Cashing in on Bad Checks

By: Matthew M. Young, Attorney As a financial institution, credit unions expect to incur certain losses for members who pass bad checks; however, it is critical to utilize methods available in the law to curb such abuse. In Ohio and most states, such activity qualifies as a criminal act and is compensable with treble damages…

1099-C Filings

By Matthew M. Young, Attorney With tax season upon us, I want to remind credit unions of their obligation to timely file form 1099-Cs in cases of certain satisfied and charged off debts. A credit union that forgives or writes off $600 or more of a debt’s principal, not including amounts attributable to interest or…

Powers of Attorney-Built to Last

By Matthew M. Young, Attorney Any credit union accepting powers of attorney (POA) should know that a POA ceases upon the death of the principal.  A lesser known fact relates to durable powers of attorney; the durable POA survives incapacity (i.e., an individual unable to manage their business/property affairs due to, most commonly, cognition issues). …