• heart made of hearts
    July 11, 2018

    The gift of material nonpublic information

    Material nonpublic information – the perfect gift The gift of material nonpublic information always fits, is never returned, and can be regifted easily. It is the perfect way to say “I love you.” The SEC has filed an action against Robert Carr and Katherine Hanratty for illegal insider trading in the shares of Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (“Heartland”), a New Jersey-based company, ahead of its December 15, 2016 announcement that it was to be acquired. 

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  • gate with private sign
    June 25, 2018

    Private placements – great for broker, not so much for investor

    Private Placements – what are they? Private placements can be stocks, limited partnership interests, or other securities issued by companies that are not publicly traded. Private placements can be investments in things like a single apartment complex, a single oil well, a basket of properties or oil wells, or a biotech company. The companies issuing these securities do not have to comply with many federal securities laws such as publicly filing their quarterly and annual financial statements. They are not required to provide ongoing disclosures to investors like public companies are. You cannot sell these securities on exchanges like the NASDAQ or NYSE when you need money.

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  • bitcoin
    June 10, 2018

    When is a cryptocurrency a security – remarks of SEC Chairman

    When is a cryptocurrency a security? When is a cryptocurrency a security? The cryptocurrency industry has been looking for clear guidance from regulators for some time. Recently, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton in an interview with CNBC has clarified this question.

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  • wheelchair
    May 14, 2018

    Disability Law for Land Use & Zoning Decisionmakers

    Legislators and others making zoning and land use decisions should ensure that their decisions comply with applicable disability law. While local government officials often have read zoning ordinances, they rarely have read applicable disability laws or even read about them. Given that an estimated 20-30 percent of families have a member with a disability, that is no longer acceptable.

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