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Spoiler Alert:  ICOs – The “Good Times” May Be Ending

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · November 16, 2017
Two recent events suggest that the “Wild West Period” for ICOs may be drawing to a close. Recent statements by SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton, strongly suggest more SEC action to come and the first class action-suit related to an ICO has been filed. Click here to read Dror Futter's analysis. Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of

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CLE Webinar: Ensuring Social Media Litigation and Discovery Readiness

Event John Isaza John Isaza
Dec 5, 2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM CDT

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Join a re-broadcast of a presentation by John Isaza at the ARMA 2017 annual conference on the topic of how social media is revolutionizing the way the world interacts and conducts business. Using recent case law, John explores social media discovery issues and the traps organizations must avoid when it comes to social media litigation holds and possible

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CFPB Director Cordray Announces Resignation

Insight John R. Mussman John R. Mussman · November 15, 2017
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray Has Announced His Resignation.  Although not unexpected, his move may have far reaching ramifications on the regulatory landscape in consumer finance and residential lending. You can read more here. John Mussman is a leading banking and financial services lawyer. He

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Second Circuit Opines on Cramdown Interest and Make-Whole Premiums

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · November 13, 2017
Creditors, secured lenders and debtors take note, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit speaks on how to determine the appropriate “cramdown” interest rate for replacement notes issued to senior lien holders, and whether noteholders were entitled to the “make-whole” premium under the indenture.

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AT&T’s Multibillion Dollar Purchase of Time Warner Might Fail for Not Involving FCC

Insight Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · November 13, 2017
Last year, AT&T proposed an acquisition of Time Warner under which AT&T will acquire Time Warner in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share. The two parties had structured the deal so that no airwave licenses would be transferred, thus avoiding review by the FCC. However, by avoiding the public scrutiny of

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CLE Webinar: Joint Development Agreements in Renewable Energy Projects

Event Bernays T. (Buz) Barclay Bernays T. (Buz) Barclay
Nov 14, 2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM PST

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The rapidly growing renewable-energy industries in America offer exciting opportunities to smaller developers, owners and operators — whose projects, lacking the capital and resources of the big players, generally require Joint Development Agreements.  These relatively short-term joint ventures can be time-consuming, costly and

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Cast A Long Shadow: The Continued Impact of the “Robust Causality” requirement in Inclusive Communities and the “Concrete Injury” Analysis in Spokeo

Event John R. Mussman John R. Mussman
Nov 8, 2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM CT

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On November 8, Mr. Mussman offered a presentation at the Chicago Bar Association -- Financial Institutions Committee -- about the recent case law regarding doctrines developed by the United States Supreme Court in Spokeo v. Robins and Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive communities project.

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Summary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act prepared by the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means

Insight Susan F. Klein Susan F. Klein · Lisa Weinstein Burns Lisa Weinstein Burns · November 02, 2017
Below is a summary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act prepared by the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means distributed on November 2.  The Summary is sparse on details especially with respect to the taxation of pass-throughs (partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations) and the taxation of foreign income and

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Primer on the IRS Partnership Audit Rules and How to Approach Them for Your Partnership

Insight Melinda Fellner Bramwit Melinda Fellner Bramwit · November 02, 2017
In November of 2015 Congress replaced the rules governing audit procedures for partnerships (generally known as the TEFRA rules, for the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act). These new rules are in the spotlight now because they are generally effective for partnership years beginning after 2017, and from a practical perspective, most

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Global Banking & Finance Review, The Cali Chronicles, and Law360 articles about Zheng Liu joining Rimon

News Zheng Liu Zheng Liu · November 01, 2017
On October 2, 2017, commercial litigation and intellectual property attorney, Zheng Liu, joined Rimon as Partner in our Silicon Valley office. Zheng Liu joins Rimon Law as a Partner in its Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation groups. She regularly advises and represents clients in technology industries on a

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