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Regulations, Risks & Remedies When Your Brand Is Used in Cryptocurrency Promotion

The promotional materials hyping new cryptocurrencies regularly include lists of "advisors" – usually respected individuals associated with well-known brands – in order to add credibility to the offerings. Whether or…

SEC Charges Paralegal with Municipal Securities Violations

The SEC's Fort Worth Regional Office announced Wednesday that it has charged and settled a case against an Edinburg paralegal-turned-registered municipal advisor accused of defrauding a South Texas school district…

SEC Promotes Eric Werner in Agency’s Fort Worth Office

SEC Promotes Eric Werner in Agency’s Fort Worth Office

Werner has played a significant role in more than 100 SEC investigations and prosecutions, including the ongoing case against Breitling Energy CEO and self-proclaimed “Frack Master” Christopher Faulkner and the…

SEC Charges So. TX Businessmen with Ponzi Fraud Targeting Elderly

Two South Texas businesses and their executives operated a pair of Ponzi schemes to raise $3.6 million from dozens of elderly investors as old as 101 and used a good…

SEC Charges North Texas Energy Firm, Execs with Securities Fraud

SEC Charges North Texas Energy Firm, Execs with Securities Fraud

The SEC's Fort Worth office has charged Dallas-based Americrude and two of its executives with defrauding 17 investors out of $950,000 in an oil and gas offering scheme. The alleged…

SEC: Plano Oil Operators Used Investor Cash for Booze & Strippers

SEC: Plano Oil Operators Used Investor Cash for Booze & Strippers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged three interconnected oil and gas companies and its executives with fraudulently scheming to raise $11.7 million for drilling projects allegedly located in…

Massachusetts Heats up Fiduciary Rule Discussion with Cold-blooded Enforcement

Massachusetts Heats up Fiduciary Rule Discussion with Cold-blooded Enforcement

When financial services firms offer their representatives special incentives related to a specific product or service, they often draw the attention of securities regulators. But Ronak Patel of Winstead argues…

Texas Shuts Down SourceRock Energy Securities Offering

Texas Shuts Down SourceRock Energy Securities Offering

The Texas Securities Commission issued a cease and desist order Friday to stop Dallas-based SourceRock Energy and its two executives from further efforts to raise $4.4 million from investors for…

SEC Loses Three Senior-Level Enforcers to Dallas Financial Services Firm – Updated

SEC Loses Three Senior-Level Enforcers to Dallas Financial Services Firm – Updated

SEC Associate Director Jessica Magee and two other key SEC lawyers are leaving the Fort Worth office to join the Beneficient Company Group, an alternative asset management firm led by…

SEC Charges Dallas Crypto-Currency Biz with Fraud

SEC Charges Dallas Crypto-Currency Biz with Fraud

The SEC's Fort Worth Office has charged AriseBank and its Dallas executives with fraud, illegally selling unregistered securities and providing misleading information to potential investors – all part of an…

Houston, We have New Tax Rates – Guiding Oil and Gas Companies Through Tax Reform

Houston, We have New Tax Rates – Guiding Oil and Gas Companies Through Tax Reform

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act passed this week by Congress impacts domestic oil and gas space (energy companies, private equity investors, investment bankers, and lenders) significantly. This articles examples…

Judicial Ethics and Social Media: Still No Click and Paste Answer

Judicial Ethics and Social Media: Still No Click and Paste Answer

An advisory committee to the Texas Supreme Court is having trouble deciding an approach to new judicial ethics guidelines for the use of social media. The new sticking point is…

SEC: Houston Financial Adviser Defrauded Investors

SEC: Houston Financial Adviser Defrauded Investors

The SEC charged Houston investment adviser James C. Tao of Presidio Venture Capital with misappropriating funds and making material misstatements to those who contributed to the private equity fund he…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: UDF Sues Kyle Bass & Hedge Fund Amid Flurry of Law Enforcement Investigations – Updated

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: UDF Sues Kyle Bass & Hedge Fund Amid Flurry of Law Enforcement Investigations – Updated

The two-year feud between Hayman Capital Management hedge fund manager Kyle Bass and United Development Funding erupted publicly last week when UDF filed an explosive lawsuit accusing Bass and Hayman…

Houston is Center of Int’l Business Corruption Probes

Houston is Center of Int’l Business Corruption Probes

Houston businesses last year accounted for seven, or about one-fourth of the 26 cases brought by the Justice Department under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Over the past decade, Houston…

House Bill Proposes Big Changes to Personal and Corporate Taxes

House Bill Proposes Big Changes to Personal and Corporate Taxes

After years of blueprints, frameworks and speeches, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee recently released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill that attempts – for the first…

Feds Drop Charges Against Ex-Marine in Seizure-Inducing Tweet

Feds Drop Charges Against Ex-Marine in Seizure-Inducing Tweet

Federal prosecutors in Dallas have dismissed the criminal case against John Rayne Rivello, a former U.S. Marine who allegedly sent a seizure-inducing Twitter message to a Newsweek journalist who published…

Erin Nealy Cox Takes Over as NDTX U.S. Attorney

Erin Nealy Cox Takes Over as NDTX U.S. Attorney

U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle swore in Erin Neely Cox on Friday as new United States Attorney for North Texas. Cox, in an exclusive interview with The Texas Lawbook, said…

Tax Reform Could Radically Change Executive Pay

Tax Reform Could Radically Change Executive Pay

Nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements have become an integral component of executive compensation packages. They are a means by which employers attract and retain key employee talent. Tax reforms pending in Congress,…

Digital Health and Telemedicine

Digital Health and Telemedicine

The digital health market is expected to exceed $200 billion by 2020. Many companies and startups looking for a share of this market are headquartered right here in Texas. This…

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