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To the surprise of many, the new tax policy included changes to the carried interest provision. Under the new policy, carried interest now has a three-year holding period. The policy has significant implications for commercial real estate investors, who will need to make immediate adjustments to comply with the new provision. Reporters from this newsletter’s ALM sibling Globest.com sat down with Phil Jelsma, a partner and chair of the tax practice team at San Diego-based commercial real estate law firm Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP, to talk about the changes to carried interest, how this will impact commercial real estate investment and what investors should do now to comply.
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.