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California Passes SALT Cap Work-Around

USA - July 29 2021 While Congress has stalled on passing legislation that would eliminate, in whole or in part, the current limit on an individual taxpayer's ability to…

Ilia Katz, Walter R. Calvert, Samuel Djahanbani, Shane P. Nix.

The Rise in Demand for Studio Space in Los Angeles - Q & A with Andrew Schmerzler

USA - December 8 2020 While the COVID-19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on commercial real property markets in much of the country, an ever-increasing demand for…

Paul S. Bernstein, Lee S. Brenner, David. E. Fink, Shane P. Nix, Andrew Schmerzler.

TV Star Arrested for Misuse of Stimulus Funds

USA - May 15 2020 On May 13, 2020, reality TV star Maurice “Mo” Fayne was arrested and charged with federal bank fraud by the U.S. Department of Justice in connection…

Ilia Katz, Shane P. Nix.

No Deductions (Yet) for Business Expenses Paid with Paycheck Protection Loans

USA - May 7 2020 For many entertainment businesses, the recent congressional stimulus has proved to be a smash hit. The IRS, however, is a tough critic and is looking…

Ilia Katz, Nicholas A. Jacobus.

Counterclaims on the Cutting-Room Floor: How a Central District Court Cut Down the Writers Guild’s Countersuit Against Hollywood’s Talent Agencies

USA - April 30 2020 A California federal court recently dismissed the majority of the counterclaims asserted by the Writers Guild of America (the Guild) against William…

Lee S. Brenner, Matthew J. Busch.