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100 F Street

100 F Street

Covers securities law for growing businesses. By Vanessa Schoenthaler.

http://100fstreet.com/
  • Apr 9

    You Know that Old Adage About a Picture Being Worth a 1,000 Words …

    You Know that Old Adage About a Picture Being Worth a 1,000 Words …
    TweetOr perhaps this post should be entitled: “Lessons in How Not to Preside Over Your Annual Meeting” While I haven’t been following the proxy contest over at Harvard Illinois Bancorp, things seem to have taken an…
  • Apr 8

    The SEC Issues 9 New FAQs Relating to Conflict Mineral Disclosure

    The SEC Issues 9 New FAQs Relating to Conflict Mineral Disclosure
    TweetWith the filing deadline for the first Form SD a little more than a month away (June 2, 2014), yesterday the Division of Corporation Finance issued nine new FAQs providing additional conflict mineral disclosure guidance. This…
  • Mar 17

    CorpFin’s Updated and Refined WKSI Ineligible Issuer Waiver Framework

    CorpFin’s Updated and Refined WKSI Ineligible Issuer Waiver Framework
    TweetOn Wednesday the Division of Corporation Finance issued a revision to its July 2011 statement on well-known seasoned issuer waivers. The original statement was issued to provide guidance on what constitutes “a showing of good…
Rank this Week: 1485

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: 2457

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • Apr 21

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?
    By Alixe Cormick Asking what the “all-in-costs” are for preparing an offering memorandum (an OM) is like asking how much it costs to build a house. A new 4,000 square foot custom-built house in West Vancouver, BC will cost more…
  • Apr 17

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form
      By Alixe Cormick In Canada, two crowdfunding specific exemption proposals are out for public comment: a start-up crowdfunding exemption and an integrated crowdfunding exemption. Six provinces (including Saskatchewan) are…
  • Apr 15

    The Northwestern Exemption: How Unregistered Selling Agents (Finders) Sell Securities out West

    The Northwestern Exemption: How Unregistered Selling Agents (Finders) Sell Securities out West
      By Alixe Cormick Issuers need two exemptions when selling exempt market securities.  ONE exemption, which provides relief from the obligation to file a prospectus and register the securities to be sold,[1] and a SECOND…
Rank this Week: 2755

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
  • Mar 27

    LPL Hammered by FINRA in Connection with Sales of Alternative

    LPL Hammered by FINRA in Connection with Sales of Alternative
    Independent broker-dealer LPL Financial – a leading seller of alternative investments such as non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) – once again is in trouble with regulators, as FINRA announced on Monday that it has…
  • Mar 27

    Edward Jones Fined for Non-Traditional ETF Sales Practice

    Edward Jones Fined for Non-Traditional ETF Sales Practice
    Continuing the recent trend of enforcement actions relating to the sale of complex products, securities regulator FINRA earlier this year fined full-service broker-dealer Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. (Edward Jones) $200,000 for failing to…
  • Mar 21

    Berthel Fisher Fined for Failure to Supervise Sales of Non-Traded REITs and Complex Product

    Berthel Fisher Fined for Failure to Supervise Sales of Non-Traded REITs and Complex Product
    FINRA recently fined broker-dealer Berthel Fisher & Company Financial Services, Inc. and its affiliate a combined $775,000 for supervisory deficiencies involving the sale of non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and leveraged…
Rank this Week: 2635

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

News, advice, and trends from the corporate law world.

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Income Share Agreement

    Income Share Agreement
    I blogged last year about an IPO for a football player – the public offering of a share of the right to receive 20% of Arian Foster’s future football-related income.  There is a movement afoot now to introduce this concept in…
  • Apr 7

    Interesting Reads for the Week April 7

    Interesting Reads for the Week April 7
    A profile of a matching service connecting small businesses with lawyers.  I generally get my clients the old-fashioned way – referrals – but approaches like this could be useful for both lawyers and the businesses. A…
  • Apr 3

    Limiting Investment Risk for Non-Accredited Investor

    Limiting Investment Risk for Non-Accredited Investor
    I’ve noted in past posts that the SEC tends to take a paternalistic attitude toward the notion of non-accredited investors participating in private offerings, with income and net worth enshrined in the applicable rules as a rough proxy…
Rank this Week: 2736

BD Law Blog

BD Law Blog

Features news, updates and thoughts regarding broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and legal and compliance issues. By the Beck Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.bdlawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Form U4 Basics Video Series #4- OBAs, Regulatory Actions and Terminations Disclosure Issue

    Form U4 Basics Video Series #4- OBAs, Regulatory Actions and Terminations Disclosure Issue
    In this fourth and final video installment of the Form U4 Basics video series, attorney Joel Beck discusses U4 disclosure issues involving outside business activities, regulatory actions, and terminations, applicable to registered…
  • Apr 16

    Understanding the Selling Away Rule (Prohibition Against Private Securities Transactions)

    Understanding the Selling Away Rule (Prohibition Against Private Securities Transactions)
    Each month when you review the Regulatory Notice announcing the disciplinary actions taken by FINRA Enforcement against brokers, you'll generally see cases involving violations of the selling away rule (private securities transactions) as…
  • Apr 14

    Understanding the Outside Business Activity Rule

    Understanding the Outside Business Activity Rule
    Each month when you review the Regulatory Notice announcing the disciplinary actions taken by FINRA Enforcement against brokers, you'll generally see cases involving violations of the outside business activity rule and the selling away rule…
Rank this Week: 2429

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

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

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Apr 17

    Customer Loan Earns Stockbroker A Fine And Suspension

    Customer Loan Earns Stockbroker A Fine And Suspension
    Wall Street may be the place where trillions of dollars exchange hands, but it's not the place where a registered person should simply ask a customer for the loan of a few bucks. Which is not to say that a stockbroker can't borrow money from…
  • Apr 17

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com
    Stockbroker, Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory JobsEmployment Page BrokeAndBroker.com Jobs#brokeandbroker ...
  • Apr 16

    Getting The Wall Street Girl To Do It

    Getting The Wall Street Girl To Do It
    For the purpose of proposing a settlement of rule violations alleged by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), without admitting or denying the findings, prior to a regulatory hearing, and without an adjudication of…
Rank this Week: 813

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 23

    False Claims Act Statistics Reveal Robust Enforcement

    False Claims Act Statistics Reveal Robust Enforcement
    The Department of Justice recently released its enforcement statistics under the False Claim Act (FCA), the federal government’s primary civil enforcement tool to recover losses due to false claims for government funds and property…
  • Apr 22

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower
    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, whistleblower claims against U.S. companies are likely to rise. As previously discussed, the Court ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act…
  • Apr 21

    Is Your Favorite Brew Really a “Craft” Beer?

    Is Your Favorite Brew Really a “Craft” Beer?
    The number of craft breweries in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. Most recently, the monks of St. Joseph Abbey, located in a small Massachusetts town, made headlines by introducing the first and only certified Trappist ale…
Rank this Week: 673

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Apr 17

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part II

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part II
    Today, I am going to summarize FinCEN’s regulations relating to Bitcoin.The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is an agency within the US Treasure Department. Its mission is to safeguard the financial system from illicit…
  • Apr 16

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I
    The phenomenon of Bitcoin (and virtual currency in general) presents an interesting legal conundrum. It is still not clear for many where does Bitcoin fit within our legal system, and whether and how to regulate it. Today, I would like to…
  • Feb 1

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?
    Today, I am re-posting a blog post of a colleague of mine (with his permission) that I found to be particularly interesting and relevant for those of you who are looking to leave your present employers to start your own businesses or to just…
Rank this Week: 780

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

Provides insight and commentary on SEC enforcement actions. By Brooks Pierce.

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Apr 23

    Texas Court of Appeals Has Put Some FCPA Internal Investigations in an Awkward Spot

    Texas Court of Appeals Has Put Some FCPA Internal Investigations in an Awkward Spot
    Given that this case was decided last summer, I can’t quite put the headline in the present tense.  I’m slow to the draw on it, but I think it’s important.  Last July, in Writt v. Shell Oil Co., 409 S.W.3d 59 (Tex.…
  • Apr 17

    SEC Says the Cyber Police Are Coming

    SEC Says the Cyber Police Are Coming
    Pretty soon we’ll all be data privacy lawyers.  The SEC is certainly doing its part to ensure that comes to pass.  Earlier this year the SEC’s Office of Compliance, Inspections, and Examinations announced that its 2014…
  • Apr 10

    Give Me That Old-Time Insider Trading

    Give Me That Old-Time Insider Trading
    Recently I had a question that required me to review Don Langevoort’s comprehensive insider trading treatise.  It got me thinking about the roots of insider trading law.  Specifically, the pre-SEC, pre-10b-5 insider trading…
Rank this Week: 1943

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/
Rank this Week: 337

California Securities Fraud Lawyer…

California Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities regulation, fiduciaries, and securities disputes news and updates. Published By Alcala Law Firm.

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

    Inland American Real Estate Trust Announces Tender Offer at $6.50 - $6.10 Per Share

    Inland American Real Estate Trust Announces Tender Offer at $6.50 - $6.10 Per Share
    Today, Inland American Real Estate Trust, a non-traded REIT, announced a $350 million tender offer at a price range between $6.50 to $6.10 per share. The offer expires April 11, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (EST). Click here for detailed…
  • Feb 25

    Berthel Fisher Fined $775,000 for the Inappropriate Sale of REITs and ETF

    Berthel Fisher Fined $775,000 for the Inappropriate Sale of REITs and ETF
    Yesterday, Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services, Inc. entered into a settlement with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and agreed to pay a $775,000 fine stemming from sale of unsuitable investments, including…
  • Feb 3

    "Wolf of Wall Street" High Pressure Sales Tactic

    "Wolf of Wall Street" High Pressure Sales Tactic
    Many have complained, myself included, that the movie "Wolf of Wall Street" failed to show the devastation suffered by those who were victimized by Jordan Belfort and his company Stratton Oakmont. Clearly, this movie was produced purely for…
Rank this Week: 4355

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 23

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: crowdfunding exemption

    Ontario's proposed prospectus exemptions: crowdfunding exemption
    Cara Cornacchia - In its March 20, 2014 proposals for four new prospectus exemptions intended to facilitate capital raising for businesses in Ontario, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) proposed a crowdfunding prospectus exemption (the…
  • Apr 17

    Amendments to derivatives trade reporting rule to lessen burden on local end-user counterpartie

    Amendments to derivatives trade reporting rule to lessen burden on local end-user counterpartie
    The Ontario Securities Commission, among other regulators, released amendments today to OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting (the TR Rule). The amendments are intended to lessen the burden on…
  • Apr 17

    IIROC report highlights enforcement activity for 2013

    IIROC report highlights enforcement activity for 2013
    Earlier this week, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada released its Enforcement Report for 2013, which covers IIROC's enforcement activities and key policy initiatives for last year. According to IIROC, enforcement…
Rank this Week: 4288

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers FINRA and securities fraud. By Thomas F. Burke, P.C.

http://www.chicagosecuritieslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    You Might Think Twice About Using A Broker Who Failed The Exam To Get His License

    You Might Think Twice About Using A Broker Who Failed The Exam To Get His License
    The Wall Street Journal reported that there are more than 51,500 stockbrokers that have failed, at least once, an exam to obtain a license to sell securities. Additionally, those brokers that failed the exam have worse disciplinary records…
  • Jan 20

    Justice Department Weak on Charging Individuals for White Collar Crime

    Justice Department Weak on Charging Individuals for White Collar Crime
    On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that a University of Virginia law professor's analysis revealed that the Justice Department hadn't charged employees at nearly two thirds of nearly 400 companies that have settled…
  • Jan 20

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street
    I have attached an article by Jonathan Weil that everyone shoulld find interesting. 'Wolf of Wall Street' Offspring Never Quite Die Normally it wouldn't be news that a small-fry stock hustler like Christopher F. Veale got busted for…
Rank this Week: 1582

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: 3376

Corporate Finance & Securities Law…

Corporate Finance & Securities Law Blog

Covers mergers and acquisitions, private to public transactions, public company disclosure, regulatory defense, and other financial issues. By The Lebrecht Group.

http://www.thelebrechtgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering
    At long last, the SEC has approved general solicitation in 506 offerings.  I have previously blogged on the subject here and here. It seems each stakeholder group is claiming it as their own victory.  Hedge funds, crowdfunders,…
  • Jun 19

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?
    This week, Fox Business News contributor Tobin Smith was terminated because he violated their policy that “no contributor to FBN [Fox Business Network], nor his/her firm, and/or family members are allowed to accept financial…
  • Jun 6

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?
    This, of course, is a misleading question.  The answer is never.  In case you need some law to back up that conclusion, take a look at the recent case of Robert J. Vitale.  Mr. Vitale was the subject of an SEC enforcement…
Rank this Week: 3874

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
  • Sep 17

    What a Difference a Year Make

    What a Difference a Year Make
    One year ago discussions surrounding corporate law policy were driven by the Sarbanes-Oxley ‘backlash.”  The Paulson Committee and others were warning about how excessive regulation and litigation would lead to the ruin of Wall Street. …
Rank this Week: 4775

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: 243

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Defamation v. Tortious Interference

    Defamation v. Tortious Interference
    Most of us have at least a “street-level” understanding of defamation. Individuals that hear or read damaging false statements about themselves or their business typically think: “I need to find a defamation lawyer.”…
  • Mar 19

    Defamation Reputation Damage Management

    Defamation Reputation Damage Management
    In 1378, the Statute of Scandalum Magnatum granted judges and church officials in England a legal right to compensation if they had been insulted or defamed. The first Common Law defamation action on record was filed in England in 1507. …
  • Mar 12

    Missouri Supreme Court Rejects Trade Secret Claim Over Client List

    Missouri Supreme Court Rejects Trade Secret Claim Over Client List
    Troy Kennedy (Kennedy”) left his position as director and executive officer of a trust and investment company when that company was bought by Central Trust & Investment Company (“CTI”). Kennedy left to found a competing…
Rank this Week: 1190

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 23

    Another New Paradigm: Corporate & Hedgie Team Up for Hostile Bid

    Another New Paradigm: Corporate & Hedgie Team Up for Hostile Bid
    As noted in the DealBook piece, William Ackman, the well-known hedge fund manager, has teamed up with Valeant, a big health care company, to make a hostile bid for Allergan. Here’s an excerpt from that article: If successful, the joint…
  • Apr 22

    Corp Fin Issues New “Legend for Twitter” & “Retweeting” Guidance

    Corp Fin Issues New “Legend for Twitter” & “Retweeting” Guidance
    Yesterday, Corp Fin issued 2 new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations dealing with social media. The first CDI deals with how to affix legends to tweets & other social media communications. The second CDI deals with retweeting or…
  • Apr 21

    Transcript: “Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty”

    Transcript: “Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty”
    We have posted the transcript for our popular webcast: “Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty.”
Rank this Week: 2002

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

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

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

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

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

    Nerd Chic

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

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 4481

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. Published by Porter, Wright,

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
Rank this Week: 898

FinancialCounsel

FinancialCounsel

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

http://financialcounsel.typepad.com/financialcounsel/
  • Apr 22

    How prepared are you?

    How prepared are you?
    This follows the Keyhole route to the Boulder Field, then ascends the North Face of the peak. The player is entitled to know who is his King called before be declares for the vole. He is internationally renowned for the...
  • Apr 22

    怎样奖惩让业务员心服口服

    怎样奖惩让业务员心服口服
  • Apr 21

    大数据时代的到来

    大数据时代的到来
Rank this Week: 94

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Apr 4

    Client Alert: Surrender Charges & Annuity Churning

    Client Alert: Surrender Charges & Annuity Churning
    Fitapelli Kurta is investigating claims related to surrender charges and other suspicious annuity fees. A surrender charge is a type of sales charge an investor has to pay when he or she sells or withdraws money from…
  • Apr 4

    Investigation: Michael Lombardo, David Lerner Broker

    Investigation: Michael Lombardo, David Lerner Broker
    Fitapelli Kurta is investigating complaints against former David Lerner Associates broker Michael Lombardo, who was terminated by the firm effective March 13, 2014.  Mr. Lombardo was a broker in David Lerner’s Westport, CT branch.…
  • Mar 31

    Investigation: Broker Mark Imbertson of Merrill Lynch

    Investigation: Broker Mark Imbertson of Merrill Lynch
    Fitapelli Kurta is investigating complaints related to Mark E. Imbertsonsale’s sale of risky ETFs while he was registered at Merrill Lynch.  Imbertson first became registered with FINRA in August 1998.  He worked for…
Rank this Week: 1005

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney…

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers Florida securities fraud cases and issues. By Ralph Behr, Esq. P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudattorney.com/
  • Dec 21

    Can JPMorgan Be Forced To Pay MF Global Customers' Claims?

    Can JPMorgan Be Forced To Pay MF Global Customers' Claims?
    The reports are that JP Morgan suspected some MFGlobal funds it received were customer deposits. …”But JPMorgan was not satisfied. The bank once again contacted Mr. Corzine, this time requesting a guarantee in writing.”…..[DealBook…
  • Dec 19

    New Rules for Expungement of Certain Broker Check Complaint

    New Rules for Expungement of Certain Broker Check Complaint
    December 2011 may be a watershed date in the battle for fairness for stockbrokers. Constantly barraged by complaints, which are often no more than attempted extortion, the FINRA board may make some rule changes. It's a modest beginning; but…
  • Dec 19

    WHY ARE EXPUNGEMENT ORDERS BY ARBITRATORS IGNORED BY BROKER CHECK?

    WHY ARE EXPUNGEMENT ORDERS BY ARBITRATORS IGNORED BY BROKER CHECK?
    A customer complaint, once filed, is technically a public record. Public records are subject to state control and cannot be expunged without an order from U.S. federal court. If your arbitration award includes an order of expunction;…
Rank this Week: 4715

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/
Rank this Week: 363

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Apr 11

    Hertz CFO being paid twice for one job

    Hertz CFO being paid twice for one job
    Hertz' new CFO is being paid twice -- once by Hertz and an even larger "salary" by his former employer, Hilton Worldwide.
  • Apr 7

    Proxy madness: mystery fees at Google

    Proxy madness: mystery fees at Google
    New disclosures in Google's proxy caught our attention and created a bit of a mystery on exactly what the company is paying for.
  • Mar 26

    Advanced Micro Devices execs say game on!

    Advanced Micro Devices execs say game on!
    It's silly season for perks, which means disclosure like the one at AMD which provided Xbox's and PlayStations to their named executives in 2013.
Rank this Week: 576

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Apr 22

    San Francisco Hedge Fund Events – April 22 and April 23

    San Francisco Hedge Fund Events – April 22 and April 23
    There are two big events in San Francisco this week. SF Hedge Fund Networking Group Meeting April 22 at 4pm at Blanc et Rouge in San Francisco.  For more information, please see the LinkedIn page. Hedge Funds Care 13th Annual Benefit The…
  • Apr 21

    CFTC Issues No-Action Letters for CPO Registration Relief

    CFTC Issues No-Action Letters for CPO Registration Relief
    Hedge Fund General Partner CPO Registration Relief  In a series of no-action letters issued in March, the CFTC has granted no-action relief from registration as a commodity pool operator (“CPO”) for a general partner of a…
  • Apr 5

    California Finance Lenders License

    California Finance Lenders License
    California Requirements for Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds Engaged in Lending Businesses Investment advisers, private equity managers, private fund managers, and other businesses that are engaged in making loans should be aware of…
Rank this Week: 4497

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: 1459

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 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Apr 16

    Barclays Settles Two Libor-Related Securities Case

    Barclays Settles Two Libor-Related Securities Case
    Barclays (BARC) has just settled two Libor-related securities cases alleging mis-selling related to Libor. In the first lawsuit, filed by Guardian Care Homes over interest swaps worth £70M that were linked to the benchmark interest…
  • Apr 15

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is finally beginning to scrutinize municipal bond issuers. Recent efforts include the opening of investigations into whether certain municipalities misled investors about their financial well-being…
Rank this Week: 787

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

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

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Apr 21

    ETF, ETN Investors Could Recover Losse

    ETF, ETN Investors Could Recover Losse
    Lawyers are investigating claims on behalf of investors who suffered significant losses in exchange-traded notes (ETNs) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) issued by Credit Suisse and other full-service brokerage firms. According to Bloomberg,…
  • Apr 16

    Morgan Stanley Customers Could Recover Losses for Unsuitable Puerto Rico Bond Sale

    Morgan Stanley Customers Could Recover Losses for Unsuitable Puerto Rico Bond Sale
    Securities fraud attorneys are currently investigating claims on behalf of Morgan Stanley customers who suffered significant losses in Puerto Rico Bonds. The investigation concerns Morgan Stanley sales practices of Puerto Rico bonds and bond…
  • Apr 15

    Pennsylvania Regulators Investigate Non-traded REIT Sale

    Pennsylvania Regulators Investigate Non-traded REIT Sale
    Investment fraud lawyers are currently investigating claims on behalf of investors who suffered significant losses in non-traded real estate investment trusts, or non-traded REITs, in light of an investigation that is now underway by the…
Rank this Week: 458

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2010

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

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

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
Rank this Week: 4829

May Law, PC Blog

May Law, PC Blog

Covers investment law, securities laws the requirements of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

http://www.maylawpc.net/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2720

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Biggest Recent FINRA Fines Point to Poor Supervision at Large Broker-Dealer

    Biggest Recent FINRA Fines Point to Poor Supervision at Large Broker-Dealer
    Apparently the opportunity for bad brokers to engage in wrongful conduct is enabled by big brokerage firms, as recent Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fines indicate that these businesses fail to properly supervise their foot…
  • Apr 4

    Managed Futures Fund Fees: When Is Enough Enough?

    Managed Futures Fund Fees: When Is Enough Enough?
    When are money management fees too much? It is hard to imagine that any investor who has sought the guidance of professional financial advisors has not asked himself or herself this question at least once - most likely more. In the case of…
  • Mar 27

    FINRA Files LPL Financial for Failures to Supervise Alternative Investment

    FINRA Files LPL Financial for Failures to Supervise Alternative Investment
    LPL Financial LLC has been hit again for supervisory failures stemming from the recommendation of non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), as well as other illiquid investments, begging the question whether the fines are large enough…
Rank this Week: 2070

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/
  • Apr 9

    A Million Dollars In Fees For Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit

    A Million Dollars In Fees For Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit
    When I first looked at Judge Murphy's (unpublished) Order in Ehrenhaus v. Baker earlier this month awarding attorneys' fees to the class action attorneys who sued Wachovia and Wells Fargo over their merger in 2008,  I was disappointed,…
  • Apr 8

    Business Court Makes North Carolina Safe For Construction Lawyer

    Business Court Makes North Carolina Safe For Construction Lawyer
    Construction lawyers in North Carolina can breathe a sigh of relief.  On Friday of last week, the Business Court ruled that the service of on-line service provider Lienguard in preparing claims of lien constitutes the unauthorized…
  • Apr 7

    Real Estate Agents Need To Be Careful About Disclosing Dual Agency

    Real Estate Agents Need To Be Careful About Disclosing Dual Agency
    Dual agency is a big deal to real estate agents.  It lets them represent both a buyer and a seller in a transaction.  Dual agency was the focal point of the Business Court's opinion last week in BDM Investments v. Lenhil, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 1279

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/
  • May 23

    SEC Charges Former LPL Advisor With Fraud

    SEC Charges Former LPL Advisor With Fraud
    On May 23, 2013, the SEC charged a former LPL Financial LLC advisor, Blake Richards, with fraud and misappropriating $2 million from at least six clients.  The SEC filed the civil complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern…
  • May 6

    Wells Fargo Settles Medical Capital Class Action for $105 Million

    Wells Fargo Settles Medical Capital Class Action for $105 Million
    InvestmentNews reports that Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to pay $105 million in a class action lawsuit brought by investors who purchased Medical Capital notes.  The notes turned out to be a fraudulent medical receivables scheme. The…
  • Apr 23

    Front-End Bonus Payments May Need To Be Disclosed

    Front-End Bonus Payments May Need To Be Disclosed
    If your broker or financial adviser told you he was moving to another brokerage firm and asked you to move your account there, would you want to know if he was being paid thousands or millions of dollars to make the move?  The Financial…
Rank this Week: 236

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…
  • 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…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 2402

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 23

    SEC Seeks To Move TelexFree Bankruptcy To Massachusett

    SEC Seeks To Move TelexFree Bankruptcy To Massachusett
    Citing a "coordinated effort to avoid the Massachusetts courts," the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a motion in a Nevada bankruptcy court seeking to transfer venue of the TelexFree bankruptcy to a Massachusetts bankruptcy court.…
  • Apr 23

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee
     Given the facts alleged in the SEC Case, TelexFree appears to be engaged in a classic Ponzi scheme. - Tracy Hope Davis, U.S. Trustee  The United States trustee overseeing the bankruptcy cases of TelexFree, LLC, TelexFree,…
  • Apr 22

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information
    Attorneys for TelexFree have filed a motion seeking court approval for a six-week extension to provide the required supplements to their bankruptcy filing, including financial disclosure statements, summaries of assets, and lists of…
Rank this Week: 586

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: 3066

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    Variable Universal & Indexed Universal Life Insurance Policie

    Variable Universal & Indexed Universal Life Insurance Policie
    In an April 4, 2014 article in The Wall Street Journal (“The Great Life-Insurance Temptation”), customers are warned that they “could be in for a shock” as a result of the correlation between specific life insurance…
  • Apr 10

    SEC Is Probing Dealings by Banks and Companies in Loan Securitie

    SEC Is Probing Dealings by Banks and Companies in Loan Securitie
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a Wall Street boom in complicated bond deals. SEC investigators are looking at whether banks and companies are using the bond deals to hide certain risks illegally, said the people close…
  • Apr 2

    SEC Is Probing Dealings by Banks and Companies in Loan Securitie

    SEC Is Probing Dealings by Banks and Companies in Loan Securitie
    On March 24, 2014, an article in The Wall Street Journal (“SEC is Probing Dealings by Banks and Companies in Loan Securities”), disclosed that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether a Wall Street boom in…
Rank this Week: 476

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

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

    Sample Practices that Create Firm Liability for Customer Investment Losse

    Sample Practices that Create Firm Liability for Customer Investment Losse
    Securities firms and brokers can't always "blame it on the market" when it comes to investor losses. In addition to state and federal securities laws, FINRA rules impose obligations upon securities firms and brokers. In particular, FINRA…
  • Apr 17

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving William Bradford Coolidge (Cordova, Tennessee)

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving William Bradford Coolidge (Cordova, Tennessee)
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding William Bradford Coolidge (CRD #1636957, Cordova, Tennessee), also known as Brad Coolidge and William B. Coolidge. Coolidge recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he…
  • Apr 15

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Stefani Ann Bennett (Salmon, Idaho)

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Stefani Ann Bennett (Salmon, Idaho)
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Stefani Ann Bennett (CRD #5890347, Salmon, Idaho). Bennett recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which she was barred from association with any FINRA member in any…
Rank this Week: 962

SEC Whistleblower Blog

SEC Whistleblower Blog

Covers corporate whistleblower programs and whistleblower protection issues.

http://www.secwhistleblowerprogram.org/SEC-Whistleblower-Blog/
  • Jan 10

    Whistleblower Protection under the SEC Whistleblower Program

    Whistleblower Protection under the SEC Whistleblower Program
    In our web site, we established the types of anti-retaliatory protections offered employees under the SEC Whistleblower Program.
  • Dec 10

    SEC Whistleblowers can Help Uncover "Soft Dollar" Practice

    SEC Whistleblowers can Help Uncover "Soft Dollar" Practice
    Hedge fund operators (politely called “Investment Managers” on Wall Street) can make the plaintiffs’ bar look like expensively dressed social workers. The hedge fund industry is estimated to be a $2.5 trillion industry.
  • Dec 6

    Five travel expense related FCPA violation

    Five travel expense related FCPA violation
    Here’s a tip for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act whistleblowers: travel expenses clearly fall within FCPA guidelines.
Rank this Week: 4716

Securities Arbitration Blog

Securities Arbitration Blog

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

http://www.securitiesarbitrations.com
  • 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…
  • 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 Governor Tom Corbett…
Rank this Week: 2269

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: 3326