About Gilbert J. Bradshaw

Transactional attorney concentrating in securities and tax law

The Conglomerate Blog analyzes JPMorgan’s  (“JPMC”) complaint against the FDIC.   Basically, during the financial crisis when JPMC “acquired” WaMu, JPMC did so under an agreement that the FDIC would indemnify them, which JPMC says that they have failed to do. The Complaint states, among other things that: the FDIC-Receiver agreed to indemnify JPMC for, among…

Certainly, the IRS will find a way to tax bitcoin. Recently, the Service issued a statement to the Wall Street Journal saying: “The IRS continues to study virtual currencies and intends to provide some guidance on the tax consequences” of transactions involving them. The agency is also “aware of the potential tax compliance risks posed by…

This from The Official Delaware State Corporate Law Blog: Historically, business planners structured corporate mergers using either a single step (i.e., a vote of the stockholders to approve the merger at a meeting called for that purpose) or two steps (i.e., a public tender by the buyer for the target’s shares, followed by a meeting…

The Securities and Exchange Commission released a statement on Tuesday saying that five federal agencies jointly developed Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act (commonly known as the “Volcker Rule” Khan Academy has a pretty good background of origins of basic securities regulation). DealBook gives an interesting summary of each of the regulating…

DealBook reports that Coinbase, a startup that aims to help bitcoin and other virtual currencies gain acceptance, raised $25 million in financing. DealBook reports that “A steady stream of Silicon Valley investors has been building stakes in virtual currency start-ups. Last month, a Chinese Bitcoin exchange raised $5 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners. Google’s venture capital…

Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 provides for securities based crowdfunding with the intention of making it easier for small businesses and startups to raise funds and for individuals to become investors.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its proposed rules governing crowdfunding, “Regulation Crowdfunding,” in  October of…

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