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Planning Defense M&A After Recent Government Guidance: Part 1 (May 2, 2016)
A series of unusual statements issued by the U.S. government in recent months on consolidation in the defense industry has senior executives talking—what can they expect as they plan future business ...
State Tax Fallout From Federal Related-Party Debt Plan (April 29, 2016)
Recently proposed Treasury regulations under Internal Revenue Code § 385 would create sweeping changes to the federal income tax treatment of related-party debt.  In their article for Law360, ...
Websites as Public Accommodations: The Circuit Split on Whether Websites Constitute Places of Public Accommodation (Spring 2016)
Partnering Perspectives
While the Internet puts the world at our fingertips, accessibility to the Internet can be problematic for the blind and visually impaired when websites are not designed to be compliant with the ...
What SEC Transfer Agent Reforms May Mean (April 26, 2016)
Compliance Reporter
On December 22, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took the first step in overhauling SEC regulation of transfer agents, the little-discussed but critical intermediaries involved ...
A Pinch of SALT: Should Taxpayers Embrace MTC’s ALAS or Keep It at Arm's Length? (April 25, 2016)
State Tax Notes
In their article for State Tax Notes, Sutherland attorneys Jonathan Feldman, Stephen Burroughs and Timothy Gustafson analyze the Multistate Tax Commission’s Arm's-Length Adjustment Service program, ...
A Bipartisan Problem for Private Funds: How Current Regulations Complicate IRS Audits of Partnerships (Part One of Two) (April 21, 2016)
Hedge Fund Law Report
In an article published by the Hedge Fund Law Report, Sutherland Partner David Roby writes about significant amendments to the procedural rules governing federal income audits and judicial ...
Contingency Planning for an Energy Counterparty Bankruptcy (Spring 2016)
Partnering Perspectives
With the precipitous drop in commodity prices over the past few years and tightening credit markets, counterparty credit risk is once again a very relevant topic. A counterparty bankruptcy is almost ...
Sweeping Changes Proposed in New Debt-Equity Regulations (April 18, 2016)
Tax Notes
The Treasury Department and the IRS released proposed regulations on April 4 that aim to dramatically change the landscape for an age-old question:  Does an instrument issued by a corporation to a ...
The Final Rule: DOL’s Expanded Definition of Investment Advice Fiduciary Under ERISA and Revised Complex of Exemptions (April 12, 2016)
Just less than a year since its proposal, and just more than six months after receiving thousands of pages of commentary, petitions and hearing testimony, the Department of Labor finalized its ...
Got Derivatives? Take Care to Avoid These Five Target Areas of Exchange Enforcement Efforts (Spring 2016)
Partnering Perspectives
The exchange rulebooks are robust, and there are numerous ways to run afoul of the rules. Knowing where the traps are, companies can avoid problems and prevent the dreaded knock at the door. In his ...
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