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The Internal Revenue Service recently published final regulations under Section 83 of the tax code.
These regulations deal with the timing for taxation for grants of property (e.g., stock) that are subject to...more
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules require member firms to establish and maintain a system of written procedures to supervise the activities of its members. On December 23, 2013, the SEC approved new FINRA...more
Earlier this month, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a $5.6 million judgment in favor of the Securities and Exchange Commission against Waldyr Da Silva Prado Neto (Prado), a Brazilian...more
Parts I and II of this series looked back at select cases brought by the Commission during 2013. Part III considered the projected path of SEC Enforcement based on remarks by members of the Commission and new initiatives....more
The high profile long-running saga between Mark Cuban -- entrepreneur, television personality, and billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks -- and the SEC has finally ended with Mr. Cuban emerging victorious. On October 16,...more
Look inside the desk drawer of many, if not most, community bank presidents and you will find a list of the names of individuals who want to buy or sell the bank’s stock. ...more
In this opinion, the Court of Chancery denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ claim for breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the approval of the merger of Primedia, Inc. (“Primedia”) with an entity affiliated...more
There has been renewed focus on Rule 10b5-1 Plans following an article in the Wall Street Journal, published on November 27, 2012, entitled “Executives’ Good Luck in Trading Own Stock,” which reported that executives who...more
The aggressive use (or misuse) of Rule 10b5-1 trading plans is likely to become a significant area of focus for regulatory enforcement and securities class action plaintiffs. The floodlights now aimed at such plans are the...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 does not apply to a transaction where an insider buys and sells shares of different types of stock in the same...more
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