Strauss Troy Listed as a 2019 Best Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

U.S. News Best Law Firms Badge for 2019

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized Strauss Troy among the Best Law Firms of 2019. Strauss Troy has earned eleven metropolitan rankings and was nationally ranked in Project Finance Law. National Tier 3 Project Finance Law Metropolitan Tier 1 – Cincinnati Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs Project Finance Law …Read More

Planning for your family’s future: Is your life insurance sufficient?

It is important to periodically review your life insurance to make sure that you have a policy that will stay in-force long enough to accomplish your estate planning objectives. Recent actions by the life insurance industry to increase costs associated with some policies make it very important to have your insurance reviewed.

Consider if you really need life insurance or if your policy is in danger of imploding. Strauss Troy attorneys can review your current life insurance and assist you if there is a problem with your policy. We can also assist you in evaluating how your policy fits into your current estate plan to ensure that your objectives in providing for your family are met.

Ohio Expands Eligibility Requirements for Expungement of Criminal Convictions

Strauss Troy Attorney Christopher McDowell

Ohio legislature has increasingly expanded the number and types of convictions that can be removed from your record. These changes occurred as a result of the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and a desire on the part of the Republican led legislature to permit more Ohioans to return to the workforce.

On October 29, 2018, the biggest changes yet to Ohio’s expungement law occurred. As of that date, a person in Ohio may expunge up to five felonies and an unlimited number of misdemeanors convictions. As with anything, there are some common sense limitations.

Increase your IRA contributions in 2019

Strauss Troy Attorney Claudia Allen

While Congress has not acted on any of the myriad proposals to increase opportunities for retirement savings, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will allow a bit more to be deposited into existing plans in 2019.

Next year, contribution limits for salary deferrals in into 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) plans will increase from $18,500 to $19,000. Catch-up contributions (allowing participants age 50 or over to contribute an additional amount to 401(k) and 403(b) plans and Governmental 457(b) plans) remain limited to $6,000.

IRS issues guidance on changes to business expense deductions for meals and entertainment

On October 3, The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance on the business deduction for meals and entertainment following changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

While the act allows a deduction for expenses incurred during the tax year in carrying on trade or business, in 2017, the deduction of expenses related to entertainment, amusement or recreation was eliminated. However, the act does little to explain the tax treatment of business meals and there has been virtually no guidance from the IRS since the enactment of the TJCA until now. 

Strauss Troy Hosts Two CLE Seminars on October 18

For more information or to register, please contact Terry L. Reddington at  513.629.9469 or  TLReddington@strausstroy.com As part of our Professional Development Series, Strauss Troy will present TWO in-house seminars on Thursday, October 18, beginning at 8:45 a.m. for registration (Breakfast will be served), with the first program beginning at 9 a.m. You are welcome to …Read More