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NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING

On Monday, April 12, 2021, Governor Murphy signed a bill authorizing the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA) to issue grants to non-profits and small businesses.  The NJEDA will issue a total of $85 Million under Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program.  The program is intended to provide short-term assistance to Read More…

CARES ACT EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDITS FOR NONPROFIT EMPLOYERS

Many nonprofit organizations were forced to shutter or temporarily close their operations under a governmental order as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, while others were forced to severely limit their offerings.  One way to continue to pursue your organization’s objectives is to ensure that you are still able to function, even if only in a limited Read More…

NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT OF 2020

On January 7, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020. The law provides for the administration of programs and policies related to jobs, property development, food deserts, community partnerships, small and early-stage businesses, among others. In an effort to bolster development, the Economic Recovery Act creates, among other things, Read More…

R&D TAX CREDIT FAQS FOR LARGE AND SMALL BUSINESSES

The federal R&D tax credit benefits large and small companies in nearly every industry. Common questions and answers related to the R&D tax credit and those specific to small businesses are outlined below. What is the R&D tax credit? Created in 1981 to stimulate research and development (R&D) in the United States, the R&D tax credit is Read More…

HOW TO PLAN FOR SUCCESSION: PRESERVING, PROTECTING, AND PASSING ON WEALTH

Transitioning Ownership The decisions made regarding ownership of the family office or closely held business may not necessarily be the same decisions that are required for leadership and management. It’s critical to understand and acknowledge the different elements that proper succession planning entails. The family wealth enterprise has three interconnected circles of participation—the family members, Read More…

THE GREAT EXPERIMENT: REMOTE WORK AND THE NEW REALITY OF REAL ESTATE

There’s no question the global pandemic of 2020 quickened trends of the future that were hitting the wall of the present: Employers resistant to allowing employees to work remotely suddenly had no choice as localities enacted mandatory stay-at-home measures. Businesses migrated to remote work on an unprecedented scale – a great experiment, the ripple effects of which are many for real estate.  As parts of the business world adjust to working from home, some are finding multi-year office Read More…

EMPLOYEE SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES TO BE DEFERRED

  On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order, for the Treasury Department to issue guidance related to the deferral of Social Security Taxes, for employees.  The deferral will apply to wages that are paid from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Not all employees will qualify for the payroll tax deferral.  Read More…

MANAGING COMPENSATION FOR NONPROFITS

By Michael Conover   The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has affected all sizes and types of organizations including the nonprofit sector. Regardless of the type of nonprofit, they have been impacted by: forced office closures, dramatic swings (upward or downward) in demand for their services, actual or threatened loss of revenue, budgetary and staff cuts, Read More…

SBA OPENS MAIN STREET LENDING PROGRAM

On June 15, 2020, the SBA announced that the Main Street Lending Program portal is now open. The Main Street Program provides additional funding to small and mid-size businesses, with relaxed regulations, as part of the CARES Act. The Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF) offers eligible borrowers the ability to secure loans ranging from Read More…

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