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.
New @AP poll suggests strengthening support for "previous job experience" in Dem primary voters. Also, poll shows how early we are in this process. Voter knowledge is still quite low re candidates and platforms.
Financial transaction/trading & wealth taxation will likely play a significant role in Dem debates Wed & Thur this week.
"Tax us more", say some ultra wealthy.
Debate rules will hinder thoughtful answers.
Top issue for voters? Healthcare. POTUS claims GOP is the party of healthcare while Dems focus on Medicare 4 All. What do voters want? Lower out of pocket costs.
Access to healthcare in rural America, a growing challenge.
Update on repatriated corporate profits. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gave corporate America the opportunity to bring foreign profits back to the US at lower tax rates. The dollars are flowing back to the US, but not in the amounts predicted.