Michael Wiener

Michael Wiener

Holland & Knight LLP

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A Warning to Issuers: SEC Charges City and Two Officials with Fraud

In a first-time use of the Dodd-Frank Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Allen Park, Mich., its former mayor and its former city administrator with fraud in connection with $31 million in...more

11/17/2014 - Dodd-Frank Enforcement Actions Municipal Securities Issuers Popular Public Officials SEC Tax-Exempt Bonds

SEC Modifies MCDC Initiative

On July 31, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release regarding an extension of the deadline for its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation initiative (MCDC). The extended deadline...more

8/4/2014 - Deadlines Disclosure Requirements MCDC Municipal Securities Issuers Municipalities SEC Self-Reporting

SEC Initiative Encourages Continuing Disclosure Violation Self-Reporting By Issuers And Underwriters

HIGHLIGHTS - - The Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (MCDC Initiative) begun by the SEC's Enforcement Division encourages issuers, borrowers or underwriters to self-disclose potential...more

4/9/2014 - Disclosure Requirements Enforcement SEC Self-Reporting

In a First, SEC Charges Indiana School District and Municipal Bond Underwriter with Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 29, 2013 charged a school district in Indiana and its municipal bond underwriter with falsely stating to bond investors that the school district had been properly providing...more

8/14/2013 - Fraud Investors Municipal Bonds School Districts SEC Underwriting

Decision on Florida CDD Has Broad Implications for Tax-Exempt Bonds

The IRS issued a Technical Advice Memorandum (TAM) on May 9, 2013, that the Village Center Community Development District (the "District") is not a division of state or local government, and therefore is not a political...more

6/29/2013 - Bonds Community Development Entities IRS Tax-Exempt Bonds

SEC Charges City of South Miami with Defrauding Investors

On, May 22, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged the City of South Miami, Florida, with "defrauding bond investors about the tax-exempt financing eligibility of a mixed-use retail and parking structure...more

6/4/2013 - Consultation Investors SEC

SEC Charges City of Harrisburg with Fraud

On Monday, May 6, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with securities fraud "for its misleading public statements when its financial condition was deteriorating and...more

5/14/2013 - Municipal Bonds Municipalities SEC Securities Fraud

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