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IRS Unveils Pilot Project to Prevent Fraud

Year after year, we hear about tax-related identity theft, which is both a complicated and widespread problem for millions of individual and business taxpayers, as well as for the IRS. The ID theft typically involves… Read More >

How Are Women Doing in Commercial Real Estate?

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network has released its Benchmark Study Report which measured progress for women in the commercial real estate arena over an unprecedented decade long period. CREW Network enlisted the Massachusetts Institute… Read More >

Hard at Work this Week: Tax Professionals and Tax Scam Artists

Today begins the final week of last minute tax preparation prior to next Monday’s filing date of April 18, 2016. This busiest of tax seasons is also the time when the bad guys, tax scam… Read More >

The Post Scalia Court and Environmental Law

Finding a replacement for recently deceased U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia has entered the political sphere. The Senate Republican leadership is hoping to delay a nomination while President Obama has put forth a replacement… Read More >

Is America Becoming Bearish on Commercial Markets?

The signs are mixed. The prices for commercial real estate have remained stable throughout the United States, particularly in high end markets, like New York City office and apartment building prices. But the newest figures… Read More >

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues in the Workplace

Many employers would rather not deal with any issues of sexual orientation or gender identity at the office, considering these to be private matters and not topics for an employee handbook. But the Equal Employment … Read More >

Tax Deduction Checklist

It’s tax preparation time in America.  Are you taking advantage of certain deductions and credits that may allow you to decrease your tax bill?  Here’s a few: Child and Dependent Care Credit: If you (and… Read More >

The Latest Budget and Environmental Tax Credits

President Obama has several “last times” coming up. Among his most recent “last” was his final proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year. President Obama’s budget still has not been enacted. Many of the components… Read More >

TRID: The 4 letter word you better understand

TRID stands for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure. TILA is the Truth in Lending Act and RESPA is Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Both TILA and RESPA were consumer protection regulations, originally designed to protect home… Read More >

FBI vs. Apple and the Rights and Limits of Privacy

  Perhaps you have been watching the dance between Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ostensibly, they are fighting over one phone. But it’s much more complicated than that. THE… Read More >