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Posts from February 2012.

Has your accountant told you that you have inadequate “basis” to deduct your business losses? Did you know that you can borrow monies and in turn loan the monies to your S corporation, which may create basis? A “back-to-back loan” may help S corporation shareholders create basis, which affords the shareholder with flexibility to deduct his or her otherwise suspended losses. While this may seem simple, it is important to remember that the deductible losses are limited to the amount of the shareholder's basis.

Government authorities in the U.S. and around the world are increasingly investigating corrupt practices and enforcing anti-bribery rules. In the U.S., the principal standard is the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits payments to officials of a foreign government, or its instrumentality, for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. As can be seen from the summaries below, some of the efforts have been successful, while others have not. In any case, this is an area of the law that is receiving increased attention from governments around the world.

Government authorities in the U.S. and around the world are increasingly investigating corrupt practices and enforcing anti-bribery rules. In the U.S., the principal standard is the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits payments to officials of a foreign government, or its instrumentality, for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. As can be seen from the summaries below, some of the efforts have been successful, while others have not. In any case, this is an area of the law that is receiving increased attention from governments around the world.

Posted in Estate Planning

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Partner Timothy Bender is featured in this month’s edition of Indianapolis Monthly magazine.  In the Best of Senior Living section, Bender was interviewed for the article, “Peace of Mind,” where he describes the necessities of estate planning and preparing a will during one’s later years in life. Bender touched on the specific topic of getting your ...

After the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of class action waivers in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion on April 27, 2011, many employers considered adding these waivers to arbitration agreements with employees. Until recently, class action waivers were considered lawful under federal labor law. In a separate decision, however, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) reversed ...

Posted in Litigation

In the United States, Americans spend over $50 billion on their pets each year and often have a strong emotional attachment to them. When a relationship dissolves through divorce, separation or ending a domestic partnership, many struggle with making pet arrangement decisions. Whether the pet is the family cat or a show dog, pet custody issues arise and must be addressed.

Bingham Greenebaum Doll is proud to present, “God Of Carnage,” at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. 

Bingham Greenebaum Doll is sponsoring this Tony Award winning dark comedy written by Yasmina Reza, which opens Mar. 2 and continues throughout the month.  “God of Carnage,” centers on the parents of two children who have recently gotten into a fight.  One child harms the other and so ...

On March 6, Bingham Greenebaum Doll Partner Andrew Gruber will present for Sterling Education Services’ Fundamentals of Employment Law seminar. The seminar is focused on understanding new developments of employee and employer rights, covering a broad range of employment-related topics. Mr. Gruber focuses his practice on labor and employment law, and will discuss harassment in ...

Bingham Greenebaum Doll would like to congratulate our client Ruxer Ford-Lincoln for the recent feature in Automotive News. Ruxer Ford-Lincoln was recognized for 75 years of commitment and service to Ford in the southern region of Indiana, and was presented with a commemorative plaque by Ford’s Greg Wood, general manger of the Cincinnati region. Since 1921, Ruxer Ford-Lincoln has ...

February 14, 2012 On February 3, 2012, the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”) published final regulations (29 CFR § 2550.408b-2) on required service provider fee disclosures to 401(k) and other retirement plan fiduciaries under section 408(b)(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended ...

Posted in Estate Planning

Some shows go out with a bang, but Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP likes to end performances at the Indiana Repertory Theatre with enlightening community conversations. As this season’s Community Conversation Series Sponsor, the firm supported discussions facilitated by leaders from around Indianapolis following performances of Going Solo and Radio Golf. Bingham Greenebaum Doll ...

In case you missed it, Bingham Greenebaum Doll partner Andy Gruber was on this week’s episode of “Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.” Andy participated in the panel segment, “The INsiders,” where he  touched on the Super Bowl’s impact on Indianapolis, the Indiana Legislature’s upcoming schedule and a recent announcement made by Toyota and Honda that will expand ...

In late January, the prosecuting attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (Board), Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon, published a second report detailing the Board’s current position on social media activities by employees. This report summarized 14 recent Board decisions, and illustrates the strict restrictions the National Labor Relations Act (Act) currently ...

On Feb. 1, Bingham Greenebaum Doll was featured in Business Lexington about the recent merger with legacy firms Bingham McHale and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald. Bingham Greenebaum Doll co-chairman Phil Scott and Lexington Managing Partner Carolyn Brown were interviewed by Business Lexington’s Tom Martin about the decision for both firms to merge.  An excerpt of the interview ...

Posted in Litigation

This past summer,  the main stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed during high winds.

The accident claimed the lives of seven Hoosiers and injured more than forty. Since the accident, the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration, along with engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti, has been investigating the construction of the stage and the subsequent accident. 

Posted in Estate Planning

As a devoted supporter and board member of the Indiana Repertory Theatre, I always jump at an opportunity to welcome new patrons to the theater. I had the chance to do just that last week when I co-presented the opening curtain speech to seven local high school groups and one college group eager to see the IRT’s performance of Radio Golf.

High school students from Broad Ripple Magnet, T.C ...

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