According to CNBC, Andy Friedman is “one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on all things political.” An expert on political affairs, Andy explains the ever changing, sometimes confusing, and often crazy world of Washington in a straightforward bipartisan manner. He is known for predicting the outcomes of Washington deliberations and providing financial advisors and investors with strategies to consider in light of the changing political landscape.
Andy was a senior partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for almost thirty years, serving as head of the tax and corporate groups. He received his bachelor degree as valedictorian from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and his law degree from the Harvard Law School.
Andy also served as tax counsel to Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.
Andy appears on CNBC, which refers to him as “Wall Street’s Tax Expert” and calls him “one of Washington’s savviest political observers.” Andy also has appeared on the Larry Kudlow Show, the Fox Business Channel, and POTUS radio, has been profiled in the Washington Post and Research Magazine, and is quoted extensively in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to USA Today.
Andy is included in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers’ America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which notes that “Andy’s ability to combine vast knowledge and a practical mindset permits him to convey the most complex of tax concepts in layman’s terms. He is the expert’s expert. If every lawyer were like him, the world would be a much better place.”
Andy discusses the impact of the new tax law on individuals and families.
Jeff updates an audience on the new normal that is Washington D.C., status of the healthcare debate, fiscal realities facing our country, tax reform and the opportunities that tax changes may present investors.
In case you had something better to do last night rather than watching 5 hours of town halls, here are a couple of reads letting you know the important takeaways.
Very important case goes before the Supreme Court this week. Should citizenship question be added to every census questionnaire? Useful for accuracy and necessary or intimidating and resulting in undercounts?
Did you hear about the big report released yesterday? No, not that one, the International Trade Commission scoring report about the NAFTA replacement deal, USMCA! Shows positive, but small, impact for USA.
Congress planning to negotiations for the FY2020 budget ceiling numbers after April recess. POTUS generally stays out of these discussions, but Trump laid down some red lines that's complicating negotiations. Keep in mind, this is just the top line numbers.…
We rarely drill down into state issues. We have plenty to keep us busy in DC. But we've discussed the trends of states taking more divergent paths than DC on various issues. Dem Govs making swift changes as they take states over.