Geoffrey Cone Offers Expertise in the Field of Tax Law


The co-founder of the nationally renowned New Zealand law firm, Cone Marshall, has recently offered his expertise in tax law to the owners of several New Zealand law firms in an effort to train new professionals and serve the citizens of New Zealand. Geoffrey Cone, the CEO of ConeMarshall who has an extensive background in tax law and trust establishment that was developed over his 30 year career, has developed a focused plan to improve the tax and trust industry in New Zealand and around the world. During an interview with a business weekly magazine, Cone stated that his expertise in the field of tax law is currently helping new legal professionals to establish reputable tax firms, develop business plans with long-term objectives, and create incentives for clients that create stable relationships.


Establishment of Reputable Tax Firms

During his interview with one of New Zealand’s business weekly publications, Geoffrey Cone stated that his contribution to the education of new legal professionals is currently helping new attorneys to build reputable tax firms. Cone educates new professionals through the recently developed consultation services offered by the Cone Marshall law firm. Cone stated that the establishment of reputable tax firms is the most important step in the development of a community that is brimming with excellent tax and trust establishment services.


Development of Business Plans With Long-Term Objectives

Geoffrey Cone also discussed the importance of educating new professionals about the development of business plans that implement a long-term perspective. Cone stated that business plans often focus on the issues like client intake and cash flow options but neglect aspects of long term development. Cone described the process that he endured during the development of Cone Marshall as a journey that requires business owners to operate with an end goal in mind. By sharing his tax law and business development expertise with new professionals, Cone hopes to inspire attorneys to complete the journey of business ownership.


Creation of Incentives for Clients

As he wrapped up his interview with the business weekly magazine, Geoffrey Cone discussed the development of incentive programs for the clients of newly established tax and trust establishment firms. Cone stated that the implementation of client incentives in a newly established law firm can create a positive relationship between the firm’s owners and the firm’s clients. Cone hopes to continue to offer the wisdom he has earned through years of service in the legal profession to those who are new to the tax law industry.


Martin Lustgarten Moving Forward with Investment Banking Success

While the rest of the world is pulling their collective hair out over the stock returns or lack thereof in the last few months, there have been some individuals who have actually done a tremendous job with respect to their returns. However, the one point to judge success on in the investment field is not actually returns.

This might sound like a shock but when it comes to returns you can get lucky and it doesn’t mean that you did everything right. It’s like throwing all of your money down on the lottery or in a casino. It doesn’t mean you were smart and made a good bet just because you win. You just defied the odds. Over time, however, those odds will make you pay if you aren’t aware of them. The one key you should think about is whether or not you are actually investing correctly and bearing the right amount of risk. For those individuals who need assistance, that’s where you find an investment banker to help. And, for those individuals who want one of the top investment bankers, it is Martin Lustgarten who you should be turning to.

Martin Lustgarten is an individual who has tremendous experience in the financial world. That being said, it isn’t just his ability to understand finance that has allowed him to progress so far and make so many changes. Martin Lustgarten understands that it isn’t just about having a solid operation in place that can actually generate wealth, but rather it should be about having a relationship where you can manage the amount of risk that occurs.

Not only are there people who are going to barely know what investments are, but there will also be people who will make bad decisions just because they don’t fully know what is going on and haven’t been through it all before. People like Martin Lustgarten are not only fully able to help in these scenarios, but they are also able to help teach others and instill confidence in them overall. At the end of the day, that’s how financial experts should be evaluated and that’s what Martin Lustgarten does.

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Well Known Antique Arms Historian and Writer Michael Zomber

Michael Zomber is one of the most passionate individuals of antique arms. For forty years he has studied and collected a vast amount of arms from past historical eras. With this collection and frequent study, Michael has accumulated lots of knowledge which he has been looking to share with others. As a result he has appeared on a number of television shows on the History Channel. During his appearances on the History Channel, Michael has talked about the various antique arms he has collected and their significance in the many armed conflicts that they were used in. However antique arms such as guns are not the only weapons that Zomber is very passionate about.

Zomber is very passionate about samurai swords as well and has collected many of these over the years. Like the antique arms, Michael has frequently studied the samurai swords and has gathered a lot of knowledge about them. However instead of talking about them on television he has made a number of stories. These stories have depicted the armed conflicts and times that these swords were used. He has made these stories in the form of screenplays and novels. Each of these writing projects have provided a look into the life, times and use of the samurai swords. As well as writing screenplays and novels, Michael has made a documentary film from his film company Renascent Films LLC.

While Michael Zomber is very passionate about antique arms and samurai swords, he believed that it would be in his best interest to pursue philanthropy. He is very aware of the negative consequences of warfare and therefore participates in organizations that advocate peace. Over the years Michael has helped a number of organizations prevent war, provide better healthcare and provide more quality education. As a result Michael has contributed to helping make the world a better place for others.

With his knowledge of antique arms, Michael has established himself as one of the more prominent historians. He is among the most trusted individuals when it comes to talking about weapons from past historical eras. As a result he is currently an active speaker on television as well as making stories about these unique historical time periods.  Check out Michael’s full story on

Securus Investigation Continues to Examine Breaches by Global Tel Link

In an ongoing investigation, Securus technologies will be releasing additional information about the wrongdoings and integrity breaches by Global Tel Link. In 1998, the Louisiana Public Service Commission found that there were a number of infractions that were damaging to GTL with their service to the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Some of the actions noted within the 17 page report (order number U-20784-B)include:
Global Tel Link changed the clocks 15 or 36 seconds ahead to add charges to calls.
– Global Tel Link programmed the phones to charge calls with more expensive rates than were allowed under the current tariffs or Louisiana Public Service Commission rate caps.
– Global Tel Link “inflated charges to its customers” and added extra charges to the calls after they were calculated.
– Global Tel Link condoned the practice of billing a single call more than one time
These unlawful activities occurred over 18 years ago but Securus is upset over the reflection these activities has on the industry overall. If Louisiana taxpayers had to pay more because of dishonesty then even happening a long time ago means these actions are wrong and attention must be brought to this issue. Securus will continue to shame GTL into conducting their business with more integrity and elevate the levels of honesty and professionalism of the industry as a whole.

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Build an Effective Online Reputation management Plan for Better Results

Online reputation management is vital to any business that desires to succeed. Customers or people who need to work with a given business are always looking information about a company online. As Information technology is growing at, we understand that online reputation management should be managed professionally so that any negative information is avoided always.


Content managing and, public relations is vital to any business but there must be an additional gem into the management. An online reputation that should be positively built needs more than just the two and, they cannot be able to push the reputation to the standard that it is needed. For a brand to have the right reputation, businesses should be ready to invest in SEO specialist since depending on content marketers is not efficient. Content marketing plays their role better when guided and, aided by a specialist to rank the search engine of a business.


Currently online reputation management has to be mixed with social media platforms in whatever the niche that an individual is operating in. It is vital to understand how your company is interacting with people who are prospective consumers on the social platforms. Building a strong reputation using the social media platform always ensures that one is able to have a clear feedback on how the targeted market and other partners feel about your business.


Social media accounts such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook are vital in improving the reputation of a company. Be active in using the platforms since it reflects how people are eager and, ready to be part of your success. There will be a variety of feedback available on the social media platforms. It is vital that you use the feedback well such as criticisms or recommendations that viewers may be having regarding your company.


Online reputation management should be a worthy investment to have as a company. Do not be afraid of seeking any assistance from when needing to clean up bad reviews online. The first impression means a lot and through social media and by occupying the ten results on the search engine, customers who need to work with you will be available.


Stephen Murray’s Loss Is Still Felt By His Family And Colleagues

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital, well-known private equity investor and former CEO of CCMP Capital Advisors died at home on March 12, 2015, at age 52. Due to health reason, he had recently resigned from the New York-based equity and buyout firm, formerly known as JP Morgan Partners.

The new CEO, Greg Brenneman, expressed his sympathy at the loss of a friend and terrific deal maker. Murray is survived by his wife and college sweetheart, their four sons, his parents and his brothers, his sister and their families.

Raised in Westchester County, a scenic New York City suburb, Murray attended Boston College and then went on to Columbia University where he earned his MBA. Murray’s career took off rapidly; he began as a credit trainee at Manufacturers Hanover.

In just four years, Murray rose to VP of Middle-Market Lending. After several mergers, Murray found himself working for JPMorgan as head of the firm’s buyout business and at JPMorgan Partners, which then became CCMP Capital Partners.

Back in 2007, Stephen Murray was CEO of a new company, minus the JPMorgan branding. CCMP Capital raised $3.4 billion in its first fundraising effort, with 80 percent of the money coming from outside investors.

This was due to Murray’s ability to build new relationships and reassure investors that CCMP had a good strategy and capability to execute it. At JPMorgan Partners, the average investment was $25 million, however, CCMP now handles deals with an average investment of $200 million.  Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital:
Stephen Murray was married to his wife Tami for 29 years. They raised their family in Stamford, CT, where Murray was known as a kind and compassionate man. He was active in numerous charities, including the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

His commitment to the food bank was so great that Murray’s family asked mourners not to send flowers. Instead, the family asked people to send donations to the food bank.

SEC Whistle Reward Program

In 2010 July, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act that is also known as Dodd-Frank formed the SEC Whistleblower Reward Program. If offers the whistleblowers with a strong financial inducement, and considerable protection, for exposure of evil deeds to the SEC.

SEC Whistle Awards

Under the plan, the SEC will give out awards to whistleblowers that provide unique information that can lead to SEC enforcement measures with total civil fines more than 1 million US dollars. A whistleblower might get an award of between 10-30% of the total sanctions imposed.

Original information will lead to a successful enforcement measure if either:

• The information gathered caused the employee to start an investigation, revive investigation, or inquiry into various conduct as part of the existing investigation. The Commission brought a successful measure based in entire or in a portion on conducted that was the topic of the original information.
• The conduct was ready under assessment or investigation, and the initial information considerably contributed to the success of the action.

In calculating the percentage, the SEC ponders the facts and circumstances of every case. For instance, positive factors might comprise the importance of the information, the level of assistance offered by the whistleblower and the SEC whistleblower lawyer, and the law enforcement’s interests at stake.

From the time the law was made effective, the SEC has rewarded more than 54 million US dollars to 22 whistleblowers. During the 2015 financial year alone, the SEC paid 37 US dollars to 8 whistleblowers. Most remarkably, 30 million US dollars award was given to a whistleblower that provided original information that led to a successful enforcement measure. Currently, this is the top award given to a whistleblower.

Anonymous reporting to the SEC

A whistleblower is allowed to present information anonymously to the SEC If represented by the counsel. A whistleblower might remain unidentified, even to the SEC, up to the time the award will be issued. On the other hand, the identity of the whistleblower is not made accessible to the public.

Protection against whistleblower retaliation

Whistleblowers are also given considerable protection against retaliation. Particularly, an employer does not have the power to suspend, relegate, intimidate, and stalk, openly or indirectly, or in any approach of discrimination to a whistleblower because of reporting wrongdoing. If the employer revenges because the Whistlerblower has reported, the law will offer a considerable amnesty.

Wen By Chaz Dean: A Review

In a recent Bustle article, fashion & beauty expert Emily McClure documented the use of Wen by Chaz Dean products on her hair through a series of photos, uploaded Youtube videos and a brief description of the effects on the “not shampoo” on her hair.
One of the interesting things to note about Wen by Chaz Dean products is that it is quite clearly NOT a shampoo. Shampoo — no matter who makes it, or where it’s sold from — has one active main ingredient: sodium laurel (or laureth) sulfate, often abbreviated to SLS. This ingredient is a detergent — hence the “bubbles” that form when you shampoo your hair — but it also has another effect: it denatures (breaks down) proteins. Since your hair is made up of a protein called keratin, you can see why shampoo breaks your hair down.

But, as the article proves, Wen by Chaz Dean works completely differently. Because the conditioner contains no SLS, there’s no denaturing of the proteins in your hair. As an end result, your hair will look and feel thicker just after the first use. And while it may seem as though you’re using an obscene amount of product — especially when compared to the amount of product you typically use with regular shampoo and conditioner, it’s well worth every penny…or every pump, such as it were.

Overall, Wen by Chaz Dean is an amazing product, and one that all women, of all hair lengths and types, should consider using. Wen is available online via

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Feeling JustFab for Summer 16


Ladies summer is here and it is sizzling and scorching. Even in this record heat, it is imperative to look awesome; because we all no if you look great, you feel even greater. Online retailer, JustFab has some hot summer looks that are trendy and fun. The new arrivals for summer 16 is more then enough reason to revel in pure unadulturated summer time bliss.

Where else can shoe lovers go for awesome BOGO sales and or the infamous 2 pair for 39.95? The shoe styles are endless, which include: gladiators, heeled sandles and lace ups. Just make sure you get that long overdue pedi and let those toes breath. Gladiator sandals are hitting the scene with a fierceness and show no signs of going away. The shoe Gods are giddy with excitement, especially because there is a show room tailored based on each person’s shoe preferences.

The shopper is prompted to take a short quiz at the beginning of account set-up to determine her own unique taste. Awwww! It does not get any better then that.

JustFab has dresses and tops also that fit any occasion and body type. The bohemian style dresses and tops are so feminine and elegant and are making a comeback. Thank goodness to that. JustFab has the perfect boho tops and dresses to spruce up your life.

Don’t be afraid of color either. Color is your friend and sure to add a pop to any look. Colors like orange, yellow and hot pink add spunk and you can either dress them up or down. Now is the best time to incorporate floral too, which adds such a softness. There is a new blue floral high low dress that just arrived and it was love at first sight. (Added it to cart and proceeded to check out.)

The online retailer has numerous options that have arrived to keep anyone up to par this season. Why miss miss out? Be JustFab this summer. Be bold and feel great.
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Venezuela’s 2 Day Work Week Extended

As El Nacional reported, state employees in Venezuela can now return to work on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until 1:00 pm. The increase from the two day work week to three is due to the rising levels of water at the Guir reservoir, which helps to supply the country’s electricity.
The country has previously decreed a two day work week for state employees in an effort to cut the cost and consumption of electricity. In addition, schools had been closing on Fridays and the government imposed strict electricity quotas on the weekend. This decree has helped to decrease the amount of electricity used in Venezuela.

Critics to this decree, like David Osio stated that closing schools on Fridays hurt children, limiting their education. They are also stating that the rationing is due to corruption by the government as well as poor management.

These cuts are the latest in addition to shortages of many food items and medicine, as well as rising prices.