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  • 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
    Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: Changes to the Kiddie Tax
    By By Jonathan Curry-Edwards, CPA, Principal

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), passed in December 2017, changed how certain children are taxed on their unearned income -- also known as the "Kiddie Tax." Prior to TCJA, a child who had not turned 18 years old or a child whose earned income did not exceed half of...

  • 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
    Exploring the Four Categories of Non-business Interest

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has made a significant impact — both directly and indirectly — on the deductibility of interest expense. This article explores four categories of nonbusiness interest: qualified residence interest, investment interest, qualified student loan interest and personal interest.  Matters of interestWhen are interest payments deductible? The Tax...

  • 03/28/2019
    Outlook from the Inside: Cybersecurity Risk Factors for Real Estate

    CyZen's Managing Director, Jake Lehmann, and other players throughout the real estate industry share their thoughts on top cybersecurity threats facing real estate organizations at a recent forum hosted by Friedman LLP. Learn more about how CyZen's cybersecurity experts can bring peace of mind to your real estate organization....

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

    Cybersecurity + Zen, Your security, enlightened.

  • 03/27/2019
    Outlook From The Inside: Key Tax Reform Updates Impacting You and Your Business

    Corporate and Business Tax Practice Leader, Michael Greenwald, shares the significant changes to the tax code brought along by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Watch the video below to learn about the new pass-through business deduction and more! ...

  • 03/21/2019
    How to Make the Most of Your Deduction Under the New Tax Code
    By Sharon Yang and Kimberly Dula

    As an individual taxpayer, due to the large scale changes triggered by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"), you'll need to plan more carefully to ensure you reap all possible tax benefits. While the TCJA's individual tax provisions increase the tax benefits for some taxpayers, limitations to itemized deductions could...

  • 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
    Outlook from the Inside: Protecting Yourself and Your Business from Cyber Threats

    Jake Lehmann, Managing Director of CyZen, a Friedman LLP company, shared his expert insight on the biggest cyber threats facing businesses today. Watch the exclusive video below to learn how you can keep yourself and your business cyber secure. ...

  • 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
    Examining the New Guidance on Accounting for Nonemployee Compensation
    By Shaji Varghese, CPA, Partner

    How will the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) new guidance, Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-07, impact share-based payments to nonemployees? Your company will now benefit from a more cost effective and simplified approach to recognizing costs pertaining to nonemployee share-based compensation. This article will help you stay ahead of the curve...

  • 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....

  • 03/01/2019
    Webinar Recording: Unclaimed Property

    Reduce Your Company's Financial and Operational Exposure

  • 02/28/2019
    Domicile Webinar Recording

    Missed our webinar on changing domicile for tax purposes? Don't worry, you can access a FULL recording of the webinar above! Access other webinar recordings on state and local tax issues: Unclaimed Property What the Wayfair Ruling on Sales Tax Means for Out-of-State Sellers ...

  • 02/27/2019
    Tax Reform Resource Center

    Expert Insights on Sweeping Tax Changes Affecting You and Your Business

  • 02/26/2019
    [Forum Recording] Outlook from the Inside: Alternative Lending

    Missed our recent real estate forum featuring key industry leaders? Don't worry, you can still access the FULL recording of the event to gain insights on alternative lending and other topics affecting the real estate industry. Special guest speakers:  John Catsimatidis of Red Apple Group, Michael Maturo of RXR Realty, Martin Nussbaum...

  • 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...

  • 02/20/2019
    What Every Nonprofit Needs to Consider Before Accepting Crypto Currency Donations
    By Steven J. Baum, CPA, Principal & Amish Mehta, CPA, Partner, Nonprofit Practice Leader

    With the growing popularity of digital currency, many nonprofits have begun accepting such currency as a form of contribution. However, nonprofits which are currently accepting or contemplating accepting digital currency may not be fully aware of the best ways to receive payments or the compelling information needed to educate donors...

  • 02/18/2019
    Blockchain, the Answer to Quality Assurance in the Pressure-Filled Diamond Industry
    By Brian Nuzio, CPA, Principal

    Today’s diamond industry is fraught with ever-growing challenges, including those associated with transparency, privacy, traceability, compliance and trust. Compliance costs and issues associated with the Kimberly Process, which is used to track diamonds from mine to consumer using a paper trail, contribute to low visibility and control of origin. In...

  • 02/18/2019
    Friedman Announces Rollout of SafeSend Tax Returns

    A new, automated tax return system for our clients

  • 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
    Outlook from the Inside: Real Estate Predictions for the Year Ahead

    At Friedman's recent NYC real estate forum, key players throughout the industry gathered to exchange insights on a variety of hot topics impacting real estate and shared their views on the industry outlook for 2019.  Watch the video below to hear market predictions from fellow real estate peers. Featuring: Samantha Rowan of Real Estate...

  • 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...

  • 02/07/2019
    Outlook from the Inside: The Rise of Alternative Lending in Commercial Real Estate

    Friedman LLP recently hosted a real estate forum on "The Rise of Alternative Lending in Commercial Real Estate". The forum featured an interactive panel discussion composed of industry leaders who spoke about their firsthand experience with this increasingly popular source of funding. Watch the recap video below for forum highlights. Featuring:  John Catsimatidis of Red Apple Group,...

  • 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
    VIDEO: Succession Planning

    Don't Wait Until it's Too Late

  • 02/01/2019
    [Video Series] Unraveling Tax Reform -- Opportunity Zones

    Tax Incentives for Investing in Opportunity Zones

  • 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...

  • 01/31/2019
    For Partnerships, the Time to Act is Now: Key Insights for Selecting Your Partnership Representative
    By Michael J. Greenwald, MPPM, CPA, Partner

    Friedman’s tax experts have stayed on the pulse of changes surrounding the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime (CPAR), enacted as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA). Many of you have sought guidance on how and when to act in response to the CPAR, effective for tax years beginning...

  • 01/31/2019
    Tax Tips: Business Deductibility

    Tax Tips Are your business interest expenses deductible? Before Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), most business-related interest expense was deductible, although corporations couldn’t deduct interest paid to or guaranteed by a related party under certain circumstances. But for tax years beginning after 2017, the TCJA imposes a limit...

  • 01/31/2019
    All Roads Lead Home: What You Need to Know About Your Domicile for Tax Purposes

    In the state personal income tax area, perhaps no subject is less understood than the concept of “domicile,” or what is commonly referred to as a taxpayer’s “home state.” A person can have many residences, but in a tax sense, an individual can only have one domicile. A taxpayer’s domicile...

  • 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...