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President Trump drummed up support for the GOP health care bill and expressed optimism it will pass a House floor vote in a Tuesday night speech before an audience of Republican members of Congress, donors and loyalists. Among other things, Trump predicted ‚Äúgreat surprises‚ÄĚ and said he hopes ‚Äúit‚Äôs going to all work out‚ÄĚ when he discussed the Obamacare repeal bill, which has faced opposition from the Republican Party‚Äôs conservative and moderate wings. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan face a major test on Thursday, when the House is set to vote on the legislation embraced by the party leadership.
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge‚Äôs confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn‚Äôt illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that ‚Äúit might be fair to ask whether TransAm‚Äôs decision was a wise or kind one, but it‚Äôs not our job to answer questions like that.
Rachel Maddow explains a confusing pair of press conferences by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, in which Nunes asserted some new evidence in the investigation into whether the Donald Trump campaign coordinated with Russia in the election.
US federal prosecutors suspect the North Korean government directed last year's theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, according to a media report Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal said prosecutors were developing cases showing Chinese middlemen helped the North Korean government orchestrate the enormous theft from the Bangladesh central bank. In February 2016, thieves transferred the funds from Bangladesh's account at the New York Fed to accounts in the Philippines using authenticated international bank access codes in the SWIFT system, not by hacking the bank.
TOKYO (AP) ‚ÄĒ Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife to a school run by a group of ultranationalist educators, the group's leader told Parliament on Thursday, while also suggesting there was "political influence" in a land-buying scandal involving the school.
Puerto Rico's governor told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday the island's struggling power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy if a consensual deal with creditors cannot be achieved. Governor Ricardo Rossello said at a U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing his administration would prefer a consensual deal to bankruptcy, as lawmakers questioned him about delays in completing a $9 billion restructuring at PREPA. The hearing showcased growing discord between Rossello's administration and PREPA's creditors, which seemed to concern the committee in charge of leading Congress' response to Puerto Rico's ongoing crisis.
The tomb where Jesus is believed to have been buried is being unveiled again following nine months of restoration work that will be highlighted at a much anticipated ceremony Wednesday. The shrine, which includes a 19th-century ornate edicule or shrine surrounding the tomb, is a key part of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. Parts of it were also coming loose, with warnings that it was structurally unsound and posed a risk to the millions of pilgrims who visit the site every year.
Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats Wednesday against the Republican attempt to pass a health care bill that would replace former President Barack Obama‚Äôs signature legislative accomplishment. Biden had been keeping a relatively low public profile since Trump‚Äôs January inauguration. ‚ÄúThis is not going to pass,‚ÄĚ Biden said on the steps of the Capitol, standing in front of a large group of House Democrats.
Grant Niman is the founder of Niman & Associates, Inc. Grant began his career with the Internal Revenue Service, and subsequently spent four years at Price Waterhouse in the Entrepreneurial Services Group. Grant then worked with BDO Seidman where he was part of the firmís national committee for state and local taxation. He was a founding partner of Raimondo Pettit Group, where he specialized in assisting high wealth individuals and closely held corporations with tax planning and wealth preservation strategies.
Grant formed Niman & Associates in September 2008, with the focus on providing value added services to high net worth individuals, families and closely held businesses.
His expertise encompasses the areas of business management, estates and trusts, and in particular assisting families in the sound accumulation and transition of wealth. His family office services include multi-generational planning, tax and estate planning as well as day-to-day operations.
Grant is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and has over 25 years of public accounting experience. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in California. He is a member of the Tax and Personal Financial Planning Sections of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and holds their Personal Financial Specialist designation. He is also a member of the California Society of CPAs and the South Bay Estate Planning Council.
Jennifer Shafer is Managing Director at Niman & Associates, responsible for the overall management and operation of the firm and for client satisfaction. She worked as a tax manager at Raimondo Pettit Group responsible for estate and trust tax matters, and together with Grant and Carol Raimondo formed the nucleus of one of the most-respected...Continue ReadingDownload vCard
Greg Breen is Director of Tax Services at Niman & Associates. He specializes in corporate and business taxation, having worked for the last two decades in internal tax management positions for several multinational businesses, most recently IBM. Before joining industry, Greg worked as a Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse, having spent...Continue ReadingDownload vCard
Carol Raimondo is Director of Estate & Trust Services at Niman & Associates. Carol was a founding partner of Raimondo Pettit Group, prior to that, she was the director of the tax practice of the Torrance office of BDO Seidman. She also worked with KPMG Peat Marwick and a local accounting firm. Her expertise includes business structure...Continue ReadingDownload vCard
Linda Quane is Director of Accounting Services at Niman & Associates. In that position, she is responsible for overseeing our compilation, review and other assurance projects, and ensuring that those projects comply with regulatory and technical guidance. Linda is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in California and...Continue ReadingDownload vCard
At Niman & Associates, we believe that three core values drive our business and our service to clients. These are Professional Expertise, Client Focus, and Superior Quality.
We are a new firm yet with years of experience. Our expertise comes from the skills and capability of our employees, all of whom have a number of years working in a client-centered environment. Beyond competence and a commitment to excellence, our employees also share a commitment to ethical behavior and integrity. We believe integrity is essential to our success and the continued success of our clients.
Clients are the lifeblood of our business and the reason we exist, and they are deserving of our respect. We believe that respect for our clients dictates that we have a continuing awareness of our clientsí situations, that we be responsive (both in timeliness and in relevance), that our advice take into account the clientís business environment and values, and that fees we charge be expected and reasonable. Being client-focused also means that we understand our role as a member of a clientís financial advisory team and we work to be sure that clients receive solutions that address overall needs, and not merely academic discussions of tax rules.
We focus on a limited set of services and do them well. Our primary focus is the family or closely held business and its owners. We provide estate and income tax planning and compliance services, business management services, and financial accounting. We also provide ancillary services. Our objective is to ensure that client wealth is preserved with the ultimate goal of allowing clients the desired degree of control over the ultimate disposition of those assets. We pride ourselves on our continued ability to deliver differentiated service to our clients.
Family Office Services...A family office involves centralized management of the financial affairs of an individual or family (typically spanning more than one generation). The user of family office services often wishes to focus on entrepreneurial, financial, creative or charitable projects without having to be concerned about business or tax affairs. Niman & Associatesí family office services provide a number of benefits to individuals and family members: summarizing and analyzing information so that clients are freed up to make higher level decisions; alignment of wealth planning objectives and financial management; estate planning; asset allocation; and outsourcing of reporting obligations. Family office services can include:
Estate & Trust Services...Estates and trusts are governed by the California Probate Code and are subject to oversight by the California courts. Niman & Associates has substantial experience in preparing accounts and reports that comply with the exacting legal requirements of the Probate Code. We will work with attorneys, trustees, financial intermediaries and advisers, and others to plan and maintain trusts. The comprehensive services offered by Niman & Associates include the following:
Business & Individual Tax Service...Niman & Associates provides a full array of tax services. In addition to helping individual clients to comply with federal and state tax filing requirements, Niman & Associates has significant experience with the tax compliance issues of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations. Our expertise includes assistance to the multi-jurisdiction entity, and we offer multi-state and international tax compliance and planning services. Tax preparation services include the preparation of income tax returns, property tax renditions, business license forms, and payroll and sales tax returns; the computation of estimated taxes; and projections of estimated tax exposure and liability.
Accounting & Consulting Services...Accounting and consulting services. Niman & Associates has substantial experience in tax planning, consulting and accounting services. We provide accounting and bookkeeping services including write up work and financial statement preparation, both for businesses and (increasingly) for individuals who actively manage their financial affairs. This compliments the tax planning as one element of overall financial planning. We integrate these services with our clientsí long term objectives, and look for all alternatives to a given course of action. Our services include overall tax minimization for individuals and families and their ventures; assistance with corporate and entity structures; and the review of tax strategies, investments and insurance coverage. While we consult on insurance, investments and mortgage vehicles we do not sell, receive commission or any other remuneration on client decisions.
Niman & Associates, Inc
2260 E. Maple Ave.
El Segundo, California 90245
Weekdays, 8-5PM PST
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