Michael Rave was quoted in an article, "Soaring Valuations Open Doors for Banking M&A Resurgence," in Law360. The article reports that strong stock market valuations have prompted banks to carry out mergers and acquisitions that had been long put off. Rave told Law360 that once more deals start making headlines, more companies will feel compelled to act for fear of missing out on the prime targets. "It becomes somewhat of a feeding frenzy. There will be one big deal that happens and people will feel compelled to make their own move so they don't get shut out of what they think is going to be a hot acquisition market," Rave said. At the same time, these are just predictions of changes that may come. It's still unclear what changes — if any — will come to regulatory reform and it's still unknown who will fill the vacant or soon-to-be vacant positions. If those changes are not made, or are made in a way that does not benefit banks, M&A in the industry could slow, explained Rave. "If it's May, June or July, and there hasn't been much movement in interest rates and any shift in regulations, it might cool down. It's not a slam dunk that we're going to have these deals," he said.
Steven Cash co-authored an article, "Evolution of a Valuable Tool for Attorneys: Business Intelligence Practitioners," for the New York Law Journal.
Eliza Fromberg authored an article, "M&A Brokers - No Safe Passage Through State Registration Requirements" for the ABA Business Law Section's Blue Sky Bugle.
On January 30, Michael Rave and Richard Leu will be speaking at Bank Director's annual conference, Acquire or Be Acquired, in Phoenix, Arizona.
On September 21, Scott Beach spoke on the Family Office Panel at the ACG New England Fall Conference at Mohegan Sun.
On June 17, David Swerdloff and Lane Watson will speak at the Exit Planning Exchange (XPX Connecticut) conference, on "Legal Documents - What are they and what do they mean?" in Norwalk, Connecticut. At the conference, Swerdloff and Watson will discuss in business terms what sellers of businesses can expect to find in their legal documents. Topics will include when to engage attorneys, letters of intent and purchase and sale agreements. Swerdloff organized the meeting as Program Chair of XPX Connecticut.
Lori Braender was quoted in an article, "2017 Chief Medical Officers Roundtable Advances in Patient Care for Women," in COMMERCE Magazine.
Barbara Freedman Wand was quoted in the article "Banks Explore Multiple Avenues For Community Investment," in The Commercial Record.
Eliza Fromberg was quoted in an article, "Equity Crowdfunding Tops $10M Since SEC Rules Took Effect," in Law360.
Eliza Fromberg was quoted in an article, "SEC Boosts Intrastate Crowdfunding, But Hurdles Remain," in Law360. In the article, Fromberg discusses the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s adoption of amendments to the intrastate offering exemption.