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Does George Babbitt Need a Broker-Dealer License (Part IV)

by Allen Matkins on

Today's post picks up where I left of more than seven years ago with the question of whether a licensed real estate broker must be licensed as a broker-dealer under the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968. See Does...more

Florida Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Regarding Portion Of Medical Marijuana Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Last week, Leon County, Florida Circuit Judge Charles Dodson granted a temporary injunction sought by Columbus Smith regarding a portion of the Florida law passed last year to implement Amendment Two (medical marijuana). I...more

Fintech Companies and Bank Charters: Options and Considerations for 2018

by White & Case LLP on

Fintech companies focused on payments or lending activities continue to seek solutions to minimize barriers to entry presented by myriad and disparate state licensing requirements. These efforts have given rise to numerous...more

The CFLL Is Dead; Long Live The CFL!

by Allen Matkins on

In a change that escaped my notice, the legislature has seen fit to rename the venerable California Finance Lenders Law as the California Financing Law. This legislation, Stats. 2017, ch. 475 (AB 1284 (Dababneh)), was...more

Pennsylvania Adds Licensing Requirements for Mortgage Servicers

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Pennsylvania is adding a requirement that a Mortgage Servicer License is required to engage in the mortgage loan business as a mortgage servicer. As such, the definition of “mortgage loan business” has been amended to include...more

Washington, D.C. Amends Student Loan Servicing Regulations

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) has announced a change to the way it calculates a controversial annual assessment fee on student loan servicer licensees. ...more

Reinstatement Period Begins

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Reinstatement Period on NMLS started on January 1 and ends on February 28. ...more

National Survey On Marijuana Laws And Regulations (updated)

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Legalized cannabis – for medical or recreational purposes – is a rapidly expanding industry in the United States, with various states, including California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New...more

The Right to Rent? Or, more like…. the Right to Apply for a License?

A new state-wide vacation rental law bill proposed in the Florida Senate would require vacation rental owners to apply for and pay a fee for a license in order to operate a vacation rental whether advertised on a website or...more

Super Bowl LII: An Update on Short-Term Rentals

by Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC on

Super Bowl LII hosted in Minnesota will impact just about every area of our economy, including real estate. In a prior article, I discussed issues surrounding short-term rental of homes to accommodate the influx of members of...more

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Releases Draft Regulations For Recreational Cannabis Program

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On January 21, 2017, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission announced that it had approved the first draft of Regulations which will govern the state’s recreational cannabis program, referred to as the “Adult Use of...more

Russian Legislation Update: September – December 2017

by White & Case LLP on

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of September – December 2017. In this issue: - Civil Law - Banking - Currency Control - Corporate - Mass Media / Foreign...more

Six Months In And The Boom And Bust Has Already Hit Florida’s Medical Marijuana Industry

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As I’ve posted before, Florida has struggled with its roll out of Amendment Two (medical marijuana) with delays in issuing licenses, processing patient i.d. cards, etc. Now comes news that Tetra Health Company, a...more

China issues its second Draft E-Commerce Law

by Hogan Lovells on

On 7 November 2017, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (“NPC“) published the second draft of the E-commerce Law (?????(???????), “Draft“). The goal of the Draft is to regulate China’s burgeoning...more

Issuance Of Temporary Commercial Cannabis Licenses Begins In California

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

After California voted in favor of allowing the recreational use of marijuana, the entrepreneurial bug bit many California residents. Consequently, three licensing agencies were tasked with creating emergency cannabis...more

National Survey On Marijuana Laws And Regulations (updated)

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Legalized cannabis – for medical or recreational purposes – is a rapidly expanding industry in the United States, with various states, including California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New...more

Podcast Episode 13 - Penn Central and the Loft by Central Park

by Locke Lord LLP on

Locke Lord LLP’s Eminent Domain team hosts an original podcast series. In Episode 13, Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones joins us to discuss the sharing economy, regulations on short-term rentals, and how such regulations...more

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 10, Number 12

by Dickinson Wright on

On December 5, 2017, following an internal government review of the casino sector after allegations of transnational money laundering and illicit cash transactions in gaming facilities in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia...more

Export Controls: 2017 Update of the EU Dual-Use Control List

by Dechert LLP on

The annual update of the EU’s list of dual-use items subject to export controls will shortly come into force. The UK will update its open general licences that are affected. Businesses exporting dual-use items should check...more

Medical Marijuana: State Of Michigan Outlines New Procedures And Requirements For Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing

by Fraser Trebilcock on

In less than a week, the state of Michigan will start accepting medical marijuana license applications. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released emergency rules on Monday, December 4, 2017, outlining...more

Another Foolish Inconsistency – This Time For Broker-Dealers

by Allen Matkins on

Yesterday’s post chided Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC for its inconsistent positions on majority rule. Today’s post tackles a foolish inconsistency in the California Codes. Section 25217(c) of the California Corporations Code...more

AER Revises Eligibility Requirements for Acquiring and Holding Energy Licences and Approvals

On December 6, 2017, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) released a new edition of Directive 067 (New Directive), dealing with the eligibility requirements for acquiring and holding energy licences and approvals in Alberta....more

Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee Convenes To Discuss Marijuana And The Gaming Industry

by Dickinson Wright on

How far do Nevada’s casinos need to go to police marijuana use by their customers? Can a casino resort allow a marijuana industry conference to utilize its convention facilities? What practices do casinos need to follow...more

SBA Increases Administrative Fees

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Nov. 13, 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a new final rule that will increase licensing and examination fees for small business investment company (SBIC) applicants. This is the first time the SBA...more

Fresh New Jersey Physical Therapy Rules for 2018

This past summer Governor Christie signed into law an amendment (“SB 1315”) to the New Jersey Physical Therapy Licensing Act of 1983 (“PT Licensing Act”), to be effective as of January 17, 2018. Most importantly, SB 1315...more

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