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Strong IPO Market Still Requires Preparation and Proper Execution

With the IPO market in full swing, it is tempting for private company founders, investors and executives to consider their options and the pathway to a public offering.

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Digital Estate Planning Services Cater to Consumers, Bypass Lawyers

A growing crowd of consumers are going online to make wills and map out estate plans, turning their backs on the law firms that once dominated the industry.

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Accounting Firms Help Businesses Navigate Pandemic Aid Programs

Many accounting firms have begun offering a full range of services year-round, from compliance work to consulting on PPP loans.

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2021 Professional Services Special Report

Fresh approaches are paying off for the professional services industry, which has adapted quickly to the changing needs of businesses and consumers.

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How to Plan for the First Days as a Public Company After a SPAC Merger

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The special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) process demands significant attention and energy for all parties, especially the CFO of the target company.

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Restaurants, Developers Line Up for Drive-Thrus

Once largely the province of fast-food brands, drive-thrus have been embraced by many restaurants over the past year.

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Eight Things an Accounting Adviser May Do for You

Custom Content | Services to help you navigate 21st-century accounting.

If you think accounting is an exact science, think again. Issues are nuanced. Multiple views exist. Conclusions depend on your unique circumstances. Accounting advisory services may foster open dialogue, thorough analysis, and full understanding to determine an appropriate conclusion.

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The Private Company Guide to Effective Internal Controls

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Deloitte’s three-part series explores the potential benefits your company can derive from risk assessment, effective internal control design, and regular monitoring.

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LA Beauty Companies Play Big Role in Growing Industry

More local shoppers are spending on beauty products, and a sizeable chunk of their dollars is going to homegrown brands.

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Law Firms Race to Keep Pace With LA’s Heated Real Estate Market

Like the rest of the businesses involved in Los Angeles County’s real estate market, law firms braced for the worst when the pandemic hit.

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Trial Lawyer Panish Wins Big Despite Covid Restrictions

The pipelines to a jury trial were already clogged before the pandemic.

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2021 Law Special Report

Many law firms across Los Angeles are working as hard, if not harder, than they did before the pandemic arrived.

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USC Will Pay $852 Million to Settle Sex Abuse Claims

The settlement brings USC’s total payouts for lawsuits involving former campus gynecologist George Tyndall to more than $1.1 billion.

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CPK Will Move Headquarters to Costa Mesa

California Pizza Kitchen Inc., which just signed a multiyear deal to become the official pizza of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is leaving L.A. County and heading to Costa Mesa.

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HydraFacial Preps for IPO

Less than a decade after its founders sold HydraFacial Co. for $40.6 million, the skincare-focused manufacturer traded hands again in December.

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