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Legal, Financial and Tax Issues Affecting Real Estate in a COVID-19 Environment
Join ORBA’s Michael Kovacs, Jeffrey Newman, Thomas Kosinski, Tamara Partridge, Thomas Vance, Justin Sylvan, and guest speakers, John Morse, partner at Patzik Frank & Samotny, Ltd., and Alan Weel, senior vice president at Wintrust Commercial Real Estate, for a complimentary webinar discussing the legal, financial and tax implications of the pandemic on the real estate industry.
Politics in America
The 2020 election is poised to mark an inflection point in our country's future. The parties offer starkly different views on issues that will define American policy for years to come. The economy is paramount, but many of the country’s most contentious issues will be on the table, including trade, healthcare, taxation, fiscal policy, foreign relations, infrastructure, immigration, individual rights and others.
How Not-For-Profit Organizations Can Safely Return Employees to the Workplace
As not-for-profit organizations begin reopening and allowing employees to return to the workplace, what issues should leadership be considering in managing their workforce? Join ORBA and guest speaker Rebecca B. Canary-King, labor and employment attorney from Chicago-based Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC, for a complimentary webinar that will focus on issues particular to not-for-profit organizations and managing the workforce consistently with its mission.
What You Need to Know About Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness
Join ORBA’s Frank L. Washelesky on Friday, May 29, for a complimentary webinar that will provide clarity on the PPP Loan Forgiveness rules.
Is Your Not-For-Profit Organization at Risk of a Cybersecurity Attack?
In the first half of 2019, more than 4.1 billion sensitive records were exposed in data breaches across the globe. As hacktivists shift their targets away from corporate enterprises to the world of not-for-profits, the mission and people associated with these organizations are more at risk. Join ORBA and Mindsight, a Chicago-based IT cybersecurity consultancy, […]
Alternatives to GAAP That Bankers Need to Know
Join ORBA's Victoria L. Pitkin as she discusses the benefits and limitations of each of the recognized GAAP alternatives, including the Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities promulgated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Retirement and Investment Planning in Today’s Legislative Environment
Recent tax reforms have created key strategies you should consider that not only further reduces your tax burden, but also can enhance your investment income. Join ORBA’s Frank Washelesky and ORBA Wealth Advisors’ James Petitpren, for a free educational breakfast seminar on how you can coordinate year-end tax planning with long-term tax and investment strategies. […]
A Closer Look: FASB’s New Revenue Recognition Standards
Navigating the changing landscape of revenue recognition can be a challenge, particularly in light of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) massive overhaul. Recent guidelines, like Topic 606, have been implemented for all entities, paving the way for ASU 2018-08. This update clarifies the guidance of Topic 606 and its impact on not-for-profit organizations, as […]
Tax Planning Strategies and Emerging Opportunities for Real Estate Professionals
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has paved the way to several significant tax-planning strategies that investors, owners, operators and other professionals in the real estate industry should know about. Between like-kind exchanges to the emerging popularity of qualified opportunity zones, there are many beneficial strategies to consider.
What Charter School CFOs Should Know About FASB’s New Accounting Updates
The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) recent accounting updates have impacted various sectors of the not-for-profit industry, including charter schools. These new regulations significantly impact the way charter schools operate, including: How to present financial statements under ASU 2016-14; How to recognize revenue including clarifying guidance for contributions received and contributions made; and How to […]