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  • 12/18/2018
    Friedman LLP Launches Qualified Opportunity Zone Consulting Practice

    New York — December 18, 2018 — Top 50 accounting and advisory firm, Friedman LLP, expands its dynamic service offerings to include Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) Consulting . The QOZ program, created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), is a tax incentivized investment initiative meant to spur...

  • 12/13/2018
    Steve Bokiess on Qualified Opportunity Zones

    Steve Bokiess, Partner and Leader of Friedman's new Qualified Opportunity Zones Consulting practice presented on the topic of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) at Friedman's Real Estate Forum that took place last month. As a new opportunity for tax incentives formed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, QOZ is a very hot...

  • 12/12/2018
    Jo Anna Fellon on Easing Nerves Over New Reporting Requirements

    Jo Anna Fellon, CPA, Partner gave her reassuring insights to Compliance Week in their article on companies' shift in tax reporting under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Fellon is quoted on how high anxiety over the new reporting standards is often blown out of proportion. To read the full article, click here....

  • 12/11/2018
    Shaji Varghese, CPA, Partner and Brandon Baker, CPA, Principal Join Friedman LLP’s Philadelphia Office - Expanding the Firm's Robust Client Offerings

    New York - December 11, 2018 - Top 50 accounting and advisory firm Friedman LLP announced today that Shaji Varghese, CPA, Partner, and Brandon Baker, CPA, Principal, have joined the firm’s Philadelphia office, bringing with them a wealth of cross-industry expertise. Shaji Varghese is an Audit Partner at Friedman LLP, bringing...

  • 12/10/2018
    Kevin Hyams on Corporate Culture in Japan

    Kevin Hyams, Partner in Charge of Friedman's Governance, Risk and Compliance practice, was recently quoted in an article by Law360 concerning the arrest of Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn. In the article Hyams discusses the lack of consistent corporate culture in Japan and how this has affected numerous companies in the country. To read...

  • 12/07/2018
    NYC Real Estate Forum Spotlight: Alternative Financing, Opportunity Zones

    On Thursday, November 29th, Friedman hosted its NYC Real Estate Forum in Midtown Manhattan. The focus of the forum was "The Rise of Alternative Lending in Commercial Real Estate" showcasing industry leaders' firsthand experience and knowledge of this growing source of financing. The forum also featured keynote speaker John Catsimatidis of Red Apple Group and was...

  • 12/04/2018
    Friedman LLP Names Kim Dula Managing Partner for Philadelphia Office

    Accomplished tax and planning professional to succeed current Managing Partner Chuck Shechtman, who will remain as Partner

  • 12/04/2018
    Jake Lehmann on Wifi Security at Airports

    Managing Director of Friedman CyZen, Jake Lehmann, gave his expert insight on the risks of using airport public wifi and the safety measures you can take to avoid your personal information being compromised. To read the full article by the Los Angeles Times, click here....

  • 12/03/2018
    Bob Charron on Wall Street Tax Parties

    Tax Practice Leader, Bob Charron, gave his expert insight to the New York Post on how many Wall Street bankers and traders are using elaborate parties as write-offs for their inflated tax bills.  “The taxes on their income this year are enormous, especially if they live in Manhattan, where it can be...

  • 11/30/2018
    Jake Lehmann on Avoiding Holiday Cyber Scams

    Jake Lehmann was recently interviewed by US News and World Report for his expert insight on cyber scams around the holiday season. Lehmann discusses the shady tactics used by many hackers to steal valuable personal information, especially during a time when many people are shopping online for gifts. To learn how hackers are...

  • 11/29/2018
    Highlights from Commercial Observer’s Downtown Forum Featuring Friedman’s Fred Berk

    Fred Berk, Co-Managing Partner and Real Estate Practice Co-Chair, joined distinguished real estate leaders from Brookfield Properties, Cushman and Wakefield, Jack Resnick and Sons and Howard Hughes Corporation for an interactive panel discussion on “Downtown's Return as One of NYC's Hottest Submarkets.”   For exclusive coverage of the event, head here....

  • 11/26/2018
    Bob Charron Quoted by Consumer Reports

    Tax Practice Leader, Bob Charron, was recently quoted in an article by Consumer Reports on the deductability of large medical bills. "If one spouse has high medical expenses and a relatively lower adjusted gross income, filing separately may allow that spouse to exceed the 7.5-percent floor and deduct some medical expenses that...

  • 11/19/2018
    Ask the CPA - Matthew Blank

    In this edition of Ask the CPA, Business Development Manager, Matthew Blank, discusses ways to enhance the brand awareness of your professional services firm. According to Matthew, the key is to teach employees how to be successful advocates of your organization. See all that he has to say, here....

  • 11/19/2018
    Inbound US Tax Issues for Middle Market Companies

    Friedman's Adnan Islam recently authored an article featured in Law360 regarding the tax changes brought along by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how it affects non-US corporations. Read the full article, here....

  • 11/16/2018
    Kim Dula Featured on HerMoney.com

    Friedman's Kim Dula was recently featured in an article on HerMoney.com titled "Bridging the Women's Retirement Income Gap". In the article Kim gives her expert insights on how to properly invest for the future. Read the full article here....

  • 11/13/2018
    Friedman LLP Announces Plan to Move NYC Office to One Liberty Plaza

    New working space to boast latest amenities and technology

  • 11/06/2018
    John Tax Named in Long Island Business News' Who's Who

    Friedman's John Tax was recently named in LIBN's Who's Who in Accounting. The publication features those in accounting who provide exceptional service to their clients. John is recognized for 20 years of public and 4 years of private accounting experience in the real estate industry. To see the full article, click...

  • 10/26/2018
    Ryan Dudley Featured in ICAS

    Friedman's Ryan Dudley has been featured in an article by ICAS in which he discusses the lack of guidance from the IRS on Foreign Derived Intangible Income (FDII) and the costs and complications associated with an offshore structure. To read the full article, click here....

  • 10/24/2018
    Ask the CPA - Denise McKnight

    Friedman's Denise McKnight discusses how to execute an efficient year-end physical inventory count in this edition of Ask the CPA. Denise stresses the importance of being prepared and how you can ensure an accurate and smooth inventory count. See what Denise has to say, here....

  • 10/23/2018
    Digital Currency 101
    By Robert Graham, CPA and Joshua Santos, CPA

    Two of Friedman's digital currency experts, Robert Graham and Joshua Santos, recently authored an insightful article for MicroCap Review Magazine. In this article, they walk you through several critical regulatory and accounting aspects of the digital currency landscape including: Accounting for digital currency Measuring digital currencies at fair market value Planning for income tax...

  • 10/23/2018
    Ryan Dudley Featured in Law360

    Ryan Dudley, Practice Leader of Friedman's International Tax Group, was asked for insight on how efforts to combat international tax avoidance are disproportionately affecting smaller businesses compared to large multinationals. To read the full article by Law360, click here....

  • 10/22/2018
    Kim Dula Featured by NJBiz

    Friedman's Kim Dula was featured in an article by NJBiz on family business and tax planning. In the article, Kim stresses the importance of timeliness in multigenerational tax planning and the effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has on it. To read the full article, click here....

  • 10/22/2018
    Jerome Glickman Talks Tax Reform's Impact on the NFL

    Jerome Glickman, Director, was recently featured by Bloomberg and Accounting Today in articles on how tax changes have affected NFL teams in high-tax states. "A player for the Miami Dolphins or Houston Texans, where no state income taxes are levied, was always going to come out a whole lot better than somebody...

  • 10/19/2018
    Who Qualifies for a Business Income Deduction?

    The recently proposed Section 199A statute has raised many questions, including who may qualify for the new deduction of up to 20% of earned income. As part of the NJBIZ Digital Guide to Year-End Tax Planning Friedman experts, Michael Greenwald and Jo Anna Fellon, help clarify the complex proposal here....

  • 10/19/2018
    NOL Reform Makes Planning for the Future Even More Important

    The revised guidelines for Net Operating Loss (NOL) means top earners may not feel the full benefit of tax rate decrease that was a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. However, Friedman's Karl A. Neulinger and Brian Kristiansen say that consulting a tax advisor before the end of the...

  • 10/19/2018
    3 Planning Strategies for the New Tax Landscape

    Throughout the year, the topic of tax reform has been a hot topic for many business owners and individual taxpayers. While some deductions were repealed, others were introduced. Friedman's tax experts, Jo Anna Fellon and Brian Kristiansen, share 3 planning strategies to help optimize your tax benefits in the 2018 NJBIZ Digital Guide to...

  • 10/19/2018
    Assessing the Impact of Tax Reform on Individuals

    This year brought about the largest tax reform in 30 years, and many individuals are wondering how these changes may impact them. in the NJBIZ Digital Guide to Year-End Tax Planning, Jo Anna Fellon and Brian Kristiansen share insights on how tax reform affects individual taxes, and why you should learn how these...

  • 10/19/2018
    5 Key Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Considerations

    With the end of 2018 quickly approaching, it is imperative business entrepreneurs assess significant changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will impact their overall tax strategy. Friedman's tax expert, Karl A. Neulinger, shares 5 key considerations for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in this year's NJBIZ Digital Guide...

  • 10/19/2018
    How Bunching Helps Maximize the Benefit of Charitable Donations

    While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act raised the standard tax deduction, other deductions such as charitable gifts have been limited. Friedman's Scott Testa and Bob Charron share how "Bunching" your charitable gifts will help maximize your tax benefits. Learn more in the NJBIZ Digital Guide to Year-End Tax Planning, here....

  • 10/16/2018
    Tax Expert Michael J. Greenwald Helps Shape Regulations to Enhance Taxpayer Experience

    Friedman’s advisors are dedicated to delivering excellence in client service, especially when it comes to providing much-needed guidance surrounding changes under the new tax code. Some of our experts take this commitment a step further by helping to shape regulation in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), allowing us to...

  • 10/10/2018
    Jake Lehmann Featured in Reuters Article

    Managing Director of Friedman CyZen, Jacob Lehmann, was cited in an article by Reuters regarding the recent Google+ security breach. Over 500,000 GOogle+ users' personal information was exposed in the breach; however, they weren't informed until many months later. Lehmann beleives these users had the right to know sooner about the...

  • 10/09/2018
    NJBIZ Features Friedman's Expert Advisors in Year End Tax Planning Guide

    As the year draws to a close and taxpayers continue to navigate sweeping changes under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, our expert advisors empower you with critical insights to inform your decision-making. Sponsored by Friedman LLP, the “Guide to Year End Tax Planning” includes articles featuring six of our...

  • 09/28/2018
    Michael Greenwald Featured in Accounting Today

    Corporate and Business Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald, was featured in an article on Tax Reform 2.0 by Accounting Today. Michael gave his expert analysis regarding the need to fix qualified improvements and inequities in state and local taxes in the new tax reform bills. You can view the full article...

  • 09/28/2018
    Jo Anna Fellon Featured in US News and World Report

    Jo Anna Fellon, Partner in Friedman’s Tax Service Group, was recently cited in an article by U.S. News and World Report regarding retirement financial planning. Jo Anna discussed how many retirees may live on much less than 70 percent of their pre-retirement income, while others’ expenses actually go up in...

  • 09/26/2018
    Harriet Greenberg Named as Notable Woman in Accounting

    We're proud to announce that our Co-managing Partner, Harriet Greenberg, was recognized as a Notable Woman in Accounting by Crain's New York Business! This honorable award celebrates industry-leading women who set an excellent example for all women in accounting. See more, here....

  • 09/24/2018
    Tom Corrie Featured in NJBiz

    Director of Friedman's State and Local Tax Group, Tom Corrie, recently shared exclusive insights in an article by NJBiz covering New Jersey's tax laws. To learn how your business may be impacted by the rising tax rates and ways to minimize these negative effects, read here....

  • 09/21/2018
    Colleen Crandall Gives Insight on Auditing a 401k Plan

    Friedman's Colleen Crandall discusses when 401k plans and other retirement plans require an audit. Colleen gives her expert advice to the Philadelphia Business Journal on the timing and requirements of these audits, here....

  • 09/20/2018
    Friedman's Brian Duffy Shares Key Insights on Fraud Protection with Philadelphia Business Journal

    Learn how updated internal fraud measures help companies prevent fraud and how an accountant can be an invaluable resource when creating these internal controls. See what Brian Duffy had to say, here....

  • 09/14/2018
    Michael Greenwald Featured in The Real Deal

    Michael Greenwald, Partner at Friedman and Corporate and Business Tax Practice Leader, was recently quoted in New York Real Estate News' "The Real Deal" regarding tax deductions for real estate brokers. To read what Michael's expert analysis, click here....

  • 09/14/2018
    Kevin Hyams Featured in Law360

    Partner in Charge of Friedman’s Governance, Risk and Compliance services, Kevin Hyams, was asked for expert insight in a publication from Law360 regarding Volkswagen’s recent issues with compliance. Hyams shares his view on how the German automobile manufacturing giants have been dragging their feet when dealing with a compliance monitor...

  • 09/11/2018
    Ryan Dudley Featured in Bloomberg Tax

    Ryan Dudley, Partner and Practice-Leader of the International Tax Group, was recently featured in an article by Bloomberg Tax on the topic of foreign companies relocating to the U.S. due to the new tax law. Dudley was asked for his expert insight on Foreign Derived Intangible Income (FDII), the permanency of the...

  • 09/07/2018
    Harriet Greenberg appointed President of DFK International

    Friedman is delighted to announce the appointment of Co-managing Partner, Harriet Greenberg, as President of DFK International. Harriet will be the first woman to become president of the association in its 56 year history. Speaking on her historic appointment, Harriet said, "It is an unbelievable honor and I am proud to...

  • 09/05/2018
    Adial Pharmaceuticals Goes Public

    Friedman is excited to announce the stock opening of our client, Adial Pharmaceuticals. On Tuesday, September 4th, Adial received their initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Friedman served as Adial’s initial auditors when the company first decided to go public. Adial is a pharmaceutical company that...

  • 09/04/2018
    Friedman Receives Readers' Pick Best of Biz 2018

    Friedman LLP is honored to have received the Readers' Pick Best of Biz 2018 Award in Accounting! Each year South Jersey Biz Selects businesses, across many industries, in the South Jersey area that have proven to be most reliable and excel in their respective fields. For more information, visit here....

  • 08/29/2018
    Friedman Promotes Four to Director

    Friedman LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of four professionals to director. 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, Philadelphia, and New Jersey offices. Director Promotions John Chipperfield, CPA, Director, Philadelphia, PA Howard...

  • 08/28/2018
    Bruce Marks Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

    Friedman’s own Bruce Marks was recently featured in the Sunday Business section of the Philadelphia Inquirer in which he spoke about the key role a company’s employees play in its overall success. Marks stresses the importance of targeting top talent and making your business stand apart from the competition. Read...

  • 08/25/2018
    NJCPA Annual Charity Kickball Tournament

    On Thursday, July 19 employees from Friedman's East Hanover office participated in the NJCPA Annual Charity Kickball Tournament. This charitable event was in support of the Valerie Fund, which is an organization that is dedicated to providing individualized care to children at medical centers close to their homes.  To learn more about...

  • 08/16/2018
    Jake Lehmann Featured in ROI NJ

    Jake Lehmann, Managing Director of Friedman CyZen LLC discussed the impact of cybersecurity risks on e-commerce companies in an exclusive ROI NJ feature.  Check out the full article here! ...

  • 08/09/2018
    Adnan Islam Joins Friedman LLP as International Tax Partner and Co-Practice Leader

    Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that Adnan Islam has joined the firm’s New York office as an international tax partner and co-practice leader. Adnan has more than 15 years of public accounting experience as a licensed tax attorney. He specializes in cross-border strategies, comprehensive inbound tax services, global information reporting and...

  • 08/08/2018
    Friedman CyZen’s Managing Director Talks Cyber Security Tips for Tax and Accounting Firms

    Managing Director of Friedman CyZen LLC, Jacob Lehmann shares vital insights on how tax professionals should safeguard their clients’ valuable assets from cyber threats by following critical cyber security precautions. To find out how tax and accounting firms may be a high-risk target for cyber-attack, click here....