Matters Column

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


Never pass up the opportunity to listen and learn

June 26, 2015
About six years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Read More

Best practices for separating business and personal finances

June 19, 2015
In family-owned businesses, the line dividing your business and your personal life is already blurred. Read More

Kids and money: once a millionaire, always a millionaire?

June 12, 2015
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal once spoke at an NCAA convention, where he discussed how he spent his first million dollars within 30 minutes of joining the league. Read More

Successful adaptation to BEPS-led changes essential

May 29, 2015
I recently spent four days with colleagues from other BDO member international firms in Vancouver. Read More

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