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      Fulfillment by Amazon Could Mean State Tax Filing Requirements for Your Companyby Lauren Zebniak and Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy, February 24, 2015

      Does your company utilize Amazon’s fulfillment services? If so, you may have state tax filing requirements in a number of jurisdictions [...]

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      Going Concern Standard Puts the Spotlight on Management vs. Auditorsby Michael Piessens, February 02, 2015

      Under ASU 2015-15, management will now have primary responsibility for the going concern assessment under U.S. GAAP. To date, this responsibility has rested principally with the independent auditor [...]

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      Examining the Role of Private Equity in the Life Sciences Industryby MFA’s Life Sciences Practice, March 24, 2015

      The life sciences industry is flush with capital and at the peak of an unprecedented IPO boom. Industry watchers are wondering when the bubble will burst, but for the time being dealmakers are making hay while the sun shines [...]

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      Ensuring Business Continuityby The MFA Companies, March 16, 2015

      You may think that the company you created will last forever, especially if it’s a family business with siblings or children involved in its operation. But statistics say otherwise [...]

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      MFA Moves up on BBJ’s List of Largest Accounting Firms in MAby The MFA Companies, March 10, 2015

      Through organic growth and the continued support of our clients and constituents in the community, we are honored to rank as the 14th largest accounting firm in Massachusetts in 2015 – up from 15th in 2014 [...] 

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  • 388x272blogmanufacturing
    Fulfillment by Amazon Could Mean State Tax Filing Requirements for Your Companyby Lauren Zebniak and Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy, February 24, 2015

    Does your company utilize Amazon’s fulfillment services? If so, you may have state tax filing requirements in a number of jurisdictions [...]

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  • 388x272blogmagnifying
    Going Concern Standard Puts the Spotlight on Management vs. Auditorsby Michael Piessens, February 02, 2015

    Under ASU 2015-15, management will now have primary responsibility for the going concern assessment under U.S. GAAP. To date, this responsibility has rested principally with the independent auditor [...]

    read more
  • 388x272bloglifescience
    Examining the Role of Private Equity in the Life Sciences Industryby MFA’s Life Sciences Practice, March 24, 2015

    The life sciences industry is flush with capital and at the peak of an unprecedented IPO boom. Industry watchers are wondering when the bubble will burst, but for the time being dealmakers are making hay while the sun shines [...]

    read more
  • 388x272blogpaperwork
    Ensuring Business Continuityby The MFA Companies, March 16, 2015

    You may think that the company you created will last forever, especially if it’s a family business with siblings or children involved in its operation. But statistics say otherwise [...]

    read more
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    MFA Moves up on BBJ’s List of Largest Accounting Firms in MAby The MFA Companies, March 10, 2015

    Through organic growth and the continued support of our clients and constituents in the community, we are honored to rank as the 14th largest accounting firm in Massachusetts in 2015 – up from 15th in 2014 [...] 

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    Survey Says: Your Emergency Fund Isn’t Big Enoughby Jim Guarino, February 13, 2015

    If you are a New Englander you have certainly endured your fair share of weather this winter– we know that you can handle Mother Nature. However, are you prepared to weather a financial storm [...]

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    Business Transactions: Who’s On Your Team?by Laura Moruzzi of MFA Capital Advisors, February 09, 2015

    Ask the 2015 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots how essential it is to have the “right” team working together to reach a common goal. Having access to the right team at the right time will enhance the likelihood of success [...]

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    Inspiration Thrives at Notre Dame Cristo Rey High Schoolby Christine Schneider, January 23, 2015

    Here at the MFA Companies we find that inspiration walks through our doors every morning in the form of Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School students who are participating in our Corporate Work Study Program [...]

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    Has Your Emerging Growth Company Considered Delayed Adoption of The Revenue Recognition Standard?by Timothy Brown, January 15, 2015

    For those entities considering election of Emerging Growth Company status in an upcoming IPO, there is another important election for you to consider [...]

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    Tax Extenders Legislation for Tax Year 2014by MFA's Tax Practice , December 22, 2014

    Congress approved and President Obama has signed a bill into law which extends dozens of individual and business tax provisions and allows several popular tax breaks to be claimed for tax year 2014 [...]

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    Tax Bracket Management for Tax Year 2014by Jim Guarino, December 15, 2014

    Tax savings can be achieved using several different strategies. One particular strategy, tax bracket management, is a critical component to managing one’s wealth and avoiding payment of unnecessary income tax [...]

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    The Marketplace Fairness Act: Not If…But When by MFA's State and Local Tax Practice , November 04, 2014

    It is just a matter of time before the state sales tax landscape will be changing for businesses and consumers alike as it relates to their multistate sales [...]

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    You May Qualify as a Massachusetts Manufacturing Corporationby Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy and Lauren Zebniak, October 24, 2014

    Do you engage in manufacturing activities in Massachusetts? If so, you may qualify as a Massachusetts Manufacturing Corporation and be entitled to the specific benefits associated with this distinct qualification [...]

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    Has Your Emerging Growth Company Considered Delayed Adoption of The Revenue Recognition Standard?by Timothy Brown, January 15, 2015

    For those entities considering election of Emerging Growth Company status in an upcoming IPO, there is another important election for you to consider [...]

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    Perspectives from the 2014 AICPA Conferenceby Timothy D. Brown, December 19, 2014

    Last week I attended the AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments in Washington, DC. During the conference, I noticed a change in the tenor of what was being presented this year vs. years past [...]

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    Have You Implemented COSO’s Updated Internal Control Framework? by Michelle Mackey and Lisa Whittemore of MFA Cornerstone Consulting, December 16, 2014

    According to the calendar, we have officially passed the December 15, 2014 deadline for companies to transition from COSO's original “1992” Framework to their updated, “2013” Internal Control-Integrated Framework [...]

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    FASB to Consider Deferral of Revenue Recognition Effective Datesby Timothy Brown, November 18, 2014

    The FASB has received several requests to delay the effective dates of the new Revenue Recognition standard, ASU No. 2014-09. Tempting as it may be to pause adoption efforts, it is essential to stay the course [...]

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    Survey Says: Your Emergency Fund Isn’t Big Enoughby Jim Guarino, February 13, 2015

    If you are a New Englander you have certainly endured your fair share of weather this winter– we know that you can handle Mother Nature. However, are you prepared to weather a financial storm [...]

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    How The JOBS Act Could Benefit Your Established Companyby Timothy Brown, November 12, 2014

    The JOBS Act is only helpful for startups that don’t have any assets or funds, right? Not exactly. Established companies can also reap the benefits of the JOBS Act and are beginning to do just that [...]

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    U.S. IPOs On Pace for Best Year Since 2000by The MFA Companies, October 14, 2014

    Following the record-setting offering of Alibaba, the 2014 U.S. market for initial public offerings is shaping up as one of the best years of all-time. As we enter mid-October, U.S. exchanges have [...]

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    Penny Stocks for Smaller Companies: SEC Says Not for Longby Timothy D. Brown, June 24, 2014

    As part of the plan to improve trading in smaller companies, the Securities and Exchange Commission could soon release a strategy to shift stock trading away from private trading venues and toward exchanges [...]

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    Business Transactions: Who’s On Your Team?by Laura Moruzzi of MFA Capital Advisors, February 09, 2015

    Ask the 2015 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots how essential it is to have the “right” team working together to reach a common goal. Having access to the right team at the right time will enhance the likelihood of success [...]

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    Cross-Border Deals: Have You Considered A CFIUS Filing?by Laura Moruzzi of MFA Capital Advisors, November 24, 2014

    If your company is pursuing a cross-border deal there are a number of complex challenges that you may face during the life of your transaction. One of the largest and most complex hurdles that you may face is [...]

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    Deal Influencers: Earnout Provisions and Working Capital = Cash in Your Pocketby Christine Schneider and Robert Busch, July 29, 2014

    The third and final blog of our series will discuss two elements of your deal which not only influence its ultimate value but also directly impact the amount of cash you’ll walk away with [...]

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    Executing The Saleby The MFA Companies , June 25, 2014

    A willing and prepared seller is only one half of a transaction – and a long way from a done deal. Sellers need buyers, as well as a path to negotiate and close a deal [...]

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    Inspiration Thrives at Notre Dame Cristo Rey High Schoolby Christine Schneider, January 23, 2015

    Here at the MFA Companies we find that inspiration walks through our doors every morning in the form of Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School students who are participating in our Corporate Work Study Program [...]

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    MFA Cornerstone Consulting Expands Valuation Practice with Addition of Christina Cannellos Henchman as Directorby The MFA Companies, January 06, 2015

    MFA Cornerstone Consulting announces the addition of Ms. Christina Cannellos Henchman as a Director in its Valuation Practice [...]

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    MFA Announces Formation of MFA Capital Advisors and Appoints Laura Moruzzi as its Managing Directorby The MFA Companies, October 15, 2014

    MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico is pleased to announce the formation of MFA Capital Advisors, LLC, a business consulting and transactional services firm [...]

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    MFA Partner Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy Named to MSCPA’s State Taxation Committeeby The MFA Companies, October 01, 2014

    The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) has appointed MFA Partner Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy to its State Taxation Committee [...]

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