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Legal Considerations When Investing in NFTs

By Joseph M. Mellano, Associate Attorney of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Recent developments in blockchain technology have made it possible to own verifiable, digital “prints” of media properties. Transactions involving these speculative, emerging assets implicate various laws and raise novel legal questions. [...] Read More

NDAA Codifies Equitable Remedies and Expands Disgorgement Statute of Limitations

By Robert R. Boeche, Partner and Emily Manzer, Law Clerk of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

On January 1, 2021, Congress passed H.R. 6395 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA). While the act covers various issues, Section 6501 amends portions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) regarding disgorgement and equitable remedies. [...] Read More

Partner Erwin Shustak's Webinar on Non-Retained Experts and Privilege

By Erwin J. Shustak, Partner of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Friday, May 21, 2021.

After an initial, Covid-induced lull, advisor transitions began picking up steam in late 2020 and now have reached record pace. [...] Read More

Financial Advisor Update: More Advisors Moving Firms in 2021

By George C. Miller, Partner of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

After an initial, Covid-induced lull, advisor transitions began picking up steam in late 2020 and now have reached record pace. [...] Read More

New York Anti-SLAPP Rules Strengthened

By Robert R. Boeche, Partner and Andrew Steiger, Law Clerk of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Monday, April 19, 2021.

New York State passed new anti-SLAPP laws on November 10, 2020. The term “SLAPP” is an acronym that stands for “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.” [...] Read More

House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Panel to Target Big Tech Companies

By Jonah A. Toleno, Partner of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

It was reported over the weekend that David Cicilline (D), the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Panel’s Chairman, plans to propose at least ten (10) legislation pieces targeting Big Tech companies [...] Read More

Amendments Proposed to Rule 144

By Keith C. Collins, Associate Attorney of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

On December 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted to propose an amendment to Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933. The proposed rule revises the holding period for certain market-adjustable securities. The SEC defines a “market-adjustable security” as “a convertible or exchangeable security that provides for a conversion rate, conversion price, or other terms that, in each case, would have the effect of offsetting, in whole or in part, declines in value of the underlying securities that may occur prior to conversion or exchange.” [...] Read More

Mandatory FINRA Arbitration Is Under Attack Again

By George C. Miller, Partner and Amanda Herron, Law Clerk of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements ("PDAA's") have long been under fire but now face potential extinction. Congress’s latest attempt to eliminate mandatory arbitration, the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act ("FAIR Act"), already has passed in the House of Representatives. [...] Read More

Alert: Mandatory Registration for New York Based Investment Advisor Representatives

By Robert R. Boeche II, Esq. of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

On February 1, 2021, a new amendment to the New York Investment Advisory Act went into effect, now requiring investment advisor representatives (“IARs”) doing business in the state of New York to register themselves with the New York Attorney General [...] Read More

Business, Passion, and the Greater Good: Using Benefit Corporations for Profit and Purpose

By Keith C. Collins, Esq. of Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C. posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

You are forming a corporation, great! Corporations offer many protections and benefits for entrepreneurs. But corporations are also closely regulated and subject to many restrictions. So, what happens when you want to form a corporation that is based on your passion, and your passion includes more than just profit? [...] Read More