POSTED IN: Investment Management and Private Funds
By Libbie R. Howley on June 13, 2014A longstanding grey area of the law has been the broker-dealer registration requirements for finders – those persons or businesses effecting or facilitating transactions to raise capital through the sale of securities.
POSTED IN: Real Estate
By Erica P. Bigelow on February 18, 2014Almost every commercial property owner in the Commonwealth has encountered, if not personally used, a Massachusetts nominee trust - sometimes called a 'realty' trust. Often, new clients will tell me that an attorney (unidentified) told them to put their property in trust, or that they always put their properties into a trust.
By David Glod on January 28, 2014The First Circuit issued a controversial decision last summer, holding for the first time that a private equity fund can be held jointly and severally liable for the unfunded pension obligations of its portfolio companies.