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5th Annual Dawson James Small Cap Growth Conference

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Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations

2015 Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company Seminar

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Chicago, Ill.
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2018 International Institute of Nanotechnology (IIN) Symposium

Northwestern University International Institute for Nanotechnology

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Evanston, Ill.
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38th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate & Securities Law Institute

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professional and Continuing Legal Education

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Chicago, Ill.
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Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations for Private Acquisitions or Sales

Practising Law Institute: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018

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Chicago, Ill.
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Overcoming Challenges and Working with Entrepreneurial Clients - A Lawyer’s Perspective

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 14th Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conference

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Chicago, Ill.
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Winning Legal Strategies for the Middle Market

The 22nd Annual Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors Summer Conference

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Chicago, Ill.
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New Chicago Restaurant Opens to Rave Reviews

Schiff Hardin’s Bill Franzen had worked with Meg Sahs for years, advising her on estate and tax planning matters. Then Meg reached out to Bill for help on a new type of project: she was launching a new restaurant with business partner and celebrity chef Sarah Grueneberg.

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PlacementTracker Recognizes Schiff Hardin in Q3 2016 U.S. PIPE Market Investor Counsel League Tables

Schiff Hardin was the 12th most active investor counsel in Q3. The firm was also the 11th most active placement agent counsel.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Client in Global M&A Network’s “U.S.A. ESOP Deal of the Year”

Schiff Hardin is pleased to have been counsel to E&M Ice Cream in a transaction that was recently awarded the “U.S.A. ESOP Deal of the Year” at the 2016 Americas M&A Atlas Awards by Global M&A Network.

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Schiff Hardin Represents Consolidated Communications in $1.5B FairPoint Acquisition

The all-stock deal is valued at $1.5 billion, including debt, and is expected to close by mid-2017. Schiff Hardin has been counseling Consolidated on corporate matters for more than 30 years.

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The Legal 500 Spotlights Three Schiff Hardin Practice Groups, Eight Attorneys

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three practice groups and eight attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500.

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Schiff Hardin Represents First Mid-Illinois Bancshares in Acquisition of First BancTrust Corporation

Schiff Hardin is representing First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, a financial holding company, in its acquisition of First BancTrust Corporation.

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Schiff Represents H. D. Smith in Acquisition by AmerisourceBergen

Schiff Hardin LLP advised H. D. Smith, the largest privately held wholesaler in the United States, in its acquisition by AmerisourceBergen for $815 million.

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Schiff Advised Altaris on $1.1 Billion Take-Private Acquisition of Analogic

Schiff Hardin LLP served as legal counsel to Altaris Capital Partners in connection with an Altaris affiliate’s acquisition of Analogic Corporation for approximately $1.1 billion.

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Schiff Hardin Adds Securities and Commercial Litigator Mauricio Beugelmans In San Francisco

New Partner Deepens Firm’s Securities Litigation and Compliance Practice

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Schiff Hardin Adds Tax Partner Olga Bogush in New York

Transactional Tax Practice Adds Depth to Firm’s M&A, Private Equity, and Finance Capabilities

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Schiff Hardin Advises on Public Offerings in Pharma, Tech Sectors

In the last 60 days, Schiff Hardin advised on the initial public offerings (IPO) for two companies and a public offering for another company, two in pharmaceuticals and one in the tech sector.

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Schiff Hardin Advises The Benchmark Company as Underwriter in $12 Million IPO of ADSs

Schiff Hardin advised The Benchmark Company as managing underwriter in Biofrontera AG’s initial public offering of 1.2 million American depositary shares (ADSs), raising $12 million, and the Nasdaq listing of Biofrontera’s ADSs.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust on Two Chicago-Area Bank Acquisitions

Schiff Hardin advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the successful completion of its acquisition of Chicago Shore Corporation, the parent company of Delaware Place Bank.

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Schiff Hardin Named “Innovation Builder” by BTI

Schiff Hardin LLP has been singled out by corporate counsel as one of only 28 percent of law firms clients view as a BTI “Innovation Builder,” which recognizes firms that bring change to the legal market through new technology, services, strategies, or structures.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized as an “Illinois Powerhouse” Law Firm

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce that the firm has been named a 2018 “Illinois Powerhouse” by Law360 in recognition of its significant and precedent-setting work over the last year.

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Schiff Hardin Represents Central Steel in Acquisition by Ryerson

Schiff is representing Central Steel & Wire Company, a leading metal service center with a strong reputation as a valued supply chain partner.

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Schiff Hardin Represents First Mid-Illinois Bancshares in Its Pending Acquisition of SCB Bancorp, Inc.

Schiff Hardin is representing First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. in the pending acquisition of all of the outstanding stock of SCB Bancorp, Inc.

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Schiff Represents Pillars in Merger to Create New Innovative Organization: Pillars Community Health

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Pillars in its merger with Community Nurse Health Center, effective January 1, 2018.

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Schiff Represents Wealth Adviser Gary Hirschberg in Launch of Aaron Wealth Advisors

Schiff represented veteran wealth adviser Gary Hirschberg, who spent the last 12 years at Goldman Sachs advising multi-generational families on taxation issues and philanthropy, in the launch of a new independent wealth management firm called Aaron Wealth Advisors.

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The Legal 500 Recognizes Three Schiff Hardin Practices for the Third Time in a Row

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of its practice groups have been recognized for the third consecutive year by The Legal 500 United States 2018 guide, a nationwide analysis of law firms with input from more than 300,000 corporate counsel on which firms provide the most cutting-edge and innovative advice.

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Top Energy Lawyer Sarah A. W. Fitts Joins Schiff Hardin in New York

Former Debevoise Partner Brings M&A and Project Finance Experience to Complement Schiff Hardin’s Energy Industry Team

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Schiff Advises Medical Device Company Soliton on $10.4 Million IPO

Schiff Hardin LLP advised Soliton, Inc., a pre-revenue stage medical device company, in its initial public offering of two million shares of common stock, raising $10.4 million.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Chugoku in South Field Energy Acquisition

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Chugoku Electric Power Company, Inc. (Chugoku) in its 10 percent membership interest acquisition in South Field Energy Partners LLC (South Field Energy), a subsidiary of Advanced Power.

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Schiff Hardin Advises I-Bankers Securities as Underwriter in $115M IPO

Schiff Hardin LLP advised I-Bankers Securities, Inc. as managing underwriter in Proficient Alpha Acquisition Corp.’s initial public offering of 10 million shares, raising $100 million with an over-allotment option of $15 million.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Snap-on in Power Hawk Acquisition

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA), a manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions, in its acquisition of Power Hawk Technologies for approximately $8 million.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust in Two Chicago-Area Bank Acquisitions

Schiff Hardin advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire STC Bancshares Corp., the parent company of STC Capital Bank, which operates five banking offices located in the communities of St. Charles, Geneva, and South Elgin, Ill.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust on Three Year-End Acquisitions

Schiff Hardin LLP advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the recent completion of three bank and financial institution acquisitions.

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Schiff Hardin Named to Forbes’ America’s Top Corporate Law Firms in 2019

Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized on Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Top Corporate Law Firms in 2019, and received a “most recommended for” designation in Corporate Governance law. Schiff was among 243 most-recommended corporate law firms on the list.

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Schiff Represents Newell in Sale of Rexair

Schiff Hardin LLP represented Newell Brands, a leading global consumer goods company, in the sale of its Rexair business to investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital, a global private equity firm.

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Three Practices Recognized in The Legal 500 for Fourth Year in a Row

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s practice groups have been recognized for the fourth year in a row in The Legal 500 United States 2019 guide, which provides a nationwide analysis of law firms that provide cutting-edge and innovative advice.

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SEC Proposes Clawback Rules

On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule that implements the clawback provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Alabama Tax Regulation to Challenge Quill Physical Presence Standard

The State of Alabama is now enforcing a regulation that directly challenges a cornerstone of state sales tax law and policy.

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Amendments to Regs E and Z for Prepaid Accounts – Not so EZ

On October 5, the CFPB released its final rule to amend Regulations E and Z which extended the scope of its coverage – it applies to prepaid cards bought at your local convenience store as well as prepaid accounts that are used entirely online, such as digital wallet accounts.

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Banking Agencies Remind Banks about Correspondent Banking and BSA/AML Compliance

Releases like the August 30, 2016 “Joint Fact Sheet on Foreign Correspondent Banking: Approach to BSA/AML and OFAC Sanctions Supervision and Enforcement” summarizing expectations and existing obligations in the area of correspondent banking tend to follow observations of non-compliance in the subject matter summarized.

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Colorado’s Use Tax Notification Statute May Become a Model for Other States

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal challenging Colorado’s use tax notification statute. This decision could inspire other states to impose similar notification requirements on out-of-state vendors.

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Coming Soon: New Incentive Comp Limits for Financial Institutions

In June 2016, several federal agencies published a proposed rule on incentive-based compensation arrangements, which implements an important section of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Illinois Angel Investment Credit Program Expires in 2016

Heads-up, Illinois early-stage companies and investors: time is running out to take advantage of the Illinois Angel Investment Credit Program, which is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2016.

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Illinois Clarifies the Rules on Taxing Shipping and Delivery Charges

As of April 1, 2016, the Illinois Department of Revenue adopted regulations that clarify when a seller must collect sales tax on shipping and delivery charges.

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ISS and Glass Lewis Policy Updates for the 2016 Proxy Season

With the 2016 proxy season getting started, we would like to remind clients that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have each made some revisions to their 2016 voting policies. If your proxy statement involves any of the following topics, you should review these updates.

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President Obama Signs SBIC Advisers Relief Act into law; Long-awaited clarification of Registration Exemptions for Advisers to SBICs

Investment advisers to Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) received an early holiday gift when President Obama signed the SBIC Advisers Relief Act of 2015 (the “Relief Act”) into law last December.

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Regulating FinTech

Over the last few years, financial technology, commonly referred to as FinTech, has been used to describe a multitude of firms, activities, and capabilities for financial services.

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3.0 Model Debenture SBIC Ltd Partnership Agreement Now Available

The SBIC has posted Version 3.0 of its Model Debenture SBIC Limited Partnership Agreement.

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Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust in Acquisition of First Community Financial Corporation

Schiff Hardin advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the successful completion of its $30 million acquisition of First Community Financial Corporation, the parent company of First Community Bank, an Illinois state-chartered bank.

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SEC Enforcement Action Finds Confidentiality and Waiver Provisions in Severance Agreement Violate Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections

The SEC has settled an enforcement action with a public company, finding that severance agreements containing a confidentiality provision and a waiver of the right to claim a whistleblower award violate the SEC rule which prohibits impeding whistleblower communications to the SEC.

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Tax Talk: When Reporting Gifts at Discounted Values, a Qualified Appraisal is Crucial

In this article, we explain what constitutes a qualified appraisal and identify some pitfalls to avoid.

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The Fifth Pillar and FinCEN’s New Rules on Customer Due Diligence

FinCEN’s New Rules on Customer Due Diligence are not only significant in substance and scope, but will also require a substantial investment in time and money as covered financial institutions prepare to implement the new (fifth) pillar for an AML program in time for required compliance on May 11, 2018.

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The First Federal Civil Trade Secrets Law Is Now Effective

Trade secrets now enjoy the same type of federal protection afforded other forms of intellectual property, like trademarks, copyrights and patents.

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Comply or Resist? Responding to IRS Summonses Just Got More Complicated

The IRS’s power to obtain documents, electronically stored information, and even sworn testimony has often been likened to the broad investigative power of a grand jury.

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Employer-Sponsored Charities May Allow Businesses to Help Employees Affected by Recent Disasters

The destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in California have led to an outpouring of charitable gifts and donations.

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FinCEN Renews Real Estate GTOs to Identify High-End Cash Buyers in Six Metro Areas

Yesterday, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the renewal of certain Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that temporarily place specific anti-money laundering-related reporting requirements on U.S. title insurance companies.

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New Partnership Audit Rules Will Radically Change Partnership Tax Examinations

The rules for auditing partnership income tax returns will change radically beginning in 2018.

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Preparing for the 2017 Proxy Season

With 2017 proxy season kicking off, we would like to remind clients and friends of some developments that could impact public company annual reporting for 2017.

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SEC Proposed Rule Changes Intended to Simplify Regulation S-K

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule amendments last week that are intended to both simplify and modernize Regulation S-K’s disclosure requirements.

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Tax Reform: House and Senate Have Agreement in Principle on Tax Reform

U.S. House and Senate Republicans have reached a deal that reconciles the differences between the House and Senate tax reform plans, paving the way for a final vote next week and final passage of tax reform by Christmas.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That An SEC Enforcement Claim For Disgorgement Is Subject To A Five-Year Statute Of Limitations

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that any claim for disgorgement in an SEC enforcement action must be commenced within five years of the date the claim accrued.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Failure to Make Required MD&A Disclosure Can Provide Basis for Damages Under Rule 10b-5

On March 27, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari to decide whether a public reporting company can be held liable for damages under Rule 10b-5 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for failure to include a disclosure mandated by an SEC rule.

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2018 Rising Trends in Corporate Climate Disclosures

The arrival of a new year marks the beginning of the annual proxy season. And this year, shareholders can expect to see a lot more climate change disclosure in 2017 corporate financials.

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2018 Rising Trends in Corporate Climate Disclosures

Schiff Hardin Energy & Environmental Law Adviser

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Congress Enacts New Law to Control Foreign Investments in the U.S.

President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) to modernize the CFIUS review process to address 21st century national security concerns today. Congress enacted FIRRMA as Title XVII of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, HR 5515.

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Eat, Drink, and Deduct (50 Percent At Least)

In December 2017, Congress passed major changes to the tax laws.

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It’s Not Just About Sales Taxes

With its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court substantially eliminated the distinction between brick-and-mortar business and e-commerce, for purposes of state laws obligating sellers to collect and remit sales taxes.

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New Pass-Through Deduction Presents Tax Planning Opportunities for Pass-Through Owners

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) will dramatically change the tax treatment of income from many partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations.

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Qualified Opportunity Zones: An Introduction to New Opportunities under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The IRS and Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that explain how investors can take advantage of the statute’s unique opportunity for deferral and exclusion of capital gains taxes by investing in designated distressed communities or QOZs.

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SEC Updates Disclosure Requirements

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted amendments to certain disclosure requirements.

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We’re Not in South Dakota Anymore, Toto

At first glance, one might conclude that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair would have an immediate impact only on those out-of-state vendors that sell goods and services into South Dakota.

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New HSR Thresholds to Take Effect Soon

On February 15, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced upward revisions to the jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act.

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SEC Adopts FAST Act Disclosure Simplification and Modernization Amendments

On March 20, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to modernize and simplify Regulation S-K’s disclosure requirements and related rules and forms, as required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

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SEC Issues Proposed Regulations that Aim to Modernize and Streamline Disclosures Required Under Regulation S-K

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued proposed regulations earlier this month that would amend three of the disclosure items required under Regulation S-K: