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  • Presto! Weyerhaeuser's a REIT

    To remain a qualified REIT, however, the forest products company must take care to meet technical rules, especially related to its non-REIT assets. January 4, 2010

  • Veritas Scores a Major Transfer-Pricing Victory

    The tax court sides with the software company against the IRS. December 21, 2009

  • "Cross-Border" Spin-offs Can Be Tax-Free

    If a company successfully jumps through an impressive – and complex – set of hoops, it can reap the rewards. December 14, 2009

  • Strategic Buyers Still in the Catbird Seat

    Today's M&A market remains weak, but strategic buyers will lead a pickup in deal activity in 2010, according to a new survey of dealmakers. December 11, 2009

  • No Future Tax Shock for Bristol-Myers

    Bristol-Myers Squibb should not suffer a tax hit for splitting off Mead-Johnson, even if the smaller company is scooped up within the two-year "prohibited" period. Here's why. November 25, 2009

  • Deal Doldrums

    With valuations continuing to fall in the uneasy M&A market, buyers and sellers aren't seeing eye to eye. November 24, 2009

  • Ghosts of Barbarians Limit New NOL Carrybacks

    A specter of the old Barbarians at the Gate era emerges as companies hoping to take advantage of the net-operating-loss tax rules enacted last week may be limited by a 20-year-old law passed after the RJR Nabisco leveraged buyout. November 16, 2009

  • Invesco's Tax-Free Deal for Van Kampen

    Invesco's foreign status makes a tax-free acquisition of Morgan Stanley's retail Van Kampen business a little more complicated, but not out of reach. November 9, 2009

  • Mergers: When Will Action Replace Talk?

    Due diligence that usually would be three or four months now takes eight or nine months, an M&A lawyer says. November 6, 2009

  • "The Worst Is Behind Us."

    Networking giant Cisco Systems is emerging from the recession with a new focus on the future. An interview with Frank Calderoni, EVP and CFO at the company. November 1, 2009

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