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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea
    Gary Hughes, 36, San Diego, California, pled guilty to one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment. According to the plea agreement and court proceedings, in…
  • Apr 25

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower
    Sergio Roman Barrientos, 62, Poway, California, was indicted by a federal grand jury in a six-count superseding indictment that charged both Barrientos and Zalathiel Aguila, 42, Fairfield, California. According to the…
  • Apr 25

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam
    Ian Resnick, 41, Abescon, New Jersey was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation…
Rank this Week: 2

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
  • May 6

    Proposed Rule 147 Still in Limbo

    Proposed Rule 147 Still in Limbo
    In 1974 the  Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)  adopted Rule 147 as a “safe-harbor”  for intrastate offerings under Section 3(a)(11) of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act.”) …
  • May 4

    FINRA Sanctions Personnel for Compliance Failure

    FINRA Sanctions Personnel for Compliance Failure
    A compliance advisor working for City Securities Corporation (“City Securities”) has agreed to a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) in a FINRA enforcement case alleging deficiencies in the way the advisor performed his…
  • Apr 20

    DOL Release Final Fiduciary Rule

    DOL Release Final Fiduciary Rule
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) released the final version of its new fiduciary rule on Wednesday April 6, ending months of widespread speculation and apprehension in the financial services industry. The DOL appears to have heard…
Rank this Week: 69

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 6

    John Olson: A Legal Giant

    John Olson: A Legal Giant
    As you’ll find out in this 40-minute podcast with Gibson Dunn’s John Olson, he is a legal giant. In 52 years of practice, he has done it all. Chair of the ABA’s Federal Regulation of Securities committee; Advisory Committee…
  • May 5

    A Novel Format: Our Executive Pay Conference

    A Novel Format: Our Executive Pay Conference
    We are excited about the upcoming set of our popular conferences – “Proxy Disclosure Conference & Say-on-Pay Workshop” – to be held October 24-25th in Houston and via Live Nationwide Video Webcast. Register now for…
  • May 4

    The JOBS Act Is So Over, Man!

    The JOBS Act Is So Over, Man!
    As noted in this press release, yesterday, the SEC approved amendments to revise the rules related to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the ’34 Act. I love it…
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • Apr 29

    CFPB to Host Field Hearing on Arbitration

    CFPB to Host Field Hearing on Arbitration
    On May 5, the CFPB will host a field hearing on arbitration in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Last October, the CFPB assembled its Small Business Review Panel to review proposals to limit pre-dispute arbitration agreements for consumer financial…
  • Apr 29

    FinCEN Announces Departure of Director Calvery

    FinCEN Announces Departure of Director Calvery
    On April 26, FinCEN announced the departure of Director Calvery. Commenting on Calvery’s accomplishments during her tenure as Director, the agency opined that, “[u]nder Ms. Calvery’s direction, [it] has enhanced its…
  • Apr 29

    NTIA Seeks Input on the Internet of Thing

    NTIA Seeks Input on the Internet of Thing
    Recently, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a request for public comment regarding the current technology and policy landscape of the Internet of Things (IoT). (IoT is the broad umbrella term that…
Rank this Week: 230

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
  • Mar 3

    Canada’s early warning rules get tougher in May

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

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

    Canada’s New Take-Over Bid Rules Seek to Level the Playing Field
    The Canadian Securities Administrators confirm the adoption of a harmonized Canadian take-over bid and issuer bid regime (including a 105 day minimum bid period), effective May 9, 2016 By McCarthy Tétrault LLP On February 25, 2016,…
  • Feb 3

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada
    By Jake Irwin and Lama Sabbagh With special contribution from Robyn Weber, AVP, Private Equity Practice Leader, HUB International The sale of Representation and Warranty Insurance (“RWI”) policies has soared in recent years. In…
Rank this Week: 163

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

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

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

    Mid-2015 Mortgage Crisis Update – The Repurchase Demands Continue

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

    Wells Accused of Profiting from Foreclosure Relief Program

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

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

    CFPB, DOJ Show Renewed Interest in Pursuing “Redlining” Case
    Evidence is mounting that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are taking a renewed interest in investigating possible redlining—the practice of lenders charging certain groups more for…
Rank this Week: 265

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income ETN Under Scrunity

    Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP High Income ETN Under Scrunity
    Morgan Stanley and its Cushing MLP High Income ETN are being sued in arbitration by investors who are claiming that the security was improperly recommended to income seeking investors. Investors who are seeking income are sometimes…
  • May 5

    Annuity Switches Result in $25 Million MetLife Fine

    Annuity Switches Result in $25 Million MetLife Fine
    MetLife Securities Inc will pay $25 million to in a settlement stemming from misconduct related to switching customers' variable annuities. The sanction includes a $20 million fine and $5 million to be paid to customers.MetLife's "annuity…
  • May 4

    SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers with Pocketing Investor Money

    SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers with Pocketing Investor Money
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two men with pocketing investor money they raised for limited liability companies they owned and controlled that purportedly held warrants to purchase the common stock of a technology…
Rank this Week: 2486

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

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

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • May 6

    Fiduciary Rule and Small Businesse

    Fiduciary Rule and Small Businesse
    Given the newness of the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") Fiduciary Rule, many still have questions about both content and implementation. One such inquiry arose during a workshop I was asked to create for members of the CT chapter…
  • Apr 17

    April is Financial Literacy Month

    April is Financial Literacy Month
    Every year, April brings spring showers and a celebration of Financial Literacy Month. Instead of balloons and party favors, the Council for Economic Education launched a video campaign of famous people who explain "what they've learned about…
  • Apr 17

    National Institute of Pension Administrators Workshop About Fiduciary Issue

    National Institute of Pension Administrators Workshop About Fiduciary Issue
    In a few weeks, on April 27, Dr. Susan Mangiero will address the Connecticut chapter of the National Institute of Pension Administrators ("NIPA"). The educational workshop entitled "Impact of Final DOL Fiduciary Regulation"…
Rank this Week: 2897

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
Rank this Week: 1208

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 5

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital
    For many startup founders, what led them into the risky but thrilling world of starting their own company was technology, innovation, the ability to affect the world, and the freedom of being their own boss. Learning the ins and outs of…
  • Apr 25

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement
    This post first appeared in Startup Southerner on March 23, 2016. Founders have a lot to think about when starting a new company, such as finding the right team, developing their strategy and getting the company’s legal structure in…
  • Mar 29

    Filing Is Not Enough: 6 Steps You Must Take to Incorporate

    Filing Is Not Enough: 6 Steps You Must Take to Incorporate
    This post first appeared in Startup Southerner on February 1, 2016. When it comes to incorporating a startup, founders often file articles of incorporation (a.k.a. a charter or a certificate of incorporation) with their state’s…
Rank this Week: 2720

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: 1551

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    ECB study calls for tighter controls on release of market-moving new

    ECB study calls for tighter controls on release of market-moving new
    By John Filar AtwoodA European Central Bank (ECB) study on the movement of stock index and Treasury futures markets around the release of U.S. macroeconomic news has found evidence of substantial informed trading before the official release…
  • May 4

    NASAA proposes policy on electronic offering document

    NASAA proposes policy on electronic offering document
    By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M.NASAA's Corporation Finance Section has released for public comment a proposed policy statement on the use of electronic offering documents and signatures. The proposal seeks to establish uniform state guidelines…
  • May 3

    Blockchain protocol for financial firms released as open source software

    Blockchain protocol for financial firms released as open source software
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.The blockchain protocol developed for financial firms over the last 18 months is now available to the wider financial community. Chain, Inc., which developed the protocol in partnership with Nasdaq, Fidelity, Citi, and…
Rank this Week: 2461

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • May 4

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2016

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2016
    Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, attached is a Seattle-area office real estate market review for Q1 2016. Here is a short summary: General leasing activity improved significantly outside of the Seattle and Bellevue central…
  • Apr 14

    EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED – ARE YOU READY?

    EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED – ARE YOU READY?
    Today, April 14, 2016, the EU Parliament adopted the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Regulation will have a considerable impact on all organizations based in the European Union that process personal data, but also…
  • Apr 1

    Commercial use of drones: what is allowed? What is not? FAA, Congress and the states are weighing in

    Commercial use of drones: what is allowed? What is not? FAA, Congress and the states are weighing in
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleague Matthew Grosack; originally published here: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2016/03/commercial-use-of-drones/. The varying commercial applications of unmanned…
Rank this Week: 3728

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
Rank this Week: 1728

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: 3179

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

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

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • May 2

    Webinar: Legal Issues in the Mobile Landscape

    Webinar: Legal Issues in the Mobile Landscape
    The days of swiping a credit card on a card reader are over. Companies are increasingly exploring new and creative ways to allow their customers to pay for items using smartphones, computers, and mobile technologies. In a webinar scheduled…
  • May 2

    Spotlight on CFPB Enforcement

    Spotlight on CFPB Enforcement
    At this week’s NBPCA Power of Prepaid conference in Washington, DC, DWT Payments team member Adam Maarec joined a panel entitled “Spotlight on CFPB Enforcement: Uncovering Recent Trends, Targets and Priorities Surrounding…
  • Apr 29

    New Version of PCI DSS Released

    New Version of PCI DSS Released
    The PCI Council has released a new version of its data security standard, PCI DSS v. 3.2.  For more information from the PCI Council, click here.  Look for our analysis and free webinar announcement next week!… Read the…
Rank this Week: 1844

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 1

    Will PHH Clip The CFPB's Wings?

    Will PHH Clip The CFPB's Wings?
    In a recent hearing before a federal appeals court, some of the justices appeared to be sympathetic to arguments by mortgage giant PHH Mortgage that the CFPB is unconstitutional. In Forbes, Susan Dudley, Director of the GW Regulatory Studies…
  • Apr 24

    The Devil You Know

    The Devil You Know
    Writing in the latest issue of The Atlantic, Bethany McLean gives a fairly balanced treatment of the oft-whipped payday lending business, and asks the very intelligent question, "If you get rid of it, will anything better replace…
  • Apr 17

    Residential Mortgage Lending: The Bloom Is Off The Rose For More Than Just The Big Bank

    Residential Mortgage Lending: The Bloom Is Off The Rose For More Than Just The Big Bank
    My friend, Colorado community and mortgage banker Pat Dalrymple's, latest "Banker's Hours" column in the PostIndependent Citizen Telegram again struck a chord with me. With permission, here it is, in case it also hits home with you:…
Rank this Week: 2425

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/
  • Apr 29

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

    SEC Issues Guidance Expanding the Private Fund and Venture Capital Fund Adviser Exemption
    President Obama signed into law the SBIC Advisers Relief Act (as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015—the FAST Act) on December 4, 2015.  (See also our Annual Compliance Alert)  After the…
  • Apr 27

    Update Your Subscription Documents – FATCA and CRS

    Update Your Subscription Documents – FATCA and CRS
    The Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority advised yesterday that it will allow Cayman Islands Financial Institutions to rely on CRS due diligence procedures for new accounts opened on or after 1 January 2016 to identify…
  • Apr 20

    2016 FinTech Risk Management and Compliance Roundtable

    2016 FinTech Risk Management and Compliance Roundtable
    Yesterday, Pillsbury hosted the first FinTech Roundtable of 2016,  a series of risk management and regulatory compliance roundtables for FinTech companies.  Senior Managers from Prosper, SigFig and FundingCircle discussed the market…
Rank this Week: 2891

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
  • Apr 29

    Pro Se Respondent Wins Appeal Of SEC ALJ Summary Disposition

    Pro Se Respondent Wins Appeal Of SEC ALJ Summary Disposition
    Today's featured regulatory case comes to the BrokeAndBroker.com Blog from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The analysis is admittedly somewhat superficial because the issues are, at best, still in flux and our focus is less on the…
  • Apr 29

    Half Baked Apple REIT Case Dismissed Against David Lerner Associate

    Half Baked Apple REIT Case Dismissed Against David Lerner Associate
    In litigation, timing is often everything. If you file your claims early, you may benefit from a whole host of beneficial factors. The respondent or defendant may be more apt to settle your case and hope to keep a lid on future claims. If you…
  • Apr 28

    Drop Phones and Kickbacks Cited in SEC ForceField Stock Promo Complaint

    Drop Phones and Kickbacks Cited in SEC ForceField Stock Promo Complaint
    On May 3, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed what can only be described as a fascinating civil Complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”). You're…
Rank this Week: 3579

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/
  • Apr 29

    Why Going Public is Not a Good Liquidity Strategy

    Why Going Public is Not a Good Liquidity Strategy
    We receive regular requests from small business owners looking for alternative liquidity options for their private company shares. In many instances, a company owner reaches out with the idea that they will use the public markets to raise…
  • Apr 24

    Deal Sourcing: How Investors are Becoming More Savvy in a Crowded Private Equity World

    Deal Sourcing: How Investors are Becoming More Savvy in a Crowded Private Equity World
    Sourcing investment opportunities can be a difficult task, especially in a world awash in capital and competition. Deal sourcing and deal origination are necessary skills for private equity (PE) firms that want to close more deals and…
  • Apr 15

    Acquisition Financing: Securing Funding from Cautious Lender

    Acquisition Financing: Securing Funding from Cautious Lender
    For prospective buyers, price is frequently a first and foremost concern. While a low price may signal a great deal, it can also be a sign of a business that is already in decline and thereby not a strong, long-term investment opportunity.…
Rank this Week: 828

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/
  • Apr 28

    Third District Court of Appeal Withdraws Decision Applying the Statute of Limitations to Mortgage Foreclosure

    Third District Court of Appeal Withdraws Decision Applying the Statute of Limitations to Mortgage Foreclosure
    Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal (DCA), sitting en banc, recently withdrew an unpopular decision applying the statute of limitations defense to mortgage foreclosures. As previously discussed on this blog, the Third DCA’s…
  • Apr 21

    Replevin: A Remedy for Creditor

    Replevin: A Remedy for Creditor
    The Right of Replevin and What May Be Taken Tracing its roots back to the common law, replevin is not a novel concept. While the cause of action is simple—allowing for the recovery of personal property that is wrongfully…
  • Apr 14

    Foreclosing First Mortgagees Not Liable for Additional Fees and Costs Incurred by HOA

    Foreclosing First Mortgagees Not Liable for Additional Fees and Costs Incurred by HOA
    As we have previously discussed , although section 720.3085(2)(b), Florida Statutes, generally makes a subsequent owner of real property liable for all unpaid homeowners’ association assessments that came due under the previous owner,…
Rank this Week: 3366

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 870

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

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

    Tell Me Something New

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

    Don’t Tout

    Don’t Tout
    A number of years ago, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed whether a company’s false statement about its CEO’s educational background was material.  The court found that the statement was…
  • Mar 16

    Don’t Tout

    Don’t Tout
    A number of years ago, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed whether a company’s false statement about its CEO’s educational background was material.  The court found that the statement was…
Rank this Week: 2483

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

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

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

    Recent changes to the German regulatory situation for debt fund

    Recent changes to the German regulatory situation for debt fund
    Pursuant to recent legislative changes, certain investment funds are now entitled under certain conditions to originate or restructure loans in Germany without the need to obtain a banking licence for lending. Due to the legislative changes,…
  • Apr 4

    New decision on bank’s duties regarding interest rate swap

    New decision on bank’s duties regarding interest rate swap
    The 11th senate of the German Federal Supreme Court again had to deal with the duties of a bank recommending interest rate swap agreements. In this context, the German Federal Supreme Court re-affirmed on 22 March 2016 – XI ZR 425/14…
  • Mar 29

    2015 FinCEN Enforcement Trend

    2015 FinCEN Enforcement Trend
    To read a review of FinCEN’s enforcement efforts in 2015 and 2014 , which reveal a marked trend away from its longstanding focus on depository institutions and toward otherwise unregulated financial institutions, as well as an…
Rank this Week: 3657

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    “Lumpiness” insufficient When the Ship is Going Down

    “Lumpiness” insufficient When the Ship is Going Down
    Class action investors recently won a partial victory against Dolan Company in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.  I stress partial because, while the trial court’s dismissal was reversed, its severe limitation of the…
  • Apr 15

    DOL Fiduciary Rule: Part I

    DOL Fiduciary Rule: Part I
    After much nail-biting by many in the industry, the Department of Labor (DOL) recently released its anticipated and long-awaited final fiduciary rule, which it touts as the fulfillment of its mission to protect the retirement of investors…
  • Feb 11

    Even General Counsels Get Defamed

    Even General Counsels Get Defamed
    What happens when the media re-states bluntly what you tried to say cleverly? A jury might find you liable for defamation, even if your statement was made in a legal document. This observation is one of many take-aways from the litigation…
Rank this Week: 4313

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 4063

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Mar 31

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

    New Saudi Companies Law – Accumulated Losses and Risk of Statutory Dissolution
    For the past few decades, the obligations of companies with losses reaching 50% or more of their share capital has been a topic of high debate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That is due to the uncertainty surrounding the application of…
  • Mar 20

    6 Unique Challenges for Protecting and Exploiting Intellectual Property in the United Arab Emirate

    6 Unique Challenges for Protecting and Exploiting Intellectual Property in the United Arab Emirate
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an attractive global business centre and gateway to the wider Middle East region for international companies seeking to commercialise and exploit their brands, products and technologies. owever, the UAE is…
  • Mar 3

    Middle East Privatisation – Saudi Arabia Par Excellence?

    Middle East Privatisation – Saudi Arabia Par Excellence?
    Saudi Arabia’s recently announced plans to privatise several key industries in the Kingdom has once again brought the Kingdom’s privatisation agenda back into the spotlight. The announcements form part of the countries…
Rank this Week: 3496

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: 2445

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 6

    Has the U.S. found a privacy framework that Europe can tolerate?

    Has the U.S. found a privacy framework that Europe can tolerate?
    Here's my article: http://privacylawnc.blogspot.com/2016/03/PrivacyShieldRelease.html
  • Jan 30

    Thanks, y'all!

    Thanks, y'all!
    Thanks, y'all!  I am very honored to be named, along with a number of fine lawyers across the state, in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite"  as well as in Thompson Reuters' Super Lawyers for 2016.What is the…
  • Dec 16

    New European Privacy Plan Announced

    New European Privacy Plan Announced
    Earlier this week, the European Parliament and Council announced they have (finally) agreed upon a new General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).  This is really big news for all U.S. companies that do business in Europe or…
Rank this Week: 3611

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

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

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

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

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

    Bankruptcy Forms to Change December 1st

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

    Fraud Alert-Forged Paystub

    Fraud Alert-Forged Paystub
    By Matthew M. Young, Attorney While forging paystubs to obtain credit is not a new concept, I have a number of credit unions that have advised me of an alarming increase in the use of these phony documents to support employment and…
Rank this Week: 682

Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

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

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

    SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Releases 2016 Exam Prioritie

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

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

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

    AIFMD Passporting Update

    AIFMD Passporting Update
    EU regulated AIFMs promoting EU domiciled AIFs – We have lived with AIFMD since the full implementation date of 22 July 2014 with the marketing passport being available from that date for EU regulated AIFMs promoting EU…
Rank this Week: 3759

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

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

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

    Public SaaS Valuations Are Diving. How Should You React?

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

    Why It's a Mistake to Raise Money Too Soon

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

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital
    Really good deck from Scott Kupor and the guys at Andreessen Horowitz on the current VC market and thought it would be good to share here. Topics: What's going on in the public markets. What are all these unicorns What's...
Rank this Week: 2433

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Feb 3

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

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

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

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

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

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 1372

Lenders 360

Lenders 360

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    eSign & Commercial Finance: On the Bank Report Card in 2016
    Last year, a new topic started to appear in commercial mortgage loan documents: provisions covering the use of electronic documents (aka “electronic records” or “eDocs”).  Unfortunately, two provisions examined by…
Rank this Week: 1793

Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    eSign & Commercial Finance: On the Bank Report Card in 2016
    Last year, a new topic started to appear in commercial mortgage loan documents: provisions covering the use of electronic documents (aka “electronic records” or “eDocs”).  Unfortunately, two provisions examined by…
Rank this Week: 3552

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

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

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
  • Jan 14

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

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

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

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

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011
    FINRA recently reported its February 2011 arbitration statistics. For the two-month period ended February 28, 2011, 837 claims were filed. This represents a decrease of 9% as compared to the number of cases filed in February 2010 (918). The…
Rank this Week: 4000

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Nov 22

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

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

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

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

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

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?
    When the global economy collapsed in the fall of 2008, the sharp drop in consumer spending threw the power sports industry into a steep decline. Sales of motorcycles, go-karts and all-terrain vehicles each plunged by 30 percent or more,…
Rank this Week: 2484

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

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

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 382

The Swap Report

The Swap Report

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

http://www.theswapreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3656

Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

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

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Apr 17

    Novedosa alternativa para monetizar tu trabajo creativo. Podcast #167

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

    ¿Invertir sin miedo? Descubre como lograrlo

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

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

    Evita el NO de los mejores proveedores y clientes Podcast #166
    En el podcast #162 El Arte de Pedir explico los pequeños y a veces grandes detalles que hacen que uno reciba un NO cuando se pide algo. Mi querida invitada a este podcast Leonora Varo quiso retomar un poco el tema con un ángulo…
Rank this Week: 4650

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: 2860

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

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

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

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

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

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

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

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

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 4404

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: 2864

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

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

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 635

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: 2426