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Private Offering: An Effective Capital Raising Method for Community Banks

September 1, 2017

Community banks require a consistent flow of incoming capital for growth and success in the market. One flexible and effective method bank holding companies can use to raise capital is a stock or capital notes offering.

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The Effects of New York’s New Cyber Security Law

September 1, 2017

Last year, banks worldwide experienced cyber attacks through the SWIFT messaging system.

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USCIS Expanding In-Person Interview Requirements for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants

August 31, 2017

On August 25, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be implementing across the board in-person interviews at local field offices for a broadened range of permanent residence applications.

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SEC’s Use of Disgorgement Remedy Limited by Five-Year Limitations Period

July 27, 2017

On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court placed a significant limitation on the SEC’s use of disgorgement in enforcement actions.

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North Dakota Makes Major Changes to Angel Fund System

July 21, 2017

The North Dakota legislature substantially modified the program, reenacting it as the “Angel Investor” tax credit program during the 2017 legislative session.

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Emerging Trend: States Adopting Cybersecurity Regulations for Financial Services Industry

July 17, 2017

New cybersecurity regulations impacting broker-dealers and investment advisers in Colorado went into effect over the weekend.

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Minneapolis Passes $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Ordinance

July 7, 2017

On June 30, 2017, the Minneapolis City Council passed an ordinance raising minimum wage rates in Minneapolis over a seven-year period.

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The SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling and What We Know So Far

June 28, 2017

On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States allowed parts of the Trump Administration’s travel ban to go into effect.

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Fourth and Ninth Circuits Uphold Rejection of Trump Travel Ban

June 20, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits have upheld a nationwide preliminary injunction rejecting a substantial portion of the Trump administration’s revised executive order barring entry into the United States of people from certain countries.

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Recent Fraud Investigations Led to Convictions, USCIS Announced

June 20, 2017

USCIS assisted in several recent investigations leading to convictions in immigration fraud cases.

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