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  • 06/24/2019
    Crain's Names Friedman Professional a Real Estate Rising Star

    On June 24, Crain’s New York Business published its inaugural list of Real Estate Rising Stars and named Friedman’s Steven Fischer, a Senior Audit Manager, among its honorees. The special feature celebrates the “knowledge, skills, integrity, accomplishments and contributions” of professionals with fewer than 10 years of experience in the...

  • 06/20/2019
    CyZen Wins First Place in Website Category for LIBN's Long Island Digital Awards

    On June 13, members of CyZen’s team gathered at the Mansion at Oyster Bay for the second annual Long Island Digital Awards (LIDA). Following an exciting evening of networking among regional leaders, CyZen was called to the stage to accept first place in LIDA’s website category! Learn more here!...

  • 06/20/2019
    The Cap on State and Local Tax Deductions Is Driving High-Tax State Residents Out

    Friedman's Alan Goldenberg recently sat with Fox Business to discuss the widespread impact the cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions has had on high-tax states such as New York, New Jersey and California. Goldenberg said, "it took a few months for taxpayers to realize the dollar implications - until...

  • 06/19/2019
    Michael Greenwald on Deferred Sales Trusts

    Corporate and Business Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald, recently spoke with Forbes on Deferred Sales Trusts. Greenwald says that a required Nondisclosure Agreement excites his skepticism about the efficacy of such plans. Click here to read the full article!...

  • 06/17/2019
    Ask the CPA - Shaji Varghese

    In this edition of "Ask the CPA," Shaji Varghese, Partner in our Public Company Services Group shares how the SEC's changes to reporting standards may affect company stakeholders. Click here to read more!...

  • 06/17/2019
    Brave the Shave

    On July 10, Friedman Gives Back, our employee-inspired philanthropy initiative, will co-host a first-of-its-kind charity event in collaboration with Michael Saccomanno, a partner in Friedman's Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support & Valuation Services (FLVS) group. Michael created this event in gratitude for the profound community support he received while recovering from his...

  • 06/13/2019
    Two Friedman Professionals Honored by NJCPA at 2019 Ovation Awards

    On June 12, Friedman Partner Audrey Sherrick and Senior Tax Manager Danielle Dvorak were honored with Ovation Awards at NJCPA’s annual convention in Atlantic City. The Ovation Awards showcase the work of “superstars whose exemplary efforts and stellar achievements are advancing New Jersey’s accounting profession.”...

  • 06/12/2019
    States Lose Fight Against SALT Deduction Cap

    Since the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been fighting against a cap on state and local tax deductions. While Connecticut and New York have a workaround to these changes, Friedman's Tom Corrie told Bloomberg, "not many companies are willing to jump in." Read...

  • 06/12/2019
    High-tax States SALT Workarounds with Alan Goldenberg

    This week the Treasury Department shot down a strategy high-tax states adopted to help ease the effects of the $10,000 SALT cap on residents, however their are some other strategies that some can still take advantage of. Friedman's Alan Goldenberg discussed these strategies with Fox Business, and you can view the full article...

  • 06/10/2019
    Friedman LLP Awards Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Fashion Institute of Technology Student for Fifth Consecutive Year

    For the past five years, Friedman LLP has supported the endeavors of one exceptional student who is enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s (“FIT”) undergraduate entrepreneurial program. Friedman awards the Entrepreneurship Scholarship each year to an FIT student enrolled in the two-year Entrepreneurship program. This year, the firm recognized, Marisol...

  • 06/03/2019
    Friedman LLP Relocates NYC Office to One Liberty Plaza

    New working space boasts latest amenities and technology

  • 05/24/2019
    Carl Bagell on Tax Law Frustrations

    Carl Bagell, Managing Partner of Friedman's Southern New Jersey office, recently spoke with NJBIZ on the challenges and uncertainties of this tax season brought about by last minute changes and a lack of guidance on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). "The 2018 tax year filings were our most difficult ever. We've...

  • 05/20/2019
    Donald Logan featured in IDG Connect's CIO Spotlight

    Friedman's Chief Information Officer, Donald Logan, was recently featured in IDG Connect's CIO Spotlight, in which he shares a multitude of highlights in his childhood, career path and future projects. Don explains that Friedman's most significant initiatives include cloud, automation and business intelligence systems. To learn more about Don, click here!...

  • 05/16/2019
    Ask the CPA - Jerome Glickman

    In this edition of "Ask the CPA", Jerome Glickman, shares the best way to maximize your social security benefits as a married couple. "In most instances, if at least one spouse is in good health, you may make the most of your benefits if the higher earner delays collecting their benefits until age...

  • 05/13/2019
    Kim Dula Talks with Executive Leaders Radio

    Managing Partner of Friedman's Philadelphia office, Kim Dula, recently spoke with Executive Leaders Radio, the #1 business weekly radio show in the Mid-Atlantic. In the interview, Kim highlights events in her life that inspired her to become the great leader that she is today. Kim shares how family values and...

  • 05/09/2019
    Susan Miano to be Honored at Mann Charitable Foundation's Annual Leading Ladies Event

    Susan Miano, Partner in Friedman's FLVS Group, will be honored at The Third Annual Mann Charitable Foundation Leading Ladies Event! This celebration honors the foremost women in the apparel, real estate, hedge fund, accounting, law and banking fields. The Mann Charitable Foundation was founded 20 years in memory of Marion and Irving Mann. Its...

  • 05/09/2019
    Friedman Celebrates Second Annual Employee Superlatives

    On May 2, Friedman's employees gathered from across regional offices to celebrate the close of the 2019 tax season at the Chelsea Piers Lighthouse, overlooking the Hudson River. Friedman employees cast their vote to honor notable individuals across unique categories as part of Friedman’s Superlative Awards. Sponsored by Friedman's Women's Development...

  • 05/07/2019
    Adnan Islam Certified as Taxation Law Specialist by State Bar of California

    On May 1, Adnan Islam was admitted by the State Bar of California as a certified specialist in the field of Taxation Law. The State Bar Legal Specialization program enables professionals with preeminent capabilities and deep experience in particular areas of law to qualify their expertise by earning the designation of certified specialist. The...

  • 05/01/2019
    Friedman Welcomes International Tax Practice Director

    David Slemmer joined Friedman's New York office as a Director in the firm's International Tax Practice with a specialized focus in the area of transfer pricing. He brings more than 20 years of experience evaluating and planning projects for large multinational companies as well as mid-market businesses across several industries....

  • 04/26/2019
    IRS Issues Updated Opportunity Zone Guidance

    Michael Greenwald, a member of Friedman's Qualified Opportunity Zone ("QOZ") Practice, discussed recent updates from the IRS on Opportunity Zones with Commercial Porperty Executive. Michael says the IRS took "tax-payer" friendly positions on the qualified asset and gross income tests. However, the IRS will release a third round of guidance in the future which...

  • 04/24/2019
    Ask the CPA - Jack O'Donnell

    Do You Know the True Value of Your Business?

  • 04/18/2019
    Friedman Voted Number One in Six Quality of Life Categories and Number 10 Top Firm in 2020 Vault Rankings

    Friedman is proud to announce that we were voted number one across six quality of life categories and ranked number 10 in Vault's Accounting 50 for the 2020 Vault Rankings. Notably, the featured quality of life categories include: Culture Hours Relationships with Supervisors  Satisfaction  Travel Requirements Work/Life Balance  The Vault Accounting Survey questions assess accountants’ perceptions of...

  • 04/15/2019
    Friedman Named One of Accounting Today’s 2019 Top 100 Firms

    10th Among its "2019 Regional Leaders" for the Mid-Atlantic Region

  • 04/09/2019
    Harris Devor Recognized as Centennial Honoree

    Temple University Fox School of Business

  • 04/03/2019
    Bob Charron Discusses Tax Reform Impact with Fortune

    Tax Practice Leader, Bob Charron was recently interviewed by Fortune about how changes to the tax code have affected individual tax players and businesses. While a lot of Americans expected a higher return this year, many were caught off guard when they received a much smaller check or even worse -...

  • 03/29/2019
    Friedman Cybersecurity and Digital Currency Experts to Speak at Crypto Invest Summit

    New York — March 26, 2019 — Friedman is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Crypto Invest Summit. Steve Baum, Principal in Friedman’s Digital Currency Practice Group and Eric Freeman, CyZen's Lead Security Engineer, will share key insights on the Storage and Custody Solutions panel. Head here to learn more about this...

  • 03/28/2019
    New Site. New Brand. Same Great Cybersecurity.

    Cybersecurity + Zen, Your security, enlightened.

  • 03/21/2019
    Launching a Fulfilling Career in the Tax and Accounting Space

    From "Summer Fridays" to flexible work schedules, our employees enjoy a work structure that puts their happiness in the center. Our frequent recognition as a "Best Place to Work" and as a national and regional leader in the tax and accounting space reflects our beliefs that investing in our employees'...

  • 03/19/2019
    Harriet Greenberg on the Accounting Industry Skill Shift

    Co-Managing Partner, Harriet Greenberg recently sat with CPA Insider to discuss the ever-evolving skills needed to excel as an accountant. The demand for a highly technical skill set is rising exponentially, as the need to keep up with advancing technologies is at the top of most firms' minds. Artificial intelligence (AI) and...

  • 03/18/2019
    Jo Anna Fellon on the Difficulties of This Tax Season

    Friedman's Jo Anna Fellon was recently quoted in an article by ROI NJ about the difficulties of this tax season. "It's a challenging time," she said, "but the good news is for taxpayers that most accountants have been working though this tax code overhaul material and digesting it for well over a...

  • 03/14/2019
    Tom Corrie on New Jersey Tax Filing

    Friedman's State and Local Tax Practice Leader, Tom Corrie, recently spoke with ROI-NJ about the dilemma New Jersey tax payers face - weighing the benefits of staying domiciled in New Jersey or leaving in favor of a state with low or no income tax. "States such as New Jersey are caught...

  • 03/12/2019
    Opportunity Zones: 8 Questions with Friedman's Steve Bokiess

    Qualified Opportunity Zone Practice Leader, Steve Bokiess recently sat down with the Philadelphia Business Jornal to discuss common questions related to the long-term investment strategy, Opportunity Zones. Steve discusses what these zones are, how to set up an opportunity zone fund, time requirements and much more! Click here to read the full article....

  • 03/08/2019
    Bob Charron on Mileage Tax Deduction

    Tax Practice Leader, Bob Charron gave his expert insight on claiming mileage tax deductions in a publication by US News and World Report. "It used to be an employee could deduct their mileage, but that is no longer allowed," says Charron. To learn more about the new regulations under the Tax Cuts...

  • 03/07/2019
    A Powerful Global Cause with Lasting Impact

    In celebration of 2019 International Women's Day, Friedman's Women's Development Network (WDN) and Friedman Gives Back (FGB) invited employees across the firm to participate in a raffle to raise money for an incredible charity, HerStory Foundation! This powerful organization strives to improve the lives of girls and women in Bangladesh. Friedman was thrilled...

  • 03/06/2019
    Jay Graham Joins Friedman LLP as Tax Partner in the Firm's Robust New York Office

    Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that Jay Graham has joined the firm’s New York office as a Tax Partner. Jay has more than 25 years of diversified public accounting experience. He has developed strong client relationships through his extensive background in delivering tax services to privately held C corporations,...

  • 03/06/2019
    Lights, Camera, Action. Kim Dula shares Tax Filing Tips with CNBC

    Managing Partner of our Philadelphia office, Kim Dula shared critical insights with CNBC about the significant effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA") will have on tax returns. Watch this exclusive video to learn why you, among many others, may receive a surprisingly lower tax return compared to previous years. Want more insights on...

  • 03/05/2019
    Friedman Named in NJBIZ Best Places to Work 2019

    Friedman is honored to be recognized by NJBIZ in their Best Places to Work in New Jersey for another consecutive year! We are proud to be honored alongside other esteemed New Jersey businesses. These rankings are determined by the true experts: the company's own employees! To learn more about the award and to...

  • 03/01/2019
    Carl Bagell Named in ROI Influencers Power List 2019

    We are delighted to announce that Managing Partner of Southern New Jersey, Carl Bagell was featured in the ROI Influencers Power List 2019 among a group of esteemed professionals across the accounting industry.  In a numbers-driven industry, Carl leads with human interest as demonstrated by his passion for creating lifestyle solutions for his...

  • 03/01/2019
    Christi Gallagher Named in SJBiz Women to Watch

    Christi Gallagher, Principal was named in South Jersey Biz's "Women to Watch!" Each year, the publication honors 20 bright, bold and determined business women who are making their mark in the South Jersey community. See her exclusive feature in this year's spread....

  • 02/25/2019
    Long Island Business News' Opportunity Zone Panel

    Friedman's Qualified Opportunity Zone Practice Leader, Steve Bokiess was joined by industry experts for an insightful panel discussion on one of the current most popular long term-investments, Opportunity Zones. The discussion included how you can set up an opportunity zone fund, how to reap tax benefits and how this new investment...

  • 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...