Articles from January 2010

YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW THE SECURITIES LAWS TO BE CRIMINALLY GUILTY OF A WILLFUL VIOLATION

Date: January 21st, 2010

Last November, the Supreme Court of Tennessee issued an interesting opinion in a securities fraud case called State of Tennessee v. Michael Casper. Mr. Casper had been convicted by a trial court of fifteen counts of willfully selling securities without registering as a broker-dealer with … Read More »

ARE WULPA LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS THE NEW LLC IN 2010?

Date: January 8th, 2010

Back in October of 2009, I published an article on the myriad of problems plaguing Washington LLCs, many of which arose out of uncertainty, inconsistencies and gaps in the Washington Limited Liability Company Act (the “LLC Act”). That same month, my colleague, Joe Campos, published … Read More »

SENATOR KERRY PROPOSES LEGISLATION RESTRICTING CLASSIFICATION OF WORKERS AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

Date: January 7th, 2010
Categories: Corporate Law

On December 15, 2009, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced the Taxpayer Responsibility, Accountability and Consistency Act of 2009 (S. 2882). The proposed legislation is quite similar to a bill (H.R. 3408) introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash), and is intended … Read More »