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  • 02/15/2019
    Michael Greenwald on New Partnership 'Sleeper' Requirement

    Friedman's Corporate and Business Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald, sat with NBC News to discuss a new addition to partnership tax filing forms. The new rule requires partnerships to disclose a negative capital balance, which is essentially the money partners would receive if the partnership was liquidated. The update is predicted...

  • 02/12/2019
    Joseph M. Klein Joins Friedman LLP as a Tax Partner in Our New York Office

    Joseph M. Klein brings more than 15 years of specialized experience providing tax and advisory services to high-net-worth and real estate clients. He has an extensive background providing accounting and advisory services to commercial and residential real estate owners, developers, managers and REITS. Joseph holds a Housing Credit Certified Professional designation,...

  • 02/11/2019
    Bob Charron on Tax Returns Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Friedman's Tax Practice Leader, Bob Charron, was quoted by NBC News in an article on how tax returns have been affected under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"). The article discusses how many people have been caught off guard when filing their taxes this year, expecting a larger return but...

  • 02/11/2019
    Friedman Gives Back Joins Forces with Cycle for Survival

    As part of Friedman's employee-inspired philanthropy initiative, Friedman Gives Back, a team of enthusiastic employees participated in this year's Equinox Cycle for Survival on Sunday, February 10. This impactful event is dedicated to raising money to fund research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for rare forms of cancer. Each team...

  • 02/07/2019
    Ask the CPA - Shaji Varghese

    In the January edition of "Ask the CPA", Shaji Varghese shares how to keep your business compliant with the new lease accounting standard. Any business that leases it's property or equipment will be affected by these changes, and the Wall Street Journal predicts that corporate balance sheets could swell by almost $2...

  • 02/05/2019
    Opportunity Zones: Profit Potential In Underdeveloped Areas

    Qualified Opportunity Zone Practice Leader, Steve Bokiess, was featured in an article by Crain's New York Business regarding the high potential of opportunity zones. In the article, Steve discusses what an opportunity zone is, how to form a fund and how different parties can benefit greatly from investment. To learn more,...

  • 02/04/2019
    Ryan Dudley on 'Arm's-Length' Tax Policy in the OECD

    Friedman's International Tax Practice Leader, Ryan Dudley, provided Law360 with exclusive insights and knowledge on the possible changes to the Arm's-Length Principle. The current policy states that in allocating income among corporate entities across borders, internal transactions should be priced at what an independent party might pay based on market analysis. Find out...

  • 02/01/2019
    Growth at the Partner and Principal Level in 2019

    Friedman LLP is delighted to announce the addition of two new professionals, appointment of a new regional department head and promotion of 12 to the partner and principal levels. Reflective of the depth and breadth of Friedman's services, these accomplished professionals specialize in a wide array of areas. They are based...

  • 01/30/2019
    Libra Becomes the First Crypto-Native Technology Company to Receive SOC 1 Type 2 Attestation Report

    On January 24, Libra announced that it had become the first crypto-native software company to receive a Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Type 2 attestation report for its Libra Crypto Office platform. The report was issued by Friedman LLP. To receive such report Libra had to develop an in-depth set of policies, procedures and...

  • 01/29/2019
    Bob Charron on Exemptions Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Tax Practice Leader, Bob Charron, was recently quoted in an article by LifeHacker.com, "When You Should Itemize Your Taxes". In the article Bob discusses the exemption and deduction changes brought about under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"). While personal exemptions were eliminated, increases to the child credit and new...

  • 01/25/2019
    Michael Greenwald on New Pass-Through Tax Deduction Rules

    After much waiting, the IRS has provided the final rules for the new 20% deduction for pass-through businesses. The final rules are said to make it much easier for a business owner to determine whether they can receive the tax break or not. In a Bloomberg article on the deduction, Friedman's Michael Greenwald shared...

  • 01/24/2019
    Qualified Opportunity Zone Podcast with Commercial Property Executive

    With 8,700 Qualified Opportunity Zones ("QOZ") covering the United States, now is the time to understand how you can take advantage of one of the most popular tax-incentivized opportunities under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Listen to a recent podcast featuring our QOZ Practice Leader, Steve Bokiess, as a special guest on Commercial...

  • 01/14/2019
    How to Remain Cyber-Secure While Traveling

    Friedman CyZen's Jake Lehmann was recently interviewed for a publication by Wherever Family, in which he was asked for tips on how to keep your personal information safe while traveling. Jake discusses the importance of remaining diligent and using certain precautions in order to reduce the likelihood of your information falling into the...

  • 01/10/2019
    Michael Greenwald on the Government Shutdown's Effect on QOZs

    Real Estate Finance and Investment reached out to Friedman's Michael Greenwald for insight on how the government shutdown has affected Qualified Opportunity Zones. In the article, Michael explains that the shutdown has prevented important legislation regarding Opportunity Zones from being discussed. A hearing within the Department of Treasury that was due to...

  • 01/09/2019
    Michael Lawrence Named in LIBN "40 Under Forty"

    Friedman's Michael Lawrence is an honoree for Long Island Business News' 2019 "40 Under Forty"! This prestigious title pays tribute to Long Island's most promising business people under the age of 40, working towards success and positively impacting their community. To see the full list of honorees, click here. ...

  • 01/04/2019
    Chris Smith Shares Importance of Work/Life Balance

    In a NJBiz article on management in accounting firms, Friedman's Chris Smith shared the importance of work/life balance, especially in the professional services industry. Chris references Friedman's initiatives such as Summer Fridays, a casual dress policy and Friedman U, an internal program for employees that focuses on topics such as business development...

  • 01/03/2019
    Michael Greenwald on Why Partnerships Need to "Look Under the Hood"

    Corporate and Business Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald recently gave his expert advice to partnerships in an article published by Bloomberg BNA. Greenwald stresses the importance of preparing for audits sooner rather than later, based on currently proposed rules from the IRS that could be made final soon. "It is a good opportunity to look under...

  • 01/02/2019
    David McKelvey Thinking Forward to 2019

    In Long Island Business News' issue on "Forward Thinking", Friedman's David McKelvey gave his outlook on what 2019 will be like for the accounting industry. "We project 2019 to be an exciting, challenging and advantageous year for the accounting profession," says McKelvey. David discusses how the sweeping reform brought about by the...

  • 12/27/2018
    Kim Dula on How New Tax Laws Affect Charitable Giving

    Friedman's Kim Dula was recently quoted by Fortune on the effect new tax laws have on charitable donations. Dula says, "without itemized deductions, most people will lose all tax benefits associated with charitable giving." To read the full article, click here....

  • 12/20/2018
    Donald Logan Joins Friedman LLP as Chief Information Officer

    Donald Logan joined the firm’s headquarters as the Chief Information Officer ("CIO"). Don’s extensive background supporting the unique IT needs of the accounting profession will further enhance the firm’s already well-fortified IT structure. We look forward to continuing to expand Friedman’s capabilities in this critical area. Don brings more than 20...

  • 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...


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