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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Businessman Indicted for Submitting False Loan Application

    Businessman Indicted for Submitting False Loan Application
    Selim Zherka, 46, Somers, New York, was indicted by a federal grand jury in White Plains for submitting multiple false loan applications to banks, tax fraud, wire fraud, and witness tampering. Zherka allegedly obtained over $146 million in…
  • Sep 18

    Judge and 4 Others Plead Guilty to Real Estate Fraud

    Judge and 4 Others Plead Guilty to Real Estate Fraud
    Steven E. Jones, 56, a family court judge, and four co-defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for defrauding over 22 people of millions in an investment fraud scheme involving real estate transactions.  As part of his plea…
  • Sep 17

    2 Charged with Defrauding Real Estate Investor

    2 Charged with Defrauding Real Estate Investor
    Fred Davis Clark, Jr., a/k/a Dave Clark, 56, and Cristal R. Clark, a/k/a Cristal R. Coleman, 41, both formerly of Monroe County, Florida, were charged in a superseding indictment with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and multiple counts of…
Rank this Week: 7

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 192

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Commissioner Gallagher Questions Opaque Fixed Income Markets, Outdated Equity Market Structure

    Commissioner Gallagher Questions Opaque Fixed Income Markets, Outdated Equity Market Structure
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Matthew Garza, J.D.In two speeches delivered on Tuesday, Commissioner Daniel Gallagher asserted that the equity market structure is out of date, and expressed alarm over…
  • Sep 17

    U.K. Parliamentary Committee Questions Conventional Premises on High Frequency Trading

    U.K. Parliamentary Committee Questions Conventional Premises on High Frequency Trading
    The U.K. Parliamentary Committee on Economics fired off a letter to the Financial Conduct Authority on high frequency trading questioning the premise that such trading increases liquidity. In a letter to FRC Chief Executive Martin Wheatley,…
  • Sep 17

    SEC and SBA Join Forces to Teach Entrepreneurs About JOBS Act

    SEC and SBA Join Forces to Teach Entrepreneurs About JOBS Act
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Matthew Garza, J.D.The SEC and the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that they will jointly host events to teach small business owners and entrepreneurs about…
Rank this Week: 280

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 19

    Corp Fin Comment Letters: Insiders Selling Ahead of Their Public Availability?

    Corp Fin Comment Letters: Insiders Selling Ahead of Their Public Availability?
    Geez, I don’t know what to make of this Forbes article – which describes this study that found an abnormal level of selling by insiders in the days before Corp Fin comment letters that contained revenue recognition comments were…
  • Sep 18

    Corp Fin’s Comment Letters: WSJ Peeks Under the Hood

    Corp Fin’s Comment Letters: WSJ Peeks Under the Hood
    It was bound to happen. I just thought it would happen much sooner. It’s been just over a decade since Corp Fin began posting its comment letters (and the related responses) – but yet there has been scant mass media attention paid…
  • Sep 17

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing
    Recently, the PCAOB issued “Staff Audit Practice Alert No. 12” about auditing revenue, including revenue recognition, presentation and disclosure. The Alert cited “frequently observed significant audit deficiencies”…
Rank this Week: 273

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: 251

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 503

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: 386

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

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

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    CFPB Sues For-Profit College For Alleged Predatory Lending

    CFPB Sues For-Profit College For Alleged Predatory Lending
    On September 16, the CFPB filed a civil action against a for-profit college for allegedly engaging in an “illegal predatory lending scheme.” Specifically, the CFPB alleges that the school engaged in unfair and deceptive practices…
  • Sep 18

    CFPB Finalizes Rule To Oversee Larger Nonbank International Money Transfer Provider

    CFPB Finalizes Rule To Oversee Larger Nonbank International Money Transfer Provider
    On September 12, the CFPB finalized a rule that allows it to supervise larger participants in the international money transfer market. In particular, this rule, which finalizes the proposed rule the CFPB issued in January 2014, allows…
  • Sep 18

    CFPB Offers More Details On Plans To Supervise Auto Finance Market

    CFPB Offers More Details On Plans To Supervise Auto Finance Market
    On September 17, the CFPB released new information about its plans to supervise and enforce auto finance companies’ compliance with consumer financial laws, including fair lending laws. As it indicated it would earlier this year, the…
Rank this Week: 1037

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Sep 16

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court
    If you want to pursue a trade secrets claim in the Business Court, you've got to disclose the details of your trade secret.  The Opinion last week in Unimin Corp. v. Gallo, 2014 NCBC 43 illustrates that point in detail.  It seems at…
  • Sep 12

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

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

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

    Receiver Appointed To Oversee Sell-Off Of Corporation's Intellectual Property
    When I wrote last week about Americana Development, Inc. v. Ebius Trading & Distributing Co., the Business Court had entered a TRO against the Defendants prohibiting them from disposing of the intellectual property of Defendant Ebius…
Rank this Week: 894

Redeye VC

Redeye VC

Offers a view of startup ecosystem. By Josh Kopelman.

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

    This Is How You Get People to Trust Your Product

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

    Annual Planning is Killing Your Growth – Try This Plan Instead

    Annual Planning is Killing Your Growth – Try This Plan Instead
    By the time Dave Brussin co-founded Monetate in 2008, he had experience running three other companies. One of his biggest lessons: Things change fast. Even faster than you might think. At the same time, in order to grow, you need to be able…
Rank this Week: 952

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: 1009

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: 988

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

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

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

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

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 853

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

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

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

    CFPB Subjects Large International Money Transmitters to Supervision

    CFPB Subjects Large International Money Transmitters to Supervision
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized its rulemaking defining larger participants in the international money transfer market. Companies that engage in at least one million international money transfers each year are now…
  • Sep 12

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

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

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

    A Survey of Activities Identified as Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive by the CFPB
    DWT payments team member Adam Maarec recently co-authored an article entitled “A Survey of Activities Identified as Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive by the CFPB,” published by the American Bar Association. In January…
Rank this Week: 1541

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/
Rank this Week: 2280

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Horizon Pharma #RTO of Vidara Therapeutics on NASDAQ

    Horizon Pharma #RTO of Vidara Therapeutics on NASDAQ
    This news initially came yesterday and the deal was set to be closed as of today. The reverse takeover by Horizon Pharma of Vidara Therapeutics represents a logical combination of two biotherapeutic companies. Both firms hold proprietary…
  • Sep 18

    Alibaba #IPO: Senator Bob Casey is Presumptuou

    Alibaba #IPO: Senator Bob Casey is Presumptuou
    I just picked up piece from Senator Bob Casey (D) of Pennsylvania from NY Times DealBook. He’s claiming the deal structure of the Alibaba IPO should cause the regulators to have more scrutiny for other similarly structured deals that…
  • Sep 17

    Should You Take Your Startup Public?

    Should You Take Your Startup Public?
    I love start up companies. Bold entrepreneurs are a big part of the American spirit. Assisting them has always been a passion as many a consultant with enough life experience has been in similar shoes. In working with these folks we’re…
Rank this Week: 1868

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Sep 18

    More Adventures In Consumer "Protection"

    More Adventures In Consumer "Protection"
    The CFPB's gossip column (which we've previously blasted) got a recent fisking from George Mason University scholars Hester Peirce and Vera Soliman. They point out several inconvenient truths about The Adjustment Bureau's plan to expand the…
  • Sep 14

    MJ Co-Ops: DOA?

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

    Consolidation Does Not Inevitably Lead To De Novo

    Consolidation Does Not Inevitably Lead To De Novo
    ICBA chief Cam Fine recently turned optimistic (paid subscription required) about an eventual uptick in de novo charters. However, he doesn't think that wave will break for a few years. "It may not be as robust as the late '90s,...
Rank this Week: 2211

The Swap Report

The Swap Report

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

http://www.theswapreport.com/
  • Sep 18

    CFTC Approves Important Rule Amendment for Government-Owned Utilities and Their Swap Counterpartie

    CFTC Approves Important Rule Amendment for Government-Owned Utilities and Their Swap Counterpartie
    By Patricia Dondanville and Tom Watterson On September 17, 2014, at the first Open Meeting of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission chaired by Timothy Massad, the CFTC approved an important amendment to its Dodd-Frank Act rules for…
  • Sep 9

    CFTC Staff Provides JOBS Act Harmonization Exemptive Relief

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

    Bank Regulators Re-Propose Rule for Margin on Uncleared Swap

    Bank Regulators Re-Propose Rule for Margin on Uncleared Swap
    This afternoon, the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the "Prudential Regulators") released re-proposed rules…
Rank this Week: 3843

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/
  • Sep 18

    Detroit Bankruptcy Update: Settlements and Feasibility

    Detroit Bankruptcy Update: Settlements and Feasibility
    Authored by J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Scott St. Amand and J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Scott St. Amand of Rogers TowersIn Detroit’s ongoing restructuring effort, the city cleared a major hurdle last week by settling with its…
  • Sep 16

    Yet Another New Case On Standing to Foreclose

    Yet Another New Case On Standing to Foreclose
    Authored by Douglas L. Waldorf, Jr. of Rogers TowersIn July, the 2d DCA overturned a bank’s summary judgment on the grounds that the bank failed to rebut the defense of lack of standing.  The frequency and similarity of these cases…
  • Sep 11

    Overview of the Florida Consumer Collection Practice Act

    Overview of the Florida Consumer Collection Practice Act
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersAs discussed in a prior post, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) can apply to both debt collectors (like collection agencies) and lenders who seek to collect their own…
Rank this Week: 3445

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Sep 17

    Take the Technology Leaders Forecast Survey

    Take the Technology Leaders Forecast Survey
    On October 7, DLA Piper will host the Technology Leaders Summit, where technology leaders, influential innovators and policymakers convene to discuss the future of innovation. At the Summit, DLA Piper will release the results of its fourth,…
  • Sep 5

    What is Micro-Venture Capital?

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

    Angel Investment Trends: Q1 2014 Halo Report

    Angel Investment Trends: Q1 2014 Halo Report
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com The Q1 2014 Halo Report has been released by the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights. The Halo Report analyzes angel investment activity and trends in the…
Rank this Week: 3633

Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

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

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Sep 17

    El crédito NO es para emergencia

    El crédito NO es para emergencia
    Y si tengo un imprevisto ¿qué hago? pues uso la tarjeta. ¿Te suena conocido? lo he dicho ya algunas veces, pero nunca en video: Porque el crédito no sirve para las emergecias o dicho de otro modo, cuando quieres…
  • Sep 12

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

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

    Los básicos del Seguro de Gastos Médicos Mayore

    Los básicos del Seguro de Gastos Médicos Mayore
    Una de las cosas que hace complicada la contratación de un seguro es la terminología extraña, que muchas veces tardamos en descifrar y comprender. Lo sé porque a mi me llevó algún tiempo (y…
Rank this Week: 4434

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

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

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Sep 16

    Public Plans For Private Sector Employees - Say Whaaat?

    Public Plans For Private Sector Employees - Say Whaaat?
    The news about public retirement plans for private workers may not be as snappy as a dog with red sunglasses taking a selfie but it sure caught my attention. On June 17, 2014, Pensions & Investments reported that efforts are underway…
  • Sep 9

    Decision Making When You Don't Like Your Colleague

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

    ERISA Pension Law Turns 40

    ERISA Pension Law Turns 40
    Get out the party hats and horns. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") turns 40 years old today. Signing this legislation into law on September 2, 1974, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford proclaimed a new era, noting…
Rank this Week: 3853

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    SEC Enforcement Against Short Sellers Continue

    SEC Enforcement Against Short Sellers Continue
    On September 16, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the latest sanctions in a continuing enforcement initiative against certain hedge fund advisers and private equity firms that have participated in an…
  • Sep 16

    CIOs Spur Revenue Generation Through Smart Cybersecurity

    CIOs Spur Revenue Generation Through Smart Cybersecurity
    This article was originally published in The Wall Street Journal‘s CIO Journal on September 11, 2014. Today as companies increasingly realize the value of strong cybersecurity, those CIOs who successfully implement an effective…
  • Sep 10

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

    CFTC Exemptive Relief Harmonizes Regulations 4.7(b) and 4.13(a)(3) with Rule 506(c) of Reg. D and Rule 144A
    In a press release yesterday, the CFTC issued an exemptive letter, CFTC Letter No. 14-116, providing relief from certain provisions of CFTC Regulations 4.7(b) and 4.13(a)(3) that restrict marketing to the public.  The exemptive relief…
Rank this Week: 3089

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Sep 15

    Panel Discussion: Data Security, Breach Response, and Emergency Management

    Panel Discussion: Data Security, Breach Response, and Emergency Management
     I was honored to be asked by The Infusion Group to participate in a panel discussion on business security issues with some top thought leaders in North Carolina for the Innovate Work Summit Digital Series. Topics included data security,…
  • Sep 9

    Social Media: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risk

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

    Moving to the Triangle

    Moving to the Triangle
      The time has come.  For several years, I've worked with clients from across the state and beyond, travelling all over North Carolina.  New Bern has been a wonderful place to call home.  My family loves the…
Rank this Week: 3650

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Sep 15

    Citigroup Stockbroker Mauled In Strip Mall Deal

    Citigroup Stockbroker Mauled In Strip Mall Deal
    Action -- it's an interesting concept in both gambling and investing. Some folks love it. Crave it. Need it. Others are looking for a way to get better odds and make a quicker, bigger buck. Sometimes you find the action you're looking forward…
  • Sep 15

    UPDATE: USA To Gibralter To Cayman Islands Software Scam

    UPDATE: USA To Gibralter To Cayman Islands Software Scam
    This is an update of "USA To Gibralter To Cayman Islands Software Scam" (BrokeAndBroker.com Blog, March 17, 2014).It's the stuff of Hollywood meets Silicon Valley meets Ponzi. We got music and movies. We got Internet and software. We got…
  • Sep 11

    Whatcha Ghana Do With Email Scam?

    Whatcha Ghana Do With Email Scam?
    You know, I really get some dumb crap via spam emails, as I'm sure you all do.  Most of the time, it's some idiot trying to get me to buy Canadian pharmaceuticals promising to enlarge various parts of the human anatomy. Then there are…
Rank this Week: 2876

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Sep 15

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

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

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

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

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

    Augusta/HudBay – B.C. Securities Commission Policy Remains Unchanged
    By Matthew Cumming and Saqib Butt and Matthew Cumming and Saqib Butt Over the summer, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued reasons for its previous decision that allowed Augusta Resource Corporation (Augusta) to maintain…
Rank this Week: 3640

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

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

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • Sep 15

    Banks May Be Required to Increase Reserve

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

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

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

    Former Analyst Claims Moody’s Falsely Inflated Rating

    Former Analyst Claims Moody’s Falsely Inflated Rating
    Former Moody’s analyst, Ilya Kolchinsky, has accused the credit rating powerhouse of overstating its ratings for countless toxic mortgage-backed securities that caused the financial meltdown in 2008, misleading investors and costing the…
Rank this Week: 3604

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

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

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

    Mobile Payments - The Future is NOW

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

    Spotlight on Fair Lending

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

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

    OFAC Targets Russia's Financial and Energy Sectors in New Sectoral Sanction
    Our Global Regulatory Enforcement colleagues, Hena M. Schommer and Leigh T. Hannson, recently wrote about the the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control’s ("OFAC") issuance of new sanctions targeting Russian…
Rank this Week: 3818

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

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

    Fervent Belief

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

    Freshening Up

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

    The 10b-5 Daily Gets A Makeover

    The 10b-5 Daily Gets A Makeover
    After eleven years (has it really been that long?), The 10b-5 Daily is moving to a new platform, updating its look, clearing out dead links, and generally becoming a more user-friendly blog. For most visitors, the transition will be…
Rank this Week: 2281

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Sep 9

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack
    Global cyber-attack threats stand at the highest ever recorded level, jumping 14 percent from 2012 to 2013 (Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report). Furthermore, a recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report found that operating system infection…
  • Sep 9

    5 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack

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

    Top 3 Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirate

    Top 3 Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirate
    The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported a 24 percent increase in newly registered companies since last year; in part due to the recent successful World Expo 2020 bid, among other positive economic forces. As companies look to…
Rank this Week: 3682

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

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

    New Indiana Crowdfunding Act Exemption

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

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

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

    Alabama Joins the Crowd: State Crowdfunding Exemption

    Alabama Joins the Crowd: State Crowdfunding Exemption
    The Alabama Legislature passed a crowdfunding exemption bill this April, but the bill is still awaiting the Governor's signature to become effective. Alabama is the eleventh state to enact legislation or develop regulations on this topic. …
Rank this Week: 3275

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

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

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Sep 9

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email

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

    Fundraising Tip

    Fundraising Tip
    Raising capital from investors can be a long, tough and often an incredibly frustrating process. Entrepreneurs often ask us for help (even when we're not in their company). I thought I would share my email I just sent in response...
  • Jun 26

    Bull City Venture Partners III, L.P.

    Bull City Venture Partners III, L.P.
    We are really excited to announce the closing of Bull City Venture Partners III, a $26 million venture capital fund. David and I sincerely appreciate the commitment from all of our LPs and the overwhelming support from the entreprenurial…
Rank this Week: 2217

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

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

    New FINRA Rule Limits usage of Expungement Requests in Arbitration

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

    Does your Investment Adviser Firm Have a Social Media Policy?

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

    Who has the Right to Enforce Your Promissory Note?

    Who has the Right to Enforce Your Promissory Note?
    A customary practice in the securities industry is for financial advisors to receive a transition bonus above and beyond an advisor’s standard commission compensation upon joining to a new firm. The bonus amount is usually determined…
Rank this Week: 4311

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: 2496

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

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

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    The Importance of Updating your Credit Union’s Statutory Agent

    The Importance of Updating your Credit Union’s Statutory Agent
    By Matthew Young, Attorney At least a couple of times a month, a credit union will reach out to me with a summons or other court pleading which was directed to a former employee or retired/deceased board member.  Commonly, the credit…
  • Aug 20

    Representative Payee Account

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

    Should Your Credit Union Implement Consent Agendas in Board Meetings?

    Should Your Credit Union Implement Consent Agendas in Board Meetings?
    By Woo S. Jun, Attorney Credit union leaders are faced with the task of executing on their missions of providing superior and innovative financial solutions to its members.  The decisions they make satisfy certain legal requirements,…
Rank this Week: 2718

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Marx Sterbcow achieves the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

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

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER INVOLVING MORTGAGE ADVERTISING AND RESPA

    CFPB CONSENT ORDER INVOLVING MORTGAGE ADVERTISING AND RESPA
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced they entered into a Consent Order (File No. 2014-CFPB-0010) with Atlanta-based Amerisave Mortgage Corporation; Novo Appraisal Management Corp.; and Patrick Markert on August 12, 2014 for…
Rank this Week: 1804

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: 2783

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

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

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

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

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

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

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 2795

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right
    This post is the twelfth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior eleven posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of…
Rank this Week: 3215

Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

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

http://www.privatefundslaw.com/
  • Jun 20

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

    AFIMD update for US managers of non-EU alternative investment fund
    This post was authored by Winston Penhall, Editor of this blog and partner in the Investment Funds practice of Reed Smith LLP, London. We are frequently asked by non-EU managers broadly what their options are in relation to AIFMD compliance…
  • Oct 8

    What should UK and non EU AIFMs be doing now?

    What should UK and non EU AIFMs be doing now?
    This post was authored by Jacqui Hatfield, regulatory partner at Reed Smith LLP, London. The AIFMD trigger date occurred on 22 July this year, with a 12-month transitional period (TP) in place in the UK for (i) existing UK managers of AIFs…
  • Oct 8

    SEC proposes new rules under the JOBS Act

    SEC proposes new rules under the JOBS Act
    On August 29, 2012, the SEC issued proposed rules to implement Congress' mandate, under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS Act"), that the agency eliminate the existing ban on use of general solicitation and/or general…
Rank this Week: 3794

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: 2206

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: 4173

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: 2222

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 14

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?
    The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make…
Rank this Week: 4501

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/
  • Oct 25

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse
    Puerto Rico bond funds have been suffering massive losses recently and regulators have already taken action. According to the SEC, UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico Inc. (“UBS”) misled thousands of its retail investors in 23…
  • Dec 9

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup
    Below is a piece by Bloomberg on our firm's $383 million claim against Citigroup. There's more on this case on the firm's website at http://www.riklawfirm.com/ Citigroup’s Mathur Said to Depart With Hybrid Traders as Pandit Cuts Jobs By…
  • Dec 1

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case
    Below is an American Lawyer piece which explains our clients' pending $383 million FINRA arbitration against Citigroup. It goes on to talk about how there are more and more large and complex cases at FINRA. It's true. As partner John Rich…
Rank this Week: 2656