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Senate Finance Committee Chairman’s Mark Would Preserve Private Activity Bonds; Eliminate Advance Refundings of All Tax-Exempt...

On November 9, 2017, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (the “Chairman”) released a conceptual outline of the Chairman’s tax reform proposal. Unlike the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, which was voted out of the...more

SEC Extends Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative Self-Reporting Deadline For Issuers and Obligated Persons...

The Securities and Exchange Commission released a statement on July 31, 2014, modifying certain aspects of its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the “MCDC Initiative”). The MCDC Initiative provides...more

SEC’s Self-Reporting Program to Correct Misstatements Regarding Continuing Disclosure Compliance Set to Expire on September 10,...

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative provides an opportunity for municipal bond issuers, borrowers and underwriters to correct misstatements in offering...more

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Releases Program Guidelines for City Revitalization and Improvement...

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania adopted legislation permitting the establishment of "City Revitalization and Improvement Zones" in select cities in the Commonwealth. Once established, certain tax payments from businesses in...more

White Collar Watch - May 2013

In This Issue: - SEC Charges Municipal Bond Issuer with Securities Fraud for Misleading Statements on Issuer’s Website - State v. Brown Affords Managers in the Mortgage Processing Industry a Cautionary Tale -...more


SEC Charges Municipal Bond Issuer with Securities Fraud for Misleading Statements on Issuer’s Website

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a municipality with securities fraud for misleading statements made outside of the municipality's securities disclosure documents....more

MSRB Provides Additional Guidance on the Disclosure Duties of Underwriters to Government Issuers under Rule G-17

In 2012, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") expanded the disclosure obligations of underwriters to government issuers under Rule G-17. The MSRB recently published answers to frequently asked questions about...more

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