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Vlahos Pens One of the Most Popular Labor & Employment Articles
January 2, 2024 | Employment & Labor

Lou Vlahos’ TaxSlaw post, “New York’s Convenience of the Employer Rule – New Jersey and Connecticut Respond,“ was named one of the most popular on the topic of Labor & Employment in all of 2023. The post was included in a roundup of the most widely read articles for the year.

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Vlahos’s Article in JD Supra Top 10 for Estate Planning
December 13, 2023 | Trusts & Estates | Tax

Louis Vlaho’s article, “You ‘Placed Your Trust’ in New York? You May Be Sorry You Did,” was the 10th most widely read article on the topic of estate planning on JD Supra for all of 2023.

In 2022, Vlahos had one of the most popular articles in JD Supra on the topic of tax law,

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53 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers®/Rising Stars
September 22, 2023 | Appeals | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Trusts & Estates | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Bankruptcy | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Employment & Labor | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Tax

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 36 attorneys were named to the 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 17 attorneys were named 2023 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

Being named a Super Lawyer is an honor

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Vlahos Interviewed by Part B News on Tax Deductions for Medical Practice Owners
March 22, 2023 | Health Services | Tax

Lou Vlahos was quoted in the Part B News article, “The taxman cometh: File wisely, secure the most from practice deductions.”

Lou points out deductions that doctors often miss, such as the home office deduction, but also cautions against claiming some that will be obvious red flags for the IRS.

“You hear from so many accountants

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5 Attorneys, Firm Win JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards
March 6, 2023 | Trusts & Estates | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Tax

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that five attorneys achieved Top Author recognition, and the firm achieved Top Firm Award in the category of Wealth Management for JD Supra’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Eric D. Fader was recognized for the topic of healthcare, Greg E. Mann for insurance, and Jennifer F. Hillman and Wendy

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Will New York Increase Taxes On Investment Income?
January 23, 2023 | Louis Vlahos | Tax

Tax The Rich

Last Thursday, New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, who represents the 33rd District (basically, the northwestern quadrant of The Bronx), proposed legislation that seeks to collect more taxes from the State’s high-income and high net worth residents.

Specifically, the stated purpose of the legislation is “amend the New York tax law to

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Vlahos’ Article in Top 10 on Tax for JD Supra
January 6, 2023 | Tax

Louis Vlahos wrote one of most widely read articles on the topic of tax on JD Supra for all of 2022.

The post, “Taxing NFTs as an Investment in ‘Art’,” was the 8th most popular on the content syndicator’s list.

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Super Lawyers Highlights Vlahos and Tax Slaw Blog in New York Metro 2022 Edition
September 29, 2022 | Tax

Louis Vlahos was interviewed and featured in Super Lawyers Magazine article, “Taxman.”

To read the full article, please click here

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers®/Rising Stars
September 22, 2022

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys were named to the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 14 attorneys were named 2022 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

Being named a Super Lawyer is an honor

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46 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Included in the 29th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America/Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
August 18, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Rivkin Radler LLP’s attorneys in its 2023 edition.

Two Rivkin attorneys, both of whom are based on Long Island, have been named Lawyer of the Year: William Cornachio for his work in Real Estate Law and William Savino for his work in both Insurance Law and Litigation-Insurance.

In

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Rivkin Partners Represent at NYSBA T&E Section Fall Meeting
August 4, 2022 | Trusts & Estates

The New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section will hold its 2022 fall meeting September 15-17 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Joseph La Ferlita is the Program Chair. Participants will be eligible for 7.0 MCLE credits over the three days — 1 Ethics credit, 1 Skills credit and 5 Professional

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Lunch & Learn Series: A Refresher on Form 990: Tips and Traps for Tax-Exempt Organizations
March 31, 2022 | Health Services | Tax

Please join us as Louis Vlahos and Bernadette Kasnicki provide a refresher on preparing Form 990, the tax return for tax-exempt organizations. We will review:

  • The 990 tells an organization’s story, including its mission and how is it accomplished
  • The audience to which the story is told includes the IRS, States Attorneys General, potential
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Vlahos Wins JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards
March 7, 2022 | Tax

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that Louis Vlahos placed No. 2 among the top 10 authors on the topic of tax law and debuted at No. 5 on the topic of wealth management for 2021 in JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Additionally, his article, Increased Capital Gain Rate, Nonresident Aliens, And ESBTs, is

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Estate Planning Article One of the Most Popular JD Supra Reads in 2021
December 23, 2021 | Trusts & Estates

Louis Vlahos wrote one of most widely read articles on the topic of estate planning on JD Supra for all of 2021.

The post, “Increased Capital Gain Rate, Nonresident Aliens, And ESBTs,” was the 10th most popular on the content syndicator’s list.

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Vlahos’ TaxSlaw Post 9th Most-Read JD Supra Article for November
December 7, 2021 | Tax

Legal content syndicator JD Supra just released the list of the 25 most popular articles on its platform for November. Lou Vlahos’ TaxSlawSM post, “The 2022 Federal Budget, Including Tax Changes – Are We There Yet?“, came in at No. 9.

To subscribe to TaxSlaw, the blog where “those hungry for tax law knowledge come

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Vlahos to Speak at LICF Professional Advisors 2021 Fall Forum
September 29, 2021 | Tax

Louis Vlahos will be presenting, “Legislation Update and What it May Mean for Tax Planning” at the Long Island Community Foundation Professional Advisors 2021 Fall Forum.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 8:00am – 10:30am at the Greentree Foundation Whitney Center in Manhasset, NY.

Participants will be eligible for 2

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Introducing…TaxSlaw – a blog by leading tax lawyer and author Louis Vlahos
September 21, 2021 | Tax

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – September 21, 2021 – Rivkin Radler is pleased to announce that Louis Vlahos, a partner in the firm’s tax practice and who was named the No. 2 lawyer on the topic of tax law by JD Supra for 2021, has developed a blog called TaxSlaw, available at www.taxslaw.com.

Positioned as a

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Marcin and Vlahos to Speak at Tax Webinar
September 16, 2021 | Tax

Patricia Marcin and Louis Vlahos will be featured panelists at the Wealth Enhancement Group Tax Increase Webinar.

The program will discuss the clarity around the proposed tax changes and the potential impact of these changes and what it may mean for your own planning.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 29th at 4pm.

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Vlahos Comments on Biden’s Tax Plan
September 9, 2021 | Tax

Louis Vlahos was quoted in the ThinkAdvisor article, “Biden’s Tax Plan May Trigger Key-Person Life Settlements.”

The article explains that capital gains tax bills could rise, boomer business owners may want to avoid the tax bills by selling quickly and the shift could leave the sellers with unwanted life insurance policies.

Vlahos stated, “The owners

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Vlahos Offers ‘Wish List’ for Gov. Hochul in Long Island Business News
August 30, 2021 | Corporate | Tax

In the Long Island Business News article, “To: Gov. Kathy Hochul, From: Long Island, Re: Wish list,” several Long Island business leaders offered their perspective on the issues New York’s newest governor should focus on first.

Louis Vlahos provided a business-friendly agenda:

  • Eliminate the stock transfer tax
  • Eliminate NYC’s commercial rent tax
  • Reduce the personal
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Vlahos Comments on New York SALT Cap Workaround
August 26, 2021 | Tax

Louis Vlahos was quoted in the Bloomberg Tax article, “New York SALT Cap Workaround Sets Stage for Delayed Refunds.”

New York has issued new guidance on how to get around the $10,000 federal cap on state and local tax deductions, but it isn’t offering some taxpayers the reprieve they were hoping for.

Pass-through entity partners

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Vlahos to Present Free Estate Planning Webinar for North Shore Animal League
June 2, 2021 | Trusts & Estates

On Wednesday, June 16, from 4 to 5 pm, Louis Vlahos will present the free webinar “Protect Your Assets, Protect Your Pets.”

Hosted by the North Shore Animal League, the presentation will detail how to maximize your charitable giving in light of the proposed tax law changes.

To register, click here.

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Vlahos Comments on Tax Threat for Real Estate Investors
May 3, 2021 | Tax

Lou Vlahos was quoted in the GlobeSt.com article, “Real Estate Investors Face Yet Another Tax Threat.”

The article discusses how the White House wants to tax the property of wealthy Americans if it is not donated to charity.

“[Biden] says he’s going to end the step up in basis, and then he says we’re going

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Vlahos Interviewed for Article on Ending Carried Interest
April 29, 2021 | Tax

Louis Vlahos was quoted in the GlobeSt.com article, “Biden Plan Puts Carried Interest On the Chopping Block.” It discusses President Biden’s plan to partially fund his initiatives through eliminating the tax characterization of carried interest and the likelihood of the plan surviving.

Lou noted, “I think it’s got a very good chance, regardless of what

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JD Supra Names Vlahos a Top Tax Author for 2021
April 8, 2021 | Tax

Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that Louis Vlahos placed No. 2 among the top 10 authors on the topic of tax law for 2021 in JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Lou is a partner in the firm’s Business Dissolution; Cannabis; Corporate; Personal, Family & Business Planning; and Tax practice groups.

This year’s Readers’

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Rivkin Radler Rebrands and Adds Firepower to Trusts & Estates, Tax Practices
April 6, 2021 | Trusts & Estates | Tax

Recognizing the importance of lifecycle planning, Rivkin Radler has added six attorneys prominent in the fields of trusts and estates and taxation, four of whom are partners. The addition makes the group one of the largest of its kind in the region. Additionally, the Trusts & Estates Practice Group will now be known as the

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Program: The Impact of Current and Proposed Tax Changes to the T&E Profession
March 23, 2021 | Tax | Trusts & Estates

On March 25, 2021, Louis Vlahos will co-present at a Suffolk County Bar Association CLE program entitled “The Impact of the Current and Proposed Tax Changes to the Trust and Estate Profession.” Held virtually from 12:45pm to 1:35pm, this program will cover:

  1. Biden’s proposed tax law and what the change / impact would be
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