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Data Protection for Law Firms Webcast
Original webcast: February 24, 2015

The significant amount of highly sensitive information law firms collect, use and disclose in the course of their business, alongside the increasing number of publicly reported data breaches, and the potential reputation and regulatory impact they can have, have raised the level of concern from key stakeholders, most specially from clients.

Listen to the playback of this webcast to hear insight, provided by PwC's Law Firm Services, and Cybersecurity & Privacy practices, on what law firms can do to strengthen their information security and data protection program in order to protect not only their reputation, but also their clients' trust.

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2014 Year End Tax Planning Webcast for Law Firms and their Partners
Original webcast: November 20, 2014

On this webcast, participants learned how their firm and partners may be impacted by the federal and state law changes, what to expect in 2015 and what planning opportunities are available now and for 2015. Specific topics included:

  • 2014 federal tax update
  • Federal tax planning for year end and 2015
  • State tax, economic nexus and market-based sourcing update
  • International tax update

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Final Hybrid Plan Regulations - Practical Considerations for Law Firm Sponsors of Market-Rate Cash Balance Plans
Original webcast: October 2, 2014

Proposed hybrid plan regulations issued in October 2010 guided many law firms in the design, implementation, and ongoing administration of market rate cash balance plans. These plans quickly became the standard qualified plan approach in the industry for partner tax deferrals, yet questions remained. The IRS has recently issued final regulations that address some of the open issues from the proposed regulations. These issues may create additional challenges/ opportunities for existing plan sponsors, and may clear up uncertainty for other firms who have been considering these plans.

Listen to the playback of this webcast to hear insight provided by Phil Deitch, PwC Partner, and Ephraim Sudwerts, PwC Director, you need to reflect in the operation of your current plan. If you are considering a new plan, this will guide your design and implementation process.

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Cash to Accrual Tax Legislation - Get ready!
Original webcast: March 13, 2014

House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp has released his proposal for tax reform. Included in the proposal is the requirement that professional service organizations change from the cash basis to the accrual basis for reporting taxable income. If passed, this change will go into effect on January 1, 2015.

Listen to the playback of this webcast to hear a discussion of the proposed legislation impacting your firm's method of tax accounting, the elimination of the guarantee payment provisions and other issues related to the proposal that may impact law firms. Panelists included: Stanley Kolodziejczak (co-leader of PwC's Law Firm Services practice), David Gaulin (co-leader of PwC's Law Firm Services practice) and Brian Meighan (tax partner in PwC's Washington National Tax Services).

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