JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Even if you have nothing to report, you still need to file: that is the lesson from last week's Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) settlement. Late last week, DC-based lobbying firm Carmen Group reached an agreement with the...more
On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a consent settlement based on an application of the investment-only exemption to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s premerger notification requirements. The settlement...more
I recently wrote about the provisions of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 that require estates to give statements to beneficiaries regarding the basis of property if an estate...more
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has now published a final policy memorandum designed to bring employers into compliance with the ruling in Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC and to assess whether H-1B...more
On July 16, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued CSA Staff Notice 51-344 summarizing the results of their Continuous Disclosure (CD) Review Program for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. The CSA...more
All international Section 214 holders, entities providing international telecommunications on a common carrier basis, and providers of international voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service connected to the public switched...more
Bring up the topic of FBARs (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts) with someone who has foreign financial accounts and the conversation will most likely take a nosedive. With an enforcement regime which can apply...more
On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed HR 3236, the "Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015." While you wouldn’t know it from the title, Congress included some important procedural...more
Congress has been promising an overhaul of the tax code for the past couple of years, with virtually no progress. However last month, Congress managed to pass new tax legislation. On July 31, 2015 President Obama signed...more
National Futures Association (NFA) has notified its member commodity trading advisors (CTAs) that do not direct trading of commodity interest accounts that they are no longer required to file NFA Form PR under NFA Compliance...more
Anti-money laundering compliance is a very difficult task. The number of risks is exponential. AML compliance officers have an innovative and rich history of compliance techniques and strategies.
In the end, AML compliance...more
On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed P.L. 114-41, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (“Highway Act”), into law. Although the Highway Act is primarily for the purpose of...more
The laws addressing the basis of property acquired from a decedent were revised on July 31, 2015. Generally, property acquired from a decedent receives a basis equal to its fair market value at the decedent’s date of death,...more
California's Secretary of State recently clarified whether an employer may use a notary public as its authorized representative to complete the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification.
In 1986, Congress passed the...more
On 4 August 2015, the Treasury of the Australian Government released a consultation paper, facilitating crowd-sourced equity funding and reducing compliance costs (Consultation Paper). This follows the previous discussion...more
The CFPB issued a report on its study of the CFPB’s mortgage loan eClosing project on August 5, 2015, and held a public forum addressing the study results. As we reported, the CFPB launched the eClosing project to determine...more
On June 23, 2015, Governor Malloy signed into law Public Act. No. 15-115, An Act Establishing a Bill of Rights for Residents of Continuing-Care Retirement Communities ("the Act"). The Act establishes several protections for...more
On July 21, 2015, USCIS issued final guidance on when to file a new or amended H-1B petition after the Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC decision.
This USCIS final guidance -- which is intended to assist employers with...more
AB 667 (Wagner) continues to wend its way through the California legislature. The bill, which was sponsored by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, defines a finder as a natural...more
The current environment for early-stage investing with emerging managers reflects an increasing number and variety of early-stage investments firms, an increasing pool of talented emerging managers, and a growing number and...more
On July 21, 2015, USCIS issued Final Guidance for agency adjudicators regarding applying the precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC. As we previously reported, Matter of Simeio radically reinterpreted the...more
On July 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) eliminated the requirement for certain public utilities, including regional transmission organizations (RTOs), independent system operators (ISOs) and exempt...more
Not a big item, but a helpful one – under proposed regulations a taxpayer need no longer file a copy of their Code §83(b) election with their income tax return for the year of the election.
Normally under Code §83, a...more
National Futures Association (NFA) has issued a notice requiring all commodity pool operators (CPOs) that have filed a notice of claim under Commodity Futures Trading Commission Letter No. 14-112 to submit an additional...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 20, 2015 unanimously approved proposed rules, forms and amendments that are intended to modernize and enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by investment...more
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