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  • 12/13/2017
    Friedman LLP Awards Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Fashion Institute of Technology Student for Fourth Consecutive Year

    New York – November 30, 2017 – Every year, Friedman LLP awards one Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) student majoring in Entrepreneurship the Friedman LLP Entrepreneurship Scholarship as an acknowledgement of the student’s academic accomplishments. This year, FIT selected Allison Ackerman as the 2017 recipient. Ackerman, who will graduate from the...

  • 12/11/2017
    Friedman LLP's Linwood Office Gives Back This Thanksgiving

    This Thanksgiving, nine members of Friedman LLP’s Linwood office volunteered to deliver 30 thanksgiving meals to 30 families in Atlantic City in partnership with the Rotary Club of Somers Point. In total, the Rotary Club delivered nearly 100 meals. Friedman LLP donated $750, and employees in the Linwood office rallied...

  • 12/08/2017
    Jeffrey Resnick, CPA and Steven Bokiess, CPA Join Friedman LLP as Partners

    Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Resnick, CPA and Steven Bokiess, CPA have joined the firm’s New York office as Partners in the Fashion and Real Estate Practices, respectively. Jeffrey Resnick has more than 30 years of experience advising clients across a variety of industries, with a focus on...

  • 12/07/2017
    Friedman LLP’s Kevin Hyams Featured in Wall Street Journal

    Friedman LLP’s Kevin Hyams shares important insights in Wall Street Journal’s “Transparency International Questions Use of Corruption Index” article. In discussing the index Hyams states, “Indexes can also be a tool for cross-checking the results of a company’s risk assessment externally—a 'sanity check'.” To read more, click here!...

  • 12/01/2017
    Friedman LLP's Bob Graham Featured in MarketWatch

    Friedman LLP’s Robert Graham shares vital insights in MarketWatch’s “Uncle Sam is coming after your bitcoin gains” article. In discussing the IRS issue with Coinbase, Graham states, “It took the IRS until 2014 to issue rules about cryptocurrencies and how to view them for tax purposes. It is only a...

  • 11/30/2017
    Friedman LLP's Mike Greenwald Featured in Long Island Business News

    Friedman LLP’s Mike Greenwald shares insights in Long Island Business News in an article about “The Consequences of Saying ‘No’ to Nonprofits.” In discussing the potential change in not-for-profit tax exemption, Greenwald states, “Unlike a corporation that can, in theory, raise the price of goods and services, it’s more difficult...

  • 11/29/2017
    Friedman CyZen Launch Makes Waves Across Media

    The launch of our new cyber security consulting practice Friedman CyZen LLC, a wholly owned Friedman LLP company, has made big waves across multiple media outlets. Including, ROI-NJ, Markets Insider and CPA Practice Advisor....

  • 11/29/2017
    Friedman Donates $5,000 to Urban Arts Partnership on Giving Tuesday

    On November 28, Friedman LLP donated $5,000 to nonprofit client, The Urban Arts Partnership (UAP) in support of their powerful mission to close the achievement gap in under-resourced public schools. The event followed the firm’s FIRST-EVER social giving campaign, #Friedman Share to Care. Friedman donated $4 each time our Friedman...

  • 11/28/2017
    Introducing Friedman CyZen LLC Cyber Security Advisors

    New York — November 28, 2017— Top 50 accounting and advisory firm, Friedman LLP, expands its dynamic service offerings to include cyber security consulting with the launch of Friedman CyZen LLC (“CyZen”), a wholly owned company of Friedman. The goal of CyZen is to bring peace of mind to businesses...

  • 11/20/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Steve Xenakis, Senior Tax Manager

    What tax planning opportunities can I complete prior to year-end?

  • 11/17/2017
    NYSAE Member Spotlight: An E-Interview with Amish Mehta

    Friedman LLP’s Amish Mehta, CPA, Partner and leader of the Nonprofit Practice was recently featured in NYSAE’s Member Spotlight: An E-Interview. Catch the exclusive coverage here!...

  • 11/09/2017
    Michael B. Weicher Joins Friedman LLP as Managing Principal

    Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that Michael B. Weicher, J.D. has joined the firm's New York office as a Managing Principal in the Real Estate Group. Michael has more than 25 years of tax and business advisory expertise with a specialized focus in real estate and hospitality. He also brings...

  • 11/09/2017
    Friedman LLP Launches Office-Wide Health Initiatives

    Friedman is launching office-wide incentives that encourage employee commitment to healthy lifestyles. “Globalfit,” the firm’s new exercise reimbursement program, lets employees search online for discounted local fitness studios and gyms and submit their exercise activities to rack up rewards. In addition to Globalfit, Friedman announced its exciting new partnership with...

  • 11/06/2017
    Friedman LLP’s Kim Dula featured in Marketplace Radio

    Marketplace Radio featured insights from Friedman’s Kim Dula in an exclusive segment about Why accountants can't wait for the new tax bill. Dula states that the suspense and uncertainty around this new bill are “killing” her clients who ask, “Is it going to expire and is it going to come...

  • 10/30/2017
    Friedman LLP Ranked as #1 Best Places to Work on Long Island 2017

    Friedman LLP is proud to announce that the firm has been ranked number 1 on Best Places to Work on Long Island in 2017, click here....

  • 10/27/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Russell Gordon, CPA, CVA, Partner

    Is there a way to minimize taxes on short-term capital gains?

  • 10/27/2017
    CPA Practice Advisor Features Friedman Share to Care Social Giving Campaign

    CPA Practice Advisors spotlights the Friedman Share to Care Social Giving Campaign in support of nonprofit client, Urban Arts Partnership. Learn more about our first-ever social philanthropy campaign here....

  • 10/26/2017
    Friedman Featured in Fund Technology for US GDPR Implementation

    Friedman LLP’s Partner, Kevin Hyams, explores the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation for U.S. companies in an exclusive Fund Technology Magazine feature. “It has taken a lot of US operations by surprise… many of them are not aware of the full ramifications of GDPR and the consequences,” states Hyams....

  • 10/26/2017
    Friedman Featured in The Street on Board's Accountability when CEOs Face Sexual Harassment Claims

    In the wake of recent Sexual Harassment claims in Hollywood, Friedman LLP’s Kevin Hyams shares insights in The Street on how boards are unquestionably accountable when a CEO faces these claims. Kevin states, “Boards have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that no harm comes to the organization.” To read more,...

  • 10/25/2017
    Friedman LLP launches “Share to Care” social giving campaign!

    New York, October 25, 2017. In celebration of #GivingTuesday, Friedman LLP announced the launch of their first-ever Share to Care social giving campaign in support of its nonprofit client, Urban Arts Partnership (UAP). Friedman will donate $4 to UAP each time their #FriedmanCares Slideshow is shared on social media to...

  • 10/24/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Susanne Spinell Shuster, CPA, MST, Director-In-Charge, Outsourced Accounting 

    Should I stay or should I go? How you can transfer portions of your business to your child through gifting the business interest.

  • 10/23/2017
    Friedman featured in US News & World Report for Investing Red Flags

    Friedman LLP’s Harris Devor shares insights in US News & World Report on essential steps you can take to examine an investment as financial fraud becomes increasingly complex. To read more click here....

  • 10/13/2017
    Commerce Magazine: Best Practices Guide

    Friedman’s Co-Managing Partner, Fred Berk was featured in Commerce and Industry Associate of New Jersey’s Best Practices Guide for 2017 – 2018. Read about how the firm’s powerfully personal approach empowers entrepreneurs to reach their financial goals here....

  • 10/09/2017
    Friedman featured in Newsday for Must-know Guidance on Disaster Relief Donations

    In the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria alongside earthquakes in Mexico, many rush to aid those in need while others aim to capitalize on their misfortune. NY Newsday featured expert insights from Friedman LLP’s Amish Mehta on how to effectively donate to those in...

  • 10/05/2017
    Breaking News: Ominto, Inc. Appoints Friedman as New Audit Firm

    We are pleased to announce that Ominto, Inc. has appointed Friedman LLP as its new audit firm. Ominto is a global leader and growing company in the Cash Back e-commerce, marketing and entertainment industries. “Friedman is a firm of the highest quality and ethical standards and we believe their comprehensive...

  • 10/05/2017
    Gaps In Trump-GOP Tax Plan Hint At Loss Of Current Benefits

    What key details and policy goals are missing from the Trump Administration’s tax plan? Friedman’s Mike Greenwald highlights the seemingly intentional holes in the Trump-GOP tax plan, the reasoning behind them and their effects on current benefits in Law 360. Read more here. Download our exclusive tax reform white paper for key...

  • 10/02/2017
    Breaking News: IBREA announces Friedman LLP Bronze Level Corporate Partnership

    Alexandra Levin Kramer, President of IBREA shares, “We are very pleased to have Friedman LLP join us as a Corporate Member. They are leading in their field of accounting, tax, and business consulting when it intersects with blockchain real estate.” Read more about Freidman’s bronze level partnership with IBREA here!...

  • 09/28/2017
    Businesses Await Details of GOP Tax Overhaul Plans

    President Trump unveiled his tax reform plan, known as the “September Framework,” promising tax cuts to working class Americans and an increase in business spending. But how will this affect everyone in-between? Mike Greenwald shares his insights with Bloomberg Radio discussing the plan and its future impact on the rest...

  • 09/27/2017
    Scott A. Maier – In Memoriam

    The firm is deeply saddened by the loss of our partner, Scott Maier, who passed away on September 27, 2017. Scott’s more than 25 years of experience as an auditor, valuation specialist and business consultant added great value to both our firm and his clients. He will be missed by...

  • 09/25/2017
    What DC Chatter on Tax Code Reform Means for Real Estate

    While congress continues to prioritize tax reform in the Trump Administration, uncertainty and instability loom over the real estate industry, forcing them to adapt annually to new rules. Friedman’s Mike Greenwald shares his thoughts in the Commercial Observer about congress weighing in on the Internal Revenue Code and the changes...

  • 09/25/2017
    Why Renting Out Your Home Could Cost You Big Time

    Airbnb’s increasing popularity as a solution for homeowners to make money on unused space may actually be costing them by overlooking 5 essential things. Liz McGrath, Director at Friedman LLP, weighs in on paying income taxes on the rental and uncovers how expenses relating to the rental can be deducted....

  • 09/18/2017
    Four Questions on Partnership Audit Rules as IRS Hearing Nears

    Michael J. Greenwald shares must-know insights surrounding impending adjustments to the Partnership Audit Rules in an exclusive Bloomberg BNA feature. CPA groups hope for a delay in the effective date to voice their apprehensions and push for alternative modifications to the proposed rules. To discover the breaking issues surrounding the...

  • 09/18/2017
    3 Must-Know Tips to Continue Serving Clients Facing Credit/Bankruptcy Risk

    Is your business accurately protecting themselves from large clients facing credit and bankruptcy risk? Audit senior manager, Thomas Miranda shares exclusive insights in NJBIZ for business leaders serving clients facing financial risk. To discover methods you can use to protect your business, click here....

  • 09/06/2017
    What BioPharma Investors Need to Know about Financial Disclosure

    Stock News Now featured an exclusive article from Robert E. Fiorentino, CPA, Partner showcasing must-know financial disclosure insights for BioPharma Investors. For key tips on how to evaluate cash burn in one of the riskiest life science health sectors, click here....

  • 09/05/2017
    Because They’re Happy…

    An Inside Look at How Friedman LLP serves its fashion and jewelry customers best with a motivated workforce

  • 08/31/2017
    Estate Planning: Leaving a Home to Heirs While You’re Still Alive

    As baby boomers age and head into retirement, estate planning has become a thriving business. One of the most fraught questions in estate planning is how best to deal with our homes. Partner, Scott Testa shares exclusive insights in the New York Times on how the IRS calculates the value...

  • 08/31/2017
    Dealer vs. Investor: What factors are considered and why it matters

    When real property is sold for gain or loss, an important question to ask is whether the seller is a dealer or investor in real property. To read Andrew Cohen’s exclusive feature in Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal on the differences between dealers and investors in real estate, click here....

  • 08/31/2017
    Cohn's Plan to Maintain Tax Deductions Benefits Consumers

    Cohn plans to uphold the largest deductions for consumers regarding mortgage interest payments, retirement funds and charitable donations.

  • 08/31/2017
    Parsing the future of tax reform: ‘A world of unknowns’

    While an overhaul of the U.S. tax system, especially in the international context, is arguably long overdue. Uncertainty regarding the deliberate absence of the Border Adjustment Tax from the Joint Statement on Tax Reform released by congressional leaders and the Trump administration leaves observers concerned about the wide-reaching impact posed...

  • 08/31/2017
    Trump Tax Plan May Free Up Corporate Dollars, but Then What?

    The goal of the tax overhaul promised by President Trump and Republican congressional leaders is to reduce the tax bills of corporations and small businesses, but also to stimulate investment, create jobs, increase global competitiveness and promote economic growth. The New York Times mentioned Friedman’s recent survey of business leaders...

  • 08/24/2017
    Friedman LLP Featured in Yoga Journal

    Yoga Journal features C. Christopher Smith, CPA, Partner at Friedman LLP’s expert analysis of why YogaWorks stock lost value almost immediately after the IPO on August 11th. Learn how these insights apply to your business and get a pro investment tips. Click here....

  • 08/24/2017
    Friedman LLP Featured in Bloomberg BNA

    Businesses are apprehensive that lawmakers could downgrade many of the changes they’re hoping to see in tax reform to short-term tax cuts that won’t grow long-term company profits. For the full article with expert insights from Michael J. Greenwald, MPPM, CPA, Partner click here....

  • 08/23/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Mark A. Nicastro, CPA, MST, Partner

    Q: My employer is offering incentive stock options. How will I be taxed on my federal return?

  • 08/23/2017
    Friedman LLP Featured in an Exclusive Tax Article on Vice.com

    Vice.com featured David Shuster JD, LLM, Director at Friedman LLP in look at America’s tax system and the impact of budget cuts on the IRS. For the full feature, click here....

  • 08/16/2017
    Friedman LLP in an Exclusive Wharton School Interview on “The Real Estate Hour”

    Bruce S. Marks CPA, MST, Partner at Friedman LLP was featured in an exclusive interview segment on “The Real Estate Hour,” on Business Radio powered by the Wharton School at SiriusXM Channel 111. Marks shared his expert real estate insights with host Bob Lane, partner at the law firm of...

  • 08/08/2017
    Friedman LLP Ranked as a 2017 IPA 100 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting

    Friedman LLP is proud to announce that the firm has once again been honored as an Inside Public Accounting (IPA) 100 Firm for 2017. This marks IPA’s 27th annual ranking of the largest accounting firms in the nation. IPA 100 firms were ranked by U.S. net revenues and compiled after...

  • 08/08/2017
    Persistence Pays Off

    Export Financing In The Time Of Trump

  • 08/08/2017
    Mann Charitable Foundation teeing off in tribute to 9/11 victims and for research fundraiser in Lake Success

    On September 11th, the Mann Charitable Foundation will host its 10th annual golf outing at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success in commemoration of 9/11 victims and to fundraise for disease cure research. Bruce Madnick, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, will be honored. For more information, click here....

  • 08/08/2017
    15 Years Later, Does SOX Still Matter?

    Since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was signed into law on July 30th, 2002 it has transformed the public accounting arena. Today, its changes are considered standard features of any worthwhile audit. However, nearly a decade and a half later, lawmakers and business leaders question its legacy and seek to roll...

  • 08/07/2017
    Bitcoin Investors Must Report Gains to the IRS

    As cryptocurrency moves full steam ahead to the forefront and more investors jump aboard, now is the time to be aware of the tax issues.