Related Party Transactions
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|Related Party Transactions||
9. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Accounts receivable – related parties of $376,615 and $71,650 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, represents the net realizable value of advances made to related, but independent, entities under common management, of which $356,697 and $4,644 respectively, represents amounts owed to the Company in connection with expense sharing agreements as described below.
See Note 5 – Investments and Fair Value of Financial Instruments, for information related to investments in related parties.
On April 1, 2010, the Company entered into an agreement with a related, but independent, entity under common management, of which GGH’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and GGH’s Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) is Chief Financial Officer, to share expenses such as office space, support staff and other operating expenses. The agreement was amended on January 1, 2017 to reflect the current use of personnel, office space, professional services. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company recorded a contra-expense of $156,384 and $346,273, respectively, and during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recorded a contra-expense of $87,719 and $227,378, respectively, related to the reimbursement of general and administrative expenses as a result of the agreement. The entity owed $356,697 and $4,644, respectively, as of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, under such and similar prior agreements.
The Company had an expense sharing agreement with a different related entity to share expenses such as office space and other clerical services which was terminated in August 2017. The owners of more than 5% of that entity include (i) GGH’s chairman, and (ii) a more than 5% owner of GGH. The entity owed $396,116 to the Company under the expense sharing agreement at each of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, of which the entire balance is deemed unrecoverable and reserved.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef