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  • 09/22/2020
    Michael Greenwald on Limited Liability Partnerships in Exclusive U.S. News Feature

    Michael Greenwald, Friedman’s Business Entity Tax Practice Leader, recently shared his insights with U.S. News and World Report on what a Limited Liability Partnership is exactly and the varying protections of LLPs by state. “An LLP is an entity created by state law, usually used for professional practices, such as legal, accounting...

  • 09/21/2020
    Friedman Ranked in NJBIZ's 2020 "Best Places to Work in New Jersey"

    Friedman is honored to be recognized by NJBIZ in their Best Places to Work in New Jersey for yet another year! We are proud to be distinguished among other esteemed NJ businesses. The winners are decided based upon employee participation with the “Best Places to Work” survey, which confidentially collects data...

  • 09/17/2020
    Jill Jacobs Appointed Co-Chair of the DFK International Marketing Committee

    Jill Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer at Friedman, has been appointed as one of the newest co-chairs of the DFK International Marketing Committee. The DFK/USA committees’ primary objective is to concentrate on marketing strategies to grow the firm. They meet bimonthly in person to share successful marketing investments and learn from various...

  • 09/16/2020
    Friedman Honored in Arena’s Digital Accountancy Awards 2020

    We are proud to announce that Friedman was recognized as a finalist in the category of "Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year" in Arena’s Digital Accountancy Awards 2020. The winner will be announced in their upcoming September event.  Arena recognizes the successes and innovations from the leading players in the industry. Their...

  • 09/15/2020
    How to Qualify for Home Office Deductions During the Pandemic

    John Bono, a CPA and Partner at Friedman, shares his insights with Newsday on how you may or may not qualify for a home office deduction. Working on your couch won't help on your taxes, "but if you have a separate office where you meet clients you may be able to claim...

  • 09/03/2020
    Tax Pros’ Top Grumbles About the IRS Coronavirus Slowdown

    Kim Dula, Managing Partner of Friedman LLP’s Philadelphia office, shares her experience with Accounting Today on some of the frustrations tax preparers and taxpayers faced during the pandemic. Yet a “flurry of notices” to taxpayers also caused annoyance, according to Kimberly Dula. “Many taxpayers filed their returns electronically at various times before...

  • 09/03/2020
    Professionals on the Move: September 2020

    CPA Practice Advisor just listed their “Professionals on the Move: September 2020” issue featuring Friedman’s promotions. Friedman LLP recently announced more than 100 promotions throughout the China, East Hanover, Long Island West, Long Island East, Marlton, New York, Philadelphia and Linwood locations. These promotions include four new principals, six new directors,...

  • 09/03/2020
    IRS Finalizes Regs on BEAT for Multinationals

    Adnan Islam, Friedman Partner and Co-Practice Leader of the firm’s International Tax group, shares his insights with Accounting Today on the final BEAT regulations that the Internal Revenue Service just released. The final BEAT regulations are generally taxpayer favorable and allow taxpayers to elect a BEAT waiver provision, according to Adnan Islam....

  • 09/03/2020
    Here’s How Trump And Biden May Change Your Clients’ Taxes

    Jo Anna Fellon, lead partner of private client services at Friedman, recently shared her insights with Financial Advisor on the presidential candidates’ tax plans and client concerns. “This year, it’s not what has been proposed by each party that concerns top earners,” said Jo Anna M. Fellon. “It’s what they fail to...

  • 09/02/2020
    SJBIZ "On the Move:" Lindsay Gaal and Pat Dugan

    South Jersey Biz announces two Friedman promotions: Lindsay Gaal has taken on the position of Chief Operating Officer in addition to her current role as Chief Human Resources Officer and Pat Dugan, promoted from Director to Principal. To see the full article, head here....

  • 09/02/2020
    The SBA’s Latest Guidance Analyzed: Why Borrowers May Have to Rethink Their Approach to Loan Forgiveness

    Friedman’s Business Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald, was recently featured on the NJCPA Focus Blog sharing his article on the SBA’s latest PPP loan forgiveness guidance. Just when you thought it was safe to proceed with applying for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness, the Small Business Administration (SBA) — which had been...

  • 08/31/2020
    How Friedman LLP is Meeting the Challenges of a Newly Remote Workforce Head-on

    A top-40 accounting firm Friedman LLP is finding innovative ways to keep employees connected, engaged and cyber-secure while joining the U.S., and world, in navigating an unprecedented digital work force. Frequently ranked as a “Best Place to Work” by regional and national publications, investing in their employees’ personal and professional well-being...

  • 08/31/2020
    Supporting Employees through the Pandemic: Friedman LLP Includes Sylvan Learning to Benefits Package

    In anticipation of the challenges our employees may face while educating their children during the pandemic, we’re excited to announce that Friedman added Sylvan Learning to our robust benefits package. This national, supplemental educational program is designed to help students succeed in any school environment. As a reflection of our firm’s...

  • 08/26/2020
    Have Children? How to Ensure You Receive the $500 Stimulus Payment

    Kirsten Toler, a CPA and Senior Tax Manager at Friedman, recently shared her insights with U.S. News and World Report on the IRS non-filers tool that was established for the $500 government stimulus payment for children of 2018 or 2019 federal income tax return non-filers. "If someone plans to file for 2019...

  • 08/24/2020
    Can People Who Work Remotely Be Taxed Twice?

    Kim Dula, Managing Partner of Friedman LLP’s Philadelphia office, shares her insights with Financial Advisor on remote workers and taxes. “Although an employer may know that their employee is working from home, the employee’s home address on record may not be where he or she is actually working,” said Kimberly Dula. “Also, if...

  • 08/17/2020
    Inside Public Accounting Announces Lindsay Gaal as Friedman’s New COO

    Inside Public Accounting recently shared Friedman’s exciting news that Lindsay Gaal has taken on the position of Chief Operating Officer in addition to her current role as Chief Human Resources Officer. Gaal has nearly 10 years of experience providing comprehensive HR services. In addition to her work in public accounting, she has provided...

  • 08/13/2020
    CMO Jill Jacobs Shares Tips on Managing and Transforming Budgets With AAM

    Friedman's CMO Jill Jacobs shared tips on managing and transforming budgets at the Association for Accounting Marketing’s recent Emerge Virtual Conference. As a panelist at this rapid fire bullet-point session, Jill discussed: Focusing on initiatives with a measurable return, particularly digital marketing Seeing what you can take on in-house Negotiating with vendors to see where you...

  • 08/10/2020
    Inside Public Accounting Ranks Friedman as a 2020 Top 100 Firm

    We're thrilled to announce that INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) recognized Friedman as a 2020 Top 100 Firm and Top 100 Fastest-Growing Organic Growth Firm for the second consecutive year. The IPA Top 100 Firms rankings are compiled from data gathered in the annual IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms, which attracts...

  • 08/03/2020
    Ryan Dudley in an Exclusive Interview with the Financial Advisor: How Clients with International Holdings Can Benefit From New Tax Regs

    Friedman’s Ryan Dudley, International Tax Practice Co-Leader, spoke in an exclusive interview with the Financial Advisor on how clients with international tax holdings can benefit from new tax regulations. Wealthy clients who have substantial investments in certain multinational megacorporations might benefit from a new U.S. tax regulation. The Treasury Department and the...

  • 07/30/2020
    Friedman Summer 2020 Promotions and New Hire Announcement

    We are pleased to announce more than 100 promotions throughout our China, East Hanover, Long Island West, Long Island East, Marlton, New York, Philadelphia and Linwood locations. These promotions include four new principals, six new directors, and a new Chief Operating Officer. Please join us in celebrating a number of...

  • 07/30/2020
    Crain’s names Maria Gonzalez a 2020 Rising Star in Real Estate

    Crain’s New York Business published its “2020 Rising Stars in Real Estate” and named Maria Gonzalez, Partner at Friedman LLP, among its honorees. The 79 Rising Stars in real estate are being recognized for their knowledge, skills, integrity, accomplishments and contributions to their profession and to the community. They are the...

  • 07/30/2020
    Carl Bagell Recognized in 2020 Power 50 List

    South Jersey Biz names Friedman’s Managing Partner of Southern New Jersey, Carl Bagell, one of the Power 50 business leaders in South Jersey. These distinguished leaders on the list each bring a unique skill set to the table while sharing a common bond by doing their part to move the South Jersey...

  • 07/30/2020
    People and Firms on the Move: James Aronoff

    Accounting Today recently shared the news that James Aronoff joined Friedman’s Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support and Valuation Services Practice as Managing Principal. To read the full article, head here. ...

  • 07/28/2020
    William Mendez and Eric Freeman on the MGM Data Breach

    The MGM suffered a data breach earlier this year, which affected approximately 10.6 million guests. Our cybersecurity experts revisit this breach and discuss its potential impact with what appears to be some good news in an exclusive interview with Hospitality Technology. To read the full article, head here....

  • 07/27/2020
    Michael Greenwald Speaks on PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar with Obermayer

    Michael J. Greenwald, MPPM, CPA, Partner, Business Entity Tax Practice Leader spoke aboutPPP Loan Forgiveness in an exclusive webinar with Obermayer. Watch the full discussion here for techniques to guide your financial decision making: PPP Loan Forgiveness Q&A Webinar from Obermayer on Vimeo....

  • 07/23/2020
    Friedman CMO Jill Jacobs Featured in AAM on Communication Techniques During a Crisis

    Jill Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer at Friedman LLP, shares her insights with Association for Accounting Marketing on how Friedman handled the COVID-19 crisis. “Agility and responsiveness are key,” said Jill Jacobs. “In a crisis situation, it is hard to predict where things will go next, so you should plan for different...

  • 07/21/2020
    2020 NJBIZ Power 50 Accounting

    We are thrilled to announce that three Friedman professionals were recognized in the NJBIZ Power 50: Accounting list: Mike Saccomanno, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CDFA, Partner FLVS – Marlton C. Christopher Smith, CPA, Partner-in-Charge – East Hanover Danielle Dvorak, CPA, MS, Senior Tax Manager – East Hanover The Power 50 lists are selected by the NJBIZ editorial board who consult...

  • 07/20/2020
    People and Firms on the Move: Harriet Greenberg Appointed President of DFK International

    Harriet Greenberg, Co-Managing Partner at Friedman, was recently featured in Accounting Today with the latest news of DFK International appointing Harriet as President, making her the first woman to lead the global association. To read the full article, head here....

  • 07/16/2020
    Bob Charron on the July 15th Filing Deadline

    Bob Charron, Partner and Tax Practice Leader at Friedman LLP, appeared on Fox 5 New York TV giving his insight on the July 15th filing deadline. Watch his interview below: ...

  • 07/15/2020
    Amish Mehta Featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on Ways to Regain Trust After a Scandal

    Amish Mehta, Partner and Nonprofit Practice Leader at Friedman, shares his insights in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on how nonprofits must be transparent and show empathy following a scandal in order to repair reputational damage and restore trust. To read the full article, click here. ...

  • 07/13/2020
    Kim Dula’s Insights on Standard vs. Itemized Deductions Featured on Fidelity.com

    Kim Dula, Managing Partner of Friedman LLP’s Philadelphia office, shared the pros and cons of standard vs. itemized tax deductions in her exclusive feature on Fidelity's personal finace insights page. To read the full article, head here....

  • 07/10/2020
    Harriet Greenberg Appointed President of DFK International

    Co-Managing Partner, Harriet Greenberg has been appointed as President of DFK International, making her the first woman to lead the top ten global association of independent accounting, tax and business advisory firms. Her historic appointment was formally made during DFK International’s ‘virtual’ annual general meeting which was held online following the postponement of...

  • 07/02/2020
    Tax Practice Leader Bob Charron on Applying for a 2019 Tax Extension

    Bob Charron, leader of Friedman’s Tax Practice, recently spoke with Barron’s on the delayed July 15 filing deadline for 2019 tax returns and the potential benefits of extending your filing deadline to October 15. While the IRS has sent most payments, “if someone hasn’t received a stimulus check and they would...

  • 07/01/2020
    Jonathan Curry-Edwards on Superseding Federal Tax Returns

    Jonathan Curry-Edwards, a Principal at Friedman LLP and leader of the firm’s Private Tax Services Team, was recently featured in Financial Advisor giving his expert insight on superseding federal tax returns. These returns—which many clients might not know about—are useful in light of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,...

  • 06/30/2020
    SALT Expert Tom Corrie on New York’s “Convenience Rule” and Telecommuting

    Tom Corrie, Principal and Director of State and Local Tax at Friedman LLP, recently spoke with Jeff Roberts at Fortune on exceptions and enforcement of New York’s “convenience rule” and telecommuting. Some middle-class telecommuters may wonder if they can avoid out-of-state tax headaches by simply declaring income in their resident state, and...

  • 06/30/2020
    James H. Aronoff Joins Friedman's FLVS Practice

    We are pleased to announce that James ("Jim") H. Aronoff, J.D. has joined Friedman as Managing Principal in the firm's Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support & Valuation Services (FLVS) Practice. He will be based in the New York office. Jim brings more than 35 years of experience in the financial services...

  • 06/29/2020
    Friedman Acts of Kindness

    Stories from Friedman Employees

  • 06/29/2020
    Friedman Recognized in PBJ’s 2020 Best Places to Work!

    The Philadelphia Business Journal sponsored an open call for applications for their 2020 Best Places to Work and we are thrilled to announce that Friedman was selected as one of this year’s honorees! Friedman is dedicated to empowering our clients to achieve critical financial goals that improve their lives. We take...

  • 06/25/2020
    Two Friedman Professionals Honored by NJCPA at 2020 Ovation Awards

    On June 18, Friedman Partner Sviatlana LiPuma, CPA and Peter Motsch, CPA, Accounting Manager were honored with Ovation Awards at NJCPA’s annual convention.  The Ovation Awards showcase the work of “superstars whose exemplary efforts and stellar achievements are advancing New Jersey’s accounting profession.”  The annual Ovation Awards recognize the multitude of ways that individuals...

  • 06/18/2020
    Prepping for the toughest interview questions

    Lindsay Gaal, Friedman’s Chief Human Resources Officer, recently spoke with Journal of Accountancy on how to answer some of the toughest job interview questions. You've reached the part of the job interview where it's time to discuss compensation. It can be hard to know how to answer if you're asked, "What salary...

  • 06/15/2020
    Friedman Featured in IPA for New PPP Forgiveness Service Offering

    Friedman LLP was recently featured in Inside Public Accounting announcing our new Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Service designed to help relieve the pressure on lenders processing and managing a mountain of government-backed stimulus loans. Led by Co-Managing Partner Harriet Greenberg and partners Michael Sacco and Michael Greenwald, the firm’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness...

  • 06/11/2020
    Clients Could Face Residency Tax Audits Because Of Lockdowns

    Tom Corrie, Principal and Director of state and local tax at Friedman LLP, recently spoke with Financial Advisor on how clients could face residency tax audits due to the pandemic related lockdowns. “The actual triggering event occurs when a non-resident maintains a permanent place of abode in the subject state. Once the...

  • 06/08/2020
    INSIGHT: Monetizing Tax Losses From Covid-19 and Under CARES Act

    Friedman’s Adnan Islam and Edward Ajodah share their insights with Bloomberg Tax on how businesses can monetize their losses under provisions in the coronavirus relief legislation. The economic shock of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting malaise is unprecedented in the U.S. and recent world history. Specific industries have suffered adverse financial...

  • 06/03/2020
    Friedman Launches Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Services for Banks

    In response to the growing demands on lenders to process and administer high volumes of loans subject to strict forgiveness requirements, top-40 accounting and advisory firm Friedman LLP has established a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Service to help relieve the pressure. Friedman is mobilizing teams of financial professionals who are...

  • 05/29/2020
    Robert Graham Named in South Jersey Biz’s 20 Under 40

    We are excited to announce that Robert Graham, Partner and Digital Currency Practice Leader at Friedman, was honored among South Jersey Biz’s list of “20 under 40.”  This award is given to young leaders across various industries who are not only recognized for their dedication and accomplishments, but also for their desire...

  • 05/27/2020
    Money Fix: Take care when making donations toward pandemic relief

    Friedman’s David McKelvey shares his insights with Newsday on making donations toward pandemic relief. There are many new groups that are raising funds for a cause related to the current pandemic. “While they are doing good work, donations to these groups may not be tax deductible. If the tax deduction is important...

  • 05/27/2020
    The focus shifts to PPP forgiveness

    Friedman’s Michael Greenwald featured in Accounting Today on the PPP. “Businesses whose loans have been funded must now focus on carefully tracking how they spend their PPP loan,” said Michael Greenwald, partner and business entity tax practice leader. “The second round of PPP was a little more efficient in reaching borrowers that were originally...

  • 05/26/2020
    Michael Greenwald on Stim pickings: What to tell clients about coronavirus relief

    Michael Greenwald, Partner at Friedman LLP and Business Entity Tax Practice Leader, recently spoke to Accounting Today about what to tell clients about coronavirus relief. “Now that many of them have obtained loans, they want to know how to spend the money to maximize the amount of the loan that can be...

  • 05/26/2020
    Michael Greenwald Featured in Financial Advisor on the PPP Loans

    Friedman’s Michael Greenwald recently spoke with Financial Advisor on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Generally, there can be a tricky interplay between PPP loans and other cash-flow benefits such as the employee retention credit (ERC), said Michael Greenwald, partner at Friedman LLP in New York City. “The IRS has done a...

  • 05/12/2020
    Kim Dula Named Among 2020's "Women to Watch" by PICPA

    On May 11, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounting (“PICPA”) published their list of 2020’s “Women to Watch,” and named Kim Dula among this year’s honorees. The PICPA’s Women to Watch Awards are held annually and celebrate the accounting industry’s women professionals who exemplify “personal success and commitment to...