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House and Senate bills aim to tighten anti-inversion rules *

USA - July 15 2014
Following the administration budget's proposal for stricter anti-inversion legislation, Congressmen Chris Van Hollen and Sander Levin have introduced…

Co-authors: James E. Croker, Jr., Henry J. Birnkrant , Sam K. Kaywood, Jr, Edward Tanenbaum, George Abney.


Supreme Court may consider economic substance doctrine *

USA - May 1 2014
Several taxpayers have petitioned or are considering petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to review their losses at the hands of lower…

Co-authors: James E. Croker, Jr., Henry J. Birnkrant , Sam K. Kaywood, Jr, Edward Tanenbaum, George Abney.


Federal tax crimes *

USA - April 1 2014
Few taxpayers are aware of the operations of the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, and rightly so. Out of hundreds of millions of tax…

Co-authors: Sam K. Kaywood , Jr, Henry J. Birnkrant , James E. Croker , Jr, Edward Tanenbaum, George Abney.


REMIC tax concerns surrounding foreclosures *

USA - March 6 2012
A Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC) is an entity employed to securitize loans secured by real property and that has been granted tax-favored status.

Co-authors: Robert J. Sullivan.


Standard & Poor’s revises criteria for collateral for U.S. CMBS defeasances in response to U.S. debt downgrade *

USA - August 18 2011
As an immediate consequence of Standard & Poor’s recent downgrade of the U.S. sovereign longterm debt rating from AAA to AA+, the defeasance industry was almost brought to a standstill as the U.S treasuries that are typically utilized as collateral in defeasances transactions no longer met S&P’s defeasance guidelines.

Co-authors: Paul S. Donohue.


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