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One of the ways Mercadien accelerates client and community success is by continually enhancing and sharing knowledge.  By offering our expertise and thought leadership on key business and industry trends and issues, we’re a better resource to you. It benefits everyone to keep minds sharp and fingers on the pulse of what’s critical in today’s dynamic environment.

We’re pleased to provide articles, news, and information to help you stay up-to-date on topics affecting your organization; learn about best practices and processes in relevant fields; and simplify the business and financial complexities you may face.

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Tax Planning is Essential to Asset Sales in Bankruptcy Cases

July 1, 2015 | By: Elizabeth LaCorteAsset sales are an integral part of bankruptcy cases.  When considering a sale’s benefit to an estate, the potential benefit to “Uncle Sam” should also be considered.  Will the debtor owe income taxes or incur a loss?  Tax planning should be considered as part of the sales process. Depending on the circumstances and the sale’s…Read More

High Point University Profiles 2015 Graduate Madison Fedor

June 19, 2015With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary…Read More

The Art of the CEO interviews Ken Kamen on Internet financial advice

June 19, 2015Data is not wisdom.  Today’s internet allows us to get more fiscal data, accompanied by a truly overwhelming amount of advice.  But is this “news” based on agendas that bear no relation to wisely investing your hard-earned dollars?  Host Bart Jackson invites internationally noted financial commentator Mr. Ken Kamen as guest to help us separate…Read More

IRS ‘Get Transcript’ Hack Shows Increased Need for Cyber Caution

June 16, 2015 | By: Christopher SeizThe IRS announced on June 2 that from February to mid-May, criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through the IRS’ “Get Transcript” application including Social Security information, date of birth, and street address. The third parties gained sufficient information from an outside…Read More

NJACP Newsletter: Mercadien’s Nonprofit Services Group address key issues

May 21, 2015The NJACP May Monthly Membership meeting was held on May 20th and featured updates on fee for service and the supports program as well as a discussion with Joe Young, Executive Director of Disability Rights New Jersey. Disability Rights New Jersey is an advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of citizens of New…Read More

Forbes article by Ken Kamen on advisory careers for graduates

May 19, 2015With the ink barely dry on the diplomas they’re clutching, the class of 2015 is looking to the future, excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. High school graduates are thinking about what major they’ll choose at college, and college grads are anxious to find a productive place in the real world. You…Read More

It’s Wedding Season. Have You Considered All You Need To Do When You Get Married?

May 7, 2015 | By: Marguerite L. MountYour wedding planning checklist may look something like this: 1. Dress – bought 2. Tux – need 3. License – file 4. Guest list – finish; however, it would be prudent for you to include on it some financial to do’s, such as: Review and modify beneficiary designations Review insurance coverage Make timely name and address changes Review combined net worth…Read More

Travel Insurance: What Is It And Do I Need It?

May 7, 2015 | By: Linda K. SoleyThere are many types of insurances with which we all are familiar, including medical, automobile, life, etc.  Another type of insurance known to some is  travel insurance. Maybe you noticed that little check box on airline, cruise and vacation websites when you book your reservations.  Do you know what it is, and, more importantly, do…Read More

Frank Pina featured on Executive Leaders Radio Accounting Leaders Show

May 6, 2015This installment of Accounting Show was broadcast on May 6, 2015 and featured interviews with Lori Reiner, the Partner In Charge, Philadelphia Region of EisnerAmper, Michael Dubin, the CEO of McGladrey, Bill Burns, the Managing Partner, Taxes Services of BDO USA , LLP, and Frank Pina, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, the Managing Director of The…Read More

Have You Heard the Word Merger Lately?

April 21, 2015 | By: Sherise D. RitterI have. Almost everywhere I go, nonprofit community leaders are discussing working together or collaborating with other organizations. Just over a year ago, I wrote an article entitled, “Would Your Nonprofit Benefit from an Alliance or Merger?” That same article is even more important and valuable to readers today. We have been fielding calls from…Read More