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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    30, 20 and 10 Year Sentences Handed Down for $37M Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    30, 20 and 10 Year Sentences Handed Down for $37M Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Christopher Jackson, 46, Elk Grove, California, was sentenced to 30 years in prison; Michael Bolden, 60, Sacramento, California, was sentenced to 20 years in prison; and Victor Alvarado, 53, Sacramento, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for…
  • Sep 15

    Former Lawyer Charged with Defrauding Clients in Advance Loan Fee Scam

    Former Lawyer Charged with Defrauding Clients in Advance Loan Fee Scam
    Michael Rene Berlon, 55, Grayson, Georgia, former attorney, has been arraigned on federal charges of mail and wire fraud in Utah for his role in defrauding clients in an advance fee loan scam. According to the charges, and other information…
  • Sep 12

    Arrest Made in Advance Fee Loan Scam

    Arrest Made in Advance Fee Loan Scam
    David C. Jackson, also known as C. David Manns, 53, has been arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with operating an advance fee loan fraud scheme that defrauded individuals out of more than $3 million. Jackson was arrested in…
Rank this Week: 5

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: 211

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 359

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 391

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 13

    New Financial Services and Stability Czar Established for E.U.

    New Financial Services and Stability Czar Established for E.U.
    In a groundbreaking move, the new European Commission will have a Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets, with complete oversight of securities and banking regulation across the E.U. This was generally…
  • Sep 12

    New NASAA Working Group Aims to Improve BD Fee Disclosure

    New NASAA Working Group Aims to Improve BD Fee Disclosure
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John M. Jascob, J.D.NASAA has formed a joint working group of state securities regulators and industry representatives in an effort to develop improved disclosures of…
  • Sep 11

    Rep. Hensarling Worries Anew About Financial Regulation

    Rep. Hensarling Worries Anew About Financial Regulation
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.), gave a speech yesterday at The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional…
Rank this Week: 491

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/
  • Sep 12

    Unofficial Transcripts of the Joint CFPB/Federal Reserve TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Webinar

    Unofficial Transcripts of the Joint CFPB/Federal Reserve TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Webinar
    To address frequently asked questions regarding the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rules that take effect next August, CFPB staff provided non-binding, informal guidance in a webinar hosted by the Federal Reserve Board on August 26.…
  • Sep 12

    CFPB Updates TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule Compliance Guide

    CFPB Updates TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule Compliance Guide
    On September 8, the CFPB released an updated Small Entity Compliance Guide for its TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, which becomes effective next August. The updates include information on where to find additional resources on the rule,…
  • Sep 12

    Federal Reserve, CFPB Announce Increased Consumer Credit, Lease Transaction Threshold

    Federal Reserve, CFPB Announce Increased Consumer Credit, Lease Transaction Threshold
    On September 9, the Federal Reserve Board and the CFPB announced an increase in the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z and Regulation M for exempt consumer credit and lease transactions. Transactions at or below the thresholds are subject to…
Rank this Week: 573

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/
  • Sep 12

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)
    I don't usually write about decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery because it's rare for that Court to even mention North Carolina.  But a decision by that Court this week -- in City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares,…
  • Sep 10

    Receiver Appointed To Oversee Sell-Off Of Corporation's Intellectual Property

    Receiver Appointed To Oversee Sell-Off Of Corporation's Intellectual Property
    When I wrote last week about Americana Development, Inc. v. Ebius Trading & Distributing Co., the Business Court had entered a TRO against the Defendants prohibiting them from disposing of the intellectual property of Defendant Ebius…
  • Sep 8

    You Win Some, You Lose Some: How Should A Request For Attorneys' Fees Be Ruled Upon?

    You Win Some, You Lose Some: How Should A Request For Attorneys' Fees Be Ruled Upon?
    Let's say that you've tried a case, you have lost on a few of your claims, but you won a couple of claims and have gotten a judgment for damages against the defendant for $25,000.  You've billed your client $1,162,895 for your services…
Rank this Week: 614

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 15

    Webcast: “Cybersecurity – Working the Calm Before the Storm”

    Webcast: “Cybersecurity – Working the Calm Before the Storm”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast — “Cybersecurity: Working the Calm Before the Storm“— to hear Weil Gotshal’s Paul Ferrillo, Hogan Lovells’ Harriet Pearson and Dave Lynn of TheCorporateCounsel.net and…
  • Sep 12

    CII: Investors Seek Proxy Disclosure of Board Evaluation Proce

    CII: Investors Seek Proxy Disclosure of Board Evaluation Proce
    As noted in this blog by Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu, CII has issued this report about “Best Disclosures of Board Evaluation Process.” Based on a survey of CII members, investors want disclosure of the board evaluation process…
  • Sep 11

    Wow! SEC Launches “Section 16 & Schedule 13D” Enforcement Inititative

    Wow! SEC Launches “Section 16 & Schedule 13D” Enforcement Inititative
    Yesterday, as noted in Alan Dye’s blog on Section16.net, the SEC announced a major enforcement initiative in which it has brought enforcement actions against 28 insiders (directors, officers and 10% owners) for failing to file timely…
Rank this Week: 648

Redeye VC

Redeye VC

Offers a view of startup ecosystem. By Josh Kopelman.

http://redeye.firstround.com/
  • Sep 10

    This Is How You Get People to Trust Your Product

    This Is How You Get People to Trust Your Product
    Most new tech companies simply would not work without consumer trust. People wouldn’t get into an Uber, list their home on Airbnb, or even buy shoes on Zappos if they didn’t trust those companies to deliver a high quality, secure…
  • Sep 2

    Annual Planning is Killing Your Growth – Try This Plan Instead

    Annual Planning is Killing Your Growth – Try This Plan Instead
    By the time Dave Brussin co-founded Monetate in 2008, he had experience running three other companies. One of his biggest lessons: Things change fast. Even faster than you might think. At the same time, in order to grow, you need to be able…
  • Sep 1

    Employee Onboarding at Startups Is Broken – Here’s How to Fix It

    Employee Onboarding at Startups Is Broken – Here’s How to Fix It
    You’re greeted at the pearly gates to heaven by St. Peter who asks where you’d like to spend eternity. “Well, heaven of course!” you say. Peter replies: “You have to check out hell just to see what you think…
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • Sep 15

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing
    The SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 to a company employee who performed audit and compliance functions and reported wrongdoing to the SEC after the company failed to take action when the employee reported it…
  • Sep 12

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow
    With the retirement of Linda Fienberg, Reuters is reporting that FINRA has narrowed its search for a new head of its arbitration unit to two of its own long-time officials, according to a person familiar with the matter. FINRA, Wall Street's…
  • Sep 11

    Investor Alert - Frontier Fund

    Investor Alert - Frontier Fund
    FINRA has issued an investor alert regarding "Frontier funds" which are funds that invest in securities of companies in countries with developing securities markets—like Argentina, Lebanon, Nigeria, Slovenia and Vietnam.According to…
Rank this Week: 680

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
  • Sep 9

    FINRA Sued In Case Involving E*TRADE, Deceased Father, And Lost Inheritance

    FINRA Sued In Case Involving E*TRADE, Deceased Father, And Lost Inheritance
    Sometime in February 2014, Jeffrey S. Conover sent a written complaint to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) in which he asserted that his deceased father’s assets had been illegally transferred to an ETRADE…
  • Sep 8

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer Week In Review

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer Week In Review
    BrokeAndBroker Offers A Weekend Musical ExtravaganzaSeptember 12, 2014What's this column about?  Not sure but I thought that I'd just go with it. It's a Friday afternoon and the Labor Day holiday is behind us and su... Read…
  • Sep 7

    BrokeAndBroker Offers A Weekend Musical Extravaganza

    BrokeAndBroker Offers A Weekend Musical Extravaganza
    What's this column about?  Not sure but I thought that I'd just go with it. It's a Friday afternoon and the Labor Day holiday is behind us and summer is about over. Nothing here about Wall Street or law. Just two music videos. Consider…
Rank this Week: 736

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: 683

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Financial Institutions Law Blog

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

http://www.financialinstitutionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 707

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: 768

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: 915

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: 1093

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: 1205

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/
  • Sep 15

    The World’s Richest Doctor Got His Start with a #ReverseMerger

    The World’s Richest Doctor Got His Start with a #ReverseMerger
    Sometimes I get tired of the industry touting Blockbuster, Berkshire Hathaway, Occidental Petroleum and Texas Instruments as the poster children for reverse takeovers. They’re certainly helpful, but I’m always on the lookout for…
  • Sep 15

    Dirty Public Shell

    Dirty Public Shell
    If you’ve been around this industry, you’ll recognize an oft-repeated request, “can you provide me with a clean public shell corp?” The problem with most public shell corporations is that they’re often a shell…
  • Sep 10

    Equitynet’s True Untapped Potential

    Equitynet’s True Untapped Potential
    Although not yet fully implemented, the JOBS Act promises to be a complete game-changer for the capital markets. I don’t think we’re truly cognizant of how huge the opportunity equity crowdfunding presents to both investors and…
Rank this Week: 1473

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/
  • Sep 14

    MJ Co-Ops: DOA?

    MJ Co-Ops: DOA?
    Readers may recall the brilliant idea for "cannabis co-ops," hatched by Colorado legislators who, sunshine on their shoulders, were not only crying at the beauty of the concept, but apparently flying at 30,000 feet on a Rocky…
  • Sep 10

    Consolidation Does Not Inevitably Lead To De Novo

    Consolidation Does Not Inevitably Lead To De Novo
    ICBA chief Cam Fine recently turned optimistic (paid subscription required) about an eventual uptick in de novo charters. However, he doesn't think that wave will break for a few years. "It may not be as robust as the late '90s,...
  • Sep 7

    The Stickiness of Browsewrap

    The Stickiness of Browsewrap
    A recent client alert from Arent Fox discusses a potential problem for every bank that has a website, which, I assume, means almost every bank. A decision of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held against Barnes & Noble,...
Rank this Week: 1450

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: 1458

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 6

    New FINRA Rule Limits usage of Expungement Requests in Arbitration

    New FINRA Rule Limits usage of Expungement Requests in Arbitration
    The SEC has approved FINRA Rule 2081 that would disallow brokers from conditioning settlement of a customer dispute on a customer’s consent to the broker’s request for expungment from the Central Registration Depository…
  • Aug 12

    Does your Investment Adviser Firm Have a Social Media Policy?

    Does your Investment Adviser Firm Have a Social Media Policy?
    Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or blogs have become popular mechanisms for companies to communicate with the public. Social media allows companies to communicate with clients and prospective clients, market their services,…
  • Aug 1

    Who has the Right to Enforce Your Promissory Note?

    Who has the Right to Enforce Your Promissory Note?
    A customary practice in the securities industry is for financial advisors to receive a transition bonus above and beyond an advisor’s standard commission compensation upon joining to a new firm. The bonus amount is usually determined…
Rank this Week: 1469

Banking Law Update

Banking Law Update

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

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

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach

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

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie

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

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule
    Maine’s Truth-in-Savings and Funds Availability Rule is getting an overhaul.  On August 6, 2014, Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions announced that changes to Chapter 118, Funds Availability and Truth-in-Savings had…
Rank this Week: 1482

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right
    This post is the thirteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twelve posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the…
  • Aug 19

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right
    This post is the thirteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twelve posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the…
  • Jul 7

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right
    This post is the twelfth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior eleven posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of…
Rank this Week: 1361

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: 1498

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
  • Sep 15

    Bitcoin Accepted Here? Funding M&A Transactions by Way of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Accepted Here? Funding M&A Transactions by Way of Bitcoin
    By Ana Badour There is no denying the increasing popularity and notoriety of the virtual currency Bitcoin.  Bitcoin market capitalization currently stands in the billions of dollars, with over 13 million Bitcoins having been mined and…
  • Sep 11

    Proposed Changes to Takeover Bid Regime in Canada Would Put More Time in the Hands of Target Board

    Proposed Changes to Takeover Bid Regime in Canada Would Put More Time in the Hands of Target Board
    By Fraser Bourne , Garth Girvan , Heidi Gordon , Graham Gow , Clemens Mayr , Ian C. Michael , Leslie Milroy and Shea Small , Fraser Bourne , Garth Girvan , Heidi Gordon , Graham Gow , Clemens Mayr , Ian C. Michael , Leslie Milroy and Shea…
  • Sep 8

    Augusta/HudBay – B.C. Securities Commission Policy Remains Unchanged

    Augusta/HudBay – B.C. Securities Commission Policy Remains Unchanged
    By Matthew Cumming and Saqib Butt and Matthew Cumming and Saqib Butt Over the summer, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued reasons for its previous decision that allowed Augusta Resource Corporation (Augusta) to maintain…
Rank this Week: 2186

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

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

    Fervent Belief

    Fervent Belief
    Next term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in the Omnicare case.  The issue is the pleading standard for an allegedly false or misleading opinion under Section 11 of the Securities Act.  While the Second, Third, and Ninth…
  • Sep 10

    Freshening Up

    Freshening Up
    Regular visitors to The 10b-5 Daily will notice that the look and format of the blog has undergone a change.  A few items of note: (1) To receive e-mail notifications of new posts (even if you have previously…
  • Sep 9

    The 10b-5 Daily Gets A Makeover

    The 10b-5 Daily Gets A Makeover
    After eleven years (has it really been that long?), The 10b-5 Daily is moving to a new platform, updating its look, clearing out dead links, and generally becoming a more user-friendly blog. For most visitors, the transition will be…
Rank this Week: 1980

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: 2086

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

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

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • 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...
  • Jun 26

    Bull City Venture Partners III, L.P.

    Bull City Venture Partners III, L.P.
    We are really excited to announce the closing of Bull City Venture Partners III, a $26 million venture capital fund. David and I sincerely appreciate the commitment from all of our LPs and the overwhelming support from the entreprenurial…
Rank this Week: 1976

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
  • Sep 5

    What is Micro-Venture Capital?

    What is Micro-Venture Capital?
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com Over the past few years, a new funding source for seed stage startups has developed and quickly become an integral part of the startup ecosystem.  This newer brand of investor is…
  • Aug 7

    Angel Investment Trends: Q1 2014 Halo Report

    Angel Investment Trends: Q1 2014 Halo Report
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com The Q1 2014 Halo Report has been released by the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights. The Halo Report analyzes angel investment activity and trends in the…
  • Jul 23

    Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more

    Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more
    CONTRIBUTED BY Rachel M. Perkins rachel.perkins@dlapiper.com Startups and public companies alike often use equity to help attract, retain and incentivize talented employees and other service providers. The different forms of awards have…
Rank this Week: 2136

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Aug 29

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?

    CFPB ENFORCEMENT: IS THE CFPB LOOKING AT RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LEAD GENERATION COMPANIES?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau often provides subtle clues as to where they may be headed on the enforcement front and on November 6, 2013 they addressed the topic on their website about online Lead Generation and consumer safety…
  • Aug 29

    Marx Sterbcow achieves the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    Marx Sterbcow achieves the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    New Orleans, LA (PR Newswire) August 29, 2014 - Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney Marx David Sterbcow has been given an AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal…
  • Aug 15

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER INVOLVING MORTGAGE ADVERTISING AND RESPA

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER INVOLVING MORTGAGE ADVERTISING AND RESPA
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced they entered into a Consent Order (File No. 2014-CFPB-0010) with Atlanta-based Amerisave Mortgage Corporation; Novo Appraisal Management Corp.; and Patrick Markert on August 12, 2014 for…
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Current Issues in Credit Unions

Current Issues in Credit Unions

Covers credit unions and the issues they face daily. Hosted by Brian Witt, Guy Messick, Gwen Baker and Robert Rutkowski.

http://ciicu.libsyn.com
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Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

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

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

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

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

    Nerd Chic

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

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 1664

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1582

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/
  • Sep 15

    Banks May Be Required to Increase Reserve

    Banks May Be Required to Increase Reserve
    The Federal Reserve is expected to require the biggest U.S. banks to increase reserves in an effort to prevent the possibility of another financial crisis. Federal Reserve Governor Daniel K. Tarullo is scheduled to testify before the U.S.…
  • Sep 8

    J.P. Morgan’s $4.6 Billion in Legal Reserve

    J.P. Morgan’s $4.6 Billion in Legal Reserve
    In a regulatory filing filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and released on Monday, August 4, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. announced that it has $4.6 billion in legal reserves. Believe it or not, this massive number is…
  • Sep 4

    Former Analyst Claims Moody’s Falsely Inflated Rating

    Former Analyst Claims Moody’s Falsely Inflated Rating
    Former Moody’s analyst, Ilya Kolchinsky, has accused the credit rating powerhouse of overstating its ratings for countless toxic mortgage-backed securities that caused the financial meltdown in 2008, misleading investors and costing the…
Rank this Week: 3901

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

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

http://www.financialregulatoryreport.com/
  • Sep 12

    Mobile Payments - The Future is NOW

    Mobile Payments - The Future is NOW
    This post was written by Angela Angelovska-Wilson and Christopher Fatherley. At this week’s highly anticipated new product launch, Tim Cook (Apple’s CEO) introduced Apple Pay, Apple’s new payment platform driven by the…
  • Sep 9

    Spotlight on Fair Lending

    Spotlight on Fair Lending
    The past several months have seen numerous important happenings under fair lending developments, both in the courts, by the DOJ, and by at least one state attorney general. DOJ Blog Posting On August 1, Greg Friel, Deputy Assistant Attorney…
  • Jul 18

    OFAC Targets Russia's Financial and Energy Sectors in New Sectoral Sanction

    OFAC Targets Russia's Financial and Energy Sectors in New Sectoral Sanction
    Our Global Regulatory Enforcement colleagues, Hena M. Schommer and Leigh T. Hannson, recently wrote about the the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control’s ("OFAC") issuance of new sanctions targeting Russian…
Rank this Week: 4052

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

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

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • Sep 12

    Presentation: A Survey of Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Practice

    Presentation: A Survey of Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Practice
    DWT payments team member Adam Maarec recently gave a presentation entitled “A Survey of Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Practices” at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section’s Annual Meeting in Chicago.…
  • Sep 12

    A Survey of Activities Identified as Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive by the CFPB

    A Survey of Activities Identified as Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive by the CFPB
    DWT payments team member Adam Maarec recently co-authored an article entitled “A Survey of Activities Identified as Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive by the CFPB,” published by the American Bar Association. In January…
  • Aug 29

    New Law Aims to Limit Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Burdens for Money Transmitter

    New Law Aims to Limit Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Burdens for Money Transmitter
    On August 8, 2014, President Obama signed into law a bipartisan measure, The Money Remittances Improvement Act of 2014, that allows the Secretary of the Treasury to rely on state supervisory agency examinations covering compliance with…
Rank this Week: 2525

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/
  • Sep 12

    Aborda eficazmente temas financieros con amigos y familiares. Podcast #146

    Aborda eficazmente temas financieros con amigos y familiares. Podcast #146
    Cuando descubrimos la maravilla de las finanzas personales ¡queremos que todo el muno se entere! y se beneficie  de los pequeños pasos y hábitos que cambian la vida de las personas. Sin embargo, no siempre es…
  • Sep 10

    Los básicos del Seguro de Gastos Médicos Mayore

    Los básicos del Seguro de Gastos Médicos Mayore
    Una de las cosas que hace complicada la contratación de un seguro es la terminología extraña, que muchas veces tardamos en descifrar y comprender. Lo sé porque a mi me llevó algún tiempo (y…
  • Sep 8

    ¿Quieres libertad o unos zapatos?

    ¿Quieres libertad o unos zapatos?
    Esta es la sección de invitados. Todos los lectores de Blog&Lana están invitados a colaborar con un artículo (o dos o más) siempre y cuando, esté de alguna manera relacionado con el dinero, sea…
Rank this Week: 4721

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/
  • Sep 10

    CFTC Exemptive Relief Harmonizes Regulations 4.7(b) and 4.13(a)(3) with Rule 506(c) of Reg. D and Rule 144A

    CFTC Exemptive Relief Harmonizes Regulations 4.7(b) and 4.13(a)(3) with Rule 506(c) of Reg. D and Rule 144A
    In a press release yesterday, the CFTC issued an exemptive letter, CFTC Letter No. 14-116, providing relief from certain provisions of CFTC Regulations 4.7(b) and 4.13(a)(3) that restrict marketing to the public.  The exemptive relief…
  • Aug 15

    Advisory Alert! – Repatriation of Funds Out of China

    Advisory Alert! – Repatriation of Funds Out of China
    China imposes controls on the inflow and outflow of foreign exchange. Given the involvement of State Administration of Foreign Exchange and various other governmental agencies in the process, repatriating funds from China can be a trap for…
  • Aug 5

    Cyber Security and Investing: Steps to Help Avoid a Digital Disaster

    Cyber Security and Investing: Steps to Help Avoid a Digital Disaster
    The relentless attention being paid to cyber-attacks is driving companies to increase cyber security budgets and purchases. In turn, this has led institutional investors and asset managers to see potentially massive returns associated with…
Rank this Week: 3462

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Sep 9

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack
    Global cyber-attack threats stand at the highest ever recorded level, jumping 14 percent from 2012 to 2013 (Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report). Furthermore, a recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report found that operating system infection…
  • Sep 7

    Top 3 Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirate

    Top 3 Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirate
    The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported a 24 percent increase in newly registered companies since last year; in part due to the recent successful World Expo 2020 bid, among other positive economic forces. As companies look to…
  • Sep 4

    3 Changes in Europe’s Energy Policy that Offer Lessons and Opportunities for the Middle East

    3 Changes in Europe’s Energy Policy that Offer Lessons and Opportunities for the Middle East
    The European Union is seeking to re-regulate Europe’s energy sector to improve security of supply, sustainability and competitiveness. Energy transformation in Europe has exposed the shortcomings of over-regulation and national-centric…
Rank this Week: 3990

The Swap Report

The Swap Report

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

http://www.theswapreport.com/
  • Sep 9

    CFTC Staff Provides JOBS Act Harmonization Exemptive Relief

    CFTC Staff Provides JOBS Act Harmonization Exemptive Relief
    Attention hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and other private funds (collectively, "private funds"). This evening (September 9, 2014) , the CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight…
  • Sep 3

    Bank Regulators Re-Propose Rule for Margin on Uncleared Swap

    Bank Regulators Re-Propose Rule for Margin on Uncleared Swap
    This afternoon, the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the "Prudential Regulators") released re-proposed rules…
  • Aug 29

    Attention Mutual Funds--Potential Relief for CPO and CTA Regulation in the 2014 CFTC Reauthorization Act

    Attention Mutual Funds--Potential Relief for CPO and CTA Regulation in the 2014 CFTC Reauthorization Act
    By Tom Watterson and Crystal Travanti As the second part of our ongoing series on the 2014 CFTC Reauthorization Act, we wanted to highlight what could become important relief for mutual funds and their investment advisers with respect to…
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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/
  • Sep 9

    Decision Making When You Don't Like Your Colleague

    Decision Making When You Don't Like Your Colleague
    As an independent economic consultant, I am fortunate to have flexibility as to project selection and the make-up of my team. From what I hear from colleagues, others don't feel as lucky. They tell me they feel stuck in a situation where they…
  • Sep 1

    ERISA Pension Law Turns 40

    ERISA Pension Law Turns 40
    Get out the party hats and horns. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") turns 40 years old today. Signing this legislation into law on September 2, 1974, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford proclaimed a new era, noting…
  • Aug 28

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Implications for Institutional Investor

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Implications for Institutional Investor
    For those who don't know, I am the lead contributor to an investment compliance blog known as Good Risk Governance Pays. I created this second blog as a way to showcase investment issues that had a wider reach than just the pension fund…
Rank this Week: 3542

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    New Indiana Crowdfunding Act Exemption

    New Indiana Crowdfunding Act Exemption
    The Indiana Securities Division recently issued an emergency rule to explain new distinctions in Indiana's crowdfunding exemptions, which became effective July 1, 2014. Indiana's new rule is similar to Georgia's "Invest Georgia" rule, which…
  • Jul 14

    SEC fines RIA for failure to disclosure conflicts of interest on Form ADV

    SEC fines RIA for failure to disclosure conflicts of interest on Form ADV
    In a consented-to Administrative Order dated July 2, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission fined a Missouri-based Registered Investment Adviser, SignalPoint Asset Management ("SignalPoint" or "SAM"), $215,000 for breaching its'…
  • Jun 16

    Alabama Joins the Crowd: State Crowdfunding Exemption

    Alabama Joins the Crowd: State Crowdfunding Exemption
    The Alabama Legislature passed a crowdfunding exemption bill this April, but the bill is still awaiting the Governor's signature to become effective. Alabama is the eleventh state to enact legislation or develop regulations on this topic. …
Rank this Week: 3560

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/
  • Sep 9

    Social Media: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risk

    Social Media: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risk
    (This article was published in the Carolina Banker magazine by the North Carolina Bankers Association in the Fall 2014 issue.)Social Media for Financial Institutions: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risks By now almost everyone…
  • Sep 7

    Moving to the Triangle

    Moving to the Triangle
      The time has come.  For several years, I've worked with clients from across the state and beyond, travelling all over North Carolina.  New Bern has been a wonderful place to call home.  My family loves the…
  • Aug 16

    Boards of Directors and Information Security Risk

    Boards of Directors and Information Security Risk
    Directors should take an active role in managing data security risks rather than leaving it up to management and IT staff, according to recent remarks by SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar. Commissioner Aguilar recently delivered a speech at the…
Rank this Week: 3955

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 20

    Representative Payee Account

    Representative Payee Account
    By Matt Young, Attorney What is a Representative Payee Account and when is it appropriate, or even necessary, to open such an Account? First, it is important to understand the role of a Representative Payee. A Representative Payee is an…
  • Aug 15

    Should Your Credit Union Implement Consent Agendas in Board Meetings?

    Should Your Credit Union Implement Consent Agendas in Board Meetings?
    By Woo S. Jun, Attorney Credit union leaders are faced with the task of executing on their missions of providing superior and innovative financial solutions to its members.  The decisions they make satisfy certain legal requirements,…
Rank this Week: 2961