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“Stimulus Bill” Individual Income Tax Impact

“Stimulus Bill” individual income Tax Impact On February 13, the House of Representatives, by a vote of 246-183, and the Senate, by a vote of 60–38, passed H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act)....

Estate Tax Deferral for Estates Including a Closely Held Business

Estate Tax Deferral for Estates Including a Closely Held Business A special estate tax deferral election is available for Federal estate tax if more than 35% of your estate is comprised of a closely-held business. If your estate qualifies, such...

Reduce Risks Associated with Layoffs or Other Reductions in Force (RIF)

REDUCE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH LAYOFFS Or OTHER REDUCTIONS IN FORCE (RIF) No employer welcomes the prospect of having to lay off employees or face a reduction in force (RIF); however, in these challenging economic times, diffi cult decisions like these...

Tax Changes Affecting Individuals and Businesses From the 2008 Financial Bailout

Tax Changes Affecting Individuals and Businesses From the 2008 Financial Bailout Several tax law changes, specifi cally, those resulting from passage of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (the “Bailout Bill”) were signed into law last month. These changes,...

Six HLGR Attorneys Named in 2008 Super Lawyers® List

We are proud to announce that Bill Gary, Sharon Rudnick, Glenn Klein, Susan Marmaduke, Frank Moscato and Jim Mountain have been selected as Super Lawyers® in Oregon Super Lawyers® magazine. The Super Lawyers® selection process is a combination of balloting, blue ribbon panel review and independent research.

Estate Planning For S Corporations Owners

Closely Held Business Alert: Estate Planning For S Corporations Owners Operating as an S corporation is the favored choice of many closely held business owners eager to escape the double taxation associated with C corporations. However, it is important to...

Under Attack: Courts and Legislatures Chip Away at Employers’ Ability to Enter Into and Enforce Noncompetition Agreements

ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Restores and Broadens Protections of the ADA In response to two U.S. Supreme Court decisions which limited certain protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the law was amended on September 11, 2008. The...

ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Restores and Broadens Protections of the ADA

ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Restores and Broadens Protections of the ADA In response to two U.S. Supreme Court decisions which limited certain protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the law was amended on September 11, 2008. The...

Loosli v. City of Salem

The Oregon Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeals decision in Loosli v. City of Salem. The unanimous decision written by Justice Kistler held that the City owed no duty to protect the plaintiff’s from economic losses caused by the negligence...

Best Lawyers® in America

HLGR is pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in several categories. For over a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® has been regarded,...