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BLG Monthly Update for June 2012

Bad prison food, compensation for sex on the job and neat contracts cases: all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for June 2012!...more

SEC Adopts Final Definition of “Family Offices” Exempt From Investment Advisers Act

On June 22, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted its final rule (the Family Office Rule) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Advisers Act) defining the term “family office” for purposes of the...more

SEC Adopts Rule Defining “Family Office”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently adopted a final rule (the “Rule”) defining “family offices” that are to be excluded from the definition of an investment adviser and corresponding registration...more

In-House Law Clinics versus Doctrinal Instruction

It is the conventional wisdom among today’s academics that law students are better off participating in clinical programs administered in-house by the law schools than taking traditional courses in agency and trust law....more

Mofo Tax Talk - Volume 3, No. 4 - January 18, 2011

In this issue: 2010 Tax Relief Act; Knock-Out Option Treated as Direct Ownership of Underlying; Tax System Overhaul Recommended by Deficit Reduction Commission; Proposed Regulations Clarify and Expand Scope of “Publicly...more

A Brief Rumination On Metaphysics, Trusts and Accredited Investors

I know that the practice of law requires a bit of abstract thinking. However, sometimes this abstract thinking takes a sharp turn into the metaphysical, if not the absurd. One such example is the SEC Staff’s Compliance...more

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