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SEC Lifts Advertising Ban on Private Offerings

  SEC Lifts Advertising Ban on Private Offerings By:  Harriet B. Alexson (714)384-6578 ©2013.  All Rights Reserved. * * * * On July 10, 2013, the SEC adopted a new rule that will permit private equity funds, hedge funds and … Continue reading

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Lender Negotiation during the Forbearance Process

Lender Negotiation during the Forbearance Process By:  Harriet B. Alexson (714)384-6578 ©2013.  All Rights Reserved. * * * * Lender liability principles are important considerations for lenders and borrowers during the forbearance negotiation process. “Lender liability” generally refers to the … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM THE EDITOR

Next Event: “Recent Developments in Banking and Lending Law”, a seminar sponsored by the Orange County Bar Association Banking and Lending Section entitled “Recent Developments in Banking and Lending Law”. The event will be held at Whittier Law School, with check-in and reception beginning at 4:30. Continue reading

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Why Should Commercial Lenders Care About Intellectual Property Assets?

Intellectual property (“IP Assets”), including, but not limited to, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights may generate profits to their owners, creating more value than other asset classes. Profitable aspects of IP Assets include the ability to grant non-exclusive licensees, short-term assignments and use as collateral in a loan transaction, as further discussed below. Continue reading

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What’s New? – Rule 506 and General Solicitation Raising Equity For a Real Estate

Title II of the JOBS Act directs the SEC to permit general solicitation and general advertising for offerings conducted under Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act, provided that Rule 506 sales are made only to investors who are “accredited” as such term is defined under the federal securities laws. Continue reading

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Two Important Conferences Coming UP

Harriet Alexson will be a presenter at the Independent Bankers Association conferences as follows:  Community Bank Risk Management Conference September 18, 2012 and Community Bank Regulatory Compliance Conference September 19, 2012.  The topic will be “Recent Developments in the Regulation … Continue reading

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FDIC & SBA ANNOUNCES NEW RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

FDIC and SBA Team Up to Offer Financial Education Support for New and Aspiring Entrepreneurs The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced new resources to support small businesses across the nation. Continue reading

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JOBS ACT – PRIVATE PLACEMENTS

On March 27, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”), as previously amended by the U.S. Senate. This Business Alert summarizes key provisions of the JOBS Act. Continue reading

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Enforcement of Guaranties – Non Update for 2012

Over the past few years, there has been increased litigation over the enforcement of commercial guaranties by lenders. As more borrowers default on their loan obligations, lenders have more frequently taken action against guarantors to recover damages due to a borrower’s default. Continue reading

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Dear Friends and Clients of the firm:

During the past few months we have pointed out the latest trends and legal analysis affecting the financial services platform. The four trends that are affecting profitability are regulatory, the Dodd-Frank Act and the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Board (“CFPB”). Continue reading

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