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Protecting Loans and Collateral: A Forensic Refresher

Lenders, usually through their legal counsel and/or compliance and risk departments, retain forensic accountants to uncover hidden assets when faced with a borrower’s default and failure to comply with stipulated loan obligations.  Such loans are generally collateralized through the borrower’s pledge of real estate, accounts receivable, inventory and other business or personal assets. Attempts to…

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American Heart Association Recognizes Mercadien For Workplace Health Achievement

Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health. In the results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index, Mercadien achieved Bronze Recognition. The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The American…

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Managing Director Sherise Ritter Is Honored By RWJ Hamilton Foundation

Congratulations to Sherise D. Ritter, CPA, CGFM, CGMA, PSA, and her husband, Dr. George Rabito, co-recipients of the Annual Community Award at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation’s Autumn Affair fundraising gala on November 8, 2019.  A managing director and co-chair of the Nonprofit & Human Services Group, Sherry is a tireless advocate…

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Do You Have a Plan?

Whether you are a business owner or an employee, now is a good time to begin thinking about tax-efficient planning to maximize your after-tax income. Year-end planning for 2019 takes place against the backdrop of recent major changes in the rules for individuals and businesses.  Although the tax law changes were intended to simplify the…

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Alert for All Employers! Be Aware of Substantial Changes in NJ Employment Laws!

The State of New Jersey has made numerous changes to the employment laws in the last two years. Businesses large and small, as well as nonprofit organizations and government entities in New Jersey will need to adapt to meet the new requirements and reduce their exposure to enforcement actions and lawsuits. The following list of…

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Through Its Women’s Initiatives Program, Mercadien Sponsors & Participates In Multiple Women’s Forums

Mercadien Women’s Initiatives  More than half of the firm’s professionals are females and all are included in Mercadien’s Women’s Initiatives Program, which has been ongoing since 2017.  The active, continuous program provides regularly-scheduled group events where women hear from guest presenters; engage in workshops; share challenge and success stories; obtain professional development, personal growth, health…

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SBA Awards $20 Million Contract to Mercadien JV for Risk Mgmt. of 504 Loans

The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce that its affiliate company, Kingstonville-Mercadien JV, LLC, has been awarded a five-year contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide risk-based review and risk oversight support services for the Certified Development Company (CDC)/504 Loan Program, administered through the Offices of Capital Access and Credit Risk Management.…

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The Risk of Medicaid Recovery Audits

In the health and human services sector, the years-long transition in the provider claims payment system – from contracted cost to fee-for-service reimbursement – is nearly complete.  One question that provider agencies now directly billing Medicaid are asking is: “When will we start seeing recovery audits?”  While recovery audits within waivered services in the State…

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Mercadien Announces Executive Promotions; Names Ms. Raji Sathappan A Partner

The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce several promotions within the firm’s corporate leadership team. Ms. Raji Sathappan, CPA, MBA, CRCM, CAMS, a member of the Financial Institutions Services Group, is promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien, P.C., CPAs (the official titles of firm partners). Raji has been employed…

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Mercadien’s Ken Kamen Appears on Nightly Business Report

Ken Kamen, president of Mercadien Asset Management, appeared on Nightly Business Report produced by CNBC on Friday, July 19th. Should investors be aggressive or patient with the stock market in today’s economy? NBR debates this topic with Ken Kamen, President at Mercadien Asset Management and Phil Blancato, CEO at Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management. View the…

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