Author Archives: Mike O'Hara

Owners considering selling their business face the specter of a purchase price reduction that could drop net proceeds by as much as 20 percent.  Currently, the capital gains rate is 23.8% for most sales, counting the net investment income charge.  During his campaign, President Joseph Biden proposed increasing the top long-term capital gains tax rate […]

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With a new administration on the horizon in January, we review what President-Elect Joseph Biden has said about the tariffs the Trump administration imposed on China beginning in January 2018.  As a reminder, the U.S. has cited several precipitating factors for the tariffs, including economic issues, such as China’s unwillingness to protect American intellectual property […]

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Last Wednesday, members of the Milwaukee Bucks franchise of the National Basketball Association elected to boycott their playoff game against the Orlando Magic to bring attention to the shooting of 29 year old Jacob Blake by a member of the Kenosha, WI police department the prior Saturday.  The Bucks’ action prompted other sports leagues to […]

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Significant capital will be required to facilitate the American economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.  However, without the ability to reliably predict consumer demand, investors, lenders, and businesses in the consumer sector can neither forecast operating or capital cash needs, nor project return on investment.  In this article, we outline the factors that will dictate […]

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On Friday January 7, mainland China suffered its deadliest day in the coronavirus outbreak with authorities reporting 86 fatalities, bringing the death toll to 722, according to CNN.  Over 34,500 people are known to have been infected in mainland China, according to China’s National Health Commission, and another 320 cases have been reported across 27 […]

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