• 02.06.14

    Key Nonprofit Corporate Law and Governance Developments in 2013

    For a year seemingly dominated by Affordable Care Act topics, 2013 nevertheless included a substantial number of corporate law and governance developments of great significance to nonprofit hospitals and health systems. In the midst of consolidation, enforcement and other health-care industry ...

  • 02.04.14

    Why This Venture Capitalist Is Optimistic About the Music Business

    February 4, 2014Despite talk of doom and gloom for the music business, the case for optimism -- and the prospects for massive growth in the overall music ecosystem -- is strong. Fairly straightforward "traditional" business models (primarily retail) have been disrupted, but a new, ...

  • 02.03.14

    The Management of Patient and Healthcare Data

    The ACA is accelerating a reorganization of the healthcare delivery system from episodic, reactive, acute management of patients, to proactive, population-based delivery models. These changes, manifest as patient centered medical homes and accountable care organizations, require health plans and ...

  • 01.31.14

    Dodd-Frank Rules' Impact on Seller Financing

    In 2014, new rules implementing amendments to the Federal Truth in Lending Act became effective as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act"). These much anticipated rules have sparked lively discussion among investors, lenders and private ...

  • 01.30.14

    Time to Get Socially Compliant

    On behalf of its members - the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the FDIC, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - the FFIEC released final supervisory guidance in "Social Media: Consumer ...

  • 01.03.14

    CA's Title-24 Update…Are You Ready?

    There is good news and bad news about the 2013 update to the Title-24 California Buildings Standards Code. The good news is that the California Energy Commission recently extended the effective date from Jan. 1, 2014 to July 1, 2014. The bad news is that, regardless of when the update becomes ...

  • 01.01.14

    Treatment of Condominium Hotels as Securities after Salameh

    Although the term "condominium hotel" is common in the hospitality industry, there is no standard definition of a condominium hotel. Rather, the term generally refers to variations on one theme: a real estate project that presents itself to the world as a traditional hotel in terms of appearance ...

  • 12.27.13

    A New Golden Age of Content

    Amidst the maelstrom of technology shattering decades-old media-centric business models -- a reality that continues to frighten many in its wake -- often lost is the fact that we are now in the midst of a new golden age of content. Yes, it's true. There has been too much doom and gloom, and not ...

  • 12.16.13

    CARB Approves Another Round of Cap and Trade Amendments

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has held its most important meetings related to the Cap and Trade Regulation (Regulation) annually in October over the last few years, and 2013 was no exception. On October 25, CARB staff presented to the Board both retroactive and proactive ...

  • 12.16.13

    What Makes a Successful Public-Private Partnership?

    If you've been through Los Angeles International Airport recently, you will have noticed that it is undergoing a major overhaul. To transform LAX, the sixth-busiest airport in the world, into a leading world-class airport, Los Angeles World Airports launched a multibillion-dollar airport ...

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