Derek Gardella



  • Sunday, October 4, 2009
    Certainly one of the most prominent occurrences of the recent economic crisis was the unraveling of the Madoff Ponzi scheme.As a consequence, thousands of victims of Bernie Madoff's $65 billion scam, and other similarly uncovered Ponzi schemes, have been able to claim "theft losses" and get an immediate deduction on their 2008 tax returns.
  • Sunday, October 4, 2009
    Despite the predominance of healthcare reform in the current legislative activities, it is likely that the Obama administration will rekindle the attention on various tax changes once the smoke clears. One such area that received a great deal of attention several months ago involves the treatment of carried interest for private equity firms. On a global...