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PCTY Talks
LGBTQIAP+ Workplace Rights and The Religious Freedom Restoration Act with Kelly Bunting

PCTY Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 23:07 Transcription Available


As America becomes increasingly diverse, the issue of religious freedom has come to the forefront. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed in 1993 to protect the rights of religious minorities. However, there has been growing concern that the act could be used to discriminate against LGBTQIAP+ individuals in the workplace. Listen in as Kelly Bunting and host Shari Simpson navigate this difficult topic and provide resources for your organization. Guest: Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Lawyer at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. and Co-Chair of the law firm's Labor & Employment Practice's Workplace Compliance & Counseling Group Kelly has considerable experience defending class and collective wage and hour litigation and misclassification claims, having defended employers in Title III ADA access litigation and litigation alleging race, sex, pregnancy, age, disability discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. She is deeply experienced in virtually all aspects of employment litigation, including wage and hour, labor, Title VII, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, non-competition and non-solicitation, trade secrets, SOX and Dodd Frank whistleblower claims, CEPA, ADEA, FMLA, NJLAD, and failure to accommodate issues. She has identified and managed employment issues in M&A deals and appeared before the EEOC, NLRB, and DOL in many states, as well as state agencies in DE, NY, NJ and PA. Kelly has represented many clients in mediation and settlement negotiations and created HR and compliance training modules. She is regularly sought after as a workforce trainer for issues related to harassment and discrimination, FCPA compliance, good management techniques, and union avoidance. Kelly focuses much of her practice on international L&E issues, including employment/secondment contracts, data privacy, and global anti-corruption compliance. She advises clients on national and international handbook policies, procedures, and strategic HR issues and provides day-to-day counsel in hiring, employee relations, employee discipline, and termination. She also conducts and advises on internal investigations. Mentioned in the episode: Lambda Legal Human Rights Campaign Out and Equal National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Support For Survivors
The Personal Side of Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

Support For Survivors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 32:48


Interview with Cohen & Malad, LLP managing partner Irwin Levin and personal injury practice chair Greg Laker.Do you ever wonder what drives people to take on difficult challenges? Like why would an attorney choose to dedicate a significant amount of their legal practice to representing sexual abuse victims in civil court when other types of cases aren't as heavy on the heart and mind?In this episode, Shaunestte sits down with Cohen & Malad, LLP managing partner Irwin Levin and personal injury practice chair Greg Laker to talk about what influenced them to build a sexual abuse litigation practice at the firm. They share heartfelt stories of how they made a difference in their clients' lives and suggestions for sexual abuse survivors to consider when looking for legal representation.  Host- Shaunestte TerrellGuests- Irwin Levin, Cohen & Malad, LLP managing partnerGreg Laker, Cohen & Malad, LLP partner and personal injury practice chair

All Talk with Jordan and Dietz
Andrew Reed ~ All Talk with Jordan and Dietz

All Talk with Jordan and Dietz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 7:25


October 5, 2022 ~ Andrew Reed, Associate at Carstens, Allen, Gourley, LLP, talk with Kevin and Tom about how Marijuana is legal in Michigan, but mothers may face a CPS investigation if they use it.

Truth Serum by Scheer Law Group, LLP
Ep22: Voices Across America - Pt 3 of a Special 3 Pt Series on the 2022 Mid-Term Elections

Truth Serum by Scheer Law Group, LLP

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 28:10


This country and the world have recently emerged from one of the greatest socio-economic calamities since WWII. The pandemic, lockdowns and the resultant economic and political repercussions have accelerated social change on a magnitude that usually takes decades to occur. Issues that have pushed their way to the forefront are: Government's need to act for the benefit of all versus  the need to protect individual liberties The economy, inflation and, gas prices and whether the time for  Green technologies is now, or whether it should be phased in over time The rights of parents to direct their children's education vs the rights of public schools to impose social and sexual agendas The rights to abortion or to limit it Gun Control and Gun Rights Religious liberty All these and more have been pushed front and center, seemingly all at once. People are passionately and in some cases bitterly divided on these issues. Many question whether this nation can go on being as divided as it is on core existential issues, while millions flee to states where they believe their way of life is being protected or preserved from social and governmental intrusion. The 2022 Midterm Elections provide a first chance for this Country to take its own temperature and to find out if there is consensus and if there are any issues can unify this nation, or if we are headed down the path of division and disunity. In this final Episode of this Three part series on the 2022 Mid-Term Elections, join Spencer and his faithful “Wing Woman” Marti as they go across the nation to ask America one question: Tell Every Politician in the Country What is the biggest issue of concern to you and why?     You may be surprised at what Americans have to say. Disclaimer: None of the legal, or financial opinions or information expressed in this podcast may be relied on as legal, or investment advice by Scheer Law Group, LLP. Laws and economic issues affecting the subjects of this podcast change daily. This mandates specific review of legal or economic issues of interest or concern to you with legal counsel or financial advisors who are experienced in the areas of law or finance discussed in this podcast. For more on Scheer Law Group, LLP, go to www.scheerlawgroup.com

The Ecom Show
#129 Alex Volodarsky from Custom Caricatures: The Power of Personalized Gifting Stores

The Ecom Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 27:08


Welcome to The Ecom Show! If you're looking to discover e-commerce entrepreneurs and learn the latest industry secrets from their success stories, you're in the right place! Joining us today is Alex Volodarsky, the founder and CEO of Custom Caricatures. Alex is a very special man because he's got the superpower to make you a part of your favorite fandom. His company Custom Caricatures owns a line of personalized gifting e-com stores that take your pictures and turn them into a unique piece of art that makes you look like a character from your favorite fandom. Tune in to today's podcast to know more about how Alex acquired the popular e-com store TurnedYellow and used its growing success to launch multiple other custom caricature e-commerce stores. But before we jump in, here's a little about us! The Ecom Show is a bi-weekly e-commerce podcast sponsored by Budai Media. Budai Media is a retention marketing agency that helps e-commerce businesses hyper-scale their revenue through email and SMS marketing. This show is hosted by Daniel Budai, the founder, and CEO of Budai Media. Visit our website to learn more about us: https://www.thebudaimedia.com/ Now let's get back to the episode! Back in 2020, Alex decided to set out on an adventure to acquire a business. That's when he stumbled upon TurnedYellow, a custom caricature e-com store that takes your pictures and turns you into a Simpsons character. Drawn by the quirkiness and fun behind their business model, Alex decided to come on board. Seeing the success of this memorable and unique gifting store, Alex had the brilliant idea of leveraging the existing database of artists and customers they had acquired through TurnedYellow to branch out to other fandoms as well. He created an LLP called CustomCarciatures and now has two other stores that cater to Potterheads and Star Wars fans as well. Find his journey interesting? Then tune in to this episode and learn more about: ⚡ How Alex acquired TurnedYellow. ⚡ The secret to building a personalized gifting store. ⚡ The reason behind TurnedYellow's wild success. ⚡ How Alex used the success of TurnedYellow to launch several other print-on-demand businesses. ⚡ The advantages of having a lean team. ⚡ Alex's advice to investors looking to invest in e-commerce stores. (There's more, but you'll have to tune in to find that out!) Find Alex on: Twitter https://twitter.com/volodarsky?lang=en LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-volodarsky-b96ab87/ Buy a unique and memorable piece of art by visiting: TurnedYellow https://turnedyellow.com/ MakeMeJedi https://makemejedi.com/ TurnedWizard https://turnedwizard.com/ You can also find us on: Daniel's LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/budaidaney/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKtHC2ojO_7mhMHXQ-qZcHQ Our weekly newsletter that's packed with the latest e-commerce buzz straight to your inbox: https://www.thebudaimedia.com/weekly-newsletter-signup Our previous episodes: https://www.thebudaimedia.com/podcast Thanks for listening in; we release new episodes each Tuesday and Thursday!

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
#44 | Art of Financial Planning and Business Air Travel feat. Lydia Desnoyres and Mike Hatten

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 29:50


The art of financial planning and what is the state of business air travel with aviation expert Mike Hatten. Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. ------------------------- Episode Content --------------------------- Chip Franklin: Welcome to Practical Tax, I'm Chip Franklin. This is tax attorney, Steve Moskowitz. Steve, it's interesting when we talk about taxes and finance, is Siri in the United States, is it the same in every state? Are there geographical differences? Steve Moskowitz: Oh sure, because a majority of states have their own tax system and different states treat the tax a little differently. So when you're giving tax advice, it's not just Federal IRS, you have to consider the state or the states that you're involved with. Chip Franklin: I mean, I know Texas and Florida, they don't have income tax and that's a big decision in a lot of people's moment deciding where to move. And we have a lot of people from California going to Texas, right? Steve Moskowitz: Oh, there's a tremendous drain of people out of California now, Chip. And there's a number of states that don't have a state income tax. Of course, the one that we joke about a little bit is Alaska. Alaska has a negative state income tax. They actually pay you to live there. But the joke is, do you want to live in a place where they pay you to live there? Chip Franklin: All right. Our next guest is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner, business advisory and virtual CFO solutions. Then I hope I get her last name right, Lydia Desnoyres. Did I get that right, Lydia? Lydia Desnoyres: Phenomenal. Spot on, Chip. Chip Franklin: Thank you so much for being here. Lydia Desnoyres: Thank you. Chip Franklin: That's Steve Moskowitz, right above your head. Steve Moskowitz: Hi, Lydia. Lydia Desnoyres: Hi, Steve. Steve Moskowitz: Boy, we probably have a lot to talk about. Before I was a tax attorney, I was a CPA. Lydia Desnoyres: Did you go to the dark side or you think you left the dark side? Steve Moskowitz: Well, I didn't want have to work as hard as you do, so I became an attorney instead. Chip Franklin: All right, so both of you deal with tax strategy. So let's start with this question for both of you. When meeting with a client for the first time, what's your first question? And let me start with you, Lydia. Lydia Desnoyres: It depends on when they're calling. If they're calling on April 14th my first question is, have you lost your mind? Just kidding. The first question is, what's your story? What has happened in the past? Do you typically owe? Just to get a feel for how things have been in the past. Once I get to doing the work and then I direct my questions on more planning and strategy for the future. But usually it's a, what's your scenario? What's going on?/p> Chip Franklin: Steve? Steve Moskowitz: Well, we're very into planning. So what I like to do if somebody calls me on April 14th, I will explain to them an extension is extension of time to file, not an extension of time to pay. And then what I try to explain to the clients is that your tax return should merely be a summarization of a year's worth of tax planning. Because I look at the Fortune 500. And that's why I became a tax attorney because when I went to law school, I already had a bachelor's and master's degree.

What A Word!
96. Celebrate Small Wins! w/ Sean Farrow, Attorney and Counselor at Law

What A Word!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 55:28


Sean's practice areas focus primarily on litigation, where he represents clients and businesses in criminal and civil matters as well as resolving disputes as an administrative officer in arbitration hearings. Prior to joining Hamilton Clarke, LLP, Sean served as a public defender with The Legal Aid Society of New York City (LAS), the largest public-interest law firm in the United States, where, since 2016, he represented thousands of indigent clients charged with serious felonies and misdemeanor matters. During his tenure, Sean litigated several suppression hearings and tried dozens of bench and jury trials to verdict. In his most recent trial, Sean secured the full acquittal of a client charged with attempted murder and weapons possession. Sean is also a certified arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the United States. In this role, Sean is tasked with applying relevant laws, regulations and financial standards to resolving complex financial disputes, as well as facilitating negotiations and dialogue between disputing parties. He has also provided legal counsel to the U.S. Small Business Administration's hurricane disaster relief loan program. In addition to his broad legal practice, Sean is a member of New York City's Community Board 9. Also, he is a volunteer tutor of reading, writing, English and ESOL with South Bronx United, a nonprofit organization that offers educational, sports coaching and immigration support services to at-risk middle and high school students. Sean has also tutored South Korean students in the English language, and he is a proud member of the New York Rugby Club, the oldest rugby club in the United States (founded in 1929). Follow Sean @_SeanFarrowESq on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook VoiceofWestHarlem #publicdefender #lawschooladvice #representationmatters --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/whataword/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whataword/support

Making Awesome - Inventors, makers, small business
PROTECT YOUR IDEAS with Brent Britton from CoreX Legal - Making Awesome S3E3

Making Awesome - Inventors, makers, small business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 111:48


This week we have Brent Britton from @CoreX Legal to continue our talk about intellectual property in the digital world! Things are not always clear, and having experts like Brent and his team can be invaluable to those looking to protect what is theirs. About Brent: Brent C.J. Britton is a Founding Partner of Core X Legal. Since the early 1990's Britton has been assisting entrepreneurs and technology companies of all sizes in corporate and intellectual property transactions. A dot-com era Silicon Valley veteran, Britton's legal career has included tours of duty in several major firms in San Francisco, New York City, and Tampa. In his third year out of law school, Britton founded the noted San Francisco technology law firm, Britton, Silberman & Cervantez, LLP, which was later acquired by Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP. Britton has been a prominent voice for the cultivation of Tampa's entrepreneurial ecosystem while maintaining strong roots in the San Francisco Bay Area's emerging companies community. Britton's clients range from startups to international conglomerates in the fields of digital media and software development, video games, AI, virtual reality, data analytics, education, mechanical devices, entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, cybersecurity, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. Britton's legal work covers a full range of services of value to technology companies, such as corporate formation, venture funding, technology licensing and transactions, intellectual property strategy and prosecution (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets), due diligence and auditing, innovation lifecycle management, mergers & acquisitions, website policies and terms of service, sweepstakes and gambling rules and procedures, privacy, data security, GDPR, employment agreements, responding to employee claims of hostile workplace or wrongful termination, digital token sales, and a broad spectrum of regulatory advice. While in law school in the early 90's, Britton was the founding Editor in Chief of the B.U. School of Law Journal of Science and Technology Law, and he also clerked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. A former computer scientist and software engineer, Britton is the only lawyer who holds a graduate degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. Alongside his Master of Science from MIT, Britton also holds a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the University of Maine and a Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of law. Britton is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and Florida. He has been an adjunct professor of Creativity and Innovation at the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. He is the co-founder of several startups, and he writes and speaks frequently on entrepreneurship, creativity, ethics, and the philosophy of happiness and success. Britton's book, “Ownability,” an introduction to intellectual property law, is available on amazon.com. Do you have an idea you want to get off the ground? Reach out to the Making Awesome Podcast through https://3DMusketeers.com/podcast and someone will get you set up to be a guest!

Murdaugh Murders Podcast
Cup of Justice Bonus Episode 3: Motives and Motivations - What's Up Next For Alex Murdaugh?

Murdaugh Murders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 31:05


As we reported in MMP this week, the Judge Hall reversed his earlier order that basically split the "boat crash" case in two and allowed the Murdaughs to indefinitely postpone that trial so Alex could prepare for his speedy murder trial. The Attorney General's Office told us the murder case still hasn't been scheduled.  While we wait for those crucial announcements, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland want to share some conversations about what might be happening behind the scenes. We all want to drink from the same Cup of Justice — and it starts with learning about our legal system. What questions do y'all have for us? Email info@murdaughmurderspodcast.com and we'll do our best to answer your questions in these bonus episodes. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. AND by sharing your email, we'll send details on exclusive content only available from our upcoming SUNScription platform - CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP And a special thank you to our sponsors: Microdose.com, VOURI, and others. Use promo code "MANDY" for a special offer! Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/MurdaughPod/ https://www.instagram.com/murdaughmurderspod/ Twitter.com/mandymatney YouTube Support Our Podcast at: https://murdaughmurderspodcast.com/support-the-show Please consider sharing your support by leaving a review on Apple at the following link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/murdaugh-murders-podcast/id1573560247 *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Strategic Advisor Board
Episode 256 "Culture, Communication & Brand Moments": The power of self awareness and communication help motivate your team.

Strategic Advisor Board

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 28:38


In this episode, CEO of Evolution Leadership Coaching Steve Swavely gives us the advice to help inspire us to purpose-driven communication to be better leaders.  He introduces his new book with the keys to leadership, Optimal Team performance: The Neuropsychology of leadership. Hear his story and how his background informs his leadership coaching.Steve Swavely. CEO of Evolution Leadership CoachingConnect:Strategic Advisor Board:  www.linkedin.com/company/strategic-advisor-boardBusiness Dynamics: wwwshelbyjolong.comShelby Jo Long: www.linkedin.com/in/shelby-jo-long-9a7b0620/Steve Swavely: www.linkedin.com/in/steveswavelyEvolution Leadership Coaching, LLP: evolutionleadershipcoaching.com

Moving Into The Future
New York Climate Week 2022: Moving Toward a Greener Future

Moving Into The Future

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 27:29


In this special episode of “Moving Into the Future,” Jack Macejka, VP of National Accounts at The Advance Group, sits down with the incredible Molly Dee, Director of Carbon Reduction at Jaros, Baum & Bolles Consulting Engineers, LLP! Listen as the two delve into a discussion centered on the recent push in carbon reduction and renewable energy to keep New York green, as well as how these advancements will shape the future. From reusing and redistributing heat to projects like Benchmark 8760, Jack and Molly discuss critical issues that affect our future as New Yorkers. Listen to the entire episode to find out more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Life Liberty and the Pursuit
LLP #104: "Getting Ready for Deer Season 2022"

Life Liberty and the Pursuit

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 68:42


ARKEN OPTICS: https://www.arkenoptics.comEric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel Iraqveteran8888 which has over 2.6 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stance regarding the 2nd amendment.  Matt runs Ballistic Ink which is a branding and merchandising company serving 2A content creators and the firearms industry.  He is also very passionate about the 2nd amendment and freedom.2A FRIENDLY CC PROCESSING: https://wetheprocessor.com/APPAREL AND OTHER MERCH:https://ballisticink.com/http://www.iraqveteran8888.com/CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNELS:https://www.youtube.com/c/iraqveteran8888https://www.youtube.com/c/GuitarsenalAfter Hours Entrepreneur: An Entrepreneurs Guide to 6-FiguresTake action. Build a business and life you love!Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify TabletoppedEach week Nick Perron dives into the art of running TTRPGs with professional storytellers.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Buzzsprout — Easiest Way to Start a PodcastStart podcasting today. It's the easiest way to start, grow, and monetize your podcast.

Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR)
Court Cases, the CEQ Phase II Rule, and Monza with Fred Wagner

Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 67:18


Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today's episode, we talk with Fred Wagner, Partner with Venable, LLP about Court Cases, the CEQ Phase II Rule, and Monza.   Read his full bio below.Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode VENABLE, LLP!   Check them out at https://www.venable.com/Help us continue to create great content! If you'd like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 1:40  Nic & Laura talk about what makes a good storyteller5:58 Interview with Fred Wagner starts20:02  Court Cases36:05  CEQ Phase II Rule57:28  MonzaPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Fred Wagner at linkedin.com/in/fred-wagner-59043019Guest Bio:Fred Wagner focuses his practice on environmental and natural resources issues associated with major infrastructure, mining and energy project development. Fred helps clients manage and then defend in court environmental reviews performed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or equivalent state statutes. He works with public agencies and private developers to secure permits and approvals from federal and state regulators under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Fred is familiar with the full range of issues surrounding USDOT surface transportation programs, including grant management, procurement, suspension and debarment, and safety regulations. During his career, Fred has handled a wide variety of environmental litigation in federal trial and appellate courts across the country, from citizen suits, to government enforcement actions, to Administration Procedure Act (APA) challenges.Fred was appointed Chief Counsel of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) during the Obama administration. He managed all legal matters involving the $40 billion Federal-Aid Highway program, including environmental and natural resources issues for highway and multimodal transportation projects. Among other high-profile projects, he oversaw the agency's defense of the following:  New York's Tappan Zee Bridge, San Francisco's Presidio Parkway, Chicago's Elgin-O'Hare Expressway, Kentucky and Indiana's Ohio River Bridges, North Carolina's Bonner Bridge, Alabama's Birmingham Northern Beltline, Wisconsin's Zoo Interchange, and Washington's State Road 520 Bridge. He represented the FHWA on government-wide Transportation Rapid Response Team, a multi-agency task force focused on improving project delivery and environmental review reforms.Fred began his career as a trial attorney in the Environment Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Misdemeanor Trial Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Venable, he spent more than 20 years in private practice at a national law firm focusing on environmental and natural resources issues.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
#43 | Hotel Economy and Professional Coaching in the Business World feat. Jon Handlery and Kelly Accetta

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 33:57


What's the latest in the hotel economy with the owner of 90 yr old Handley in Union Square and the importance of professional coaching in the business world. Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. Chip Franklin: Welcome everybody to Practical Tax with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. Steve, I want to ask you something before our first guess because it kind of ties in with our guest. As you traveled around the country, did you constantly go back to the same hotel when you were in a city? Was it like one you favored and you just stuck with it? Steve Moskowitz: Absolutely. Chip Franklin: What were the things that that drew you to that? Because I know that some hotels, they fight for business travel because that's a great thing to have. Others can't really compete in that area and some do both. Steve Moskowitz: Well, I hate to admit this, but my number one consideration was a good wifi. It's really important. Chip Franklin: I get, yeah. That's funny. Steve Moskowitz: I mean, for example, right now we're doing a Zoom and all the business is being done through the internet now. The number one thing is I need a good wifi connection. Chip Franklin: You know what mine was, good pillows because I mean I've always had... I've played sports so many years and I'm feeling the pain now. I always wanted a hotel that had good firm pillows as opposed to the ones where they look like a sheep snuck in your room and it was on your bed. There was a lot of things and it's funny, so I traveled forever and I would always pick the same hotels and price didn't matter because I mean that was eight hours that I could just disappear before I had to do any kind of work and everything. Steve Moskowitz: Of course, you're only paying for part of the room. The IRS is paying for the other part. Chip Franklin: Our first guest is the owner and this is a family-owned business here in San Francisco that has been in this family since 1928 and some incredible stories. Jon Handlery joins us here from the Handlery Hotel in San Francisco. Jon, welcome to Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz. Hope you're well. Jon Handlery: I'm doing well. I hear you Steve on the radio quite often giving tips. Thank you. Steve Moskowitz: Thanks very much. Hopefully you heard me doing my broadcasts with Chip. Jon Handlery: Yes. Chip Franklin: Both of you guys are great on the radio and both of you guys I think are smart to represent your brand, and that's one thing that I've seen all these years in radio is that people want authenticity. They don't need the guy that talks like this. What they want is they want to hear from the people who actually will be delivering the service or product that they have. Both of you guys represent yourselves real well. There's some kissing up, but it's true. Steve Moskowitz: Thanks Chip. Jon Handlery: Thank you very much. Chip Franklin: So Jon, let's talk about, I mean obviously in and since 1928 coming up on a hundred years, not too far down the road- Steve Moskowitz: Jon wasn't the one that opened the doors. Chip Franklin: No. Jon Handlery: No. My grandfather, then my dad, now me, and two of my kids now have followed me into the industry, so fourth generation. Chip Franklin: Let me ask you this, Jon, over the years obviously this pandemic had to be a difficult period to get through especially as ...

Carole Baskins Diary
2018-11-14 Carole Baskin's Diary

Carole Baskins Diary

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 21:53


The predecessor to the FWC (the agency name has changed over the years) was established in 1942 by an amendment to the Florida Constitution which became current Article 4, Section 9. It originally gave the Commission power over “birds, game, fur bearing animals, and fresh water fish of the State of Florida.” In later amendments to the Constitution this phrase was changed to “wild animal life and fresh water aquatic life.”   The FWC originally interpreted the 1942 language to give the agency power over captive wildlife in addition to Florida's native free wildlife. In 1960 their attempt to regulate captive animals ended up in the Florida Supreme court with Barrow v. Holland, 125 So.2d, 749, 751 (Fla 1960).  The Court ruled that the amendment did NOT give FWC power of captive animals. As a result, the Legislature stepped in and passed currently numbered Florida Statutes §§ 379.303, 379.304, 379.3761, and 379.3762 to add regulatory authority over captive wildlife to the agency's powers.   In 2007 in house counsel for FWC produced a memorandum arguing that FWC's powers over captive animals comes from BOTH the statutes and the Constitution. To the extent the power comes from the Constitution, their argument is that the agency's powers cannot be altered by the legislature except in the very limited way provided for in the Amendment, which states “The legislature may enact laws in aid of the commission, not inconsistent with this section.”   The basis for this FWC position in the memo is that changes to the Amendment language since 1942 have rendered Barrow no longer applicable law and that references to the Constitutional powers in certain subsequent cases support this interpretation.   An analysis of those changes in language in the amendments to the Constitution and of the cited cases by attorneys at Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP and concurred with by University of Florida Constitutional Law Professor Joe Little reveals that the FWC argument is flawed and that FWC's power over captive animals comes entirely from the statute, not at all from the Constitution (see https://www.jpfirm.com/news-resources/constitutional-authority-florida-legislature-ban-private-ownership-exotic-animals/ ). What the Legislature giveth, the Legislature can take away. Therefore it is clear that the Florida legislature has the authority to ban private ownership of big cats as other state legislatures have done.   WHAT CAN FLORIDA LEARN FROM OTHER STATES AND WHAT SHOULD THE FLORIDA BAR RECOMMEND TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM? https://vimeo.com/222234998/ There are only four remaining states that have no laws regarding ownership of dangerous big cats. Until 2011 Ohio was one of those known for having a very large population of unregulated exotic animals.  Then, in a horrible incident known as “the Zanesville massacre” that made national news, Terry Thompson, an exotic animal owner, intentionally released 56 dangerous animals including 18 tigers and 17 lions and then committed suicide. As dark approached law enforcement officials were forced to shoot to kill 49 of those animals. Subsequently Zanesville's Sheriff Lutz has become a strong advocate of national legislation to limit private possession of big cats (see his moving video at 4991058dae ) and the National Sheriffs' Association has endorsed a federal bill severely limiting ownership of big cats (Big Cat Public Safety Act, H.R 1818/S.2990).   What renders almost all of the state laws largely ineffective is that they operate much like the Florida law that only prohibits owning the animals as pets.  I.e. they exempt anyone who has a USDA license.  This includes all of the roadside zoos who continue to keep these animals in conditions that are unnatural and cruel given what we know about how intelligent and sentient these animals are. The animals endure these conditions because, as described in detail above, trying to enforce regulations intended to protect the animals is simply not practical given the cost limitations associated with inspecting, investigating and prosecuting violators.   Fortunately the trend in state law has been NOT to exempt USDA licensees, but instead to recognize that both animal welfare concerns and public safety concerns dictate banning ownership outside of (1) the major zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, who operate under much higher animal welfare standards than the FWC or USDA standards, and (2) sanctuaries who are needed to care for the discarded or seized animals and do not add to the problem by breeding more cats. The trend toward not exempting all USDA licensees is evidenced in the laws in Washington State, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia (although the latter grandfathered in past USDA license holders who keep their licenses in force).   One logical provision common in these laws is a grandfather clause allowing current owners to keep their cats but prohibiting them from breeding or acquiring more. As a practical matter, sanctuaries have very limited capacity and there would be no place for confiscated cats to go if they were taken from all the private owners. The lifespan of these cats is 10-20 years depending on the conditions in which they are kept.  Given the average age of the current big cat population, a law prohibiting further breeding outside the Species Survival Plans managed by the AZA zoos would result in most of the privately owned cats having passed on within a decade after the passage of a law.   Awareness is rapidly growing that the often cited biblical reference to “dominion over animals” does not mean they are like inanimate objects subject to our whim to be used for entertainment or exploited for gain without concern for their natural needs. It means we have responsibility for them. Trying to regulate a large number of private owners is simply not practical. It is time for Florida, once a stronghold of inhumane roadside zoos, to catch up to the growing understanding in our society that these iconic animals do not belong in tiny cages for someone to exploit by charging the public to gawk at them, handle them, or swim with them. Florida should follow the lead of the more forward thinking states that have banned private ownership and breeding outside of the AZA zoos and sanctuaries while grandfathering in existing owners who then have years to transition out of their big cat exhibition activities.   Howie is a genius! He wrote this for Marcia to present to the Animal Law Section so they can start the wheels moving to allow for a state ban on big cats in Florida.     Hi, I'm Carole Baskin and I've been writing my story since I was able to write, but when the media goes to share it, they only choose the parts that fit their idea of what will generate views.  These are my views and opinions. If I'm going to share my story, it should be the whole story.  The titles are the dates things happened. If you have any interest in who I really am please start at the beginning of this playlist: http://savethecats.org/   I know there will be people who take things out of context and try to use them to validate their own misconception, but you have access to the whole story.  My hope is that others will recognize themselves in my words and have the strength to do what is right for themselves and our shared planet.     You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile   You can see photos, videos and more, updated daily at BigCatRescue.org   Check out our main channel at YouTube.com/BigCatRescue   Music (if any) from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) This video is for entertainment purposes only and is my opinion.  Closing graphic with permission from https://youtu.be/F_AtgWMfwrk  

Wealth Made Simple Podcast
Limited Company or LLP for Capital Allowances

Wealth Made Simple Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 23:37


Capital allowances can be hugely beneficial and Shaz explains how things work in both an LLP and a limited company He also shares great content on when to claim capital allowances and how with any commercial property purchase there is potentially more than one opportunity to claim   KEY TAKEAWAYS An LLP is transparent for tax purposes and the capital allowances are claimed on the income The government wants to incentivise trade and you can claim back for fixtures and fittings that you have invested in to start your business An LLP is transparent for tax purposes so individual partners pay tax on the profits When you have no capital allowances left, you can incorporate Capital allowances are based on what's in the building If you buy a commercial property you can claim on what's already in the property Always use a commercial property standard enquiry and negotiate with the seller If you are buying a commercial property through a SSAS there is no tax   BEST MOMENTS ‘You only pay tax if you take the money out of the bank' ‘Claim the annual investment allowance as much as you can' ‘With capital allowances, there are two bites of the cherry'   VALUABLE RESOURCES shaz@aaa-accountants.co.uk   ABOUT THE HOST Shaz Nawaz is a serial entrepreneur; he owns five thriving businesses in diverse sectors. Shaz is committed to helping business owners build successful businesses. Having conducted over 3,000 business growth consultation he has helped his clients generate millions in additional profits. His purpose is to inspire business owners to build businesses that are hugely profitable and sustainable. He is a huge advocate of having multiple streams of income. He has written a number of business books and regularly contributes articles to mainstream media outlets. You can find Shaz on:   Facebook   LinkedIn   Instagram   YouTube.        See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Food Institute Podcast
Dissecting the FAST Recovery Act

The Food Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 29:57


California's recently passed FAST Recovery Act is causing waves in the industry, but what will the real impacts be? Riley Lagesen, chair of the Restaurant Industry Group at Greenberg Traurig, shares how the legislation could impact foodservice operations within California and potential impacts for the nation as a whole. More About Riley Lagesen: Riley Lagesen, chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Restaurant Industry Group, serves as lead counsel to many of the nation's most well-known restaurant brands and culinary talent. Riley's passion for the restaurant industry comes from his many years as a restaurant employee, and later, a restaurant owner, in Los Angeles. He saw an opportunity for law firms to better serve restaurant industry clients, and has dedicated his career to supporting both clients and the restaurant industry. Learn more here: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/professionals/l/lagesen-riley More About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program certifies that the firm's U.S. offices are 100% powered by renewable energy. The firm is often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Learn more at: www.gtlaw.com. Follow The Food Institute Podcast on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/78452767/admin/

Murdaugh Murders Podcast
Cup of Justice Bonus: Under Oath, But Above Consequence?

Murdaugh Murders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 34:59


Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland talk about the shocking decision from Russell Laffitte's defense team to put him on the stand and their decision to have Russell's wife address the court . Plus insight on how the justice system can be different for a privileged person like Russell Lafftte.  Will Russell Laffitte really go to trial in November? Liz, Mandy and David unpack everything about the players involved, the privilege involved, and what's next. We all want to drink from the same Cup of Justice — and it starts with learning about our legal system. What questions do y'all have for us? Email info@murdaughmurderspodcast.com and we'll do our best to answer your questions in these bonus episodes. SUNscribe to our free email list to get alerts on bonus episodes, calls to action, new shows and updates. AND by sharing your email, we'll send details on exclusive content only available from our upcoming SUNScription platform - CLICK HERE to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KBMJcP And a special thank you to our sponsors: Microdose.com, VOURI, and others. Use promo code "MANDY" for a special offer! Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/MurdaughPod/ https://www.instagram.com/murdaughmurderspod/ Twitter.com/mandymatney YouTube Support Our Podcast at: https://murdaughmurderspodcast.com/support-the-show Please consider sharing your support by leaving a review on Apple at the following link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/murdaugh-murders-podcast/id1573560247 *The views expressed on the Cup of Justice bonus episodes do not constitute legal advice. Listeners desiring legal advice for any particular legal matter are urged to consult an attorney of their choosing who can provide legal advice based upon a full understanding of the facts and circumstances of their claim. The views expressed on the Cup of Justice episodes also do not express the views or opinions of Bland Richter, LLP, or its attorneys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Knowledge Group Podcasts
ITC Litigation And Enforcement - Before the Show #271

The Knowledge Group Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 7:07


Webcast URL: https://knowledgewebcasts.com/know-portfolio/2022-itc-litigation-and-enforcement-cle/ The US International Trade Commission (ITC) remains the avenue for investigating complex intellectual property (IP)-related disputes. Successful representation at the ITC draws heavily on strategic capabilities to handle intricate claims and high-stake investigations. Keen insights into the complex litigation process can help IP practitioners tie their strategies together. Thus, the need to be abreast of recent developments and up-to-date litigation techniques is now more important than ever. In a LIVE Webcast, recognized thought leaders in international trade and compliance Cyrus T. Frelinghuysen (Greenberg Traurig, LLP) and Tony V. Pezzano (Offit Kurman) will discuss the significant and latest developments surrounding ITC litigation. The speakers will also share practical litigation tools and techniques to ensure success in this type of lawsuit. For any more information please click on the webcast URL at the top of this description.

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
#42 | Tax Advantages of Solar Technology and IRS Scammers feat. Ali Samana & Terence Lee

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 29:38


The tax advantages and the future of solar and other green technology. Plus, a Security and Fraud specialist offers insights on IRS scammers. Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. Chip Franklin: Welcome again to Practical Tax with tax attorney, Steve Moskowitz. Steve, you're looking good, my friend. Steve Moskowitz: Thanks so much, Chip. Chip Franklin: Lot to talk about today. And there's a lot going on in the world. One of those really involves us here in California. We have so many days of sunshine, maybe not in the sunset district of San Francisco. Steve Moskowitz: It's wonderful here. Chip Franklin: The ironically named sunset district, but one of the things that it always blew me away is that we don't have more solar panels on every... Well, I don't know, on every building from San Francisco down to the border with Mexico, and I find it fascinating. And that's one thing we don't have that we should, but maybe there's reasons that I don't know. So we invited our first guest today. He's a green energy expert, and he's here with us. Ali Samana joins us here on the Practical Tax podcast. Ali, thank you so much for being here. Good to have you. And it's really great to be able to talk to somebody that can maybe clear some of this up for us. Happy sunny Friday. Ali Samana: Hey, happy Friday to you too. And howdy from Texas. How are you, Chip? Chip Franklin: I'm well. I'm glad I'm not in Texas though. It's hot down there. Steve Moskowitz: Well, I don't know. Half of California is moving to Texas too. Chip Franklin: Yeah. Yeah, if you believe the ads, it seems like it. Steve Moskowitz: Every day clients are telling me. Even today, clients are well, we're moving to Texas. Chip Franklin: Have you been to Texas, Steve? Steve Moskowitz: Many times. Chip Franklin: All right. No knocking you Ali. I love California, but I guess everybody has their own. Steve Moskowitz: So do I, doesn't mean I can't like Texas too. Chip Franklin: Fair enough. Okay. So Ali, let's start with just across the country, and then we can focus in on California. What are the challenges facing the expansion of solar energy in California and across the country? Ali Samana: So there are several challenges that are facing the green energy market. So if you imagine where the cell phone technology was about 30 years ago, that's kind of where we are. We have this infrastructure, this very heavy grid infrastructure, and now we're going down to what's called distributor generation. So there's a lot of pushback, number one, from these grid operators, because if everybody just goes off, well, these poles and wires and everything that they've spent billions and billions of dollars on, nobody will really need anymore. California has a unique problem that the country is... California leads a lot, by the way, for the rest of the nation to follow. They're number one in installs year after year. So the problems that they face today, the rest of the country will face in two, five, or 10 years. One of the problems that California faces for example is called the duck curve, and what the duck curve means is you've got all of these solar installs that are producing energy throughout the day. Normally, your grid operators would see a parabolic curve. They'd see a parabola going back to geometry in high school for usage,

New Jersey Business Podcast
Ep #041 With Daniel Scola from Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

New Jersey Business Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 29:16


In this episode Daniel Scola shares the importance of protecting your intellectual property (IP), he talks about the different types of IP you could protect as a business owner and about the liabilities you could be exposed to if you do not protect your IP.    Hoffman & Baron, LLP is a full-service law firm specializing in all areas of intellectual property, both domestically and internationally.   ...   Website: https://www.hbiplaw.com/ Facebook:      Hoffmann & Baron, LLP       Twitter:   @hbiplaw Linkedin:     Hoffmann & Baron, LLP       E-mail: dscola@hbiplaw.com Phone: 862-812-9481 -   If you are feeling the love, make sure to subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you are!!   If you'd like to be featured on an episode go to: https://NewJerseyBusinessPodcast.Com   This podcast is brought to you by PROFITABLE BUSINESS MARKETING and this episode is sponsored by KEEP MY OFFICE CLEAN.  Learn more at: and https://keepmyofficeclean.com Tags: #newjersey #njbusiness #business #businesspodcast

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
#41 | Remote Work and it’s Effect on Office Space feat. Michael Cupps & Todd Rothbard

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 31:07


Michael Cupps discusses remote working, the four-day workweek and the future of office space. Tenant and Landlord Attorney Todd RothBard talks about Pandemic relief for landlords and tenants and where it's headed. Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. Chip Franklin: Welcome to Practical Tax. I'm Chip Franklin. That is Steve Moskowitz, tax attorney. Steve, this is fascinating where we are right now in the post pandemic world and the remote working and people kind of trickling back in. I know you are making a move for your employees to be better for them and safer and a new location. What's your experience with some of your clients and everybody else? Is remote working going to hang in there or is it starting to go away? Steve Moskowitz: Oh, no. Remote working is alive and well and will be with us for the rest of our lives. A lot of people prefer as a matter of fact, I've seen surveys where a lot of employees said, if I can't work remotely for you, I'll work remotely for somebody else. And if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense because how much time do you spend commuting? First of all, you could use that time to work more or to play more, not to mention the cost of commuting, not to mention you go into the office, you're wearing your fancy duds. If you're at home, you're probably in jammies or sweats, not to mention, how about all those people that have kids and are either home to take care of the kids or close to school. If something happens, you can run right to school as opposed to being in the corporate world. And even if you left, as soon as you got the phone call, it would take you a while to get to the school. So it's an awful lot of advantages. And another thing is that for example, here in San Francisco, a lot of people have left San Francisco and said, well, why should they pay a lot of money for a small, not so hot apartment when they can move to another state, buy a house for what they were paying for rent and also maybe move to a state, doesn't even have an income tax. Not to mention people that say, "Well, I can go to a resort area and work from there." Not to mention all the countries that are saying, "Hey, we'll give you a special visa, come and work in our country. We just like you to stay here and spend some money in our hotels and our restaurants." Chip Franklin: I think I read somewhere, Steve, like 75,000 American professionals moved to Barcelona last year and they're working from Barcelona. And many of them from California. Steve Moskowitz: Well, talk about moving. If you move to Puerto Rico, you can legally avoid most of your federal taxes. Chip Franklin: Well, let's talk a little bit about that with an expert. Michael Cupps is from ActiveOps and these guys, they know this cold and he's nice enough to join us here. Michael, obviously you heard this conversation. It seemed like we were moving towards the possibility of a four-day work week, but then it kind of got flipped with the pandemic where people are working remote. First of all, do you concur with Steve that this is here to stay? Michael Cupps: Oh, absolutely. We see it in our customers and they're the biggest banks and insurance companies on the globe. And they're as much as they try, they're not those employees aren't coming back. Chip Franklin: That should be good for the business, right? I mean guys, right,

The Lawyer Stories Podcast
Ep 110 | John B. Quinn | Big Law Litigation Trailblazer & Pioneer

The Lawyer Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 34:52


The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 110 features John B. Quinn, Founder of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, the largest law firm in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration.  Quinn Emanuel is known as the “Most feared law firm globally.”  Mr. Quinn is a graduate Cum Laude of Harvard Law School and is a litigation trailblazer and pioneer.  John shares his lawyer story with us, his interests away from the law and tell us about his podcast, “Law, disrupted.”  We further discuss how Covid-19 impacted Quinn Emanuel, the Artist-in-Residence program, and what is next for the heavyweight litigator.

SBO Perspectives
Lessee vs. Lessor: A Look at GASB 87

SBO Perspectives

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


Many of us were not prepared for the GASB 87 reporting requirements for the fiscal year end of 2022. However, we have experts in the field of auditing with PKF, O'Connor Davies, LLP to break down GASB 87 and provide tips to get ready for GASB 94 and 96 for the end of this year!

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
Episode 40: Trust, Wills and Amazon

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 21:34


Who handles your trust and what happens if the person you appointed leaves or dies? And Has Amazon thrust our country into a depression? Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. Chip Franklin: Welcome to another addition of Practical Tax with tax attorney, Steve Moskowitz. Let's start with a guest that's in your backyard. That would be Michael Davidson, not only a really smart investor, but he has a lot of ideas, and he's nice enough to join us here. Can we talk about wills and trusts for just a second here, because this confuses a lot of people. Steve, how many people do you think, watching this right now, don't have a will or a trust? Steve Moskowitz: A lot of them don't have anything. And another thing is, there's a lot of people that have something that's woefully out of date, and if they don't change it, they're leaving everything they have to someone that they now hate, and they will turn over in their graves if they understand that, so this is something... should always be constantly reviewed. What I tell income tax clients is, "Look, we think about your income taxes all year long, we plan all year long, we file a return once a year, and your estate planning, which involves everything you've worked for in a lifetime, everything that you have, whether you got it yourself or if somebody left it for you, why don't you give that the time and respect it deserves?" Chip Franklin: Michael, what's your experience? I mean, have you found that, when you try to sell somebody on getting a trust or a will together, it depends on their age, or are they stubborn, or do they usually go right along with your suggestion? Michael Davidson: I think one of the questions that isn't expressed out loud or asked out loud is, is the next steward prepared? And I think for a lot of us and for a lot of our clients, there's some uncertainty around that, and that's even a conversation that couples haven't really processed together. And so, as a result, there is this inaction that takes place as it relates to getting a will done, getting a trust done. All of us have stuff in our families, and kids, and grandkids, and daughter-in-laws, and son-in-laws, and just that whole dynamic adds this element of uncertainty for the future, and I just think that it's tough for couples to come together and be decisive with that. And so, I really think that the good question to ask is, is the next steward prepared? If they're not, then what needs to happen to get there? And I think walking through that series of questioning, I think can help get an estate plan done. Chip Franklin: Obviously, there are going to be different stages of life. I know both of you guys can address this. I mean, people start thinking about some of these things when they get to be 50, and it's too late, in some cases, for financial planning. But a trust and a will, those have to be constantly reviewed, but why? And Steve, let me ask you real quick, what is it about a will that would change, or a trust that would change from when the kid is 25 to when the kid is 35, if it's still just my money that I'm passing along? Steve Moskowitz: Laws change, taxes change, wants change, relationships change. For example, what if you have a situation where your son marries or divorces, has a child, has six kids, one of them has special needs, somebody's developing differently than somebody else,

AnesthesiaExam Podcast
Protect and Cover your ASSets!

AnesthesiaExam Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 34:48


Protect and Cover your ASSets! - Interview with attorney Ken Falcon- Is Malpractice insurance enough? Dr. Rosenblum sits down and asks Ken Falcon about protecting assets, trusts, and more. Ken is an attorney practicing in Rockville Center, NY.  For more information, see his contact information below. Ken Falcon Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC 265 Sunrise Highway, Suite 50 (MAIL) Rockville Centre, New York 11570 T: (516) 599-0888 F: (516) 599-0889 Upcoming Events... Want to view the complete events agenda? Click Here Now! NRAP's Blocks and Brunch Ultrasound CME Workshop- NYC Oct. 8th, 2022  Advanced Ultrasound Guided Injection Training Workshop! Lock in Your Spot Today! Register Now! NSPC's Annual Conference 2022- THE BUSINESS OF PAIN MEDICINE- Oct. 20th, 2022  NSPC's Annual Conference 2022- THE BUSINESS OF PAIN MEDICINE! Lock in Your Spot Today! Register Now! IPA Israel: Ultrasound Guided Chronic Pain and Regional Anesthesia Course, Oct 27, 2022  Advanced Ultrasound Guided Injection Training Workshop! Lock in Your Spot Today! Register Now! NYNJ-PS 2022 Annual Symposium- Nov. 3rd-6th, 2022! NYSIPP/ NJSIPP's Annual Pain Medicine Symposium Come and join us in New Jersey in November | NYNJ-PS 2022  Save the Date! Nov. 3rd-6th, 2022 Get Your Tickets Today! Register Now!   IPA Costa Rica: Ultrasound Guided Chronic Pain and Regional Anesthesia Course, Feb. 19, 2023  Advanced Ultrasound Guided Injection Training Workshop! Lock in Your Spot Today! Register Now!   Podcast Resources: David Rosenblum, M.D. Ken Falcon, Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC Subscribe to AnesthesiaExam mailing list for Free Board Prep Material & More! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text Download the PainExam Official Apps for Android and IOS Devices! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.painexam.android.painexam&hl=en_US https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-pain-management-review/id997396714 Follow PainExam- https://painexam.com/blog/ https://www.facebook.com/PainExam/ https://twitter.com/painexams https://www.instagram.com/painexam/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/painexam https://www.pinterest.com/painexam https://www.youtube.com/user/DocRosenblum/videos                          

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
Episode 39: Generational Wealth and CBD entrepreneurs

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 29:38


What are both the practical and strategic advantages of financial planning for young children, and how are women CEOs faring in the world of CBD start-ups? Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. Chip Franklin: Welcome to yet another edition of Practical Tax, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. Steve, you're looking well my friend. Steve Moskowitz: As you Chip, thanks so much. Chip Franklin: There's a lot to talk about with taxes. I know you see tax implications in almost every human behavior, which makes sense. Steve Moskowitz: Of course. Chip Franklin: It is, right? Joining us right now, again, this is an interesting guy. Brandon Neely is not only a financial planner, but he's got an interesting niche, and he joins us here on the Practical Tax Show. Brandon, welcome. Say hi to Steve. Brandon Neely: Hey Steve, thanks for having me. Steve Moskowitz: Hey Brandon, how are you doing? Brandon Neely: Good... go ahead. Chip Franklin: Let's start right away, if we can, with the whole concept of financial planning, and this goes out to both of you guys. I know that they say, "Start young." Are there any other advantages to starting a financial plan for small children? Maybe Steve, you can also explain why the IRS now wants us to have social security numbers out of the womb. Start with you, Brad. Steve Moskowitz: The government likes keeping track of us. Chip Franklin: Yeah. Steve Moskowitz: As far as doing that, for example, if mom and dad have a business, and they employ their child under the age of 18, they don't have to pay social security taxes on that. That's just a little wrinkle in the law for employing your kids under age 18. Chip Franklin: Trump's dad did that, didn't he? If I recall correctly. Steve Moskowitz: They take advantage of every law, which we all should. Chip Franklin: Right. Steve Moskowitz: The other thing is, the banks always have these posters up. If you take a kid, and the day that kid is born, you have an account set up for him, and you make little deposits in there, but regular deposits, by the time that kid has graduated from college, that account can be enormous. Instead of coming out of school saying, "Oh, how am I going to pay all these? That's for my basket weaving classes and these other things," the kid says, "Hey, look at me. I have a big, fat bank account. I can do what I want. I'm not forced to take a job to pay my student loan, and my rent, if mom and dad kick me out." The bottom line is, and I'd love to say, "I just figured this out, get your pencils out," but the financial people over and over and over again have said that if you have a small amount... but regular, that's the trick. It's like exercise. It's got to be regular. There'd be a tremendous amount here, then we can get into, how do we invest the funds, and how much is conservative, and how much is aggressive? I won't even get into that part. Not to mention Chip, I'm always preaching about the benefits of companies having pension plans. How much more if the kid comes to work for mom and dad, and they say, "As part of being an employee here, now you're entitled to the pension plan." It's just tremendous savings. To me, that's a no brainer. Chip Franklin: Brandon, you've obviously been dealing with this a lot, too. What's your take? Brandon Neely: I agree with him.

Catholic Health USA Podcast
Medicaid Priorities in 2022: Extending Postpartum Care and Closing the Gap

Catholic Health USA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 20:00


For more than 4 out of 10 new moms in the United States, postpartum care is covered by Medicaid. But when coverage ends after 60 days, these mothers are left vulnerable to some of the most dangerous complications of childbirth.CHA Director of Government Relations Paulo Pontemayor and Kinda Serafi, J.D., Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, discuss tax-payer benefits to closing the gap, advocating for expansion and the impact communities would see if postpartum coverage was permanently extended. ResourcesCHA's “Medcaid Makes it Possible” WebpageCHA's Maternal Health Webpage

Latte With a Lawyer
Scott Lantry, Partner at Whiting, Ross, Abel & Campbell: Latte with a Lawyer Episode 89

Latte With a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 38:07


Scott J. Lantry is a Certified Specialist in the field of Family Law and is a Partner with the law firm Whiting, Ross, Abel & Campbell, LLP. Mr. Lantry exclusively practices family law and is committed to empowering his clients to resolve disputed issues on terms most favorable to the client and his/her children, either by mutual agreement or by focused and efficient family court litigation. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-lantry-43609115/ Whiting, Ross, Abel & Campbell: https://disso.com/ Learn more about EmotionTrac and our AI-driven Emotional Intelligence Platform: https://emotiontrac.com/calendly/ https://legal.emotiontrac.com/

Life on Planet Earth
Wall Street's renowned ALAN PATRICOF shares his personal story on loss of his wife, SUSAN PATRICOF from ALZHEIMERS. CaringKind Founder, ELEANORA TARNATORE, updates on the support group's mission.

Life on Planet Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 39:21


CaringKind, New York City's leading expert on Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving hosts their 34th annual CaringKind Alzheimer's walk on September 25h at the Coney Island Boardwalk and on October 23th at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell. The purpose of the Walk is to raise awareness around the importance of caregiving support and to raise funds for the myriad programs offered through CaringKind to support caregivers and their families. This year, the event honors prominent philanthropist, Susan Patricof, who passed in January of 2021 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 12 years ago. The wife of renowned Alan Patricof, one of the founding fathers of venture capital, the two were described as an ‘indomitable pair' and worked side by side on countless causes. Alan Patricof found solace and support in CaringKind, utilizing their programs and systems as a caregiver himself. CaringKind's support groups are led by trained facilitators and provide caregivers the opportunity to discuss the many challenges of caring for a family member with Alzheimer's and related dementias, with others who understand. Their goal is to provide a safe setting which promotes mutual support, both practical and emotional, throughout the course of the disease. “I am honored that this year's Alzheimer's Walk by CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving, will be held in my wife, Susan's name. She loved New York City and was devoted to and supported many of its most important organizations. I know from personal experience the value of having support groups. A regular check-in with other caregivers is critical to a person's mental and emotional health. CaringKind does that better than anyone," said Alan Patricof. The 2022 Walk Chair is Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez. With over 1 million followers, Dr. Mauricio is a social media star offer critical health care advice. Dr. Mauricio is leveraging his community in support of Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving. The Manhattan Walk will feature celebrities like NFL Star Leonard Marshall and television and movie star Richard Kind. Back by popular demand, the Blue Angels drumline will lead the walkers to the start and celebrate Walkers at the finish line. Attendees (both virtually and in person) are encouraged to share memories and photos of loved ones to be incorporated into the CaringKind Memory Wall, a physical manifestation of the love, remembrance, promise, and hope the Walk represents. As of August 9th, sponsors include Mount Sinai, Inspir Carnegie Hill, Pitta & Baione, LLP, The Brielle at Seaview, The Bristal, 80th Street Residence, LittmanKrooks, GrimaldiYeung, LLC, and Eisai. CaringKind's mission is to create, deliver, and promote comprehensive and compassionate care and support services for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. They achieve their mission by providing programs and services for individuals with dementia, their family, and professional caregivers, increasing public awareness, collaborating with research centers, and informing public policy through advocacy. In 2021, CaringKind answered 6,100 helpline calls, initiated 1,000 social work consultations, supported 31,500 people in their Wanderer's Safety program, and hosted 83 different support groups facilitated by a trained leader both virtually and in person. About CaringKind CaringKind* is New York City's leading expert on Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving. With over 40 years of experience, CaringKind works directly with their community partners to develop the information, tools, and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia. They offer a CaringKind Helpline (646) 744-2900 run by professional staff; individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early-stage services and a wanderer's safety program. They believe in the power of car --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-aidan-byrne0/support

Latte With a Lawyer
Ryan McComber, Commercial Litigation Partner at Figari + Davenport, LLP: Latte with a Lawyer Episode 88

Latte With a Lawyer

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 33:11


Mr. McComber is a Partner at Figari + Davenport, LLP whose practice focuses on representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. McComber has successfully tried cases in both federal and state courts, and successfully represented numerous clients in significant arbitration proceedings. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-mccomber-11b3498/ Figari + Davenport, LLP: http://www.figdav.com/ Learn more about EmotionTrac and our AI-driven Emotional Intelligence Platform: https://emotiontrac.com/calendly/ https://legal.emotiontrac.com/

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
Episode 38: Interest Rates and Charitable Giving

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 25:29


Anchor Funding CEO Kevin Lyons joins Steve to discuss the interest rate hikes and explore both investment and tax opportunities during this technical recession. Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. ------------------------- Episode Content --------------------------- Chip Franklin: Welcome to another edition of Practical Tax with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. Steve, there's been a lot in the news recently about interest rates and refis and how that's affecting the country, the industry, and everything that goes along that. I remember in the past, people say, well, interest rates are high people tend to, instead of sell, they do repairs and additions and upkeep and stuff. But I don't know where we are right now with that number. If it's a number that we're going to see smooth out soon, will Powell do that? Or will we continue down this road? Joining us right now is Kevin Lyons. Kevin is the CEO of Anchor Funding and old friend of mine. I've known Kevin for a long time, and he's nice enough to join us here with Steve Moskowitz on Practical Tax. Kevin, hello. Steve Moskowitz: He doesn't look very old, Chip. Chip Franklin: Your right. Kevin Lyons: Thanks Steve. Chip Franklin: Hi you Kevin. How are you? Kevin Lyons: Good guys. How are you? Steve Moskowitz: Great. Chip Franklin: Good. Let's just jump right into this. We've known each other a long time and we've spoken over the last 15 years and we've seen interest rates go up and down. Let's talk about where we are right now. And how do you feel people responding to the higher interest rates? Again, those of us who live in the '70s like Steve and I, they don't seem that high. But how are people responding to you right now when you're talking about everything from new mortgages to refis? Kevin Lyons: Well, we've had a really good run the last few years. So everyone's taken advantage of incredibly low interest rates. But if you look at interest rates over the course of time and you guys obviously remember, and so do I, and any viewers watching. Rates in the '80s and '90s and early 2000s were a lot higher. So when you go from rates in the- Steve Moskowitz: I remember in the 20% bracket. Kevin Lyons: Yeah, exactly. When you got 15% and 10%, that was a good rate. So the sticker shock that's come into play is rates in the twos and threes suddenly becoming fives and almost as high as 6%. So anytime you get that, you're going to get a change of scenery and the scenery's changed. However, it looks pretty good for the long term. Chip Franklin: Yeah. We're both all in California, all three of us. And here's something that always occurred to me. So people might put off buying because the rate went up a little bit, but the housing market doesn't seem to be slowing down at all and it's continuing to move. Does it make sense to still buy at a little bit higher rate to offset the increase in the value in cost of homes as they go forward? Kevin Lyons: That's a very interesting question, and we have that conversation pretty much daily. My personal opinion is yes. And the reason I say that is, and this is obviously my two cents, the Fed has done a really good job of raising rates really quickly, in fact, there's a three quarter point high coming up shortly and another half a percent in November, they've taken such extreme measures in such a short period of time...

Tax Update with Ron Cohen
Episode 30: IRS Comments on Inflation Reduction Act, Take Caution with VITA & New EV Credit Details

Tax Update with Ron Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 28:16


00:00 Intro 01:47 Caveats 04:00 The IRS comments on the passage of funding under the Inflation Reduction Act 11:11 A Reminder about Unclaimed Property Report and the new tax return questions about them 12:11 AICPA issues a letter to the IRS asking for help on new forms K-1 & K-2….road map for auditors. 14:52 Be Very Careful having your tax return done by a VITA volunteer. Long history of errors. 19:32 Ed Zollars CPA very detailed analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act 20:19 Cars must have 80% US assembly to qualify for EV credit. Links: IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-statement-by-irs-commissioner-chuck-rettig-on-the-inflation-reduction-act Escheatment: https://sco.ca.gov/upd_msg.html AICPA Urges IRS to Provide Additional Guidance on Schedule K-2 and K-3 Reporting: https://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/news/successstories-tas-assists-victims-of-vita-site-preparer-fraud/ Ed Zollars Podcast on the Inflation Reduction Act: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/2022-08-14-highlights-of-the-inflation-reduction-act-of-2022/id1114311870?i=1000576058930 EV Vehicle Credits: https://techcrunch.com/2022/09/02/a-complete-guide-to-the-new-ev-tax-credit/ About The Show: Hello and welcome. This is Ron Cohen. I'm a tax partner with the firm of Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP and we're located in beautiful downtown Fremont, California. I appreciate you signing in to listen to my self-indulgent, and sometimes narcissistic comments about the tax system. No Reliance: Take no reliance on anything you hear on this podcast. This is mostly for entertainment and education. In order to get an opinion from me or my firm you have to sign an engagement letter and give us all of the facts. After we do some research about your situation we'll come back and formally give you an opinion. And only then can you use that advice for purposes of entering into any transaction or filing a tax return. Plagiarism is Okay! Everything in the tax rules is from the Internal Revenue Code, its regulations, court cases, and various internal memorandums by the Internal Revenue Service. Lots of lawyers and CPAs write very good articles that we will often attach in the show notes. They are trying to show how smart they are to the public so everyone copies from everyone else, and I certainly want to give them credit. We're not writing any novels, nor creating deep or original thoughts here. No Politics We try to stay out of general politics, however tax law is developed through legislation in Congress and anything that's legislative has its own political ups and downs. And I feel free to comment on that. How I Help: Our firm does around 1400 tax returns for various people. The demographics range from little grandmothers all the way up to high tech executives and multinational corporations. We also specialize in family office services for wealthy groups with far flung entities and we also help those groups with things such as bill paying and taking care of their day-to-day financial operations No Cheerleader for the Tax System: Our tax system is intrusive, an invasion of privacy and it's tedious. You need to look at a 12 step flowchart to figure out in some cases whether you can take your mortgage interest deduction. It is part of the technocratic Administrative State that has built up in this country since World War Two, and I don't like it. Other countries have simplified the tax system in many ways, despite this we always try to get an A+ (not an A-, or a B, or a C) in our work and make sure it is accurate. Well prepared tax returns rarely get audited, and the best tax audit, is the one that never comes! Please let us know if there are specific topics you'd like to hear about in future episodes. Ron Cohen, CPA Partner at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP Email: rcohen@groco.com 510.797.8661

The KTS Success Factor™ (a Podcast for Women)
The 6 Steps to Selling Your Business Successfully with Chris Vanderzyden

The KTS Success Factor™ (a Podcast for Women)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 14:31


Do you have an exit strategy? Do you know how to sell your business successfully? It's important that you prepare an exit plan for yourself, your business, and your future. Chris Vanderzyden is an author, speaker, and leading educator on exit planning and mergers and acquisitions. She is a founding partner of Legacy Partners, LLP, an exit planning and M&A advisory firm dedicated to creating and executing exit strategies for privately held mergers and acquisitions. She is also an expert contributor for media outlets, a guest lecturer for Harvard University's Entrepreneurship and Innovation class, and the bestselling author of 7 Steps to Entrepreneurial Victory. She has recently released her newest book, Master Your Exit Plan: Sell Your Business, Preserve Your Legacy. In this episode, Chris tells us the importance of having an exit plan in place for now or the future and what the risks are of not being prepared for it.   What you will learn from this episode: Discover the importance of planning an exit strategy for your business and financial future Learn what are the six exit strategies you can choose from and how to apply them in your business Find out what are the risks of not being prepared with an exit plan   “In order to decide what exit strategy is right for you, you have to understand all of the things that are important to you.” - Chris Vanderzyden   Valuable Free Resource: How to exit your business without the stress and without sacrificing your future financial freedom: https://legacypartnersllp.com/   Topics Covered: 01:35 - Where it all started: Chris shares how she got interested in exit planning and how it all started 02:41 - Chris talks about what exactly is a master exit plan 03:38 - What are the risks of not having an exit plan for your business 05:03 - Chris shares what are the six exit strategies and how can you decide which one is for you 08:31 - Selling a Business Isn't Like Real Estate: What are the seven steps into selling a business 10:48 - Chris shares what are the services they offer in the Legacy Partners LLP   Key Takeaways: “Without having all of those parts of themselves aligned, the chances of not being successful exiting their business are pretty sky high. So, it requires a comprehensive view of the business owner in order to do it successfully.” -Chris Vanderzyden “You have to have a comprehensive financial plan done in which you are projecting, "After I exit my business, this is what I want my life to look like. And this is what the financial responsibility will be with that. And so, if I sell my business, will I be able to fulfill those business personal, and financial goals?" -Chris Vanderzyden “We looked at a couple of different exit options, and then came up with the right one that would have fulfilled their goals, both financially and with the business and personal.” -Chris Vanderzyden “One buyer is no buyer.” -Chris Vanderzyden “The purpose is to engage with multiple buyers because that's the way you're going to fulfill your goals to a higher level.” -Chris Vanderzyden “It's a little more intense than selling a business, but it's well worth doing it correctly.” -Chris Vanderzyden “It's very important to recognize that you do need somebody that is going to be on your side of the fence. There's nothing worse for a business owner, “Do they have a transaction, they wander off?” -Chris Vanderzyden “When deciding how you want to exit that business, you also have to understand the value of the company. Integrate that value into your personal financial plan.” -Chris Vanderzyden   Ways to Connect with Chris Vanderzyden: Website: https://legacypartnersllp.com/   Ways to Connect with Sarah E. Brown: Website: https://www.sarahebrown.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/knowguides LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahebrownphd/ To speak with her: bookachatwithsarahebrown.com  

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
Episode 37: Franchise Investing and Delayed Retirement

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 29:40


Greg Mohr discusses the ups and downs of investing in a franchise while Bill Dendy talks about people being forced out of retirement and back into the workplace. Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. Chip Franklin: Welcome to another edition of Practical Tax with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. Steve, you're looking well, my friend. Steve Moskowitz: As you. Thank you, Chip. Chip Franklin: Joining us right now is our first guest today, Greg Mohr. He is known as the Franchise Maven. Anybody that's ever tried to start their own business, on their own or with a franchise, knows the challenges. And he's nice enough to join us here. Greg, hi. Chip Franklin and tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. You had in your past, you did the corporate ladder thing, right? Like a lot of people do, and a lot of our viewers today. Greg Mohr: Correct. Chip Franklin: And at some point along the way, you said... And I think Taco Bell was one of your first, right? You got into the world of franchise growth. First of all, tell us how that came to be. And what was the real attraction of going with a franchise instead of starting out on your own? Greg Mohr: Well, the first time I got into franchising itself was actually right out of high school, when I got one of my first jobs, was working for Taco Bell. I didn't actually realize that at the time, but I learned later that it was actually a master franchise that ran a whole bunch of Taco Bells all over the Sacramento, California area. So I started managing their restaurants for them. And I said, "This is just great, easy thing to do." No matter which one I stepped into, policies and procedures were the same for each one. Nice and smooth. I loved doing that. It was just great, for that one. After I'd been working for a while in various industries, both in the restaurant industry and in the microelectronic circuit field for Motorola Semiconductor, then I started reading some books like Robert Kiyosaki's books, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, realizing that there's something different out there. There's something better than just doing the corporate thing for myself. So I didn't have the latest, greatest idea on how to start a business or get a business going. But I remember back from my days working with Taco Bell, that I really enjoyed how the simplicity of walking into any franchise model, any unit was. And that really made me happy. It was just a really good feeling. So I thought I've got to get back somehow into that franchising space and do that, so I went out there and I started looking at different franchises, got some help from a couple different franchise consultants. And lo and behold, just got into my first franchise and they just took off from there. Chip Franklin: Steve, have you had clients that wanted to start their own businesses and looked at a franchise model? Steve Moskowitz: Oh, absolutely. And everybody's, so many people, their dream is to have their own business. I remember when I was climbing the corporate ladder and I always wanted to have my own firm. And lots and lots of people want to do that, and there's all kinds of different avenues. Like you were saying, starting on your own, going to your franchisees. I've had a number of clients that went the franchise route. Chip Franklin: Yeah. I mean, one of the things that always, I remember in the early on days,

Summarily - A Podcast for Busy Lawyers
A Dime and Four Pennies (Aug. update)

Summarily - A Podcast for Busy Lawyers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 16:29


On this episode, Robert discusses attorneys' fees, incest (yuck!), scoresheets, and bad attorney behavior.  Liberty Mutual v. Pan Am Diagnostic, 4th DCA (Aug. 17) (PIP; attorneys' fees).State v. Hardley, 1st DCA (Aug. 24) (scoresheets; victim injury points).   Miami Dade College v. Nader + Museu I, LLP, 3d DCA (Aug. 31) (public records; attorneys' fees). Azran Miami v. U.S. Bank Trust, 3d DCA (Aug. 3) (attorney sanctions). If you spot an opinion that you think warrants discussion, please e-mail your summary and the opinion to summarilypod@gmail.com.  Robert will take a look and may include it in a future episode—with a shout-out to you! Listen. Enjoy. Subscribe. Share.

Truth Serum by Scheer Law Group, LLP
Ep 21 Pt 2: Special 3 Pt Series on the 2022 Mid-Term Elections - Interview with Pollster Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research, the Death of SB 1323

Truth Serum by Scheer Law Group, LLP

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 57:46


Many view the upcoming 2022 midterm elections as a referendum on the direction of this nation and an opportunity for the people to make their voices heard on critical issues that will likely decide the future of our nation. The views of right and left on issues of gun control, crime, individual liberties, parental rights,  and border control could not be further apart. This provides an opportunity for Americans to clearly see the differences and make their voices known. Join Truth Serum for this three Part Series on the Elections. In the first episode  we examined the issue of election integrity and if the current process is free and fair. In this second part of the series, Spencer Interviews Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research , one of the most-preeminent polling and data research companies in the nation.  In a time where America is more divided than any time since the Civil War,  Jim will provide polling and focus group data on the issues of most concern to Americans as we head into the November  midterms elections. Don't miss a minute of the fascinating series. Then Tune into our Legal Segment as we review the death proposed SB1323 in California and other news of interest to lenders and investors. Disclaimer: None of the legal, or financial opinions or information expressed in this podcast may be relied on as legal, or investment advice by Scheer Law Group, LLP. Laws and economic issues affecting the subjects of this podcast change daily. This mandates specific review of legal or economic issues of interest or concern to you with legal counsel or financial advisors who are experienced in the areas of law or finance discussed in this podcast. For more on Scheer Law Group, LLP, go to www.scheerlawgroup.com

Issues on Appeal
Episode 61: Effective Immediately!

Issues on Appeal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 19:32


This week's guest is Dineen Wasylik (https://ip-appeals.com/attorney-profile-dineen-pashoukos-wasylik/) of the DPW Legal (https://ip-appeals.com) law firm in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Dineen is the founder of the Florida Appellate Procedure Blog (https://floridaappellate.com). The Florida Supreme Court, on its own motion, amended Rules 1.530 and 12.530 to require, effective immediately, that “To preserve for appeal a challenge to the sufficiency of a trial court's findings in the final judgment, a party must raise that issue in a motion for rehearing under this rule.” This represents a significant change in some appellate districts. Read Dineen's blog post (https://floridaappellate.com/2022/08/30/rule-change-rehearing-required-to-preserve-challenge-to-sufficiency-of-trial-court-findings/) on this issue. See also, Engle v. Engle, 277 So. 3d 697 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019) (https://casetext.com/case/engle-v-engle-9), discussed in the episode. Your host is Duane Daiker (https://www.shumaker.com/professionals/A-D/duane-a-daiker), a board certified appellate lawyer in the Tampa office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP (https://www.shumaker.com). You can reach him at: ddaiker@shumaker.com (ddaiker@shumaker.com). Please support our sponsor: Court Surety Bond Agency (http://courtsurety.com/). CSBA is the nation's leading surety agency specializing in supersedeas bonds. (877-810-5525). If you love the show, feel free to Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Daiker)! Please follow the show on Twitter (https://twitter.com/IssuesonAppeal), and consider subscribing and rating the show on iTunes. Special Guest: Dineen Wasylik.

CryptoNews Podcast
#157: Jacob Robinson on Crypto Law

CryptoNews Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 51:16


Jacob Robinson is the host of the Law of Code podcast, Director of Operations at the DAO Research Collective, and an incoming associate in the FinTech group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.In this conversation, we discuss:- Brock University- University Exchange programs- Crypto law- Recent undertakings from Canadian exchanges- Canadian web3 council- NFTs being securities- NFT contracts regarding IP and art- Law of Code- DAO Research Collective- Lessons from Podcasting- Bitcoin being the best DAO- Golf Talk- Hot TakesLaw of Code PodcastWebsite: lawofcode.io Jacob RobinsonTwitter: @JacobRobinsonJDLinkedIn: Jacob Robinson ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This episode is brought to you by PrimeXBT.  PrimeXBT offers a robust trading system for both beginners and professional traders that demand highly reliable market data and performance. Traders of all experience levels can easily design and customize layouts and widgets to best fit their trading style. PrimeXBT is always offering innovative products and professional trading conditions to all customers.  PrimeXBT is running an exclusive promotion for listeners of the podcast. After making your first deposit, 50% of that first deposit will be credited to your account as a bonus that can be used as additional collateral to open positions.  Code: CRYPTONEWS50  This promotion is available for a month after activation. Click the link below:  PrimeXBT x CRYPTONEWS50

Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law
Colorado LLP Program Implementation Update with Maha Kamal | Episode 121

Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 20:35 Transcription Available


A lot has happened since our episode on the Limited License Paraprofessional's program (LLP), a program that will authorize paraprofessionals to help solve simple divorce cases. So today, we are joined, once again, by Maha Kamal to update us on the program's developments. As you may remember, Maha is the founding attorney of the Colorado Family Law Project and is known for offering sliding-scale and unbundled services to help a wide variety of diverse clients. Tuning in, you'll hear about the current status of the proposal as well as the process of public comment in relation to it and what this entails. You'll also learn about how you can submit your feedback on it, how it is likely to progress from here, and insight into the timeframe of when we can expect to see licensed LLPs in Colorado. Maha sheds light on some of the feedback she has received from lawyers, judges, magistrates, and the public. Listen in to hear more about the implementation of the LLP program and how you can help affect change. Key Points From This Episode:An introduction to Maha Kamal, Colorado Family Law Project, and the Limited License Paraprofessional program.  The current status of the implementation proposal that was submitted to the advisory committee of Colorado's Supreme Court in 2021. The process of public comment in relation to the proposal, what it entails, and how it will progress from here. How you can submit your feedback on the proposal.Some of the media interviews that Maha has done and some of the questions she is commonly asked. The type of feedback the proposal has received from lawyers.How LLPs can complement the practice of law and help lawyers. Insight into the timeframe of when we can expect to see licensed LLPs in Colorado. Insight into the custody component or APR that is up for public comment.Speculation on the possibility of hiring an LLP who may find themselves up against an attorney.How an LLP can help in a litigation process if not through advocacy.The type of feedback Maha is getting from judges and magistrates on this program.Questions from the public that we should be considering. How you can reach out to Maha with your questions.What is Divorce at Altitude? Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law.************************************************************************DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

SMB Community Podcast by Karl W. Palachuk
Robert Scott - A Cloud-Based Customer Contracting Solution

SMB Community Podcast by Karl W. Palachuk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 33:42


Host Karl speaks with Robert Scott of Scott & Scott LLP. Robert Scott represents mid-market and large enterprise companies in software license transactions and disputes with major software publishers such as Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. He has defended over 250 software audit matters initiated by software piracy trade groups such as the BSA and SIIA. He is counsel to some of the world's largest corporations, such as Schlumberger, PepsiCo, Iron Mountain and American Express, on information technology matters including intellectual property licensing, risk management, data privacy, and outsourcing. As an attorney for 26 years, Robert Scott understands that law firms rarely get fans. Yet, that's exactly what his firm, Scott & Scott, LLP, has in owners of managed services provider companies. In what Scott, who has spent 15 years serving MSPs, called an “exciting” time, the firm earned the enthusiasts through its cloud-based customer contracting solution.  Believing that collaboration between legal and technology professionals is the key to solving complex business problems, Scott & Scott, LLP helps with software disputes, intellectual property matters, corporate transactions, copyright litigation, security and privacy issues and information technology. The firm is committed to monitoring developing technologies and emerging law – as technology evolves rapidly, so do laws governing it – in order to provide efficient, highly focused representation. In its 15 years of practice, Scott & Scott has handled more 500 engagements involving software license transactions and audit disputes against Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Adobe, Autodesk, and many other companies. The firm has defended copyright infringement litigation by Microsoft, initiated wrongful termination litigation against Aptean, fought Adobe's damage calculations, and filed declaratory judgment litigation against Autodesk. Scott & Scott's client roster includes Fortune 500 companies and other leading companies of all sizes. Resources and Links: website: https://scottandscottllp.com/ blogs: https://scottandscottllp.com/blogs/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottandscott Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScottandScott YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1loqaWnAyc0__O6EuhVACw?view_as=subscriber LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/scott-&-scott-llp/ --- Sponsor Memo: Acronis Are you still relying on a frustrating patchwork of legacy solutions Modernize your cybersecurity and data protection with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. It's a single solution that combines backup, anti-malware, and endpoint protection management. As an MSP, you can easily improve clients' security posture, eliminate complexity, and generate more recurring revenue. Learn more about Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud at Acronis.com. 

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
Episode 36: Young and Inexperienced and “Suddenly Rich” (Finances and Taxes)

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 29:25


When young athletes come into money, here's why they need expert tax advice and the inflationary world of child care has Americans struggling to balance work and family. And as always taxes. Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. Chip Franklin: All right. Well, welcome to another edition of Practical Tax, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz and Chip Franklin. Steve, this has always intrigued me and that is the athlete that comes into a lot of money when he has never had any money in his life. Steve Moskowitz: Oh yeah. Chip Franklin: I know, because you've done a lot of sports shows. You and I have talked about this in the past and you've talked about luxury taxes and all, but this is something that really touches me. I had a long talk once with MC Hammer about what he went through and all the money he lost. I knew Dexter Manley, you might remember that name from back in the old Washington football team days, and he lost it all, and others. It's always broken my heart because it's difficult for these kids. They bring along everybody they grew up with and everything and they try to give to everyone and then it's gone. I think that's just so sad. Joining us right now is Ali Siam. He is a sports agent who has a lot of experience in this. He's negotiated more than a dozen or so NFL contracts and he's nice enough to join us on Practical Tax. Ali, welcome the show. Say hi to Steve. Steve Moskowitz: Hi. How are you? Ali Siam: Hi, how you guys doing today? Thank you for having me. Chip Franklin: There's a lot in the news, obviously, every year as the different drafts happen. There was a kid on my street who signed a deal with Tampa Bay. He was the 28th pick in the draft in baseball. Here, in Southern California, that happens a lot. He got three-and-a-half million signing bonus, but he's 18, so now he's going to be playing against the best people he's never seen. When he was in high school, he was the best player in the county. Now, he's just another guy. Fortunately, he has a father that will help look out after it. Let me ask you both, and let me start with you, Steve, when we look at this kind of income coming in, how many people are really prepared for that? Steve Moskowitz: Almost nobody. Here's problem number one, when the guys get it, they're really young and they don't realize that the life of a professional athlete is nowhere near the life of most other jobs, and that is a job. You get beaucoup money up front and you spend it, but the problem is most other professions, you wouldn't blink an eye when say how long you would be working. With an athlete, a lot of athletes are finished in their 20s, maybe into their 30s. What other position do you know of that you say, "Oh, 40, are you kidding? 50?" How many football players can only play a couple of seasons because they get injured so much? So, the bottom line is, basically, if I was talking to somebody like this, I'd say, "Look, let's take a look at this contract and figure this is the money you're going to get for a lifetime. So, you're 21 years old, let's say you have another 60 years to go or so, let's divide this and see how much we're getting here." And then what I do is I make it practical, I say, "Look, we're not going to save every penny. Here's a portion of percentage, just blow it. Have a good time, have fun," but it's a percentage.

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Andrea Lee Linna, Partner at McGuireWoods, LLP

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 9:58


This episode features Andrea Lee Linna, Partner at McGuireWoods, LLP. Here, she discusses the possibility of patients opting-in to give Amazon access to their records, and the significant HIPAA penalties given because of non-encrypted hardware.

CPA Huddle
Mat Sorensen

CPA Huddle

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 41:07


In this episode, the Huddle Guys talk with Mat Sorensen, CEO of Directed IRA, and a Partner at Kyler Kohler Ostermiller & Sorensen, LLP. Mat has been at the forefront of the self-directed IRA industry since 2006. He writes regularly on retirement, tax, and business topics and is a VIP Contributor at Entrepreneur.com. He is also a contributor for Cryptopedia. Mat is the best-selling author of The Self-Directed IRA Handbook: An Authoritative Guide for Self-Directed Retirement Plan Investors and Their Advisors, a go-to guide for investors, planners, and Mark's competitors. Listen as the Huddle Guys and Mat discuss self-directed IRAs, a type of IRA that can hold investments not allowed by regular IRAs, like real estate and cryptocurrency. They can be in the form of traditional or Roth IRAs, and the investments are managed by the account holder. These IRAs can help you save on taxes and plan effectively for retirement, but they are not talked about enough. Many financial planners do not discuss self-directed IRAs with their clients. Thank goodness for the Huddle Guys! It's time to Huddle Up!

Entertainment Business Wisdom
Surprising intel on the entertainment business from attorney Phillip Rosen, on music, TV, film and the future of concerts

Entertainment Business Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 36:03


Phillip Rosen received a B.A. in Economics from Vassar College in 1980, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, Phillip launched his career as an attorney for PolyGram's music division, where he negotiated and drafted music publishing agreements and handled copyright matters. He subsequently spent five years at RCA, as Business Affairs Manager and Director of Program and Talent Negotiations, working in the arenas of pay, cable and syndicated television. Entering the Los Angeles market as Vice President of Business Affairs and Legal Affairs for New Line Cinema in 1989, Phillip ascended to Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs. During his seven-year tenure he was responsible for business affairs and legal duties for over fifty motion pictures including the Nightmare on Elm Street and House Party series, as well as the Jim Carrey comedy The Mask and the Brad Pitt thriller Seven. From 1997 to 1999, Phillip was a partner in charge of the motion picture and television department in the Beverly Hills office of Baker and Hostetler, LLP. Phillip is currently a principal of Rosen Law Group, representing producers, writers, directors, television production companies, film production companies, talent and distributors in a transactional capacity. Over his career Phillip has taught entertainment law courses at UCLA, Hastings Law School as well as the Entertainment Law Capstone course at Southwestern Law School. Phillip is a member of the New York and California Bar Associations. https://www.rosenlawgrp.com/ Connect with your host Kaia Alexander: https://entertainmentbusinessleague.com/ https://twitter.com/thisiskaia Produced by Stuart W. Volkow P.G.A.

#GINNing Podcast
#GINNing heralds Gerald

#GINNing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 19:23


Gerald L. Pouncey Jr. is the Chairman of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, and head of the firm's Environmental and Infrastructure Practices. He's also the latest guest on the award-winning #GINNing Podcast.Listen to the 1982 chemical engineering graduate discuss his courthoom career and his Auburn legacy.

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz
Episode 35: Would Reclassifying Cannabis Help the Economy and Will Working Remotely Survive the Pandemic?

Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 32:50


Chris Piazza and Steve Moskowitz discuss the many aspects to having a cannabis business when the product is illegal, interstate business, and will working remotely survive? Will there be an office space “crash” or will people want to come back to work? Episode Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Practical Tax podcast, with tax attorney Steve Moskowitz. The Practical Tax podcast is brought to you by Moskowitz, LLP, a tax law firm. Disclaimer: The information contained in this podcast is based upon information available as of date of recording and will not be updated for changes in law regulation. Any information is not to be considered tax advice or legal advice and does not form an attorney/client relationship. Further, this podcast may be construed as attorney advertising. You should see professional consultation for your individual tax and legal situation. Chip Franklin: Welcome to Practical Tax with Steve Moskowitz, our tax attorney extraordinaire. I'm Chip Franklin. Steve, good to have you here as always. Steve Moskowitz: Always a pleasure. Chip Franklin: It's interesting to talk about the many different things that surround tax. In fact, it's almost impossible to find subject matter that's not affected by the government and the internal revenue service, right? Steve Moskowitz: It's funny, but anybody that goes out to dinner with me knows that no matter what you say, somehow that reminds me something about tax. Chip Franklin: Right. Well, this is a topic that we talk about a lot and you've actually done videos before on this, but it's constantly changing. And that is a business of cannabis in the United States, a business that has a built-in irony. The fact that cannabis is still a schedule I controlled substance. Or THC anyway. And so joining us right now is Chris Piazza from Cannabis Devices. And here, Chris, good to have you here with tax attorney, Steve Moskowitz, with Practical Tax. Chris Piazza: Thanks for having me. Thanks for having me. Yeah, Chris with CannaDevices. Chip Franklin: So in just a couple years, your company's done incredibly well. You supply 10 publicly traded cannabis companies, along with a lot of other operators in that business. And throughout all this growth, you guys have supported small businesses, and Steve and I love to talk about the success of small businesses in this country. It is the backbone of this country. You're also a founding member of a nonprofit startup syndicate as well. So let me just pose this question to both you. And I'll start out with, how would you describe the state of America's cannabis success right now? We'll start with you, obviously, Chris. Chris Piazza: It's a growing industry. It's going to keep growing, and ever changing from here. What I think we're starting to see is a little bit more consolidation. We're starting to see some more bigger players taking a little bit more foothold. Now we're starting to see brands where the cannabis dispensaries were before. We're starting to see a lot more brands build, and companies a little bit like mine and the accessories, the non plant touching. It seems to me that the plant itself, the gold rush is over and now the licenses have value. But we're starting to see a lot more consolidation. The east coast is spreading west, and that's my view of the state of it currently. Chip Franklin: Steve, how does that work, if a cannabis business in Illinois wants to work with a cannabis business in California? Does the fact that it's a schedule I controlled substance affect that relationship? Steve Moskowitz: So I got to use the technical term, as a lawyer. So I'll use the proper technical term. There's total craziness here. And what happens is that you have a business that is illegal on the federal side, it's legal in some states, and there's all kinds of problems. And of course, me and taxes, the first thing I look at is, well, what's the taxability? Okay, so number one,

Let's be Blunt with Montel
FOR REAL CHANGE, WE NEED ACTION! | MATT ZORN

Let's be Blunt with Montel

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 59:40


On this episode of Let's Be Blunt, Montel talks with Matt Zorn, Esq, a partner at Yetter Coleman, LLP. Matt is recognized as an authority on issues relating to the federal Controlled Substance Act and issues relating to canna regulation, even being named to the Law360 2020 Cannabis Editorial Advisory Board. Matt routinely speaks and publishes on issues relating to legal issues involving controlled substances. He was honored as a 2020 Pegasus Scholar by American Inns of Court. In one of his favorite areas of complex litigation, Best Lawyers in America named Matt "One to Watch," and Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers recognized him as a "Texas Rising Star" in IP Litigation, Canna Law, and Administrative Law. Before joining the firm, Matt was a judicial clerk to the Hon. Rodney Gilstrap, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, spending hundreds of hours in court helping manage one of the busiest trial dockets in the country. Before then he was a litigator with Paul, Weiss in New York City. He earned his law degree at Columbia Law School, and his BA in European History and Applied Mathematics from Emory University.Support the show

Life Liberty and the Pursuit
LLP #102: "Fight or Flight: Whisky"

Life Liberty and the Pursuit

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 73:11


Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel Iraqveteran8888 which has over 2.6 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stance regarding the 2nd amendment.  Matt runs Ballistic Ink which is a branding and merchandising company serving 2A content creators and the firearms industry.  He is also very passionate about the 2nd amendment and freedom.2A FRIENDLY CC PROCESSING: https://wetheprocessor.com/APPAREL AND OTHER MERCH:https://ballisticink.com/http://www.iraqveteran8888.com/CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNELS:https://www.youtube.com/c/iraqveteran8888https://www.youtube.com/c/Guitarsenal

Police Off The Cuff
Alec Baldwin didn't pull the trigger?

Police Off The Cuff

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 74:06


Alec Baldwin didn't pull the trigger? This week, the FBI concluded that actor Alec Baldwin must have pulled the trigger of a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year, and a legal expert has speculated what could happen next for the actor and the investigation. On October 21, 2021, a prop gun being handled by Baldwin discharged on the set of the movie Rust, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and injuring director Joel Souza. Baldwin has consistently stated that he didn't pull the trigger on the prop gun. The recent FBI analysis of the revolver held by Baldwin during the rehearsal suggested it was in working order and would not have discharged unless it was fully cocked and the trigger was pulled. Special Agent Jose Cortez announced that the FBI did three accidental discharge tests of the gun used by Baldwin to determine if it could have fired without a trigger being pulled. The report's findings led to Baldwin receiving much backlash on social media Monday. Jason Lampert, a litigation partner at Salzano Lampert & Wilson, LLP, believes that prosecutors have several options now that the Baldwin investigation is nearing its conclusion.