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|What Do the Revisions to Ohio's Foreclosure Procedures Mean for Creditors?|
Larry R. Rothenberg; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
September 26, 2016, previously published on September 13, 2016In an abrupt move to beat the summer recess, the Ohio legislature passed H.B. 390, which becomes effective September 28, 2016. Despite the bill's title, "Sales tax-exempt sale of natural gas by municipal gas company," the 212-page bill includes numerous provisions applicable to Ohio's...
|CFIUS Implications for Foreign Lenders|
Elana Broitman; McGrath North Mullin Kratz PC LLO;
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 20, 2016Foreign lenders participating in U.S. transactions should be aware of the possibility that those transactions may be ripe for a national security review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a U.S. federal government body. While, historically, lending transactions...
|Federal Reserve Recommends that Congress Restrict Banking Activities - A Step Back Towards Glass-Steagall?|
Joan S. Guilfoyle; Jones Walker LLP;
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 15, 2016On September 8, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Federal Reserve"), the FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, the "federal banking agencies") issued a joint report to Congress and the Financial Stability Oversight Council...
|SBA Approves More Than $236 Million in Flood Loans; Businesses Can Still Apply|
Taylor Porter Brooks Phillips L.L.P.;
September 16, 2016, previously published on September 12, 2016The U.S. Small Business Administration has thus far approved more than $236 million in loans to businesses, homeowners and renters impacted by flooding in the Baton Rouge area, and the federal agency urges businesses to continue to apply for loans. Low interest federal disaster loans are available...
|Banks Subject to New Wave of ADA Lawsuits|
Rhoads Sinon LLP;
September 15, 2016, previously published on August 2016In the past year, businesses across the country have received demand letters or been served with a lawsuit for failure to maintain an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible website.
|Canada Begins Process of Updating Federal Financial Institution Legislation|
Rachael Belanger, Jeffrey S. Graham, Stephen J. Redican; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 15, 2016, previously published on September 9, 2016The Canadian Department of Finance (the “Department”) has released a consultation document entitled “Supporting a Strong and Growing Economy: Positioning Canada’s Financial Sector for the Future” (the “Finance Paper”).
|Italy Enacts New “White List”|
Carla Calcagnile, Luca Ferrari, Marco Lombardi; Jones Day;
September 12, 2016, previously published on September 2016On August 9, 2016 the Italian Ministry of Finance issued a Decree (“the Decree”) amending the list of countries that are deemed to allow for an adequate exchange of information with Italy, the so-called “White List” set out in Ministerial Decree of September 4, 1996.
|Nasdaq Makes Preparations to Shorten Settlement Cycle for Securities Transactions from T+3 to T+2|
Peter J. Rivas; Jones Walker LLP;
September 9, 2016, previously published on September 1, 2016In connection with the industry-led initiative to shorten the settlement cycle for transactions in U.S. equities and other securities from trade date plus three business days (T+3) to trade date plus two business days (T+2), the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) has preliminarily...
|Security Deposits Protect Against Non-paying Customers|
Sara M. Donnersbach; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
September 9, 2016, previously published on August 31, 2016The Public Utilities Commission ("the Commission") is a state agency that has regulatory authority over certain public utilities. The Commission works to regulate the rates customers pay for electricity and ensure that companies provide quality, safe and reliable electric service.1
|Subordinated Debt - An Effective Alternative for Capital|
Michael D. Waters; Jones Walker LLP;
September 9, 2016, previously published on August 18, 2016Banks and bank holding companies always need capital, and capital is crucial if a bank wants to undertake an acquisition, or improve its ratios for CRE concentration limits (something the regulators are looking at with greater frequency), or for other purposes. Of course, a sale of common stock is...