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At the beginning of the 19th century, there was an historical event that was the catalyst for developing what has become one of the most commonly used business strategies. The building and expansion of the railroad system forced corporations to have to raise capital to an extent they never had to before. Previously, these large projects were funded by the government. Now with corporations having to have significant capital outlay, the creation of depreciation came into existence and along with it more robust reporting structures. This has evolved from the beginning with real estate, to equipment and then to the application to intellectual property in the 20th century. The use of depreciation and amortization is so second nature that we don’t even think about when it didn’t exist. IRC §1250 and §1245 have been codified to cover depreciation and amortization.
By Marcus Dyer
As law firms endeavor to survive in an increasingly competitive world, one strategy picking up steam is the law firm merger. In this article, we recap law firm merger activity in 2018 and consider the economic outlook for law firm mergers for 2019.
By Lawrence L. Bell
Planning for executive benefits for top hat employees at non-profit organizations has undergone a frenzy of regulatory roadmap changes. Nonprofit NonQualified Benefits are largely directed and controlled by IRC §457.
By Kevin Harris
Prebilling, the process of generating invoice drafts and circulating them for annotation/adjustment, is one of the most important monthly tasks a law firm conducts. Since prebilling involves bringing money into the firm, the more efficient the process becomes, the better off the law firm is financially.
By Stephen Cole
Information governance and the protection of corporate data are top concerns for law firms. To ensure standards are met, some clients are now tying payment to compliance with Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCG). OCG have moved from guidelines to actual contracts that provide for indemnification of the client for cyber breach and violation of privacy laws.