Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes

Saul Ewing LLP

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SEC’s Self-Reporting Program to Correct Misstatements Regarding Continuing Disclosure Compliance Set to Expire on September 10,...

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative provides an opportunity for municipal bond issuers, borrowers and underwriters to correct misstatements in offering...more

6/10/2014 - Borrowers Disclosure Requirements Issuers Municipal Bonds Municipalities Reporting Requirements SEC Self-Reporting Settlement

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Releases Program Guidelines for City Revitalization and Improvement...

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania adopted legislation permitting the establishment of "City Revitalization and Improvement Zones" in select cities in the Commonwealth. Once established, certain tax payments from businesses in...more

11/4/2013 - Economic Development Urban Planning & Development

White Collar Watch - May 2013

In This Issue: - SEC Charges Municipal Bond Issuer with Securities Fraud for Misleading Statements on Issuer’s Website - State v. Brown Affords Managers in the Mortgage Processing Industry a Cautionary Tale -...more


SEC Charges Municipal Bond Issuer with Securities Fraud for Misleading Statements on Issuer’s Website

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a municipality with securities fraud for misleading statements made outside of the municipality's securities disclosure documents....more

5/9/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Municipal Bonds Municipalities SEC Securities Fraud

MSRB Provides Additional Guidance on the Disclosure Duties of Underwriters to Government Issuers under Rule G-17

In 2012, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") expanded the disclosure obligations of underwriters to government issuers under Rule G-17. The MSRB recently published answers to frequently asked questions about...more

3/28/2013 - Disclosure Requirements MSRB Underwriting

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