Matters Column

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


Honesty, integrity always are the best policies

September 23, 2016
If you are following the news regularly, you should be very concerned about the future of small business. Read More

Retirement strategies for the family business owner

September 16, 2016
Which type of business owner are you? Read More

Football and the First Amendment — who do we root for?

September 9, 2016
There is no denying the power of athletes to affect, inspire and even anger us. Read More

Best of times? Worst of times? Check the data

September 2, 2016
Most people would say that the first step in solving a problem is to define the issues. Read More

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