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DBO Filing Procedures Set To Change Big Time

When I joined the Department of Corporations, it had no website and filings were made only in hard copy. In the ensuing years, the Department (now known as the Department of Business Oversight) created a website, established...more

Fannie And Freddie Shareholders To US: 2008 Government Takeover Of Mortgage Giants Good For The Country; Not So Much For Us

Can shareholders of a government-sponsored enterprise successfully challenge the constitutionality of a government takeover of the entity? ...more

Waterfall Distributions for Investors – Bruce E. Methven

Managers who are organizing an investment funds....more

J-REIT Reform – Finance and Insider Trading Regulations

On December 7, 2012, the working group of the finance committee of the Financial Services Agency of Japan (the “Working Group”) issued its final report (the “Final Report”) with respect to the reform of the legal regime of...more

Dodd-Frank News: January 2013: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act Monthly Update

In This Issue: - RECENT CASES . Dodd-Frank Challenges Under the Administrative Procedure Act and Commodity Exchange Act . Preemption . Whistleblower Protection Under the Dodd-Frank Act . Arbitration...more

Using the Reg. S Exemption for Foreign Investors

Using Reg. S is useful when the issuer does not want to be limited by the restrictions of Rule 506. With a Rule 506 offering all investors must be either accredited or sophisticated, and there is a limit of 35 non-accredited...more

Using Finders to Locate Investors – Bruce E. Methven

A number of years ago the SEC effectively banned the use of finders to locate investors for securities offerings that cross state lines. Still, a few states allow finders for their intrastate offerings (offerings made...more

Using Rule 506 for Raising Money

Helpful advice for using Rule 506 for raising money....more

Corporate E-Review: OSFI and Federal Government Changes to Corporate Governance Guidelines, Credit and Debit Card Code of Conduct,...

OSFI Releases Revisions to its Draft Corporate Governance Guideline: The Ongoing Evolution of Governance Practices Corporate governance has become an increased area of focus for regulators in the financial services...more

Corporate E-Review: Introduction - Oct 2012

In This Issue: Introduction; Strategic Lessons Arising From Canadian and U.S. Judicial Consideration of Confidentiality Agreements; Ontario Court Denies Advance on Former Directors’ Legal Costs – Makes Rare Interim...more

Federal Court Dismisses Fannie Mae Shareholders’ Subprime Suit Against Underwriters, Allows Claims to Proceed Against Fannie Mae,...

On August 30, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on multiple motions to dismiss filed in four consolidated cases pending against Fannie Mae, certain former officers, and several banks, related...more

Are REITS Investment Advisers?

A REIT is an acronym for Real Estate Investment Trust, although the term more properly refers to tax status than a specific entity type. For a variety of reasons, a REIT may involve several different types of entities. The...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - April 9, 2012

In This Issue: Orrick Alerts on JOBS Act · JOBS Act – Implications for Issuers and Financial Institutions · JOBS Act Eases Restrictions on Rule 144A and Private Offerings – ABS Considerations · JOBS Act –...more

"Skadden's 2012 Insights, January 2012: Capital Markets"

In This Issue: - 2 Stapled Financing in the Aftermath of Delaware’s Del Monte Decision - 4 The Practical Impact of Basel III and Dodd-Frank on Loan Agreements - 6 Borrower-Friendly Provisions Remain a Strong...more

Credit Crunch Digest - February 2011

The subprime lending crisis and ensuing credit crunch have resulted in significant losses and numerous lawsuits involving parties to the mortgage lending and securitization process. This digest collects and summarizes recent...more

FDI in Real Estate in India

FDI in Real Estate in India: Legal Framework

This document carries out varioud legal and procedural requirement for investment in India in Real Estate Business. CS Devesh Pandey Corporate Consultant 9811237186 Singhania & Co LLP Advocates and Solicitors International...more

Credit Crunch Digest - November 2010

In This Issue: Subprime Lawsuit Against ING Substantially Dismissed; Bank of America Sued for Losses Related to Countrywide Bonds; Goldman Faces Lawsuit Over Sale of CDO to German Bank; Countrywide Granted Dismissal of...more

Proxy Access Proposal

On May 20, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to the federal proxy rules to facilitate the rights of shareholders to nominate candidates for election as a corporate director, and to have those...more

Take Stock of Your Own House: Proactively Responding to the Subprime Crisis

Podcast: Take Stock of Your Own House Proactively Responding to the Subprime Crisis 3/11/2008 On March, 4, 2008, Mintz Levin held a live webinar addressing the current subprime crisis. Mintz Levin Members Richard...more

Financing Your Acquisition and Construction

This article discusses the steps and considerations for financing your acquisition and construction of a real estate project. ...more

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