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M&A alert: potential US tax issues on employee severance and bonus payments *

USA - February 4 2014
When drafting employment agreements and severance arrangements for employees of US subsidiaries or for Canadian-based employees who are US citizens…

Co-authors: Marianne O'Bara, Jamison Klang.


Capital markets tip: ensure your company isn’t shut out of rule 506 offerings under the sec’s “bad actor” disqualification rules *

USA - October 15 2013
For years, issuers and broker-dealers have relied upon Rule 506 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act"), as a…


Why you should re-evaluate your independent contractors *

USA - February 7 2012
In an uncertain economy, companies are often reluctant to commit to permanent hires and instead choose to rely upon independent contractors to meet their staffing needs.

Co-authors: Jennifer Berry.


SEC finalizes net worth standard for accredited investors *

USA - January 3 2012
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted new rules for calculating whether an individual is eligible to participate in certain unregistered securities offerings as an “accredited investor”, as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), by virtue of having a net worth exceeding $1,000,000.


SEC issues interpretive guidance on cybersecurity disclosures *

USA - October 20 2011
In response to the increasing frequency and severity of cybersecurity incidents, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued interpretive guidance for registrants to assist them in assessing what, if any, disclosures should be provided in periodic reports and registration statements about cybersecurity matters in light of each registrant’s specific facts and circumstances.