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  • 01/20/2016
    5 Ways to Build an Emergency Fund Throughout the Year

    An emergency savings account can be important to have on hand for stressful life events. Kimberly Dula, Partner, discusses this topic with MoneyRates.com and shares how savings strategies can be applied by individuals at all income levels. To read the full article, click here. ...

  • 01/19/2016
    4 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Taxes

    Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses now that tax season is underway. Michael Greenwald, partner with Friedman LLP, sat down with The Associated Press to discuss what small businesses should know when it comes to taxes in 2016 and beyond. To read the full article, click here. ...

  • 01/19/2016
    Surviving Tax Fraud

    You may be just getting around to gathering forms and receipts and filing taxes, but that doesn't mean someone else hasn't filed a fraudulent return in your name yet. Scott Ehrenpreis, principal with Friedman LLP, sat down with The Street to discuss what taxpayers should be aware of when it...

  • 01/19/2016
    Partnerships Revisit Agreements to Prep for New Audits

    A new regime for auditing partnerships will greatly change how the IRS will examine the entities, so partners are beginning to revisit their agreements so sort out how the entity plans to handle an audit. The new regime, unveiled in October and set to take effect in 2018, makes it...

  • 01/06/2016
    Jonathan Perelman Profiled in NJCPA Magazine

    Jonathan Perelman is a partner based in Friedman’s East Hanover office. He is also the practice leader for the firm’s Healthcare group. Find out more about Jonathan in his recent member profile article in NJCPA magazine. Read the full article by clicking here. ...

  • 01/05/2016
    Friedman LLP’s Growing Team Featured in Accounting Today

    Accounting Today features Friedman LLP’s recent expansion into the Philadelphia market, sharing that effective January 1, 2016, we’ve combined forces with Philadelphia-based accounting firm, Shechtman Marks Devor PC. We are excited to kick-off the new year with our new teammates in Philadelphia. To read the full article, click here....

  • 01/05/2016
    Rising transaction complexity drives need for solid operating agreements

    David McKelvey, partner, discusses operating agreements and the challenges that can arise. One of the primary issues in structuring operating agreements is the difference in breaking down the economic and tax books, according to David McKelvey, partner at Friedman Accountants and Advisors. In a typical deal, two partners come together...

  • 01/05/2016
    Fashion Industry Survives & Prospers in the 21st Century

    On location at Capital One Bank's new branch, Michael Stoler and guests discuss New York's fashion industry, delivering $50-$75 billion in wholesale sales. Michael Sacco, partner, joins the discussion as they cover the consolidation of the industry in the tri-state area and the effect of E-commerce on sales. To view the...

  • 01/05/2016
    Auditing World Braces: More ICFR Attention, Big Rule Changes

    The full-court press on internal controls and related documentation will not let up in 2016, although companies will have to answer those demands while also bracing for other big accounting and auditing changes on the horizon. Friedman LLP partner Chris Smith says he’s expecting no change in the audit approach around...

  • 12/18/2015
    Shechtman Marks Devor PC Joins Friedman LLP

    Friedman LLP, a nationally recognized accounting, tax and business consulting firm, announces today that Philadelphia-based accounting firm, Shechtman Marks Devor PC, will integrate its practice with Friedman LLP effective January 1, 2016. Founded in 1978, Shechtman Marks Devor PC has spent nearly 40 years providing specialty audit and assurance, tax planning...

  • 12/18/2015
    Sometimes, Strategy All Comes Down to Taxes

    Yahoo announced that it would not spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba group, citing tax concerns. Instead, it will create a separate company to hold the rest of its assets. It’s a big decision to boil down to taxes. But taxes determine how companies are born, how...

  • 12/04/2015
    Crain’s Best Places to Work Ranks Friedman LLP for 2nd Consecutive Year

    Friedman LLP was ranked #45 in Crain's Best Places to Work in New York City. Crain’s New York Business recognizes and honors the best employers in New York City, benefiting the city’s economy, workforce and businesses. Friedman LLP was ranked in 2011 and 2014, as well....

  • 12/02/2015
    Last-Minute Tax-Planning Strategies

    End-of-year tax planning provides an opportunity to review the past year’s finances, and generate an approach for going into the next. As 2016 draws near, Jo Anna Fellon, Senior Manager with Friedman LLP, sits down with Accounting Today to discuss last-minute tax-planning strategies and how you can take advantage before...

  • 12/01/2015
    Small Businesses Cope with 'Taxing' Situations

    The Garden State is home to 200,000 small businesses with fewer than 500 employees – along with some 600,000 self-employed workers – who are responsible for navigating the state’s array of taxes. And they are facing mounting changes across the Affordable Care Act, reporting requirements and more.  Jo Anna Fellon,...

  • 11/24/2015
    Giving Tuesday and Beyond: Holiday Generosity Doesn't Have to Wait

    Is reviewing charitable giving part of your annual tax planning practices? As the holidays draw near, Kim Dula, Partner with Friedman LLP, sits down with The Street to discuss "Giving Tuesday" and how you can plan donations for the year ahead. Read the full article here....

  • 11/24/2015
    FASB Ideas on Materiality Reform Draw Heat, Questions

    Recent FASB reform is sparking fierce debate among corporate accounting circles, as the effort to align the accounting and legal definition of materiality may lead to financial reporting consequences. Michele Amato, Partner with Friedman LLP, sat down with Compliance Week to share her take on the FASB's revision of materiality...

  • 11/24/2015
    Social Insecurity

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 will bring impactful changes to Social Security regulations. The question is, how will these changes impact the public? David Waddington, Partner with Friedman LLP, discusses this topic and more with Long Island Business news in an article titled, "Social Insecurity". Read the full article...

  • 11/09/2015
    IRS may look for complexity, rather than size, when selecting partnerships to audit
    By Laura Davison

    New audit regime easier for IRS to enforce and for practitioners to advise clients about.

  • 11/09/2015
    Who’s Winning the Tax War: NJ, NY or PA?

    When it comes to taxes, is there a state that is winning the ‘tax battle?’ NJCPA Magazine asked Friedman LLP for our take. Partners Kimberly Dula and Mike Greenwald teamed up with Senior Tax Manager Jo Anna Fellon to share what each state – Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey...

  • 11/09/2015
    Work-Life Balance Takes a Leap Forward

    Harriet Greenberg, Co-Managing Partner of Friedman LLP, sits down with Crain’s New York to discuss why work-life balance is taking a leap forward in the accounting industry. Read the full article here....

  • 11/09/2015
    Estate Planning Over Thanksgiving? Time to Talk Turkey

    With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays coming up, there are at least two prime opportunities to get families all under one roof and talking. The Street and Friedman LLP discuss why it might be a good time to bring up estate planning as part of that conversation. To read more,...

  • 11/09/2015
    Seth Marin Selected for LIBN Who’s Who in Accounting

    Seth Marin, partner with Friedman LLP, was selected for the Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Accounting issue. Congratulations, Seth! Read the full article below. Seth Marin is a partner at Friedman LLP and a member of the firm’s real estate group. Marin advises on complex accounting, auditing, compliance and...

  • 10/26/2015
    Why It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning Your Tax Strategy

    Welcome to the third quarter, when it's time to start thinking of 2015 as a tax year rather than the buffer between yourself and your next filing. Michael Greenwald, Partner with Friedman LLP, was quoted in an article that appeared in The Street sharing expertise on year-end tax moves that...

  • 10/26/2015
    Do Unto Others: Conduct Risk Management Defined

    Recent action by the New York State Department of Financial Services is the latest in a mounting regulatory crackdown on behavioral infractions by employees of financial firms. Kevin Hyams, Partner-in-Charge of Friedman LLP’s Governance, Risk and Compliance practice, sits down with GARP to discuss how ‘conduct risk’ is effecting organization’s...

  • 10/19/2015
    Harriet Greenberg appears on The Stoler Report

    Volatility in world events and in business can be upsetting and unpleasant - even disastrous. It can also provide opportunities for greater success as analyzed by members of leading corporate institutions. Michael Stoler invites Harriet Greenberg to discuss her take as a female leader in the business world. To read...

  • 10/16/2015
    Five Compliance Oversight Lessons From the VW Scandal

    Volkswagen’s emissions scandal illustrates the ill effects of weak compliance oversight, boardroom groupthink and the win-at-all-costs attitude that permeated the company’s culture, experts say. Kevin Hyams, partner in charge of Friedman’s Governance, Risk and Compliance practice, sits down with Agenda to discuss how boards need to assess risk tolerance as...

  • 10/13/2015
    California’s Minimum Tax and LLC Fee: What Businesses Should Know
    By Alan Goldenberg

    California’s 38.5 million residents represent the ninth largest economy in the world. Yet, when it comes to tax regimes, California’s is consistently ranked among the least taxpayer-friendly in terms of rates, complexity and economic hardship. Alan Goldenberg, Senior Manager, discusses how the California minimum tax and LLC fee make the...

  • 10/01/2015
    Are corporate tax inversions 'unpatriotic'?

    Moving overseas to cut the tax burden remains a viable option for some firms, though the presidential candidates may have other plans. Ryan Dudley, partner and practice leader of the International Tax Practice, sits down with Crain’s New York to discuss treasury rules and corporate tax rates in the U.S....

  • 10/01/2015
    Aiming for an IPO? Hire a female CEO

    Harriet Greenberg, Co-Managing Partner, wrote an article that appeared in Crain’s New York, bringing to light how putting women in senior executive positions may help get companies to IPO faster. To read the full article, click here. ...

  • 10/01/2015
    Friedman LLP Ranked Among Crain’s Top 20 Accounting Firms in NYC

    We are proud to be ranked among Crain’s 2015 list of New York Area’s Largest Accounting Firms. 2015 marks our 15th consecutive year of being ranked among the Top 20 firms in the New York Area. For more information, visit the Crain’s website by clicking here....

  • 09/17/2015
    COMMERCE Magazine Selects Bruce Madnick for the 2015 Best Practices Award

    On Thursday, September 17, Friedman LLP CEO Bruce Madnick was awarded the 2015 Best Practices Award by CIANJ’s Commerce Magazine. We are thrilled and honored to have received this recognition, and congratulate Bruce on this great achievement....

  • 09/16/2015
    Luxury Brands Seeking Out Innovative Design

    Harriet Greenberg, Co-Managing Partner and leader of Friedman’s Fashion practice, was quoted by South China Morning Post in an article discussing the increased focus luxury brands have on innovation and design instead of where their products are manufactured. Read the full article here....

  • 09/15/2015
    Gift Cards Present Liquidating Retailers With a New Dilemma

    Gift cards are popping up as a topic of conversations among bankruptcy practitioners in part because so many well-known retailers have opted to liquidate in the past year; and in part because the value of unredeemed cards has grown to a staggering amount. Karl Knechtel, Director in the Corporate Recovery...

  • 09/11/2015
    Linda Heaney Selected for LIBN Who’s Who in Professional Women

    Long Island Business News (LIBN) selects Linda Heaney, Partner-in-Charge of Friedman’s Long Island office, for the Who’s Who in Professional Women. Join us in congratulating Linda on this well-deserved recognition! Click here to view the article....

  • 09/10/2015
    Jeb Bush and The Spirit of 1986

    Scott Ehrenpreis, principal and leader of Friedman’s Tax Controversy group, speaks with Forbes about Jeb Bush’s tax plan and plan details to emerge in the presidential race so far. Read the full article here....

  • 08/25/2015
    Compliance Week and Ryan Dudley Discuss Patent Boxes and Tax Compliance

    Ryan Dudley, partner in charge of the International Tax practice, was quoted in Compliance Week in an article titled, “Unpacking the Reporting Challenge in Patent Boxes.” Here’s an excerpt from the article where Ryan discusses transfer pricing rules and tax liability. Tax payments are another concern. “The IRS is heavily focused...

  • 08/06/2015
    Accounting Method Switches Allowed for Partnership Changes
    By Diane Freda

    July 31 — Internal Revenue Service final rules on determining a partner's distributive shares allow partnerships greater flexibility in how they account for variations.The final rules (T.D. 9728), issued July 31, say that the partnership may select a new method each time a variation occurs, moving back and forth between the interim closing method and the proration method when accounting for changes, such as when a new partner joins, or a partner sells a partnership interest.

  • 08/06/2015
    Hillary Clinton’s tax plan according to critics

    Scott Ehrenpreis, principal in Friedman LLP’s tax controversy group, shared the accounting perspective in a recent article in the New York Post.

  • 07/30/2015
    How Do You Know Your Favorite Charity Isn't A Scam?

    Amish Mehta, Friedman LLP partner and not-for-profit practice leader, sat down with The Street to discuss charity fraud.

  • 07/27/2015
    US Firms In For Long Ride In China

    Partner Eddie Wong quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the impact of the Chinese stock market plunge on US-Chinese joint ventures

  • 07/23/2015
    Is Fast Fashion Disrupting the Fashion World?

    The fashion industry is undergoing substantial change and fast fashion is the latest disruption to the status quo.

  • 07/22/2015
    Medical Center Merger Moves Ahead in NYC – Do Financial Implications Exist?

    New York City medical center, NYU Langone, moves ahead with Lutheran Medical Center merger.

  • 07/22/2015
    Same-Sex Marriage and Social Security – What You Should Know

    Michael Greenwald, Friedman LLP partner, sat down with The Street to discuss the same-sex marriage ruling and what it means for couples’ social security.

  • 07/20/2015
    South Jersey Biz Names Justin Van Fleet '20 Under 40'

    South Jersey Biz recognizes Friedman LLP partner, Justin Van Fleet, on the ’20 under 40’ professionals list. Since joining Friedman more than 10 years ago, Justin Van Fleet has served clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, telecommunications and technology. He continues to play an integral role in building the...

  • 07/14/2015
    Neil Levine Honored with 2015 Sid Levy Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award

    Neil Levine, a partner with Friedman LLP, received the 2015 Sid Levy Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award.

  • 07/08/2015
    Danielle Dvorak and Peter Motsch selected for NJ CPA magazine's "30 under 30"

    Tax Senior, Danielle Dvorak, and Senior Auditor, Peter Motsch, were selected for New Jersey CPA magazine’s “30 under 30” list for her continued success in professional accomplishments, NJCPA involvement and community service. Please join us in congratulating them on this recognition and spotlight.Read the full magazine feature by clicking here....

  • 07/06/2015
    How Forensic Accountants Become 'Dollar Detectives'

    If you’re involved in litigation that has to do with numbers, get a forensic accountant on your side. Forensic accounting is a career with an increasing demand across the nation. Scott Maier, partner in our forensic accounting practice, sits down with the Long Island Business News to discuss why forensic accountants are ‘dollar detectives.’

  • 07/01/2015
    BEPS implementation in the US - Now comes the hard part

    Do the hard yards still lie ahead for the OECD base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project? BEPS implementation relies on engagement from key jurisdictions, including the US; but when it comes to getting key jurisdictions on board, it may be harder than expected. Friedman LLP partner, Ryan Dudley, wrote an article on the topic that was featured in the International Tax Review.

  • 06/30/2015
    Joining Friedman's Alumni Network

    Friedman is creating an alumni network to help alums reconnect with former colleagues, share knowledge, and access valuable resources.  To join, please click here to provide your contact information.  We look forward to reconnecting with you!