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REVIEWS

Praise for Robert W. Wood's Books

 

 

Taxation of Damage Awards and Settlement Payments

"Rob Wood has done it again . . . Whether you practice on Main Street or Wall Street or somplace in between, you should have this book in your library or on your bookshelf." - Former Commissioner of Internal Revenue Lawrence B. Gibbs, Tax Notes

"The leading treatise on the taxation of recoveries" - 25 Virginia Tax Review 415 (2005)

"Wood . . . the most prolific author in this area, has produced in the third edition a treatise that ties together and unifies a rich and diverse, but often conflicting and unsettled, area of tax law." - The New York State Bar Association Journal

"A useful guide for tax lawyers, accountants, litigators, judges, law clerks, and law professors." - AICPA's Tax Adviser Magazine

"A needed addition to tax literature . . . Both the tax specialist and the general practitioner will find the book a helpful addition to their library . . . Treats these topics both comprehensively and comprehensibly . . . The extensive appendix, which contains a variety of forms of settlement agreements and related documents provides a good starting point for drafting some of the more common documents arising in the litigation context." - Tax Notes

"The book is chock-full of planning tips and examples . . . It is highly recommended for both tax and non-tax practitioners."- Corporate Taxation

"Highly recommended...Eminently readable . . . Packed with illustrations from actual cases." - The Journal of Taxation of Estates & Trusts

"Provides specific coverage of different types of suits and tax ramifications of payments to both payor and payee . . . A good source of information." - Management Accounting

"Fills the void for the practitioner (e.g., accountant, tax attorney, general or business litigator) grappling with this often confusing issue . . . Answers virtually every question a practitioner could have with regard to the tax treatment of judgments and settlement." - San Francisco Attorney Magazine

"Wood's treatise is an excellent reference for both tax and nontax practitioners who plan settlements or damage awards." - Jonathan R. Flora, The M&A Tax Report

"Features clear summaries of tax rules to assist the practitioner in planning to have the ultimate payment characterized to the client's best advantage." - The Recorder

"A comprehensive guide to litigation tax issues . . . The rules are summarized clearly, examples and tips are provided throughout to help practitioners get the best deal possible for their clients." - California Lawyer Magazine

"Mr. Wood does an excellent job of educating the readers that recoveries from litigation in connection with securities fraud, derivative suits, breaches of contracts, and covenants not to compete have significant tax issues that impact the after-tax amount of the recovery realized by the plaintiff. Mr. Wood's writing style makes the treatise easy-to-read, understandable and, most important, tremendously useful." - Tax Notes

"A significant resource in a complex and pervasive area of the law . . . an indispensible resource for practitioners." - CCH

 

 

Legal Guide to Independent Contractor Status

"The treatise focuses on specific types of workers to analyze the appropriate classification of each.." - American Bar Association Section of Taxation

"Wood's new treatise provides comprehensive analysis, clarity, and constructive approaches and techniques." - Former Commissioner of Internal Revenue Lawrence B. Gibbs

"A resource practitioners will turn to again and again" - The M&A Tax Report

"An essential treatise for practioners facing worker classification issues." - Jonathan R. Flora, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia

"The most thorough legal compendium on the classification of workers . . . a highly readable handbook about this often misunderstood and increasingly contentious field." - Tax Analysts & Advocates

"Deftly covers all of these areas." - ABA Section of Taxation News Quarterly

"A useful tool when confronting the thorny classification issue and its consequences." -Los Angeles Daily Journal

"One of the most useful and timely treatises I have come across." - Mark LeHocky, General Counsel, Ross Stores

"Comprehensive scope and exhaustive detail." - CCH

"Pulls together in one place the tax and non-tax considerations that employers and their advisors must evaluate" - Tax Notes

"Useful practice tips." - San Francisco Daily Journal

"Whether you are a tax specialist, and contract preparer or senior counsel, this treatise provides the depth and breadth of discussion and analysis that we all need." - Mark LeHocky, General Counsel, Ross Stores

"Wood’s comprehensive and thoroughly researched work covers virtually every aspect and potential pitfall concerning the independent contractor status of today’s workers." - David K. Colapinto, partner Kohn, Kohn, & Colapinto, Tax Notes

 

 

Qualified Settlement Funds and Section 468B

"Wood explains these subjects in a detailed but understandable manner...his new treatise is a must." - Former Commissioner of Internal Revenue Lawrence B. Gibbs, Tax Notes

"An important new legal treatise . . . the first dedicated guidebook about QSFs." - Pat Hindert, co-author of Structured Settlements and Periodic Payment Judgments

"Whether you are defense counsel or plaintiff counsel you will benefit from Robert Wood's clearly written and detailed discussion." - Wyoming Lawyer, Wyoming State Bar Journal

"About the size of the Gutenberg Bible and almost as authoritative!" - Legal Broadcast Network

"Covers all the tax aspects any tax lawyer might need to know, everything the drafter might need…and everything the litigator might need to know." - Professor Joshua Rosenberg, University of San Francisco Law School

"Complete in every sense of the word." - The M&A Tax Report

"Professionals who work with QSFs will immediately recognize the value of Wood's new 468B book." - Beyond Structured Settlements

"This treatise should be required reading" - Wyoming Lawyer, Wyoming State Bar Journal

"Required reading for attorneys who practice in this area or who hope to get involved in creating QSFs."- Elder Law Report

 


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