On July 15, 2010, the Senate approved the conference report for H.R. 4173, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act"). The House approved the conference report on June 30. The bill is scheduled for signature by the president next week. The Act includes a number of important provisions of interest, which we will address in a series of Alerts to our Banking Clients. This Alert addresses measures related to the thrift charter, risk retention for asset-backed securities sales, deposit insurance and business checking accounts. A summary of these new changes includes the following:
(i) the residual income of the mortgagor after all monthly obligations;
(ii) the ratio of housing payments to the monthly income of the mortgagor; and
(iii) the ratio of total monthly installment payments to the income of the mortgagor.
Jeff Clopeck was a featured speaker on a panel that discussed regulations regarding equity crowdfunding, titled "Equity Crowdfunding is Here: The Report Card to Date," during a Technology and Innovation Committee program at the Smaller Business Association of New England on January 26.
On January 11 and 12, Joy Harmon Sperling will be co-chairing the American Conference Institute’s 22nd National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement.
Joy Harmon Sperling and Rachel Packer wrote an article, "No Such Thing As A Free House? NJ Court Says Otherwise," for Law360. The article examines a recent unpublished opinion rendered by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County in Anim Investment Co. v. Shaloub, No. F-30508-15, 2015 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 3042 (Ch. Div. June 30, 2016).
On June 30-July 1 Warren Whitaker spoke at STEP Global Congress 2016: Advising Families Across Generations in Amsterdam on "Is America the new Switzerland?"
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Jed Davis was quoted in a breaking news article, "New York eases proposed cyber regulations after industry complaints," published by Reuters.
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Eliza Fromberg was quoted in an article, "FINRA's Capital Acquisition Broker Rules Face Tough Sell," in Law360.
Eliza Fromberg was quoted in an article, "Introduction of Regulation Crowdfunding" in Financier Worldwide Magazine.
Michael Rave was quoted in an article, "Banks Have Another Reason to Sell with SBLF Dividend Hike," in American Banker. In the article, Rave discusses how banks that hold Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) capital are likely to be acquired. "They aren't in a position to repay the money or refinance it. They don't have a lot of choices," explains Rave.