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Will IRC Section 181 Come Back To Life … Again? And Why Would It Matter?


By Christopher A. Cacace  |  September 10, 2019

A renewal of Section 181 can only be looked at as a positive development for the entertainment industry because it gives production companies another alternative. As with any tax position, it’s important to have a good understanding of each available option. 

Marks Paneth Named Westchester’s Best Accounting Firm


Aug 20, 2019

Marks Paneth’s Purchase, NY office has been recognized as one of Westchester County’s favorite businesses, earning the title of “Best Accounting Firm” in 914INC. magazine’s inaugural Best of Business Awards.

Defeasance Deductibility in Commercial Real Estate


By Eduard Suleymanov  |  August 19, 2019

This article will explore the role of defeasance in commercial real estate transactions as well as the tax deductibility of a defeasance premium paid pursuant to a legal defeasance.

How the New Lease Accounting Rules Affect Landlords and Tenants


By Mark Cuccia  |  August 19, 2019

Mark Cuccia and Adeline Lee analyze how the new lease accounting standards, now deferred until January 1, 2021 for private companies, affect both lessors and lessees.

Pamela Cianciotta Featured in Long Island Business News


Featured: Pamela Cianciotta  |  Aug 19, 2019

Pamela Cianciotta, director in our Real Estate Group, was highlighted in the Long Island Business News feature “Who’s Who 2019: Women in Professional Services.”

What Building Owners Need to Know About the Climate Mobilization Act


By Deana L. Wetzel  |  August 19, 2019

As it contains a multitude of laws affecting New York City’s commercial and residential buildings, building owners and developers in the city should familiarize themselves with the Climate Mobilization Act now in order to understand any new requirements that they may need to comply with in the future.

Who are the Real Winners and Losers of the Reformed Rent Regulation Laws?


By Abe Schlisselfeld  |  August 19, 2019

Abe Schlisselfeld and Maya Khan examine the impact of The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, a historic piece of legislation that has transformed New York's rent regulation laws.

Christopher Cacace Featured in McClatchy DC


Featured: Christopher A. Cacace  |  Aug 19, 2019

Christopher Cacace, Partner-in-Charge of the Theater, Media and Entertainment Group, was recently featured in McClatchy DC Bureau in an article titled, “Your town could be the set for Hollywood Films- if SC allows more taxable breaks.”

Valuation Discounts Applicable to Real Estate Holding Companies (PART 2)


By Angela Sadang  |  August 19, 2019

In part two of this two part series, Principal and valuation specialist Angela Sadang discusses the discount for lack of marketability, or DLOM, with regard to real estate holding companies.

Real Estate Perspectives, Summer 2019


August 16, 2019

In this issue of Real Estate Perspectives, featured articles discuss the new rent laws, the Climate Mobilization Act and more.

Angela Sadang Featured in QuickRead


Featured: Angela Sadang  |  Aug 5, 2019

Angela Sadang, Principal in our Advisory Services group, was featured in QuickRead with her article “Valuation Discounts Applicable to Real Estate Holding Companies (Part I of II).”

Harry Moehringer Named 2019 Managing Partner Elite


Featured: Harry Moehringer  |  Aug 2, 2019

Harry Moehringer, Managing Partner of Marks Paneth LLP, has been named to Accounting Today’s 2019 Managing Partner Elite.

The Stoler Report: All You Need to Know about Investing in Opportunity Zones


Featured: Abe Schlisselfeld  |  Jul 29, 2019

Abe Schlisselfeld, Co-Partner in Charge of the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth, appeared on an episode of The Stoler Report to discuss what the additional IRS guidance regarding investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds that was issued earlier this year means to real estate investors looking to take advantage of the tax incentive program.

Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Statement 84: Fiduciary Activities


July 1, 2019

When people hear the word fiduciary, they associate several different activities with it, but mainly money or financial matters. The word, however, applies to any situation where someone places their confidence and trust in someone else.

Are You Ready for Your Upcoming Single Audit? The OMB Compliance Supplement Can Help


By John D'Amico  |  July 1, 2019

If your organization is subject to a Single Audit under Uniform Guidance, the OMB Compliance Supplement can be a useful resource.

What Does the Landmark Wayfair Ruling Mean to Nonprofits?


By Magdalena M. Czerniawski  |  July 1, 2019

In the wake of the Wayfair ruling, even exempt organizations should be mindful of their sales activities in various states and should aim to know and monitor state sales tax thresholds in order to stay in compliance.

NYC Introduces Higher Indirect Cost Reimbursement for City Contracts


By Joseph J. Kanjamala  |  July 1, 2019

The City of New York Health and Human Services Cost Policies and Procedures Manual is a bold step towards ensuring a reasonable indirect cost rate for New York's provider community.

The Benefits of Storytelling as a Fundraising Tool


July 1, 2019

A great story motivates donors to act on their emotions and inspire generosity. Incorporating storytelling can be an effective fundraising tactic to both raise funds and further an organization’s mission.

Commercial Observer Asks Abe Schlisselfeld for Insights into the NYC Real Estate Market


Featured: Abe Schlisselfeld  |  Jun 28, 2019

In a recent conversation with Commercial Observer, Co-Partner-in-Charge of Real Estate Abe Schlisselfeld contributed his insights on a number of issues affecting New York City’s commercial real estate market.

It’s Not Too Late To “Come Clean”— Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Is Still Available


By Paul Bercovici  |  Jun 28, 2019

Despite the September 2018 elimination of the 2014 OVDP, US individual taxpayers who have failed to report the existence of offshore assets and/ or to report income derived from such assets continue to have access to options to become compliant regarding such past failures.

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