Dec 21, 2017

Changes to Certain Federal and State Laws Relevant for Israeli Companies with U.S. Operations

Tax Law: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

A number of you in Israel have asked about the impact of the new U.S. tax law regime. At the time, the reconciliation process between the House and Senate versions was still underway, so it was too soon to know for sure. Now we know. There will be many updates on the Web from various sources, but my colleagues in our Employment Benefits Group have provided one which focuses on this area and will be relevant for those of who have (or who have clients who have) such arrangements in the United States. See here. In addition, a number of… Read more


Jul 31, 2017

Commercial Litigation Versus Other Civil Litigation, and Emerging Commercial Litigation Trends

Judge's Bench

Introducing the Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s Litigation Blog The litigation attorneys of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP are proud to announce the launch of the firm’s Litigation Blog, which covers trending news and hot topics in the area of commercial litigation. The firm’s litigators have handled commercial disputes and trials for decades, and we are excited to share our experience, insight and thought leadership on a wide range of timely litigation issues that impact businesses. To kick things off, the first post on the Litigation Blog offers an overview of commercial litigation versus other types of civil litigation, and emerging commercial… Read more


Mar 11, 2015

Professional Employer Organizations ( PEOs ) – What’s the Buzz?

Professional Employer Organizations, also known as “PEOs,” are becoming more popular every year. PEOs service businesses with only one employee and up to hundreds, and in almost any industry imaginable. They also recently obtained long-awaited federal recognition with President Obama’s signing of the Small Business Efficiency Act. This law, among other things, provides for IRS certification of eligible PEOs, thereby validating the industry and giving its customers new confidence in the PEO relationship. It is curious, however, that many business owners are unaware of or misunderstand this valuable resource.  In this article, we will take a quick look at the… Read more