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|Treasury Department Issues Proposed Regulations That Will Dramatically Reduce Valuation Discounts|
Paul B. McCawley, Diana S.C. Zeydel; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 19, 2016On Aug. 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code that, if finalized in their present form, would substantially alter the valuation of transfers of interests in family-controlled entities (including corporations, partnerships, and...
|Nevada’s New Commerce Tax|
Lawrence H. Heller, Jonathan P. Leleu, Karen D. Yardley; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 18, 2016More than a year before the 78th Nevada Legislative Session (Session) convened, it was dubbed “The Revenue Session,” in reference to legislators’ bi-partisan acknowledgement that groundbreaking legislation was required to meet Nevada’s growing budget demands. Following four...
|Independent Scientific Panel Faults the EPA’s Landmark Hydraulic Fracturing Study|
Bernadette M. Rappold; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 15, 2016In a detailed, 180-page report released Aug. 11, the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) faulted the clarity and conclusions of the agency’s landmark study on the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing, the high-pressure injection of water, sand and chemicals to break open shale...
|CFPB Finalizes Notable Revisions to Regulations X and Z|
Lacey D. Hofmeyer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 15, 2016On August 4, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB” or the “Bureau”) announced that it had finalized revisions to its regulations concerning the servicing of residential mortgage loans. The goal of the changes is to provide greater protections to mortgage...
|EU Sanctions Against Russia Adopted and Extended; Sanctions Extended Concerning Crimea and Sevastopol|
Renee A. Latour, Marie-José van der Heijden; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 12, 2016In early July 2016, the EU extended the economic sanctions targeting the financial, energy and defense industries of the Russian economy, as well as dual-use goods, until Jan. 31, 2017. These sanctions were prolonged because the European Council determined that the Minsk agreements concerning...
|Brexit: The UK’s Options for Future Trade with the EU|
Simon Harms, Lisa Navarro, Gillian Sproul; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
August 23, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016This note provides an overview of the various trade models that could potentially govern UK-EU trade following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. It is one of a series of GTM Alerts designed to assist businesses in identifying the legal issues to consider and address in response to the UK's...
|IRS Issues Temporary Regulations on Early Election Into New Partnership Audit Procedures|
Jeremiah Coder, Scott E. Fink; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 23, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016Making good on its promise to deliver guidance, on Aug. 4 the IRS issued temporary regulations that spell out the circumstances under which partnerships can elect into the new partnership audit regime that was enacted by Congress at the end of 2015.
|The CFPB Outlines Its Proposals for the First-Ever Rules that would Implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act|
Brett M. Kitt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 23, 2016, previously published on August 12, 2016On July 28, 2016, after an extended gestation period, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) at long-last published its outline of proposals (the Outline) for the first ever federal regulations that would implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1977, 15 U.S.C. §§...
|Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that a Federal Agency Does Not Have the Authority to Reallocate Power Between States and Their Political Subdivisions|
Mitchell F. Brecher; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 23, 2016, previously published on August 12, 2016On Aug. 10, 2016, a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a 2015 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision which purported to preempt two states from limiting the authority of local governments chartered by those states. The communications law...
|Split California Supreme Court Holds that without Express Agreement, Classwide Arbitrability is not a 'Gateway Issue' that must be Decided by the Court|
Robert J. Herrington, Adil M. Khan, Jeff E. Scott; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 18, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016In a 4-3 decision, the California Supreme Court recently determined that the question of “who decides whether [an arbitration] agreement permits or prohibits classwide arbitration” is not subject to a “universal rule [that] allocates this decision in all cases to either...