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Quick Guide to REIT IPOs
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

Real Estate Investment Trusts ("REITs") are endlessly inventive. They were first developed in the 1960s as a means for ordinary retail investors to


Tax Talk: Volume 9, Issue 3, October, 2016
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2016

On September 27, 2016, the IRS issued proposed regulations (the "Proposed Regulations") providing guidance relating to the income test and asset


Tax Talk - Volume 9, No. 2, August 2016
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

On April 4, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations under Section 385 (the “Proposed Regulations”) which could dramatically change


Quick guide to REIT IPOs - 2015
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2015

Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) are endlessly inventive. They were first developed in the 1960s as a means for ordinary retail investors to


FACTA update: IRS releases new regulations, new forms, and new IGAs
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2014

We can't think of a better way to end Q1 2014 than by bringing you the year's first issue of Tax Talk. Although Tax Talk is now in its seventh year


FACTA developments: Treasury concludes IGAS; IRS finalizes FFI Agreement
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2014

With 2013 rapidly coming to a close, the Government worked feverishly to conclude IGAs with a host of new countries, release a final version of the


Morrison & Foerster quarterly news TaxTalk volume 6, No. 2 July 2013
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2013

Recent federal securities law filings by two companies - one in the document management and storage business, the other an operator of data centers


Tax effect money market fund proposal
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

There have been several proposals to reform the regulation of U.S. money market funds ("MMF"s) after the 2008 financial crisis. Some of the proposals


IRS issues guidance on when COD income is "qualifying income" for purposes of the publicly traded partnership provisions
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2012

On June 15, 2012, the IRS issued guidance on when cancellation-of-indebtedness (“COD”) income is treated as “qualifying income” for purposes of determining whether publicly traded partnerships (“PTP”) must be treated as corporations under Section 7704


IRS rules that money market fund shares are "cash" for REIT asset test purposes
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2012

On June 18, 2012, the IRS issued Revenue Ruling 2012-17, which addressed whether shares in a money market fund are categorized as “cash and cash items” for purposes of the 75 percent value test of Section 856