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    What the New Tax Law Could Mean for the Legal Field

    Get your magnifying glass out, because this tax overhaul is complicated. On January 1, the Trump administration’s new tax plan officially became law. Covering nearly 500 pages, the legislation is…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    How Real Estate Professionals Can Prevent Cyberattacks

    What you need to know about data security. The numbers are staggering–143 million, 1.9 billion, 211,000. And yet, they seem almost too large to fully understand the impact on an…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    How Law Firms Can Find Shelter Amidst the Cybercrime Wave

    Brace yourself, because the forecast isn't changing anytime soon. The modern data landscape is trapped in the eye of a raging storm. Private information is being swept away like debris…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Don’t Be Deloitte: Data Breach Lessons for Accountants

    How to prevent hacks or handle the fallout. In 2016, hackers stole client information from the email system of Deloitte, a "big four" accountancy and consulting firm. No one noticed…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Our Top 4 Accountants Blogs of 2017

    Put the New Year on pause. Have you stocked up on party hats, confetti, and champagne for your New Year's celebration? Before you ring in 2018, take a look back…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Our Top 4 Lawyers Blogs of 2017

    Let the past fuel your future. Are your sights set on New Year's resolutions for you law firm? Before you move forward, look back at where you've been. It'll help…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Our Top 4 Real Estate Blogs of 2017

    Looking back and moving forward. 2017 brought a fair share of tragedy and triumph. Whether you experienced ups, downs, or a little bit of both, your year in real estate…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Outsmarting the Identity Thief

    According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there was a 40% increase in data breaches from 2015 to 2016. In total, $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million United States…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Social Media for Lawyers: Facebook Edition

    Go social and go big. When it first launched, Facebook was written off as a place for young folks to rant and post selfies. It was supposed to come and…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Real Estate Risk Management Roundup

    Don't make these same mistakes. You can never have too much safety. When you work a real estate deal, you might even check the fine details ten times to make…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Witness the Total Eclipse of Real Estate

    A world without real estate agents. This article is part of our October "World Without" series, in which we imagine parallel dimensions where business professionals disappear. And we're glad you're…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    3 Twisted Tales from a World Without Accountants

    What happens when society doesn't add up? Wealth is one of the most potent forces driving humanity forward. It can make budding societies blossom, or it can end empires; money…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Where Did All the Lawyers Go?

    Untangling the mess. October is a perfect month to frighten a few (um, all) of those problem clients. On All Hallows' Eve, the lawyers of the world (1.3 million of…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    A Quick Account: How Frank J. Wilson Took Down Al Capone

    When forensic accounting toppled a crime lord. Al Capone's gang ran Prohibition-era Chicago with an iron fist. Capone and his cohorts racked up an estimated $100 million1 per year through…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Looking Back to See the Future of Privacy Laws

    Policy and law adapt as new technologies emerge. Self-driving cars, 3D printing, and the all-encompassing Internet of Things (IoT) are exciting, futuristic frontiers. As with other mass-market technology introduced in…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    How to Sell Historic Homes

    Let the years tell a story. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "We are not makers of history. We are made by history." Perhaps this is why historic homes hold a…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Embracing the Age of Accounting Automation

    Technology holds the key to your career path. A word like automation might make you think of apocalyptic wars between humans and machines. And as an accountant, you've probably worried…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over the Field of Law?

    Hop on the AI wave. Classic science fiction is full of inaccurate predictions. Humans haven't colonized Venus, families don't own personal rocket ships, and time travel remains a distant dream.…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Turn Smart Homes into a Real Estate Goldmine

    As homes become smarter, so can you. By 2020, the global home automation market will be worth over $121.73 billion.1 The reality is, technology is here to stay. But as…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Comfort Letters – What to Do?

    Requests for comfort letters from loan underwriters and other parties have generated significant buzz in the accounting community. The topic has garnered considerable attention on NSA Tax Talk and local AICPA's tax…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Simple Steps to Set up a Docket and Calendar System

    Organize, prioritize, and prosper. Docketing is a critical process for any law firm, from the solo proprietor who only handles real estate closings, to the mega-firm with a broad range…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Case Study: A Violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act

    Always practice within the law. A mortgage brokerage firm had an arrangement with a lender who paid the firm based on the number of referrals received. The brokerage firm was…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    4 Blogs to Hone Your Law Expertise

    Expand your knowledge. Or just have a quick laugh. We've combed the news outlets, journals, and professional (and not-so-professional) law blogs to collect the best ideas, news, and hot topics.…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    4 Blogs to Boost Your Real Estate Career

    Take your firm to the next level. Searching the internet isn’t the same it was ten, or even five, years ago. There’s a lot of content out there, and not…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    5 Blogs to Bolster Your Accounting Career

    Read to succeed. What do marijuana, busy season, Uber, and auditing all have in common? Well, not a whole lot, unless you really stretch your imagination. However, we're turning to…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    3 Volunteering Opportunities for Accounting Wizards

    Make a difference. How can your skills as a CPA transfer into the world of volunteering? Check out our infographic and see how your accounting skills can benefit volunteer organizations…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Data Analytics and Your Law Firm

    Roll with the changes. The digital landscape is constantly evolving; can your law firm keep up? Check out our infographic for more on the ever-changing world of technology and how…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    A Trio of Top-Notch Apps for Next-Level Realtors

    Organize and manage with ease. For real estate professionals, managing your client list and properties can be a daunting task. Check out our infographic for information on how to simplify…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Looking Through Frosted Glass: How Trump Affects the Housing Market

    Find clarity in an uncertain future. Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump delivered on his promise to shake up America's political landscape. As we all wonder what will…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Sharpen Your Sword for Snapchat Legal Battles

    Don't ignore the power of Snapchat evidence. In "The Art of War," Sun Tzu wrote, "If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." From…

    by Pearl Insurance