How to strengthen the CPA/attorney relationship
November 1, 2010 -- Accounting Web.com
Brian Raftery says he often refers high-net-worth clients to CPAs, especially when their personal tax needs are more sophisticated than the tools they are using. This article notes that Brian is also a CPA, and he says he tries to match clients' personalities and tax needs with accountants' personalities and capabilities.
When an Employee Stock Ownership Plan Makes Sense
March 16, 2010 -- MSN Business on Main
Gary Young analyzes when Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) make sense, how they are best implemented, and the costs and possible downsides of them. Tax advantages and a parallel agenda, where employees' and management's fortunes are intertwined, are among the advantages.
Where is the money? In the new world of financing, it's all about who you know
February 8, 2010 -- Crain's New York Business
Ed Stevenson says companies considering hiring consultant to help raise capital should check a prospect's last five or 10 clients -- not just the handpicked few success stories that prospects inevitably offer -- and emphasize success billing rather than high monthly retainers.
Intangible Assets Face Scrutiny In M&A Transactions
December 10, 2009 -- Law360
Unexpected goodwill impairment charges tend to weigh on M&A buyers in later negotiations on subsequent deals, John Rogers says in a story about the effect of goodwill on the M&A market.
CPAs and Lawyers: Kindred Spirits?
July 9, 2009 -- NYSSCPA.ORG E-ZINE
Rick Morris is quoted -- and Steve Feldman and Gary Eisenberg mentioned -- in this story about how CPAs and attorneys face similar professional challenges and pressures, how their clients' needs and opportunities are similar, and how a recent meeting that offered CLE credit to attorneys and CPE credit to accountants covered that landscape.
How to Manage an Inherited Business
March 3, 2009 -- CNNMoney
Brian Raftery stresses the importance of succession planning for small business owners in “How to Manage an Inherited Business.”