The misguided travel ban

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“The record before this Court is unique. It includes significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus driving the promulgation of the Executive Order”. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson’s’ language in blocking the president’s travel ban is difficult for the average reader. I had to do some digging into the ruling and third party legal commentary […]

NJ Attorney / Law Firm Directory of CPAs

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The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is looking into putting together an online attorney/law firm directory accessible to Society members. CPAs often request attorney referrals on a peer-to-peer basis or from the Society staff members. A directory might help make this search process more efficient. I am often surprised by the difficulty […]

Small business equity crowdfunding video

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A good introductory video explaining small business equity crowdfunding by NextGen Crowdfunding. (At least, IMO, it is as good as a video that consists solely of a lawyer and a business guy in blue blazers sitting talking to each other can be). The 10 minute conversation recorded last fall covers many important points including a short […]

CPA licensing issues

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In the aftermath of my recent unplanned involvement in investigating CPA license reciprocity issues, state licensing and peer review requirements, I conclude four things: 1) The stated intention of the AICPA’s mobility project is largely usurped by the states that do not wish to lose control and revenue from the practice of accounting within their […]

More on CPA risk of unauthorized practice of law

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I learned something new today on the topic of a CPA’s exposure to risk of unauthorized practice of law. In this case the matter is a small case civil dispute arising from a tax matter in Pennsylvania. This matter would be brought in the Magisterial District Court, so local court rules apply. The question was […]