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End of Year Tax Planning

At this time of year, tax planning is all about timing. Although it’s late, there’s still (just barely) time to engage in some last-minute planning to make sure you get your deductions by using a Qualified Settlement Fund, unwind any undesirable transactions in a rescission, and to see if you…

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Transactional Tax Talk at FinTech Silicon Valley

Jon Van Loo was one of the speakers on a panel discussing Tax Implications for Cryptocurrency in Palo Alto on May 22.  Jon discussed topics such as major tax issues facing issuers or creators of new cryptocurrency, tax issues for crypto funds and investors in cryptocurrency, and the tax treatment…

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Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo Represents Cipher Browser in Acquisition by Coinbase

Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo LLP represented Cipher Browser in its acquisition by Coinbase, as reported by Coinbase on April 13.  Cipher Browser is a decentralized app browser and wallet for the Ethereum blockchain, while Coinbase is a leading cryptocurrency exchange.  Following the acquisition, Coinbase will integrate Cipher Browser into its own…

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