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New Bankruptcy Laws Attempt to Assist Family Farming Operations and Small Businesses

August 28, 2019

Congress recently passed the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 and the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, intended to make the Chapter 12 and Chapter 11 processes more accessible to family farming operations and small business debtors, respectively.

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Uses and Strategies—What Can Be Accomplished?

August 28, 2019

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is an important and powerful tool to address financial challenges that a company and its decision-makers may be facing. While the process has its challenges, understanding the rights afforded and strategic advantages available through the Chapter 11 process is critical.

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REITs and ESG: Why Social Responsibility Makes Business Sense

August 26, 2019

Committing to improving ESG profiles enables REITs to take advantage of long-term savings, among many other benefits including strong financial incentives, greater brand loyalty and positive public image, greater tenant retention and more.

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SEC Proposes Amendments to Regulation S-K to Modernize Disclosures of Business, Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors

August 9, 2019

On August 8, the SEC proposed amendments to modernize the description of business, legal proceedings and risk factor disclosures that registrants are required to make pursuant to Regulation S-K.

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Key Takeaways from the 2019 Proxy Season

August 9, 2019

The Ernst & Young Center for Board Matters recently published a report on the 2019 proxy season, highlighting five key takeaways and offering related questions for boards to consider.

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The Emergence of a New Standard for Director Overboarding

August 9, 2019

Another key takeaway from the 2019 proxy season is the emergence of a new, stricter standard for what constitutes director “overboarding.”

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Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Remains Costly and Time Consuming

August 9, 2019

“Seventeen years after passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), those not involved in SOX compliance might assume that by now it would be a rote activity requiring diminishing effort. They would be wrong.” So begins a recent CFO.com article discussing the results of Protiviti’s 2019 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey.

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Does Your Board Need a ‘Qualified Technology Expert,’ or Even a Technology Committee?

August 9, 2019

A recent Forbes article argues that it is becoming increasingly necessary for boards to possess cyber security and technology expertise.

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Expedited Removal Expands to Interior of United States

August 5, 2019

With immediate effect, DHS issued a notice to dramatically expand the process of expedited removal. The ACLU has promised to file a suit challenging the action.

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USCIS Amends EB-5 Regulations, Raising Minimum Investment Amounts and Modifying TEA Designations

August 5, 2019

A long-anticipated final rule provides priority date retention for certain EB-5 investors, increases the required minimum investment amounts, changes the targeted employment area (TEA) designation process, and clarifies USCIS procedures for the removal of conditions on permanent residence.

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