Category: Guest Blog

In My View

Dear Friends: This blog post is a guest piece written by Mr. Steven Albrecht, President and CEO of Charter Trust Company, Concord, NH. I hope you enjoy his 2014 assessment of the financial markets. Mr. Albrecht can be reached at 603-224-1350, or via email at Best wishes, Ray Pinard ———————– Portfolio Review This is… Read More »

Federal Taxes Don’t Look Like You’d Think

By Charlie Arlinghaus at The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy – As originally published in the New Hampshire Union Leader  Because the numbers are so large, most people don’t bother to look at federal taxes and end up making assumptions that are at odds with the actual numbers. Federal taxes and the federal budget are very different from… Read More »

The U.S. large cap stock market is headed for another record high. Is it over valued, fair, undervalued?

The answer is YES! Wondering where the market is headed? The Market Discussion from Charter Trust Company provides us with a great up-to-date analysis concerning the current valuation of the U.S. markets and the factors that may influence market movements going forward. I want to thank Mr. Steven Albrecht, Chairman, Charter Trust Company, for providing… Read More »

Can a company director always obtain access to the advice of counsel that was provided to the company?

A guest post from Nixon Peabody’s Commercial Litigation Alert by Stephen M. LaRose, Troy K. Lieberman, and Christopher E. Queenin The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC” or the “Court”) issued a recent decision that clarifies the circumstances in which members of a board of directors can access the company’s attorney-client privileged communications. In Chambers v. Gold Medal Bakery,… Read More »

IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations and Other Inflation-Adjusted Amounts for 2013

A guest article from my friends at By E. Drew Cheney On October 18, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service issued IR-2012-77, a news release announcing the 2013 inflation adjustments affecting pension plans and other retirement-related items.  The following are among the more significant changes (and non-changes) for 2013: The elective deferral limit for employees who participate… Read More »