Matters Column

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

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Young people face immense financial challenges

August 26, 2016
August is the month when back-to-school sales seem to be everywhere and when the excitement of returning to school intensifies. Read More

Do what you love — but as pastime or profession?

August 19, 2016
It is fun to watch someone take an idea that you entertained and make a successful enterprise out of it. If it is a good idea and you don’t act on it, someone else will. Read More

Mom and pop should study up on new OT rules

August 12, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor has released its long-awaited final regulations governing the “white collar” exemption for executive, administrative and professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Read More

‘Gray divorces’ and ‘silver separations’ present special challenges

August 5, 2016
Once again, baby boomers have come up with something new and all about us. It’s called the “gray divorce.” Read More

When payments leave U.S., kiss most of the tax revenue goodbye

July 29, 2016
Brexit. BEPS. EU State Aid. Inversions. Read More

Leadership develops within a team, not on its own

July 22, 2016
Hard to believe, after all these months, the potential political leadership options for our country are becoming formalized for a vote in November. Read More

Biz challenges too much for you? Tell it to Nobel winner

July 15, 2016
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the sacrifices of building a business, you need to examine your situation from a different perspective. Read More

Family business best practices: an overview

July 8, 2016
What does it take for a family business to be world class? Read More

Law can work in support of immigration, not against it

July 1, 2016
People say there ought to be “a law” that changes the way that we address immigration. Or maybe just “a wall.” Read More

Some giving strategies can be a tax gift to yourself

June 24, 2016
I have had the privilege and honor of serving on nonprofit boards and working with clients that supported many tax-exempt and charitable organizations. Read More