Not Sure The IRS Agrees With a Tax Position Your Company Has Taken? Here is a Solution

I recently read that Illinois Tool Works (ITW) prevailed in a case against the IRS.  The IRS challenged that a loan from ITW’s foreign subsidiary to its parent company was a nontaxable return of capital as ITW contended.  The IRS dtermined that it was not a loan but a dividend and as a result a … Continue reading Not Sure The IRS Agrees With a Tax Position Your Company Has Taken? Here is a Solution

Why Securities Class Filings are a Reality for Publicly Traded Companies

Cornerstone Research always puts out great data and this report on Securities Class Action Filings for the first half of 2018 is no exception.  I recommend you check out the full report which you can find here. These visuals really speak for themselves but the big takeaway is that if you are publicly traded company … Continue reading Why Securities Class Filings are a Reality for Publicly Traded Companies

NY BIO’s Annual Meeting

I recently attended NY BIO’s annual meeting in New York City.  This was my first time to this event but I have attended other Life Science events that were focused on New York City and I do my best to keep up with how they are developing the ecosystem.  For those of you that don’t … Continue reading NY BIO’s Annual Meeting

Tuesday Reads

Here is what I'm reading today: Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more according to Harvard researchers. Amazon is building a 'health & wellness’ team within Alexa as it aims to upend health care Researchers from Columbia University in the US have developed a new technique that uses CRISPR … Continue reading Tuesday Reads

Saturday Reads

It's the weekend and don't forget tomorrow is Mother's Day.  Here is what I am reading today: Research led by University College London in the UK suggests that artificial muscles grown from human stem cells could be the future for treating muscle diseases. No big surprises for pharma in Trump's speech. President's plan 'very, very … Continue reading Saturday Reads

Protecting Your Supply Chain

I read an interesting article* the other day about a supply chain issue Ford is having because one of their key suppliers suffered a fire loss.  Ford said the disruption could cause a reduction of up to 15,000 trucks being manufactured per week and would have an “adverse impact” on its financial results. Ford is … Continue reading Protecting Your Supply Chain

What I’m Reading Today

Here are some Tuesday reads to get your day going: The analysts at Leerink have been crunching the numbers on what the first hemophilia gene therapies could fetch and it is an estimated $1.5 million. The Amish pool resources for their medical care. A budget-busting gene therapy puts them in a bind The Unforgiving Math … Continue reading What I’m Reading Today