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  • Partnership Audit Rules Have Changed Under New Tax Law

    Congress enacted the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”) under which existing partnership audit rules have been replaced. The new BBA audit rules are broad and complex and effective for partnership tax returns filed for tax years beginning in 2018.  Under the prior audit rules, the tax liability flowed through to each partner.   Under the new … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Tax, Blog

  • Getting Divorced? Helpful Tips About Social Media and Electronic Data

    Question:  I know my spouse’s passwords to their social media accounts, bank accounts and/or financial accounts, can I log into their account and get the information we need to help win my case? 

    Answer:  While this might sound like a really good idea, the answer is no. In doing so, you would likely be breaking a number of … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Internet and Technology, Article

  • Mildly Satisfied, Still Grumpy: Grumpy Cat Prevails over Infringers

    Celebrity kitty Tardar Sauce aka “Grumpy Cat” (or, rather, the entity that owns rights to the GRUMPY CAT brand) has prevailed on its claims of breach of contract and trademark and copyright infringement against a beverage company for exceeding the scope of its license to use the brand to produce and market coffee products.

    In 2013, Grumpy Cat Limited (“GCL”), the company that owns rights … Read More

    Categories: IP Law, Blog

  • Be Authentic

    Be you. Not who you think you should be. Not what others want you to be. Be you, just you. You are not an actor or actress, you're not playing a role. If you do, you're doing yourself a disservice.   

    Less experienced people are more likely to embellish their experience or tell you they know something they don’t. They want others to think they know more than they do and have greater … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • 26th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Seminar

    Nate Meyer and Micalann Pepe: Panel Moderators for 26th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee 

    Micalann Pepe will moderate for "Reasonable Settlements, Stipulated Judgments, and Primary and Excess Insurers" panel 

    What: Standard primary and excess liability policy provisions require insurer consent to any settlement for which the insurer will be obliged to pay. But insureds and … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Seminars

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Stephanie Fierro Named to Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (02/2/2018) –  Stephanie Fierro was named to the Board of Directors of Dress for Success Phoenix.  

    Fierro, a business and estate planning attorney and partner at Jaburg Wilk, said “I am very excited to join this wonderful organization as a board member.  Their mission aligns with my values of supporting and empowering women.”

    Dress for Success … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

    The same old, same old is the same as becoming stagnant. Said differently: don’t be a stick in the mud! Try to do something new a couple times a year to take you out of your comfort zone. What it is depends on you.  

    Maybe it’s trying something new, like hiking or Pilates. Maybe it’s attending a class or conference on a subject that interests you but has nothing to do with your career, … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • The Potential Benefits of Divorce Mediation

    Not all divorces need to be tried in court. Divorce mediation is an alternative the parties can choose instead of litigating their divorce in family law court and having the outcome decided by a judge.  Mediation is a private process of resolving disputes by engaging a neutral third party who acts as a facilitator.  Their role is to assist the divorcing couple … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Nondeductible Spousal Maintenance Who Wins Under the New Tax Law?

    Under the recently enacted tax reform act, spousal maintenance ordered by a decree or agreement executed after December 31, 2018 will no longer be deductible by the payer and will be tax free to the recipient. Supporters of this tax law change suggested that the deduction for “alimony” was a federal government subsidy that supported  … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Get Enough Sleep

    This seems so obvious, yet most of us don’t. You might; I know I generally don’t. I try, but so much to do and so little time…

    I read something that said adults generally need at least seven hours of sleep per night until the age of 60, after which most people need more. It seems like that should be easy, but it’s not always so simple. When you are busy at work (including the time spent … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog