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January 11, 2016 | Mike Grell and Brent Hendricks

How Entity Structure Affects Succession Planning for Family Business Owners: What Questions You Need to Ask Now

Business owners have a lot to think about: product and service development, human resources, marketing, and sales. Maintaining the right business entity structure may not be high on the list and, even when it is addressed, may not be something business owners take the time to give a lot of future-oriented thought to. Read on »

September 23, 2015 | Eric Stutz

Reevaluating Your Business Structure: Why Now?

With the economy achieving healthy, consistent growth, construction industry contractor executives are optimistic about their futures. Many companies that put off hiring during the recession are now expanding. As they do so, some proactive matters that may have been on the shelf, such as incentives, succession planning, and budgeting, should be revisited. Another area that companies frequently overlook but may need to reevaluate is business structure. A business that was formed as a C corporation 20 years ago may be better suited to an S corporation or limited liability company (LLC) structure now (or vice versa).    Read on »

January 21, 2015 | Eric Stutz

Management Incentive Plans: 5 Questions for Construction Companies to Ask in 2015

In 2015, the construction industry faces the aftermath of the recent recession, during which many experienced construction professionals moved to other industries. As construction demand bounces back and increases its need for competent, long-term employees, both general contractors and subcontractors must find ways to attract and retain people to fill key executive-level positions.  Read on »

January 2, 2015 | Vonnie Hergett and Clay Sparks

Medical Group Ownership and Retirement Tax Planning

Regardless of whether you manage a physician’s group, dental office, optometry practice, or any other kind of medical group, recent changes in the industry due to tax codes, as well as shifting economic and demographic factors, might mean that you should prioritize assessing your retirement plan. Lower salaries, employment preferences, and shifting ownership arrangements are just a few of the kinds of factors that are having a dramatic impact. Read on »

September 14, 2014 | Jason Wagner

Avoiding Nightmares; Important Income Tax Considerations in Mergers & Acquisitions

Beyond the private equity community and business development groups within significant strategic acquirers, acquisitions and dispositions will never be the core function of most businesses. However, successfully completing deals has become a more common competitive advantage for anyone that has built the discipline.  Read on »

October 1, 2012

Planning for Redemptions of S Corporation Stock Using Contingent Payments

When shareholders of an S corporation choose to part ways, they often do so by redeeming a departing shareholder’s stock. This is often done under harmonious, friendly terms; in some cases, however, the split is less amicable and more distrustful. In those situations, the practitioner must balance two distinct objectives, each of which is critically important to both the shareholders’ and the S corporation’s well-being. Read on »

November 5, 2011 | Bruce Nelson

Filing Methods for Multistate Taxpayers

If a corporation is, by itself or as a member of an affiliated group, doing business in more than one state, the tax practitioner must not only grapple with questions of nexus, but also the methodology for determining the taxpayer’s tax base. In other words, for any specific state, we must determine if we are filing separate company returns, a consolidated return or a “combined” or “unitary” return. Read on »