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  • 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....

  • 09/10/2015
    Jeb Bush and The Spirit of 1986

    Scott Ehrenpreis, principal and leader of Friedman’s Tax Controversy group, speaks with Forbes about Jeb Bush’s tax plan and plan details to emerge in the presidential race so far. Read the full article here....

  • 08/25/2015
    Compliance Week and Ryan Dudley Discuss Patent Boxes and Tax Compliance

    Ryan Dudley, partner in charge of the International Tax practice, was quoted in Compliance Week in an article titled, “Unpacking the Reporting Challenge in Patent Boxes.” Here’s an excerpt from the article where Ryan discusses transfer pricing rules and tax liability. Tax payments are another concern. “The IRS is heavily focused...

  • 08/06/2015
    Accounting Method Switches Allowed for Partnership Changes
    By Diane Freda

    July 31 — Internal Revenue Service final rules on determining a partner's distributive shares allow partnerships greater flexibility in how they account for variations.The final rules (T.D. 9728), issued July 31, say that the partnership may select a new method each time a variation occurs, moving back and forth between the interim closing method and the proration method when accounting for changes, such as when a new partner joins, or a partner sells a partnership interest.

  • 08/06/2015
    Hillary Clinton’s tax plan according to critics

    Scott Ehrenpreis, principal in Friedman LLP’s tax controversy group, shared the accounting perspective in a recent article in the New York Post.

  • 07/30/2015
    How Do You Know Your Favorite Charity Isn't A Scam?

    Amish Mehta, Friedman LLP partner and not-for-profit practice leader, sat down with The Street to discuss charity fraud.

  • 07/27/2015
    US Firms In For Long Ride In China

    Partner Eddie Wong quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the impact of the Chinese stock market plunge on US-Chinese joint ventures

  • 07/23/2015
    Is Fast Fashion Disrupting the Fashion World?

    The fashion industry is undergoing substantial change and fast fashion is the latest disruption to the status quo.

  • 07/22/2015
    Medical Center Merger Moves Ahead in NYC – Do Financial Implications Exist?

    New York City medical center, NYU Langone, moves ahead with Lutheran Medical Center merger.

  • 07/22/2015
    Same-Sex Marriage and Social Security – What You Should Know

    Michael Greenwald, Friedman LLP partner, sat down with The Street to discuss the same-sex marriage ruling and what it means for couples’ social security.

  • 07/20/2015
    South Jersey Biz Names Justin Van Fleet '20 Under 40'

    South Jersey Biz recognizes Friedman LLP partner, Justin Van Fleet, on the ’20 under 40’ professionals list. Since joining Friedman more than 10 years ago, Justin Van Fleet has served clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, telecommunications and technology. He continues to play an integral role in building the...

  • 07/14/2015
    Neil Levine Honored with 2015 Sid Levy Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award

    Neil Levine, a partner with Friedman LLP, received the 2015 Sid Levy Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award.

  • 07/08/2015
    Danielle Dvorak and Peter Motsch selected for NJ CPA magazine's "30 under 30"

    Tax Senior, Danielle Dvorak, and Senior Auditor, Peter Motsch, were selected for New Jersey CPA magazine’s “30 under 30” list for her continued success in professional accomplishments, NJCPA involvement and community service. Please join us in congratulating them on this recognition and spotlight.Read the full magazine feature by clicking here....

  • 07/06/2015
    How Forensic Accountants Become 'Dollar Detectives'

    If you’re involved in litigation that has to do with numbers, get a forensic accountant on your side. Forensic accounting is a career with an increasing demand across the nation. Scott Maier, partner in our forensic accounting practice, sits down with the Long Island Business News to discuss why forensic accountants are ‘dollar detectives.’

  • 07/01/2015
    BEPS implementation in the US - Now comes the hard part

    Do the hard yards still lie ahead for the OECD base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project? BEPS implementation relies on engagement from key jurisdictions, including the US; but when it comes to getting key jurisdictions on board, it may be harder than expected. Friedman LLP partner, Ryan Dudley, wrote an article on the topic that was featured in the International Tax Review.

  • 06/30/2015
    Joining Friedman's Alumni Network

    Friedman is creating an alumni network to help alums reconnect with former colleagues, share knowledge, and access valuable resources.  To join, please click here to provide your contact information.  We look forward to reconnecting with you!

  • 06/29/2015
    What Divorced Retirees Should Know About Social Security

    If you are divorced and retired, you may be leaving money on the table when it comes to Social Security. Friedman LLP partner, Michael Greenwald, was recently quoted in an article on the topic published in The Street. Read the full article on TheStreet.com....

  • 06/29/2015
    Serious Implications from the Supreme Court's ACA Decision

    The Supreme Court’s ACA decision may mean a significant increase in reporting requirements. Accounting Today and Friedman LLP partner, Michael Greenwald, discuss how this decision will impact the accounting world in a recent article. Read the full article on AccountingToday.com. ...

  • 06/25/2015
    Social Security Tips for Divorced Retirees, Partner Michael Greenwald Quoted in The Street

    Divorced retirees should be aware of some very important tips around Social Security and claiming benefits. In a recently published article in The Street, Michael Greenwald, partner and leader of Friedman LLP’s corporate and business tax practice, shares insight around money divorcees may be leaving on the table when it comes...

  • 06/16/2015
    Partner Ryan Dudley Featured in Treasury Insider Q&A

    Ryan Dudley, partner with Friedman LLP’s International Tax practice, was featured in an exclusive interview with Treasury Insider. Dudley shares important insight on BEPS reporting measures in his Q&A with the publication. Click here to read the full article....

  • 06/11/2015
    Friedman LLP Named SmartCEO's 2015 Firm of the Year

    SmartCEO’s CPA & ESQ Awards honor the region’s most enterprising accountants and attorneys for their leadership, accomplishment, innovation and success. Friedman LLP took home two awards. Bruce Madnick, CEO of Friedman LLP, accepted the Firm of the Year Award on behalf of the entire firm. Michael Saccomanno, CPA and Partner, received the Industry Practice award for his continued success and contributions in the forensic accounting and consulting space. Visit the SmartCEO site to learn more.

  • 05/05/2015
    Friedman LLP Named Sixth Best Place to Work by NJBIZ

    Friedman LLP ranks as the sixth "Best Place to Work in New Jersey", by New Jersey-based weekly business journal NJBIZ. Companies from across the state competed in a two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey for 2015. Representatives from Friedman LLP learned about the firm's ranking among the state's large companies, those companies with 250 employees or more, during an awards ceremony on April 30th at the Hilton East Brunswick The awards are primarily based on survey feedback from our employees and cited Friedman's Employee Development, Social Events and Business Development Training as key areas where we stood out among our competitors.  

  • 04/13/2015
    Partner Michael Greenwald Featured on Fox 5 News

    Partner Michael Greenwald was recently featured on Fox 5 News discussing the pitfalls of leaving money on the table during tax season and safeguarding against unclaimed funds. ...

  • 03/08/2015
    Susanne Spinell-Shuster Addresses Women's Group for International Women's Day 2015

    Susanne Spinell-Shuster was honored to address the Women of the Macquarie Group for International Women's Day 2015. She discussed how we must commit to incorporating the "Pledge to Parity" within both our professional and personal lives. Friedman LLP, embraces and supports gender balanced leadership and provides opportunities for women to achieve...

  • 03/04/2015
    Audrey J. Sherrick named SJ BIZ Women to Watch

    Audrey Sherrick, a Friedman LLP partner with over 30 years of experience in public accounting, was recently named one of SJ BIZ Women to Watch. This years 25 Women to Watch in South Jersey, includes leaders in philanthropy, finance, marketing, health care and beyond, all whom have their own unique success stories,...

  • 01/07/2015
    Friedman LLP Names Harriet Greenberg and Frederick Berk Co-Managing Partners

    Friedman LLP, a regional accounting, tax and advisory firm, announced today that Harriet Greenberg and Frederick Berk have been appointed as the firm’s co-managing partners. Bruce Madnick, who served as Friedman’s managing partner for over 25 years, has been appointed chief executive officer. Jeff Agranoff has also been named chief operating officer. In addition, the firm announced today the naming of four new partners.

  • 12/01/2014
    Eric Tunis Joins Friedman LLP as Partner

    Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that Eric Tunis has joined the firm as a Partner in the Diamond and Jewelry Group. He will work out of the New York City office.

  • 11/25/2014
    Friedman in the News: November 2014

    In the news: The Wall Street Journal- Bob Charron quoted regarding assets of inherited IRAs and whether they can be shielded from taxes in bankruptcy; the article was also published in the Weekend Investor section of the October 18 print edition. The Wall Street Journal - Kevin Hyams quoted regarding COSO implementation. Politico Pro...

  • 10/09/2014
    Karl Knechtel Joins Friedman as Director in Corporate Recovery Group

    Karl Knechtel has joined Friedman LLP's New York office as a Director in the Corporate Recovery Group as of September 29.