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Courtesy of Professor Emmett Brown, I recently attended the 2114 Securities Law Conference and I must say that I was heartened by what I heard there and then. Here are some of my notes from the conference...more
KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws became effective January 1, 2014, unless otherwise stated.
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