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Preparing your company for sale: the role of investment banks

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2012

After determining to sell a business, a potential seller must decide whether to hire an investment bank to facilitate the sale process or to rely on the company’s owners, management, and legal advisers to manage the transaction

Only promissory note holders can initiate foreclosures in Washington state

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2012

The Supreme Court of Washington has determined that, under the Washington deed of trust act, only the actual holder of a promissory note can be the beneficiary with the power to appoint a trustee to proceed with a nonjudicial foreclosure on real property

Going above and beyond the SCRA

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2012

As we discussed in the last issue, the multistate settlement agreement, filed on March 12, 2010, has imposed settlement terms and agreements that operate much more like newly promulgated regulations than settlement terms

FinCEN starts e-filing of new CTR and SAR forms mandatory use of new forms soon to follow

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2012

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced on March 29, 2012, that it is now accepting the new Currency Transaction Report (CTR) and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) forms for filing on the BSA E-Filing System

Information security preparedness checklist

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2013

Financial services companies are under constant attack by cyber criminals to hack, skim, socially engineer, or even Dumpster dive consumer data out of an

A bad month for payday lenders

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2013

February was not a good month for payday lenders. As previously reported, on February 20, CFPB Director Cordray expressed pointed concerns about

Federal judge refuses to dismiss Arizona mortgage class action alleging interest rate fraud

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2013

On January 25, 2013, a federal judge in Arizona refused to dismiss a class action lawsuit against an Arizona-based mortgage company in a case

California adds Finance Lender LawResidential Mortgage Lending Act MLO exemptions

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

California recently amended its Finance Lender Law and Residential Mortgage Lending Act MLO licensing exemptions

Federal Reserve Board issues final gift card rule

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2010

The Federal Reserve Board has issued a final rule that imposes new fee limitations and disclosure requirements for electronic gift certificates, store gift cards, and general-use prepaid cards marketed as gift cards (Gift Cards

Washington Supreme Court: trustee's actions in nonjudicial foreclosure violated consumer law

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2013

The Washington Supreme Court has held that a trustee's practice in a nonjudicial foreclosure of deferring to the lender on whether to postpone a