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Phil Shechter Discusses Tax Reform with South Florida Legal Guide

In a recent interview with South Florida Legal Guide, Cherry Bekaert’s (“the Firm”) Phil Shechter, CPA, discusses the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on both individual and business taxpayers. Shechter, the Firm’s National Leader of Litigation Support Services, provides general information on tax reform affecting individual tax rates, mortgage interest deductions, small businesses and pass-through entities. Read Phil’s full interview on the South Florida Legal Guide website. Additionally, if you seek guidance on forensic and litigation matters, Cherry Bekaert’s Forensic & Litigation Advisory Services team is ready to help.

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Cherry Bekaert Ranked as Top 5 Litigation Support Firm in South Florida

Congratulations to Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida Forensic and Litigation Support team for earning the fifth spot in South Florida Business Journal’s Litigation Support Accounting Firms List for 2017 . Cherry Bekaert’s fifth-place ranking is a one-spot rise from the 2016 list. Compiled by Gilberto Medina, research director for the South Florida Business Journal, the list ranked 36 South Florida-area accounting firms based on the number of litigation support Certified Public Accountants. The list was announced May 26. If you’re in the South Florida region and need guidance on forensic or litigation matters, contact a member of Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida Forensic and Litigation Support team .

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Ex-SEC Commissioners Blame Companies for Long Disclosures

As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) continues its project on simplifying corporate disclosure requirements, two of the agencies’ former commissioners say companies shoulder some of the blame for the disclosures’ length. At a U.S. Chamber of Commerce conference on July 29th, ex-SEC head Cynthia Glassman commented that the documents are often more for protection from litigation than educating investors, especially if the disclosure is in electronic form. Glassman said if a company had an executive summary that could link to additional disclosures, then a lawsuit could be created since it was considered incomplete. While companies try to cover. Read More.

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