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Working Capital in M&A Transactions

Friday, March 5, 2021

Working capital is a critical element of any business operation. Often, it is implicit when determining the value of a company. This is especially true when it involves mergers and acquisitions. The majority of M&A transactions involve the parties arriving at their purchase price by following a specific agreed-upon calculation. Typically, they will multiply the […]

President Biden Proposes Many Tax Changes

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The recent election has given Democrats control of the House and Senate for the first time since 2011. With that control, it is a foregone conclusion that President Biden’s tax plan will have enough votes to become law. So, what exactly is Biden’s tax plan? The overriding theme in Biden’s tax policy is to increase taxes high […]

What is a “Reasonable” Cybersecurity Posture?

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Most organizations have personal or sensitive data that require protection from potential cyber threats. As data breaches make daily headlines and hackers develop innovative methods to penetrate cyber defenses, organizations should invest in their security posture before a data breach occurs. This is not just important for liability protection, but often, cyber insurance policies require that […]

Planning for Possible Estate And Gift Tax Changes

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Now that Democrats control both chambers of Congress and the White House, the Biden administration will be capable of making tax law changes under “budget reconciliation” procedures with a simple majority vote. Estate and gift tax changes proposed as part of Biden’s presidential campaign are likely to be considered in future legislation, although the timing and details are […]

New DOL Guidance Regarding Missing Participants

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Department of Labor (DOL) released three new pieces of guidance in January 2021 aimed at helping retirement plan sponsors with the challenge of missing participants. Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), plan sponsors have a responsibility to make sure terminated participants receive their benefits that are meant to help fund their retirement. […]