mordecai Lerer  |  Jan 28, 2019

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies experienced record-breaking growth in recent years, leaving many investors and their CPAs grappling with uncertainty and surprise during tax season. In this article, Mordecai Lerer examines the tax implications and tax treatment of cryptocurrency.

The Stoler Report: Opportunity Zones

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  Jan 15, 2019

Watch Abe Schlisselfeld, Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth, as he appears on The Stoler Report to discuss Opportunity Zones.

Robert McGuinness featured in NJBIZ

By Robert McGuinness  |  Jan 14, 2019

Robert McGuinness, Director in Marks Paneth’s Commercial Business Group, was quoted by NJBIZ in an article that outlines the major changes both individuals and business owners can expect to face during this tax season.

Abe Schlisselfeld featured in Crain’s New York Business

By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  Jan 11, 2019

Abe Schlisselfeld, Co-Partner-in-Charge of our Real Estate Group, provided Crain's New York Business with his insights into some the latest trends in the accounting industry.

IRS Issues Interim Guidance on Excise Taxes for Nonprofit Executive Compensation

By Magdalena M. Czerniawski |  Robert Lyons  |  January 9, 2019

On Monday, December 31, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2019-09 offering interim guidance for nonprofit executive compensation under Section 4960 of the Internal Revenue Code, which imposes an excise tax of 21 percent (or current rate) on remuneration in excess of $1 million and any excess parachute payments paid by an applicable tax-exempt organization to a covered employee.

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is Changing Tax Strategies

By Mordecai Lerer  |  Jan 4, 2019

Marks Paneth was recently featured in Crain’s New York Business’s “Ask the Expert” series. The Q&A with Tax Partner Mordecai Lerer covered tax strategies that business owners should consider as they adjust to changes brought by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision.

The New Centralized Partnership Audit Regime

By Steve Brodsky  |  January 4, 2019

As previously advised by our Real Estate Group, 2018 partnership returns will be subject to a new IRS audit regime.

When to consolidate a not-for-profit’s interest in low-income housing projects

By Joseph J. Kanjamala  |  Jan 3, 2019

It is very common these days for not-for-profit (NFP) entities to sponsor affordable housing programs for the needs of the low-income community and the constituents the NFP serves. Among the various models of affordable housing programs available, the most common one is the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, created by the Tax Credit Reform Act of 1986.

Is it a Grant or a Contribution? FASB Has Now Made It Clearer

By John D'Amico  |  Jan 3, 2019

There has been a long-standing diversity in practice on how nonprofits accounted for grants, especially government grants. FASB has now effectively ended this diversity and clarified its guidance with the issuance of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, “Clarifying the Scope and Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Made.”

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