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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Mortgage Fraud Forfeiture Reversed as Excessive

    Mortgage Fraud Forfeiture Reversed as Excessive
    Melissa Beecroft was convicted, after a jury trial of conspiracy along with two counts each of mail and wire fraud. She was sentenced to three years in prison, five years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution of $2,275,025. In…
  • Jun 30

    Convicted Wading River Ponzi schemer indicted — again | Riverhead News Review

    Convicted Wading River Ponzi schemer indicted — again | Riverhead News Review
    A disbarred Wading River attorney previously convicted in a $4 million real estate Ponzi scheme was indicted last month for wire fraud in connection with an alleged theft that occurred prior to her conviction, according to a federal…
  • Jun 30

    District attorney, AG investigate Roxbury real estate dealer – The Boston Globe

    District attorney, AG investigate Roxbury real estate dealer – The Boston Globe
    Suffolk County prosecutors are working with the state attorney general’s office as it investigates a Roxbury real estate dealer and two of his sons who are at the center of allegations of fraud and forgery involving numerous properties,…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Jun 30

    Broker Bests UBS on Deferred Comp

    Broker Bests UBS on Deferred Comp
    A former UBS broker instituted arbitration proceedings against UBS for failing to pay deferred compensation and bonus compensation, defamation, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, wrongful termination, and violation of…
  • Jun 29

    Paul Dudek, Chief of Office of International Corporate Finance, to Leave Agency

    Paul Dudek, Chief of Office of International Corporate Finance, to Leave Agency
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Paul Dudek, Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance, is leaving the agency at the end of the month. Mr. Dudek has headed…
  • Jun 28

    C. Dabney O’Riordan Named as Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit

    C. Dabney O’Riordan Named as Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that C. Dabney O’Riordan has been named co-chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit, a national specialized unit that focuses on misconduct by investment…
Rank this Week: 2330

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jun 30

    A Special Webcast! “The SEC Speaks on Non-GAAP”

    A Special Webcast! “The SEC Speaks on Non-GAAP”
    Since we’ve still been getting so many questions about what the SEC Staff expects in the wake of Corp Fin’s recent issuance of its new non-GAAP CDIs, we’ve calendared a new webcast – “Non-GAAP Disclosures: The…
  • Jun 30

    SEC Commissioner Nominees: Confirmation Not Gonna Happen (Anytime Soon)

    SEC Commissioner Nominees: Confirmation Not Gonna Happen (Anytime Soon)
    The ridic Senate battle over confirmation of the SEC’s two Commissioner nominees continues. Here’s an excerpt from this WSJ article by Andrew Ackerman: The two nominees to fill vacancies on the Securities and Exchange Commission…
  • Jun 29

    Climate Change Disclosures: Corp Fin Taking a Close Look

    Climate Change Disclosures: Corp Fin Taking a Close Look
    This recent speech by SEC Chair White not only indicates that a rule proposal regarding board diversity disclosures is coming soon, it highlights that the Corp Fin Staff is actively reviewing climate change & sustainability disclosures…
Rank this Week: 2314

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/
  • Jun 30

    CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Highlights Consumer Loan Complaint

    CFPB Monthly Complaint Snapshot Highlights Consumer Loan Complaint
    On June 28, the CFPB released its monthly complaint report focusing on consumer loans, including vehicle loans and leases, installment loans, title loans, and pawn loans. According to the report, of the 906,400 consumer complaints across all…
  • Jun 30

    FDIC Conducts Survey on Banks’ Small Business Lending Practice

    FDIC Conducts Survey on Banks’ Small Business Lending Practice
    On June 28, the FDIC announced that it is conducting a survey to collect information on banks’ small business lending practices. Selected at random, approximately 2,000 FDIC-insured banks will participate in the web-based small dollar…
  • Jun 30

    FSOC Rescinds Nonbank Financial Company’s “Too-Big-to-Fail” Designation

    FSOC Rescinds Nonbank Financial Company’s “Too-Big-to-Fail” Designation
    On June 29, the Financial Stability Oversight Counsel (FSOC) announced that it rescinded its July 2013 “systemically important” designation of a Connecticut-based financial company. FSOC’s July 2013 designation subjected the…
Rank this Week: 675

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: 3373

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Texas diverges from SEC on portal handling of investor fund

    Texas diverges from SEC on portal handling of investor fund
    By Jay Fishman, J.D. While the SEC prohibits crowdfunding portals from handling investor funds, the Texas State Securities Board has proposed to amend its crowdfunding exemption to relax this prohibition. As proposed, a Texas crowdfunding…
  • Jun 29

    Timbervest proceeding remanded to SEC to hear additional evidence

    Timbervest proceeding remanded to SEC to hear additional evidence
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.The D.C. Circuit has remanded proceedings against Timbervest LLC to the SEC for the purpose of hearing additional evidence relating to the SEC’s original disgorgement order; in particular, an agreement of settlement…
  • Jun 28

    Tax condition lets oil company out of unfavorable merger

    Tax condition lets oil company out of unfavorable merger
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.The inability to procure a legal opinion allowed Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) to back out of an unfavorable merger with The Williams Companies, Inc. The energy market tanked after the parties agreed to the merger,…
Rank this Week: 2265

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Brexit: your risks and opportunitie

    Brexit: your risks and opportunitie
    Brexit will have significant consequences for many businesses. The departure process will take several years but planning should start immediately to identify the risks and opportunities. Our team of lawyers with specific industry and EU law…
  • Jun 20

    Re-registration of a company restores existing MPRDA right

    Re-registration of a company restores existing MPRDA right
    The Supreme Court of Appeal settled the debate surrounding the interpretation and relationship between s56(c) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 2002 and s73(6A) of the Companies Act 1973 by declaring that a right which…
  • Jun 15

    Grounds for removal of trustee

    Grounds for removal of trustee
    The overriding question when a court is asked to remove a trustee is whether or not the conduct of the trustee imperils the trust property or its proper administration. The decisive consideration is the welfare of the beneficiaries and the…
Rank this Week: 1711

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
  • Jun 29

    FTC Raises Maximum Potential Hart-Scott-Rodino Civil Penalties to $40,000 per Day, an Increase of 150 percent

    FTC Raises Maximum Potential Hart-Scott-Rodino Civil Penalties to $40,000 per Day, an Increase of 150 percent
    On June 29, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced new maximum potential civil penalties for violations of various competition and other laws enforced by the FTC,1 including the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of…
  • Jun 29

    SEC Proposes Changes to Smaller Reporting Company Definition

    SEC Proposes Changes to Smaller Reporting Company Definition
    On June 27, 2016, the SEC Staff proposed changes to the definition of “smaller reporting company” to expand the number of registrants that would qualify as smaller reporting companies (SRC). The term “smaller reporting…
  • Jun 28

    Light at the End of the (Channel) Tunnel

    Light at the End of the (Channel) Tunnel
    MiFID II’s Passport for “Third Countries” and the Possibility of Continued Access to the EU Market for UK Firms The decision to hold a referendum as to whether the United Kingdom (UK) should remain a member of the European…
Rank this Week: 2536

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/
  • Jun 28

    Pensions and Politic

    Pensions and Politic
    Since I started this blog a decade ago, I've repeatedly lamented the unfortunate situations when investment decisions are determined by politics rather than based on prudent process. As I read "Teachers Union and Hedge Funds War Over Pension…
  • Jun 9

    More About the Fiduciary Gap

    More About the Fiduciary Gap
    Thanks to the many people who shared their insights about various state retirement arrangements for eligible private company employees and the need for a proverbial umbrella to address the fiduciary gap. Let me start with the Nutmeg…
  • Jun 8

    State Retirement Arrangements for Small Business Employee

    State Retirement Arrangements for Small Business Employee
    After posting "Public-Private Retirement Plans and Possible Fiduciary Gaps," a senior legal expert kindly informed me that Connecticut's legislation draws extensively from U.S. federal pension law. (ERISA does not directly apply to most…
Rank this Week: 3154

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3101

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/
  • Jun 27

    A Great Honor And A Greater Responsibility

    A Great Honor And A Greater Responsibility
    Going to the NC Bar Association GalaOne of the best pieces of advice I have received in my professional life was when Knox Proctor took me to lunch during my first week as a lawyer and suggested (okay, insisted) that I become actively…
  • Jun 14

    New NC Law Enhances Student Privacy Rights and Restricts Providers of Online Educational Resource

    New NC Law Enhances Student Privacy Rights and Restricts Providers of Online Educational Resource
    Education technology (or "EdTech") organizations will want to pay close attention to a new North Carolina statute that was signed into law a couple of days ago.  On Thursday, June 9, 2016, a new law titled "An Act to Protect Student…
  • May 31

    Another Setback in U.S. - European Commerce: Regulator Rejects the Privacy Shield Agreement

    Another Setback in U.S. - European Commerce: Regulator Rejects the Privacy Shield Agreement
    Yesterday, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) delivered a crushing blow to the proposed EU/US Privacy Shield, sending U.S. and European negotiators back to the drawing board. I posted my initial analysis on the NC Privacy and…
Rank this Week: 3711

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/
  • Jun 27

    Innovation in #InvestmentBanking—There are Pros and Con

    Innovation in #InvestmentBanking—There are Pros and Con
    I just caught a BusinessInsider article outlining what we already knew: macro investment banking is having a bit of a rough year in 2016. The United States is having one of the most underwhelming years so far, underwhelmed only by Australia.…
  • Jun 25

    Deal Virtual Data Rooms Best Practice

    Deal Virtual Data Rooms Best Practice
    While various virtual data rooms on the market differ in scope, complexity and price, in the most simplified form a virtual data room is nothing more than a cloud-based repository for housing all the most confidential and pertinent files…
  • Jun 24

    Why Investment Bankers are (or should be) among the world’s most prolific #ProjectManager

    Why Investment Bankers are (or should be) among the world’s most prolific #ProjectManager
    The last decade has seen a surge in the world of professional project managers. In most instances, project management (PM) methodologies are used for specific IT-related projects, but now that nearly every company has some IT-based core…
Rank this Week: 1024

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/
  • Jun 26

    B of A Questions New Lawyer Salary Increase

    B of A Questions New Lawyer Salary Increase
    Last week, we made an obscure reference to the fact that some of the nation's largest law firms have opted to raise the starting base salaries of their new associates from $160,000 per year to $180,000 per year. While many...
  • Jun 19

    Countrywide: Closed For Good

    Countrywide: Closed For Good
    Maybe it's the fact that in another six months or so, the regime change here in the Land of the Free will lead many of the the current crop of enforcers in D.C. out the revolving door and into the...
  • Jun 5

    Defrauding Yourself: A New Frontier Of Legal Theory Temporarily Closed

    Defrauding Yourself: A New Frontier Of Legal Theory Temporarily Closed
    As we discussed a few years ago, the current administration's Department of Justice has been a huge fan of FIRREA, using its civil money penalties potential to squeeze blood out of bank turnips on the theory that a bank committed...
Rank this Week: 325

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
  • Jun 23

    “Qualified Client” Threshold Increasing to $2.1M

    “Qualified Client” Threshold Increasing to $2.1M
    The SEC has updated the net worth threshold for “qualified clients” from $2.0 million to $2.1 million, effective August 15, 2016. Section 205 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act”)…
  • Jun 7

    SEC Sanctions Private Equity Fund Adviser For Acting As An Unregistered Broker

    SEC Sanctions Private Equity Fund Adviser For Acting As An Unregistered Broker
    From our colleagues Edward J. Johnsen, Wesley G. Nissen, David A. Goldstein, Jay Coogan and Robert B. Weiss The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that a private equity fund advisory firm and its owner have agreed to pay more…
  • May 16

    Employee and Other Proprietary Information & Invention Assignment Agreements – Update for New Trade Secret Law

    Employee and Other Proprietary Information & Invention Assignment Agreements – Update for New Trade Secret Law
    On May 11, President Barack Obama today signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law.  The law is effective immediately.  The DTSA provides a federal claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. Until now, trade secrets…
Rank this Week: 652

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
  • Jun 23

    Pro Se Stockbroker Wins $435,000 Award In Defamation And Termination Case

    Pro Se Stockbroker Wins $435,000 Award In Defamation And Termination Case
    A former registered representative seeks about $600,000 in damages from his former employer amid allegations of defamation and wrongful termination. It's a familiar refrain; however, that familiarity makes nothing less painful for any former…
  • Jun 21

    Lonely Game of Masquerade As FINRA Hides Two Entire Countrie

    Lonely Game of Masquerade As FINRA Hides Two Entire Countrie
    Welcome to FINRA's masquerade ball where the self-regulatory organization hides two entire countries behind a mask of secrecy in a recent regulatory settlement despite naming one American state and one British territory and one sovereign…
  • Jun 20

    Wedbush Ordered to Pay Attorneys Fees After Untimely Payment of Attorneys Fee

    Wedbush Ordered to Pay Attorneys Fees After Untimely Payment of Attorneys Fee
    If you read through today's FINRA arbitration commentary by Bill Singer, you will come across what seems a fairly mundane employment dispute between former employee Bell and his former employer Wedbush, with Bell seeking at least $1.25…
Rank this Week: 1199

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Ignore At Your Own Peril: “Training Fees” Provisions in Financial Industry Employment Contract

    Ignore At Your Own Peril: “Training Fees” Provisions in Financial Industry Employment Contract
                It has long been the practice of many broker-dealers, wire houses, and other financial firms to put provisions in employee contracts allowing them to recover so-called “training fees”…
  • May 23

    DOL Fiduciary Rule P II: The SEC Story

    DOL Fiduciary Rule P II: The SEC Story
    While the previous post discussed the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule, it is not the only government agency tackling the issue. In 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Act, which authorized the Securities and…
  • Apr 18

    “Lumpiness” insufficient When the Ship is Going Down

    “Lumpiness” insufficient When the Ship is Going Down
    Class action investors recently won a partial victory against Dolan Company in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.  I stress partial because, while the trial court’s dismissal was reversed, its severe limitation of the…
Rank this Week: 3950

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: 3796

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

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

http://www.financialregulatoryreport.com/
  • Jun 17

    FCA Enforcement Action Overview

    FCA Enforcement Action Overview
    Reed Smith’s Enforcement Action by the FCA 2016 is a useful overview of enforcement action taken by the FCA in 2016.  Enforcement action is important in terms of showing where the focus of the regulator is in terms of…
  • May 11

    CFPB Moves Forward With Proposal To Ban Class Action Waivers In Arbitration

    CFPB Moves Forward With Proposal To Ban Class Action Waivers In Arbitration
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published its long anticipated 377-page proposed rule to bar banks and regulated financial institutions from including class action waivers in mandatory arbitration provisions in consumer…
  • May 6

    Federal Regulator Issues Proposed Rule Aimed at Incentive Compensation Policies of Banking Organization

    Federal Regulator Issues Proposed Rule Aimed at Incentive Compensation Policies of Banking Organization
    On April 21, 2016, the National Credit Union Administration (collectively, with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Housing…
Rank this Week: 3802

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

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

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • Jun 16

    NYPAY: Regulation Prepaid

    NYPAY: Regulation Prepaid
    Last week, DWT Consumer Financial Services team member Tom Scanlon spoke at the June NYPAY panel titled, “Regulating Prepaid: Balance Between Protecting Consumers & Promoting Payments”. NYPAY is a New York-based forum for…
  • Jun 15

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Law Enforcement: An Empirical Review

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Law Enforcement: An Empirical Review
    PLA today augments its popular UDAAP Enforcement Action Database page with a link to “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Law Enforcement: An Empirical Review,” by Professor Christopher L. Peterson.  We hope you find it…
  • Jun 14

    Credit Card Data Breaches: Protecting Against Surprise

    Credit Card Data Breaches: Protecting Against Surprise
    For retailers, the costs involved with a credit card data breach go well beyond the immediate needs of retaining a privileged forensic investigator, hiring outside counsel and public relations and crisis management advisors, and notifying…
Rank this Week: 2220

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/
  • Jun 15

    Notice to Mortgage Lenders – Your Mortgage Interest Statements Must be Revised Starting in Tax Year 2016

    Notice to Mortgage Lenders – Your Mortgage Interest Statements Must be Revised Starting in Tax Year 2016
    An act passed by Congress last year makes changes to IRS Form 1098 (Mortgage Interest Statement) starting in tax year 2016 (reported commencing in calendar year 2017).  Internal Revenue Code Section 6050H(b)(2)(D) requires that a Form…
  • May 26

    A Proposition 65 Violation May Be Lurking in Your Cash Register Receipt

    A Proposition 65 Violation May Be Lurking in Your Cash Register Receipt
    Many consumer-facing businesses have learned to identify high-risk Prop 65 targets:  soft, flexible plastics; faux and colored leathers; and any kind of brass or metal that may contain lead or other heavy metals.  But businesses…
  • May 13

    Google To Ban Payday Loan Advertisement

    Google To Ban Payday Loan Advertisement
    Google announced on May 11 that effective on July 13, 2016 it will ban all payday loan advertisements from its site.  Google was responding to concerns raised by consumer advocates who argued that the lending practice exploits the poor…
Rank this Week: 2349

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    5 Questions to Answer As You Prepare Your Startup for a Seed or Angel Round

    5 Questions to Answer As You Prepare Your Startup for a Seed or Angel Round
    Last month I wrote about the four stages of startup capital – (1) seed rounds, (2) angel rounds, (3) venture rounds, and (4) bridge/pre-ipo stage rounds. This month we’ll take a look at what startups need to do to prepare…
  • May 16

    Title III Crowdfunding Is Here

    Title III Crowdfunding Is Here
    Title III crowdfunding is here! The first funding portals can begin operations today, May 16, 2016. On Friday, I was a guest on the “This Week in Law” Podcast, where I talked about the impact this will have on startups, technology…
  • May 5

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital
    For many startup founders, what led them into the risky but thrilling world of starting their own company was technology, innovation, the ability to affect the world, and the freedom of being their own boss. Learning the ins and outs of…
Rank this Week: 2853

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: 3566

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/
  • Jun 7

    CFTC Asserts Broader Jurisdiction over Digital Asset Exchanges, Levies $75,000 Fine

    CFTC Asserts Broader Jurisdiction over Digital Asset Exchanges, Levies $75,000 Fine
    The CFTC’s recent enforcement against Bitfinex’s financed trading activities demonstrates the Commission’s increasing interest in virtual currency and digital assets. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is…
  • May 18

    Four Things You Need to Know About the Mauritius-India Protocol

    Four Things You Need to Know About the Mauritius-India Protocol
    International investors have frequently used Mauritius holding companies for their Indian investments, seeking to take advantage of the exemption under the India-Mauritius income tax treaty (the “Mauritius Treaty”) from Indian…
  • Apr 29

    SEC Issues Guidance Expanding the Private Fund and Venture Capital Fund Adviser Exemption

    SEC Issues Guidance Expanding the Private Fund and Venture Capital Fund Adviser Exemption
    President Obama signed into law the SBIC Advisers Relief Act (as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015—the FAST Act) on December 4, 2015.  (See also our Annual Compliance Alert)  After the…
Rank this Week: 3149

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
  • Jun 2

    Hot Off the Press – Canadian Contractual Interpretation Law 3rd Edition

    Hot Off the Press – Canadian Contractual Interpretation Law 3rd Edition
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP Geoff Hall, senior litigator at McCarthy Tétrault, authors the newly published third edition of Canadian Contractual Interpretation Law. The book clearly sets out the principles governing the…
  • Mar 3

    Canada’s early warning rules get tougher in May

    Canada’s early warning rules get tougher in May
    Canadian Securities Administrators adopt enhanced disclosure, retain 10% reporting threshold By McCarthy Tétrault LLP Along with the announcement on February 25, 2016 of final amendments to Canada’s take-over bid regime (see our…
  • Feb 26

    Canada’s New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek to Level the Playing Field

    Canada’s New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek to Level the Playing Field
    The Canadian Securities Administrators confirm the adoption of a harmonized Canadian take-over bid and issuer bid regime (including a 105 day minimum bid period), effective May 9, 2016 By McCarthy Tétrault LLP On February 25, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 3851

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Jun 2

    Climate Change Further Threatens MENA Water Security

    Climate Change Further Threatens MENA Water Security
    Climate Change Further Threatens MENA Water Security The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is home to 14 of the 33 most water scarce countries globally, with six times less water availability than the worldwide average and less than 2…
  • May 25

    Telemedicine in the UAE

    Telemedicine in the UAE
    Telemedicine is a product of 20th century information and communication technologies. It is generally defined as the provision of healthcare services from a healthcare professional to a patient from a remote location using a telephone or the…
  • Mar 31

    New Saudi Companies Law – Accumulated Losses and Risk of Statutory Dissolution

    New Saudi Companies Law – Accumulated Losses and Risk of Statutory Dissolution
    For the past few decades, the obligations of companies with losses reaching 50% or more of their share capital has been a topic of high debate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That is due to the uncertainty surrounding the application of…
Rank this Week: 3676

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • May 25

    Shaky Ground

    Shaky Ground
    In Halliburton II, the U.S. Supreme Court held that defendants can rebut the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage with evidence of a lack of stock price impact.  In a typical case, where the…
  • Apr 25

    Tell Me Something New

    Tell Me Something New
    Plaintiffs often establish the existence of loss causation by pointing to a “corrective disclosure” that allegedly revealed the fraud and led to a stock price decline. What a disclosure must contain to be deemed…
  • Mar 16

    Don’t Tout

    Don’t Tout
    A number of years ago, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed whether a company’s false statement about its CEO’s educational background was material.  The court found that the statement was…
Rank this Week: 2320

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: 1276

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: 4295

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

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

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: 1111

Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

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

http://www.privatefundslaw.com/
  • Feb 18

    SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Releases 2016 Exam Prioritie

    SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Releases 2016 Exam Prioritie
    The SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE” or the “Staff”) released its 2016 Exam Priorities recently, as applicable to examined registrants other than national securities exchanges.  …
  • Jan 6

    New “Senior Managers Regime” to be introduced for all financial services firms, including the fund management sector

    New “Senior Managers Regime” to be introduced for all financial services firms, including the fund management sector
    The Government has confirmed that it will be pushing forward with extending the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all financial services firms (including investment firms and fund managers), following the Fair and Effective Markets…
  • Nov 20

    AIFMD Passporting Update

    AIFMD Passporting Update
    EU regulated AIFMs promoting EU domiciled AIFs – We have lived with AIFMD since the full implementation date of 22 July 2014 with the marketing passport being available from that date for EU regulated AIFMs promoting EU…
Rank this Week: 3846

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: 2273

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/
  • Feb 3

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
    The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make "Aiding and Abetting" Claims The Plaintiff made a claim against some of the Defendants for aiding…
  • Jan 18

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.
    I don't draft arbitration provisions in agreements, but if I did I would not draft one like the one in Taggart v. Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc.  Not because it turned out to be unenforceable, but because it was found to be…
  • Jan 12

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 1736

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: 1355

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: 806

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: 4753

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Nov 22

    SEC expands fraud case to include Lenco Mobile, subject of a prior Sharesleuth investigation

    SEC expands fraud case to include Lenco Mobile, subject of a prior Sharesleuth investigation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has quietly expanded its fraud case against financier Izak Zirk De Maison, adding seven more people as codefendants and identifying five more stocks he used in his schemes. According to the SEC’s…
  • Feb 4

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph
      Just days after the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots claimed their spots in Super Bowl XLIX, a memorabilia company called The Highland Mint contacted customers with a tantalizing list of autographed collectibles. Highland…
  • Dec 31

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?
    When the global economy collapsed in the fall of 2008, the sharp drop in consumer spending threw the power sports industry into a steep decline. Sales of motorcycles, go-karts and all-terrain vehicles each plunged by 30 percent or more,…
Rank this Week: 258

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/
Rank this Week: 1546

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: 3682

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/
  • Apr 17

    Novedosa alternativa para monetizar tu trabajo creativo. Podcast #167

    Novedosa alternativa para monetizar tu trabajo creativo. Podcast #167
    Monetizar (tener ingresos) las creaciones en linea en México y en algunos lugares de latinoamérica no ha sido fácil  de productos en internet. Dios sabe que yo también he batallado a pesar de generar contenido…
  • Apr 13

    ¿Invertir sin miedo? Descubre como lograrlo

    ¿Invertir sin miedo? Descubre como lograrlo
    No se pueden tener unas finanzas sólidas si solo ahorras. Ahorrar es la primera parte de la ecuación. ¿La segunda? Es invertir. Hacer que ese dinero que ya ahorraste ¡crezca! El problema es que si nadie nos…
  • Apr 10

    Evita el NO de los mejores proveedores y clientes Podcast #166

    Evita el NO de los mejores proveedores y clientes Podcast #166
    En el podcast #162 El Arte de Pedir explico los pequeños y a veces grandes detalles que hacen que uno reciba un NO cuando se pide algo. Mi querida invitada a este podcast Leonora Varo quiso retomar un poco el tema con un ángulo…
Rank this Week: 4610

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: 3071

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: 4659

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: 1318

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 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…
Rank this Week: 560

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: 1215