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Aaron Belcher Speaks at Avoidance of M&A Pitfalls Panel at Startup Bridge

  • September 24, 2019
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Earlier this summer Aaron Belcher moderated a panel hosted by Startup Bridge discussing some of the pitfalls startup companies can avoid to enhance the likelihood successful M&A exits. Topics covered by the panel included IP protection, corporate compliance and deal structures involving large publicly traded and cross-border acquirers. Those in…

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Qualified Opportunity Funds for FinTech Investors and Startup Founders

  • April 22, 2019
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QOFs: Essential Takeaways for Founders and Investors in Startups Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) offer investors a range of potentially massive tax benefits, but this tax regime is far from simple.  Passed as part of the 2017 Tax Reform, QOFs were originally viewed as primarily for real estate investors.  However, that…

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Top Five Tax Benefits for Investors

  • March 15, 2019
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The 2017 Tax Reform created dramatic changes in the landscape for investors.  Capital gain deferral?  Check.  Reduction in tax rates?  Check.  Exemption for capital gains tax?  Check.  Read further for a high-level overview of five top tax issues for investors to consider, with a mix of new rules alongside some…

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Tax Issues for Cryptocurrency – 2019

  • March 8, 2019
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Jon Van Loo moderated a panel on tax issues for cryptocurrency in New York on March 6.  Featuring a wide range of topics, the panelists covered areas ranging from software platforms and the latest technology to track trading income to the tax issues faced by companies paying cryptocurrency to their…

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End of Year Tax Planning

  • December 19, 2018
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At this time of year, tax planning is all about timing. Although it’s late, there’s still (just barely) time to engage in some last-minute planning to make sure you get your deductions by using a Qualified Settlement Fund, unwind any undesirable transactions in a rescission, and to see if you…

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Transactional Tax Talk at FinTech Silicon Valley

Jon Van Loo was one of the speakers on a panel discussing Tax Implications for Cryptocurrency in Palo Alto on May 22.  Jon discussed topics such as major tax issues facing issuers or creators of new cryptocurrency, tax issues for crypto funds and investors in cryptocurrency, and the tax treatment…

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