PRACTICESCorporate and Securities
Banking and Finance
EDUCATIONBrown University, B.A., 1964
New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1971
New York University School of Law, LL.M., in Taxation, 1977
- 1971, New York
New Rules Requiring Entity Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Set to Take Effect January 1, 202411/28/2023
U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Center unit rules governing the disclosure of beneficial ownership information are currently set to become effective January 1, 2024. The new rules contain ambiguities regarding certain fundamental definitions, and do not definitively resolve issues regarding access to the beneficial owner information reported as well as mechanical aspects of the reporting procedures.
How the SEC Selects Investment Advisers for Examination10/16/2023
In a recent Risk Alert, the Division of Examinations of the SEC provided guidelines explaining how it utilizes a risk-based approach for selecting SEC-registered investment advisers to examine and for determining the risk areas to examine. If you have any questions concerning how to prepare or organize for an SEC examination, please contact Meryl Wiener or your regular Warshaw Burstein attorney.
Care Obligations of Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers08/23/2023
Earlier this year, the SEC staff issued a bulletin setting forth standards of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers with respect to their respective care obligations when providing investment advice and recommendations to retail investors (the “Bulletin”).
SEC Announces 2023 Examination Priorities03/29/2023
On February 7, 2023, the SEC’s Division of Examinations announced its examination priorities for 2023. Examination priorities are released annually and provide investors and registrants with transparency into those areas that DOE believes bring heightened risks to investors, registrants and to the integrity of the U.S. capital markets.
Client Alert: SEC Broadens Accredited Investor Definition Expanding Access to Capital Markets09/09/2020
On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, that update and improve the accredited investor definition. The purpose of the amendments is to better identify investors that have sufficient knowledge and expertise to participate in investment opportunities that do not have the rigorous disclosure and procedural requirements and related investor protections, provided by registration under the Securities Act. The amendments are substantially as proposed by the SEC on December 18, 2019.
Broker-Dealer Licensing in the Field of Real Estate Syndication - by Marshall N. Lester01/01/1974 | Business Lawyer