Michael Zeldin

Michael Zeldin

BuckleySandler LLP

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AML Trends Signal Changing Times For Regional Banks

Recent activity involving state and federal bank regulators reflects an upswing in enforcement actions against regional and super-regional banks for Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering compliance failures. Bank of Mingo,...more

10/8/2015 - Anti-Money Laundering Bank Secrecy Act Banking Sector Banks BSA/AML Compliance Financial Institutions Foreign Banks Money Laundering OFAC

InfoBytes Special Alert: Lessons Learned From Arab Bank’s U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act Verdict

On September 22, 2014, following a two-month trial, a federal jury in the Eastern District of New York ruled in favor of a group of 297 individual plaintiffs in a civil suit accusing Arab Bank PLC, headquartered in Amman,...more

10/22/2014 - Anti-Terrorism Act Foreign Banks Terrorism Funding

Infobytes Special Alert: FinCEN Publishes Long - Awaited Proposed Customer Due Diligence Requirements

On August 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") that would amend existing Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) regulations...more

9/9/2014 - Bank Secrecy Act Beneficial Owner CDD Covered Financial Institutions FinCEN NPRM Rulemaking Process U.S. Treasury

Banker Beware: EB-5 Programs Can Be Fraught With Peril

The EB-5 visa, created by Section 203(b)(5) of the United State's (U.S.) Immigration Act of 1990, was established to attract foreign capital and create U.S. jobs by providing a method of obtaining a Green Card for foreign...more

3/24/2014 - EB-5 Green Cards Immigrants Visas

Look Before You Invest: Bitcoins, Virtual Currencies, Emerging Payment Products and Regulatory Compliance

Some regulators have already started pursuing virtual currency and emerging payment providers, with unhappy consequences for financial innovators and their investors. Investors should therefore proceed with caution, demanding...more

11/19/2013 - Bitcoin FinCEN Legal Perspectives Virtual Currency

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