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  • Moving from the Business of Hemp to the Business of Cannabis – Is it Worth It?

    November 24, 2020

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  • Election Update: Uncertainty Looms

    November 23, 2020

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  • [Part 1: Retail License] New York DOH will Impose New Regulations on Hemp Companies

    November 16, 2020

    New York State is imposing more stringent regulations for the hemp industry. In this article we focus on the impact to hemp and CBD retailers.

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  • Estate Planning for the Election: How the Election may Impact your Estate Plan

    November 2, 2020

    President Trump was a driving force behind the TCJA back in 2017.  If Joe Biden is elected, we could see some significant changes that rival the disruption to the tax law, which took place just three short years ago.  One change that would require immediate action from business owners, the estate & gift tax exemption.   

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  • 5 Fintech Trends to Watch in Asset Management

    October 29, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has shined a spotlight on asset management firms’ digital transformation strategies. During the pandemic, contactless transactions and other financial services technologies that help prevent the spread of the virus have been embraced by customers, and organizations that already had a digital strategy in place were able to continue serving their clients seamlessly. However, most firms are still playing catch-up.

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  • The Great Experiment: Remote Work and the New Reality of Real Estate

    October 22, 2020

    Businesses migrated to remote work on an unprecedented scale – a great experiment, the ripple effects of which are many for real estate. As parts of the business world adjust to working from home, some are finding multi-year office leases may no longer be required or, at a minimum, their needs for physical space will decrease. Others are looking to downsize given the impact of the recession on revenues. What does the future hold for landlords and developers managing commercial space post COVID-19?

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  • Broker Dealers Granted Relief by SEC and FINRA

    October 19, 2020

    Broker-dealers have numerous regulatory reporting requirements to comply with given their role in the capital markets and interactions with customers. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact the crisis has had on the economy and business operations in general, relief with respect to certain regulations and compliance with financial responsibility rules, has been granted to broker-dealers by the SEC and FINRA. In this article we detail what this relief entails.

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  • Is Intrinsic Value a Myth?

    October 16, 2020

    There are many different definitions that often accompany this term.  Most often, it deals with an objective determination of an assets value through the use of fundamental and technical analysis.  Although this can make a bit of sense on the surface, it is a fact that the analysis that is performed is based on observable rates of returns, multiples, and valuations of other assets.

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  • COVID-19 Impact on Critical Accounting Operations: The Advantage of Scalability

    October 15, 2020

    While it’s impossible to know precisely what lies ahead as the business world navigates the global pandemic, companies that take steps to ensure flexibility of scale will be best poised to contend with whatever comes their way—from a second-wave shutdown to an unprecedented growth opportunity.  

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  • Accelerating Acquisition Activity

    October 6, 2020

    Merger and acquisition activity came to a screeching halt as the COVID-19 pandemic set in earlier in 2020.  Potential buyers and sellers alike hunkered down to try to get through the public health crisis that had wide-ranging impacts on many businesses.  Deals that were in motion in the first couple months of 2020 were put on hold or abandoned entirely.  New deal activity essentially fell off a cliff. As we had into Q4 the tide has appeared to turn.

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