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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 3

    Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer – ABC New

    Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer – ABC New
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A businessman will get a new trial on mortgage fraud charges because his defense attorney was seen sleeping by the judge, witnesses and the federal court jurors who convicted him last year. U.S. District Judge Donetta…
  • May 2

    Conviction in Credit Repair Scheme Using Stolen SSN

    Conviction in Credit Repair Scheme Using Stolen SSN
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Benjamin Bland, 41,  Richmond, Virginia, was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and social security fraud. According to evidence presented at his five day trial, Bland…
  • May 2

    Nine Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Fraud

    Nine Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Timothy W. Burke, also known as “Bill Burke,” “William Burke,” “Kerry Saunders,” “Pat Riley,” “Jim Caldwell,” “Jim Saunders,” “Tom…
Rank this Week: 3

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    CII tells Speaker Ryan of CHOICE Act worrie

    CII tells Speaker Ryan of CHOICE Act worrie
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.The Council of Institutional Investors and 53 public pension funds, investors, and advisers sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) urging him to hear the CII’s concerns about shareholder and executive pay…
  • May 19

    Comments received on proposed swap dealer and major swap participant capital rules reflect diverse view

    Comments received on proposed swap dealer and major swap participant capital rules reflect diverse view
    By Brad Rosen, J.D. The comment period for a controversial CFTC rule proposal addressing capital requirements for swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSP’s) came to a close on May 15, 2017. The commission received over 30…
  • May 18

    Staff grants no-action relief for Yahoo’s pricing formula in Dutch auction tender offer

    Staff grants no-action relief for Yahoo’s pricing formula in Dutch auction tender offer
    By Jacquelyn LumbThe SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance has granted no-action relief requested by Yahoo! Inc. that will permit it to rely on a particular formula to determine the purchase price of its common shares and the number of…
Rank this Week: 90

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    FTC Issues New Top 10 Consumer Complaint Categories in Annual Summary

    FTC Issues New Top 10 Consumer Complaint Categories in Annual Summary
    On March 3, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an annual summary of consumer complaints, highlighting trends in the various categories of consumer complaints received by the Commission over the past year. The agency released its…
  • Mar 3

    District Court Advances Securitization Case Involving N.Y. State Usury Law

    District Court Advances Securitization Case Involving N.Y. State Usury Law
    On February 27, a U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y. issued an Order ruling on motions for summary judgment and class certification in a consumer class-action against a debt collection company that purchased defaulted consumer debt…
  • Mar 3

    District Court Denies Injunction Against “Operation Choke Point” Activitie

    District Court Denies Injunction Against “Operation Choke Point” Activitie
    On February 23, a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion denying a request for injunctive relief sought by a group of payday lenders to stop “Operation Choke Point” – a DOJ initiative…
Rank this Week: 206

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Difference

    ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Difference
    ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences:Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become increasingly popular since its inception in 1993. But despite investor's love affair with ETFs, a closer look shows that index funds are still the top…
  • May 22

    The Hits Keep Coming - Scammer Makes Fake Filing and Sells His Call

    The Hits Keep Coming - Scammer Makes Fake Filing and Sells His Call
    The SEC filed fraud charges against a Virginia-based mechanical engineer accused of scheming to manipulate the price of Fitbit stock by making a phony regulatory filing.According to the SEC’s complaint, Robert W. Murray purchased Fitbit…
  • May 17

    SEC News - Fraud, Accounting Failures, and Whistleblower Award

    SEC News - Fraud, Accounting Failures, and Whistleblower Award
    SEC Charges EB-5 Operator With Securities FraudAn Idaho man has agreed to pay back several million dollars he siphoned away for personal use rather than investing it as promised to create U.S. jobs through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor…
Rank this Week: 311

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 22

    More Fake News: Fitbit’s “Unreal” Tender Offer

    More Fake News: Fitbit’s “Unreal” Tender Offer
    If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that nothing excites me more than when someone fools the SEC’s Edgar & makes a fake filing! A little drool perhaps. Plug the term “fake” into the search box of this…
  • May 19

    Pay Ratio: Are You Banking on a Repeal?!?

    Pay Ratio: Are You Banking on a Repeal?!?
    I worry that some companies might be relying on Congress to step in and delay the implementation of the pay ratio rule. That’s looking less likely by the day. So the time that you have to prepare is narrowing. It’s also far from…
  • May 18

    Choice Act: House Votes Next Week? (Still Dead in Senate)

    Choice Act: House Votes Next Week? (Still Dead in Senate)
    The full House is expected to vote on – and pass – the “Financial Choice Act” as soon as next week. But as John blogged a few weeks ago, it’s not expected that the Senate will act on the Choice Act. As noted in…
Rank this Week: 310

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Apr 7

    It Doesn't Take Magic Words To Revoke An Offer

    It Doesn't Take Magic Words To Revoke An Offer
    The lawyers in Baker v. Bowden, 2017 NCBC 30, decided this week by Judge Robinson, were negotiating a settlement agreement by email.  The Plaintiff thought that it had a deal.  When the Defendant balked, the Plaintiff moved the…
  • Mar 28

    First Published Opinion From New Business Court Judge Conrad

    First Published Opinion From New Business Court Judge Conrad
    Business Court Judges don't have to issue written Opinions in cases granting Preliminary Injunctions.  (G.S. § 7A-45.3 limits the obligation to issue a written Opinion to rulings rendered per NCRCP 12, 56, 59, and 60).  But…
  • Mar 15

    NC Business Court On Conflicting Rules Of Civil Procedure: Do You Need Leave Of Court To Amend Your Answer To Add A Counterclaim?

    NC Business Court On Conflicting Rules Of Civil Procedure: Do You Need Leave Of Court To Amend Your Answer To Add A Counterclaim?
    If I asked you if you were familiar with Rule 13(f) of the NC Rules of Civil Procedure, I'm betting that you would respond with a glassy stare and a slack jaw.  That Rule deals with a counterclaim that you should have made in your…
Rank this Week: 411

Banking Law Update

Banking Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on developments in law affecting banks and financial institutions. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.bankinglawupdate.com/
  • Aug 26

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach
    The high-profile data breach at Target made international news. But small and midsized businesses face the majority of cyber attacks and are even more likely to have employees mishandle data than large enterprises.
  • Aug 25

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie
    On August 11, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a Consumer Advisory about virtual currencies.  The Advisory followed a directive by the U.S. Government Accountability Office for the CFPB to conduct a close…
  • Aug 8

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule
    Maine’s Truth-in-Savings and Funds Availability Rule is getting an overhaul.  On August 6, 2014, Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions announced that changes to Chapter 118, Funds Availability and Truth-in-Savings had…
Rank this Week: 291

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 316

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 408

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 21

    Some Of The Opressed Like Thier Oppressor

    Some Of The Opressed Like Thier Oppressor
    When I recently read J.D. Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy," I was struck by comments he made in defense of the much-maligned payday lending industry. After researching the issue a bit, I discovered that I was not the only reader…
  • May 14

    SCOTUS Affirms The Theoretical Validity of Bank Scapegoating

    SCOTUS Affirms The Theoretical Validity of Bank Scapegoating
    Last week, the US Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, gave both municipalities (in this case, the City of Miami) and the mortgage lenders they love to sue (in this case, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup), some good...
  • May 7

    Flat Curve Could Yield Sharp Result

    Flat Curve Could Yield Sharp Result
    We've long been concerned about "flat yield curves." No, that term has absolutely no connection with employees of Wilhelmina Model Management. It refers to the difference in interest rates that the government has to pay on…
Rank this Week: 484

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 926

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 612

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
Rank this Week: 633

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • May 9

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim
    In its Omnicare decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that opinions presented in registration statements can be subject to liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 if either (a) the opinion was not…
  • Apr 14

    Frivolity

    Frivolity
    Among other reforms, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”) requires that upon final adjudication of a federal securities action, the court shall include in the record “specific findings regarding…
  • Feb 24

    Somebody Else Said It

    Somebody Else Said It
    Is paying someone else to make a misstatement to investors the same as making the misstatement yourself for purposes of securities fraud liability?  Two recent appellate decisions address this question and come to different conclusions…
Rank this Week: 719

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
  • May 9

    CFPB sues online lenders for collecting on usurious loan

    CFPB sues online lenders for collecting on usurious loan
    RELEASE FROM THE CFPB DATED APRIL 27, 2017 (REPOSTED)CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SUES FOUR ONLINE LENDERS FOR COLLECTING ON DEBTS CONSUMERS DID NOT LEGALLY OWEBureau Alleges Companies Deceived Consumers About Debt That Was Not…
  • May 9

    CFPB catches student loan and mortgage servicers violating the law

    CFPB catches student loan and mortgage servicers violating the law
    Re-post of April 26, 2017 Media Release from the CFPB CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SUPERVISION FINDS SOME STUDENT LOAN AND MORTGAGE SERVICERS ILLEGALLY FAIL TO PROVIDE PROTECTIONS TO BORROWERSBureau Recovered $6.1 Million for…
  • May 9

    CFPB imposes additional fine on Servicemember Auto Lender for violating consent order (pres release re-post)

    CFPB imposes additional fine on Servicemember Auto Lender for violating consent order (pres release re-post)
    RELEASED: April 26, 2017 by  CFPB Office of Communications CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU ISSUES $1.25 MILLION FINE TO SERVICEMEMBER AUTO LENDER FOR VIOLATING CONSENT ORDERAuto Loan Company Failed to Provide…
Rank this Week: 531

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 634

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jan 27

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A Wisconsin man was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with operating a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $10 million from at least 122 investors.  Loren Holzhueter, 69, was the subject of an emergency enforcement action…
  • Jan 26

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme
    An Ohio man was sentenced to serve twenty-one years in federal prison for his role in funnelling investors to the massive "Black Diamond" Ponzi scheme that ultimately duped over 400 investors out of at least $40 million.  Jonathan…
  • Jan 26

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men have entered guilty pleas to operating a massive Ponzi scheme that allegedly caused losses of over $100 million to victims who thought they were investing in a profitable ATM leasing operation.  Joel Barry Gillis, 74,…
Rank this Week: 530

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • May 22

    Amendment Decree Financial Markets 2017 published

    Amendment Decree Financial Markets 2017 published
    On 17 May 2017, the Dutch Minister of Finance published the Amendment Decree Financial Markets 2017 (Wijzigingsbesluit financiële markten 2017, the Amendment Decree) in the Bulletin of Acts and Decrees (Staatsblad). The Amendment Decree…
  • May 22

    Infrastructure listings in Hong Kong – easier times to come?

    Infrastructure listings in Hong Kong – easier times to come?
    With the PRC’s Belt and Road Summit 2017 having just taken place, one of the key messages from the summit was that, even with over US$100 billion in funding pledges from the PRC government and other participating countries, greater…
  • May 20

    U.S. economic sanctions update for financial institutions is focus of next Norton Rose Fulbright New York briefing

    U.S. economic sanctions update for financial institutions is focus of next Norton Rose Fulbright New York briefing
    Norton Rose Fulbright New York office’s next financial services briefing is a breakfast seminar set for Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 8:30 AM EDT. Each month, Norton Rose Fulbright’s senior practitioners will provide interested…
Rank this Week: 2175

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

Covers banking, finance and insurance law in South Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • May 22

    Exclusions for faulty workmanship & recalls rejected (US)

    Exclusions for faulty workmanship & recalls rejected (US)
    A Los Angeles court found the insurer liable for a damaged shipment of corn syrup, rejecting the defences that two exclusions for precautionary recalls and faulty workmanship resulting in goods being restored, repaired or replaced applied…
  • May 22

    Claim rejected for misrepresentation (US)

    Claim rejected for misrepresentation (US)
    A Pennsylvania court held that the insurer was not liable because of misrepresentation for a portion of a $227 million settlement by a building owner arising from a building collapse that took seven lives and injured 12 people. The event…
  • May 16

    Some administrative and constitutional principles from the nuclear energy case

    Some administrative and constitutional principles from the nuclear energy case
    The Cape High Court decision in April 2017 setting aside the Minister of Energy’s decision determining the requirements for procurement of nuclear generation capacity and tabling of the related Russian intergovernmental agreement (IGA)…
Rank this Week: 2172

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Accredited Investor Crowdfunding: History & Future of Title II Equity Crowdfunding

    Accredited Investor Crowdfunding: History & Future of Title II Equity Crowdfunding
    Crowdfunding is an online method of raising capital where entrepreneurs or small business owners seek funding for future ventures from the public (i.e., “the crowd”). A successful campaign attracts many investors who each play a…
  • May 19

    Levers that Impact EBITDA Multiples for Business Valuation

    Levers that Impact EBITDA Multiples for Business Valuation
    There are multiple levers that impact a firm’s business valuation. The complete list is likely as exhaustive as any buyer due diligence checklist. Understanding how various levers impact a firm’s EBITDA (earnings before interest,…
  • May 16

    Is the Market Right for Selling Your Business?

    Is the Market Right for Selling Your Business?
    As we head closer toward the end of the second quarter of 2017, timing elements for corporate mergers and acquisitions are beginning to weigh on the minds of individual business sellers. Is now the right time for selling my business? If I…
Rank this Week: 4459

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

Covers financial services regulation, compliance, enforcement and litigation. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.financialregulatoryreport.com/
  • May 19

    “LabCFTC” Launched by the CFTC

    “LabCFTC” Launched by the CFTC
    On May 17, 2017, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo announced an “important step forward” in bringing the CFTC’s regulations into the “digital world of…
  • Apr 27

    Blockchain Technology Draws Request for Information from UN

    Blockchain Technology Draws Request for Information from UN
    Following the trend of regulators across the globe, the United Nations Office for Project Services’ (“UNOPS”) issued a request for information regarding the application of blockchain technologies on April 24, 2017.  The…
  • Apr 25

    Consultation Document Published on FinTech by European Commission

    Consultation Document Published on FinTech by European Commission
    On March 23, 2017, the European Commission (“EC”) published a Consultation Document entitled “FinTech: A More Competitive and Innovative European Financial Sector.”  The Consultation Document seeks comments…
Rank this Week: 3909

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • May 19

    Prize Promotions Around the World: New Handbook

    Prize Promotions Around the World: New Handbook
    DLA Piper is pleased to announce the launch of Prize Promotions Around the World, an updated edition of our popular handbook. Prize Promotions Around the World is an online tool designed to assist companies across the globe in managing…
  • Mar 30

    Current trends on deal multiples (Q1 2017)

    Current trends on deal multiples (Q1 2017)
    Our private company clients often ask what kind of revenue or EBITDA multiple ranges they can expect upon a sale or when determining their enterprise value in connection with a financing. This is always a tricky question as value is driven by…
  • Feb 22

    NYDFS Announces Final Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Sector

    NYDFS Announces Final Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Sector
    From our colleagues Carla Small, Jim Halpert and Anne Kierig Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced final cybersecurity rules for New York’s financial services sector. The Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the…
Rank this Week: 3972

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2022

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
Rank this Week: 1919

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

Provides legal commentary and resources for the payment industry. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • May 18

    A “Bad Apples” Database for Banks? Not So Fast.

    A “Bad Apples” Database for Banks? Not So Fast.
    Overview Should banks, while guarding against rolling episodes of misconduct by bankers, have the ability to blackball employees from the banking industry?  A “bad apples” database of bank employees who have acted improperly…
  • May 5

    OCC Issues Draft Fintech Supplement to OCC Licensing Manual

    OCC Issues Draft Fintech Supplement to OCC Licensing Manual
    On March 15, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a “Draft Supplement” to the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual, entitled “Evaluating Charter Applications from Financial Technology Companies”…
  • Apr 5

    OCC Issues Third-Party Relationship Supplemental Examination Procedure

    OCC Issues Third-Party Relationship Supplemental Examination Procedure
    On January 24, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) issued examination procedures to supplement its 2013 guidance Third-Party Relationships: Risk Management Guidance.  The examination procedures…
Rank this Week: 1831

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 16

    Pre-Money Valuation vs. Post-Money Valuation

    Pre-Money Valuation vs. Post-Money Valuation
    The concept of pre-money valuation vs. post-money valuation can be a confusing one at first for many startup founders. Pre-money valuation refers to the valuation of the company prior to the investment whereas post-money valuation refers to…
  • Apr 18

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing
    A convertible note is a hybrid of debt and equity, and it’s a popular form of financing for two main reasons. First, convertible notes are generally easy and cost-effective, because they require little negotiation and paperwork. Second,…
  • Mar 28

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund
    As an investment manager looking into starting a hedge fund, you know that a successful launch is critical to standing out in the increasingly competitive investment management business. If you want to attract capital from the right…
Rank this Week: 2863

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

Covers Middle East banking and finance law. By Latham & Watkins LLP.

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • May 16

    Why should Qatari, Saudi and UAE organizations care about the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation?

    Why should Qatari, Saudi and UAE organizations care about the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation?
    The compliance world will change dramatically for a number of GCC organizations on 25 May 2018. In just over one year’s time GCC organizations that: have a branch, subsidiary or single representative in the European Union…
  • Feb 28

    The Legal Landscape for Drones in the UAE

    The Legal Landscape for Drones in the UAE
    The use of “unmanned aerial systems” or “drones” for commercial, government and consumer purposes has significantly increased in recent years across the globe. In the UAE, the office of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid…
  • Feb 16

    The Legal Status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirate

    The Legal Status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirate
    This is the first in a series of articles considering legal issues relating to bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the UAE. In this article we focus on the legal status of bitcoin and address the question of whether bitcoin is banned…
Rank this Week: 3807

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • May 15

    CLE Webinar About ERISA and Hedge Funds and Private Equity Fund

    CLE Webinar About ERISA and Hedge Funds and Private Equity Fund
  • Apr 25

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust
    This article entitled “Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust” by Dr. Susan Mangiero was originally published on April 19, 2017 in The Fraud Examiner, a publication of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that is…
  • Apr 9

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching
    I had a chance to watch My Cousin Vinny on television the other night and was reminded how humor is such a powerful storytelling tool. How many times do we remember important concepts because the speaker or writer makes us laugh? Tickling our…
Rank this Week: 3375

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • May 15

    GUEST BLOG: At the SEC, One Year Equal 1,825 Day

    GUEST BLOG: At the SEC, One Year Equal 1,825 Day
    SEC: One year = 1,825 Daysby Stephen Kohn, Stephen A. Kohn & Associates, Ltd.Case in point, and I’m sure there are others: "In S.E.C.'s Streamlined Court, Penalty Exerts a Lasting Grip" (New York Times, by Gretchen Morgenson, May 4,…
  • May 13

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    Potentially Dubious Flexible Rescheduling Of SEC Hearing Starting in June 2013 and running somewhere into January 2017, millions of shares of unregistered pennystocks were allegedly sold without the necessary due diligence.…
  • May 8

    Potentially Dubious Flexible Rescheduling of SEC Hearing

    Potentially Dubious Flexible Rescheduling of SEC Hearing
    Starting in June 2013 and running somewhere into January 2017, millions of shares of unregistered pennystocks were allegedly sold without the necessary due diligence. Additionally, Suspicious Activity Reports likely should have been but were…
Rank this Week: 3833

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • May 8

    Can Young Lawyers Learn Something From Older Lawyers About Managing Their Professional Reputations Online (and Vice Versa)?

    Can Young Lawyers Learn Something From Older Lawyers About Managing Their Professional Reputations Online (and Vice Versa)?
    I thought I'd share an article that was published this week in the North Carolina Lawyer magazine that might be of interest to some of you.Can Young Lawyers Learn Something From Older Lawyers About Managing Their Professional Reputations…
  • Mar 5

    A New Chapter

    A New Chapter
    This photo was taken for the firm's website when I joined in 2007In 2005, I met two exceptional people, Don Eglintonand Leigh Wilkinson, during on-campus interviews at my law school.  I could immediately tell from the way…
  • Dec 17

    The FCC Creates Privacy, Data Protection, and Data Breach Rules for Internet Service Provider

    The FCC Creates Privacy, Data Protection, and Data Breach Rules for Internet Service Provider
    The Federal Communications Commission is venturing into new areas of privacy regulation.  By a narrow vote, the FCC has approved new rules that govern how internet service providers ("ISPs") use consumers' information.   ISPs long…
Rank this Week: 3774

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 24

    Investment Canada Act Review Threshold Increases to C$800 Million

    Investment Canada Act Review Threshold Increases to C$800 Million
    By Oliver J. Borgers and Michele Siu Today the pre-closing review threshold that applies to most direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadian[1], non-state owned investors from WTO member states has risen from C$600 million to…
  • Mar 24

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed
    By Ian Mak, Jake Irwin, Heidi Gordon and Vanessa Chung On March 22, 2017, Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act (BSA) was repealed, bringing to an end bulk sales legislation in Canada.1 The BSA was enacted in 1917, and was intended to protect…
  • Mar 16

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer
    By David E. Woollcombe and Claire Gowdy We recently wrote an article for The Canadian Securities Regulatory Monitor, McCarthy Tétrault’s blog covering securities regulatory developments, that we believe is of…
Rank this Week: 3975

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    REPRESENTING ELDERS AND ATHLETES

    REPRESENTING ELDERS AND ATHLETES
    It wouldn’t seem likely that elders and athletes would have much, if anything, in common.  But they do.  They are frequently blessed with substantial semi-liquid assets, and are therefore the targets of fraudulent or reckless…
  • Mar 24

    Kokesh v. SEC: Implications for the Statute of Limitations for Missouri Securities Enforcement Action

    Kokesh v. SEC: Implications for the Statute of Limitations for Missouri Securities Enforcement Action
     Kokesh v. SEC, Docket No. 16-529 (oral argument date April 18, 2017) – Implications for the Statute of Limitations for Missouri State Securities Enforcement Actions.By John R. Phillips, Counsel for Cosgrove Law Group, LLC and…
  • Feb 24

    Get Your Own Lawyer, Darn It!

    Get Your Own Lawyer, Darn It!
    Financial advisors facing an arbitration claim or regulatory inquiry often count on their broker-dealer or registered investment advisor for legal counsel. These “employers” will frequently provide them with an ostensibly…
Rank this Week: 4322

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4349

Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

Covers private funds and alternative investments. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.privatefundslaw.com/
  • Mar 14

    10 takeaway points on Luxembourg’s RAIF

    10 takeaway points on Luxembourg’s RAIF
    The Luxembourg law on reserved alternative investment funds (RAIF) is a welcome addition to the alternative investment funds (AIF) industry and we have seen keen interest from the fund and asset management industry in this new platform. Since…
  • Aug 9

    ESMA Advice Extending the AIFMD Passport: Including the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland

    ESMA Advice Extending the AIFMD Passport: Including the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland
    On 18 July 2016 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport to…
  • Aug 9

    The SBEEA: Register of Significant Beneficial Ownership

    The SBEEA: Register of Significant Beneficial Ownership
    The SBEEA (Part I: People with Significant Control) Against the backdrop of an increasing push for greater transparency of company ownership, the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (“SBEEA“) took effect on 6 April…
Rank this Week: 3920

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Covers issues such as usury, form compliance for federal and state consumer transactions, UCC and securitization issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.financialinstitutionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2476

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging
    In a very high profile private share litigation, Theranos, a privately held health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company worth $9 billion as of 2014, has been sued this Monday by one of its largest and trusted financial backers,…
  • Oct 27

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging

    Private Share Litigation Cases are Challenging
    In a very high profile private share litigation, Theranos, a privately held health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company worth $9 billion as of 2014, has been sued this Monday by one of its largest and trusted financial backers,…
  • Jun 19

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case

    Split Decision on Arbitration in Bank of America Case
    This week, a Florida appeals court partially reversed a ruling denying Bank of America’s efforts to arbitrate various claims related to the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme. Bank of America, N.A. v. Beverly, Nos. 4D14-3167, 4D14-3168 (Fla.…
Rank this Week: 1255

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    HFMWEEK AWARDS PILLSBURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FOR SERVICE TO HEDGE FUND STARTUPS

    HFMWEEK AWARDS PILLSBURY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FOR SERVICE TO HEDGE FUND STARTUPS
    NEW YORK—Pillsbury has been named Best Onshore Law Firm for Hedge Fund Startups by HFMWeek at its HFM U.S. Hedge Fund Services Awards 2016.  Partner Ildiko Duckor, who is co-leader of the firm’s Investment Funds &…
  • Oct 4

    New Law Mandates Disclosure of Alternative Fund Fees By California Public Pension

    New Law Mandates Disclosure of Alternative Fund Fees By California Public Pension
    To increase the transparency of fees and expenses paid to alternative funds, every California public pension plan must require each alternative fund in which they invest to make various disclosures, and California public pension plans are…
  • Sep 21

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016

    Higher Qualified Client Net Worth Threshold Effective August 15, 2016
    3(c)(1) funds should update their offering documents to reflect $2.1 million net worth requirement. Assets under management threshold remains unchanged at $1 million. Only new client relationships entered and new investors admitted in private…
Rank this Week: 3406

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3651

The Swap Report

The Swap Report

Covers regulatory and transactional issues related to derivatives. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.theswapreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3897

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

Covers current issues affecting the credit union industry. By the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis.

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Feb 24

    How IRS Form 982 Can Aid Credit Unions and their Members with Debt Settlement

    How IRS Form 982 Can Aid Credit Unions and their Members with Debt Settlement
    By: Nicholas K. Rohner, Esq. For any credit union seeking to negotiate with one of its members over a lump-sum settlement of the member’s delinquent, unsecured debt,[1] one potential roadblock is IRS Form 1099-C. This form reports the…
  • Nov 20

    Bankruptcy Forms to Change December 1st

    Bankruptcy Forms to Change December 1st
    By Keri P. Ebeck, Partner As of December 1, 2015, the United States Bankruptcy Courts will mandate usage and filing of the forms approved at the Judicial Conference in September 2015. Although many of the official bankruptcy forms will…
  • Oct 16

    Fraud Alert-Forged Paystub

    Fraud Alert-Forged Paystub
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney While forging paystubs to obtain credit is not a new concept, I have a number of credit unions that have advised me of an alarming increase in the use of these phony documents to support employment and…
Rank this Week: 1542

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

Covers businesses, trends, technology and venture investing in the Southeast. By Jason Caplain.

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Feb 11

    Public SaaS Valuations Are Diving. How Should You React?

    Public SaaS Valuations Are Diving. How Should You React?
    I received data 48 hours ago from Pacific Crest which shows valuations of SaaS companies in a sharp decline. Given 90% of our investments are into software companies, this is very relevant and I forwarded the data to a few...
  • Sep 14

    Why It's a Mistake to Raise Money Too Soon

    Why It's a Mistake to Raise Money Too Soon
    The topic of raising money is popular with many entrepreneurs. But here is some great advice to from Joel Holland, CEO Washington DC-based VideoBlocks. He tells founders to wait as long as possible and not have a "race to raise."...
  • Jun 16

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital
    Really good deck from Scott Kupor and the guys at Andreessen Horowitz on the current VC market and thought it would be good to share here. Topics: What's going on in the public markets. What are all these unicorns What's...
Rank this Week: 1622

Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

Covers business and legal issues affecting the financial services industry. By Winstead PC.

http://www.lenders360blog.com
  • Jan 26

    eSign & Commercial Finance: A License to Trash the Original Note?

    eSign & Commercial Finance: A License to Trash the Original Note?
    Are “electronic document” provisions appearing in your commercial loan documents?  This is the second in a series examining two provisions recently reviewed by me in commercial real estate transactions.   Unfortunately,…
  • Jan 26

    eSign & Commercial Finance: A License to Trash the Original Note?

    eSign & Commercial Finance: A License to Trash the Original Note?
    Are “electronic document” provisions appearing in your commercial loan documents?  This is the second in a series examining two provisions recently reviewed by me in commercial real estate transactions.   Unfortunately,…
  • Jan 5

    eSign & Commercial Finance: On the Bank Report Card in 2016

    eSign & Commercial Finance: On the Bank Report Card in 2016
    Last year, a new topic started to appear in commercial mortgage loan documents: provisions covering the use of electronic documents (aka “electronic records” or “eDocs”).  Unfortunately, two provisions examined by…
Rank this Week: 3796

Lenders 360

Lenders 360

Provides news, information and commentary on important issues affecting the financial services industry. By Higier Allen & Lautin, P.C.

http://www.lenders360blog.com/
  • Jan 26

    eSign & Commercial Finance: A License to Trash the Original Note?

    eSign & Commercial Finance: A License to Trash the Original Note?
    Are “electronic document” provisions appearing in your commercial loan documents?  This is the second in a series examining two provisions recently reviewed by me in commercial real estate transactions.   Unfortunately,…
  • Jan 26

    eSign & Commercial Finance: A License to Trash the Original Note?

    eSign & Commercial Finance: A License to Trash the Original Note?
    Are “electronic document” provisions appearing in your commercial loan documents?  This is the second in a series examining two provisions recently reviewed by me in commercial real estate transactions.   Unfortunately,…
  • Jan 5

    eSign & Commercial Finance: On the Bank Report Card in 2016

    eSign & Commercial Finance: On the Bank Report Card in 2016
    Last year, a new topic started to appear in commercial mortgage loan documents: provisions covering the use of electronic documents (aka “electronic records” or “eDocs”).  Unfortunately, two provisions examined by…
Rank this Week: 1657

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
  • Jan 14

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?
    Investors need to be careful when they review and rely on performance reports provided by their stockbroker or financial advisor.  I recently reviewed a performance report that was provided to an investor by a major warehouse brokerage…
  • Apr 8

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?
    FINRA recently underwent some changes to its BrokerCheck website.  For those that do not know, BrokerCheck is the online repository in which the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) discloses certain information about stock…
  • Mar 27

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011
    FINRA recently reported its February 2011 arbitration statistics. For the two-month period ended February 28, 2011, 837 claims were filed. This represents a decrease of 9% as compared to the number of cases filed in February 2010 (918). The…
Rank this Week: 4980

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Covers business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. By Bilzin Sumberg.

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • Jun 11

    Mid-2015 Mortgage Crisis Update – The Repurchase Demands Continue

    Mid-2015 Mortgage Crisis Update – The Repurchase Demands Continue
    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aggressively demanded Wall Street and big bank aggregators (“aggregators”) repurchase millions of defaulted and distressed loans, due to purported breaches…
  • May 20

    Wells Accused of Profiting from Foreclosure Relief Program

    Wells Accused of Profiting from Foreclosure Relief Program
    A recent class action lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of homeowners in New York against Wells Fargo alleges that while the bank received $25 billion in government bailout funds it failed to make a good faith effort to help…
  • May 12

    CFPB, DOJ Show Renewed Interest in Pursuing “Redlining” Case

    CFPB, DOJ Show Renewed Interest in Pursuing “Redlining” Case
    Evidence is mounting that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are taking a renewed interest in investigating possible redlining—the practice of lenders charging certain groups more for…
Rank this Week: 3790