On January 16, 2015, SEC Chair Mary Jo White issued a directive that the staff of the SEC review its position on Rule 14a-8(i)(9) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). Concurrent with SEC Chair White’s...more
On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to provide for, among...more
Following are some topics that public companies may want to consider in preparation for the 2014 proxy season.
Shareholder Proposals -
The 2013 proxy season reflected a continued increase in the number of...more
In Sun Capital Partners III, L.P. et al. v. New England Teamsters & Trucking Industry Pension Fund, No. 12-2312, 2013 WL 3814985 (1st Cir. July 24, 2013), the First Circuit held that a private equity fund could be liable for...more
On February 4th, the IRS issued final and further proposed regulations regarding noncompensatory partnership options, effective immediately.
A “noncompensatory partnership option” is any contractual...more
A new rule requiring FINRA member firms to file copies of certain offering documents related to private placement transactions was approved by the SEC and was effective as of December 3, 2012. FINRA has published FAQs...more