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Federal Securities Law Blog Blog

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Virtual shareholder meetings: advantages, disadvantages and practical considerations

USA - April 11 2018 As spring approaches, so do annual shareholder meetings for many public companies. Traditionally, these meetings were held in-person. However, due to…

How to avoid registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940

USA - March 13 2018 One of the worse situations a company may face to be determined to be an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the…

SEC seeks to regulate transactions utilizing cryptocurrencies under federal securities laws

USA - February 7 2018 Any person who regularly monitors the U.S. financial markets has likely noticed the recent emergence of digital currency, also referred to as…

How to structure a joint venture

USA - January 24 2018 Joint ventures should be considered as an alternative to an acquisition if the acquiring party feels it does not have the experience or the business…

Boilerplate provisions in a contract

USA - December 8 2017 The term “boilerplate” refers to standardized language in a contract that usually appears at the end of the agreement (often in a section titled…

Methods to minimize indemnification obligations

USA - November 15 2017 Because most indemnification claims are made by a buyer, the seller seeks to limit its indemnification obligations. Some ways in which the…

Litigation provisions v. arbitration provisions in business contracts

USA - October 12 2017 Arbitration is an increasingly popular method of resolving disputes but drafter of business contracts need to be aware that arbitration may not be…

Delaware limits appraisal rights, but at what cost?

USA - October 2 2017 Back in August 2016, Delaware amended Section 262 of the Delaware General Corporation Law to address the rise of the appraisal arbitrage strategy…

Rate increases for issuers registering securities

USA - September 7 2017 New rates will take effect at the beginning of the next fiscal year, Oct. 1, 2017, for public companies and other issuers to register their securities…

Some thoughts on mimicking a corporate governance structure in Ohio LLCs

USA - August 28 2017 It is quite common for members of a recently formed LLC accustomed to a corporate governance structure (that is, one having directors, a…