Senate report slams land-conservation tax-break deals; Rose Law Group regulatory attorney Thomas Galvin comments on finding

By Richard Rubin | The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—Deals using tax breaks for land conservation are often based on inflated property appraisals and sham partnerships, a Senate panel found. The bipartisan Finance Committee report, released Tuesday, calls for legislation to curb the deals and for even tougher enforcement from the Internal Revenue Service, which has been clamping down on the transactions …

New DHS rules for businesses to reopen, says Rose Law Group attorney Thomas Galvin

By Thomas Galvin | Rose Law Group Reporter Yesterday, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced new rules for several industries that have been shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new rules have been promulgated in response to the recent lawsuit involving the state and Mountainside Fitness. Specifically, gyms and fitness centers, bars and nightclubs, waterparks and tubing, and movie theaters will …

Judge to decide whether tax on rich initiative used deceptive language; RLG Attorney Tom Galvin Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via AZ Capitol Times Business interests trying to quash a vote on higher taxes on the rich sought to convince a judge Wednesday that extent and breadth of the proposed new levy is being purposely understated and misleading. Challengers funded by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry contend that those gathering signatures …

Supreme Court says a state may require presidential electors to support its popular-vote winner; RLG attorney Tom Galvin explains

A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks along the steps to the Supreme Court Building, as a series of rulings are issued at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., July 6, 2020. /REUTERS/Tom Brenner By Robert Barnes | The Washington Post The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that a state may require presidential electors to support the winner of …

Governor Ducey extends ‘stay at home’ order, with modifications

By Thomas Galvin | Attorney at Rose Law Group Governor Ducey extended his “Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected” executive order just one day before its April 30th deadline. The executive order is now in effect until May 15th, but there are important modifications. Beginning on Monday May 4th, retailers, who have not been listed as “essential services”, and who are involved in the …

Keys to navigating SBA help, landlord-tenant challenges during COVID-19

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Rose Law Group hosted a virtual round table yesterday aimed at helping businesses, landlords and tenants navigate the Care Act economic stimulus bill and other ways for businesses to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our goal is to save all of our clients businesses,” said Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose. You can check …

RLG regulatory attorney Tom Galvin talks stopgaps as Scottsdale businesses struggle to survive

By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress On normal days, Melissa Fink finds herself preoccupied with glitter and glam as dozens of children celebrate birthdays, have tea parties and attend camps at her Scottsdale business that is dedicated to all things girly. But things have changed as the coronavirus has impacted businesses across all sectors, causing layoffs, revenue drops and Scottsdale …