Corporate & Securities

The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling data-driven smart agriculture. The IoT is a network of technologies which can monitor the status of physical and other objects, capture meaningful data, and communicate that data over a wireless network to a computer in the cloud for...

U.S. producers and distributors of goods for export are often advised to consider using an interest charge domestic international sales corporation (the "IC-DISC"). This special entity can give exporters enormous tax savings. Unfortunately, due to their use of cooperatives, farmers have more difficulty using DISCs...

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations (REG-115452-14) pursuant to IRC 707(a)(2) addressing the tax treatment of certain private equity management fee waivers. Under the proposed regulations, the conversion of a management fee to a capital contribution without any “significant...

Weathering storms is the hallmark of a good company, but some storms may be too large to weather in the end. That is what one large bank is discovering in the wake of scandal that has rocked it to the core. Most people by now...

The giant credit card companies in the U.S. are facing a giant lawsuit from small businesses and retailers across the country. The suit is based on a theory that the companies have worked in consort, against the provisions of U.S antitrust law, to force small...

If you do not know the answer to this question, or if you do, the next question is whether your company should be using them. That question may get more difficult in the coming months due to proposed legislation from both sides of the aisle...

Effective on July 1, 2015, Nevada S.B. 483 imposes an annual commerce tax on business entities engaged in business in Nevada, whose ‘Nevada gross revenue’ in a taxable year exceeds $4,000,000.[1] For this purpose, the tax year is a static twelve-month period running from July...

It was recently announced in a press release that large and well-known California-based tech company is being sued for employment discrimination. This suit is purported to be a class action that will represent those former employers of the company who were laid-off (allegedly) because of...

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