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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/
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Jul 22

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
  • Jul 22

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law
    I received the following conference announcement: Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law Presented by the University of Chicago Law Review and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics April 27-28, 2018 We are pleased to…
  • Jul 17

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jesus Garcia Aparicio, Note, Enhancing Shareholder Rights in Intermediated Securities Holding Structures Across Borders, 13 N.Y.U. J.L.…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 131

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
  • Jun 23

    Destructive Impact of Fund Fee

    Destructive Impact of Fund Fee
    A retiree living off her portfolio may lose hundreds of dollars a year in income for each added basis point of fund expense ratio — or adviser fee. BY CRAIG L. ISRAELSENFEES DIRECTLY REDUCE PORTFOLIO RETURNS … AND that comes…
  • Apr 7

    Customer Sues Merrill Lynch for Fraud in Connection with Its Use of Funds in a Reserve Account

    Customer Sues Merrill Lynch for Fraud in Connection with Its Use of Funds in a Reserve Account
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A former customer of Merrill Lynch has sued the firm in California civil court for engaging in fraud. According to the lawsuit, Merrill Lynch misused the customer’s cash that…
  • Apr 5

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (15th Article)

    New Recommendations by the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (15th Article)
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:This is the fifteenth in a series of posts to discuss the 51 recommendations that the FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force (Task Force) has made to the National Arbitration and Mediation…
Rank this Week: 136

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 20

    D&O Insurance: Securing Coverage for Books and Records Request

    D&O Insurance: Securing Coverage for Books and Records Request
    The right of shareholders to demand inspection of companies’ books and records is of course nothing new. What is new is the increased frequency of books and records demands, often as a result of courts’ requirement for prospective…
  • Jul 19

    Up Next: Mandatory Securities Claim Arbitration Provisions?

    Up Next: Mandatory Securities Claim Arbitration Provisions?
    For a while a few years ago, litigation reform bylaws were all the rage – including forum selection bylaws, fee shifting bylaws, even mandatory arbitration bylaws. More recently, discussion of the topic quieted down, in part because the…
  • Jul 17

    Turning Events into Securities Suit

    Turning Events into Securities Suit
    It may come as little surprise that litigation has emerged in the wake of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London last month. Some may find it surprising, however, that among the lawsuits arising from the London building fire is a securities…
Rank this Week: 142

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Piwowar engages in Q&A session on capital formation initiative

    Piwowar engages in Q&A session on capital formation initiative
    By Jacquelyn LumbCommissioner Michael Piwowar participated in a question-and-answer session hosted by the Heritage Foundation titled “SEC, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth.” David Burton, a senior fellow in economic policy,…
  • Jul 20

    Hester Peirce again gets nod for SEC post

    Hester Peirce again gets nod for SEC post
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.President Trump has nominated Hester Peirce to be an SEC commissioner. This will be the second time Peirce has received a presidential nod to join the Commission, the first having been under the Obama administration.…
  • Jul 19

    House panel mulls reforms to fixed income market structure

    House panel mulls reforms to fixed income market structure
    By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M.The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment held a hearing on July 14 to review the state of the U.S. fixed income markets and the need for reform of the current market structure. Aimed…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Jul 17

    Two More Texans Plead Guilty in $6.5M Diamond Investment Scam

    Two More Texans Plead Guilty in $6.5M Diamond Investment Scam
    Jay Bruce Heimburger, a Dallas man, has pleaded guilty to mail fraud over his involvement in a $6.4M investment scam that allegedly took place from about March 2011 to November 2013. He faces up to more than 20 years in prison, has to pay a…
  • Jul 15

    Financier Who Bilked Family and Friends of $23M Investment Fraud Gets Three Years in Prison

    Financier Who Bilked Family and Friends of $23M Investment Fraud Gets Three Years in Prison
    Haena Park, the Harvard-educated financier who pleaded guilty to the commodities fraud that bilked over 40 investors of more than $23M, is sentenced to three years in prison. Park defrauded friends and family over six years, beginning in…
  • Jul 13

    14 People Charged In $14.7M Stock Rigging Fraud That Bilked Senior Investor

    14 People Charged In $14.7M Stock Rigging Fraud That Bilked Senior Investor
    According to prosecutors, criminal charges have been brought against 14 people over their alleged involvement in a $14.7M investment scam that primarily targeted older investors. The US Attorney’s office alleges that between 1/2014 and…
Rank this Week: 146

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: 264

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 21

    Proxy Voting: Increase in Directors Getting “No” Vote

    Proxy Voting: Increase in Directors Getting “No” Vote
    It looks like investors used their votes to send a message to some directors during this year’s proxy season – and it wasn’t “keep up the good work.”  This excerpt from a recent Bloomberg…
  • Jul 20

    IPOs: Commissioner Piwowar Favors Allowing Mandatory Arbitration

    IPOs: Commissioner Piwowar Favors Allowing Mandatory Arbitration
    Speaking at the Heritage Foundation earlier this week, SEC Commissioner Mike Piwowar said that the SEC might be receptive to requests by IPO companies to include mandatory arbitration clauses in their charters. Here’s an excerpt from…
  • Jul 19

    Tomorrow’s Pre-Conference Webcast: “Pay Ratio Workshop – What You Need to Do Now”

    Tomorrow’s Pre-Conference Webcast: “Pay Ratio Workshop – What You Need to Do Now”
    For those registered for the upcoming “Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference,” tune in tomorrow – noon eastern (audio archive goes up when the program ends; transcript available in a week or so) – for the first…
Rank this Week: 285

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/
  • Jul 20

    Goldman Sachs Fined $2.5 Million for Reporting Issue

    Goldman Sachs Fined $2.5 Million for Reporting Issue
    FINRA censures and fines Goldman Sachs for Reporting Issues According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC did not account for numerous conventional options positions between January 2010 and July…
  • Jul 20

    Trident Partners LTD Censured and Fined

    Trident Partners LTD Censured and Fined
    FINRA sanctions Trident Partners LTD for Violations Relating to Sale of Steepeners The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has censured Trident Partners LTD and fined it $50,000 for supervisory system violations relating to…
  • Jul 19

    ARC New York City REIT Shareholders Postpone Vote on Charter Provision

    ARC New York City REIT Shareholders Postpone Vote on Charter Provision
    Recovery of Investment Losses in ARC New York City REIT Have you suffered investment losses in ARC New York City REIT? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing FINRA Arbitration claim against…
Rank this Week: 315

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
  • Jul 18

    Chairman Clayton Sets New SEC Agenda

    Chairman Clayton Sets New SEC Agenda
    On Wednesday July 12, 2017, in his first public speech as Chairman of the SEC, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton laid out a set of eight priorities that will guide his SEC Chairmanship.[1] He said his priorities are consistent with and complimentary…
  • Jun 27

    Time’s Up: Supreme Court Affirms Three-Year Deadline for Opting Out of Section 11 Class Action

    Time’s Up: Supreme Court Affirms Three-Year Deadline for Opting Out of Section 11 Class Action
    On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that will have a significant effect on securities class action litigation, changing the strategic calculus for both institutional plaintiffs and defendants. In California Public…
  • Jun 20

    Report Shows 2016 Record-Setting Year for Class Action and SEC Settlement

    Report Shows 2016 Record-Setting Year for Class Action and SEC Settlement
    Last week, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholders Services (“ISS”) published its semi-annual report of the top 100 U.S. securities class action settlements and top 50 SEC settlements of all time, as of December 31, 2016.…
Rank this Week: 329

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/
  • Jul 21

    Shares of Foreign Subsidiarie

    Shares of Foreign Subsidiarie
    I expect that little or no thought is given to the possible application of California’s Corporate Securities Law of 1968 when a corporation incorporates a subsidiary under the laws of a foreign country.  However, the…
  • Jul 20

    The Case Of The Wholly Owned, But Not Totally Held, Subsidiary That May Or May Not Be 100% Owned

    The Case Of The Wholly Owned, But Not Totally Held, Subsidiary That May Or May Not Be 100% Owned
    When someone says that a subsidiary is “wholly owned”, I believe that the common understanding is that the parent company owns all of the issued and outstanding equity of the subsidiary.  What if the statement is that the…
  • Jul 19

    Court Declines To Impose Alter Ego Liability On LLC’s President

    Court Declines To Impose Alter Ego Liability On LLC’s President
    In general, the debts, obligations, or other liabilities of a California limited liability company do not become the debts, obligations, or other liabilities of a member or manager solely by reason of the member acting as a member or…
Rank this Week: 358

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: 437

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

https://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage

    SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage
    Going Public LawyerOn December 23, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered final judgments against Graduate Leverage, LLC, GL Capital Partners, LLC, GL Investment Services, LLC, Taft Financial…
  • Jan 22

    Final Judgment Entered Against Gregg Mulholland Posted by Brenda Hamilton

    Final Judgment Entered Against Gregg Mulholland Posted by Brenda Hamilton
    Going Public LawyerOn January 11, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered a final judgment against defendant Gregg R. Mulholland, a penny stock promoter charged in an SEC action with illegally selling more…
  • Jan 21

    Final Judgment Entered in “Prime Bank” Fraud – By: Brenda Hamilton

    Final Judgment Entered in “Prime Bank” Fraud – By: Brenda Hamilton
    Going Public LawyerOn January 13, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota entered a final judgment against Minnesota resident James M. Louks and his company, FiberPoP Solutions, Inc. Louks and FiberPoP are defendants in an…
Rank this Week: 458

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/
  • Jul 21

    Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick Adopt MI 61-101

    Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick Adopt MI 61-101
    Minority security holders in Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick will enjoy enhanced protections as the result of the adoption by their respective provincial securities regulators of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority…
  • Jul 21

    TSX Ex-Dates Transition to T+2

    TSX Ex-Dates Transition to T+2
    In connection with the settlement cycles in Canadian and U.S. capital markets being shortened to trade date plus two business days (T+2) from trade date plus three business days (T+3), 2017, the TSX is making certain amendments to the TSX…
  • Jul 21

    TSX Adopts Housekeeping Amendments to Company Manual

    TSX Adopts Housekeeping Amendments to Company Manual
    On May 11, 2017, the TSX published housekeeping amendments to the TSX Company Manual related to non-public interest changes. The amendments include fixing typographical errors, clarifying provisions, updating references to securities…
Rank this Week: 479

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 485

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: 497

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/
  • Jul 5

    Incorporating By Reference In Your NC Business Court Brief? Don't Do It!

    Incorporating By Reference In Your NC Business Court Brief? Don't Do It!
    If you have ever drafted a Complaint, you have undoubtedly used the words that your previous numbered allegations were "incorporated by reference."  It's a way of not having to repeat yourself.  That  shortcut is specifically…
  • Jun 16

    Joint Defense Agreements Are Not Protected By The Attorney-Client Privilege

    Joint Defense Agreements Are Not Protected By The Attorney-Client Privilege
    Why would any lawyer think that his Joint Defense Agreement, entered into with a co-defendant, was protected from production by the attorney-client privilege?  Well, the lawyer for one of the Defendants in AP Atlantic, Inc., v. Crescent…
  • Jun 6

    Deposition, My Office Or Yours? NC Business Court: Neither

    Deposition, My Office Or Yours? NC Business Court: Neither
    You probably don't think much, when you are noticing a deposition, about where it should take place.  Ideally, you probably want it to happen in your own office. The NC Rule of Civil Procedure on depositions, Rule 30, says that the…
Rank this Week: 498

Representing Investors

Representing Investors

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

http://www.investorprotection.com/blog
  • Jun 15

    Lafayette, IN based Bison Financial Group Forced Out By Wells Fargo

    Lafayette, IN based Bison Financial Group Forced Out By Wells Fargo
    A large group of stockbrokers previously with Wells Fargo were “permitted to resign” because of annuity sales practices, according to some of their Brokercheck reports. According to Ameriprise, approximately 15 of the Bison…
  • Jun 11

    RBC Wealth Management (RBC) Pays Huge $3.5 Million Settlement

    RBC Wealth Management (RBC) Pays Huge $3.5 Million Settlement
    In April of 2017, RBC settled a case involving Indianapolis broker James Wilson for $3.5 Million. The investors alleged that Wilson and RBC had overtraded in many accounts and excessively sold their family various closed end funds that…
  • May 30

    ENERGY MASTER LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS (MLPs)

    ENERGY MASTER LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS (MLPs)
    Some investors lost considerable amounts of money by investing in Energy MLPs. Recommended by many financial advisors in 2014-2015, investors were misled to believe these investments carried far less risk than was true. A common…
Rank this Week: 522

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/
  • Jul 21

    Private Equity: Institutions Offer “Subscription Credit Line” Guideline

    Private Equity: Institutions Offer “Subscription Credit Line” Guideline
    This Weil Gotshal blog discusses the Institutional Limited Partners Association’s new guidelines on the use of subscription credit lines by fund managers.  These credit arrangements – which originally were used to…
  • Jul 20

    Preferred Stock: Charter Provision Gives Vote, Not Preference

    Preferred Stock: Charter Provision Gives Vote, Not Preference
    It’s been a tough year in Delaware for preferred stockholders – & according to this K&L Gates blog, they just took another hit in Chancery Court: In In re Appraisal of GoodCents Holdings, Inc., C.A. No.…
  • Jul 19

    Earnouts: Yes, They Can Be Securitie

    Earnouts: Yes, They Can Be Securitie
    Convincing business people that an earnout can be a “security” for purposes of the Securities Act is often a challenge.  Fortunately, this recent Cooley blog provides some help. Here’s an excerpt:…
Rank this Week: 569

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Feb 13

    For Galemmo Ponzi Victims, Recovery Chances Depend On Clawback

    For Galemmo Ponzi Victims, Recovery Chances Depend On Clawback
    When a Cincinnati money manager's $100 million Ponzi scheme collapsed over three years ago, authorities seemingly acknowledged the bleak prospects of recovery in declining to seek appointment of a receiver to marshal and gather assets for…
  • Feb 13

    Zeek Rewards Mastermind Sentenced To Nearly Fifteen Years In Prison

    Zeek Rewards Mastermind Sentenced To Nearly Fifteen Years In Prison
    The North Carolina man who drew comparisons to Bernard Madoff for his operation of a Ponzi scheme that duped tens of thousands of victims out of nearly $1 billion learned from a federal judge today that he, like Madoff, will likely spendthe…
  • Oct 17

    Another Cay Clubs Principal Indicted On Bank Fraud And Tax Charge

    Another Cay Clubs Principal Indicted On Bank Fraud And Tax Charge
    A Florida man is facing bank fraud and tax charges for his involvement in the alleged $300 million Cay Clubs Ponzi scheme, making him the third person to be criminally charged in what was one of the largest schemes in Florida history.…
Rank this Week: 657

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/
  • Jan 31

    I Inherited an IRA Account. Now What?

    I Inherited an IRA Account. Now What?
    Ira Account Inheritance The answer to that question depends on whether you inherited the IRA account from your spouse or someone other than your spouse, such as your parent, sibling, or close friend.  You have more options if you…
  • Jan 27

    SEC Whistleblower Program is Gaining Momentum and Paying Big Bountie

    SEC Whistleblower Program is Gaining Momentum and Paying Big Bountie
    SEC Whistleblowers On January 23, the SEC announced that its whistleblower program will pay out to three whistleblowers a combined award of $7 million.  The whistleblowers’ awards were for helping the SEC pursue an investment…
  • Jan 19

    What are the pros and cons of taking a 401K loan?

    What are the pros and cons of taking a 401K loan?
    Many employers provide 401k plans for their employees.  A 401k plan is a retirement savings plan where employees can save a portion of their pre-tax earnings. Taxes aren’t paid on the money until it is withdrawn from the account.…
Rank this Week: 709

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 27

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket
    September also means the end of summer break for the U.S. Supreme Court. When the justices return to the bench for the October 2016 Term, they will consider a number of key commercial law issues. This post offers a brief summary of several…
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
Rank this Week: 751

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Hedge Fund Law Blog

Covers hedge fund laws and starting a hedge fund.

http://www.hedgefundlawblog.com
  • Jun 24

    Cryptocurrency Fund Legal & Operational Post

    Cryptocurrency Fund Legal & Operational Post
    The goal of the posts on this page are to address the legal and operational issues applicable to fund managers who invest in the cryptocurrency space.  We believe the emergence of this new asset class gives rise to a need for open…
  • Jun 17

    Hedge Fund Bits and Pieces for June 16, 2017

    Hedge Fund Bits and Pieces for June 16, 2017
    We are a day late but hope you had a happy Friday.  As has been the trend, we are seeing a large focus on cryptocurrency assets and this update reflects that focus. **** Speaking on Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds – I will be in New…
  • May 30

    California BitLicense

    California BitLicense
    Overview of the Cryptocurrency Licensing Regime in California As we discussed in a recent post, New York has already implemented a statute that requires those engaged in certain virtual currency business activities to obtain a license…
Rank this Week: 761

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: 809

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Jun 5

    The Outset of the Fraud

    The Outset of the Fraud
    If an individual defendant’s stock trading took place pursuant to a pre-determined Rule 10b5-1 trading plan that was entered into before the outset of the alleged fraud, the use of the trading plan may undermine any inference that…
  • May 9

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim

    Not Just For Section 11 Claim
    In its Omnicare decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that opinions presented in registration statements can be subject to liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 if either (a) the opinion was not…
  • Apr 14

    Frivolity

    Frivolity
    Among other reforms, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”) requires that upon final adjudication of a federal securities action, the court shall include in the record “specific findings regarding…
Rank this Week: 896

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/
  • Jul 21

    Non-competition agreements: Ensuring enforceability

    Non-competition agreements: Ensuring enforceability
    A non-competition agreement raises state-law public policy concerns. As a result, states often restrict the scope of non-competition agreements before they will enforce them. The protectable interests that states will recognize, the rules of…
  • Jul 7

    The importance of reading the document

    The importance of reading the document
    One of the most important things lawyers and clients should do in every merger & acquisition transaction is to read the documents, and be clear on the central facts of their transaction. This seems so profoundly simple and obvious that it…
  • Jul 5

    Data breaches and due diligence

    Data breaches and due diligence
    Chances are that you or someone you know has been the victim of a data breach. The high number of cyberattacks and data breaches, now reported almost daily, calls attention to the importance of addressing these areas in the due diligence…
Rank this Week: 936

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/
Rank this Week: 966

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 984

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/
Rank this Week: 1000

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/
  • Feb 13

    We've Moved. Great Content Still - But at New Site!

    We've Moved. Great Content Still - But at New Site!
    Posts here at BDLawBlog.com have been infrequent of late. We've been working to roll out a new online presence for The Beck Law Firm, LLC, that incorporates our blog. After more than seven years here, and more than 500 posts,...
  • Jan 7

    SEC Affirms FINRA Sanctions for Broker Taking Client Info. to New Firm

    SEC Affirms FINRA Sanctions for Broker Taking Client Info. to New Firm
    On December 15, 2014, the SEC affirmed a FINRA disciplinary action finding that a broker violated Conduct Rule 2110 when that broker downloaded certain confidential and nonpublic customer information for more than 2000 clients of his former…
  • Dec 19

    Lessons learned from putting on "the Suit."

    Lessons learned from putting on "the Suit."
    Every now and then I use my blog to share with you things not necessarily related to the law, or to our practice areas of financial markets law, estate planning or business law. Today's one of those days, and I...
Rank this Week: 1076

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jul 21

    Robert Wamhoff: Received 4 Customer Complaints, Most Recently For Violating Regulatory Rule

    Robert Wamhoff: Received 4 Customer Complaints, Most Recently For Violating Regulatory Rule
    Public records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on July 20, 2017 indicate that Missouri-based Calton & Associates broker/adviser Robert Wamhoff has received several resolved or pending customer…
  • Jul 21

    Nicholas Toadvine Has Received Eleven Customer Comlaint

    Nicholas Toadvine Has Received Eleven Customer Comlaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on July 20, 2017 indicate that Florida-based Calton & Associates broker/adviser Nicholas Toadvine has received several resolved or pending customer…
  • Jul 20

    Kory Keath Has Been Named in a Pending FINRA Complaint

    Kory Keath Has Been Named in a Pending FINRA Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on July 19, 2017 indicate that former Washington-based Edward Jones broker/adviser Kory Keath has been named in a pending FINRA complaint.…
Rank this Week: 1107

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: 1112

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/
  • Jun 26

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Liable for Aiding and Abetting Financial Elder Abuse

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Liable for Aiding and Abetting Financial Elder Abuse
    Last week, a securities arbitration panel in Los Angeles, California, found Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (“MSSB”) liable for elder financial abuse by aiding and abetting an unaffiliated individual’s financial…
  • Jun 14

    A Securities Lawyer’s Advice to Would be Whistleblower

    A Securities Lawyer’s Advice to Would be Whistleblower
    Whistleblower Tips are on the Rise Increased public awareness of the SEC’s Whistleblower Program has lead to a tremendous growth in whistleblower tips and complaints.  In Fiscal Year 2016, the SEC received a record number of tips…
  • Dec 31

    A Securities Lawyer's Top 10 Tips for Senior Investor

    A Securities Lawyer's Top 10 Tips for Senior Investor
    Reject aggressive salespeople. Don't feel pressured to act quickly. Give yourself time to do your homework. Don't be afraid to say "no." Request to be put on the "do not call" list. Ask questions. Ask what licenses the salesperson has. Get…
Rank this Week: 1161

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    REPRESENTING ELDERS AND ATHLETES

    REPRESENTING ELDERS AND ATHLETES
    It wouldn’t seem likely that elders and athletes would have much, if anything, in common.  But they do.  They are frequently blessed with substantial semi-liquid assets, and are therefore the targets of fraudulent or reckless…
  • Mar 24

    Kokesh v. SEC: Implications for the Statute of Limitations for Missouri Securities Enforcement Action

    Kokesh v. SEC: Implications for the Statute of Limitations for Missouri Securities Enforcement Action
     Kokesh v. SEC, Docket No. 16-529 (oral argument date April 18, 2017) – Implications for the Statute of Limitations for Missouri State Securities Enforcement Actions.By John R. Phillips, Counsel for Cosgrove Law Group, LLC and…
  • Feb 24

    Get Your Own Lawyer, Darn It!

    Get Your Own Lawyer, Darn It!
    Financial advisors facing an arbitration claim or regulatory inquiry often count on their broker-dealer or registered investment advisor for legal counsel. These “employers” will frequently provide them with an ostensibly…
Rank this Week: 1199

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Securities Compliance Sentinel

Covers securities industry compliance and enforcement issues. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://securitiescompliancesentinel.foxrothschild.com
  • Jul 13

    FINRA Notice to Members; Enhanced Confirmation Disclosure

    FINRA Notice to Members; Enhanced Confirmation Disclosure
    FINRA has recently issued a notice to members regarding to the enhancement of confirmation disclosures.  Here is a link to that notice.    Continue Reading…
  • Jul 12

    Ransomware; don’t be held hostage

    Ransomware; don’t be held hostage
    Ransomware is an ever increasing problem.  To learn more about it and to avoid its impact, check out this blog.Continue Reading…
  • Jun 29

    The tale of the recidivist broker

    The tale of the recidivist broker
      The CEO of FINRA recently announced that FINRA plans to provide firms with additional resources to deal with recidivist brokers. So what does this mean? For years, FINRA’s exam priorities have focused on, among other things,…
Rank this Week: 1240

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
  • Jul 18

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    A FINRA JP Morgan Arbitration,Jamie Dimon's Embarrassment And Bill Singer's Apoplexy http://www.brokeandbroker.com/3533/finra-arbitration-u5/BrokeAndBroker.com Blog publisher Bill Singer, Esq. lives and works in New York City. The Big…
  • Jul 17

    A FINRA JP Morgan Arbitration,Jamie Dimon's Embarrassment and Bill Singer's Apoplexy

    A FINRA JP Morgan Arbitration,Jamie Dimon's Embarrassment and Bill Singer's Apoplexy
    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog publisher Bill Singer, Esq. lives and works in New York City. The Big Apple has become the Baked Apple the last few days as it is stewing in the midst of a heat wave. Bill doesn't like 90 degree weather. Frankly, Bill…
  • Jul 17

    Elder Abuse Allegations Arise In Wedbush Arbitration

    Elder Abuse Allegations Arise In Wedbush Arbitration
    The roughly 75 million Millennials recently passed the number of Baby Boomers with Generation Xers projected to exceed the latter's numbers sometime in 2028. As such, a large chunk of our population is now elderly. Unfortunately, elder abuse…
Rank this Week: 1279

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal and regulatory developments in startup, securities law and regulation. By Joe Wallin.

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

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?

    Chip-and-PIN (EMV) Credit Card Liability Shift is Oct. 1: Are You Ready?
    October 1 is right around the corner. Merchants, retailers, hotels and restaurants: are you ready for what’s in your customers’ wallets? Starting next month, the payment card industry’s transition to chip-and-PIN (also known…
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1349

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Broker Clay Hoffman Barred by FINRA

    Broker Clay Hoffman Barred by FINRA
    The investment lawyers of Gana LLP are investigating the allegations made by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against barred broker Clay Hoffman. In June 2016, Hoffman was suspended by FINRA for his alleged failure to…
  • Jul 21

    Broker Alan Rose Receives Customer Complaints over Unsuitable Trade

    Broker Alan Rose Receives Customer Complaints over Unsuitable Trade
    Our law firm, Gana LLP, is investigating claims made by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against broker Alan Rose. The customer complaints allege that Rose engaged in securities law violations, including making unsuitable…
  • Jul 20

    Financial Advisor Gary Kenneth Rasmussen Receives Customer Complaints Over Unsuitability

    Financial Advisor Gary Kenneth Rasmussen Receives Customer Complaints Over Unsuitability
    Our law firm, Gana LLP, is investigating claims made by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against advisor Gary Kenneth Rasmussen. Rasmussen’s BrokerCheck records show customer complaints that allege that Rasmussen engaged…
Rank this Week: 1515

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: 1599

InvestorLawyers.net

InvestorLawyers.net

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

http://www.investorlawyers.net/blog/
  • Jun 1

    LPL Fined by State of NH for Alleged Unsuitable REIT Sale

    LPL Fined by State of NH for Alleged Unsuitable REIT Sale
    For some time we have been blogging about non-traded REITS (and the real risks associated with investing in these complex investment vehicles.  Many investors are familiar with exchange traded Real Estate Investment Trusts…
  • May 23

    Non-Traded REITs – Investors Should Proceed with Caution!

    Non-Traded REITs – Investors Should Proceed with Caution!
    With increasing frequency, given the current low interest rate environment, retail investors are steered into investing in products appearing to offer more advantageous yields than are available in traditional interest-bearing investments…
  • May 22

    State of Illinois Charges Thrivent Over Variable Annuity Switching

    State of Illinois Charges Thrivent Over Variable Annuity Switching
    The State of Illinois Securities Department (“Department”) recently initiated enforcement proceedings against Thrivent Investment Management, Inc. (“Thrivent”) (CRD #18387) for allegedly violating the Illinois…
Rank this Week: 1629

Securities Class Action &…

Securities Class Action & Arbitration Law

Covers securities class action litigation and FINRA arbitrations, SEC regulatory developments and FINRA disciplinary decisions. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 1694

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

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

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 19

    Securities Law FAIL

    Securities Law FAIL
    Longtime viewers of this blog will recall that one of my favorite memes is -- "Try Not to Violate Securities Laws."  It never ceases to amaze me how easily and often folks violate securities laws.  It is a war of information, people, and…
  • Apr 18

    Someone Wrote a Book About Me!

    Someone Wrote a Book About Me!
    (Well, maybe not a whole book, but at least a short chapter...) Hey folks!  I know it has been a little while since I've posted anything.  I typically take a break over the winter holidays, but have really let it go for too long.…
Rank this Week: 1697

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: 1751

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    New Options for Raising Capital for Startups and Growth Companie

    New Options for Raising Capital for Startups and Growth Companie
    Traditionally, when raising capital, an overwhelming majority of businesses have used Rule 506 of Regulation D, also often known as the “private placement exemption” as their exemption from securities registration requirements. In…
  • Jun 29

    The Life Cycle of a Private Equity or Venture Capital Fund

    The Life Cycle of a Private Equity or Venture Capital Fund
    Unlike most hedge funds, the investment holdings of private equity and venture capital funds typically are not liquid. Consequently, private equity and venture capital funds usually do not have any redemption rights and are organized to have…
  • Jun 12

    Convertible Equity Options for Startups: SAFEs and KISSe

    Convertible Equity Options for Startups: SAFEs and KISSe
    When it comes to raising capital to get your new business off the ground, there’s a range of investment structures available, from common stock to exchangeable shares. One of the newer and most popular forms of financing for startups is…
Rank this Week: 1849