The Federal Reserve stands at a pivotal juncture as it deliberates on its interest rate policy for 2024. In the wake of tumultuous economic shifts brought about by the pandemic, the Fed faces the delicate task of balancing robust economic recovery against inflationary pressures that appear to be subsiding.
Edward T. Kang
In the COVID-19 era, there has been a heist of great value, but it has not gone undetected. Prosecutors have called the heist the largest fraud in U.S. history, with the thieves stealing hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer money through fraudulently obtained Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
Igor Roitburg and Scott F. Waterman
While bankruptcy traditionally has been seen as a challenging pathway for debtors with student loans, court-based student loan management programs have been adopted to facilitate the repayment and resolution of student loan debt within the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process.
Gerard S. Catalanello and Kimberly (Kodis) Schiffman
A summary of the factors that courts have considered and will likely continue to consider when addressing dischargeability of private student loans under subsection 523(a)(8)(A)(ii) of the Bankruptcy Code, and a cautionary word for practitioners considering whether to put forth an argument to the contrary.
Marjorie J. Peerce, Michael P. Robotti and Kamera Boyd
New York’s recently enacted cannabis law, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation of 2021 (MRTA), created a maze of new legal requirements. These provisions affect not only cannabis companies, but also the companies that conduct business with them.
Jacob Weichholz, Daniel Mayo and Chris DeMayo
A summary of information on the various provisions under the new federal economic stimulus package.
Richard S. Fries
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a property owner might reach out to its lender for urgent, needed debt relief. The lender, which strives for a performing asset, an on-going relationship with its customer makes concessions. In exchange for these concessions, the lender should obtain credit and legal enhancements., which should also enable the lender to make concessions that are more meaningful to the property owner, its investors, its tenants and its business.
Craig A. Newman and Kade N. Olsen
The Conclusion of the “Transitional Period” for New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation Marks the Beginning, Rather Than the End, of an Organization’s Compliance Efforts
Financial institutions will have to certify annually that their internal controls and cybersecurity practices remain up to snuff. And now that the transitional periods for implementing the cyber regulation have passed, covered institutions will need to certify that they have complied with each provision.
Law Firms Partner With the Big Four to Serve Their Clients, But the Accountants Pose an Existential Threat. What Will Happen If — or When — They Turn Competitive?
For law firm leaders, rank-and-file partners and everyone else in the law firm ecosystem, the Big Four shouldn’t be a laughing matter. They are serious about selling legal services, and clients are listening.
The advent of cryptocurrencies has raised a host of legal issues; some of the most immediate ones — such as whether cryptocurrencies are securities — appear to have been resolved, but cryptocurrency theft remains a major concern for traders and investors given that billions of dollars of cryptocurrency are stolen every year.