Category: Blog

Five trends to watch in the staffing industry
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Five trends to watch in the staffing industry

By Neal England Practice Leader – Human Capital Management The near-term and long-term outlook for the staffing industry looks prosperous, especially for firms specializing in healthcare and IT sectors, as a strong economy, tax reform and regulatory relief give rise to growth prospects for the industry. I had the opportunity to attend Staffing Industry Analysts’...

On March 29, 2018August 14, 2018by
Eight reasons why we feel good about the 2018 M&A climate
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Eight reasons why we feel good about the 2018 M&A climate

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner It’s not one single thing but a confluence of conditions that have us feeling bullish about merger and acquisition deal flow and transaction size this year. And it’s not just one industry that will benefit. As we settle into a new year, let’s take a look at what’s got us...

On March 5, 2018August 14, 2018by
What we said about oil & gas in 2017 was right on target
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What we said about oil & gas in 2017 was right on target

By Bryan Livingston and Paul Puri Managing Partners Oil prices topped $61 a barrel as the New Year was barely three days old, in a price rise that we predicted last summer as other industry experts fretted that oil had dipped to $42. When prices hit a low point six months ago, we were unwavering...

On January 17, 2018August 20, 2018by
U.S. shale’s influence to grow in 2018
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U.S. shale’s influence to grow in 2018

By Paul Puri Managing Partner The oil & gas industry closed out 2017 on a strong note with increased confidence as crude oil prices rose late in the year, leading to higher rig counts and increased interest in shale plays beyond the popular Permian Basin. Some shale oil producers — which ramped up capital expenditures...

On January 1, 2018August 14, 2018by
Keystone XL: Good news as oil production ramps up in Western Canada
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Keystone XL: Good news as oil production ramps up in Western Canada

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner Canadian oil producers have experienced their share of setbacks to expand pipeline capacity amid growing oil & gas production, but Nebraska’s recent approval of the Keystone XL has us feeling bullish about Western Canadian oil economics. Keystone XL, or KXL for short, is TransCanada’s plan to expand its heavy oil...

On December 5, 2017August 20, 2018by
Guest Blog: Legally Speaking
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Guest Blog: Legally Speaking

How to maximize the value of your business when selling – Part 2 Editor’s Note: This blog is the second in a two-part series about legal issues that can impact the sales price of your business. By Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP Our first blog in the series addressed starting with the end in...

On November 18, 2017August 20, 2018by
How artificial intelligence could influence the workforce solutions industry
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How artificial intelligence could influence the workforce solutions industry

By Neal England HCM Practice Leader “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” — HAL 9000, a supercomputer capable of recognizing human feelings in the epic 1968 sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Fast forward to today: Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the way business is done across many industries, including in the...

On November 2, 2017August 20, 2018by
Guest Blog: Legally Speaking
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Guest Blog: Legally Speaking

How to maximize the value of your business when selling – Part 1 Editor’s Note: This blog is the first in a two-part series about legal issues that can impact the sales price of your business. By Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP Congratulations! Someone wants to buy your business. It seems like a straight-forward...

On October 18, 2017August 20, 2018by
Death, taxes, and the lack of a U.S. energy policy.
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Death, taxes, and the lack of a U.S. energy policy.

The certainly uncertain energy policy of the USA. “The market can deal with just about anything but uncertainty” – so commented a lawyer who has specialized in renewable power developments over the past 15+ years. Previously, I heard the same comment from a project developer working on an interstate natural gas pipeline. It’s a familiar...

On October 12, 2017August 20, 2018by
Beware of the Polar Vortex!
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Beware of the Polar Vortex!

Or…“How to use scare tactics to achieve the desired outcome,” by the U.S. Department of Energy By Kelly Gerry Managing Director There is no disagreement that resiliency of the North American grid is both a necessity and a major challenge, considering the changes to the energy mix already taking place. There is no disagreement that...

On October 10, 2017August 20, 2018by