Joel Almquist

Joel Almquist

K&L Gates LLP

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Ninth Circuit Opinion May Open Litigation Doors Most Thought Closed

A recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion charts potential new pathways for claims for damages resulting from portfolio losses by mutual fund shareholders against both a fund’s trustees and its investment adviser....more

3/20/2015 - Breach of Contract Breach of Duty Fiduciary Duty Investment Adviser Shareholders Third-Party Beneficiaries Trustees

New IRS Revenue Ruling 2014-18 and the Use of Hedge Fund Stock Options

The Internal Revenue Service has issued Revenue Ruling 2014-18 (the “Ruling”) to clarify that stock options and stock-settled stock appreciation rights (“SARs”), properly designed, can be used as a form of compensation to...more

6/13/2014 - Compensation & Benefits Deferred Compensation Hedge Funds Internal Revenue Code (IRC) IRS SAR Section 457A

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