Category Archives: Federal Law & Regulation

Voice Your Opinion Regarding The Proposed Repeal of Federal Preemption of Reg D Securities Offerings

Senator Dodd’s financial regulatory reform bill would require the SEC to review all accredited investor offerings and if the SEC did not review the offering, would deny federal covered security status to the offering unless a state determined that the … Continue reading

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Are You a Digital Media Company that Licenses Music?

Are you a digital media company that licenses music?  If so, some fundamental considerations are described by our partners David D. Oxenford and Robert J. Driscoll here.

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The Basics of Music Licensing in Digital Media

–> 03.10.10 By David D. Oxenford and Robert J. Driscoll –> Businesses that are involved in digital media use music in many ways—and most require some sort of license to make the use legal. Whether the music is used in … Continue reading

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”Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act”

For a copy of this proposed federal bill, see here. This bill would require states to collect beneficial ownership information from applicants forming corporations or limited liability companies. The beneficial ownership information would have to: 1) identify each beneficial owner … Continue reading

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Sure, You’ve Heard of 1031 Exchanges, But What About 1045 Exchanges?

By Joe Wallin & Michael Gentile The Internal Revenue Code contains a number of preferential tax treatment provisions for small businesses. One that is often overlooked is Section 1045, which generally permits a non-corporate taxpayer to elect to defer recognizing gain on the … Continue reading

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