Brian Fraser

Direct Bank Loans to Municipalities - What Are the Implications Under the Federal Securities Laws?

Direct bank loans to municipalities are on the upswing and may be supplanting tradition bonds in municipal finance in certain situations. While proper loans are not subject to the Federal securities laws, just calling something…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Notice Raises Questions Whether Certain Loans to Municipal Governments are Securities

A recent notice by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board suggests the possibility that certain types of "loans" by banks to municipalities should be treated as securities under the federal securities laws. In this…more
| Securities Law

As Municipal Securities Market Grows, Increased Regulation Is Needed

"As Municipal Securities Market Grows, Increased Regulation is Needed" authored by Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partner Brian S. Fraser was featured in the New York Law Journal. Citing the torrid pace of growth in the municipal…more
| Securities Law
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