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Running a business today is about being better, faster and staying competitive. Companies of all sizes are currently evaluating the prospective efficiencies of moving their business operations to a cloud-based environment to save time, money and resources – as well as leveraging the expertise of specialized information technology companies. In fact, a 2012 study from IDG Enterprise found that 71 percent of U.S. companies expect to increase spending on cloud services in the next 12 months. The technology benefits of migrating to cloud-based operations are considerable, but it is also important to perform proper due diligence around these process and

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless (www.parrbrown.com) today announced the hiring of LaShel Shaw as an associate lawyer in the firm.Shaw joins Parr Brown full-time after completing a term as a summer associate with the firm. She also worked as an extern for then Magistrate Judge David Nuffer and as a law clerk for the Honorable Clark Waddoups, both of the Federal District of Utah. She received her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the Notre Dame School of Law. At Notre Dame, Shaw was a Thomas J. White Scholar and worked as a research assistant and as the executive articles editor for

Five attorneys from Parr Brown Gee & Loveless (www.parrbrown.com) have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. The five attorneys and the areas in which they are recognized include the following: Bryan Allen, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law David Gee, Real Estate Law Jeffrey Hunt, Litigation – First Amendment Brian Lloyd, Mergers & Acquisitions Law Ronald Russell, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the

The so-called “Bush tax cuts” that were enacted in 2001 and 2003, and extended by President Obama in 2010, are scheduled to expire automatically for tax years beginning after 2012.  Additionally, starting in 2013, the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 imposes a new 3.8% tax on net taxable investment income[1] of families earning over $250,000 a year.  The new health reform act’s investment income tax, coupled with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, will result in: The maximum federal income tax rate on ordinary compensation income of individuals rising in 2013 from 35% to 39.6%,