Renowned tax specialist Richard Lehman announces his new series of six videos on the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Website, Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Website, Richard S. Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Office, Richard Lehman, Tax Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Tax Lawyer Richard Lehman of Lehman Tax Law announced the release of the first of six videos on the tax changes produced by the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.”

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I have built a national reputation for handling tough tax cases, I want to use my 40 plus years of knowledge to educate and simplify for individuals these confusing and sometimes overwhelming tax laws”

— Richard S. Lehman, Tax Lawyer

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2018 / — To explain important, recent tax law changes, Tax Attorney Richard S. Lehman of Lehman Tax Law announced the release of the first of the six videos which will reflect on all the changes that resulted from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (also referred to as “Trump Tax Cuts” or "Act"). Most of the changes introduced by the Act went into effect on January 1, 2018 and will not affect 2017 taxes. Each of the six videos represents an important subject regarding the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and they will be relevant to many taxpayers, both foreign and domestic.

Mr. Lehman explains his motivation for developing these explanatory videos. “I have built a national reputation for handling tough tax cases, I want to use my 40 plus years of knowledge to educate and simplify for individuals these confusing and sometimes overwhelming tax laws.”

The first video being released explains the impact of the Trump Tax Cuts on Ponzi Scheme theft losses. “A Ponzi scheme is a form of fraud in which a purported businessman lures investors and pays profits to earlier investors using funds obtained from newer investors.” (Wikipedia). A well-known example of a Ponzi Scheme is the Bernie Madoff investment scandal discovered in late 2008.

The Act has eliminated “tax loss carrybacks” to prior years. Therefore, the Ponzi Scheme theft loss may be less valuable for injured taxpayers. Explains Mr. Lehman: “This is because the tax rates, upon which tax refunds for Ponzi Scheme losses will be based, have gone down and the percentage of tax that will be refunded will be reduced.”

The video series consists of the following six subjects:

Tax Planning for Recovery of the Ponzi Scheme Clawback
Tax Planning for Recovery of the Ponzi Scheme Losses
Tax Planning for Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate
Tax Planning for Foreign Investors who is Immigrating to the U.S.; Pre-Immigration Tax Planning
The Offshore Voluntary and Streamline Procedures for Unreported Foreign Bank Accounts
Tax Planning for the Foreign Investor – General Principles

Mr. Richard Lehman has been practicing in Florida for nearly 40 years. He obtained his law degree from Georgetown Law School and his Master’s degree in Taxation from New York University. Richard Lehman is a frequent speaker on tax issues and has published several articles on the subject matter. His law firm website is

The first video of the series “Ponzi Scheme Losses and the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act” (47 minutes long) is available at

Note: These Reports are not intended to be and cannot serve as legal advice. Each taxpayer faces a unique factual situation which must be reviewed by tax advisors and legal counsel before any conclusions can be reached.

A summary of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act is on Wikipedia at

Richard S. Lehman, Attorney at Law
United States Taxation and Immigration Law, LLC
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“Ponzi Scheme Losses and the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act” (47 minutes long) by Tax Attorney Richard Lehman, Boca Raton, FL

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American Fidelity Named One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials

American Fidelity Colleagues Enjoy a Drink During Colleague Appreciation Week

American Fidelity Colleagues Enjoy a Drink During Colleague Appreciation Week

American Fidelity Colleagues Compete in the Office Olympics 2018

American Fidelity Colleagues Compete in the Office Olympics 2018

American Fidelity made the national Best Workplaces for Millennials list for the second time in as many years.

“I love the flexibility with schedules and being able to work from home. American Fidelity is definitely a family-oriented company." ”

— Chrichelle Fernandez

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2018 / — American Fidelity Assurance Company made the national Best Workplaces for Millennials list for the second time in as many years, per research consulting firm Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune Magazine.

“I love the flexibility with schedules and being able to work from home. American Fidelity is definitely a family-oriented company that values home life, inclement weather days, school closures and any unexpected issues that may come up. The ability to work from home when needed has allowed me to still also complete projects without delay," said Chrichelle Fernandez, usability specialist.

Many companies report high turnover among younger workers, but an average of 85 percent of Millennial front-line employees at the Best Workplaces say they want to work at their organizations for an extended period.

The ranking considered 434,000 surveys that assessed organizations on managers' competence, respect and fairness in the workplace, opportunities for meaningful work, and whether or not there are opportunities to innovate and contribute to the organization’s success.

“Great Place to Work is proud of these Best Workplaces that give their Millennial employees the tools they need to succeed,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like American Fidelity set the bar for other workplaces seeking to retain and develop the next generation of leaders, and prove that giving Millennials jobs with purpose and meaning drives them to give their best at work, benefitting the company as a whole.”

American Fidelity is currently hiring in numerous areas such as IT, Underwriting, Customer Service and Sales.


About American Fidelity
American Fidelity Assurance Company is a supplemental benefits provider serving more than 1 million Customers across 49 states with a focus on offering a different opinion for Customers in the education, public sector, auto retail and healthcare industries. More information can be found at

American Fidelity has earned an “A+” (Superior) from the A.M. Best Company since 1982. One of the nation’s leading insurance company rating services, A.M. Best conducts a strict review process for financial stability every year.

American Fidelity has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine 11 times.

The Company was also selected for several other lists by Fortune, including: Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces in Finance and Insurance, Best Companies for Giving Back, Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces for Diversity and the Human Capital 30: Companies that Put Employees Front and Center.

Lindsey Sparks
Corporate Communications Team Leader

Melody Wortmann
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications, Creative Services and Culture

About the Best Workplaces for Millennials

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 434,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes produce better business results by focusing on the work experience for every employee—our research shows there’s a clear and direct relationship between employee engagement and financial performance. Over the past 30 years, we have surveyed more than 100 million employees to help organizations around the world identify and build high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Powered by decades of research, Emprising®, our Software-as-a-Service survey and analytics platform, empowers companies with access to the assessments, data, and real-time reporting needed to help them create a meaningful impact on their business, their people, and their culture. Through our certification programs, we recognize outstanding workplaces and produce Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as a variety of other Best Workplace rankings in the United States and in more than 60 other countries. Everything we do is driven by our mission: to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All by the year 2030.
Read our new book: “A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World.” Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Lindsey Sparks
American Fidelity
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Intermountain Healthcare’s Leadership Institute Inaugural Course Begins in October

Charles Sorenson, MD

Esteemed faculty is comprised of accomplished experts in healthcare, leadership, business, and academia

We will also create a strong alumni association within the group, to encourage lifelong learning and collaboration.”

— Intermountain President and CEO Emeritus Charles W. Sorenson, MD, FACS

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, July 2, 2018 / — Led by President and CEO Emeritus Charles W. Sorenson, MD, FACS, Intermountain Healthcare is launching a new Healthcare Leadership Institute. The Institute is designed for experienced mid-career healthcare leaders who have the potential to make significant positive impacts on their organization’s culture, strategy, clinical and cost performance. Faculty include leaders from Intermountain, Harvard Business School, Notre Dame, and other leading institutions.

The Healthcare Leadership Institute will offer participants the opportunity to increase their effectiveness by strengthening key leadership principles, including vision, character, personal effectiveness, and selflessness. Participants will learn in an immersive and interactive environment from highly experienced and nationally recognized faculty and program peers, advancing both the skills and emotional intelligence to strengthen their ability to effectively lead change at the complex intersection of clinical and operational excellence. Live simulation will be used to assess and hone skills in real-time critical decision making and communication. Case studies and teamwork will engage participants in provocative debate and encourage the building of ongoing relationships. CME credits for participation are planned.

Curriculum will include such topics as:
• Engaging Physicians and Administrators in Evidenced-Based Care
• Clinical Programs that Drive the Quadruple Aim
• The Strategic Importance of Health System Capability for Managing the Health and Cost of a Defined Population
• Developing a Trusted Leadership Brand
• The Neuroscience of Optimal Leadership
• Empowerment and Positive Accountability

“We will also create a strong alumni association within the group, to encourage lifelong learning and collaboration,” said Dr. Sorenson. “Alumni will be eligible to join other graduates from leading health systems for continued learning through periodic meetings and online social connections.”

The 2018-2019 cohort of the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute registration is now underway. There will be two, immersive week-long sessions (October and January 2019) held at the Intermountain Gardner Transformation Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

More information, including a curriculum overview, faculty bios and registrations information is available at

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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Beneficial-Use Water Pilot Test Solves Key Water Issues

Encore Green

Agricultural Company, Encore Green

Agriculture Company, Encore Green, Turns Oil Well Produced Water into Beneficial-Use Water

“This has changed everything. Our proprietary methodology aids the oil industry by giving them a solution instead throwing away the water. ”

— Darlene Nash, Owner, Encore Green, LLC.

CHEYENNE, WYOMING, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, July 2, 2018 / — Wyoming based agriculture company, Encore Green, LLC has just released the results of their pilot water test, which took barrels of produced water from an oil well and converted it into water that is ideal for beneficial-use.

This solves potentially three problems at once. The oil industry produces 890 billion gallons of produced (by-product) water in the US each year. With a tiny percentage used for fracking, this water is disposed of, either by injection into the ground or left to evaporate. Meanwhile adjacent to these same oil wells that are producing this water are the nation’s farms and ranches, which are in desperate need of water for crops and herds. At the same time, over in the town, municipalities struggle for relief for the growing demand for water for homes and businesses.

“This has changed everything,” says Encore Green owner, Darlene Nash. “Our proprietary methodology aids the oil industry by giving them a solution instead throwing away the water. The methodology allows the agricultural community to have easy-to-come by water. And if water is not being used for irrigation and herds, then there’s more water for the municipalities. Everybody wins. With such great test results, we have now taken this from theory into practice. “

The primary goal of cleaning the water has been for beneficial use for the agricultural community.

“The test results are remarkable,” says certified professional agronomist, Neil Fehringer from Fehringer Agricultural Consulting. “This water is now good quality irrigation water.”

What makes these results landmark is that the produced water was cleaned within an economic model that is better or the same as the cost of conventional produced water disposal. Previous efforts have typically left one of the participants bearing a higher cost.

“I’m a big believer in that everyone has to win. So, the financial model had to be fair and stay inside the current economic parameters. Encore Green is an agriculture company and our goal has always been to be good stewards of our water. Water is vital to crops, stock, and many other beneficial uses. Now, we can take the billions of barrels of water that we are essentially just throwing away or injecting into the ground and turn them into beneficial-use,” says Marvin Nash.

Encore Green has worked the past year to bring all the parties together for this proof of concept test. Encore Green insists that the victory is, however, not only a technology victory, but rather it’s a victory in methodology.

“There’s a few unique things which we did that simply hadn’t been tried before,” says Encore Green General Manager, Marvin Nash. “We had to develop methods to match the soil DNA with the water DNA to know the right specs to clean the water. We had to find the right partners and we had to get a permit for this. It took much longer than we thought, but we simply stayed with it until we were done.”

“We partnered together the water and soil scientists, engineers, the landowner, the oil company, the cleaning technology company, and then worked with state legislators, the governor’s office, the federal and state permitting groups and all of that brought us to this point of success today. The key is not any one of those groups. The whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. And working together is the only way we are going to solve the water crisis we have.”

Encore Green is open to conversations with citizens concerned about water, the energy industry, ranchers, famers, or local municipalities. To speak with Encore Green, LLC, visit or call 818.470.0285.

Produced water stats:

Jeff Holder
Encore Green
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#MetaHash Opened MainNet and Started Coin Distribution for the Upcoming Forging

#MetaHash MainNet Launch

ZUG, SWITZERLAND, July 2, 2018 / — On 29th of June, #MetaHash, a MultiPoS consensus blockchain and decentralized real-time application platform, opened its MainNet and started queue-based coin sale prior to its upcoming start of forging initiatives. The MainNet is preceded by months of load tests and a public TestNet, which showed results above declared capacity of more than 60,000 TPS, with under 3 seconds of validation through more than 500 billion transactions processed within the test phase.

With the opening of the MainNet and start of #MetaHashCoin (#MHC) distribution, the first buyers will benefit from forging early, before the amount of forgers increases and forging rewards are split between more participants. Starting from 12:00 UTC on 29th of June #MHC can be bought via ETH or BTC, but at a price equal to $0.0391 converted at the exchange rate at the time of purchase. During the coin offering 920,000,000 coins will be distributed and the goal of the initial offering is set at $36 million.

Owners of #MHC will become the first nodes contributing into the network’s growth and enjoying the full advantages of the early forging, scheduled for August this year.

In comparison to mining, forging does not require hardware with lots of computational power like ASICs or video cards. The protection of the network consensus is based on the value of the network native coins, which is enough to rent any common web-server, or use a home PC that has a good internet connection.

50 percent of all rewards of forging are distributed among #MHC owners, 40 percent are granted to nodes’ owners and the remaining 10 percent are used to reward #MetaGate browser’s active users. Coin holders can also entrust their voting rights to their own nodes, or may give their voting right to a trusted node operator and get a share of the commission. This way, large numbers of votes are concentrated at nodes that the community trusts, making attacks on the system more difficult.

To get #MetaHashCoins, all interested parties can visit the #MetaHash official web-site:

To view the white paper and gather more information, please, visit

About #MetaHash

#MetaHash is a blockchain-based digital asset exchange network and decentralized real-time application platform. The versatile network utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to synchronize cross-continental nodes to create an optimal map of the network, based on latency rates. The technology then redistributes the data accordingly, harnessing the full power of the entire network, enabling unprecedented processing speeds capable of five billion transactions per day, at no more than three seconds for approval of each transaction.

The platform, based on its unique #TraceChain protocol, offers unparalleled speed, security and decentralization at the lowest price per transaction in the history of blockchain. Signaling the future of the distributed web, #MetaHash is among the pioneers of blockchain interoperability, allowing networks to interact and integrate with each other.

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#MetaHash Overview

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Ed Cline Appraisals is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Friday, July 13th with an “Open House” and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

I have been fortunate to be surrounded by quality people with great talent and consistent ideals. That’s why I think we’re still going strong in our 25th year in business.”

— Edward Cline, SRA, AI-RRS, GAA, RAA, MNAA

BEAVER FALLS, PA, USA, July 2, 2018 / — Ed Cline Appraisals started with humble beginnings on July 15th 1993. Working out of his dining room in Patterson Township, Ed soon realized that he needed to recruit his aunt Verda Vrana to help with bookkeeping. Next, he moved to a small office in Patterson and hired another appraiser, Rodney Dravenstott. A few years later, they moved to a house on the corner of Darlington Road and Rt. 51 in Chippewa Township where the GetGo gas station now stands. The business continued to grow and now employs 11 appraisers with a small staff of support personnel. Ed Cline Appraisals provides appraisals for both Residential and Commercial properties. In 2003, Ed purchased and renovated a warehouse at 2777 Darlington Road in Chippewa Township which now serves as a large office complex that houses over 20 employees as well as other local businesses. Ed Cline Appraisals is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Friday, July 13th with an “Open House” and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The extensive field work and education as certified appraisers make Ed Cline Appraisals qualified to provide home valuations in Western Pennsylvania for clients ranging from national mortgage companies to local lenders or individual businesses and consumers.

Earlier this year, Ed Cline Appraisals published a special report titled Consumer Guide to Real Estate Appraisals. To receive a free copy of the consumer guide, call (724) 847-3211 or visit

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ed Cline at (724) 847-3211 or email at

Joe Newtz, Marketing Director
Ed Cline Appraisals
(724) 847-3211
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SMArtX Advisory Solutions Approaches 400 Investment Models

SMArtX Advisory Solutions continues to gain assets and investment models.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2018 / — Media Contact:
Alex Smith-Ryland

SMArtX Advisory Solutions Approaches 400 Investment Models

July 2nd, 2018 – West Palm Beach, FL: SMArtX Advisory Solutions (“SMArtX”), a leading financial technology and Turnkey Asset Management Platform (TAMP), today expanded the number of third party investment manager models offered on its UMA platform. SMArtX added 26 new strategies, and now features more than 140 firms offering over 395 strategies. The strategies on the platform include traditional long only, long short equity, market neutral, short only, options, and direct indexes, all offered in an UMA structure.

The new firms and strategies include:

• Alliance Bernstein: Large Cap Growth Portfolio, Strategic Research Portfolio, Concentrated Growth Portfolio, International Value, Global Value Portfolio

• Victory Capital Management: Integrity Mid-Cap Value, Munder Mid-Cap Core Growth, NewBridge Large Cap Growth

• GW&K Investment Management: Small Cap Core Strategy

• Uniplan Investment Counsel: Uniplan REIT

• Lear Investment Management: LIM Global Vigilance

• VETS Indexes: Military Times Best for VETS Index

• Sound Shore Management: Large Cap Value

• Applied Finance Group: AFGi 50, AFGi HD, AFGi SMID, AFGi ADR

• WBI Investments: Balanced Enhanced, Dividend Growth Enhanced, Dividend Income Enhanced, Dividend Retirement Strategy

• Broxton Capital Advisors: Primary Broxton Strategy

• River Road Asset Management: Small Cap Value Equity, Small-Mid Cap Value, Long-Short Equity, Dividend All-Cap Value II

About SMArtX Advisory Solutions (
SMArtX Advisory Solutions is the next generation turnkey asset management platform and the only platform to seamlessly offer traditional, alternative, and passive direct index strategies in a unified managed account structure. The firm also uses its proprietary trading and managed accounts technology to power SMArtX (, SS&C Advent’s integrated unified managed account solution.

Alex Smith-Ryland
SMArtX Advisory Solutions
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Spectrem Group’s Investor Confidence Indices Fall to Lowest Point in Past Year

Spectrem Group Investor Confidence Index Chart June 2018

Index range: -31 to -51, Bearish; -11 to -30, Mildly Bearish; 10 to -10, Neutral; 11 to 30, Mildly Bullish; 31 to 51, Bullish

Spectrem Group Investor Confidence Index Chart June 2018

Investors Rattled by Ongoing Trade Battles

CHICAGO, USA, July 2, 2018 / — Growing concerns about the threat of a full-blown trade war took their toll on U.S. investor sentiment in June, according to Spectrem Group’s High Net Worth Insights newsletter. This caution is reflected in the Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI®) and the Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI®), both of which reached their lowest point in one year in June, now standing at 3 and 7, respectively.

The monthly Spectrem Investor Confidence indices track changes in investment sentiment among the 17 MM households in America with more than $500,000 of investable assets (SAICI), and those with $1 MM or more (SMICI). This month’s survey was fielded between June 15-20, 2018, as the European Union and China announced retaliatory tariffs in response to those imposed by President Donald Trump.

The indices reveal the general direction of investor confidence, but more specifically indicate how investors are reacting to ongoing political uncertainty. Stock investing was down among both Millionaires and non-Millionaires, decreasing nearly 4 percentage points among Millionaires to 30.2 percent. Investors also expressed greater interest in safer investments such as stock mutual funds and bond mutual funds, while Millionaires significantly increased their cash position to 24.5 percent, an increase of more than 4 percent from May.

Non-Millionaires expressed growing concerns about investing, with nearly half (47.8 percent) indicating they did not plan to increase their investment in the coming month, the highest level since July 2017.

While the Spectrem indices reveal a general lack of enthusiasm among investors, the Spectrem Household Outlook showed how differently Millionaires and non-Millionaires perceive current events. The Spectrem Household Outlook is a monthly measure of long-term confidence among investors across four financial factors impacting households. During June, the overall Outlook fell, but only because of poor sentiment among non-Millionaires, especially concerning the economy. Following a large favorable jump in May to 24.10, the economy was rated at -0.90 among non-Millionaires in June. Millionaires, on the other hand, improved their outlook by more than five points in June to 30.04, the highest level since March.

“Investors carefully watch government decisions, and recent actions have caused them to wonder where the U.S. is headed,” said Spectrem President George H. Walper, Jr. “While the stock market regularly seems to recover by the end of the day’s trading, midday numbers have frequently been down by hundreds of points. Each day presents new uncertainties about the direction of American trade with foreign nations. Until markets have greater clarity on the issue of trade barriers, investors will respond to that uncertainty by pulling back.”

Charts, including a deeper analysis of the Index and its methodology, are available upon request. Additional insights include:

Uncertainty, Confusion Keep Index Down

About Spectrem Group: Spectrem Group ( strategically analyzes its ongoing primary research with investors to assist financial providers and advisors in understanding the Voice of the Investor.

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George H. Walper, Jr.
Spectrem Group
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