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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Mortgage Fraud Ringleader Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

    Mortgage Fraud Ringleader Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Susanne Helbig, 50, Roanoke, Virginia, the former majority owner of a construction company who recruited a number of strawbuyers to defraud financial institutions of millions of dollars through an intricate mortgage fraud…
  • Mar 2

    7th Defendant Pleads Guilty to $3M Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

    7th Defendant Pleads Guilty to $3M Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Justin Joseph Christenson, 35, Forest Lake, Minnesota, admitted conspiring with Thomas Rosensteel, Robert Scott “Rod” Aslesen, and at least four others to defraud mortgage lenders by falsifying loan…
  • Mar 2

    Businessman Admits Role in $1M Short Sale Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

    Businessman Admits Role in $1M Short Sale Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Danny Zhao, 36, Ashburn, Virginia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud admitting his role in a short sale mortgage fraud scheme. Zhao faces a maximum period of five years of imprisonment when he is sentenced…
Rank this Week: 3

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 24

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010
    Well, finally, (at least as far as I’m concerned) the American Journal of Public Health has published the results of a comprehensive study on foreclosure- and eviction-related suicide, which it should come as little surprise, shows has…
  • Feb 20

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage
    Nothing else does what a reverse mortgage does. There’s no real alternative because any other type of home equity loan would require you to make monthly payments, and you can’t retire with high monthly payments or you could end up…
  • Feb 19

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.
    Home sales volume and home prices in Southern California are falling… precipitously. As in… both volume and prices are going down. There are two things I would add to this fact: 1. It’s not just happening here. 2. It…
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Mar 3

    The Mistress of Spin

    The Mistress of Spin
    A reader recently emailed that she was surprised by how brazenly Elizabeth Warren speaks out of both sides of her mouth. The specific event that caused her incredulity was Warren's initial public support of regulatory relief for community…
  • Mar 1

    Changing of the Guard at DOJ

    Changing of the Guard at DOJ
    The recent confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the none-too-soon successor to the current Commissar Attorney General of the United States, engendered a lot of speculation about whether or not the exit of "Fast and Furious" Holder will…
  • Feb 24

    Jamie Takes His Shots; Sheila Gets Constructive

    Jamie Takes His Shots; Sheila Gets Constructive
    I guess Jamie Dimon just got tired of taking shots from people he considers to be, intellectually speaking, a few fries short of a Happy Meal. While sometimes criticized for being an apple polisher for the left, he recently made...
Rank this Week: 265

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Corporations Are Not People in Delaware Courts, Cannot Be Expert Witnesse

    Corporations Are Not People in Delaware Courts, Cannot Be Expert Witnesse
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Joanne Cursinella, J.D.Only a biological person can be an expert witness in Delaware under its Rules of Evidence, so the defendants in a shareholder litigation could not…
  • Mar 2

    Whole Foods Position Creates Whole Host of Problems, Coalition Say

    Whole Foods Position Creates Whole Host of Problems, Coalition Say
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar AtwoodThe SEC’s decision to review the Rule 14a-8(i)(9) basis for omission of shareholder proposals has drawn the ire of a coalition of 17 professional…
  • Feb 27

    Chair Massad Highlights Recent CFTC Actions and Prioritie

    Chair Massad Highlights Recent CFTC Actions and Prioritie
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Amanda Maine, J.D.The global financial crisis demonstrated how excessive risk in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market can contribute to systemic risk, according…
Rank this Week: 277

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 3

    Shareholder Proposals: Another Flip-Flop? “Upon Further Reflection”

    Shareholder Proposals: Another Flip-Flop? “Upon Further Reflection”
    Here’s my reaction when I learned of this new development: It looks like the Corp Fin Staff has reversed course on a line of proposals that asks the board to adopt a policy that the board chair shall be an independent director who is…
  • Mar 2

    Our Newly Redesigned Site! Give Me Your Feedback…

    Our Newly Redesigned Site! Give Me Your Feedback…
    If you head to our home page today, you’ll see that we have launched a newly redesigned site! Long overdue, it’s my first rethink since I completely overhauled the site when I took it over in January 2003. The reality is that only…
  • Feb 27

    Proxy Access: Citigroup Joins GE & Others (Sorta Kinda)

    Proxy Access: Citigroup Joins GE & Others (Sorta Kinda)
    A few weeks ago, I blogged that General Electric and two other companies had adopted proxy access bylaws in the face of shareholder proposals seeking access. Now comes the news from this WSJ article (& this Reuters piece) – in this…
Rank this Week: 311

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: 310

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • 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,…
  • Oct 7

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

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill
    Last June, shares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) doubled in the space of a week, spurred on by a mysterious network of social-media touters who later deleted their posts or shut down their accounts…
Rank this Week: 342

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/
  • Mar 1

    SEC News: Insider Trading, Pyramid Schemes, Fraudulent Deception

    SEC News: Insider Trading, Pyramid Schemes, Fraudulent Deception
    Charges Against Atlanta Man Accused of Insider Trading in Advance of Tender OfferAn Atlanta resident has been accused of insider trading in the stock of a technology company by exploiting nonpublic information he learned from the friend of a…
  • Mar 1

    New Arbitrator Rule - Customer and Firm Attorneys are No Longer Public Arbitrator

    New Arbitrator Rule - Customer and Firm Attorneys are No Longer Public Arbitrator
    The SEC has approved a FINRA rule proposal which will dramatically change the composition of arbitration panels. For years attorneys who solely represent customers have been complaining that there are too many arbitrators with ties to the…
  • Feb 24

    Stifel Confirms Acquisition of Sterne Agee

    Stifel Confirms Acquisition of Sterne Agee
    After weeks of speculation, St. Louis-based Stifel Financial announced it has entered a definitive merger agreement to acquire Birmingham's Sterne Agee Group Inc. in a $150 million deal. Sterne Agee brings 730 financial advisers and…
Rank this Week: 365

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

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

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 404

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: 382

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: 460

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: 515

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/
  • Mar 3

    SEC Guidance on Fund Advisory Personnel Receiving Gifts and Entertainment

    SEC Guidance on Fund Advisory Personnel Receiving Gifts and Entertainment
    In a February 2015 Guidance Update, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management (“SEC”), provided guidance on the acceptance of gifts or entertainment by fund advisory personnel under Section…
  • Feb 20

    Breaking All the Rule

    Breaking All the Rule
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a cease-and-desist order on February 19, 2015 against SEC-registered Logical Wealth Management, Inc. and owner, Daniel J. Gopen, (together, “Respondents”). …
  • Feb 19

    Reminder: Required annual Form ADV amendment by March 31, 2015

    Reminder: Required annual Form ADV amendment by March 31, 2015
    We want to remind you of your firm’s annual investment adviser registration amendment (Form ADV annual amendment) which must be filed on the IARD system on or before March 31, 2015.  This deadline applies to all SEC and State…
Rank this Week: 708

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
  • Mar 2

    First SEC Whistleblower Bounty Awarded To Corporate Officer

    First SEC Whistleblower Bounty Awarded To Corporate Officer
    A potential graveyard for whistleblower claimants under Dodd Frank is 17 CFR 240.21F-4(b)(4). As set forth in the Rule, officers, directors, trustees, or partners may be deemed ineligible for an award unless the subject information was…
  • Feb 27

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokerAndBroker.com

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokerAndBroker.com
    Stockbroker, Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory JobsEmployment Page BrokeAndBroker.com Jobs...
  • Feb 26

    SEC Operation Shell Expel Drains Reverse Merger Cesspool

    SEC Operation Shell Expel Drains Reverse Merger Cesspool
    Few queries get my blood more agitated than those in which a client asks my thoughts about the potential acquisition of a so-called Shell Company as part of a reverse merger. The theory is that it's quicker and cheaper to get public by…
Rank this Week: 906

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Feb 20

    Give and Take

    Give and Take
    To what extent does a company have to anticipate that its actions could result in a negative regulatory outcome?  In Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado v. Abiomed, Inc., 2015 WL 500748 (1st Cir. Feb. 6, 2015), the…
  • Jan 30

    Compare and Contrast

    Compare and Contrast
    NERA Economic Consulting and Cornerstone Research (in conjunction with the Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse) have released their 2014 annual reports on securities class action filings.  As usual, the different methodologies…
  • Jan 24

    Domestic Statu

    Domestic Statu
    Under the Morrison test for extraterritoriality, a Section 10(b) claim for securities fraud may only be brought if the transaction involved “the purchase or sale of a security listed on an American stock exchange” or “the…
Rank this Week: 887

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: 835

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/
  • Mar 3

    Stop Asking The Business Court To Overrule An Order Of Another Business Court Judge

    Stop Asking The Business Court To Overrule An Order Of Another Business Court Judge
    I don't know why lawyers keep trying to get Business Court Judges to overrule decisions by one of their predecessors.  It is just not going to happen, as illustrated (yet again) by Judge Bledsoe's decision in County of Catawba v. Frye…
  • Feb 25

    A Valuable Point From The NC Business Court On Subpoenas Without Deposition

    A Valuable Point From The NC Business Court On Subpoenas Without Deposition
    Can you send a subpoena duces tecum -- which translated from Latin is "a writ commanding a person to produce in court certain designated documents or evidence " --  without coupling it with a deposition? Maybe that question has never…
  • Feb 12

    The Business Court Rules Again On Claims Under The North Carolina Securities Act

    The Business Court Rules Again On Claims Under The North Carolina Securities Act
    Last week's decision in Atkinson v. Lackey, 2015 NCBC 13 doesn't tell you everything you wanted to know about the North Carolina Securities Act (the "NCSA"), but it comes pretty close. The lawsuit was brought by three individuals who had made…
Rank this Week: 1099

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/
  • Mar 2

    ERISA Litigation Cost

    ERISA Litigation Cost
    After having just blogged about the April 13-14, 2015 American Conference Institute program about ERISA litigation in Chicago, it was somewhat coincidental that an article on the same topic crossed my desk today, painting a…
  • Mar 1

    Pension Transparency In A Digital World

    Pension Transparency In A Digital World
    Intrigued after reading "Colorado turns to Twitter to recruit pension board members" by Meaghan Kilroy (Pensions & Investments, February 23, 2015), I spent some time exploring the various social media sites for the Colorado…
  • Mar 1

    ERISA Litigation Conference Addresses Timely Fiduciary Issue

    ERISA Litigation Conference Addresses Timely Fiduciary Issue
    Dr. Susan Mangiero announces the sponsorship of a forthcoming conference about ERISA litigation and regulatory issues by Fiduciary Leadership, LLC. Produced by the American Conference Institute ("ACI"), this mid-April event pairs…
Rank this Week: 1017

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    New "Invest Tennessee Exemption" Takes Effect

    New "Invest Tennessee Exemption" Takes Effect
    Tennessee's new "Invest Tennessee Exemption" to the state's securities registration requirements went into effect on January 1, 2015. Like other securities exemption laws recently adopted by other states, Tennessee's exemption allows for the…
  • Feb 23

    NASAA Issues Fact & Fiction Advisory on Third-Party Custodians of Self-Directed IRA

    NASAA Issues Fact & Fiction Advisory on Third-Party Custodians of Self-Directed IRA
    In an effort to inform investors about common fraudulent activities involving individual retirement accounts ("IRAs"), the North American Securities Administrators Association ("NASAA") has issued an Advisory on third-party custodians of…
  • Feb 19

    SEC Plans to Increase Focus on Asset Managers in 2015

    SEC Plans to Increase Focus on Asset Managers in 2015
    In a speech given at The New York Times Dealbook Opportunities for Tomorrow Conference in New York at the end of 2014, SEC Chair Mary Jo White detailed an extensive plan to increase the agency's scrutiny of asset managers. Her speech…
Rank this Week: 1248

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/
  • Mar 2

    Raising “Ongoing” Money Through the Public Market

    Raising “Ongoing” Money Through the Public Market
    There is no shortage of discussion on the world wide webs regarding how difficult it can be to raise capital for your business. If you’re into the new sexy of crowdfunding or even into traditional private placements, you’ll…
  • Feb 23

    Reasons NOT to Take Your Company Public

    Reasons NOT to Take Your Company Public
    When you’ve got the industry blinders on, you begin to trick yourself into believing that a reverse merger or direct public offering is the right solution for 90% or more of businesses either looking to raise capital or experience a…
  • Feb 16

    Math of a Reverse Stock Split

    Math of a Reverse Stock Split
    Prior to an a reverse merger a company may find itself with too many issued and outstanding shares and not enough authorized shares to be able to do an alternative offering. According to a every company’s corporate charter there is only…
Rank this Week: 1211

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

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

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Feb 23

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine
    I had coffee with a local service provider last week. I am always up for meeting new people and it was the first time we had met. Our conversation went really well, but he mentioned he was very disappointed one...
  • Nov 20

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP

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

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email
    I referenced WedPics' CEO/founder Justin Miller in my last blog post. He sends a monthly email to us. His emails serve 2 purposes: 1) Keeps Justin and WedPics top of mind 2) Shows off his continued success as he thinks...
Rank this Week: 942

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
  • Feb 2

    Elise Manchester (Profile of Zwicker & Associates Debt Collection Attorney)

    Elise Manchester (Profile of Zwicker & Associates Debt Collection Attorney)
    ELISE MANCHESTER - Individual profile of debt collection attorney at major firm suing on consumer credit card debt.  Elise D. Manchester is an attorney with the Texas branch of ZWICKER & ASSOCIATES P.C., a debt collection firm…
  • Jan 10

    Mark Rechner - Debt Collection Attorney Profile

    Mark Rechner - Debt Collection Attorney Profile
    ABOUT MARK RECHNER PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION,LITIGATION RECORD, AND TYPICAL PLEADINGS Mark Rechner, whose full name is Mark August Rechner, is a Dallas-based debt collection attorney with the lawfirm Vincent…
  • Sep 1

    SCOTT PARNELL & ASSOCIATES, P.C. (lawfirm suing on charged-off credit card debt)

    SCOTT PARNELL & ASSOCIATES, P.C. (lawfirm suing on charged-off credit card debt)
    SCOTT, PARNELL & ASSOCIATES, P.C. is a debt collection firm and successor to MICHAEL J SCOTT, P.C. Attorneys listed on the firm's address block on debt suit pleadings (as of July 2014) include the following:Michael J. ScottTeri…
Rank this Week: 996

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: 1120

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/
  • Mar 3

    Master Limited Partnerships: Unsuitable for Some Investors?

    Master Limited Partnerships: Unsuitable for Some Investors?
    Are master limited partners unsuitable for some investors? The term master limited partnership sounds like a complicated legal transaction. In fact, master limited partnerships or MLPs are complex investments that have become hugely popular…
  • Mar 3

    Former Barclays Brokers get Employee Forgivable Loans Knocked Out in FINRA Arbitration

    Former Barclays Brokers get Employee Forgivable Loans Knocked Out in FINRA Arbitration
    A Miami-based FINRA arbitration panel has ruled that two former financial advisers of Barclays do not have to repay a total of over $3.8 million allegedly owed by them pursuant to promissory notes executed in connection with signing bonuses,…
  • Feb 25

    Brokers May Soon Be Subject to Fiduciary Duty to Their IRA Investor

    Brokers May Soon Be Subject to Fiduciary Duty to Their IRA Investor
    A leaked White House memo supports imposing fiduciary duties on brokers in their dealings with IRA investors, as reported by the New York Times. Current rules provide a weaker standard for brokers. The memo estimates that the absence of…
Rank this Week: 1325

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
  • Mar 3

    Interactive 2015 Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook

    Interactive 2015 Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook
    Compliments of our DLA Piper colleagues in the data protection and privacy practice, and co-editors Kate Lucente and John Townsend, here is the DLA Piper 2015 Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook. This updated 2015 online edition of the…
  • Feb 5

    Three Trends in 2014 Venture Capital Funding

    Three Trends in 2014 Venture Capital Funding
    Contributed by our colleague Mark Radcliffe 2014 was a great year for startups seeking funding.  Two of the leading reporting companies, PitchBook and CB Insights, report similar trends (both of these reports focus on funding by…
  • Jan 28

    What Exactly Do You Mean By “Reseller” Agreement?

    What Exactly Do You Mean By “Reseller” Agreement?
    A useful note from our colleague Sanjay Beri, originally posted at Technology’s Legal Edge. I was recently reminded that the term “reseller” agreement can often mean different things to different people. …
Rank this Week: 1615

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/
  • Mar 2

    Poderoso recurso para ser financieramente invencible

    Poderoso recurso para ser financieramente invencible
    La flexibilidad es una de las cosas que más nos protege financieramente. La flexibilidad de nuestra mente, no de la cartera, aclaro. Los cambios en la vida (compra o renta de casa, matrimonio, llegada de hijo, pérdida de…
  • Feb 27

    Como pedir para obtener lo que quieres Podcast #162

    Como pedir para obtener lo que quieres Podcast #162
    Como pedir. O lo que Amanda Palmer llama el Arte de Pedir. No importa a que te dediques o que hagas en la vida, aprender a pedir te abrirá las puertas.   DESCARGA, ESCUCHA Y ¡COMPARTE! descarga aquí Audio clip: Adobe…
  • Feb 20

    Preguntas financieras al aire ¡Con tu voz! Podcast #161

    Preguntas financieras al aire ¡Con tu voz! Podcast #161
    Ahora puedes hacer tus preguntas financieras y escuchar tu propia voz en el podcast. Lo más cercano a un programa de radio en vivo. Para hacer tu pregunta solo tienes que ir a mi página de speakpipe y picar “start…
Rank this Week: 1653

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 26

    1099-C Filing

    1099-C Filing
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney With tax season upon us, I want to remind credit unions of their obligation to timely file form 1099-Cs in cases of certain satisfied and charged off debts. A credit union that forgives or writes off $600 or more…
  • Jan 30

    Powers of Attorney-Built to Last

    Powers of Attorney-Built to Last
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney Any credit union accepting powers of attorney (POA) should know that a POA ceases upon the death of the principal.  A lesser known fact relates to durable powers of attorney; the durable POA survives…
  • Oct 31

    Going Paperless and Complying with the E-Sign Act

    Going Paperless and Complying with the E-Sign Act
    By Matthew Young, Attorney As more and more credit union members move to online banking, credit unions are similarly encouraging members to accept electronic statements in lieu of paper statements as part of their online banking service. The…
Rank this Week: 1281

Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

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

http://www.lenders360blog.com
Rank this Week: 1631

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Feb 12

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER: NEWDAY FINANCIAL AND EXPANSION OF RESPA VIA UDAAP

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER: NEWDAY FINANCIAL AND EXPANSION OF RESPA VIA UDAAP
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB” announced another Consent Order with NewDay Financial, LLC on February 10, 2015 where they agreed to settle allegations that NewDay engaged in deceptive acts or practices by failing…
  • Jan 12

    TILA-RESPA implementation deadline triggering warning signs for industry

    TILA-RESPA implementation deadline triggering warning signs for industry
    The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule's implementation date is beginning to cause heightened concern and worry for those involved in the residential lending industry. One reason is the emerging news that a number of the 3rd party vendors…
  • Dec 23

    CFPB SUES SPRINT FOR UDAAP VIOLATIONS INVOLVING UNAUTHORIZED THIRD-PARTY CHARGES

    CFPB SUES SPRINT FOR UDAAP VIOLATIONS INVOLVING UNAUTHORIZED THIRD-PARTY CHARGES
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "CFPB" and Federal Trade Commission "FTC" filed suit against the Sprint Corporation in the United States District Court Southern District of New York on December 17, 2014 alleging that Sprint illegally…
Rank this Week: 1488

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1569

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1698

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
Rank this Week: 1274

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: 1588

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

Covers accounting news, events and opinions by Big Four alumni.

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1407

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: 1537

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/
  • Mar 3

    Two Sides of the Same Coin: Chapter 11 Reform in the House and Senate

    Two Sides of the Same Coin: Chapter 11 Reform in the House and Senate
    Authored by J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Scott St. Amandand J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Scott St. Amand of Rogers TowersAs we discussed in our previous post, in the wake of the financial crisis that began with large financial institutions…
  • Feb 26

    Authenticating Evidence In Support of Summary Judgment

    Authenticating Evidence In Support of Summary Judgment
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersFlorida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal recently filed an opinion that emphasizes the importance of properly authenticating evidence in support of a motion for summary judgment.  In…
  • Feb 24

    The Lien Stripping Saga Continues in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case

    The Lien Stripping Saga Continues in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case
    Authored by Michael S. Waskiewicz and Armando Nozzolillo and Michael S. Waskiewicz and Armando Nozzolillo of Rogers TowersIn the latest chapter of “lien stripping,” the Honorable Judge Erik P. Kimball of the Southern District of…
Rank this Week: 2164

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/
  • Mar 1

    Data Security Breaches, Unauthorized Transfers, and Corporate Accout Takeovers ...What You Missed!

    Data Security Breaches, Unauthorized Transfers, and Corporate Accout Takeovers ...What You Missed!
    On Friday, I had the honor to join some distinguished speakers for an all-day continuing legal education seminar on computer technology and the law.  My fellow presenters were:Clark Walton, former CIA forensic computer analyst, lawyer…
  • Feb 9

    NC Commissioner of Banks Ray Grace Re-Appointed

    NC Commissioner of Banks Ray Grace Re-Appointed
    Commissioner Ray Grace -photo by M. CordellToday, Governor McCrory appointed Ray Grace to serve as North Carolina's Commissioner of Banks for another term.  Although Commissioenr Grace has been "appointed," the process actually works…
  • Jan 16

    What Would The White House's Data Security Breach Proposal Mean For North Carolina Businesses?

    What Would The White House's Data Security Breach Proposal Mean For North Carolina Businesses?
    Earlier this week, the President announced a new cybersecurity initiative. The White House explained that:"[t]here is a growing perception that individuals have lost control of their personal information; a negative implication of such a…
Rank this Week: 2049

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

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

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    CFPB “Keeping Watchful Eye on Auto Lending Market”

    CFPB “Keeping Watchful Eye on Auto Lending Market”
    On February 23, CFPB Director Richard Cordray delivered prepared remarks at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. In his remarks, Cordray indicated that the CFPB is keeping a watchful eye on the auto…
  • Mar 1

    CFPB Schedules Arbitration Field Hearing

    CFPB Schedules Arbitration Field Hearing
    The CFPB announced on February 23 that it plans to host a field hearing on the issue of arbitration provisions within various consumer financial contracts. According to the CFPB’s blog post, the hearing will take place on March 10 in…
  • Mar 1

    CFPB Seeks to Improve Process for Industry Submission of Consumer Credit Card Agreement

    CFPB Seeks to Improve Process for Industry Submission of Consumer Credit Card Agreement
    On February 24, the CFPB announced a proposed rule that would reduce the burden of credit card issuers by suspending – for one year – their obligation to submit credit card agreements to the CFPB on a quarterly basis. The proposed…
Rank this Week: 2385

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/
  • Feb 23

    Fraud Verdict Against Countrywide & BofA Upheld

    Fraud Verdict Against Countrywide & BofA Upheld
    BofA’s “hustling” attempt to overturn a $1.27 billion judgment against it and Countrywide—along with the individual defendant identified in the next paragraph, the “Defendants”—in the U.S. District…
  • Feb 4

    Huge Settlements Between S&P, Government

    Huge Settlements Between S&P, Government
    2015 is leaving Standard and Poor’s (S&P) quite a bit poorer. Yesterday, the major credit rating agency agreed to pay $1.375 billion to resolve lawsuits brought against it by the U.S. Department of Justice and attorney generals from…
  • Jan 29

    Newly Passed Bill May Impact Dodd-Frank Act

    Newly Passed Bill May Impact Dodd-Frank Act
    The House of Representatives passed legislation that could loosen some of the restrictions imposed by Dodd-Frank on big banks. The bill, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Businesses Burden Act, passed by a margin of 271-154, and…
Rank this Week: 2719

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
  • Feb 19

    Good Faith, Honest Performance and M&A: Top 5 Takeaways Stemming from Bhasin v. Hrynew

    Good Faith, Honest Performance and M&A: Top 5 Takeaways Stemming from Bhasin v. Hrynew
    Exploring the impact on Canadian mergers and acquisitions of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent recognition of a new common law duty of honest performance By Heidi Gordon There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Supreme Court…
  • Feb 5

    New 2015 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold

    New 2015 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold
    By Oliver J. Borgers and Michele Siu The Competition Bureau has announced that the pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2015 will increase to $86 million from the 2014 threshold of $82 million.  The 2015 threshold will…
  • Jan 22

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce
    By Nathan Montgomery Because of the growing risk of litigation by unhappy (or simply opportunistic) shareholders following the sale or acquisition of a company, corporate governance practices during the M&A process face increasing…
Rank this Week: 2464

The Swap Report

The Swap Report

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

http://www.theswapreport.com/
  • Jan 22

    CFTC Issues Enforcement Order Regarding "Risk Management" Services and CTA Registration

    CFTC Issues Enforcement Order Regarding "Risk Management" Services and CTA Registration
    On, January 16, the CFTC ordered Summit Energy Services, Inc. ("Summit Energy") to pay a $140,000 civil penalty to resolve allegations that it violated the Commodity Exchange Act ("CEA") by failing to register as a commodity trading adviser…
  • Jan 15

    2015 CFTC Regulatory Agenda

    2015 CFTC Regulatory Agenda
    By Tom Watterson and Patricia Dondanville As 2015 is now underway, we wanted to highlight some of the potential regulatory developments from the CFTC that may arise in the new year. Overall we expect 2015 to be a year of continued CFTC…
  • Nov 19

    Comparing Collateral Segregation Regimes for Uncleared Swap Margin

    Comparing Collateral Segregation Regimes for Uncleared Swap Margin
    The proposed margin rules from the CFTC and the prudential regulators, when considered alongside the existing CFTC collateral segregation rules, present the potential for three different collateral segregation regimes applying to initial…
Rank this Week: 2500

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: 2079

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: 1958

Financial Industry Resource Center

Financial Industry Resource Center

Covers the financial crisis. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonfinancialindustryresourcecenter.com/
  • May 7

    CFPB Proposes New GLB Privacy Notice Rule

    CFPB Proposes New GLB Privacy Notice Rule
    As reported on our Privacy and Information Security Law Blog, on May 6, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a new proposed rule impacting privacy notices that financial institutions are required to…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal
    On December 18, 2013, the SEC proposed rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act to amend Regulation A (Rules 251-263 under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act")). The proposed rules, which have been referred to informally as…
  • Nov 27

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker
    A recent court order in favor of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC) and new rules issued by CFTC establish a standard of liability for depository institutions that fail to fulfill their customer funds protection obligations…
Rank this Week: 1830

BeyondVC

BeyondVC

Covers entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology, investing, and globalizaiton. By Ed Sim.

http://www.beyondvc.com/
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho
    As we look into 2014, we thought it was important to reflect on our activities in 2013 and refocus and refine our thinking and messaging as a firm. We are thematic in our approach and primarily known as seed investors with a focus on…
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho
    As we look into 2014, we thought it was important to reflect on our activities in 2013 and refocus and refine our thinking and messaging as a firm. We are thematic in our approach and primarily known as seed investors with a focus on…
  • May 17

    Branding first starts with your team

    Branding first starts with your team
    External branding starts with developing a consistent, internal message first. When you think of branding and positioning, remember that your first line of offense and the most important representation of your company comes from your…
Rank this Week: 2073