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Planning & Zoning: April 2014

by in AZRE Magazine

City of Scottsdale The City of Scottsdale is preparing a zoning ordinance text amendment and has invited the community for review and comments. Amendments to the text are proposed to update definitions and regulatory language related to terms used to describe a responsible party such as property owner, applicant and other related terms. General cleanup… Read More →

Planning & Zoning: November 2013

City of Scottsdale The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has proposed the widening of the Loop 101 Freeway from the Loop 202 to Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. ADOT has hosted public meetings inviting interested parties to learn the details of this project. Construction for the freeway widening is expected to begin in late summer of… Read More →

2 Valley Treasures Will Receive A Little TLC

Mill Ave in Tempe, Arizona
by in Legal | Real Estate

The Tempe City Council recently voted unanimously to move forward with plans to restore Papago Park and Mill Avenue. The Papago Park restoration plans focus on improvements to marketing and park amenities while Mill Avenue will receive some much needed clean-up and landscaping.

Estate Tax Laws Are In Flux — Start Strategizing Now

Estate Tax Laws Are In Flux - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Let’s begin with a reasonably well-founded observation: The official repeal this year of estate taxes has seriously flawed most testamentary plans and created mild chaos for estate practitioners. Traditionally, estate planning attorneys have employed “word formula” dispositions phrased in terms of tax concepts for their drafted wills and trusts. For example, for people with larger… Read More →

Companies Need To Start Thinking About Converting To International Financial Reporting Standards

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More than 100 countries have already adopted or base their own accounting standards on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Last August, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved for public comment its long-awaited proposed roadmap for the eventual use of IFRS by U.S. companies. The proposal foresees that early adoption of IFRS could happen as soon… Read More →