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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 J. Mark Santiago
This article focuses on what a firm can do now that will improve future firm economics regardless of what the future may hold, identifying three areas that offer the great opportunity for improving a law firms’ economics and better positioning them for whatever the future may bring.
By Daniel Mayo
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that explains some of the requirements for deducting litigation expenses. The facts of the case are bizarre, but the controlling legal principles are not.
By Julie Savarino
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
By David Altuna and Gretta Rusanow
The legal industry saw greater revenue growth during the first quarter of 2019 than it did to start the strong year of 2018. However, the drivers of that growth were much different, as the demand growth that characterized 2018 gave way to a demand decline during the first quarter of 2019, and much of the revenue growth came in the form of cash collections from 2018 inventory.