Rodge Cohen: Dodd-Frank Fixes "Too Big To Fail"
Estate planning is the process of designating, during your life, the disposition of your assets upon your death in a manner that attempts to eliminate administrative uncertainties, reduce taxes, and maximize asset protection....more
The recently issued annual report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (“FSOC” or “Council”) indicates that the members continue to review the major unfinished business of financial regulatory reform and ramp up the...more
Estate planning may sound like something you don’t need to think about until you are approaching later stages of your life, or something only the top 1% need to take care of. This is a serious — and common — mistake....more
In This Issue:
- Regulators Could Step in with Tougher Rules as Bank Profits Rise
- Bill Would Force Study of Basel III Impact on Bank Capital Costs
- Regulator Wants Enforcement Powers Against Bank...more
The Tennessee Supreme Court recently upheld a lower court’s decision to enforce a contract between a husband and wife to execute wills providing for all of their children and to refrain from changing their wills after the...more
With the introduction of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act), the world of estate planning has been injected with a dose of certainty after more than 10 years of uncertainty as to federal estate, gift and...more
This analysis updates a previous memo and incorporates advice we have received from the Federal Reserve Board (“FRB”) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) regarding the preparation of living wills for bank...more
Estate planning is just for old people, right?
Not necessarily, An article in Forbes magazine says that way too many people of all ages and various situations not only don’t have an estate plan, but they may not even have...more
This analysis updates a previous memo and incorporates advice we have received from the Federal Reserve Board (“FRB”) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) regarding the preparation of living wills by covered...more
New York began recognizing same-sex marriage in 2011. However, matrimony is not enough to protect your rights. Although same-sex couples are granted the same privileges and obligations as heterosexual partners within New...more
A Living Will and Healthcare Power are the most important estate planning documents that you can make. This is for the simple fact that they affect you and have huge ramifications for you while you are still alive. The...more
Rodge Cohen, partner and senior chairman at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the regulatory landscape for banks and financial institutions in the United States after the implementation of...more
Dear Clients and Friends:
In October, federal agencies proposed two new sets of regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act. The proposals — to implement the Volcker Rule and to create standards to designate certain nonbanks...more
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