Ideas & Insights

Key Takeaways from USDA Session on Industrial Hemp and the Farm Bill

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On March 13th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held the first in a series of listening sessions to gather public input on the implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act…

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The Financial Perils Celebrities Face in Hollywood

Hollywood can be a lucrative place to achieve heights of financial success and wealth; if one is able to navigate the difficult path to the top earning spots in the…

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The Cannabis Banking Crisis Heads to Washington

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by Linda Hurley, Governance, Risk, and Compliance Practice Leader Everyone involved in the cannabis industry, at any level, is all too aware of the obstacles and risks presented by the…

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Cannabis Valuations 101

Navigating the Complex Factors behind Valuations in the Cannabis Industry By: Dan Nicholls, CFA, Director of Capital Markets Advisory Services, MGO | ELLO Alliance The cannabis industry is growing rapidly…

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Going Public in Canada

What You Need to Know To Go Public in Canada Denied access to many fund-raising avenues, US-based cannabis businesses are going public in Canada to generate the capital that fuels…

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Tax Reform: Finding Opportunities Before 2019

As 2018 closes out it’s time to move into year-end tax planning, and examine tax savings opportunities. Helpful in this process is the fact that Business owners now have some…

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Four Partners from Prominent CPA firm for Entertainers & Celebrities Named to Variety’s Business Managers Elite 2018

LOS ANGELES, October 25, 2018 – MGO LLP, one of the fastest growing CPA & Advisory Services firms in the nation, is proud to announce that Adam Yorkshire, Anna Levin,…

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Women: Make Your Financial Voice Heard!

In recent months, we’ve seen a groundswell of support for gender equity issues in Hollywood. Most recently, as a sponsor of Variety’s Power of Women event, I’ve had the chance…

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Risk Alert: FBI Warns of Hacker Scheme Targeting Direct Deposit Paychecks

by Mark Cousineau, Director, Advisory Services Cybercriminals are rerouting direct deposit paychecks into their own accounts. In a public service announcement, the FBI detailed the rise of a new scheme where…

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TAX ALERT: Businesses can Continue to Deduct 50% of Client Meals

Last year’s tax overhaul via the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 (“the Act”) made cuts to write-offs and benefits for businesses. A significant change was made in terms…

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