Thomas J. Handler, J.D., P.C. – Handler Thayer, LLP

CTFC Reinstates Family Office Exception

On November 29, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) released a blanket No-Action Letter providing relief from registration as a Commodity Pool Operator (“CPO”) to family offices that qualify for the…more

| Business Organizations, Family Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law,...

CTFC Reinstates Family Office Exception

On November 29, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) released a blanket No-Action Letter providing relief from registration as a Commodity Pool Operator (“CPO”) to family offices that qualify for the…more

| Business Organizations, Family Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law,...

2012 Family Office Outlook

As Family Offices continue to deal with the lingering, deep economic recession, the increasingly elusive hunt for alpha and on-going tax uncertainty, a whole new host of regulatory and compliance issues have been added to the…more

| Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Rescinds a Common Family Office...

The recent implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) requirements has significantly changed the Commodity Exchange Act (the “CEA”). As a result of these changes,…more

| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Wills,...

Family Office Exemption Narrowly Defined by S.E.C.

Following the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression which followed, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1932 democratic campaign platform called for regulation of the securities exchanges “to the full extent of federal power.”…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Family Law,...

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