New Webinar! “Human Resources 101″

Series: Business Owner Basics 2015

In this webinar, our panel of HR experts will discuss important and practical approaches to managing people in your family owned business. This informative webinar will address basic EEO/regulatory compliance, risk management, practical HR programs and solutions, and even how an investment in your people practices can pay off in bottom line dollars. Read more here.

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New Webinar! “Overview of Fraudulent Transfer Litigation”

Series: Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation
At the beginning of a case, it can be outcome determinative in whether a debtor is able to use cash collateral or borrow new money. Likewise, it is often the lynchpin on which a motion for relief from the automatic stay is granted or denied. And, it is a central issue in fraudulent transfer and preference cases, which will be the focus of this webinar. Read more here.

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New Webinar! “Evidence Rule Refresher”

Series: Newbie Litigator School

This webinar will provider a refresher on the intricacies of the rules of evidence. Read more here.

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Wisdom of the New Crowd

Accredited investors will soon be sharing equity crowdfunding platforms with a new crowd: the presumably less sophisticated but potentially massive crowd of non-accredited investors. That’s because Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, implemented in June 2015, allows all investors to participate in the new Regulation A+offerings. Read more here.

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New Crowdfunding Rules Fuse Capitalism with Social Networks

With Title II of the JOBS Act in place and the ban on general solicitation repealed for investments from accredited investors, a new era in raising capital from “friends, family and fools” has emerged. For the first time in the nearly 80 years since the SEC rules were written, it is now legal to stand up in a room full of people, even complete strangers, and tell everybody about your company and how to invest. Read more here.

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Investments in ETFs Surpass Hedge Funds for First Time in Q2 2015

For the first time, investors and fund managers put more of their trust – and more money – into relatively young exchange traded funds (ETF) and ETF products than into the much older hedge fund industry at the end of Q2. Read more here.

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A Few Minutes with … Dillon Gage Metals’ Roy Friedman

Roy Friedman is executive vice-president of Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale trading firms. The company is an authorized purchaser for all major world mints and maintains inventory in over 20 countries around the world. Dillon Gage Metals also owns International Depository Services (IDS) Group, which operates two secure precious metals depositories in Delaware, and Ontario, Canada. Read more here.

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New Webinar! “Public Company Periodic Reporting Obligations”

Series: Securities Law 2015

This webinar will discuss the obligations of a public company and the 1934 Act reporting scheme.  Topics covered include: issuer registration; periodic reporting requirements; informal disclosure requirements; proxy solicitation; shareholder proposals and more. Read more here.

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Watch Out for Sub-Prime Peer-to-Peer Borrowers

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms in the United States have grown, in terms of loan origination volumes, an average of 84 percent per quarter since 2007. American P2P platforms issued approximately $5.5 billion in loans in 2014, and Bloomberg Markets estimated that global P2P loan volume could hit $77 billion in 2015. Read more here.

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Global Alternative Assets Under Management Hit $6.3 Trillion – Survey

Total global alternative assets under management hit $6.3 trillion in 2014, up from $5.7 trillion in 2013, according to research reported in this year’s Global Alternatives Survey, produced by Towers Watson. Read more here.

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