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.
Eclectic reading today
We know the economy is growing, but are all citizen's participating?
City populations are growing more slowly vs. previous years. ow.ly/Px8550uoUmD
Senate not passing a lot of bills, frustrating some.
Great news! SECURE Act passed by the House! Senate will hopefully take up and pass RESA, a companion bill. The bills enhance savings options for retirement but curtails stretch IRA options. Also adds flexibility for 529 plans.
The headline says it all, "Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda"
It was a rough day yesterday in DC.
Also, Mnuchin testifies about debt ceiling. Highlights what we've been saying around potential mkt volatility.
Medicare For All hearings 2day
UMass completed analysis, saves money: ow.ly/BofD50umvuS
CBO report suggests it could be disruptive & challenging to implement: ow.ly/pAVh50umvuX
M4A plan actually more generous than other countries offerings: ow.ly/L49p50umvuQ