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Practice Due Decency 

Your mother always told you to be a good person, but was her concern your values or your business prospects? Decency during business negotiations may be the right thing to do, but it can also further personal relationships that create

Deduction Denied 

In the recent case of Joseph Mohamed Sr., et. ux. v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2012 52, the U.S. Tax Court determined that a taxpayer and his spouse, after making almost $20 million worth of charitable real estate gifts to qualified

Proactive Profitability 

The bad news is that investment property costs increased when taxes increased in January. Interest rates have also increased. The good news is that savvy landlords can take proactive measures to improve the bottom line now and in the upcoming

Foreign Aid 

While the broader economy is still seeking firm footing, commercial real estate appears to be among the early engines of growth. Sustaining momentum in property markets comes with the ever present challenge to secure funding, as lending and capital markets

TIC 2.0 

As the markets continue their recovery in 2013 and beyond, investors face a more challenging tax environment. Federal capital gains taxes have increased from 15 percent to 20 percent for high income taxpayers, passive investment income is now subject to

Lease Language 

Although the basic ingredients for commercial leases are the same, they can vary widely in length and number of issues covered. While many aspects of landlord tenant agreements are tried and true, what happens when an aggressive and creative landlord