January 7, 2018

The following summarizes the recent Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requiring that a “utility token” issued in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) carry an expectation of use, not an expectation of profits, in Order to not be considered a security under...

November 10, 2017

As reported in the Wall Street Journal today, the SEC Chief stated that he has not seen an ICO yet that is not a security.

As expected, the market will continue to be more difficult both from a marketability and a regulatory perspective and will require expertise in bot...

September 1, 2017

The market capitalization of crypto currencies recently reached $181 billion among the 850+ currencies issued.  In addition, over $100 billion of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as raised through July 2017, a fivefold increase over all of 2016.

Here are 55 hedge and ventu...

August 1, 2017

There is an expression that land development is a wealthy man’s game. 

Indeed, in our recent meeting with a very seasoned developer (over 30,000 lots before the Recession, now, licking his wounds, down to only 900), he pointed out to the young entrepreneur in attendance...

August 1, 2017

There is an expression that land development is a wealthy man’s game. 

Indeed, in our recent meeting with a very seasoned developer (over 30,000 lots before the Recession, now, licking his wounds, down to only 900), he pointed out to the young entrepreneur in attendance...

July 28, 2017

Prediction markets accuracy rates average 74%[1], and are more often more accurate than expert or public opinion surveys.

With that in mind, we thought we would give you the prediction markets’ take on the likelihood of changes to various taxes for the year 2017.

Followi...

July 17, 2017

Adventures In Structured Finance

Scenario:  A successful Developer has a large tract of entitled but unimproved land worth, for illustration purposes, over $30,000,000.   He is keen to sell it but the offers he has received are nowhere near what he believes to be its tr...

July 11, 2017

Medium and large employers have found that they can save an average of 30% self insuring the health care of their employees.

And while policymakers and pundits lament the need for healthcare reform, self insured groups have the power to save an additional 20% themselves...

June 18, 2017

This blog explores significant business opportunities that can be found in emerging legal issues and structures.

Everyone knows that a country's legal structure and legislation play a large role in the economic condition of the country.  Strong property rights, certaint...

June 17, 2017

10 Public Companies that Deferred Billions in Taxes

In recent years, many public and private companies have been able to defer capital gains tax on appreciated assets while keeping up to 95% of the proceeds (versus 65%-75% in paying taxes).  

This holy grail of...

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