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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Sentence in Modification Fraud

    Sentence in Modification Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ana Maritza Gomez, 45, Hyattsville, Maryland, was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud arising from a scheme to defraud victims…
  • Oct 16

    Former Settlement Agent Convicted in Refinancing Fraud

    Former Settlement Agent Convicted in Refinancing Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Andreotti, 46, Wyckoff, New Jersey, a former settlement agent, was convicted at trial on charges related to the refinancing of properties in Bergen and Morris Counties, New Jersey.  Andreotti was found guilty on…
  • Oct 16

    Mortgage Fraud Tactics in Bridge Financing Case

    Mortgage Fraud Tactics in Bridge Financing Case
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. David T. Odom, 53, Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for a wire fraud conspiracy arising from a scheme to defraud lenders in order to…
Rank this Week: 3

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 75

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 299

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
Rank this Week: 295

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 495

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

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

    SCOTUS offered three competing interpretations of SLUSA jurisdiction

    SCOTUS offered three competing interpretations of SLUSA jurisdiction
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.What effect did the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act have on state-court jurisdiction? Cyan, Inc., which successfully petitioned the Supreme Court for certiorari, argues that the statute withdraws, rather than…
  • Nov 20

    House FSC approves Dodd-Frank repeals plus capital formation, Fed bill

    House FSC approves Dodd-Frank repeals plus capital formation, Fed bill
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.The House Financial Services Committee engaged in a two-day markup session of nearly two dozen securities and banking bills spanning a range of topics, including Dodd-Frank Act repeals, hedge funds and private equity,…
  • Nov 17

    CFTC Commissioner Behnam reflects and inflects in Georgetown

    CFTC Commissioner Behnam reflects and inflects in Georgetown
    By Brad Rosen, J.D. “The CFTC is at an inflection point, where strategic regulatory decisions are critically important to determine the future of market transparency, resiliency, and systemic risk”, declared Commissioner Rostin…
Rank this Week: 707

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
Rank this Week: 984

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
  • Nov 20

    Securities Industry Commentator by Bill Singer, Esq

    Securities Industry Commentator by Bill Singer, Esq
    District Court Enters Permanent Injunctions Shutting Down Two Groups of International Defendants Responsible for Multi-Million Dollar Mail Fraud Schemes (DOJ Press Release) The Department of Justice obtained consent decrees in two civil…
  • Nov 20

    FINRA Plays Hide And Seek With Six Years Of Unauthorized Sales And Withdrawal

    FINRA Plays Hide And Seek With Six Years Of Unauthorized Sales And Withdrawal
    The BrokeAndBroker.com Blog's publisher, Bill Singer, Esq., often criticizes the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for what he calls a lack of "content and context" in its various published arbitration and regulatory documents. As Bill…
  • Nov 19

    Securities Industry Commentator by Bill Singer Esq

    Securities Industry Commentator by Bill Singer Esq
    United States of America v. Behzad Mesri a/k/a "Skote Vahshat" Defendant (Indictment, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 17-CR-689) The Department of Justice announced that it had charged Behzad Mesri, an…
Rank this Week: 939

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/
  • Nov 20

    SEC Report on Priorities and FY 2017 Result

    SEC Report on Priorities and FY 2017 Result
    The SEC's Enforcement Division has released a report highlighting its priorities for the coming year as well as a review of enforcement actions that took place during FY 2017.The Press Release: SEC Enforcement Division Issues Report on…
  • Oct 31

    SEC News - Fraud, Investment Scam, and a Million Dollar Award

    SEC News - Fraud, Investment Scam, and a Million Dollar Award
    Former Private Equity Firm Partner Charged With Secretly Billing Clients for His Vacations and Salon VisitsA former senior partner at Apollo Management L.P. has been charged with defrauding his fund clients by secretly billing them for…
  • Oct 30

    UBS Ordered to Pay Florida Broker $3 Million for Defamation - AdvisorHub

    UBS Ordered to Pay Florida Broker $3 Million for Defamation - AdvisorHub
    The unlawful terminations of brokers, and then U-5 defamation, has been with us for decades. FINRA's decision to place unfounded, unproven and unsworn allegations on its website has only made matters worse.UBS is probably one of the worse…
Rank this Week: 704

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Nov 2

    After Mistrial, Feds Will Retry Accused $100 Million Ponzi Schemer

    After Mistrial, Feds Will Retry Accused $100 Million Ponzi Schemer
    Nearly eight years after a Utah man was indicted on charges he masterminded a $100 million Ponzi scheme, federal authorities announced that they will retry the man after a recent trial ended in a mistrial.  Rick Koerber was originally…
  • Nov 1

    SEC Investigating Mortgage Company That Raised $1 Billion From Investor

    SEC Investigating Mortgage Company That Raised $1 Billion From Investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a Miami federal judge to enforce subpoenas against nearly 250 companies affiliated with Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC ("Woodbridge") in connection with the Commission's investigation into…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 993

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: 569

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

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

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

    Public SaaS Valuations Are Diving. How Should You React?

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

    Why It's a Mistake to Raise Money Too Soon

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

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital

    Andreessen Horowitz: What's Going on in Venture Capital
    Really good deck from Scott Kupor and the guys at Andreessen Horowitz on the current VC market and thought it would be good to share here. Topics: What's going on in the public markets. What are all these unicorns What's...
Rank this Week: 710

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

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

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Health and Wellness Industry Report (Vitamins and Supplements)

    Health and Wellness Industry Report (Vitamins and Supplements)
    The vitamin and supplement (V&S) industry has been known as a large and profitable industry for years.[1] The industry can be broken into five major subcategories and their shares; Vitamins/minerals (38%), Herbal (18%), Protein (15%),…
  • Nov 21

    Selling your business? – Understanding the mysteries of Goodwill

    Selling your business? – Understanding the mysteries of Goodwill
    Goodwill is commonly misunderstood because it is hard to find a value everyone agrees on. In this post we try to give you a basic understanding of goodwill, so you can try to include a reasonable figure in your valuation when you are trying…
  • Nov 19

    The Pros and Cons of Digital Dealflow

    The Pros and Cons of Digital Dealflow
    How do you source deals? Do you make 1,000 cold calls? Network with other professionals? Pay Google $12.50 a click? The methods and abilities to reach a desired audience have expanded greatly in recent years, thanks to tech. The old method…
Rank this Week: 4536

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Nov 22

    Commission announces timings for payment reform

    Commission announces timings for payment reform
    The European Commission (Commission) has published a speech by Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (CMU) providing an overview of the timings of…
  • Nov 22

    Launch of SEPA instant credit scheme

    Launch of SEPA instant credit scheme
    The European Payments Council (EPC) has announced that its Single Euro Payments Area instant credit transfer (SCT Inst) scheme is operational. The scheme allows the electronic transfer of money, currently up to EUR 15,000, across Europe in…
  • Nov 22

    Delegated Regulations on indirect clearing arrangements published in OJ

    Delegated Regulations on indirect clearing arrangements published in OJ
    Delegated Regulations on indirect clearing arrangements published in OJ The following have been published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2155 of 22 September 2017 amending Delegated…
Rank this Week: 2088

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Nov 22

    You’re So Cherry, You Don’t Even Know You’re Cherry…

    You’re So Cherry, You Don’t Even Know You’re Cherry…
    – Broc Romanek
  • Nov 21

    Materiality Definition: FASB Presses “Rewind”

    Materiality Definition: FASB Presses “Rewind”
    We’ve previously blogged about FASB’s controversial proposal to conform its approach to financial statement materiality to the judicial definition of “materiality” that applies in other contexts. While that…
  • Nov 20

    ISS Releases ’18 Policy Voting Update

    ISS Releases ’18 Policy Voting Update
    Last week, ISS released its revised policy voting guidelines for 2018. We’re posting memos in our “ISS Policies & Ratings” Practice Area. Here’s an excerpt from this Wachtell Lipton memo (also see this Davis…
Rank this Week: 1762

Financial Institutions Legal…

Financial Institutions Legal Snapshot

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

http://www.financialinstitutionslegalsnapshot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Insurance industry ‘excited’ about InsurTech

    Insurance industry ‘excited’ about InsurTech
    Most insurance companies acknowledge that major change is coming and the insurance world is excited about the changes that InsurTech may bring. Recently we have seen reports in the media that local insurance companies are spending…
  • Nov 22

    African mine victims entitled to sue holding company in the UK

    African mine victims entitled to sue holding company in the UK
    The English Court of Appeal has allowed Zambian citizens from the Copperbelt to sue the holding company of a Zambian mining company that allegedly caused pollution and environmental damage resulting in personal injury, damage to property and…
  • Nov 20

    Lawyer vs artificial intelligence

    Lawyer vs artificial intelligence
    Artificial intelligence (AI) software has beaten a group of lawyers from top international firms in an insurance claim accuracy test. A group of students from the University of Cambridge founded an AI start-up that builds systems that predict…
Rank this Week: 2075

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

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

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • Nov 21

    Webinar: Exploring the Data Aggregation Market

    Webinar: Exploring the Data Aggregation Market
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST We invite you to join us for a discussion that will explore how consumer financial data aggregators are driving innovation in financial technology and analyze how the…
  • Nov 13

    Federal Reserve Enters Consent Order to Sanction Deceptive Practice Involving Credit Card Product

    Federal Reserve Enters Consent Order to Sanction Deceptive Practice Involving Credit Card Product
    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) recently exercised its authority to enforce laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices committed by a financial institution under the Federal Reserve’s…
  • Oct 24

    CFPB Highlights Supervisory Findings Related to Credit Card

    CFPB Highlights Supervisory Findings Related to Credit Card
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) most recent Supervisory Highlights report identified a number of areas of non-compliance by credit card issuers that were confidentially resolved in the supervisory process. These…
Rank this Week: 2570

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

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

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • Nov 19

    The King Is Dead! Long Live The King!

    The King Is Dead! Long Live The King!
    Richard Cordray announced that he is resigning as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the end of the month. ""The new Director of the CFPB must be someone with a track record of protecting consumers and holding…
  • Nov 12

    Leuktemeyer Using The CRA To Roll Back Regulatory Restriction

    Leuktemeyer Using The CRA To Roll Back Regulatory Restriction
    According to a recent article from Reuters, if Congressman Blaine Leutkemeyer has his way, the recent use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn the CFPB's arbitration rule will be only the opening salvo in what might be a bombardment...
  • Nov 5

    No Relief, No Peace!

    No Relief, No Peace!
    In a recent article at BankDirector.com, John Maxfield gives us insight as to what private equity investors are looking for and why commercial banks are not on the list. One of those private equity funds is run by former Bank...
Rank this Week: 1187

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

Covers Swiss, European and international legal news. It focuses on data protection, privacy, technology law, IT/IP law, criminal law, administrative law, civil law, tax law, banking and finance law, bankruptcy, competition law and construction as well as real estate law.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2012

Zamansky LLC Blog

Zamansky LLC Blog

Covers stock broker fraud or negligence.

http://www.zamansky.com/news-media/
  • Nov 17

    Post Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Bonds Sink Into The Aby

    Post Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Bonds Sink Into The Aby
    Hurricane Maria has inflicted tremendous suffering on the Island of Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million inhabitants. Conditions are still perilous almost two months after the storm. Puerto Rico’s people face a lack of potable water, no…
  • Nov 1

    Zamansky LLC Investigates Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor Thomas J. Buck In Carmel, Indiana

    Zamansky LLC Investigates Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor Thomas J. Buck In Carmel, Indiana
    The law firm is investigating legal claims for customers of former Merrill Lynch financial advisor Thomas J. Buck (“Buck”), of Carmel, Indiana.  Buck led the Buck Team at Merrill Lynch and was one of the office’s…
  • Oct 6

    Is History Repeating Itself As The Market Grows For Dangerous CDOs?

    Is History Repeating Itself As The Market Grows For Dangerous CDOs?
    Regular readers of this blog know that on Wall Street, greed is considered good. Big banks keep on repeating the mistakes of yesterday. Never mind the often, disastrous consequences that follow. In fact, one of the biggest mistakes, high-risk…
Rank this Week: 2242

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Nov 15

    CFPB Director Richard Cordray Announces His Resignation

    CFPB Director Richard Cordray Announces His Resignation
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray, announced today in an email to CFPB employees that he will be stepping down as the Director at the end of November.  It is widely expected that…
  • Apr 17

    Marx Sterbcow speaking at the Escrow Institute of California’s 70th Annual Conference

    Marx Sterbcow speaking at the Escrow Institute of California’s 70th Annual Conference
    Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group will present at the Escrow Institute of California’s 70th Anniversary Conference  at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California on May 5, 2017. …
  • Apr 15

    MARX STERBCOW TO PRESENT AT 2017 RESPRO ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    MARX STERBCOW TO PRESENT AT 2017 RESPRO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    Marx Sterbcow, Managing Attorney, of the Sterbcow Law Group will present in two sessions at the 2017 Real Estate Service Providers Council “RESPRO” Annual Conference at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 19,…
Rank this Week: 4669

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2883

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

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

http://www.financialregulatoryreport.com/
  • Nov 13

    Digital Assets Have Existing Laws Applied by SEC and CFTC

    Digital Assets Have Existing Laws Applied by SEC and CFTC
    Nine years after Satoshi Nakamoto circulated his whitepaper and introduced the world to bitcoin, regulated bitcoin derivatives are about to be introduced in the United States. CME Group recently announced that it will begin to offer bitcoin…
  • Nov 10

    Financial Institutions’ IT Systems Receives New Regulatory Requirements from BaFin

    Financial Institutions’ IT Systems Receives New Regulatory Requirements from BaFin
    On 3 November 2017, the German regulator for the financial sector, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (“BaFin”), published a new circular titled Rundschreiben 10/2017 (BA) vom 3. November 2017 –…
  • Nov 8

    NJ Governor-Elect Murphy Has Businesses Prepared for Change

    NJ Governor-Elect Murphy Has Businesses Prepared for Change
    Democrat Phil Murphy has been elected as the next Governor of the State of New Jersey. Murphy comes into the office with a double-digit victory over departing lieutenant governor Kim Guadagno (R), and the backing of a state legislature…
Rank this Week: 1540

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Nov 8

    SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance Publishes Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I on Shareholder Proposal

    SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance Publishes Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I on Shareholder Proposal
    On November 1, 2017, the Division of Corporation Finance (Division) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (SLB No. 14I) to offer guidance on the scope and application of Rules 14a-8(i)(7) and…
  • Nov 6

    Carried Interest and Other Tax Reform Highlights for Investment Funds and Asset Manager

    Carried Interest and Other Tax Reform Highlights for Investment Funds and Asset Manager
    On November 2, 2017, the House of Representatives released the first draft of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Bill), which could result in the most significant overhaul of the U.S. federal tax system since 1986. Subsequently, two substantive…
  • Nov 5

    SEC Approves New PCAOB Auditing Report Standard

    SEC Approves New PCAOB Auditing Report Standard
    On October 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) unanimously approved (the “Approval Release”) the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (“PCAOB”) proposal to adopt a new…
Rank this Week: 2481

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • Nov 8

    Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): The Current State of Play

    Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): The Current State of Play
    The ICO boom in 2017 brings with it questions of jurisdiction and compliance, and a need for further guidance. Takeaways The benefits of ICOs in raising capital, as well as in providing a marketing push for a new business model, are so…
  • Oct 17

    HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017

    HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017
    We are pleased to announce that Pillsbury has been shortlisted in the category of “Best Onshore Law Firm – Client Service” by HFM Week’s US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017. In 2016, we were awarded “Best…
  • Sep 15

    SEC Risk Alert! Most Frequent Advertising Rule Compliance Issues by Investment Adviser

    SEC Risk Alert! Most Frequent Advertising Rule Compliance Issues by Investment Adviser
    The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the SEC issued a Risk Alert yesterday providing a list of the most frequently identified compliance issues relating to the Advertising Rule (Rule 206(4)-1) under the Investment…
Rank this Week: 3438

Walinski & Associates, P.C. Blog

Walinski & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers debt collection.

http://www.walinskilaw.com/chicago-collections-lawyer
  • Nov 8

    Bankruptcy Law Allows Debtors to Continue Retirement Contribution

    Bankruptcy Law Allows Debtors to Continue Retirement Contribution
    A Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee in Illinois recently objected to a debtor’s request to exclude $200 per month from his disposable income in order to contribute to his 401K retirement plan. The trustee questioned the motivation of the…
  • Oct 24

    Bank of America Stuck in Debt Collection Dispute with Client

    Bank of America Stuck in Debt Collection Dispute with Client
    Illinois trial and appellate courts have been going back and forth on a debt collection case between Bank of America and a small business owner. Bank of America is suing the former owner of All About Drapes for the remaining value…
  • Oct 6

    New Regulations Target Payday Loan Industry

    New Regulations Target Payday Loan Industry
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has created new regulations meant to protect borrows against risky short-term and long-term loans with balloon payments. Commonly known as payday loans and vehicle title loans, these types of loans are…
Rank this Week: 2316

Banking Law Update

Banking Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on developments in law affecting banks and financial institutions. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.bankinglawupdate.com/
  • Nov 8

    House Tax Bill Targets Deferred Compensation Earned After January 1, 2018 (Really)

    House Tax Bill Targets Deferred Compensation Earned After January 1, 2018 (Really)
    It’s early days yet for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released last week by the House Ways and Means Committee, but one thing is clear:  Congressional tax writers are scouring the landscape to find a combination of more revenue and…
  • Oct 25

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New
    Bangor Savings Bank’s acquisition of Granite Bank of New Hampshire was unanimously approved by the boards of directors.  (Central Maine 10.24.2017) Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank) is a top 10 US bank and has plans for future…
  • Sep 26

    Financial Institutions...In the New

    Financial Institutions...In the New
    Equifax troubles continue as customers were lead to fictitious site.  (Maine Public 9.22.2017) Social Security Numbers are under scrutiny as a way to identify individuals.  (BDN 9.21.2017) Foreclosures in hurricane hit disaster…
Rank this Week: 4490

Mortgage Crisis & Financial…

Mortgage Crisis & Financial Services Watch

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

http://www.financialserviceswatchblog.com/
  • Nov 2

    CFPB Arbitration Rule Eliminated by Congress and President

    CFPB Arbitration Rule Eliminated by Congress and President
    On November 1, President Trump formally did away with a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) arbitration rule that would have given consumers the opportunity to file class actions against banks and other companies in the financial…
  • Jun 2

    You Are the Target: 75 Different Ways Your Company Can Be Hacked

    You Are the Target: 75 Different Ways Your Company Can Be Hacked
    Join us on Thursday, June 15th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM for an in-depth webinar as Philip R. Stein, a partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Practice, and Ray Vasquez, a director in Enterprise Risk Management’s…
  • Jun 2

    You Are the Target: 75 Different Ways Your Company Can Be Hacked

    You Are the Target: 75 Different Ways Your Company Can Be Hacked
    Join us on Thursday, June 15th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM for an in-depth webinar as Philip R. Stein, a partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Practice, and Ray Vasquez, a director in Enterprise Risk Management’s…
Rank this Week: 1580

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Nov 2

    Dubai Health Authority Issues New Telehealth Regulation

    Dubai Health Authority Issues New Telehealth Regulation
    International and local health providers in the UAE are increasingly looking to provide telemedicine services in the region. While the regulation of telemedicine remains inconsistent across the country, Dubai seems to be leading the way with…
  • Jun 1

    Key Considerations for Middle East Entities Looking to Invest in US Technology Companie

    Key Considerations for Middle East Entities Looking to Invest in US Technology Companie
    Four of Latham & Watkins’ leading emerging company partners in Silicon Valley, Luke Bergstrom, Tad Freese, Jim Morrone and JD Marple, recently hosted a webinar titled “Achieving Successful Outcomes as a Non-US Company…
  • Jun 1

    Key Considerations for Middle East Entities Looking to Invest in US Technology Companie

    Key Considerations for Middle East Entities Looking to Invest in US Technology Companie
    Four of Latham & Watkins’ leading emerging company partners in Silicon Valley, Luke Bergstrom, Tad Freese, Jim Morrone and JD Marple, recently hosted a webinar titled “Achieving Successful Outcomes as a Non-US Company…
Rank this Week: 4104

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Nov 1

    What Does the CFPB’s Payday Rule Mean for the Future of Small-Dollar Lending?

    What Does the CFPB’s Payday Rule Mean for the Future of Small-Dollar Lending?
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s long-anticipated rulemaking on small-dollar lending took a surprising turn. The version of the CFPB’s small-dollar regulation proposed in 2016 would have covered a wide array of…
  • Oct 25

    In Case You Missed It: Senate Moves to Overturn CFPB Arbitration Rule

    In Case You Missed It: Senate Moves to Overturn CFPB Arbitration Rule
    Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate on the evening of October 24, 2017 to overturn the arbitration rules proposed in July by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. The House of Representatives had already…
  • Aug 21

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Office of Regulations has long offered the public the opportunity to ask the agency questions about specific regulatory provisions and receive informal feedback from CFPB attorneys,…
Rank this Week: 1996

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    What Do Startups Need to Know About Data Privacy Law?

    What Do Startups Need to Know About Data Privacy Law?
    It’s hard to imagine a startup that does not collect some form of sensitive information in digital form, and the collection, use, and disclosure of such information is regulated under federal, state, and even international laws. The…
  • Sep 21

    3(c)(1) Funds vs. 3(c)(7) Fund

    3(c)(1) Funds vs. 3(c)(7) Fund
    The process of starting a new hedge fund or private equity fund involves choosing whether the fund will be structured as a “3(c)(1) fund” or a “3(c)(7) fund.” Many new fund managers are confused by the difference…
  • Aug 29

    Can Initial Coin Offerings Be Regulated As Securities? The SEC Says Yes.

    Can Initial Coin Offerings Be Regulated As Securities? The SEC Says Yes.
    Recently, there has been a lot of buzz involving so-called “Initial Coin Offerings” (ICOs), which are crowdfunded offerings powered by distributed ledger technology (a.k.a. “the blockchain”), which is also the…
Rank this Week: 3191

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

https://10b5daily.com/
  • Oct 27

    Rites of Confession

    Rites of Confession
    When does a company have a duty to disclose hidden wrongdoing?  As many courts have noted, disclosure is not a “rite of confession” and a company does not have a general obligation to tell investors whether some (or…
  • Aug 21

    On Track Betting

    On Track Betting
    Is “on track” the most dangerous phrase a corporation can use to describe its business? Over the years, there have been a significant number of securities class actions alleging a company’s statement that a regulatory…
  • Jul 20

    Top 100 Settlement

    Top 100 Settlement
    With the dog days of summer comes the issuance of statistical reports on securities class actions.  ISS Securities Class Actions puts out an interesting report, now updated through 2016, on “The Top 100 U.S. Settlements…
Rank this Week: 1373

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://consumerfinance.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 27

    Senate Overturns CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

    Senate Overturns CFPB’s Arbitration Rule
    On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau’s (CFPB) rule prohibiting arbitration clauses containing class actions bans. Vice President Mike Pence broke the 50-50 tie. All Republicans,…
  • Sep 29

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: Statute of Limitations for Negligent Appraisal Runs From Date of Closing

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: Statute of Limitations for Negligent Appraisal Runs From Date of Closing
    When making a loan secured by a mortgage on residential real property, lenders typically order an appraisal and rely upon the value provided by that appraisal. How quickly must a lender sue an appraiser if the appraisal was negligently…
  • Sep 1

    The CFPB Takes Action To Ban Credit Repair Company

    The CFPB Takes Action To Ban Credit Repair Company
    On August 30, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Prime Marketing Holdings L.L.C. filed their proposed stipulated final judgment and order in United States District Court, the Central District of California to resolve a…
Rank this Week: 2327

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/
  • Oct 12

    NC Business Court Rules On What Constitutes An "Arbitration"

    NC Business Court Rules On What Constitutes An "Arbitration"
    You've probably never had to decide what it means to agree to arbitrate.  Usually, there is a written provision that references the AAA Rules and includes a consent to AAA's procedures as to the appointment of the arbitrator(s) and the…
  • Sep 6

    Demand Futility Isn't Dead For Derivative Actions Against Non-Profit Corporation

    Demand Futility Isn't Dead For Derivative Actions Against Non-Profit Corporation
    You probably thought that you would never again have to argue that a demand on a corporation's board of directors before filing a derivative action should be excused because it would have been futile.  That's because the North Carolina…
  • Aug 8

    NC Legislature Decides To Legislate Choice Of Law Provisions In "Business Contracts"

    NC Legislature Decides To Legislate Choice Of Law Provisions In "Business Contracts"
    The North Carolina General Assembly has decided to legislate choice of law in commercial transactions.  The new statute, enacted in June, is called the "North Carolina Choice of Law and Forum in Business Contracts Act." It will…
Rank this Week: 3904

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisblj/
Rank this Week: 1645

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
  • Sep 21

    Non-Traded REITs Causing Problems for SII Investment

    Non-Traded REITs Causing Problems for SII Investment
    Earlier today, the Massachusetts Securities Division filed an administrative complaint against SII Investments for violating securities laws with respect to its sale of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and its failure to supervise…
  • Jan 14

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

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

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?
    FINRA recently underwent some changes to its BrokerCheck website.  For those that do not know, BrokerCheck is the online repository in which the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) discloses certain information about stock…
Rank this Week: 2907

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

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

    The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong comments on ICO

    The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong comments on ICO
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Luke Gannon, Scott Thiel and Hayden Lau; originally published here: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2016/11/the-trump-tax-reform-plan The Securities and…
  • Jul 26

    SEC Report on Tokens as Securities: Seven Takeaway

    SEC Report on Tokens as Securities: Seven Takeaway
    One of the more interesting phenomena in early-stage investing is the recent emergence of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), token generation events (“TGEs”), or similar distributed ledger or blockchain-enabled means for…
  • Jun 7

    Getting up to speed on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and ICO

    Getting up to speed on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and ICO
    Much has been written recently on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO). Unfortunately, for non-computer scientists (like me), trying to understand these concepts and their potential implications can…
Rank this Week: 1674

Lenders 360

Lenders 360

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

http://www.lenders360blog.com/
  • Sep 10

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional
    An appeals court holding, and pending U.S. Supreme Court case, could up-end FDIC enforcement procedures.  One of the interesting recent themes in Game of Thrones is the basis for power.  In these United States, the power of judges…
  • Sep 10

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional
    An appeals court holding, and pending U.S. Supreme Court case, could up-end FDIC enforcement procedures.  One of the interesting recent themes in Game of Thrones is the basis for power.  In these United States, the power of judges…
  • Sep 10

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional
    An appeals court holding, and pending U.S. Supreme Court case, could up-end FDIC enforcement procedures.  One of the interesting recent themes in Game of Thrones is the basis for power.  In these United States, the power of judges…
Rank this Week: 2762

Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

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

http://www.lenders360blog.com
  • Sep 10

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional
    An appeals court holding, and pending U.S. Supreme Court case, could up-end FDIC enforcement procedures.  One of the interesting recent themes in Game of Thrones is the basis for power.  In these United States, the power of judges…
  • Sep 10

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional
    An appeals court holding, and pending U.S. Supreme Court case, could up-end FDIC enforcement procedures.  One of the interesting recent themes in Game of Thrones is the basis for power.  In these United States, the power of judges…
  • Sep 10

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional

    FDIC Administrative Law Judges Likely Unconstitutional
    An appeals court holding, and pending U.S. Supreme Court case, could up-end FDIC enforcement procedures.  One of the interesting recent themes in Game of Thrones is the basis for power.  In these United States, the power of judges…
Rank this Week: 1625

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

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

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Sep 8

    What You Should Do Today In Response To The Equifax Breach

    What You Should Do Today In Response To The Equifax Breach
    You've probably heard that Equifax revealed on Thursday that it was the subject of a data security breach that resulted in the exposure of 143 million Americans--almost half the population.  It is likely the largest data security breach…
  • Jul 27

    Reflections on a Rewarding Year with the NCBA YLD

    Reflections on a Rewarding Year with the NCBA YLD
    I'm no longer a young lawyer.A few days ago, I handed over an enormous gavel, signifying the end of my term as leader of the more than 6,400 members of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association. It has been an…
  • Jul 27

    It's Time for a Change

    It's Time for a Change
    Over the past six years, I have really enjoyed sharing thoughts with you on this blog and participating in some of the conversations that have arisen from the posts.Having recently departed private practice to work as in-house counsel, my…
Rank this Week: 4133

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

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

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
Rank this Week: 1647

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Covers issues such as usury, form compliance for federal and state consumer transactions, UCC and securitization issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.financialinstitutionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1136

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

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

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • May 15

    CLE Webinar About ERISA and Hedge Funds and Private Equity Fund

    CLE Webinar About ERISA and Hedge Funds and Private Equity Fund
  • Apr 25

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust
    This article entitled “Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust” by Dr. Susan Mangiero was originally published on April 19, 2017 in The Fraud Examiner, a publication of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that is…
  • Apr 9

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching
    I had a chance to watch My Cousin Vinny on television the other night and was reminded how humor is such a powerful storytelling tool. How many times do we remember important concepts because the speaker or writer makes us laugh? Tickling our…
Rank this Week: 3488

BeyondVC

BeyondVC

Covers entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology, investing, and globalizaiton. By Ed Sim.

http://www.beyondvc.com/
  • Apr 23

    Blurring lines in enterprise SaaS; the race to own customer data

    Blurring lines in enterprise SaaS; the race to own customer data
    I’ve written before about the competitive nature of SaaS and the amount of entrants in every category. Lately after every conversation, I feel like the world is being divided into two camps and there is a massive battle going on in…
  • Mar 29

    Why I love and fear AWS

    Why I love and fear AWS
    The AWS launch of Amazon Connect (see techcrunch article) got me thinking about the current state of play in SaaS. Amazon Connect is a call center in a box, the same tech it uses in-house for their current platform. With that release,…
  • Mar 21

    Thoughts from Mulesoft and AppDynamics IPO Filing

    Thoughts from Mulesoft and AppDynamics IPO Filing
    I finally had a chance to take a quick read of the respective S1 filings for AppDynamics and Mulesoft. While the growth for each company is quite amazing, two thoughts jumped out at me. As we move to a cloud-only world with instant-on…
Rank this Week: 1185

Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

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

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

    10 takeaway points on Luxembourg’s RAIF

    10 takeaway points on Luxembourg’s RAIF
    The Luxembourg law on reserved alternative investment funds (RAIF) is a welcome addition to the alternative investment funds (AIF) industry and we have seen keen interest from the fund and asset management industry in this new platform. Since…
  • Aug 9

    ESMA Advice Extending the AIFMD Passport: Including the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland

    ESMA Advice Extending the AIFMD Passport: Including the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland
    On 18 July 2016 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport to…
  • Aug 9

    The SBEEA: Register of Significant Beneficial Ownership

    The SBEEA: Register of Significant Beneficial Ownership
    The SBEEA (Part I: People with Significant Control) Against the backdrop of an increasing push for greater transparency of company ownership, the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (“SBEEA“) took effect on 6 April…
Rank this Week: 1515