IRS Ramps Up Whistleblower Effort

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Ever thought of becoming a tax collector? Practically anyone can take a shot at it these days, thanks to a little known provision in the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006.

Choice of Law

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Frequently overlooked elements of commercial contract negotiations are the choice of law and choice of forum clauses. These clauses can have a dramatic impact on the timing, amount, and collectibility of the revenue or expense associated with a transaction. Most contracts written nowadays contain such clauses, but many non-lawyers downplay their importance because they are “legal technicalities” that they don’t fully understand.

The Purpose of a Contract

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This afternoon, I taped a 90-minute “webinar” on the subject of Negotiation. One key to effective negotiation is gaining real commitment.  This is a skill or process that many new entrepreneurs only learn the hard way. A common scenario involves a couple of business partners who spend several weeks discussing, e-mailing and meeting to structure […]