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SPS Newsflash, Schenkel and Levitt in The Hollywood Reporter

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The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Business Managers The moneymen and women on this third annual list handle the finances, and sometimes financial misfortunes, of Hollywood stars who need help with everything from taxes to stocks to investments to chrome-plated electric cars. Plus the ever-changing intersection of Wall Street and Wilshire as private money flows — and ebbs   Edited by Matthew Belloni Read More »

A New Way to Think About Business Management?

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SPS – providing business management services for more than 30 years Under the impression that business managers are just for movie stars? That was the case once upon a time. But Sobul, Primes & Schenkel partner Steve Levitt explains that, “Though business management was traditionally for the entertainment community, we expanded our business management services to support other types of Read More »

Newsflash – Steve Levitt Featured in The Hollywood Reporter

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The Hollywood Reporter – May 20, 2011 The Secrets of the Rich & Famous Hollywood’s business managers tell tales about their clients ($600,000 at Barneys!) and how they rein them in By Eriq Gardner Not long ago, a celebrity client of entertainment business manager Evan Bell came to him with news of a girlfriend in London. This wouldn’t be terribly Read More »

Harnessing the Horsepower

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The SPS Business Management story plays to a horse crowd in Kentucky As some of you may know, Valerie Chamberlain of our Business Management department is an avid equestrian…she just loves horses. Valerie joined a new organization, Women’s Horse Industry Association, and had the opportunity recently to attend a conference in Louisville, KY. Not only was she able to keep Read More »

The Maltese Connection

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Though this may sound like the latest espionage thriller, it’s actually an example of how SPS’s affiliation with CPA Associates International (CPAAI) delivers a powerful, global reach for our clients. You can learn more about CPAAI at our website: www.spscpa.com But, back to Malta. As you may know, Malta is an island nation of some 400,000 residents that lies about Read More »

Year-End Tax Planning

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Being proactive eliminates surprises and optimizes results A few thoughts from Steve Levitt, shareholder with emphasis on taxation As we approach the final quarter of 2009, it is time to consider year-end tax planning strategies. While tax planning is a year-round measure, it is a good idea to summarize your tax position before year-end.  Doing so allows you to: Understand Read More »

When is gone not really gone at all?

Staying Virtually Connected

SPS technology means staff are always within reach However much we love our offices on Wilshire Boulevard, it’s important for us to go out into the real world at times to meet with clients, participate in professional conferences and fulfill speaking engagements. These out-of-office experiences are an important part of a thriving accounting firm. In the past, out of the Read More »

An Appreciation for Depreciation

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New Depreciation Rules are Part of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 Earlier this year, the “Economic Stimulus Act of 2008” was passed in an effort to jumpstart the economy. In addition to the stimulus tax rebates for individuals and families, the new law includes a couple of business incentives that we want to make sure you know about, especially Read More »

Hong Kong: A local’s take on the great city

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Questions and Answers with Vivienne Lau, SPS Staff Accountant Q. What do you miss most about living in Hong Kong? A. I miss the liveliness. Hong Kong is a small but very densely populated city, just like New York. Hong Kong has a population of nearly seven million and most take public transportation to get around. There are a lot Read More »

Loan Crisis? Not if you have good credit and are a client of SPS

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How our special relationship with City National Bank benefits you Listening to the media about the crisis in the loan industry would leave anyone thinking it is virtually impossible to get a good loan these days. Whether that’s true or not for the general public, it isn’t for those with good credit, and those who are clients of Sobul, Primes Read More »