Insights Seminar For Government Contractors, held Feb. 7 by MKS&H


2013 New Tax Legislation and Health Care Update & How to Use Joint Ventures to Capture Federal Government Opportunities

McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond (MKS&H), a CPA and business consulting firm specializing in government contracting for small businesses, along with strategic partner, Amadeo Law Firm, will present a February seminar focusing on the changing tax landscape for small businesses and joint venturing initiatives for 2013.

The breakfast seminar will be held on Thursday, February 7 at Ceresville Mansion in Frederick, Md.

The seminar is designed to provide small business owners and leaders information on the new tax legislation approved by the Congress on January 2, as well as discuss the provisions of the health care law that will effect businesses in 2013. Additionally, it will discuss the rules on joint ventures that enable businesses to form strategic teaming relationships to secure federal government contracts. It will also cover opportunities for joint ventures to win contracts set aside for small businesses, including 8(a), HUBZone, service-disabled veteran-owned, and women-owned small businesses.

The seminar will begin at 8 a.m. with networking and breakfast and end at 11 a.m. after a question and answer session with the speakers.

Speakers include:

Mark A. Amadeo, Esq., President at Amadeo Law Firm
Amadeo is the founder of the Amadeo Law Firm, PLLC, a consultation and litigation boutique with offices in Washington, D.C. and Frederick, Md. Amadeo has over 15 years of litigation and transaction experience, and serves commercial clients of all sizes in diverse industries, from Fortune 200 companies to small government IT contractors. He counsels the firm’s for profit and nonprofit clients on a wide range of issues including federal, state and local government contracting issues, and employment and employee benefit matters. Amadeo recently served on the State of Maryland’s Minority Business Enterprise Advisory Committee, which is charged with reviewing MBE certification applications by government contractors. He also has given presentations on local, state and federal government contracting issues and employment issues, and has been a contributing author to the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Law treatise.

Paul M. Steckel, CPA at MKS&H
As a MKS&H tax partner, Steckel provides corporate and individual tax planning and preparation, estate planning and personal financial planning. His 25 years of experience have been directed to a wide range of industries, including trade and professional associations, other nonprofit clients and owner-managed, for-profit companies. For small business owners in the government contracting arena, Steckel has prepared Corporate, S Corporation and Partnership/LLC tax returns and assists them with tax projections and tax planning. Steckel considers the overall tax picture of the business and its owners. He understands the tax issues related to government contractors, including the need to balance the accounting requirements of FAR with the related tax effect.

Tim Stolz, CPA, Senior Accountant
Stolz specializes in tax and business advisory services with MKS&H. He assists his clients with a variety of their tax and accounting needs including: income tax planning, tax compliance, month-end close processes and internal financial statements.

The price of the breakfast event is $15; however space is limited. To register, please contact Sara Lanns, Event and Marketing Coordinator at 410-296-6200, or visit the Web site.

About MKS&H
McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond (MKS&H) is a CPA and professional service firm with offices in Frederick and Hunt Valley. MKS&H helps organizational leaders become more successful by advising them regarding their financial, technology and management needs.

Amadeo Law firm
Founded by counsel with extensive high-stakes litigation experience, the Amadeo Law Firm is a sophisticated litigation and consulting boutique that represents Fortune 200, local and nonprofit companies, as well as entrepreneurs. The Amadeo Law Firm advises clients on government contracting, employee benefit and employment matters.

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