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Five Tips to Remember When Negotiating with Ag Lenders

The Restructuring Report

February 19, 2019

We are currently in or entering a new bust cycle in production agriculture. While producers have generally managed to continue operating, bankruptcy filings and farm foreclosures are on the rise and prior fixes may no longer be available. Dealing with lenders can be a challenge in these circumstances, and it is important for professionals advising producers to follow a few simple rules to effectively negotiate with their clients’ lenders.

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How Do the Recent Rule Changes Affect You?

The Restructuring Report

February 19, 2019

This article provides a brief examination of the changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that went into effect on December 1, 2018, and how those changes may impact the bankruptcy practice.

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What Does the Rebound From the Great Recession Reveal About the Nature of the Next Slow-Down?

The Restructuring Report

February 19, 2019

Worldwide debt has grown to nearly $250 trillion, a substantial increase since the Great Recession in 2008. The makeup of the debt held by individuals has changed and the amount of corporate debt has significantly increased. With economic challenges on the horizon, these changes will likely affect the processes individuals and corporations pursue to address debt.

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National Federation of the Blind Sues Epic Systems: New Chapter in Accessibility Litigation for Employers and Technology Vendors

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

January 9, 2019

In December 2018, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) sued Epic Systems, a provider of one of the most widely-used electronic medical record systems in the country.

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2019 Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy & Data Security

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

January 9, 2019

Find out what are top Minnesota GCs thinking about when it comes to data privacy & security.

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Knock it Off: E-Commerce Platforms Continue to Battle Counterfeiters

IP Intel

December 14, 2018

In the face of the nagging problem of fake products posing as genuine goods in online marketplaces, major e-commerce platforms are continuing to refine their strategies to address counterfeiting.

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SEC Enforcement Chiefs Defend Effectiveness of Enforcement Activity During Fiscal 2018

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

SEC Enforcement Division Co-Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin recently gave speeches looking back on fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30 and was their first full fiscal year in office. Both speeches dispute the notion that fiscal year 2018 saw a decline in the SEC’s enforcement activity. 

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Spotlight on Gender Diversity in the Boardroom Continues to Intensify

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

The movement to increase the number of women in the boardroom has gained momentum since The Ticker published “Spotlight on Gender Diversity in the Boardroom,” in February. 

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Release of Commonsense Principles 2.0

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

On October 18, a group of high profile CEOs and institutional investors released version 2.0 of the Commonsense Principles, a set of corporate governance principles for public companies, their boards and their institutional investors.

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SEC Extends Filing Deadlines for Victims of Hurricane Michael, Warns Investors Against Scams

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

In an October 16 press release, the SEC said that companies hit by Michael will receive an extension on certain filing deadlines.

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