Kings Capital Construction Group

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Kings of New York

 

 

Kings Capital Construction Group has built a solid reputation from the ground up. It hasn’t taken long.

J.D. Summa and his business partner, Mike Casarella, launched the company in 2009, in the depths of recession, when people said it was a crazy idea. But that timing worked out, allowing the company to begin slowly, bidding and building, developing relationships, earning the attention of local industry leaders. Today the firm serves clients throughout Greater New York. Not so crazy, as it turns out. …Read More

Makovsky

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In the Golden Age of PR, Makovsky Wins
With Specialized Thinking

 

 

Ken Makovsky thinks the public relations industry is in a new golden age, thanks to the digitally driven Internet era. He cautions that it is also a time when the risk of getting public relations wrong is greater than ever before.

“What’s inside is outside. Everything a company says – including its partners, employees, shareholders – gets added to a wide-open book. If managed carelessly, the dam will break and the cost is steep,” says Makovsky, CEO. “Our clients understand they need all the techniques and channels at their disposal – social media, mainstream, direct marketing, conferences, websites, blogging, sponsored content, mobile media and branding.”  …Read More

Envisage Information Systems, LLC

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Retirement Industry Software:
The Revolution Begins Here

 

 

Updating Web-based retirement record-keeping systems—those that serve participants, plan sponsors, financial advisors, administrators and auditors—can be a messy, costly task. Until recently, 401(k) plan providers had two options: 1) discard existing record-keeping systems in favor of entirely new ones; or 2) rely on work-for-hire IT professionals to develop software components from scratch.  …Read More

Alliant Employee Benefits

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Leading the Way to Innovative Employee Benefit Management

 

 

You’re sitting in the doctor’s office, listening to him describe some minor procedure you need. But instead of focusing on those important details, all you can think about is “How much is this going to cost me?” Turns out, there’s an app for that!

Alliant Employee Benefits offers its clients the Ben-IQ smartphone app. It’s more than just a digital version of your employee benefits handbook.  According to Executive VP Bob Bennetsen, it’s also a price transparency tool.
Log in, enter the type of procedure and your ZIP code. The app will give you a breakdown of every facility in the area that performs the procedure and what the cost is at each of them. In a matter of seconds, you not only know what your out-of-pocket expenses will be, but you also have all the information you need to work with your doctor to choose the best site of service for your budget.

“The Ben-IQ app also aggregates all your benefits information in one location. Even if you have one company for health insurance, another for dental, another for vision and yet another for disability, everything you need to know is available in this one spot,” says Bennetsen. “We created this app with the goal to empower our clients with state-of-the-art access to everything they need.”

Big-Time Benefits for Medium-Sized Employers
Alliant Employee Benefits is a big player in its field. Established in 1925, it has offices nationwide. But its typical client is a middle-market company with 100 to 5,000 employees. “This market is largely ignored when it comes to innovative benefits strategies,” says Bennetsen. “Our size and resources allow us to offer mid-size companies comprehensive benefits strategies that are on par with what you’d find at large corporations.”

Alliant also offers a best-of-both-worlds approach. While it is a large firm with a deep understanding of the benefits market as a whole, it also operates through a network of smaller, local offices. “This gives us the ability to understand the factors unique to each local market,” says Bennetsen, “and the knowledge and resources to know how to best work around them.”

 

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inVNT

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Challenge Everything®

 

What could be more nerve-racking than starting a business at the height of a recession? For Scott Cullather, the thought of staying put was even more disturbing.

“It became increasingly clear to me that there was an unmet need in the global marketplace for strategic, creative solutions that are compelling, disruptive and cut through the clutter,” he says.

So in the summer of 2008, determined to do everything “better, smarter, stronger,” Cullather left the creative agency that had been his professional home for 18 years to start a new global brand communications agency. …Read More

ConServe

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Redefining Collections with ConServe

 

Doing the Right Thing, at the Right Time, the Right Way has enabled ConServe to set the industry standard for ethics and compliance. Understandably,

financial editors were compelled to consult Mark E. Davitt, a nationally recognized leader in the debt collection industry, to get a sense of how new rules and regulations might impact the business in light of the increased scrutiny on debt collection practices. Davitt is a 35-year veteran in the field and President/CEO of Continental Service Group, Inc., d/b/a ConServe, in Western New York, a top-performing collection agency on the federal government’s collection contracts. A former President of
ACA International, he served on that organization’s Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. 

Q: What sets ConServe apart in the
Accounts Receivable Management industry?   

Davitt: “Fostering Financial Freedom®” through ethics, compliance and Client service distinguishes us from our competition. ConServe has earned both the Best Places to Work in Collections and Business Ethics Award honors. Repeatedly included on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies providing exceptional Client value, earning the Greater Rochester Quality Council (GRQC) Customer Excellence Award and ranked as a
top performer by the U.S. Federal Government has catapulted ConServe’s progress.

ConServe has an outstanding record for recovering debt while simultaneously protecting the reputation of our Clients—we become an extension of our Client’s brand. The heightened focus on regulation won’t change our business model because we have always committed ourselves to the highest ethical standards.

Q: Will the anticipated impact of the CFPB result in ConServe changing any of its current business practices with regard to compliance?

Davitt: We anticipate greater accountability and documentation requirements on debt collection activities. This will significantly increasethe cost of compliance in all collection efforts and undeniably expose areas that are not in full compliance with regulatory standards. Increased accountability, both personally and with regard to business records, reinforces ConServe’s mission to mutually benefit our Clients and consumers alike and will lead to positive changes in the collection industry.  At ConServe, our Compliance Management System (CMS) upholds multiple compliance accreditations: FISMA Compliance and the ACA International Professional Practices Management System (PPMS) certification as well as  accreditation by the BBB. Overall, ConServe supports the CFPB’s increased emphasis oncompliance and regulatory scrutiny as a positive initiative in the industry: one that aligns itself with the fundamental infrastructure and operating principles supported by ConServe.

Q: What markets does ConServe
target for its receivables solutions?

Davitt: We made our mark in the higher education field and have now positioned ourselves to be a preferred choice for Fortune 500 enterprises, commercial banks, retailers and the U.S. Government. ConServe expects continued growth as more Clients turn to us as a trusted industry advisor to help them navigate changes, reduce their own risks and outsource their receivables management needs to our company.

 

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nfrastructure

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Leveraging the ‘Internet
of Things’
to Transform
the Way Enterprises Do Business

 

One million in the early 1990s. Fourteen billion in 2014. A projected 50 billion by 2020.

“Over the past two decades, the number of connected devices in the world has grown exponentially, changing forever how enterprises do business,” says Daniel T. Pickett III, founder, chairman and CEO of nfrastructure, a leading designer, builder and operator of mission-critical technology infrastructure for large enterprises. Welcome to the Internet of Things, or IoT – as this vast assortment of machines and devices including PCs, laptops, notebooks, smartphones, cars and trains is known.  …Read More

Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP

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Excellence in Marital and Family Law

 

Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP is an internationally respected Manhattan law firm whose practice is devoted exclusively to marital and family law. Our firm consists of 16 attorneys, some of whom are also admitted and practice in Connecticut and New Jersey, as well as New York. Individually and as a group, they are routinely relied upon by senior executives in the financial services and real estate industries, leaders in the arts and media, distinguished professionals and members of many of America’s most prominent families to help them understand and analyze their particular family law problems, and to help them craft and effectuate reasonable solutions. …Read More

Sadis & Goldberg LLP

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Sadis & Goldberg LLP Is Voted ‘Best North American Law Firm’ by Hedgeweek

 

Acknowledged annually as a leading provider of legal services to hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, real estate owners, family offices and other institutional and non-institutional investors, Sadis & Goldberg has focused on delivering cutting-edge legal services to a global client base for almost two decades. With over 30 professionals, the Firm represents thousands of investment advisers and investment entities with respect to all facets of their business. We provide counsel on all issues that our clients confront, ranging from the most recent business and tax structuring developments to the most recent regulatory developments.  …Read More

Levitt LLP

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Business Lawyers Who
Practice Outside the Box 

 

When an air cargo company sued a repair station, alleging a negligent installation of cargo doors, and the case was tried twice and reversed twice on appeal, the defendant turned to the law firm of Levitt LLP to take a fresh look, as co-lead counsel for the third trial. At issue was whether the alleged product defect had caused the plaintiff to go out of business, because the FAA grounded two of its planes. The defendant faced $1 billion in exposure.

A unanimous jury found for Levitt LLP’s client, and the verdict was affirmed on appeal.  After three trials, the case was over.

“The case was complex, but we proved the alleged product defect was a smokescreen,” explains attorney Steven L. Levitt, founder and principal of Levitt LLP. “The plaintiff’s financial problems had nothing to do with our client. In SEC filings and internal documents, it discussed all sorts of other, smaller issues affecting the company financially, but what it argued was the most important thing that drove it out of business and ‘forced’ it to merge with another carrier – the grounding – didn’t appear at all.”

Every business faces unique legal challenges, and outcomes will always vary. Regardless of circumstances, Levitt LLP (formerly Steven L. Levitt & Associates, P.C.) approaches each case aggressively, with the goal of achieving a positive solution for the client, often using an unexpected strategy.

“A lot of lawyers are boxed in by what their clients tell them,” Levitt explains. “They will say, ‘Based on what you have told me, here are the possibilities.’ We’re different. We look for details the client might not have told us, but based on our experience, are likely to be there. We answer questions our clients don’t think to ask.”

A Personal Approach to Business

When it comes to business litigation, business transactions and commercial real estate, Levitt LLP offers large-firm capabilities with small-firm flexibility. More than a lawyer, Levitt also has a background in business and accounting, enabling him to offer creative solutions to business problems. He and approximately half of his team have achieved the status of Super Lawyer®.

Through the years, Levitt LLP has successfully gone head-to-head against some of the most powerful law firms in the U.S. Clients have included businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships and medical practices to Fortune 100 companies. Other law firms often seek advice from Levitt LLP.

Levitt’s business background was useful in a case involving a disputed purchase price for a corporate acquisition. Levitt saw through the other side’s manipulation of numbers to show sales they claimed were fictitious, and at best consignments. Levitt proved the company’s value was inflated, saving his client tens of millions of dollars.

For a law firm that’s all about business, Levitt LLP’s approach is surprisingly personal.

“We believe we provide the greatest value by learning as much as possible about a client’s business,” Levitt says. “We will walk through your factory or spend time talking with your staff to learn your business. We love exceeding our clients’ expectations and giving them a result they didn’t think was possible.”

 

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