About Gilbert J. Bradshaw

Transactional attorney concentrating in securities and tax law

Here is the full proposed Volcker Rule and here is the fact sheet.   Hat Tip: The Conglomerate

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…

The Securities and Exchange Commission Charged Merrill Lynch today  with making faulty disclosures about collateral selection for two collateralized debt obligations (CDO) that it structured and marketed to investors, and maintaining inaccurate books and records for a third CDO. The SEC’s Press Release States that, “Keeping adequate books and records is not an elective requirement of the…

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…

Two Delaware Chancery Court opinions issued in October and November have implications for both buyers and sellers in corporate M&A transactions whether a buyer seeks to back out of an unfavorable deal or the seller seeks to obtain a court order forcing the deal to close.  A memorandum published on November 14, 2013, by Cadwalader,…

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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