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Eminent Domain: A Handbook of Condemnation Law
Terry C. Frank was recently a contributor to Eminent Domain: A Handbook of Condemnation Law, published by the State and Local Government Section of the American Bar Association.
By Terry C. Frank

Private Client Services Update - A Case Study for Use of §1031 Exchange in an Estate Planning Context
The following case illustrates why an estate planner should also have a good working knowledge of income tax transactions and partnership/LLC mechanics.
By R. Braxton Hill III and Private Client Services

Private Client Services Update - The FBAR and OVDI are not health foods . . . but you should know what they are and why the August 31, 2011 expiration date matters
An FBAR is a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (Form TD F 90-22.1). Any United States person who has signature authority over, or a financial interest in, a financial account located in foreign country is required to file an FBAR if the balance in the account was more than $10,000 at any time during the calendar year.
By Alison V. Lennarz and Private Client Services

Credit Union Legal Update - Summer 2011
To build or not to build, that is often the question. Many chapters have been written about the real estate strategies of credit unions and site selection. A real estate project is typically the most expensive endeavor of a credit union. Often a credit union executive does not know what questions to ask of an architect, engineer, contractor or design build firm. The following questionnaire should greatly assist a credit union's due diligence when selecting a builder for the credit union's future.
By E. Andrew Keeney

CFO Focus: Hot Examination Issue
Seeing a significant uptick in the number of loan modifications over the past few years, regulators and external auditors alike have been putting increased pressure on credit unions to become compliant with troubled debt restructuring rules. As a result, many institutions are receiving documents of resolution from the National Credit Union Administration for failing to properly identify and account for TDRs.
By E. Andrew Keeney

Government Contracts Update - New Regulations Allow Public Access to Sensitive Government Contractor Information
The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) is a consolidated database that centralizes and expands upon information regarding government contractors that is available to contracting officers when making responsibility determinations.
By Government Contracts & Construction

Could an ATM be the Reason for a Lawsuit?
On Sept. 15, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice published the final regulations revising the Americans With Disabilities Act regulations, including its ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
By E. Andrew Keeney