Kaufman and Canoles



Private Client Services Update - Dotting Your I's and Crossing Your T's in Charitable Giving
Although we are only halfway through this calendar year, it is not too early to start thinking about your charitable contributions and taking steps to make certain that you get the deductions you believe you are entitled to receive. Making certain all your documentation is in proper order is critical.
By Robert H. Powell III and Private Client Services

Government Contacts Update - Teaming Agreement Ruled an Unenforceable “Agreement to Agree” by Virginia Federal Court
On April 3, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia decided a case with significant implications for contractors considering a teaming agreement to pursue a government contract. In <EM>Cyberlock Consulting, Inc. v. Information Experts, Inc.</EM>,&nbsp;the Court refused to enforce a teaming agreement between a proposed prime contractor, Information Experts (“IE”) and IE’s proposed subcontractor, Cyberlock Consulting (“Cyberlock”). The Court concluded that the teaming agreement was merely an “agreement to agree” and not an enforceable contract.
By Terence Murphy and Government Contracts & Construction

Employee Benefits Alert - Retirement Plan Amendment Deadline Fast Approaching for Governmental Plan Sponsors
The deadline to file a determination letter application with the IRS with regard to all individually designed governmental retirement plans is quickly approaching.
By ESOPs & Employee Benefits

Private Client Services Update - Estate Planning Considerations for Non-Citizens
New immigration legislation is on the near horizon, or at least it is the subject of active debate in Congress. The result of new legislation may be a welcome clarification of status for families of non-citizens residing in the U.S., and an influx of new immigrants with special skills and ability to generate wealth.
By Alison V. Lennarz and Private Client Services

Third Party Vendor Issues and Checklist
For years, credit unions have been alerted by the NCUA to the need for vendor due diligence and other third-party vendor relationship requirements. Now, the Federal Reserve Board has alerted banks, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has joined the bandwagon and is even issuing unfair and deceptive trade practice alerts against third-party vendors.
By E. Andrew Keeney

Private Client Services Update - Alternatives for Waiver of Testamentary Trust Accountings
Even though there are good estate planning approaches available under Virginia law for clients who wish to avoid probate and court supervision of the administration of their estate and trusts, there are many who still prefer to have a will as their main testamentary document.
By Edward R. Stolle and Private Client Services

Self-Audit Mandate Documents

You may download the attached PDF to view the documents referenced by John Peterson at the Self-Audit Seminar. 

The documents included here are:

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Planning for the 2014 Employer Health Insurance Mandate
  • Self Compliance Tool for Part 7 of ERISA:HIPPA and Other Health Care-Related Provisions
  • Self-Compliance Tool Part 7 of ERISA:Affordable Care Act Provisions.

By John M. Peterson, ESOPs & Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment