Blog Posts in 2014

  • 3-Nov-2014

    Chehardy Sherman Williams among "Best Law Firms" in U.S.

    Chehardy Sherman Williams has been listed to The U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” list for 2015! The firm is ranked as a Tier 1 Law Firm in the New Orleans metropolitan area for our work in Criminal Defense: White ...
  • 22-Oct-2014

    Chehardy Sherman Williams featured in "Gambit Weekly"

    In the October 21, 2014 issue of Gambit Weekly, reporter Andrea Blumenstein sits down with partners Lawrence Chehardy and David Sherman to discuss the firm’s history, its expansive list of practice areas and its commitment to the community, ...
  • 8-Oct-2014

    How Social Media Influences Hiring Decisions

    Employers’ use of social media in hiring decisions presents a host of conundrums for employees and employers alike, as it blurs the line between personal life and work. Nevertheless, social media has become a part of the fabric of our society, ...
  • 8-Oct-2014

    Severance Payments and Taxes - A Dilemma Solved

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments concerning a tax refund request that has approximately $1 million in value. At issue is whether severance payments to workers who were involuntarily terminated are taxable under the Federal ...
  • 11-Sep-2014

    Stretch IRAs

    IRAs have become one of the largest single assets owned by many individuals. Roll-overs from pensions and 401(k) plans have combined with a booming stock market to leave many people with large accumulations in these retirement accounts. Proper ...
  • 8-Sep-2014

    Hobby Income & Losses for Musicians

    In New Orleans, we are blessed with a rich concentration of artists, many of whom have attained worldwide recognition. Many of the artists who form the backbone of our entertainment and tourism culture are part-time artists with other jobs and ...
  • 8-Sep-2014

    Changes to the Louisiana Worker's Compensation Law

    Several changes were made to the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Law in the most recent legislative session. The judicially created doctrine that the law is to be interpreted in favor of the employee has changed to a statement that the law is ...
  • 8-Sep-2014

    Who Needs a Will?

    Often, the main rational for estate planning is to assure that the client is able to pass his or her property to the heirs of his or her choosing. While minimizing estate income taxes and reducing probate costs are certainly components of this ...
  • 8-Sep-2014

    What to do Following a Car Accident

    Automobile accidents are scary, chaotic and stressful. Often following an accident you can feel disoriented and not sure about what to do next, so make sure that you are prepared in the event you are ever involved in a car accident. The first step ...
  • 4-Jun-2014

    Succession Procedure

    When an individual dies, the transfer of his property to his heirs is referred to in Louisiana as his “succession.” While many individuals and attorneys alike tend to complicate this procedure, it actually is quite simple. There are two ...
  • 8-Apr-2014

    Reducing Taxes with Charitable Remainder Trusts

    A Charitable Remainder Trust allows you to convert an appreciated asset such as stocks or real property, into cash without having to recognize capital gains tax on the sale. The Charitable Remainder Trust also allows you to take an income tax ...
  • 1-Apr-2014

    Chehardy Sherman Williams receives Top Ranking from Best Lawyers

    Fewer than one percent of law firms received a U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranking for 2014, and Chehardy Sherman Williams, L.L.P. was among them. Chehardy Sherman Williams has been recognized by U.S. News for its Best Lawyers ...
  • 31-Mar-2014

    Thirteen Attorneys recognized by New Orleans Magazine

    Chehardy Sherman Williams congratulates the following attorneys who were elected by their peers for inclusion in New Orleans Magazine ’s Top Lawyer issue in November 2013. Lawrence Chehardy – Corporate Law David Sherman – Tax Law ...
  • 8-Mar-2014

    Insurance Disputes & Bad Faith Claims

    Though it is an unfortunate reality, during Hurricane season in the South it is important to understand the general principles and laws pertaining to insurance claims. In 2006, the Louisiana legislature amended the bad faith insurance laws to include ...
  • 8-Mar-2014

    501's - 101: Forming a Non-Profit Organization

    If your passion is to inspire, make a difference and give back to the world, then starting a non-profit corporation is an exciting entrepreneurial proposition. Before you start, however, there are a few things to consider. Starting a non-profit is ...

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