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SEC Law Firm

Dec 27, 2013 | in Featured Articles, News, North America, Spotlight

SEC Law Firm

Not all law firms have the expertise to work with companies in China. In fact, relatively speaking, very few do. It’s as tough a legal environment as you’re likely to encounter. However, one of the firms that has thrived in this challenging landscape is the SEC Law firm. Understanding China’s laws also means understanding how various components of Chinese society interact – their businesses, government agencies, cultural tendencies, and historical prejudices. The SEC Law Firm understands this interaction and has, therefore, been...

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The Origin of Christmas

Dec 24, 2013 | in Europe, Featured Articles, News, North America

The Origin of Christmas

Although some may believe that Christmas has its origin in Christianity, that assumption would be false. As it turns out, the origin of Christmas pre-dates Christianity and began as a pagan celebration. In fact, December 25th is a date on which a number of pagan gods were supposedly born and there were, therefore, a number of pagan celebrations held on that date. One festival held on December 25th recognized a heroic supernatural figure that visits an evergreen tree and leaves gifts on December 25th. In addition, in ancient Babylon, December...

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Typebird Design Studio

Dec 20, 2013 | in Featured Articles, News, North America, Spotlight

Typebird Design Studio

One of the reasons that our web site has looked as good as it has over the years is due to the extraordinary work of two people, Dr. Kevin Hunter of Silver Bay Technologies, and Tammy Fluech of Typebird Design Studio. Kevin has an extraordinary grasp of all things technical, and manages our Thornhill Capital web site, thornhillcapital.net. Tammy is the creative person behind both my Thornhill Capital and author blog sites, as well as our Spotlight segments. When my partner Dave Dodge and I started discussing setting up a blog site some time...

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Dave Dodge

Dec 13, 2013 | in Featured Articles, News, North America, Spotlight

Dave Dodge

Dave Dodge is one of those people who makes things happen. Dave is my business partner at Thornhill Capital and, in the more than a decade we’ve worked together, I can say that you’ll never find a more competent accounting and finance person. Period. Dave is a graduate of Yale University, a CPA who formerly worked for Ernst & Young, and has served as the CFO for of a number of companies, both domestic and international. In fact, he has more than 15 years of experience in financial reporting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and...

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KL Gates

Dec 6, 2013 | in Asia, Europe, Featured Articles, News, North America, Spotlight

KL Gates

One of the attorneys that Thornhill Capital has had the pleasure of working with over the past decade has been Clay Parker from KL Gates. Clay is a securities partner out of the firm’s Miami office. I’ve worked with Clay on a number of transactions in China, Europe, and North America. Even though our offices are two hours apart by car, there was a time when we’d constantly run into each other in China more than the US. I use that to illustrate that Clay is a hands on attorney who doesn’t just sit at his desk and give you advice. In my...

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The Origin of Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2013 | in Featured Articles, News, North America

The Origin of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays you just feel good about. It’s a holiday that conjures up images, at least for me, of turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and all the other trimmings that have long been banished from any healthy-living cook book. In fact, for many, Thanksgiving revolves around the Thanksgiving meal with the origin of the holiday largely forgotten. Therefore, I thought it’d be interesting to illustrate exactly how Thanksgiving came about. During their first winter in America, the pilgrims who landed in Plymouth,...

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Anti-Counterfeiting a Nation’s Currency

Nov 26, 2013 | in Asia, China, Featured Articles, News, North America

Anti-Counterfeiting a Nation’s Currency

Counterfeiting has been a fact of life throughout history, recorded as far back as Roman emperor Domitian, in 81 AD. At that time Lydian coins, the currency of the day, were counterfeited by using copper cores covered in a silver coating. Counterfeiting has occurred almost continuously since that time. Not only is counterfeiting used as a method of accumulating wealth, but it’s also used as a means of destabilizing a rival government’s economy. As examples, counterfeiting for the purpose of economic destabilization has been employed by the...

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Silver Bay Technologies

Nov 22, 2013 | in Featured Articles, News, North America, Spotlight

Silver Bay Technologies

There’s very few definitive statements one can use in business, but I can tell you that if you have a software, engineering, or intellectual property issue, the “go to” company is, without a doubt, Silver Bay Technologies. Thornhill Capital has worked with Rob Durst and Kevin Hunter, the principals at Silver Bay Technologies, for quite some time. In fact, it’s been so long I can’t remember the date we started working with them. During that time Kevin and Rob have implemented the technology we needed to stay ahead of the changes...

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Weinberg & Company

Nov 15, 2013 | in Featured Articles, News, North America, Spotlight

Weinberg & Company

In the process of performing our forensic due diligence and other financial services, Thornhill Capital frequently works side by side with many accounting firms. These firms have included the Big Four, as well as those firms which rank just under this bracket. One of the finest of these firms is Weinberg & Company, a leading international and multi-office CPA firm. Thornhill Capital has had the pleasure of working with Corey Fischer, Managing Partner, and John Lucas, Director of Assurance and Audit Practice, both out of the Los Angeles...

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Canadian Thanksgiving

Oct 24, 2013 | in Featured Articles, News, North America

Canadian Thanksgiving

When most Americans think of Thanksgiving we conjure up an image of a uniquely American holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, with turkey and all the trimmings as our traditional meal. We believe Thanksgiving to be a uniquely American holiday. However, Canada’s Thanksgiving actually pre-dates that of the United States, and is held on the second Monday in October. There’s no one origin for Canadian Thanksgiving. Instead, it resulted from combining a number of different celebrations of giving thanks. One such celebration,...

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