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  • 03/11/2016
    How Much Can You Save by Moving to a Low-Tax State?

    Think you've escaped a huge tax bill by heading to a tax-free state or another country? It all depends what your old state considers your domicile. Tom Corrie, principal with Friedman LLP, sat down with The Street to discuss change of domicile and what does and does not constitute it...

  • 03/11/2016
    WOR Financial Quarterback with Kim Dula

    Kim Dula, partner with Friedman LLP, sits down with WOR radio and the Financial Quarterback radio show to discuss shared responsibility payments and potential tax penalties in 2016. To listen to the full radio show, click here....

  • 03/04/2016
    Friedman LLP Ranked Among Top 25 Accounting Firms in Philadelphia

    We are proud to announce that Friedman LLP was ranked among the top 25 accounting firms in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Our firm was ranked 22 of 25 on the list....

  • 02/29/2016
    Susanne Spinell-Shuster Elected to the Forum of Executive Women

    The Forum of Executive Women is a membership organization of over 425 women of influence in the Greater Philadelphia region, whose members hold top positions in every major segment of the community. The Forum selects and recognizes female leaders in their designated fields that have been established as influencers. Join...

  • 02/29/2016
    Denise McKnight Recognized as One of Philly Biz’s 25 Women to Watch

    A partner at Friedman LLP, with nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting, we are proud to announce our very own Denise McKnight has been recognized as a Philly Biz Woman to Watch in 2016. Please join us in congratulating Denise on this honor! To read the full article,...

  • 02/18/2016
    Friedman LLP Honored As One of NJBIZ 2016 Best Places to Work

    We are proud to share Friedman LLP has been ranked among the NJBIZ Best Places to Work for another consecutive year in 2016! We are ranked among other large companies throughout New Jersey. For more information, click here....

  • 02/17/2016
    Banking on Exports

    Financing your exporting can pay for itself, but only if you choose countries where the export climate is favorable. In some countries, the economics currently work against U.S. exporters. Eddie Wong sits down with Global Trade Magazine to discuss manufacturers in China and the U.S. To read the full article,...

  • 02/11/2016
    The Financial Quarterback Talks Taxes

    WOR radio’s Financial Quarterback show sat down with Friedman LLP partner, David McKelvey, to discuss tax tips and write-offs that many taxpayers may not be aware of. Listen in here as David shares some relevant tax tips....

  • 02/11/2016
    The Taxability of Oscars Gift Bags

    Did you know that when celebrities take home a swanky gift bag, they also get a tax bill from the IRS? Robert Charron, Friedman LLP partner, sat down with U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek to discuss the tax implications that exist for stars taking home these award ‘giveaways.’...

  • 02/05/2016
    6 Retirement Strategies to Minimize Taxes and Preserve Your Nest Egg

    You’ve spent decades planning and saving for retirement and the time has come. Now what? David McKelvey, Partner, shares that there are tax optimization strategies to preserve the value of your nest egg. Read the full article on Bankrate.com by clicking here. ...

  • 02/05/2016
    Financial Factors to Consider

    South Jersey’s financial leaders take a look at 2015’s success and challenges, while looking ahead to what’s to come in 2016. Carl Bagell shares what he sees coming around the pike when it comes to accounting in 2016. To read the full article excerpt, click here. ...

  • 02/05/2016
    “Rooms” for Growth

    Despite challenges, U.S. hotels make sense to cautious long-term investors. Frederick Berk, Co-Managing Partner of Friedman LLP and co-leader of the firm’s Real Estate practice, wrote an article that appeared in Real Estate Finance & Investment sharing how foreign investors are turning to the U.S. hotel industry. To read the...

  • 02/02/2016
    Friedman LLP Promotes Five to Partner

    Friedman LLP announced today the promotion of five outstanding professionals to partner effective January 1, 2016. The promoted individuals are located in the New York and New Jersey offices and include: John M. Bono, promoted from principal to partner in the Tax Services department Brian Kristiansen, promoted from principal to partner in...

  • 02/01/2016
    5 Ways to Get Ahead of Next Year’s Taxes

    When it comes to taxes, it’s never too early to start planning. Jo Anna M. Fellon, Senior Tax Manager, sat down with DailyWorth to discuss how you can get ahead of next year’s taxes and tips you can use to get organized for the year ahead. To read the full...

  • 01/28/2016
    Google’s Tax Practices Come Under Fire in Europe

    The EU tax crackdown may be of concern for U.S. companies doing business in Europe. Ryan Dudley, Partner and International Tax practice leader, sits down with CBS MoneyWatch to discuss how policy changes may impact U.S. companies operating overseas and pursuing profit shifting strategies. To read the full article, click...

  • 01/20/2016
    5 Ways to Build an Emergency Fund Throughout the Year

    An emergency savings account can be important to have on hand for stressful life events. Kimberly Dula, Partner, discusses this topic with MoneyRates.com and shares how savings strategies can be applied by individuals at all income levels. To read the full article, click here. ...

  • 01/19/2016
    4 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Taxes

    Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses now that tax season is underway. Michael Greenwald, partner with Friedman LLP, sat down with The Associated Press to discuss what small businesses should know when it comes to taxes in 2016 and beyond. To read the full article, click here. ...

  • 01/19/2016
    Surviving Tax Fraud

    You may be just getting around to gathering forms and receipts and filing taxes, but that doesn't mean someone else hasn't filed a fraudulent return in your name yet. Scott Ehrenpreis, principal with Friedman LLP, sat down with The Street to discuss what taxpayers should be aware of when it...

  • 01/19/2016
    Partnerships Revisit Agreements to Prep for New Audits

    A new regime for auditing partnerships will greatly change how the IRS will examine the entities, so partners are beginning to revisit their agreements so sort out how the entity plans to handle an audit. The new regime, unveiled in October and set to take effect in 2018, makes it...

  • 01/06/2016
    Jonathan Perelman Profiled in NJCPA Magazine

    Jonathan Perelman is a partner based in Friedman’s East Hanover office. He is also the practice leader for the firm’s Healthcare group. Find out more about Jonathan in his recent member profile article in NJCPA magazine. Read the full article by clicking here. ...

  • 01/05/2016
    Friedman LLP’s Growing Team Featured in Accounting Today

    Accounting Today features Friedman LLP’s recent expansion into the Philadelphia market, sharing that effective January 1, 2016, we’ve combined forces with Philadelphia-based accounting firm, Shechtman Marks Devor PC. We are excited to kick-off the new year with our new teammates in Philadelphia. To read the full article, click here....

  • 01/05/2016
    Rising transaction complexity drives need for solid operating agreements

    David McKelvey, partner, discusses operating agreements and the challenges that can arise. One of the primary issues in structuring operating agreements is the difference in breaking down the economic and tax books, according to David McKelvey, partner at Friedman Accountants and Advisors. In a typical deal, two partners come together...

  • 01/05/2016
    Fashion Industry Survives & Prospers in the 21st Century

    On location at Capital One Bank's new branch, Michael Stoler and guests discuss New York's fashion industry, delivering $50-$75 billion in wholesale sales. Michael Sacco, partner, joins the discussion as they cover the consolidation of the industry in the tri-state area and the effect of E-commerce on sales. To view the...

  • 01/05/2016
    Auditing World Braces: More ICFR Attention, Big Rule Changes

    The full-court press on internal controls and related documentation will not let up in 2016, although companies will have to answer those demands while also bracing for other big accounting and auditing changes on the horizon. Friedman LLP partner Chris Smith says he’s expecting no change in the audit approach around...

  • 12/18/2015
    Shechtman Marks Devor PC Joins Friedman LLP

    Friedman LLP, a nationally recognized accounting, tax and business consulting firm, announces today that Philadelphia-based accounting firm, Shechtman Marks Devor PC, will integrate its practice with Friedman LLP effective January 1, 2016. Founded in 1978, Shechtman Marks Devor PC has spent nearly 40 years providing specialty audit and assurance, tax planning...

  • 12/18/2015
    Sometimes, Strategy All Comes Down to Taxes

    Yahoo announced that it would not spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba group, citing tax concerns. Instead, it will create a separate company to hold the rest of its assets. It’s a big decision to boil down to taxes. But taxes determine how companies are born, how...

  • 12/04/2015
    Crain’s Best Places to Work Ranks Friedman LLP for 2nd Consecutive Year

    Friedman LLP was ranked #45 in Crain's Best Places to Work in New York City. Crain’s New York Business recognizes and honors the best employers in New York City, benefiting the city’s economy, workforce and businesses. Friedman LLP was ranked in 2011 and 2014, as well....

  • 12/02/2015
    Last-Minute Tax-Planning Strategies

    End-of-year tax planning provides an opportunity to review the past year’s finances, and generate an approach for going into the next. As 2016 draws near, Jo Anna Fellon, Senior Manager with Friedman LLP, sits down with Accounting Today to discuss last-minute tax-planning strategies and how you can take advantage before...

  • 12/01/2015
    Small Businesses Cope with 'Taxing' Situations

    The Garden State is home to 200,000 small businesses with fewer than 500 employees – along with some 600,000 self-employed workers – who are responsible for navigating the state’s array of taxes. And they are facing mounting changes across the Affordable Care Act, reporting requirements and more.  Jo Anna Fellon,...

  • 11/24/2015
    Giving Tuesday and Beyond: Holiday Generosity Doesn't Have to Wait

    Is reviewing charitable giving part of your annual tax planning practices? As the holidays draw near, Kim Dula, Partner with Friedman LLP, sits down with The Street to discuss "Giving Tuesday" and how you can plan donations for the year ahead. Read the full article here....

  • 11/24/2015
    FASB Ideas on Materiality Reform Draw Heat, Questions

    Recent FASB reform is sparking fierce debate among corporate accounting circles, as the effort to align the accounting and legal definition of materiality may lead to financial reporting consequences. Michele Amato, Partner with Friedman LLP, sat down with Compliance Week to share her take on the FASB's revision of materiality...

  • 11/24/2015
    Social Insecurity

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 will bring impactful changes to Social Security regulations. The question is, how will these changes impact the public? David Waddington, Partner with Friedman LLP, discusses this topic and more with Long Island Business news in an article titled, "Social Insecurity". Read the full article...

  • 11/09/2015
    IRS may look for complexity, rather than size, when selecting partnerships to audit
    By Laura Davison

    New audit regime easier for IRS to enforce and for practitioners to advise clients about.

  • 11/09/2015
    Who’s Winning the Tax War: NJ, NY or PA?

    When it comes to taxes, is there a state that is winning the ‘tax battle?’ NJCPA Magazine asked Friedman LLP for our take. Partners Kimberly Dula and Mike Greenwald teamed up with Senior Tax Manager Jo Anna Fellon to share what each state – Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey...

  • 11/09/2015
    Work-Life Balance Takes a Leap Forward

    Harriet Greenberg, Co-Managing Partner of Friedman LLP, sits down with Crain’s New York to discuss why work-life balance is taking a leap forward in the accounting industry. Read the full article here....

  • 11/09/2015
    Estate Planning Over Thanksgiving? Time to Talk Turkey

    With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays coming up, there are at least two prime opportunities to get families all under one roof and talking. The Street and Friedman LLP discuss why it might be a good time to bring up estate planning as part of that conversation. To read more,...

  • 11/09/2015
    Seth Marin Selected for LIBN Who’s Who in Accounting

    Seth Marin, partner with Friedman LLP, was selected for the Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Accounting issue. Congratulations, Seth! Read the full article below. Seth Marin is a partner at Friedman LLP and a member of the firm’s real estate group. Marin advises on complex accounting, auditing, compliance and...

  • 10/26/2015
    Why It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning Your Tax Strategy

    Welcome to the third quarter, when it's time to start thinking of 2015 as a tax year rather than the buffer between yourself and your next filing. Michael Greenwald, Partner with Friedman LLP, was quoted in an article that appeared in The Street sharing expertise on year-end tax moves that...

  • 10/26/2015
    Do Unto Others: Conduct Risk Management Defined

    Recent action by the New York State Department of Financial Services is the latest in a mounting regulatory crackdown on behavioral infractions by employees of financial firms. Kevin Hyams, Partner-in-Charge of Friedman LLP’s Governance, Risk and Compliance practice, sits down with GARP to discuss how ‘conduct risk’ is effecting organization’s...

  • 10/19/2015
    Harriet Greenberg appears on The Stoler Report

    Volatility in world events and in business can be upsetting and unpleasant - even disastrous. It can also provide opportunities for greater success as analyzed by members of leading corporate institutions. Michael Stoler invites Harriet Greenberg to discuss her take as a female leader in the business world. To read...

  • 10/16/2015
    Five Compliance Oversight Lessons From the VW Scandal

    Volkswagen’s emissions scandal illustrates the ill effects of weak compliance oversight, boardroom groupthink and the win-at-all-costs attitude that permeated the company’s culture, experts say. Kevin Hyams, partner in charge of Friedman’s Governance, Risk and Compliance practice, sits down with Agenda to discuss how boards need to assess risk tolerance as...

  • 10/13/2015
    California’s Minimum Tax and LLC Fee: What Businesses Should Know
    By Alan Goldenberg

    California’s 38.5 million residents represent the ninth largest economy in the world. Yet, when it comes to tax regimes, California’s is consistently ranked among the least taxpayer-friendly in terms of rates, complexity and economic hardship. Alan Goldenberg, Senior Manager, discusses how the California minimum tax and LLC fee make the...

  • 10/01/2015
    Are corporate tax inversions 'unpatriotic'?

    Moving overseas to cut the tax burden remains a viable option for some firms, though the presidential candidates may have other plans. Ryan Dudley, partner and practice leader of the International Tax Practice, sits down with Crain’s New York to discuss treasury rules and corporate tax rates in the U.S....

  • 10/01/2015
    Aiming for an IPO? Hire a female CEO

    Harriet Greenberg, Co-Managing Partner, wrote an article that appeared in Crain’s New York, bringing to light how putting women in senior executive positions may help get companies to IPO faster. To read the full article, click here. ...

  • 10/01/2015
    Friedman LLP Ranked Among Crain’s Top 20 Accounting Firms in NYC

    We are proud to be ranked among Crain’s 2015 list of New York Area’s Largest Accounting Firms. 2015 marks our 15th consecutive year of being ranked among the Top 20 firms in the New York Area. For more information, visit the Crain’s website by clicking here....

  • 09/17/2015
    COMMERCE Magazine Selects Bruce Madnick for the 2015 Best Practices Award

    On Thursday, September 17, Friedman LLP CEO Bruce Madnick was awarded the 2015 Best Practices Award by CIANJ’s Commerce Magazine. We are thrilled and honored to have received this recognition, and congratulate Bruce on this great achievement....

  • 09/16/2015
    Luxury Brands Seeking Out Innovative Design

    Harriet Greenberg, Co-Managing Partner and leader of Friedman’s Fashion practice, was quoted by South China Morning Post in an article discussing the increased focus luxury brands have on innovation and design instead of where their products are manufactured. Read the full article here....

  • 09/15/2015
    Gift Cards Present Liquidating Retailers With a New Dilemma

    Gift cards are popping up as a topic of conversations among bankruptcy practitioners in part because so many well-known retailers have opted to liquidate in the past year; and in part because the value of unredeemed cards has grown to a staggering amount. Karl Knechtel, Director in the Corporate Recovery...

  • 09/11/2015
    Linda Heaney Selected for LIBN Who’s Who in Professional Women

    Long Island Business News (LIBN) selects Linda Heaney, Partner-in-Charge of Friedman’s Long Island office, for the Who’s Who in Professional Women. Join us in congratulating Linda on this well-deserved recognition! Click here to view the article....