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Payment shock relief for homeowners: the Save New Jersey Homes Act of 2008

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2008

With bail outs of all types on the agenda for Wall Street and other sophisticated financial organizations, the New Jersey legislature has responded with a “bail out” of sorts in favor of some New Jersey homeowners, the Save New Jersey Homes Act of 2008 (Assembly Bill 2780, now known as P.L. 2008, c. 86) (the “SHA”

State of US middle market leveraged finance

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2008

Reed Smith attorneys recently attended a conference held in New York where the state of the U.S. middle market for leveraged finance was discussed

Federal Reserve Board policy statement on minority equity investments

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2008

Yesterday, September 23, 2008, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) released its Policy Statement on equity investments in banks and bank holding companies

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: what it says for financial institutions

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2008

On Friday October 3, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (the “EESA” or the “Act”

Throwing a TARP over executive compensation practices of financial institutions participating in the Troubled Asset Relief Program

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2008

On Friday, October 3, 2008, the President signed into law the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

The Economic Stabilization Act: contracting opportunities for financial services companies

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2008

On Oct. 3, 2008, Congress passed H.R. 1424, the “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008” (“the Act”

Federal Reserve announces commercial paper liquidity program

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2008

The Federal Reserve announced on October 7, 2008, that it is creating the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (“CPFF”) as a special purpose vehicle (“SPV”) to buy three-month U.S. dollar-denominated commercial paper at a spread over the three-month overnight index swap (“OIS”) rate from eligible issuers

Red Flag compliance deadline is November 1

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2008

Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (“FACTA”), which amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the federal banking agencies, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) (collectively, the “Agencies”) jointly issued regulations regarding the mandatory creation and implementation of a program to prevent and uncover identity theft of a customer, and other frauds that may be perpetrated against the financial institution or creditor and its customers

U.S. Treasury Department’s Capital Purchase Program: should you go to the dance?

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2008

On Oct. 14, 2008 the Secretary of the Treasury announced a voluntary program within the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”), for a direct injection of capital from the U.S. Treasury Department (“Treasury”) in the form of cumulative senior perpetual preferred stock into eligible banks, thrifts and their parent holding companies (hereinafter “banking organizations”) (pursuant to authority under Section 101 of The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (“EESA”

Compliance deadline for Red Flag Rules postponed

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2008

The FTC announced yesterday, October 22, 2008, that it is delaying enforcement of the Red Flag Rules by six months, to May 1, 2009