Last month, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations clarifying the potential tax benefits to taxpayers who invest in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) through a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF). Introduced by the 2017 Tax Cuts and…More
The US Senate is currently considering the Main Street Employee Ownership Act of 2018 (S. 2786), which would provide additional capital opportunities for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) to purchase the stock of a small…More
Non-compete agreements in the United States (sometimes called “non-competes”) are making a comeback, and they’re no longer just for top executives or salespersons. Just a few years ago, legal and employment experts predicted the demise…More
Alternative index funds are hot. While traditional index funds are tied to market-capitalization, or total-stock market value, alternative index (or, smart beta) funds have elected to weigh portfolios on other factors like volatility or global…More
Kleinbard business and finance partner, Eric Pritchard, writes a monthly column for securityinfowatch.com. His latest column – Legal Watch: So You Want to Open a Franchise… focuses on franchising in the electronic security alarm industry.