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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Attorney and Loan Officer Sentenced for Running $20M Investment Scam

    Attorney and Loan Officer Sentenced for Running $20M Investment Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kevin Sniffen, 53, Phoenix, Maryland, an attorney licensed in Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced to three years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for…
  • Dec 22

    Former Lawyer Receives 10 Year Sentence for Mortgage Fraud

    Former Lawyer Receives 10 Year Sentence for Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michelle V. Mallard, 47, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney to serve ten years in prison followed by two years of supervised release on mortgage fraud and related…
  • Dec 19

    Business Partners Admit Roles in Foreclosure Rescue Conspiracy

    Business Partners Admit Roles in Foreclosure Rescue Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Juan Ramon Curiel, 36, Visalia, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bankruptcy fraud in connection with a foreclosure rescue scheme he orchestrated. Curiel’s co-defendant and business…
Rank this Week: 2

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 88

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 216

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    The World’s Largest Holiday Disclaimer: 2014 Version

    The World’s Largest Holiday Disclaimer: 2014 Version
    In what has become an annual tradition, Cary Klafter of Intel again shares what I imagine has to be the world’s largest holiday disclaimer, running for 21 pages. Please take part in this anonymous poll: survey services The Compensation…
  • Dec 19

    JOBS Act: SEC Proposes ’34 Act Registration Requirement

    JOBS Act: SEC Proposes ’34 Act Registration Requirement
    On Wednesday, the SEC proposed a number of JOBS Act changes to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration & suspension of ’34 Act reporting including (here’s an overview in this blog): 1. Amending Rules 12g-1…
  • Dec 18

    IFRS: The SEC’s Saga Continue

    IFRS: The SEC’s Saga Continue
    During the recent annual AICPA Conference, SEC Chief Accountant Jim Schnurr delivered this speech about the SEC possibly continuing to consider the use of IFRS by domestic companies. As noted in this blog by George Wilson: “While he did…
Rank this Week: 324

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: 332

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/
  • Dec 15

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin
    A ruling that tossed out the insider trading convictions of two hedge fund managers may have opened the door for others charged with wrongful trading to get their cases or pleas dismissed.US District Court Judge, Andrew L. Carter Jr.,…
  • Dec 12

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account
    I am not quite sure when a $250,000 account became a small account, but Merrill Lynch told its brokers on Wednesday that it is eliminating pay for servicing clients with less than $250,000Now, if you are a client at Merrill, with an account…
  • Dec 11

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine
    Morgan Stanley will pay $4 million to settle charges that it failed to stop a rogue Rochdale Securities LLC trader from fraudulently buying $525 million in Apple stock in 2012.For more information, go to Morgan Stanley Fined $4 Million for…
Rank this Week: 363

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 383

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Oct 7

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill
    Last June, shares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) doubled in the space of a week, spurred on by a mysterious network of social-media touters who later deleted their posts or shut down their accounts…
  • Jun 17

    Telestone Technologies revisited: SEC letters reveal doubts about revenues and receivable

    Telestone Technologies revisited: SEC letters reveal doubts about revenues and receivable
    Recently released letters between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Telestone Technologies Corp. (Pink Sheets: TSTC) show that regulators have significant concerns about the Chinese wireless communication company’s reported…
  • Jun 3

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection
    A Chinese businessman who figures into a fraud case involving Guanwei Recycling Corp. (Nasdaq: GPRC) also has an intriguing connection to Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI), whose shares were allegedly manipulated by the same group.…
Rank this Week: 343

The AAO Weblog

The AAO Weblog

Deals with current accounting topics related to investment and finance. By Jack Ciesielski.

http://www.accountingobserver.com/PublicBlog/tabid/54/BlogId/1/Default.aspx
  • Nov 17

    Fair Value Puzzles: M&T Buys Wilmington Trust

    Fair Value Puzzles: M&T Buys Wilmington Trust
    First-things-first disclosure: I own M&T Bank in my accounts and in accounts of clients.
  • Feb 25

    For Your Reading Pleasure

    For Your Reading Pleasure
    Finished writing an Accounting Observer report on the FASB's recent amendments of revenue accounti
  • Feb 23

    Deciding To Decide

    Deciding To Decide
    At an open meeting tomorrow morning, the SEC's commissioners "will consider whether to publish a statement regarding its continued support for a single-set of high-quality globally accepted accounting standards and its ongoing consideration…
Rank this Week: 418

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
  • Dec 17

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com
    Stockbroker, Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory JobsEmployment Page BrokeAndBroker.com Jobs...
  • Dec 15

    Terminally Ill Customer's Executors Sue Ameriprise Over Cash Contribution

    Terminally Ill Customer's Executors Sue Ameriprise Over Cash Contribution
    You recommend that a customer make a cash contribution in order to lock-in a minimum rate provision for a protection-plus policy. Within a year of that suggestion, the customer dies. Litigation follows. Why? Well, seems that there was a…
  • Dec 15

    BrokeAndBroker.com by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    Till Death And Redemptions Do Husband, Wife, Stockbroker, And Bob Marley PartWe start with a wife and her children. We add a husband. We toss into that scene a stockbroker. Then come the redemptions. All of which sets the stage for a Wall…
Rank this Week: 739

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?
    Realty Capital Securities, LLC (RCS) is a Boston-based unit of American Realty Capital (ARC).  According to its website, ARC is a “full service investment advisory firm sponsoring a series of investment programs with an emphasis on…
  • Nov 30

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?
    Each January, The SEC’s National Exam Program (“NEP”) issues examination priorities for the year ahead.  The priorities are based upon the SEC’s evaluation of those areas in the financial markets that it believes…
  • Nov 30

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena
    The attorneys at Cosgrove Law Group, LLC frequently handle business disputes on a contingent fee basis in arbitrations and the courts.  We are typically litigating in the financial industry arena where slashing, cross-checking and…
Rank this Week: 693

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 635

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/
  • Dec 21

    Hiatu

    Hiatu
    While there is plenty of blog-fodder to bleat about, including the latest overreach by The Adjustment Bureau, whose rationale for exercising control over American businesses has broad implications for industries well beyond banking, I've…
  • Dec 16

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?
    The FDIC chose an odd way to announce a purported "thaw" in its long-denied freeze on de novo banks: Q&As. Released late last month, the brief document supplements a 1998 FDIC Policy Statement regarding applications for deposit…
  • Dec 14

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More
    At the same time that the federal government is trying to drive Native American tribes out of the payday lending business, it is encouraging them to get into the pot business. As long as the file those Cheech & Chong...
Rank this Week: 881

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/
Rank this Week: 1118

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Dec 2

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice
    In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by…
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 1008

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 1036

Redeye VC

Redeye VC

Offers a view of startup ecosystem. By Josh Kopelman.

http://redeye.firstround.com/
  • Sep 24

    WhatsApp Used This Pricing Strategy to Win and You Can Too

    WhatsApp Used This Pricing Strategy to Win and You Can Too
    Seven years ago, First Round Partner Josh Kopelman wrote a seminal blog post on the importance of free services in consumer-facing business models. He argued that most entrepreneurs misunderstand how subscription pricing works and…
  • Sep 22

    7 Tactics to Get the Most Out of Your Startup's Advisor

    7 Tactics to Get the Most Out of Your Startup's Advisor
    It happens all the time. A founder surrounds him or herself with a skilled group of advisors — maybe one or two from investors, a trusted mentor from their past, perhaps someone influential who can open doors. But as the company…
  • Sep 15

    Make Engineering Interns Truly Effective with This Startup's Program

    Make Engineering Interns Truly Effective with This Startup's Program
    At just three years old, Sift Science has accomplished a surprising amount. Its product, which combats fraud using machine learning, is an important tool for companies like Kickstarter, Airbnb, Uber and Opentable. But with just over 30…
Rank this Week: 884

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 802

VentureBlog

VentureBlog

Covers entrepreneurial success, legal issues, management issues, presenting your company, and more. By David Hornik.

http://ventureblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    Ten Years of Venture Capital: Just Getting Started

    Ten Years of Venture Capital: Just Getting Started
    Over this weekend I celebrated my tenth anniversary as a Venture Capitalist. When I joined August Capital 10 years ago, things weren't so different than they are today. There had been a period of real exuberance in venture investing but it…
  • May 7

    What a Fucking Waste of Time

    What a Fucking Waste of Time
    One of the lead tech stories this week concerned the wild and crazy early days of Facebook. According to David Kirkpatrick's soon to be released book, "The Facebook Effect," Mark Zuckerberg used to have business cards that read "I'm CEO ...…
  • Apr 2

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now
    I was at a party the other night to celebrate the first anniversary of Nokia's "Ideas Project." The "Ideas Project" is an effort to bring together a diverse group of smart folks to share their thoughts on the evolution of media.
Rank this Week: 1082

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/
  • Dec 22

    Client Alert: The Second Circuit Raises the Bar for Insider Trading Conviction

    Client Alert: The Second Circuit Raises the Bar for Insider Trading Conviction
    By William M. Sullivan, Jr. and Jay B. Gould Under the Second Circuit’s new ruling, prosecutors have two large hurdles they must clear to convict under securities laws. First, they must prove that a defendant knew that the source of…
  • Dec 18

    CFTC Enters Consent Order for Permanent Injunction Against AlphaMetrix Group

    CFTC Enters Consent Order for Permanent Injunction Against AlphaMetrix Group
    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that on December 16, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a Consent Order for permanent injunction against AlphaMetrix, LLC (AlphaMetrix), a…
  • Dec 11

    What Will happen to the Hedge Fund Industry if we Experience a 2008 Type Market Decline?

    What Will happen to the Hedge Fund Industry if we Experience a 2008 Type Market Decline?
    With interest rates and credit spreads near historic lows and equity valuation above historical averages, many people are concerned that the Federal Reserve, by artificially keeping rates low, has created a 2007 type asset bubble in the…
Rank this Week: 1965

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/
Rank this Week: 1900

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/
  • Dec 18

    Former JPMorgan Chase Insider Blows the Whistle

    Former JPMorgan Chase Insider Blows the Whistle
    Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone recently profiled the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking in his article, The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare. Alayne…
  • Nov 20

    BofA Underwater Mortgage Cases Hit Supreme Court

    BofA Underwater Mortgage Cases Hit Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases brought by Bank of America regarding whether a second mortgage on an underwater property can be voided during Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Both cases involve Florida homeowners who sued to void second…
  • Nov 3

    Freddie Mac’s Index Shows Housing Market Improvement

    Freddie Mac’s Index Shows Housing Market Improvement
    According to Freddie Mac, things are looking up for the South Florida housing market. The August Multi-Indicator Market Index (MIMI) ratings, released last Friday, awarded the Miami Metro Area a score of 69.2. While Miami is still 11 points…
Rank this Week: 1957

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Dec 12

    Interpreting Halliburton

    Interpreting Halliburton
    In its Halliburton II decision, the Supreme Court held that a securities fraud defendant can overcome the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage of a case “through evidence that the…
  • Nov 24

    One Percent Responsible

    One Percent Responsible
    Longtop Financial Technologies, a Chinese financial software company, was a notorious financial fraud (see here for a NYT column on the discovery of the fraud).  Both its outside auditors, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and its…
  • Nov 5

    Omnicare Argued

    Omnicare Argued
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund case, which addresses the pleading standard for a claim under Section 11 of the…
Rank this Week: 1646

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
  • Dec 4

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update
    By Rene Sorell, Jonathan Grant, Ian C. Michael, Matthew Cumming and Matthew Griffin With the 2015 Proxy Season close at hand, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis) and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) recently released their…
  • Nov 24

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?
    By Matthew Cumming, Shane C. D'Souza and Matthew Griffin This is the final article in our mini-tender trilogy. We have previously discussed mini-tender offers from the perspectives of the offeror, and the issuer and shareholders. This article…
  • Nov 18

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break this past proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Third Point LLC proposed so-called “golden leash”…
Rank this Week: 1848

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

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

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Nov 20

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP
    We invited some local tech founders over to our office Wednesday night to meet Scott Kupor Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We have been close with Scott since before he joined Andreessen Horowitz. We thought this would be a good...
  • Sep 9

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email
    I referenced WedPics' CEO/founder Justin Miller in my last blog post. He sends a monthly email to us. His emails serve 2 purposes: 1) Keeps Justin and WedPics top of mind 2) Shows off his continued success as he thinks...
  • Sep 9

    Fundraising Tip

    Fundraising Tip
    Raising capital from investors can be a long, tough and often an incredibly frustrating process. Entrepreneurs often ask us for help (even when we're not in their company). I thought I would share my email I just sent in response...
Rank this Week: 1651

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
  • Oct 31

    Going Paperless and Complying with the E-Sign Act

    Going Paperless and Complying with the E-Sign Act
    By Matthew Young, Attorney As more and more credit union members move to online banking, credit unions are similarly encouraging members to accept electronic statements in lieu of paper statements as part of their online banking service. The…
  • Sep 24

    Your Legal Right to Setoff (or lack thereof) for Credit Card Account

    Your Legal Right to Setoff (or lack thereof) for Credit Card Account
    By Matthew Young, Attorney When your member defaults on his or her loan, your Credit Union is going to want your member to cure the default as quickly as possible or exercise the quickest and most cost effective means to recover the balance.…
  • Aug 29

    The Importance of Updating your Credit Union’s Statutory Agent

    The Importance of Updating your Credit Union’s Statutory Agent
    By Matthew Young, Attorney At least a couple of times a month, a credit union will reach out to me with a summons or other court pleading which was directed to a former employee or retired/deceased board member.  Commonly, the credit…
Rank this Week: 1150

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
Rank this Week: 1817

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Covers bank director and officer liability. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1560

The PSLRA Nugget

The PSLRA Nugget

Covers securities class action case law. By Christopher S. Jones.

http://pslranugget.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home
    Please update your bookmarks, as the PSLRA Nugget is moving to a new easier to remember website address.  Also if you are getting this by email, and you would like to continue getting it that way, you just need to go to
  • Feb 2

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)
    OK, you know who you are.  The serial page extension requesters.  But Judge, we have to have 100 pages to explain it.  I know, I know, we've all done it.  And yes I agree sometimes it's necessary.  But District Judge Joy Flowers Conti…
  • Mar 18

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking
    What's that? You thought Tellabs banned confidential witnesses? Well, let's not get carried away here, as there's certainly at least two ways to read that opinion. Of course, after the 7th Circuit decided Higginbotham v. Baxter, it was…
Rank this Week: 1936

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: 3655

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    SEC to Focus on Variable Annuities and Alternative Mutual Funds in 2015

    SEC to Focus on Variable Annuities and Alternative Mutual Funds in 2015
    Last month at the American Law Institute's Conference on Life Insurance Company Products, the chief of the SEC's Office of Compliance, Inspections, and Examinations ("OCIE") informed attendees that the agency will increase its focus on…
  • Dec 8

    Texas Charges RIA with Using Misleading Brochure and Advertisement

    Texas Charges RIA with Using Misleading Brochure and Advertisement
    On November 17th, the Texas State Securities Board's Office of Inspections and Compliance charged Mowery Capital Management, LLC ("Mowery Capital") and one of its investment adviser representatives (collectively "Respondents") with fraud for…
  • Nov 19

    SEC Concerns Regarding Wrap Fee Program

    SEC Concerns Regarding Wrap Fee Program
    Earlier this year, the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") sent a letter to registered investment advisers requesting information about their wrap fee programs and how their suitability for clients was determined. …
Rank this Week: 3542

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/
  • Dec 22

    How to Get Stock in an IPO

    How to Get Stock in an IPO
    Before we discuss some methods on getting in early in a company that is intent on going public, it will be wise to first do a quick ditty on the various methods of going public. Once you have a broad understanding of the various methods,...
  • Dec 17

    Inexpensive Methods for Taking a Company Public

    Inexpensive Methods for Taking a Company Public
    Perhaps the greatest barrier to making money is having money. Every person can become his/her own investor if they just keep their eyes open to opportunities. The struggle is that most folks, once an interesting investment crosses their path,…
  • Dec 15

    Advantages of a SPAC

    Advantages of a SPAC
    Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (or SPACs) have dramatically increased in use as a viable method for taking companies public over the last decade. In many cases, the advantages of a SPAC outweigh the downside risks. In addition, the…
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Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

Porque de nada sirve ganar mucho dinero si no sabemos mantenerlo en nuestra bolsa. Finanzas personales que se entienden.

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Dec 22

    20 Errores financieros a evitar en 2015 [y para siempre]

    20 Errores financieros a evitar en 2015 [y para siempre]
    Los errores financieros a evitar el próximo año y durante el tiempo en el que estemos en contacto con el dinero. 1. No contar con un Seguro de gastos médicos mayores. 2. Prestar a familiares. 3. Comprar moneda extranjera…
  • Dec 19

    ¿Qué está pasando con el dólar? ¿Qué hacer? Podcast #155

    ¿Qué está pasando con el dólar? ¿Qué hacer? Podcast #155
    Se viven momentos intensos, no solo en México si no en todo el mundo. La economía está cambiando rápidamente y nos está costando trabajo ajustarnos. Este diciembre se cumplen 20 años de una de las…
  • Dec 17

    En que invertir tu aguinaldo

    En que invertir tu aguinaldo
    Estamos a mitad de diciembre. Espero no te hayas gastado todo tu aguinaldo todavía. Porque es el momento de invertirlo en todas esas cosas que necesitas pero que a lo largo del año o no tienes el suficiente dinero o el tiempo (o…
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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
  • Dec 21

    Strategic Planning Challenges in 2015

    Strategic Planning Challenges in 2015
    Strategic planning again tops the list of topics to which directors want to devote more time.1 Overseeing the company’s direction is one of the core responsibilities of directors. It often requires directors to step back and look…
  • Dec 18

    President Obama Announces Relaxation of Sanctions on Cuba

    President Obama Announces Relaxation of Sanctions on Cuba
    On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will initiate discussions with Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years, and relax other established sanctions restrictions on…
  • Dec 17

    Obama to Sign Venezuela Sanctions Bill

    Obama to Sign Venezuela Sanctions Bill
    Last week, the U.S. Congress passed S. 2142 (the “Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014”) and presented the legislation to President Obama for signature. White House officials have indicated that…
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Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

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

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • Dec 19

    State Virtual Currency Regulatory Heat Map

    State Virtual Currency Regulatory Heat Map
    As we approach the end of a very active year in the emergence of virtual currency regulation, we developed a heat map of the regulatory climate faced by virtual currency wallet providers and exchanges – entities who maintain control…
  • Dec 19

    CSBS Emerging Payments Task Force Issues Virtual Currency Policy Framework

    CSBS Emerging Payments Task Force Issues Virtual Currency Policy Framework
    The recently formed Emerging Payments Task Force of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) issued a proposed policy on state virtual currency regulation on Dec. 16, 2014 (the “Policy”). The Policy identifies core public…
  • Dec 18

    Money Flows: The Future of Financial Transaction

    Money Flows: The Future of Financial Transaction
    DWT payments team member Karen Ross recently spoke at Law Seminars International’s 23rd Annual Seattle Conference on Technology Law. Karen’s presentation focused on the following topics: The Mobile Payments Ecosystem Regulatory…
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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/
  • Dec 18

    Santa Claus and the Fiduciary Standard

    Santa Claus and the Fiduciary Standard
    At this time of the year, when Santa Claus is making his list of who has been naughty and nice, optimists rub their hands in glee, anticipating a stocking full of goodies. Pessimistic believers resign themselves to something worse. In pension…
  • Dec 13

    Pensions and Bankruptcy Claimant

    Pensions and Bankruptcy Claimant
    The tug of war continues between pension plan participants and outside creditors. As a result, doing business with troubled municipalities may end up costing creditors time, money and headaches. Just a few days ago, Judge Christopher…
  • Dec 7

    Taxpayer Bailout of Underfunded Pension Plan

    Taxpayer Bailout of Underfunded Pension Plan
    Over dinner last night with friends, my husband told a joke about Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton (or whomever you want to designate as fact-challenged individuals). The hotel heiress asks "Which is closer to us - Florida or the…
Rank this Week: 3491

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
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Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Dec 17

    Megatrends in M&A: 3 Key Regional Opportunitie

    Megatrends in M&A: 3 Key Regional Opportunitie
    With the rise in frequency of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in Africa, the 26 percent growth of M&A in the Middle East this year and the global volume and value of M&A at its highest for years in the first three quarters of…
  • Dec 10

    Rise in Middle East IWPs as Demand for Water Increase

    Rise in Middle East IWPs as Demand for Water Increase
    The majority of the world’s desalination plants are located in the Middle East and we are likely to see a further increase given the region’s increasing water consumption and general water scarcity. GCC demand for desalinate water…
  • Dec 8

    3 Top Legal Issues to Tackle on Solar Project

    3 Top Legal Issues to Tackle on Solar Project
    The Middle East and North Africa region is on the cusp of a new energy revolution. US$50 billion has been set aside for investment in solar power projects by 2020, as MENA governments seek to maximise the long term value of their hydrocarbon…
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Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

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

http://www.lenders360blog.com
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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
  • Dec 12

    Are you a joint employer?

    Are you a joint employer?
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our employment colleagues, including the Chair of DLA Piper’s US Employment Group, Michael J. Sheehan; originally published here:…
  • Nov 6

    Tax reform after the mid-terms: Why we can expect Congress to act

    Tax reform after the mid-terms: Why we can expect Congress to act
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Evan Migdail, Bruce Thompson and Linda Pfatteicher; originally published here: http://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2014/11/tax-reform-after-the-mid-terms/. While…
  • Oct 16

    Why do VCs require legal opinions in venture deals?

    Why do VCs require legal opinions in venture deals?
    Contributed by Jeffrey A. Showalter Most large venture deals require that the Company’s outside legal counsel issue a customary legal opinion, addressed to the investors in the financing, in order to give the investors comfort that…
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Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

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

http://www.financialregulatoryreport.com/
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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/
  • Dec 9

    Florida Deficiency Proceedings: Costs Recoverable Following Foreclosure

    Florida Deficiency Proceedings: Costs Recoverable Following Foreclosure
    Authored by Janet C. Owens and Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owens and Scott J. Kennelly of Rogers TowersFollowing a foreclosure sale, a lender may seek to obtain a deficiency judgment against the borrower and guarantors for the difference…
  • Dec 2

    Garnishment in Florida: Serving Writs of Garnishment on Third Party Bank Account

    Garnishment in Florida: Serving Writs of Garnishment on Third Party Bank Account
    Authored by Edward L. Kelly and Karl R. Gruss and Edward L. Kelly and Karl R. Gruss of Rogers TowersIn a previous article, we provided an overview of the basic procedures judgment creditors must follow when serving writs of garnishment on…
  • Nov 21

    Operation Choke Point

    Operation Choke Point
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersAs part of a coordinated, multi-agency initiative known as “Operation Choke Point,” the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has warned financial institutions that they might be…
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Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

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

http://www.privatefundslaw.com/
  • Dec 4

    AIFMD Round 2: Call for Evidence on AIFMD Passport and Non-EU AIFM

    AIFMD Round 2: Call for Evidence on AIFMD Passport and Non-EU AIFM
    This post was written by Vicky Thatcher. Pursuant to Article 67 of the Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFMD”), the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) has until 22nd July…
  • Nov 10

    AIFMD Reporting by non-EEA AIFM

    AIFMD Reporting by non-EEA AIFM
    This post was authored by Winston Penhall, Editor of this blog and partner in the Investment Funds practice of Reed Smith LLP, London and Paul Moran, Reed Smith trainee, London.  Application The Alternative Investment Fund Managers…
  • Jun 20

    AFIMD update for US managers of non-EU alternative investment fund

    AFIMD update for US managers of non-EU alternative investment fund
    This post was authored by Winston Penhall, Editor of this blog and partner in the Investment Funds practice of Reed Smith LLP, London. We are frequently asked by non-EU managers broadly what their options are in relation to AIFMD compliance…
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The Swap Report

The Swap Report

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

http://www.theswapreport.com/
  • Nov 19

    Comparing Collateral Segregation Regimes for Uncleared Swap Margin

    Comparing Collateral Segregation Regimes for Uncleared Swap Margin
    The proposed margin rules from the CFTC and the prudential regulators, when considered alongside the existing CFTC collateral segregation rules, present the potential for three different collateral segregation regimes applying to initial…
  • Oct 27

    CFTC Chairman Massad Announces Open Meeting on Three End-User Issue

    CFTC Chairman Massad Announces Open Meeting on Three End-User Issue
    This afternoon, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad announced a public meeting of the CFTC to take place on November 3, 2014 at 10:30 am (Eastern). The meeting will address the "further fine-tuning of [the CFTC] rules" with respect to…
  • Oct 15

    Approaching Ambiguities in the Financial Entity Definition

    Approaching Ambiguities in the Financial Entity Definition
    The third installment of our ongoing series on the 2014 CFTC Reauthorization Act covers a potential change to the definition of a "financial entity", which has been a particularly troublesome and confusing definition for end-users, and the…
Rank this Week: 4054

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/
  • Nov 15

    Yet Another Reason to Handle Consumer Electronic Consents Correctly

    Yet Another Reason to Handle Consumer Electronic Consents Correctly
    From time to time, clients balk when I describe the components of an effective consumer consent to an electronic transaction.  They say "I've seen lots of other websites, and they don't require this."  They are correct, in…
  • Nov 6

    Combatting Financial Exploitation: A New Tool

    Combatting Financial Exploitation: A New Tool
    This week, I had the privilege to join a distinguished panel of experts for a series of training webinars on combatting financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled.  The webinar was coordinated by the NC Administrative Office of…
  • Nov 6

    A Message to New North Carolina Lawyer

    A Message to New North Carolina Lawyer
    The following article was published by the NC Bar Association in The Advocate earlier this month.  If you know any newly-licensed lawyers in North Carolina, I encourage you to share it with them:Welcome to the YLDby Matt Cordell,…
Rank this Week: 3961