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The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 52

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Apr 26

    Judge Dismisses Scottsdale Capital Advisor’s Lawsuit Challenging FINRA’s Enforcement Authority

    Judge Dismisses Scottsdale Capital Advisor’s Lawsuit Challenging FINRA’s Enforcement Authority
    U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has dismissed Scottsdale Capital Advisors’ securities case claiming that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority did not have legal authority to enforce securities laws. The self-regulatory…
Rank this Week: 197

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Apr 29

    Plaintiffs Find California Courts Congenial To Section 11 Action

    Plaintiffs Find California Courts Congenial To Section 11 Action
    Muttering About Mottoes The official motto of the State of California is “Eureka”.  Cal. Gov’t Code § 420.5.  The word is a transliteration of the Greek word εὕρηκα which is…
  • Apr 28

    Inspecting Foreign Corporation Shareholder List

    Inspecting Foreign Corporation Shareholder List
    Recently, I’ve written about the “absolute” right of shareholders to inspect the shareholders list pursuant to California Corporations Code Section 1600.  Readers at, or representing, foreign corporations may have…
  • Apr 27

    Federal Court Rules “Mere Affiliation” Is Insufficient To Establish Personal Jurisdiction

    Federal Court Rules “Mere Affiliation” Is Insufficient To Establish Personal Jurisdiction
    Nearly four years ago, I wrote about a Nevada Supreme Court decision holding that Nevada courts can exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresident officers and directors who directly harm the corporation.  Consipio Holding, BV v.…
Rank this Week: 253

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Suitability Complaints Against Merrill Lynch Broker Heather Weber

    Suitability Complaints Against Merrill Lynch Broker Heather Weber
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Heather Weber (Weber).  According to BrokerCheck records Weber has been subject to at…
  • Apr 28

    Broker Investigation: Allegations that David Ferland Solicited Private Loans From Customer

    Broker Investigation: Allegations that David Ferland Solicited Private Loans From Customer
    The investment lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating a customer complaint brought before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against David Ferland (Ferland) working out of the York, Maine office allegedly received a loan of…
  • Apr 27

    FINRA Bars Former National Securities Corporation Broker John Labarca

    FINRA Bars Former National Securities Corporation Broker John Labarca
    The securities lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating customer complaints filed with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against former National Securities Corporation (National Securities) broker John Labarca (Labarca). …
Rank this Week: 266

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

Covers securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory news. By Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C.

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
Rank this Week: 234

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Apr 29

    Diana Malec Complaints for Unsuitability

    Diana Malec Complaints for Unsuitability
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 27, 2016 indicate that former New York-based Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation broker Diana Malec is currently not licensed to act as a…
  • Apr 29

    Broker Spotlight: Lee Siler

    Broker Spotlight: Lee Siler
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 27, 2016 indicate that Florida-based Kalos Capital broker/adviser Lee Siler is the subject of customer complaints. The securities and…
  • Apr 29

    Richard Kowalski Facing Unsuitability Complaint

    Richard Kowalski Facing Unsuitability Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 27, 2016 indicate that Vermont-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Richard Kowalski is the subject of a pending customer complaint. The…
Rank this Week: 284

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 1

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?
    It has now been seven months since the U.S. Department of Justice announced — in the form of a September 9, 2015 memo from Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates — that it was adopting a policy focused on individual accountability…
  • Apr 28

    Despite Swiss Forum Selection Clause, U.S. Court Orders FIFA’s Insurers to Advance Insured’s Defense Expense

    Despite Swiss Forum Selection Clause, U.S. Court Orders FIFA’s Insurers to Advance Insured’s Defense Expense
    One of the key current concerns in the global D&O insurance marketplace involves questions of cross-border implementation of insurance policy responsibilities and requirements. This concern is usually presented as a problem for…
  • Apr 27

    Guest Post: IPO Companies, Section 11 Suits, and California State Court

    Guest Post: IPO Companies, Section 11 Suits, and California State Court
    One of the interesting (and challenging) quirks of the federal securities laws is that Section 22 of the ’33 Act provides concurrent state court jurisdiction for liability actions under the Act. Many courts have taken the view that…
Rank this Week: 341

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Apr 29

    Broker Spotlight: Anthony Dinallo

    Broker Spotlight: Anthony Dinallo
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 27, 2016 indicate that New York-based Wells Fargo Advisors broker/adviser Anthony Dinallo is the subject of customer complaints. The…
  • Apr 29

    Russell Grosjean Has Pending Complaint

    Russell Grosjean Has Pending Complaint
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 27, 2016 indicate that New York-based Hazard & Siegel broker Russell Grosjean is the subject of pending customer complaints. The…
  • Apr 29

    Toby Emmings Permanently Barred

    Toby Emmings Permanently Barred
    Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on April 27, 2016 indicate that former New York-based Cambridge Investment Research broker Toby Emmings has been permanently barred from acting as a broker or…
Rank this Week: 355

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Apr 29

    CFP Board Introduces Mandatory Arbitration Plan

    CFP Board Introduces Mandatory Arbitration Plan
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Recently, the CFP Board announced that it would make revisions to its Terms and Conditions of Certification agreement with CFPs. The changes have focused primarily on a new provision for…
  • Apr 28

    DOL Amends Final Fiduciary Rule in Bid to Ease Industry Concern

    DOL Amends Final Fiduciary Rule in Bid to Ease Industry Concern
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The Labor Department has finalized an amended version of its fiduciary rule, which will provide wealth management firms a lengthier timeline for implementation in addition to relaxing…
  • Apr 27

    SEC charges four with fraudulent free-dinner scheme in Florida that targeted the elderly

    SEC charges four with fraudulent free-dinner scheme in Florida that targeted the elderly
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:A large amount of money raised through “free dinner” investment seminars in Florida was never invested, the SEC alleges. The complaint states that four individuals invited…
Rank this Week: 334

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation
    On Jan. 22, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery released its opinion in In re Trulia Stockholder Litigation in which it rejected a “disclosure only” settlement of a shareholders’ suit challenging an M&A transaction.…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case
    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider something that lies at the center of nearly every insider trading case: what prosecutors need to prove an insider trading conviction. This case aims to determine exactly what benefits corporate…
  • Jan 6

    Article sheds light on practice of private equity

    Article sheds light on practice of private equity
    Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote an interesting article in Tuesday’s New York Times regarding the practice of private equity firms designating the legal counsel to be used by its lenders in a leveraged buyout financing. In other words, the…
Rank this Week: 376

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer
    In the years that I’ve written extensively about Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), I have always been amazed about its bizarre CEO Patrick Byrne and the gang of misfits he has surrounded himself with. By far, the worst was a real loser…
  • Feb 5

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook
    In my first segment of a series of Op-ed articles about white-collar crime on CNBC, I examine the case of former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm who recently pleaded guilty to income tax evasion and awaits sentencing on June 8, 2015.New…
  • Dec 31

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014
    December 19, 2014: Cleveland.com - Crazy Eddie CFO shares how companies trick auditors and fleece investors: Plain Dealing, by Sheryl HarrisDecember 3, 2014: Going Concern - Ex-Crazy Eddie CFO's 10 Tips for Advancing Your Accounting Career by…
Rank this Week: 371

About Broker Fraud Blog

About Broker Fraud Blog

Covers compliance rules, duty of disclosure, elder abuse and fraud. By the Hayes Law Firm.

http://aboutbrokerfraud.typepad.com/about_broker_fraud_blog/
  • Dec 6

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Freeze Assets in Alleged Diamond-Themed Ponzi Scheme
    The SEC alleges that Richard Dalton and Universal Consulting Resources LLC (UCR) raised approximately $17 million from investors for two fraudulent offerings. The programs were generally referred to as the “Trading Program” and the…
  • Sep 28

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case

    Arbitrators Award Ten Times Amount of Investment in Auction Rate Securities Case
    Last month an arbitration panel ordered the investment firm USB financial to pay over $80 million in consequential investments to Kajeet, Inc., a company who markets cellphones for kids. Kajeet’s award fell short of the $110 million…
  • Aug 30

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie

    Raymond James Must Buy Back Auction Rate Securitie
    A Texas couple got some great news last week from the FINRA arbitration panel that ruled on their claim. The panel ruled that the Raymond James Financial Inc. and broker Larry Milton must buy back some $925,000 worth of auction…
Rank this Week: 343

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/
  • Apr 30

    Facebook Crushes Revenue Projections as Mobile Ad Sales Surge

    Facebook Crushes Revenue Projections as Mobile Ad Sales Surge
    Facebook's quarterly revenue rose more than 50 percent, beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending.The company's shares…
  • Apr 30

    FINRA Reports on Effective Practices for Digital Investment Advice

    FINRA Reports on Effective Practices for Digital Investment Advice
    FINRA has issued a press release stating that financial services "firms' offerings of digital investment advice need sound governance and supervision, including effective means of overseeing suitability of recommendations, conflicts of…
  • Apr 29

    SEC: Accounting Firm, Partner Conducted Deficient Surprise Exam

    SEC: Accounting Firm, Partner Conducted Deficient Surprise Exam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an accounting firm and one of its partners who conducted surprise examinations of client assets at an investment adviser have agreed to settle charges that they performed…
Rank this Week: 406

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 28

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting
    The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites papers for its program on “Securities Regulation and Technological Change” at the 2017 AALS annual meeting. TOPIC DESCRIPTION: This panel discussion will explore the intersection of…
  • Apr 28

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference
    The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND. CSLSA is an organization of law…
  • Apr 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ivet A. Bell, Note, The Constitutionality of the SEC Pay to Play Rule: Why 206(4)-5 Survives the Deregulatory Trend in Campaign Finance, 49…
Rank this Week: 447

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Be Wary of Zika-Related Investment

    Be Wary of Zika-Related Investment
    The SEC has issued an Investor Alert regarding fraudsters attempting to profit by exploiting the dangers associated with the Zika virus.  For those not following the news, Zika is a tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes. …
  • Apr 22

    The Elderly – Vulnerable to Stockbroker Abuse

    The Elderly – Vulnerable to Stockbroker Abuse
    In our law firm, we frequently represent elderly clients in claims against brokerage firms and financial advisors.  These claims usually include allegations that the broker took advantage of the elderly client, or recommended improper…
  • Apr 14

    Giving Someone Else Power Over Your Investment

    Giving Someone Else Power Over Your Investment
    As the investing population ages, it becomes more and more likely that investors will suffer failing physical and/or mental health.  Your permanent – or even temporary – incapacity could make managing your own investment…
Rank this Week: 428

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 423

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

New York Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers securities law. By Lax & Neville LLP.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 446

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: 394

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    House passes bill easing solicitation restrictions on angel investor

    House passes bill easing solicitation restrictions on angel investor
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.The House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at encouraging investments from “angel” investors by exempting certain investor events from being considered “general solicitation” under the…
  • Apr 28

    Delaware justice league disclaims idea of 'super-directors'

    Delaware justice league disclaims idea of 'super-directors'
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.As sanctions for their misconduct during the litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed the claims of OptimisCorp and its CEO against three directors and the CFO. The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed, but its…
  • Apr 27

    Adviser official to pay $650K for soft-dollar manipulation, misuse

    Adviser official to pay $650K for soft-dollar manipulation, misuse
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.A federal district court granted summary judgment in favor of the SEC in an action against an adviser executive who engaged in a long-term fraudulent scheme to collect bogus “research expenses” and higher…
Rank this Week: 556

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 482

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Reviews Federal Securities Fraud Litigation, Arbitration, Whistleblower Claims & Derivative Lawsuits. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 487

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

https://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
      Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and…
  • Apr 30

    Court Sentences Michael Donnelly to 99 Months Imprisonment and $1.99 Million in Restitution

    Court Sentences Michael Donnelly to 99 Months Imprisonment and $1.99 Million in Restitution
    Going Public LawyerThe Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced today that, on April 11, 2016, a federal court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sentenced Michael Donnelly of Lecanto, Florida, to 99 months imprisonment, to…
Rank this Week: 623

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 29

    Non-GAAP Disclosures: The Gloves Are Off

    Non-GAAP Disclosures: The Gloves Are Off
    Companies have been making non-GAAP disclosures for quite some time now. Perhaps spurred by recent remarks from SEC Chair White, SEC Commissioner Stein (remarks during PCAOB budget meeting) and SEC Chief Accountant Schnurr, it appears that…
  • Apr 28

    Survey Results: Auditing Standard #18: D&O Questionnaire

    Survey Results: Auditing Standard #18: D&O Questionnaire
    Here’s the survey results from this survey about how Auditing Standard #18 is impacting D&O questionnaires: 1. Did you update your D&O questionnaire in response to the PCAOB’s new Audit Standard #18 regarding related-party…
  • Apr 27

    5 Reasons Why I Love the Proxy Season

    5 Reasons Why I Love the Proxy Season
    From Susan Reilly: As a follow-up to last week’s blog about hating the proxy season, here are the top 5 reasons why I love the proxy season (I must admit, it was a lot harder to put together this list!): 1. The camaraderie with…
Rank this Week: 766

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Apr 28

    Shareholder Activism: Trend Towards Targeting Larger Companie

    Shareholder Activism: Trend Towards Targeting Larger Companie
    Here’s a recent report from FactSet that shows the trend toward activism at large- and mega-cap companies. Here’s an excerpt from the report: The number of activist campaigns launched against Mega cap (greater than $50 billion in…
  • Apr 26

    How Bill Ackman Work

    How Bill Ackman Work
    Here’s another fine profile from “The Activist Investor,” this one about Bill Ackman…
  • Apr 25

    Open Letters to Management: A Waste of Time?

    Open Letters to Management: A Waste of Time?
    Here’s the intro for this blog from “The Activist Investor”: About once a month, a PM calls us about some company, wanting to talk about the prospects for an activist project. We review the financials and the filings. Often…
Rank this Week: 751

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: 641

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: 615

Page Perry LLC Blog

Page Perry LLC Blog

Covers securities broker abuses, early retirement scams, elder abuses, subprime mortages, collateralized debt obligations, and annuities.

http://www.pageperry.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    CYNK Latest Wall Street Trap?

    CYNK Latest Wall Street Trap?
    Cynk is a social network company that has no revenue, no assets, and no profits. Until last week, it was the hottest stock on Wall Street, according to a Business Insider report by Hunter Walker and Julia La Roche (July 14, 2014).  Its…
  • Jul 14

    Former LPL Broker Jason Parker Leaves Trail Of Complaint

    Former LPL Broker Jason Parker Leaves Trail Of Complaint
    By law, a broker has to recommend suitable investments. To be considered suitable, an investment should align with the client’s investment objectives. Dumping all client funds into a single foreign stock, despite the client’s low…
  • Jun 13

    Pension Advisers Fall Under Scrutiny

    Pension Advisers Fall Under Scrutiny
    The problem of conflicts of interest for pension advisers attracted Congressional attention, according to a Wall Street Journal article by Dan Fitzpatrick  (June 9, 2014).  U.S. Representative George Miller (D., Calif.) has written…
Rank this Week: 688

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Apr 26

    Hedge Fund Investors Want to Withdraw $1.4 Billion from Brevan Howard Master Fund

    Hedge Fund Investors Want to Withdraw $1.4 Billion from Brevan Howard Master Fund
    According to Bloomberg sources say that investors in Brevan Howard Asset Management’s primary hedge fund are asking to withdraw about $1.4M from the fund in the wake of successive yearly declines and losses from the first quarter.The…
Rank this Week: 896

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Investor Alert: RK Hall, LLC

    Investor Alert: RK Hall, LLC
    Have you suffered investment losses in RK Hall, LLC? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment. According to their…
  • Apr 29

    Investor Alert: RK Opportunity Fund III

    Investor Alert: RK Opportunity Fund III
    Have you suffered investment losses in RK Opportunity Fund III, LLC? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.…
  • Apr 29

    Investor Alert: RK Opportunity Fund II

    Investor Alert: RK Opportunity Fund II
    Have you suffered investment losses in RK Opportunity Fund II, LLC? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.…
Rank this Week: 1117

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    The Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary Duty Rule

    The Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary Duty Rule
    On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule regarding financial advisors’ fiduciary duty in investors’ retirement accounts. This new rule takes partial effect in April 2017, and by January 2018…
  • Apr 29

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Regarding St. Petersburg, Florida, Broker Jason Sayle

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Regarding St. Petersburg, Florida, Broker Jason Sayle
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims related to Jason Daniel Sayles (CRD #4140191, St. Petersburg, Florida). Sayles recently submitted a FINRA Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) in which he was assessed a deferred fine…
  • Apr 28

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Regarding Former NFP Advisor Services Broker Robert Joseph Regan

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Regarding Former NFP Advisor Services Broker Robert Joseph Regan
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims related to Robert Joseph Regan (CRD #2322096, Alamo, California). Regan was associated with NFP Advisor Services, LLC (“NFP”) from September 2005 to January 2016, since which he has not been…
Rank this Week: 1030

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 899

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Dec 4

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: December 1-3, 2015 Sponsor: AnDevCon Event: AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference…
  • Dec 4

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015

    Hedge Fund Events December 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: December 1-3, 2015 Sponsor: AnDevCon Event: AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference…
  • Nov 1

    Hedge Fund Events November 2015

    Hedge Fund Events November 2015
    The following are various hedge fund events happening this month.  Please email us if you would like us to add your event to this list. **** Date: November 2-4, 2015 Sponsor: BZ Events Event: Big Data Tech Con 2014 Location: Chicago, IL…
Rank this Week: 897

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

Covers the happenings in the Securities and Investment Fraud Sector. By Guiliano Law Firm.

http://www.securitiesarbitrations.com
  • Jun 10

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer

    Pittsburgh Area Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Alleged to Have Stolen Millions from Customer
    andnbsp;Hairdressor, Marcy Salandra went to her stockbrokerandrsquo;s office at Investors Capital Corporation in McMurray Pennsylvania to withdraw money to buy a house. andnbsp;However, instead of meeting her broker Patricia S. Miller, she…
  • Apr 18

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get

    Lawyers Tempt Fate Before Second Circuit and No One Likes What They May Get
    Last year, a Connecticut based hedge fund, Turnberry Capital Management LP, filed a FINRA arbitration securities claim against SunTrust Banks, Inc. to recover $13 million it lost in 2007 by investing in mortgage backed securities. However,…
  • Mar 13

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania

    Investment Fraudsters: You have a friend in Pennsylvania
    What does a big firm commercial defense lawyer, a banker, a healthcare lobbyist, a parking authority commissioner and an Allegheny parks commissioner all have in common? andnbsp; Apparently, they are all friends of Pennsylvania Governor Tom…
Rank this Week: 1122

ComplianceAsia News

ComplianceAsia News

Provides information for compliance professionals dealing with issues in financial regulation with a focus on the Asian region.

http://www.compliance.asia/
  • Feb 6

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system

    WSJ report highlights significant concerns about the nature of global AML system
    Finally there is some reporting about the dirty little secret of global AML enforcement - it might not work.  The following was reported in the Wall Street Journal today and we recommend you read the full article: The Morning Risk…
  • Oct 27

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT

    New FATF announcements regarding the progress various countries are making on AML CFT
    On Friday the SFC sent around a circular to licensed firms with details of a number of additions to the AML sanctions regime and this included advice from the FATF that some countries were not doing enough to improve their AML CFT…
  • Oct 23

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance

    Mary Jo White sets out her views on the role of compliance
    SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, recently spoke to an industry association in the United States and talked about the importance of the rule of compliance officers.  Here is the speech: Remarks at National Society of Compliance Professionals…
Rank this Week: 1100

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
Rank this Week: 1810

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    New Fiduciary Rule to Protect Retirement Investment

    New Fiduciary Rule to Protect Retirement Investment
    This week, it has been reported that the Department of Labor proposed tougher laws after issuing new regulations requiring financial advisors and brokers managing 401k and retirement accounts to act in the best interest of their clients.…
  • Mar 21

    New Study Reveals: 7% of Financial Advisers Are Guilty of Misconduct. How Safe Are You?

    New Study Reveals: 7% of Financial Advisers Are Guilty of Misconduct. How Safe Are You?
    In February 2016, academics Mark Egan, Gregor Matvos and Amit Seru at the University of Minnesota and University of Chicago business schools released a report titled “The Market for Financial Adviser…
  • Feb 29

    BROKER REPORT: Several Complaints Against Broker and Financial Advisor David E. Mickey

    BROKER REPORT: Several Complaints Against Broker and Financial Advisor David E. Mickey
    We are investigating customer complaints against broker David E. Mickey, who is currently barred from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public, as per FINRA’s BrokerCheck. According to…
Rank this Week: 1691

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Apr 8

    Statutory best interest standard: summer reading

    Statutory best interest standard: summer reading
    Darin Renton - In a manner often reserved for best-selling novels and blockbuster movies, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently issued advance notice of the upcoming publication of CSA Consultation Paper 33-404 –…
  • Apr 1

    Securities regulators release draft vote reconciliation protocol

    Securities regulators release draft vote reconciliation protocol
    The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have released for comment proposed protocols that contain CSA staff guidance on operational processes to tabulate proxy votes for shares held through intermediaries. The protocols have been…
  • Mar 23

    The Liberal budget: no changes to the taxation of stock option

    The Liberal budget: no changes to the taxation of stock option
     Katy Pitch -  On March 22, 2016, the Liberal Government delivered its first budget which focuses on the growth of the middle class.  As outlined in a previous post on Canadian M&A Law, the Liberals, as part of…
Rank this Week: 1223

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

Covers FINRA arbitration, securities litigation, and stockbroker misconduct. By Blum Law Group.

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    FINRA Questioning Brokerage Firm “Culture”

    FINRA Questioning Brokerage Firm “Culture”
    FINRA has made brokerage firm “culture” one of its top priorities for 2016. FINRA refers to “culture” as how management sets the bar for the firm and how culture effects their brokers interaction with clients and their…
  • Aug 18

    LPL Financial Fraught with Allegations of Supervisory Failure

    LPL Financial Fraught with Allegations of Supervisory Failure
    Advisor Independence Achilles Heel for Gigantic Investment Organization LPL Financial is one of the nation’s largest broker/dealer investment firms, yet it is not an investment firm in the traditional sense. Whereas most investment…
  • Aug 12

    Total Wealth Management Sanctions Kickback

    Total Wealth Management Sanctions Kickback
    Top Executives Foster Flagrant Fraud Practices It goes without saying that there is a lot of money to be made in the investment industry. Even when investment firms and advisors follow the rules that govern the industry, they stand to earn…
Rank this Week: 1494

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other scams. By The Doss Firm.

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • Mar 10

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a Greenville broker named Claus Foerster for defrauding his clients out of $2.8 million.  According to news reports, the indictments states that Foerster persuaded clients to invest in a…
  • Mar 1

    Broker Dealers That Sold United Development Funding REIT

    Broker Dealers That Sold United Development Funding REIT
    Following up on our previous blog post, broker dealers that sold UDF non-traded REITs to investors include, but are not limited to, IMS Securities Inc., Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc., Centaurus Financial Inc., and VSR…
  • Feb 25

    More on United Development Funding REIT

    More on United Development Funding REIT
    Following up on our previous blog post, United Development Funding IV was organized on May 28, 2008.  UDF IV shares began trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol “UDF” on June 4, 2014.  Prior to June 4, 2012, UDF IV was a…
Rank this Week: 1524

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

Amato Law Firm, LLC Blog

Overview of current developments in the area of securities law with a focus on securities arbitration and broker-dealer regulation.

http://www.ramatolaw.com/blog1
  • Feb 24

    United Development Funding Investment Losse

    United Development Funding Investment Losse
    The securities law firm of Amato Law Firm, LLC is investigating potential securities law claims involving United Development Funding (UDF) and its real estate investment trusts (REITs) including United Development Funding IV (UDF IV), a…
  • Feb 24

    Oil and Gas Investments Rack Up Large Losse

    Oil and Gas Investments Rack Up Large Losse
    The securities law firm of Amato Law Firm, LLC is investigating large losses in oil and gas related investments, such as publicly-traded master limited partnerships (MLPs) and private placements (limited partnerships that do not trade on a…
  • Jan 29

    New Pricing Rule for Non-Traded REITs Will Impact Independent Broker-Dealers and Their Customer

    New Pricing Rule for Non-Traded REITs Will Impact Independent Broker-Dealers and Their Customer
    At long last, FINRA’s revisions to Rules 2340 and 2310 (originally proposed in 2014) have been approved by the SEC and will go into effect on April 11, 2016.  In short, the purpose of the new rules is to provide increased…
Rank this Week: 1444

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

Covers the right to recover money from dishonest stockbrokers and investment advisers.

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Former InterSecurities Broker Harry Hammond Suspended For Unapproved PIPE Transaction

    Former InterSecurities Broker Harry Hammond Suspended For Unapproved PIPE Transaction
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former InterSecurities, Inc (InterSecurities), now known as Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. (Transamerica), broker Harry Hammond (Hammond) was suspended from the…
  • Feb 19

    36 Oil and Gas Companies Filed For Bankruptcy In 2015

    36 Oil and Gas Companies Filed For Bankruptcy In 2015
    Law Office of Christopher J. Gray wishes to alert investors to the possibility that recommendations of oil and gas investments by broker-dealers may be unsuitable, depending on the individual characteristics of investors and whether the…
  • Feb 19

    Customer Complaints Made Against Broker Robyn H. Lee Regarding TIC

    Customer Complaints Made Against Broker Robyn H. Lee Regarding TIC
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former Independent Financial Group (Independent), broker Robyn H. Lee (Lee) has had at least thirteen (13) customer complaints made against him, mostly involving sales of…
Rank this Week: 1860

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: 1584

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 1846

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 1402

Proxyland

Proxyland

Covers corporate governance.

http://proxyland.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    One Blog Closes, Another Open

    One Blog Closes, Another Open
    Big news, dear readers.
  • Feb 17

    Stimulus Plan Attacks Executive Compensation: Stay Tuned

    Stimulus Plan Attacks Executive Compensation: Stay Tuned
    Everyone knows about the freaky fireball that plummeted through the Texas sky last weekend. In an unrelated development, a fireball suddenly appeared in the skies over Proxyland on Friday. That one, however, has been identified: it’s Title…
  • Feb 11

    Geithner's Financial Stability Plan, Or Whatever

    Geithner's Financial Stability Plan, Or Whatever
    C’mon now, everyone. Cheer up. At least Tim Geithner is easier on the eyes than Hank Paulson, whose face seemed to have the words “we’re all gonna die” written on it no matter what he was saying.
Rank this Week: 1328