When law and policy change, we help our clients recognize and influence what’s coming, understand the implications, plan and move forward.
On November 1, 2017, the leadership of congressional Republicans released their vision for a comprehensive refashioning of the United States tax code. With more than three decades since the last extensive revamp of the system of taxation, the proposed changes, if enacted, would be sweeping—dramatically changing how, how much and from whom the U.S. government collects taxes. As the bill works through the legislative process, we’ll provide analysis and information regarding these changes and the impact they may have on our clients and their businesses.
Please see the “Ideas” section below for thought leadership about Tax Reform and other topics related to the 115th Congress.
The election of Donald J. Trump and a majority Republican Congress presents a shifting policy landscape that will affect businesses and individuals significantly. In preparation for the new administration, we’re tapping our government relations experience, legal experience and professional networks to contribute to the conversation about what may come next for our clients and communities.
The Trump Administration, working with the new Congress, is expected to affect numerous areas of law and public policy. As these changes unfold, we’ll continue to help your businesses understand the coming changes and how they might affect business operations. We’ll also help create strategic responses to affect these changes when possible and help you plan for the change to keep your business moving forward.
In this time of great policy and legal uncertainty, we are committed to counsel our clients to position their organizations for success related to the new administration and Congress.
Artsy | October 13, 2017
Washington DC tax credit finance and syndication partner Andrew Potts, a former executive director of the United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, is quoted in this article about the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nation’s cultural organization, by the end of this year.
Planet Money by NPR | October 11, 2017
Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this podcast about the proposed changes to the corporate income tax.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | October 05, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard provides commentary in this article about the Trump administration’s Title IX guidance document.
Crain’s New York | August 21, 2017
New York City affordable housing partner Erica Buckley provides commentary on the complications that arise when apartments exit affordable housing programs.
New York Law Journal | May 22, 2017
Albany energy and environmental partner Rich Cogen provides commentary in this article about how political developments under the Trump administration have affected the legal industry and certain practice areas.
Buffalo Business First | May 19, 2017
Buffalo commercial litigation counsel Ben Dwyer is quoted in this article about how the Trump administration may impact international lawyers’ practices.
HR Executive Online | May 15, 2017
Providence labor and employment partner Andrew Prescott is quoted in this article about the new Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and how he may impact the Labor Department rules and policies.
Bloomberg Law | May 08, 2017
Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane and New York City commercial litigation associate Paul Williamson contributed this article addressing the ways in which the Trump administration may affect the TCPA.
WNYC-FM | March 28, 2017
New York City affordable housing partner Joseph Lynch is mentioned in this radio broadcast segment discussing how the Trump Administration’s tax reform may affect affordable housing projects.
Bloomberg News | March 24, 2017
New York City commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin provides third-party commentary in this article about a ruling in Virginia denying a request to block President Trump’s March 6 executive order that restricts travel to the U.S. from six countries with majority Muslim populations.
Al Jazeera | March 16, 2017
New York City commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin was quoted in this article about a Hawaii federal judge’s issuance of a temporary restraining order on President Trump’s travel ban.
Democrat & Chronicle | January 15, 2017
This article focuses events in Rochester leading up to the presidential inauguration including a panel discussion that addresses potential changes to energy, infrastructure, tax policies, trade and labor and employment in a new administration. Washington DC government relations senior policy advisor Tom Reynolds, who moderated the panel, is quoted.
Chicago Tribune | December 27, 2016
This story previews what health care industry changes we may see in 2017. Chicago partner and health care practice chair Lynn Gordon provides third-party commentary regarding the issues hospital systems face and the impact of potential changes to Obamacare in a Trump administration.
Rochester Business Journal | December 09, 2016
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and San Francisco labor and employment associate Traci Bernard-Marks co-authored this article about impacts the Trump administration may have on labor and employment law.
Bisnow | November 23, 2016
San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jinjian Huang and director of global strategies David Kaufman are mentioned in this article about a roundtable held at the firm’s San Francisco office which covered potential effects the Trump presidency may have on Asian investments in the Bay Area.
Affordable Housing Finance | November 21, 2016
New York City Affordable Housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is quoted in this article about impacts the election may have on the New York City affordable housing industry. In the article, Deborah emphasizes that President-elect Trump knows real estate finance, is from New York, and likely understands the importance of affordable housing programs.
Law360 | November 16, 2016
Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum and associate Traci Bernard-Marks contributed this article about anticipated changes in labor and employment law by President-elect Trump and Republicans in Congress.
Law360 | November 11, 2016
This piece focuses on the changes we may see in the financial industry in a Trump administration. Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum provides commentary throughout the article discussing the likely impact on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Volcker Rule.
Fast Company | November 11, 2016
Providence Labor & Employment partner and office managing partner Andrew Prescott is quoted discussing how President-elect Trump may reshape the National Labor Relations Board and the ways it could affect employers.
Law360 | November 09, 2016
This article focuses on the labor and employment changes we could see in a Trump administration. San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the topic of equal pay.
Boston Business Journal | November 09, 2016
This article is a roundup of Boston-area business leaders’ reactions to the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. Boston Real Estate partner Chris Froeb comments on the impact the Trump administration may have on the Boston real estate community.
Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security | October 19, 2016
Boston Intellectual Property Litigation associate Troy Lieberman is quoted throughout this article about increased robocalls as Election Day approaches and the TCPA implications. Click here to read the full article.
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Affordable Housing Alert | 01.18.18
Tax Credit Alert | 01.05.18
Tax Credit Alert | 01.05.18
Private Clients Alert | 12.22.17
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