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  • 10/11/2016
    SmartCEO’s Centers of Influence Awards Honoring A CEO’s Top Advisors

    Susanne Spinell-Shuster was featured in the Philadelphia Smart CEO magazine on her recent award for SmartCEO’s Centers of Influence. Susanne discusses assisting her clients in building profitability and continuity and acting as a relationship “connector” for her clients and her firm. To read the full feature. click here. ...

  • 10/11/2016
    What Every Creditor Should Know About Preference Actions in Bankruptcy

    The Bankruptcy Code permits a trustee (or a debtor in possession) to demand that a creditor return to a debtor certain payments made before the debtor filed for bankruptcy. Friedman director Karl Knechtel's article on defense strategies for creditors receiving preference claims was published in the Sourcing Journal. To read...

  • 10/10/2016
    Professional Profiles: David McKelvey

    As seen in New York Real Estate Journal Name: David McKelvey Title: Tax Partner- Long Island Tax Group Leader Company: Friedman LLP Location: 50 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 510, Uniondale, NY 11553 Birthplace: Keene, NH Education: Western Connecticut State University First Job Outside of Real Estate: Always in public accounting servicing real estate companies First Job in...

  • 10/10/2016
    IRS Rules Largely End Use of Leverage in Partnership Deals

    As seen in Bloomberg BNA The Internal Revenue Service released three pieces of guidance for partnerships, addressing disguised sales and allocation of liabilities that ease off some previously proposed provisions and introduce new restrictions on leveraged partnership transactions. The new rules take a multi-faceted approach, with final regulations addressing some of the accepted provisions and withdrawing and reproposing...

  • 10/10/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Mark A. Nicastro, CPA, MST, Partner

    Q: Is there any way to exclude minimum distributions (RMD) income?

  • 10/07/2016
    The 2016 Election Looms Near

    How local business leaders are reacting to proposed tax changes

  • 10/07/2016
    John J. O’Donnell Joins Friedman as Partner

    John J. O’Donnell recently joined Friedman as a partner in the Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support & Valuation Services (FLVS) group. He was featured in Accounting Today, Inside Public Accounting and Philly Biz on joining the firm....

  • 09/30/2016
    Friedman LLP Named One of Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City

    Friedman LLP is proud to be named one of 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. For more information on this award, click here....

  • 09/27/2016
    Friedman LLP Ranked Top 20 Largest Accounting Firms in New York by Crain’s

    Friedman LLP is proud to have ranked among the top 20 accounting firms in the New York area by Crain’s for the 16th consecutive year. Crain’s New York ranks the 30 largest accounting firms in the New York City area by the number of professionals in practice areas including audit...

  • 09/27/2016
    Cash Flows to Accountants
    By Gerald Schifman 

    Excerpt from Crain's New York Business- September 26, 2016 Crain's top 20 accounting firms enjoyed substantial growth last year. The firms collectively topped $31 billion in revenue--2.9% greater than in 2014--and their total professional employment rose by 17.7% to nearly 45,000 positions.  Real estate has been a catalyst... New York deals are always notable for...

  • 09/20/2016
    5 Tax Code Changes That Multinational Businesses Want
    By Vidya Kauri

    As Seen in Law 360 U.S. politicians have talked about corporate tax reform for years, and experts say they may finally be spurred to take action following high-profile European investigations that have left companies such as Apple and Starbucks on the hook for billions of dollars collectively in back taxes. Within weeks of the European...

  • 09/16/2016
    Commerce Magazine Best Practices Awards 2016
    By Bruce A. Madnick, CPA, Chief Executive Officer

    As Seen in Commerce Magazine Teamwork and collaboration are essential values to our firm's culture.We operate with an understanding that when we are all working as a team and collaborating for the benefit of the firm, we all have the ability to prosper. Our success is achieved by reaching out to...

  • 09/15/2016
    Friedman LLP has been selected as a 2016 Best Places to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal

    Friedman LLP is honored to have been selected as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2016. Each year, the Business Journal teams with Quantum Workplace to find the very best workplaces in the region. To learn more, click here....

  • 09/15/2016
    Time Savers
    By Bernadette Starzee

    As Seen in Long Island Business News On Dec. 1, about 4.2 million workers who weren’t previously eligible will become entitled to overtime pay. The new rules will primarily affect white-collar workers with modest salaries and the companies that employ them. Affected employers have three months to figure out what strategy they will...

  • 09/15/2016
    Triple Play: What Businesses Must Know About Taxes Before the Election

    With the 2016 election approaching, local businesses should be aware of certain key points when it comes to taxes. Partner and Corporate and Business Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald contributed an article to NJBIZ discussing the three key points he believes businesses should know about in advance of the election....

  • 09/14/2016
    2016 Best of Biz in Actuarial Services

    Friedman LLP is honored to have been selected as South Jersey Biz Best of Biz in Actuarial Services for 2016. South Jersey Biz Best of Biz is comprised of both readers’ and editors’ selections. For more information on this award, click here. ...

  • 09/12/2016
    Financial Quarterback 9-3-16

    Tax planning is vital especially as we approach the end of the year and various deadlines. Partner and tax practice leader Bob Charron was featured in a segment of The Financial Quarterback on WOR 710 AM Radio, discussing tax planning and estate taxes. To listen to the full segment, click...

  • 09/08/2016
    Welcome to Tax Haven, U.S.A.: Apple, Ireland and the American Corporate Tax Giveaway

    Apple’s deal with Ireland to avoid paying the country more than $14 billion includes an offer to provide jobs and the European Union is cracking down on multinational companies to close these tax loopholes. Ryan Dudley was quoted in Salon discussing how the case may lead other multinationals to reevaluate...

  • 09/06/2016
    United Way Event Helps Prepare Children In Need For School Year

    Students in the Philadelphia area are gearing up for back to school but many don’t have the necessary tools to succeed. Marketing manager, Hannah Leese was featured in a news segment on ABC 6 while volunteering for United Way’s Cradles to Crayon’s 10th Annual Ready for School Backpack-a-Thon. The Cradles...

  • 08/30/2016
    Gain A Competitive Edge By Closing The Professional Workforce Gender Gap

    The public accounting industry has historically been male dominated. There has been a shift in the industry with a larger female presence. Lindsay Gaal, Director of Human Resources was featured in CBS Philly discussing recruiting and retaining female talent and the firm’s efforts in developing women within the Friedman network....

  • 08/30/2016
    Who's Who in Women Professional Services

    As seen in Long Island Business News Noelene Sheridan is a tax principal at Friedman LLP in Uniondale. Sheridan has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in providing tax services for commercial and residential real estate owners, high net-worth individuals, trusts and estates. Sheridan has expertise in reviewing...

  • 08/30/2016
    How to Choose a Forensic Accountant
    By Barry S. Sziklay, CPA, ABV, CFF, PFS

    As seen in NJ Law Journal  Excerpted from G. Jack Bologna's Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting, the term forensic in the accounting profession indicates the relation and application of financial facts to legal problems. Forensic accounting evidence is oriented to a court of law, whether that court is criminal or civil....

  • 08/29/2016
    Friedman LLP is Honored in New York SmartCEO’s Corporate Culture Awards Program

    Friedman LLP is pleased to be honored as a SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award Winner. The Corporate Culture Awards celebrate 50 companies in Greater New York that have successfully championed a positive, productive and performance-driven culture, and have worked with their employees to develop successful cultural practices. For more information on...

  • 08/24/2016
    6 Strategies for Challenging an IRS Deficiency Notice

    IRS deficiency notices have the potential to carry errors, leaving taxpayers on the hook for penalties. David Shuster weighed in with Law360 to discuss how to challenge IRS deficiencies and the importance of maintaining thorough documentation to prove a claim. To read the full article, click here....

  • 08/10/2016
    New Audit Rule Limits Tax Discharges By Partnerships

    A new rule forcing partnerships to declare they won’t voluntarily file for bankruptcy as a prerequisite for electing a revamped tax audit regime has been implemented by the IRS. Partner and Corporate Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald sat down with Law360 to discuss the IRS’ motivations in this case and...

  • 08/09/2016
    Friedman LLP Ranked as an IPA 100 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting

    Friedman LLP is proud to once again be honored as an IPA 100 firm by INSIDE Public Accounting for 2016. IPA 100 firms are ranked by U.S. net revenues as well as being analyzed by nearly 550 responses to IPA’s Survey and Analysis of Firms. For more information on IPA...

  • 08/02/2016
    Charles Shechtman Selected as a Finalist for the 2016 SmartCEO Philadelphia Circle of Excellence Awards

    Join us in congratulating Philadelphia Managing Partner Charles Shechtman who has been selected as a finalist for Smart CEO’s Philadelphia Circle of Excellence Awards. The Circle of Excellence Awards program recognizes the most accomplished CEOs for business excellence in distinct categories. Finalists are selected based on their industry impact and...

  • 08/01/2016
    G-III’s New Trophy Brand: DKNY Premium

    G-III Apparel Group has recently acquired Donna Karan International in a deal that G-III chairman calls a “transformative event.” Co-Managing partner, Harriet Greenberg sat down with Women’s Wear Daily to discuss the acquisition and to provide insight on the similar trends in the fashion industry. To read the full article,...

  • 07/28/2016
    Culture Meets Strategy

    “A happy employee provides good service to clients. At the end of the day, our company culture is the reason for our growth.” CEO Bruce Madnick was featured in a spread in SOLVE Magazine on CEOs, discussing Friedman’s culture and how it helps us achieve our goals. He discusses the...

  • 07/25/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Kimberly A. Dula, CPA, Partner

    Q: During the summer months, we find ourselves attending many weddings. What should married couples be looking at in order to ensure that they are okay from a tax perspective?

  • 07/25/2016
    Small-Cap Industry Experts Commend the Modernized OTC Market and OTCQX Market Tier

    The Companies on the OTCQX are positioning themselves for future excellence by demonstrating their willingness to provide the necessary corporate governance and tone at the top to enhance investor confidence. Partner Neil Levine provided insight to the Huffington Post on how the industry impact of OTC Markets has grown as...

  • 07/21/2016
    5 Tax Policy Developments to Watch in the 2nd Half of 2016

    In the second half of 2016, tax practitioners are anticipating a number of key regulations promised by the IRS affecting partnerships, foreign financial institutions and Native American tribes. Partner and Corporate and Business Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald was quoted in Law360 on tax policy issues to be aware of...

  • 07/18/2016
    Debt-Equity Rules Generate Hottest Tax Talk in Years

    Treasury's proposal to overhaul how intercompany debt is documented and characterized has drawn the most spirited reaction to tax regulations in recent memory, as some lawmakers and business groups try to pare down rules they say would be detrimental. Partner Mike Greenwald provided insight to Bloomberg BNA on tax policy...

  • 07/18/2016
    The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Payroll

    Want to grow your business faster? Start outsourcing your most tedious back-office tasks.

  • 07/13/2016
    Friedman Promotes Six to Principal and Three to Director

    Friedman LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of six professionals to principal and three to director, effective July 1, 2016.  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, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania offices. Promoted...

  • 07/07/2016
    Global Commerce 101: A Primer on the Int’l Tax Issues

    The opportunities for small and midsized businesses to sell overseas comes with a number of pitfalls as well as benefits. Partner Ryan Dudley provided his insight on global commerce, discussing value-added tax, foreign bank account tax compliance, creating nexus in foreign jurisdictions, and more. To read the full article, click...

  • 07/06/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Stuart A. Katz, Senior Tax Manager

    Q: It has come to my attention that the Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax was eliminated. Does my business need to file a final return for 2015?

  • 07/06/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Jerome R. Glickman, Director

    Q: I am approaching full retirement age (66) for claiming Social Security benefits. Is the “file and suspend” Social Security claiming strategy still available and is it worthwhile?

  • 07/06/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Kirsten Flanagan, Partner

    Q: How can a company prevent losses from fraud?

  • 07/06/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Denise McKnight, Partner

    Q: Our office is moving and we are purging files. How long do we need to retain our payroll and accounting source documents?

  • 07/06/2016
    Ask the CPA
    By Susanne Spinell-Shuster, Director-in-Charge

    Q: As the business owner of a growing company, when is it the right time to outsource my accounting and other financial matters?

  • 07/06/2016
    Susanne Spinell-Shuster Selected as a Finalist for 2016 Smart CEO Award

  • 07/06/2016
    Ambiguities in IRS Country-By-Country Rules May Cause Woes

    The IRS’ final regulations requiring multinational corporations to report financial data for all jurisdictions they operate in was the topic of a recent Law 360 article. Partner Ryan Dudley commented on companies’ concerns about their information becoming public. To read the full article, click here....

  • 06/30/2016
    SmartCEO Mentorship, Sponsored by Friedman LLP

    SmartCEO and Friedman LLP gathered a group of Philadelphia-area Brava winners to discuss how mentors have shaped their careers. Panelists shared the most valuable advice they have received from mentors. SmartCEO and Friedman LLP also asked the executives to weigh in on how they bridge the communication gaps in a...

  • 06/29/2016
    Harrod’s to Launch 23 Exclusive Timepieces from Horological Mainstays

    Sharing his expertise in the high-end jewelry space with Luxury Daily, Partner Eric Tunis weighed in on Harrods’s exclusive luxury watch campaign. Eric discussed that the right promotional campaign can help retailers—and the broader industry—and commented on the shift in consumer spending habits post-2008. To read the full article, click here....

  • 06/28/2016
    Don’t Hold Your Breath

    Options for tax reform are legion — the missing ingredient is leadership

  • 06/28/2016
    States Band Together In ABLE Market Experiment

    ABLE plans are a new type of 529 vehicle that help people with disabilities and their families pay qualified expenses. The vehicle became possible thanks to the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014. David McKelvey sat down with Money Management Intelligence to discuss discrepancies in who can use...

  • 06/22/2016
    Why Father's Day Is a Fine Time to Consider Custody Options

    A will clarifies your intentions and protects your family from both creditors and their own spending habits -- but only if it's in place. Tax practice partner, Kim Dula sat down with The Street to discuss the importance of updating wills over time as financial circumstances change, as well as...

  • 06/22/2016
    Kermit Washington Story Has Lessons For Donors Founders And Boards

    In light of recent fraud allegations against NBA veteran Kermit Washington for activities involving his charity, Friedman partner and not-for-profit service leader Amish Mehta shared insights with Forbes--discussing guidelines on the responsibilities of board members and guidance to donors on performing due diligence before giving to a charity. To read...