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

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

  • 04/04/2017
    Five Tips to Choosing a Financial Expert
    By Danielle C. Bellomo, CPA/ABV

    Choosing the right financial expert can be the most important decision an attorney makes. A financial expert can have a significant impact on a case and could potentially determine settlement or trial outcomes.  When it comes to selecting an expert, the attorney must evaluate the competence and experience of the...

  • 04/01/2017
    Special Tax Reform Series

    Insights from Survey of Business Leaders on Their Views of Proposed Tax Changes

  • 03/31/2017
    The Rehabilitation Tax Credit – What Developers Need to Know
    By Stuart A. Katz, CPA MST

    Many developers of real estate projects involving the rehabilitation of older buildings or historic structures may be overlooking a valuable federal income tax credit that could help defray some of the costs of construction by offering tax credits to the investors. What is the rehabilitation tax credit and which buildings qualify? The...

  • 03/31/2017
    The Rise of Alternative Lending in Commercial Real Estate
    By Michael Stoler, The Stoler Report

    Since the great recession of 2008, commercial banks, insurance companies and other traditional lenders for commercial real estate have become much more conservative in their underwriting of financing for commercial real estate.  Banks, the traditional source of construction financing, have recoiled from lending under the impact of regulations including Tier...

  • 03/31/2017
    Why the IRS Hates Bottom Dollar Guarantees and What It’s Doing About It
    By Michael J. Greenwald, MPPM, CPA, Partner

    Bottom dollar. It conjures up images of orphans dancing across the stage in “Annie” or characters from a Damon Runyon novel. And also of bottom dollar guarantees – perhaps the last way to obtain basis in real estate and partnerships without real exposure to economic loss. The IRS believes that...

  • 03/31/2017
    The Top Five Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Millennial Involvement
    By Matthew Blank, Business Development Officer

    Every nonprofit board in America has had a conversation similar to this at least once: -Board Member #1 – “We have to get more young people involved in our organization.” -Board Member #2 – “I agree; their money is important to our future.” -Board Member #3 – “My neighbor is a millennial and...

  • 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...

  • 03/03/2017
    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
    Understanding the Differences between Lobbying, Grassroots Lobbying, and Advocacy
    By Sarah Avery, Director, CPA

    The current political climate has landed tax advisors in an unpleasant quandary, forcing them to be the bearer of both good and bad news. The good news is most taxpayers are expected to benefit from the current administration’s plans to lower tax rates. The bad news, for tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), charitable...

  • 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...

  • 02/21/2017
    Foreign Companies: Federal Tax Treaties and State Tax Obligations
    By Alan Goldenberg, JD, MBA, LL.M.

    For many foreign companies expanding their business operations into the United States, the focus of their tax planning usually centers on the federal income tax laws. While doing business in the U.S. can be a substantial boon, many of these companies express concern about the current 35% federal corporate tax...

  • 02/21/2017
    A Truly Laden Cross to Bear: The Crushing Tax Burdens of New York

    It comes as no surprise to New Yorkers that year after year, numerous tax studies conclude that they face some of the highest tax burdens in the United States. Multiple reports released in 2016 found that on a regular basis almost 13% of a New York City resident’s income is...

  • 02/21/2017
    Tax Tips: Avoiding Tax Scams, Using Charitable Trust for College Expenses

    These brief tips cover scams to be aware of during tax season, how to check your IRS account online and the benefits of using a charitable trust to cover college expenses. Watch out for tax scams With tax season in full swing, criminals posing as IRS officials are stepping up their efforts...

  • 02/21/2017
    VIDEO: Navigating Difficult Decisions

    Tax Partner, Kim Dula discusses the psychological and emotional aspects of transitioning the family business. ...

  • 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...

  • 02/07/2017
    Key Issues to Consider When Negotiating a Licensing Deal
    By Michael Sacco, CPA, Partner

    Brand licensing in the fashion industry is a trend that continues to rise - with both brand owners and licensees benefiting from intensified consumer demand of top brands, specifically social media-savvy brands that are connecting with teenagers and millennials. Licensing has opened the doors for companies to expand their brands into...

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

    A panel discussion presented by NJBIZ

  • 01/27/2017
    Restoring Financial Health to the Diamond & Jewelry Industry
    By Eric Tunis, CPA, Partner

    Diminishing profits, tightened lending and the sometimes burdensome demands for governance and transparency continue to be key challenges affecting the financial health of the diamond and jewelry industry in the U.S. Earlier this month, senior officers from De Beers' global sightholder sales reached out to Friedman LLP to discuss these critical...

  • 01/26/2017
    Retirement Plan Distributions: Quick Guide on Annuity or Lump Sum Withdrawals
    By Michael Ibrahim, FSPA, FCA, EA, Director

    Should I take the annuity or lump sum? A question retirees and older workers likely will be asking as U.S. companies move to de-risk their defined benefit plans by removing expensive pension obligations. Employers may purchase annuities for their pensioners, while others offer cash or a single lump sum payment...

  • 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

  • 01/17/2017
    Video: What’s the Trump Impact on Real Estate?

    Real Estate leaders from around the New York metropolitan area recently gathered with Friedman LLP for a lively and insightful industry forum. With the buzz around the presidential election, the discussion among participants turned to the effect that Trump will have on real estate locally, nationally and internationally. Comments ranged from...

  • 01/12/2017
    How Can Your Expert Maintain Credibility in the Face of an Error?
    By Michael A. Saccomanno, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CDFA

    It’s no secret that to properly help you and your clients win your cases, the experts you hire must be credible. An expert’s credibility is based upon many factors, including how honestly they react when confronted with their own errors. An expert’s reaction to their error will determine whether or...

  • 01/11/2017
    How bright is the outlook inside New York’s real estate community?

    2017: The end of real estate growth, or more of the same?

  • 01/11/2017
    Do your numbers tell the story?
    By Denise McKnight, CPA

    As we begin 2017, many non-profits are entering the year with a level of uncertainty about how the upcoming changes in our government’s leaders will affect the funding that they receive. Non-profits will look to individual and corporate donors to provide those valuable charitable donations to sustain or enhance their...

  • 01/10/2017
    Video Highlights from Friedman's Real Estate Forum

    All In The Family: Friedman Real Estate Forum focuses on generational succession.

  • 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...

  • 01/06/2017
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Update
    By Bruce Plevinsky, Tax Manager

    New Revised Form I-9 Now Available

  • 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?

  • 01/04/2017
    Going Concern Assessments – Implementation Requirements are Rapidly Approaching
    By Robert Graham, CPA, Partner 

    Should you be concerned with your “Going Concern” assessment? As a new accounting standards update takes effect, now is the time to ask that question. Background: U.S. auditing standards and federal securities law require an auditor to consider the possible financial statement effects of a company’s ability to continue as a going...

  • 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....