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  • 05/25/2017
    Finding Balance as a Parent, Employee and CPA Candidate

    Balancing a family while working in a demanding industry can be difficult. Senior manager, Melissa Allen penned an article for the NJCPA discussing her journey with balancing life and work while also being a CPA candidate. To read the full article, click here....

  • 05/25/2017
    3 Ways to Be a Leader for Your Company's Culture

    Every charity drive, company picnic, sports team and holiday party is a chance to step up and demonstrate leadership in a way that benefits the whole company. Bruce Madnick was quoted in Fortune discussing taking initiative as a way to be a leader for your company. To read the full...

  • 05/15/2017
    Unrelated Business Income Tax: What Your Organization Should Know

    Charitable organizations exempt from tax under the Internal Revenue Code 501(a) may still be subject to the unrelated business income tax. Michael Sutter’s Nonprofit Advisor article on UBIT was featured in GuideStar. Read the full article here....

  • 05/12/2017
    Why Jared Kushner may face conflict woes from tax overhaul

    In a CBS Moneywatch story on the possible impact of a tax overhaul on the Kushner Companies, partner Michael Greenwald offers his perspective. To read the full article, click here....

  • 05/11/2017
    Friedman LLP Announces “Dress for the Day” Work Apparel Policy

    With flexible dress code, employees tailor their wardrobe to work agenda and client culture.

  • 05/10/2017
    Tax Reform Could Be Pushed to 2019 as GOP Focuses On Health Care

    Investors and analysts are split on what's next for taxes in light of a renewed effort on Capitol Hill to tackle health care. Partner and Corporate and Business Tax Leader Michael Greenwald was quoted on The Street discussing the importance of slowing down to focus on getting reform right, and...

  • 05/09/2017
    Ask the CPA

    Q: I hear that businesses can receive Pennsylvania tax credits for donations made to educational institutions. How does this work?

  • 05/08/2017
    Friedman Selected as Crypto-Savvy Auditor by Bitfinex

    We are pleased to announce that Bitfinex has engaged Friedman LLP to complete a comprehensive balance sheet audit. Bitfinex is a full-featured spot trading platform for the major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Zcash, Monero, Litecoin, and Dash. To read more, click here. This announcement was featured in OKChanger, CryptoNinjas,...

  • 05/05/2017
    6 Downsides to Making a Lot of Money

    Being rich may seem like a dream come true, but not all high earners live the high life.

  • 05/01/2017
    Who are the winners and losers in Trump's tax plan?

    Who would come out ahead and who would be left behind if President Donald Trump's tax plan were enacted as is? Partner and Business and Corporate Tax Leader Michael Greenwald was quoted in CBS Money Watch discussing how Trump’s tax plan will affect taxpayers. To read the full article, click...

  • 05/01/2017
    Wall Street Gives Trump an Incomplete on First 100 Days

    The White House in recent days has walked a tight rope in the importance of the first 100 days. Michael Greenwald was quoted in The Street in an article discussing the Trump’s administration’s first 100 days. To read the full article, click here....

  • 05/01/2017
    The Survivor

    With a maximum tax rate of 40% for individuals worth $5.49 million and couples worth $10.98 million or more, the federal estate tax is one of the highest tax rates in the nation. Tax partner, Kim Dula was quoted in Financial Advisor, discussing estate planning and survivorship policies. To read...

  • 05/01/2017
    Friedman Ranks 3rd in NJBiz Best Places to Work in New Jersey for 2017

    Friedman is proud to announce that the firm has ranked 3rd among the Large Companies category in NjBiz’s Best Places to Work. Friedman was also ranked the top accounting firm. Among large companies, the Top 35 were ranked. To see the full list, click here....

  • 04/27/2017
    Businesses, Investors Shrug at Trump's Detail-Lite Tax Plan

    In an article in The Street on Trump’s recent unveiling of his tax plan, Partner and Corporate and Business Tax Leader Michael Greenwald noted that it matters for businesses whether tax cuts will be made permanent. To read the full article, click here....

  • 04/25/2017
    Did your tax season measure up?

    At the end of tax season, most tax preparation firms, large or small, engage in self-examination. They look back at the season that has just ended and think about how successful they were compared to previous years. Co-managing partner Fred Berk was quoted in Accounting Today on end of year...

  • 04/25/2017
    The changing dynamics of tax reform

    Tax reform is on everyone’s mind after the new administration failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in its first 100 days. Friedman LLP’s recent tax series was mentioned in Accounting Today in an article on tax reform. To read the full article, click here....

  • 04/18/2017
    Friedman Once Again Ranks High in Quality of Life by Vault

    Friedman is proud to once again announce high quality of life scores in Vault’s 2018 Accounting Rankings. The firm ranked #1 in work/life balance, hours, and relationships with supervisors. Friedman ranked #2 in ten other areas, including satisfaction, firm leadership, culture, and compensation. The Vault Accounting Survey questions assess accountants’...

  • 04/13/2017
    Amazon Wants to Dress You

    The e-commerce giant knows how to sell you underwear, but can it fill the rest of your closet?

  • 04/07/2017
    Diamond Trade Banking on Relationships

    After a long rift, diamond industry and the banking sector have sat down together, having recognized the gulf that’s developed between them. Partner Eric Tunis contributed to the conversation in Rapaport discussing the importance of transparency and compliance in the diamond industry. To read the full article, click here....

  • 04/07/2017
    LIBN Ones to Watch: Accounting
    By Long Island Business News

    Friedman director Kate Bachety-Salatto was featured in Long Island Business News’ Ones to Watch.  A director in Friedman's Uniondale office, Kate-Bachety-Salatto applies more than 25 years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in providing audit, tax and accounting services for commercial real estate owners and developers, as well as for clients in...

  • 04/06/2017
    Why Exporting Doesn’t Have to Be Risky Business

    The expansion of e-commerce and the evolving global value chains are opening up new export opportunities for small and midsize enterprises. Friedman co-managing partner, Harriet Greenberg was quoted in Industry Week offering advice to enterprises looking to enter the business. To read the full article, click here....

  • 04/05/2017
    6 Philly Finance Experts Share Their Best Money Advice

    Fresh ways to build your wealth in 2017, from expert money managers.

  • 03/27/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Susanne Spinell Shuster CPA, MST, Director-In-Charge, Accounting Services

    Q: Can I take funds tax- free under a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) ?

  • 03/22/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Kimberly A. Dula, CPA, Tax Partner

    Q: It’s Tax Time AGAIN. What are three recommendations for those preparing to file their 2016 individual income tax returns?

  • 03/22/2017
    International Women's Day: Business development for busy working mothers

    Accountants are often responsible not only for the day-to-day duties of their profession but also for identifying new ways to bring in work and develop their business. This is a challenge many working mothers face when trying to balance work, business development and family. Friedman partner Kirsten Flanagan contributed an article to...

  • 03/13/2017
    The Trump Impact on Real Estate

    Much like the rest of the country, the real estate industry is trying to figure out how it will be affected by the Trump presidency.

  • 03/09/2017
    Sharp turns: Unexpected twists in the 2017 tax filing season

    Taxpayers that owe a significant amount of money to the IRS should be aware of a new tax code that prevent oversea travel. David Shuster was quoted in Accounting Today discussing the FAST Act and the power the IRS has to implement it. To read the full article, click here....

  • 03/08/2017
    CPAs share the tax facts CEOs need to know in 2017 and beyond

    This year promises to be an especially turbulent one for tax planning, as a new Republican administration and Congress work on plans to overhaul the tax code. Senior tax manager, Stu Katz joined a group of expert accountants in a roundtable brought by SmartCEO and TD Bank, to discuss what...

  • 03/06/2017
    How CPA firms are evolving to meet Millennials’ desires

    Younger professionals want flexibility and trust from their managers.

  • 03/03/2017
    Lead Generation
    By Brett Johnson

    As industry grapples with aging leadership, firms must find ways to get millennials involved

  • 03/03/2017
    NJBiz Top Accounting Firms for 2017

    Friedman is honored to be ranked 11th in top accounting firm in New Jersey by NJBiz. The firms are ranked by number of CPAs located in New Jersey. To see the full list, click here....

  • 03/01/2017
    Special Skill Sets Allow Accounting Firms and Law Firms to Deliver Added Value

    Professional services firms bring a lot of added value to clients by employing experts with non-traditional skills and training. These skill sets are valuable to businesses that need the very best advice across disciplines and industries. FLVS partner, Mike Saccomanno was featured in Commerce Magazine highlighting some of the team’s...

  • 02/27/2017
    VSCPA Black History Month Spotlight: Johnathan Culbreath, CPA

    Audit Senior Johnathan Culbreath, CPA featured in VSCPA in Honor of Black History Month VSCPA: What led you to the accounting profession?JC: I pursued an accounting degree looking for a foothold to the law enforcement field. As I learned more about the opportunities public accounting experience would bring and got to know the employers...

  • 02/24/2017
    Friedman LLP Ranked as a Top Accounting Firm by PBJ

    Friedman LLP is proud to be named one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top Accounting Firms for 2017. The 2017 Accounting firms list ranks firms in the Philadelphia region by number of CPAs. The disclosure of Local employment, number of offices and companywide revenue are among data found within the list....

  • 02/24/2017
    When Does Your Teen Have to Start Filing Taxes?

    Here’s how to tell if a teen’s babysitting or shoveling income is taxable.

  • 02/24/2017
    How to Avoid Tax Scams

    Don't fall prey to tax ID theft and other scams this filing season.

  • 02/24/2017
    Empowering Employees

    All organizations want happier employees. While hiring happy people might not be the solution for creating a successful company, cultivating empowered employees is vital. Friedman Partner Denise McKnight contributed an article to South Jersey Biz discussing how to empower employees through communication, delegation, recognition and building relationships. To read the...

  • 02/23/2017
    The Epic Fail Of Financial Education

    Many people today make numerous decisions about money, with the weight of each choice enough to sway the trajectory of life and an entire generation. While some American adults can still answer some simple algebra problems, many aren’t armed with fundamental personal finance knowledge. Financial professionals can work together to...

  • 02/23/2017
    NJBIZ reveals N.J.'s Best Places to Work for 2017

    We are proud to share Friedman LLP has been ranked among the NJBIZ Best Places to Work for another year in 2017. We are ranked among other large companies throughout New Jersey. For more information, click here....

  • 02/23/2017
    Tax-Writers Look at ‘Blend’ of Interest Deductions, Expensing

    Tax-writers are looking at ways to “blend” full expensing and interest deductibility provisions in an overhaul of the tax code. The House Ways and Means Committee is addressing ways that businesses could choose to take one tax break instead of the other or get a percentage of each. Partner and...

  • 02/16/2017
    What Are the Tax Implications of Using a Quitclaim Deed?

    Is a quitclaim deed the best way to go about establishing shared ownership of a piece of property? Partner, Kim Dula was quoted in the “Ask the Expert” column in Time’s Money section discussing due diligence and making sure homes are up-to-date on taxes in regards to the tax implications...

  • 02/16/2017
    Reasons to believe Canada Goose is set to soar in public markets

    Canadian luxury outerwear company Canada Goose intends to land in public markets— but will they be able to expand beyond their current market? Co-Managing Partner, Harriet Greenberg was featured in a live interview with BNN discussing Canada Goose’s pending IPO status and her views on the company’s future. To watch...

  • 02/14/2017
    IRS Update On Large-Business Audits Too Vague, Critics Say
    By Vidya Kauri

    Law360, New York (February 1, 2017, 8:21 PM EST) -- Tax practitioners who were eagerly awaiting news on how the IRS would change its approach to auditing large corporations with assets of more than $10 million were disappointed Tuesday, when the agency released an update that is being criticized as...

  • 02/01/2017
    The First 100 Days: Healthcare

    A panel discussion presented by NJBIZ

  • 01/23/2017
    Friedman Announces Groundbreaking Alternative Work Arrangement Program

    Reflecting Friedman’s long-held commitment to a forward-thinking culture and work-life flexibility for its employees, Friedman LLP is pleased to announce a formal Alternative Work Arrangement (AWA) program, which became effective January 1st, 2017. The program formalizes processes for employees to craft working hours best suited to their needs and responsibilities....

  • 01/23/2017
    The Meaning of Security in the 21st Century

    Understanding root causes of security threats—and steps companies can take now

  • 01/10/2017
    Professional Profile: Fred Berk 2016

    Fred Berk was featured in New York Real Estate Journal’s Professional Profile. This section of NYREJ highlights personal elements in the professional profiles of distinguished individuals in the industry. To read the full feature, click here....

  • 01/10/2017
    Friedman LLP Promotes Two to Partner, Four to Principal

    Friedman LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of two professionals to partner and four to principal, effective January 1, 2017. Reflective of the depth and breadth of Friedman's services, these accomplished professionals specialize in a wide array of areas. They are based across our New York and New Jersey...

  • 01/05/2017
    Ask the CPA
    By Michael A. Caffrey III, CPA, CFE Manager

    Q: What are the financial reporting and filing requirements for organizations that solicit charitable contributions from the state’s residents?