Water and the Internet of Things 2017

I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) two years ago when I had a below ground water leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.(1). Since I live in the Silicon Valley, California, the high tech capital of the world, I thought there should be a better way to track…

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Risks and Rewards for Businesses That Use Non-Disparagement Clauses

In recent years, there has been a growing backlash at both the state and federal level against businesses’ use of non-disparagement clauses. Businesses, in an effort to protect their brand reputation, will sometimes include a non-disparagement clause in commercial contracts, restraining customers from posting online negative reviews of the company and its services. Businesses have…

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Flow-Through Tax vs. Entity Tax

Flow-Through Taxation A flow-through entity is a legally designated entity type that allows business income to flow from the business to the business owners in the form of taxable income. The entity itself is not taxed and any business losses incurred or income earned is treated as the owner’s personal income/loss. The major types of…

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Water Project Finance, 2016

By Fred Greguras The omnibus spending legislation (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016) enacted on December 18, 2015 includes a five year extension of the investment tax credit (“ITC”) for solar and an extension for the production tax credit for wind power generation. This action provides hope that someone in Congress, perhaps a climate change advocate…

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