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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 19

In this issue: - FINRA Proposes to Amend Rule 11892 - SEC Approves FINRA Rule Change to Limit Self-Trading - FATCA Transitional Relief and Extension of Time for the Implementation of New Account...more

The Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014

This article provides a brief summary of the key provisions of a new bi-partisan Senate bill, based on the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013, as well as a brief discussion of a new House of...more

"Chairman Camp’s Proposals Place REITs in the Crosshairs"

On February 25, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R. Mich.) proposed a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code (the Code). While the “Tax Reform Act of 2014,” (the Proposals) contains a number of previously...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- December 9, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - While the Senate was on recess, the House was in, but staffs from...more

Private Fund Update - November 25, 2013

In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - The Administration - Private Equity Growth Capital Council...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- November 11, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Last week ended with a stronger than expected jobs report at plus...more

Investing In Georgia: Economic Development Newsletter - August 2013

Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find: - A Client Alert regarding recent SEC enforcement actions againsta School District - A new...more

Private Fund Update - July 22, 2013

In this issue: - Last week in Congress - The President - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Private Equity Growth Capital...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- May 13‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - What had been a relatively quiet week, where until Friday it seemed...more

Wall Street Sales Tax Reintroduced on Capitol Hill: Likely a Significant Impact on Private Investment Funds

On April 17, 2013, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) reintroduced the Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013 (H.R. 1579) (the "Bill"), a financial transaction tax that, according to its supporters, would provide the federal...more

If You're Not At the Table, You're On the Menu: Ways and Means Working Groups Solicit Input on Tax Reform

Comprehensive tax reform is the top priority of the congressional tax-writing committees this year. In continuation of several years of work on this issue, the House Ways and Means Committee recently unveiled the next stage...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- March 4‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - On Friday evening President...more

Tax Law Update: House Ways & Means Proposals for Financial Products Tax Reform

On January 24, the House Committee on Ways & Means released a discussion draft of legislative provisions (the “Draft”) that would make fundamental changes in the taxation of certain financial products, including the treatment...more

House Ways and Means Proposals for Financial Products Tax Reform

On January 24, 2013, the House Committee on Ways & Means released a discussion draft of legislative provisions (the “Draft” or the “Proposal”) that would make fundamental changes in the taxation of certain financial products....more

"House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform Proposals for Financial Products"

On January 24, 2013, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a “discussion draft” of a bill relating to the taxation of derivatives and other financial products (the Discussion...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- January 28, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - The week began with the theater of official Washington appearing to...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- February 13, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; Executive Branch; Federal Reserve; SEC; CFTC; IRS; and Miscellaneous. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week In a week that...more

Check The Box Elections By Insolvent Corporations

When a corporation makes a check the box election, it is treated as having liquidated and then being reestablished as a partnership. In context of an insolvent corporation, this raises questions about worthless stock...more

Financial Services Regulatory Reform Update - May 15, 2011

Once again the news this week was dominated by debate surrounding the federal budget, deficit reduction and the looming vote to extend the debt ceiling. The week began with Speaker Boehner making a speech before the Economic...more

Financial Services Regulatory Reform Update - March 11, 2011

The growing chorus of those voicing concerns about the short deadlines and voluminous amounts of rulemakings necessary to implement the law appear to only be growing louder and stronger as the one-year anniversary...more

How Startup America Can Make Life Better For Startups (Installment 2)

Now that we have a great national initiative called Startup America, the point of which is to help startups, I am going to start writing more about how I think the law ought to be changed to help startups, in the hopes that...more

Financial Services Regulatory Reform Update - December 3, 2010

With the 111th Congress limping towards the finish line, it was interesting to see that two of the three biggest issues impacting the financial services industry this week emanated out of the administration and not Congress....more

Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act: An Attempt to Close Down Dividend "Washing" has New Life with a New Congress and New Administration; If...

On March 2, 2009, Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) introduced the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act (the “Bill”) in the Senate and a day later Representative Lloyd Doggett (D Texas) introduced the same provision in the House of...more

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