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Your Vote Really Does Cou…

Your Vote Really Does Count

Your single vote can make a big difference. Did you know that during the last few years in the U.S., several races have been decided by a single vote or ended in a tie? 2017: A Virginia House of Delegates race ended in a tie out of more than 23,000…
Confidentiality is Always…

Confidentiality is Always on the Clock

Many businesses hire contractors to perform specific services after business hours, such as an office-cleaning services.  If you have concerns about the confidentiality of your business or client information that the contractors may come across in t…
The Value of Sharing

The Value of Sharing

One of the most common complaints from the investors and minority shareholders of closely-held businesses is a lack of clear communication from those shareholders who operate the business.  The easiest way to prevent strife is to provide access to w…
Your Digital Life After D…

Your Digital Life After Death

Chances are, you may have dozens (if not hundreds) of online accounts. Some accounts may be logins simply for ordering purposes, but others may have important and significant value. What happens to all this when you die? The answer completely depen…
New Tax Law, New Estate P…

New Tax Law, New Estate Planning Considerations

Near the end of last year, we told you about the increase in the annual gift tax exclusion amount from $14,000 to $15,000 beginning January 1, 2018 (catch up on that topic here). The annual exclusion is a “use it or lose it” opportunity that doe…
Risky Business

Risky Business

Almost anything can happen. The recent flooding in certain areas of the Midwest – including parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana – brought businesses to a standstill. Many of those businesses were underwater for days, and owners and per…
The Next Generation of Un…

The Next Generation of Unmanned Flight

More and more businesses are employing drones to undertake various jobs that were previously impossible or cost-prohibitive to do from the air. Drones are being used in the construction, engineering, agriculture, media, and environmental industries f…
Consistency is the Best P…

Consistency is the Best Policy

“But that’s not our policy.” How many times have you heard this or repeated this to someone else in the workplace? Clear, consistent policies help shape reasonable expectations among partners, managers and co-workers. But inconsistent policies…