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By Mike Antonetti, CPA, CMA,, John Grivetti III, CPA
Economic conditions over the past year have forced an increasing number of companies to file for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
By Marilee Hopkins, Jennifer Johnston, CPA
The United States is stepping up its enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA), and violations of the act carry steep fines and other penalties.
By Emy Neuman-Javornik, CPA, CFE, Ron Hickman, CPA, CFF, CFE
What are the risks when the federal government insists that organizations quickly spend billions of dollars?
By Keenen Milner, MCSE, CISA
Electronically stored information (ESI) continues to take center stage in all types of litigation, from bankruptcy to tort.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) made changes for measuring and disclosing fair value and for recognizing and presenting other-than-temporary impairment (OTTI) charges with the issuance on April 9 of three FASB Staff Positions (FSPs).
By Richard Kotzen, Jeremy Noetzel, CPA, Denis O'Leary, Poonam Vaidya
Dealership Flash offers up-to-date information on issues affecting retail dealers.
By Charles Kuyk
Mortgage fraud is a significant contributing factor to the subprime mortgage meltdown and the ensuing global credit crisis.
By Brian Chmiel, CPA, Brian Reilly, MBA, J.D.
Legal, financial, and accounting advisers are dusting off the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and addressing the prospect of their clients and related entities becoming financially troubled or even insolvent.
By William Probus, CPA/ABV, Jeremy Noetzel, CPA
Taxpayers have relied on restricted management accounts (RMAs) as part of their estate plans for years.
By Mark Swanson
The flow of legislation affecting the administration of retirement plans can move rapidly, making remaining up-to-date and in compliance a challenge. As author Mark Swanson explains, the 2008 Recovery Act provides welcome relief for plan participants and sponsors.
By Mark Swanson
The 401(k) plan remains one of the best savings options available, especially for long-term retirement goals, but many employees still do not participate.
By John Kurkowski, Steven Schumacher, CPA
New merger and acquisition accounting rules under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (FAS) No. 141(R), “Business Combinations,” continue the shift of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) toward fair value accounting and introduce new complexities in determining the fair value of acquired businesses.
By Douglas Schrock, CISA, PMP, Kevin Culp, CPA
Due diligence and integration planning typically are viewed as distinct activities within the overall merger and acquisition (M&A) process – each performed by separate teams.
By Hans-Peter Rudolf, Jonathan Marks
With an announcement in August 2008, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moved the United States closer to adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
By Adam Haberman
The continuing merger and acquisition activity in the middle market stems in part from private equity and strategic investors' targeting larger quick-service restaurant (QSR) franchisees.