Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from August 2015.
Potential Elimination of Discounts on Transfers to Family Members
The window of opportunity to benefit from valuation discounts when transferring assets to family members may be closing very soon. Representatives of the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have suggested that new Proposed Regulations will be issued as early as this month to curb or eliminate the availability of such discounts on intra-family transfers. Venable attorneys Jeanne L. Newlon, A. Christopher Sega, Stefan F. Tucker, Elizabeth R. Glasgow, Sarah H. B. Kahl, and Nicholas C. Guerra write in a recent client alert that the extent, timing, and even validity of these Proposed Regulations are uncertain.
To Gift or Not to Gift: That Is the Question
For many years, the general rule of thumb in estate planning has been that an individual should gift assets during his or her lifetime. Lifetime gifting can offer many benefits, writes Venable attorney Stacey Delich-Gould. Most significantly, any future appreciation in the gifted asset is removed from the estate.
When Is One Pie Actually Two Pies?
The Court of Federal Claims Upholds the Small Business Administration's Hardline Approach to Small Business Stock Ownership Requirements
Small business owners holding specific classes or series of stock in their companies should be aware that issuance of more than one class or series of stock could affect whether they meet the "ownership" requirements for purposes of small business contracting program eligibility, write Venable attorneys Keir X. Bancroft, John A. Wilhelm, and Nathaniel S. Canfield.
The United States Court of Federal Claims recently issued a bid protest opinion regarding the ownership requirements for a service-disabled veteran-owned (SDVO) small business with an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
"Migration to the Cloud: Challenges & Vulnerabilities | Opportunities & Solutions" at the GovConnects Cyber 6.0 Conference – Laurel, MD
Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
Venable attorneys Keir Bancroft, Dismas Locaria, and Ryan Sweigard will participate in GovConnects' upcoming Cyber 6.0 Conference. This year's conference is titled Migration to the Cloud: Challenges & Vulnerabilities | Opportunities & Solutions. The conference will feature a morning keynote address from William Arbaugh, President and CTO, Five Directions, and an afternoon keynote address from LTG(R) Rhett Hernandez, West Point Cyber Chair, Army Cyber Institute.
LockSource Networking Program at Venable LLP – New York, NY
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Venable is co-sponsoring this invitation-only program supporting private equity deal flow and origination, with middle-market private equity firms and family offices who will meet for 30-45 minutes, speed dating style, with investment bankers to discuss deal sourcing and share current opportunities in the market.
Details coming soon! Please contact Chuck Morton or Michael Manley for more information.