Articles & Alerts

Oregon Tax Amnesty Program Allows You Fifty Days to “Catch Up”

Oregon Tax Amnesty Program Allows You Fifty Days to “Catch Up” Governor Kulongoski recently signed legislation that authorizes the Oregon Department of Revenue (“ODR”) to initiate and administer a tax amnesty program (the “Program”) for taxpayers subject to personal income,...

Oregon Military Family Leave Act of 2009

Employment Alert Oregon Military Family Leave Act of 2009 Background On June 25, 2009, Governor Kulongoski signed into law the Oregon Military Family Leave Act. This Act was first introduced as House Bill 2744 during Oregon’s 2009 Legislative Session. The...

Guidance for Securing PHI Issued by HHS

Health Law Alert Guidance for Securing PHI Issued by HHS The Department of Health and Human Services has just issued guidance on the technologies and methodologies for keeping protected health information (PHI) secure for purposes of health breach notifications. The...

The Medicare RAC Program is Set to Begin Finding Your Billing Errors

Health Law Alert The Medicare RAC Program is Set to Begin Finding Your Billing Errors The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) have taken a major step toward the implementation of its new audit program that will affect countless...

Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act of 2009

Employment Alert Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act of 2009 On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (“Ledbetter Act”) into law. This was the first piece of legislation signed by President Obama and will...

Oregon’s Business Energy Tax Credit

Oregon’s Business Energy Tax Credit Over the last several years, one of the most pressing issues facing Oregon businesses has been the drastic increase in the cost of energy. As a result, there have been increased governmental efforts to develop...

Current Market Conditions Create Opportunities for Estate Planning Strategies

Current Market Conditions Create Opportunities for Estate Planning Strategies While the current bear market has crippled many portfolios and frightened many investors, there is a bright side to the recent economic anguish. Depressed asset values, illiquid markets and historically low...

“Stimulus Bill” Business Tax Impact

“Stimulus Bill” Business 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). The...

“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...