Liz Reeder Selected as Finalist for Next Generation Leader Award

Strauss Troy Attorney Liz Reeder

Strauss Troy attorney Elizabeth Reeder has been named a finalist for the 2018 Next Generation Leader Award. The award, presented by LEGACY, Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati’s Young Professional Organization, salutes the region’s young professionals under the age of 40 for significant accomplishments in their chosen professional field, demonstrated leadership, as well as their contribution to the community.

Financial Advisers Back In Court and Customers Get Caught In The Middle

Late last year, Morgan Stanley and UBS withdrew from the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, followed closely by Citigroup in January. Morgan Stanley and UBS together account for almost half of the approximate 50,000 registered securities representatives (stock brokers) employed by the four major wire houses (Morgan Stanley, UBS, Merrill Lynch, and Wells Fargo).

New Partnership Representative Rules May Increase Audit Activity

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With a new year comes new tax rules that have significant impacts on your operating agreements and LLCs.  If you haven’t updated your operating agreement for some time or if you are entering or exiting an LLC, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “BBA”) has significant impact for the former “tax matter partner” provisions.  These BBA provisions took effect January 1, 2018 and repeal the TEFRA and ELP procedures and applies to all partnerships that file a Form 1065 return.  In implementing these rules, IRS hopes to increase audit activity and make it easier to assess deficiencies for unpaid taxes to your partnerships.  It is critical to understand the new rules in order to better protect yourself and your partnership in future audit.

New Overtime Rules Are Here: What Your Business Needs to Know

New Overtime Rules Are Here:  What Your Business Needs to Know The Department of Labor issued its final ruling on overtime rules for white collar workers, which will become effective December 1, 2016. Employers need to prepare for changes to overtime pay for millions of employees. Join Strauss Troy, Munninghoff, Lange & Co. CPAs, VNAS …Read More

Department of Labor Releases Final Rule on Overtime

On May 17, the Department of Labor released the Final Rule regarding eligibility for exemption from overtime pay. This new rule becomes effective December 1, 2016, and it is expected to have the effect of creating over four million new non-exempt employees. This rule changes the threshold for wages for exempt administrative employees from $23,660 …Read More

Defamation Opinion or Fact: How You Say It Can Be Just As Important As What You Say

But how you say something can be just as important as what you say.

Ohio’s defamation law recognizes that context, and circumstances in which you say something, matters.

Strauss Troy Welcomes Attorney Chris Groeschen To Its Real Estate, Corporate | Business and Litigation Practice Groups.

Strauss Troy Attorney Christopher Groeschen

Christopher Groeschen is the newest member of Strauss Troy’s Real Estate, Corporate | Business and Litigation Practice Groups. Chris has been serving as a clerk for the firm and was just sworn in to the Ohio State Bar Association.

If The Shoe Fits… Own It. OSU And Horseshoe Casino Battle It Out Over Trademark For “The Shoe”

OSU seeks trademark protection for the Horseshoe nicknamed "The Shoe"

The university has dropped the other shoe against Caesar’s Entertainment, which owns the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio. Caesar’s filed a trademark registration for “The Shoe,” as the name of its Cincinnati casino concert venue. OSU seeks to block Caesars’ application, saying the two are direct competitors because both hold concerts at their venues.