Author Archives: Paul Etzler, CPA, CGMA, GACP

Historic Tax Credit Program Faces Elimination Under Proposed Tax Reform Plan

The tax reform bill making its way through Congress could end or significantly impact tax credit and incentive programs that have greatly benefitted real estate development projects in Ohio, Florida and across the country.

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Tax Credits Abound for Historic Building Renovation and Land Revitalization

In a recent presentation to a Cleveland Civic Leadership Institute class, LAND studio Executive Director Greg Peckham described some of the creative approaches that real estate developers, architects and designers are taking in converting old and/or underutilized urban spaces and buildings to livable, attractive places.

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Why Business Interruption Insurance Coverage is Critical for Your Business

On December 12, 2016, a three-alarm electrical fire broke out in a building in Akron’s historic district, quickly spreading to buildings within its proximity and engulfing them in smoke, including the four-story, mixed-use building next door. One of Skoda Minotti’s clients, a marketing business in that building, suffered extensive smoke damage to the company’s electronics […]

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Northeast Ohio Expands its Share of the Nation’s Biomedical Market

The biomedical industry in Northeast Ohio is healthy and growing. But why?

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R&D Tax Credit Changes Offer Big Opportunities for New and Established Businesses

Congress recently made the R&D tax credit permanent after more than three decades of year-to-year uncertainty. That’s great news by itself. But there’s more: namely, a new $250,000 payroll offset provision which will finally allow start-ups and early-stage companies to reap the benefits of this prized business credit.

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Looking into the Crystal Ball for Life Science Organizations in 2016

Our “best guesses” continue to be refined through analytics and the power of data. If we apply the recent history of life science organizations in the U.S. to 2016 manufacturing, R&D, distribution and financial models, we can establish a baseline for what to expect in 2016.

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A Refresher on Budgets, Forecasts and Projections

As an early stage venture – or an existing company with new technologies – it is vitally important to prepare a financial budget, then use it each month (or week, or even day) to ensure you are meeting your expectations.

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Where to Find Money in Ohio

If you are an early-stage, pre-round company with venture capital relationships, make sure they know about this exciting program!

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Green Lease Leaders Program: Recognition

Builders and developers have earned recognition in the past 10 years for elevating the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program into an industry standard, but the commercial real estate experts in charge of the next step – how the sustainability plans get carried out – have been ignored until […]

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Good Medicine: Pharma Industry Seeing Positive Steps From the Top Down

With Northeast Ohio strengthening its foundation in the bioscience space, we’ve kept a close eye on patent law developments that may impact or impede a company's road to progress. In a recent article in Crain’s Cleveland Business, Susan M. Hopkins stated: the “U.S. Supreme Court answered a longstanding question in intellectual property law: Can a […]

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