January 24, 2018

James Sammataro quoted in "Enrique Iglesias Sues Universal Music Over Streaming Royalties"

The Wall Street Journal | James Sammataro, a partner in Stroock’s Entertainment and Litigation Groups and managing partner of the firm’s Miami office, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article that discusses a lawsuit filed by Stroock client Enrique Iglesias in a dispute with Universal Music Group over how much he is paid for songs played on streaming music services.


Join Steven Rabitz and Marissa Holob at PLI's seminar, "Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives" on March 12

Steven will chair the program which focuses on cutting edge advanced developments on compensation and other "reward" practices for the non-publicly traded company and deliver the introduction. He will also participate in the panel discussion "Tricky Issues for Private Company Equity-Based Compensation."

Marissa will participate in the opening panel discussion "Executive Compensation for the Non-Publicly Traded Company: Comparisons, Contrasts, Trends and New Issues," which will cover tax reform proposals and changes (if adopted); design, implementation and communication issues and other trends, developments and perspectives of note.

  • February 28 - March 1, 2018 - Clareity's 17th Annual MLS Executive Workshop
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  • March 4-7, 2018 - ReFocus Conference 2018 
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  • March 12, 2018 - PLI's Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives
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  • February 13, 2018 | STROOCK SPECIAL BULLETIN

    "The Impact of the Tax Reform Act on the Insurance Industry"

    The Tax Reform Act makes significant modifications to the taxation of businesses. This Stroock Special Bulletin discusses the potential impact of several provisions of the Tax Reform Act on the insurance industry.


  • February 2, 2018 | STROOCK SPECIAL BULLETIN

    "Opportunities to Reframe CFPB Enforcement"

    There have been major developments in court and at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) concerning the Bureau’s enforcement activities, all closely related to changes in the political winds. But thoughtful strategy is needed to achieve a transformation of the CFPB’s enforcement framework that will withstand future changes in administration.

    This Stroock Special Bulletin discusses these recent developments and avenues for companies to provide input on the lack of due process and other weaknesses in the CFPB’s enforcement framework, to achieve reforms that will outlast future political shifts.

  • February 2018 | TAXSTRINGER

    "How the 2017 Tax Reform Act Affects Estate Planning for High-Net Worth Individuals"

    New tax law provides significant estate planning opportunities for high net worth individuals to take advantage of a temporary doubling from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 (subject to indexing) of the estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemptions. This temporary doubling of the federal estate, gift, and GST tax exemptions (as indexed) from $5,490,000 in 2017 to approximately $11,180,000 per person (and to approximately $22,360,000 for a married couple) as of January 1, 2018 creates both (1) a window of opportunity for gifting due to the significant expansion of federal gift and GST tax exemptions and (2) a need to review existing wills and other estate planning documents to ensure that they continue to carry out planning objectives.

    This article originally appeared in the February 2018 TaxStringer and is reprinted with permission from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

  • January 30, 2017 | STROOCK SPECIAL BULLETIN

    "Five Provisions of the Tax Reform Act That Will Affect Tax-Exempt Organizations"

    Although most of the attention from the Tax Reform Act signed by President Trump on December 22, 2018 (Public Law 115-9, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”), has focused on provisions in the Act that affect individuals and businesses, there are a number of provisions that are specifically applicable to exempt organizations.

    This Stroock Special Bulletin discusses five significant provisions in the Tax Reform Act that affect tax-exempt organizations starting in 2018.