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November 19, 2019 Newsletter 4 min read
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November 2019

Four steps to a smooth, profitable exit from your business
When the time comes to sell a business, owners hope to be well-positioned. But to ensure a profitable and low-stress exit, the planning process needs to start now. Read more at The Business Journals.

Maximize your tax savings with charitable donations of real estate
Looking to achieve tax savings by donating real estate? We cover the key hurdles and considerations to maximize your savings.

Year-end tax planning opportunities and tax reform
As most of the provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect last year, year-end tax planning is as essential as ever. Are you wondering how new tax reform guidance and rules could affect your 2019 year-end tax planning? Stay informed with updates from our experts as we help guide you through the complex year-end tax planning environment.

Outsourcing IT services is the "new normal." But is it for you?
Whether you need to augment staff, complete a one-off project, or farm out an entire IT function, outsourcing can be a stroke of genius or a huge mistake. Is strategic outsourcing right for you, and how do you leverage it?

2019’s Big Tax Hit, and How to Survive It
Changes in revenue recognition and the disconnect they’ve created are especially tricky this year.

Cost segregation: How tax reform affects your tax planning
In this webinar, we’ll discuss year-end tax planning opportunities related to cost segregation and depreciation in conjunction with new regulations from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Join us to learn more and ensure you’re maximizing your depreciation deduction.

Section 1231: The next big disruption for opportunity zones
Proposed opportunity zone regulations create disruption regarding the timing of investing Section 1231 gains. Here’s how this affects opportunity zone players and what to do now to mitigate the impacts.

August 2019

Help employees develop skills necessary for succession planning
Succession planning can be one of the most dangerous blind spots for leaders in the construction sector.

Shane Brown discusses challenges facing the construction industry on Denver’s KOA News Radio
Listen as Shane discusses technology, talent shortages, and succession planning with construction advisory consultant John Beeble and host, Ed Greene.

Growing into business analytics
There are several maturity stages within an organization’s data journey — from dipping your toes in the data sea, to leveraging advanced analytics techniques to drive innovation and market differentiation. Where are you on this journey — and where would you like to be?

Is your REIT considering an interest rate hedge?
When attempting to mitigate interest rate risk on floating-rate debt, REITs often consider acquiring an interest rate hedge. But tread carefully, as this can result in a REIT qualification violation if the arrangement isn’t properly identified.

Section 1231: The next big disruption for opportunity zones
Proposed opportunity zone regulations create disruption regarding the timing of investing Section 1231 gains. Here’s how this affects opportunity zone players and what to do now to mitigate the impacts.

Why diversify?
The S&P 500 is up an impressive 300% in this recent bull market, but investors should not dismiss the benefits of diversification.

Leadership at the Detroit Lions: CFO Allison Maki on coaching with kindness
Working as CFO in an organization of high-performing people, Allison Maki has learned the power of human kindness and authenticity while leading a team "doing ordinary work at an extraordinary place" where success equals games won versus a strong income statement.

November 2018

New opportunity zones regulations released: Understanding the impact
The IRS has just released new regulations for the opportunity zone program. Find out the impact on your organization during our webinar.

Webinar: Year-end tax planning for businesses

Webinar: Year-end tax planning for individuals

Compensation strategies for contractors: Keep your most talented

Five smart financial moves to make when you have extra cash

Accounting and financial reporting developments for private companies

Learn from Leaders: Executives from the Detroit Lions, Carhartt, and PVS Chemicals share their leadership tips

July 2018

Seven fundamental principles of a 1031 exchange
A 1031 like-kind exchange allows business owners and investors to defer taxes on the sale of their real estate investments. Learn the seven fundamental principles of a 1031 exchange in this short video.

What happens when a REIT fails to meet its distribution requirement?
Certain events can prevent an REIT from meeting its distribution requirement — 90 percent of taxable income. To avoid putting the trust’s status at risk, you’ll want to understand these two provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

Protect your digital assets with these cybersecurity best practices
These cybersecurity best practices will help you stay a step ahead of hackers and can keep you and your clients safe.

Independence and objectivity: What incents your investment advisor to act in your best interest?
Is your “independent” advisor fully aligned with your best interests? These five factors can reveal the answer.