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Articles featuring Williams & Jensen and our team
Proposed Regulations on Normal Retirement Age
By Tony Roda
In January 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations on the applicability of the 2007 normal retirement age (NRA) regulations to state and local governmental pension plans, i.e., public pension plans that meet the definition of Internal Revenue Code section 414(d). While final regulations on NRA were promulgated in 2007, the applicability of those rules to state and local government pension plans was delayed by a series of Treasury-IRS guidance. The article discusses the unique issues involved in applying the rules to state and local pension plans and explains the structure proposed 2016 regulation, including the safe harbor regime.
ForMin Comanescu met AMRO's president, Eric Stewart
Eric Stewart, President of the American-Romanian Business Council (AMRO), and Williams & Jensen Principal, met with Romania’s Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu on January 13. “The Foreign Minister reiterated on the occasion the Romanian Government's commitment to consolidating the economic dimension of the Romania - USA Strategic Partnership. According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) release, Lazar Comanescu underlined the role AMRO can play in stimulating investment and bilateral commercial exchanges.”
Williams & Jensen’s George Baker Leads Successful Effort to Repeal Crude Oil Export Ban
BloombergBusiness reports on the campaign to enact repeal of the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports, led by Williams & Jensen’s George Baker: “Normally issues these days take a much longer time frame to develop,” said George Baker, head of the Producers for American Crude Oil Exports coalition. “But the persistence of the champions of this on the Hill,” along with the corporate involvement, helped rapidly propel the cause.
Williams & Jensen’s Steve Hart and Susan Hirschmann Ranked in The Hill’s Top Lobbyists of 2015
By The Hill
The Hill ranked Williams & Jensen CEO Susan Hirschmann and Chairman J. Steven Hart among the “Top Lobbyists of 2015”.
Fall, 2015 SUNY Buffalo Law School Forum: “A Passion for Teaching”
By SUNY Buffalo Law School Forum
The State University of New York Buffalo Law School magazine profiles alumni and Williams & Jensen Principal David Franasiak as one of the adjunct professors in the school’s New York City Program in Finance and Law.
Pavement Preservation Journal: D.C. ‘DRIVE’ to Long-Term Program
By Tracy D. Taylor
Key to successful pavement preservation programs and sound transportation policy is the assurance of predictable, adequate, long-term funding for surface transportation.