Tag: Brad G. Hickey

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Not Theirs for the Taking: SCOTUS Rebuffs County’s Full Property Seizure

From Cicero’s De Officiis to the Magna Carta and the homesteaders of 1862 to the millennials of 2023, humankind has long recognized the importance of a place to call home. Codified in the Fifth Amendment (“…nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation”) and bolstered by over 200 years of case…
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New M&A Broker Exemption: To Be or Not To Be, That Is the Question

On March 29, 2023, a new exemption from SEC registration for brokers providing services in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) transactions officially went into effect. The exemption, outlined in Section 501 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, is welcome news to the many M&A practitioners whose practices had previously been reliant solely on the SEC…
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Protection From Panic Starts With These Proactive Banking Strategies

The fast and furious developments related to Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”), Signature Bank, and others had depositors, employees, landlords, lawyers, accountants, and fiduciaries from nearly every sector scrambling for solutions to very real and challenging liquidity problems for their businesses and clients. Fortunately, after stepping in as receiver last Friday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation…
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