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By Aaron D. Lacey
As many in higher education are aware, yesterday, following a long series of lawsuits, opinions, and orders, the "borrower defense rule" promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education on November 1, 2016, took effect.
By Gregory Omer, Sarah Wade, Garrett Fischer, Amina Musa
On September 7, 2018, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued Ruling FIN-2018-R003 (the "Ruling") to exempt covered financial institutions (CFIs) from the requirement...
By Lauren Chee
Parties to contracts sometimes want it both ways: They want solid, ironclad contracts that can't be altered or disputed, but they also want an escape hatch if it turns out they were defrauded in the formation of the agreement.
By Claire Schenk
Although the Federal Priority Act[1] has been deemed to be "almost as old as the Constitution"[2] itself, its application to priority battles ...
By Steven Gorin
The 2017 tax reform introduced a deduction generally equal to 20% of qualified business income (QBI) or the taxpayer's taxable income, subject to certain limitations.
By Barry Weisz, Michael Rosenblum
The Tracking Cannabis blog is proud to announce our first-ever state-by-state ranking of state cannabis regulations based on how favorable they are to cannabis businesses.
By Diane Romza-Kutz
The DEA has moved cannabidiol (CBD) drugs (prescription products) with a THC content below .01% to a Schedule 5 (V) drug ...
By Jeffrey Brown
Section 1950.7 of the California Civil Code provides that if a security deposit in a commercial lease exceeds the first and last month's rent ...
By Brad Markoff
Before Congress created Real Estate Investment Trusts, or "REITs," in 1960, investments in commercial real estate were only available to institutions and wealthier individuals.
By Jennifer Post
In August, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected nine separate applications to list Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
By Mark Belongia
Ag banking and lending are tricky fields and require a more specialized approach than other borrowing populations.
By Lori Jones
The opioid crisis in our country has left parents and other family members frantically seeking health information about loved ones in the grips of addiction and health care providers searching for ways...
By James Shreve
On September 4, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it has initiated a collaborative project to develop a voluntary privacy framework.
By Carl Rowley, David Kaufman
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an alert to retail investors in the cannabis industry following a number of recent enforcement actions.
By Aaron D. Lacey, Katie Wendel, Emily Wang Murphy
Much of the recent transactional activity has been driven by an increase in the number of colleges and universities that have attractive attributes, but nonetheless are in some form of financial distress.
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