ProfNet Experts Available on Electronic Design Automation, Estate Tax Mistakes, More Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition. 

If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started.

If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at profnet@profnet.com.

EXPERT ALERTS

  • Primitive Data Exchange of Electronic Design Automation: Embarrassment to Electronics Community?
  • Gandolfini's Giant Estate Tax Mistake Will Cost Heirs Millions
  • DOMA Decision Leaves Taxing Questions

MEDIA JOBS

  • Senior Editor – AllRecipes (IA)
  • Business Writer – IBISWorld (CA)
  • Managing Editor – Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health (NY)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • Media 411: More Newspaper Layoffs
  • Grammar Hammer: Pleading the Case
  • How to Use Twitter to Land Writing Assignments

****************

EDITOR'S NOTE:

Have you gotten a great source from ProfNet? Do you want to see your picture on the big screen in Times Square? Share your ProfNet success stories and you just might. All you have to do is "like" our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ProfNetOnFB) and leave a post on our wall sharing with us your best ProfNet success story (make sure to include a link to the article!). Each month, we'll select our favorite success story, and that person will get his/her picture posted in the heart of New York City: the Reuters sign in Times Square. More info here: http://bit.ly/ZUlnUC

****************

EXPERT ALERTS:

Primitive Data Exchange of Electronic Design Automation: Embarrassment to Electronics Community?
Patrick Mannion
Vice President/Brand Director Electronics Group
UBM Tech
It is widely acknowledged that society has been dramatically impacted by electronics. A substantial behind-the-scenes enabler of today's digitally empowered society has been the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. Electrical engineer and EE Times member, Vince Mazur, Principal Consultant, Intelligent Marketing, shared his first-hand experience and opinions about the EDA industry as well as its systems today and throughout the years in the blog post "An Embarrassment to the Electronics Community." Mazur draws attention to the primitive distribution medium of EDA designs.  With the sophistication of the electronics landscape Mazur asked the EE Times community if the data exchange methods available today are the best that can be offered or if it is an embarrassment to the electronics industry. Several EE Times readers agree that the data exchange methods are an issue, but believe there are promising new formats on the horizon, while others face similar data exchange issues with other forms of electronics design as well. To read the complete story or to join in the conversation on EETimes.com, see: An Embarrassment to the Electronics Community.
Website: http://www.eetimes.com
Link: http://bit.ly/158fhDJ
Media Contacts: Patrick Mannion, patrick.mannion@ubm.com; Brian Bailey, Contributing Technical Editor, EDA, brian_bailey@acm.org

Gandolfini's Giant Estate Tax Mistake Will Cost Heirs Millions
Ronald Fatoullah, Esq.
New York Elder Law, & Trusts & Estates Attorney
Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
"The recent death of James Gandolfini was sudden and completely unexpected. His abrupt departure saddened many, including surviving family members, fellow actors, colleagues and adoring fans. When a beloved family member dies, the loss is deep and palpable and sometimes coping with mundane matters is quite difficult. Unfortunately, Mr. Gandolfini's poor estate planning prior to his demise has added insult to injury. No one anticipates dying prematurely, so his lack of adequate planning is understandable, but it also underscores how imperative it is to engage in estate planning when one is healthy and vital."
Fatoullah is available to discuss ways to prevent mistakes when planning an estate. He is the founder and managing attorney of Ronald Fatoullah & Associates, a New York law firm that exclusively focuses on the legal and financial challenges of aging: elder law, estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, asset preservation, probate, wills, trusts, guardianships, veteran planning, and planning for same-sex couples.
Website: http://www.fatoullahlaw.com 
Media Contact: Carol Schell, cschell@fatoullahlaw.com

DOMA Decision Leaves Taxing Questions
Michael Abbott
Tax/Employee Benefits Attorney
Gardere Wynne Sewell in Houston
"As the emotional dust begins to settle on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act, the full impact of the ruling is only beginning to develop. At this point, it seems that there is much more that we don't know than what we do. Among the unknowns is the legal standing of married, same-sex couples living in a state that does not recognize the marriage and the possible retroactivity of the decision. The high court's ruling could have particular impact on a sponsoring employer's pension, 401(k) or welfare plans, which were already notoriously difficult to administer and ripe for errors. This decision will only add to administrative complexity."
Media Contact: Rhonda Reddick, rhonda@androvett.com

****************

MEDIA JOBS:

Following are links to job listings for staff and freelance writers, editors and producers. You can view these and more job listings on our Job Board: http://bit.ly/pncjobboard

See more listings here.

*****************

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at profnetalerts@prnewswire.com

  • MEDIA 411: MORE NEWSPAPER LAYOFFS. Last week there were more newspaper layoffs – this time at Cleveland's Plain Dealer. Sure, layoffs are a part of work life, but what's going on?  http://bit.ly/12JwcMD   
  • GRAMMAR HAMMER: PLEADING THE CASE. When discussing a court case, would you say that someone "pled" guilty or "pleaded" guilty? Cathy Spicer, aka The Grammar Hammer, fills us in on which to use: http://bit.ly/16etj3u
  • HOW TO USE TWITTER TO LAND WRITING ASSIGNMENTS. A great many writers are not only using Twitter to share their stories and make connections, but also to land assignments. How? Katrina Woznicki shares her tips: http://bit.ly/19x7HEl

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire. To submit a request for experts: http://bit.ly/findexperts  To search the ProfNet Connect experts database: http://www.profnetconnect.com  To contact ProfNet by phone: +1-800-PROFNET, ext. 1  To share a thought on Expert Alerts: profnetalerts@prnewswire.com

SOURCE ProfNet



RELATED LINKS
http://www.profnet.com

More by this Source


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.