Matters Column

A weekly column on matters concerning legal, money, small business, family business and people issues.

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The Ten Commandments: a good guide to business

May 22, 2015
It would be hard to deny that Judeo-Christian teachings are the basic foundation of the culture of this country. Read More

Getting to know the millennial generation

May 15, 2015
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015, the millennial generation or “Gen Y” (those born from 1981 to 1996) is projected to outsize the baby boomer generation as the nation’s largest living generation. Read More

Legal help with labor and employment disputes

May 8, 2015
Scenario No. 1: One of your key employees e-mails you to tell you the stress of the job has given her medical problems, and that this situation is made worse by the breakup of her relationship with one of your managers. Read More

Value your time and find joy in the journey

May 1, 2015
Why is it that people tend to rush to judgment, hurry up to wait and do anything but “stop to smell the roses”? Read More

Choice of business entity requires customized approach

April 24, 2015
Looking at a business, one can’t necessarily determine its tax-reporting status. Read More

Hiring professional help: make you sure you get what you pay for

April 17, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days in Naples, Fla., with friends from high school. Read More

The missing piece: the family wealth counselor

April 10, 2015
Family business is one of life’s most exciting, challenging and rewarding endeavors. Read More

Making your mark: how to obtain and protect a trademark

April 3, 2015
A key component of the strategy of almost any business is branding: building a name or logo that consumers associate with your business. Read More

Knowledge is required for, but not a guarantee of, success

March 27, 2015
We are told from an early age that knowledge is the key to success: If we learn, we will achieve. If we set our sights high when establishing our goals and objectives and work hard to equip ourselves with the knowledge to accomplish our goals, great things will happen. Read More

IRS data and analysis of Form 1042-S filings of interest

March 20, 2015
Over the past year we have seen many reports on international taxation. From inversions to Double Irish tax structures, mainstream media has become interested in tax policy. Read More