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  • 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?

  • 12/23/2016
    Five Tax Planning Tips to Consider Before the New Year

    Tax planning is a year-round endeavor, but several year-end strategies might reduce your 2016 tax bill. Partner and Business Tax Practice Leader, Bob Charron and Tax Manager, Jonathan Curry-Edwards, contributed an article to the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal discussing last minute tax tips to help reduce your tax bill....

  • 12/15/2016
    Friedman Completes Its Transition Plan

    Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017, its Co-Managing Partners Fred Berk and Harriet Greenberg will run the day-to-day operations of the firm. After 35 years as Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Madnick will become Chief Executive Officer Emeritus. He will continue to be...

  • 12/14/2016
    How new CPAs can build a book of business

    Building strong, genuine relationships is one of the best ways to drive business.

  • 12/13/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Kimberly Iaconelli, CPA, MT, Senior Tax Manager

    Q: Tax professionals are often asked by their clients, "What is a Crummey letter and how does it work?"

  • 12/13/2016
    Financial Quarterback 11/26/2016

    With the end of the year approaching, there are still many last minute tax moves that can be done in preparation for tax season. Partner and Tax Practice Leader Bob Charron, was featured in a segment of the Financial Quarterback on WOR discussing tax tips and planning for the 2017...

  • 12/12/2016
    The Top Tax Cases Of 2016: Year In Review
    By Vidya Kauri, Law360

    As Seen in Law360

  • 12/08/2016
    What to Know Before Giving and Accepting Money From Relatives

    Before gifting or receiving money from loved ones, consider these questions.

  • 12/08/2016
    Many Happier Returns?
    By Claude Solnik

    Excerpt from LIBN Featuring Michael Greenwald, MPPM, CPA Benjamin Franklin is revered for his sayings including in “this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Although no-one is sure exactly what Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and a Republican-controlled Congress will do, most expect dramatic change to...

  • 12/08/2016
    Friedman LLP the Highest Ranked Accounting Firm in Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City

    Friedman LLP is proud to be the Highest Ranked Accounting Firm in Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City. The survey and recognition program identifies and recognizes New York City’s best employers throughout a wide array of industries. To see the full list, click here....

  • 12/02/2016
    The Last Word: 'Know your clients' concerns before they do'

    “Every day I do work that I truly enjoy. I am the luckiest person in the world!” Harriet Greenberg, Co-Managing Partner and leader of the Fashion, Diamond and Jewelry practices, was featured in the Journal of Accountancy sharing insights with the young generation of CPAs on how to grow their...

  • 12/02/2016
    Tax Smart Strategies for Investors as 2016 Nears its End

    With the stock market surging to new highs, many investors will end the year with capital gains, which means a heftier tax bill come April. For tax smart investors, though, higher payments don’t have to be a foregone conclusion if they engage in strategies before Dec. 31. Senior tax manager...

  • 12/02/2016
    How Trump Could Shake Up Real Estate Finance

    With many of president-elect Donald Trump’s proposed economic policies, many changes are underway. His plans could especially transform real estate finance. Partner and Corporate and Business Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald was quoted in the Real Deal discussing how Trump’s tax proposals could impact the real estate industry. To read...

  • 11/28/2016
    Thomas Miranda Chosen as one of LIBN’s 40 Under 40 Honorees

    Congratulations to Senior Audit Manager Thomas Miranda for being honored in Long Island Business News’ 19th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards Program. This award program recognizes outstanding members of the business community on Long Island who are 40 or under and have already begun to distinguish themselves in business, government,...

  • 11/23/2016
    Navigating the risks of individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing

    As Seen in Compliance Week Individuals who serve on the boards of directors and officers of corporations and non-profit institutions face a new and frightening reality: They may no longer be insulated by the corporate structure against personal liability for an organization’s wrongdoing. This new reality dawned just over a year ago,...

  • 11/21/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Brian Duffy, CPA, CFF

    Q: What is a “forensic accountant” and when might one be needed?

  • 11/17/2016
    Partnership Audit Pushout May Be ‘All or Nothing’ Affair
    By Laura Davison

    As Seen in Bloomberg BNA All the investors may need to be on board if a partnership wants to “push out” to its partners the responsibility to pay tax after an audit, an Internal Revenue Service official said. Within the agency “there are some who think it is all or nothing,” Drita Tonuzi,...

  • 11/17/2016
    How to Preserve Family-Run Real Estate Companies

    These third- and fourth-generation-led real estate companies shared the challenges and benefits of working with family members to run successful businesses.

  • 11/16/2016
    Ways for Real Estate Investors to Reduce Taxes

    There are numerous ways for property investors to shrink their tax bill. In an article published by The Real Deal, co-managing partner Fred Berk commented on complex way that developers may use to turn income into capital gains, while partner Kim Dula discussed using valuation discounts as an estate planning...

  • 11/16/2016
    People on the Move

    Philadelphia Principal, Marie DeCicco was featured in the Philadelphia Enquirer’s People on the Move section on her recent promotion. To read, click here....

  • 11/15/2016
    Friedman Ranked 3rd Among Large Firms in Accounting Today’s Best Firms to Work For

    Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked 3rd in large firms in Accounting Today’s Best Firms to Work For. The annual survey and awards program, which is conducted in partnership with Best Companies Group, is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in...

  • 11/15/2016
    Susanne Spinell-Shuster Awarded as Centers of Influence Honoree

    Susanne Spinell-Shuster was honored as one of Philadelphia's top advisors at SmartCEO's 2016 Centers of Influence Awards, which took place on Oct. 27, 2016 at Union Trust. The Centers of Influence Awards program honors the leadership, innovation, impact and success of the Philadelphia region’s most enterprising accountants, attorneys, bankers and...

  • 11/15/2016
    Controlled Foreign Corp. Rules Could Deter Joint Ventures

    As Seen in Law360 New Treasury regulations aimed at curbing the use of certain partnership transactions with respect to U.S. property held by controlled foreign corporations are not crystal clear on when the transactions will be deemed as possible tax avoidance measures and could discourage joint ventures between large multinational groups,...

  • 11/15/2016
    For Real Estate and Construction Owners, It Is Time to Start Thinking About the Future

    With the end of the year around the corner and tax season ahead, we recommend that those who have founded or built a successful real estate or construction business create (or review) their estate and succession planning. In particular, there are three major issues to consider: Planning for now, for...

  • 11/15/2016
    Chuck Shechtman Named SmartCEO 2016 Circle of Excellence Award Winner

    Philadelphia Managing Partner Chuck Shechtman was honored to win the SmartCEO 2016 Circle of Excellence Award in the Professional Services—Medium/Large Category. The event celebrated Philadelphia’s most accomplished business leaders for their industry impact and market leadership. A celebration was held on November 9, 2016 at Vie to honor the 2016...

  • 11/07/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Russell Gordon, CPA, CVA, Partner

    Q: What is your business worth?

  • 11/07/2016
    Who's Who in Accounting

    As seen in Long Island Business News John Bono, CPA is a partner at Friedman LLP in Uniondale. Bono has more than 20 years of experience in public and private accounting and performs a variety of tax services for a range of clients in various industries including commercial and residential real estate, engineering,...

  • 11/02/2016
    5 Concerns Philly Business Leaders Have About the 2016 Election

    A week out, local business leaders weigh in on possible changes to the tax code.

  • 11/01/2016
    New York Times Analysis of Trump’s Tax Position

    Mike Greenwald gave his take to Forbes on the complexity of evaluating Trump’s tax history based on information provided in the New York Times’ October analysis. Read the full article here....

  • 10/24/2016
    If I Knew Then…

    “In developing the internal structure in terms of managing our accounting practice, one of the things that myself and the other people who had started the office realized was that suddenly we needed to worry more than just about being good accountants. We also needed to be really good at...