January 2013

Tax Exempt Borrowing Basics – A Quick Reference Guide to Tax-Exempt Bonds

Tax-exempt debt provides a valuable financing option for governmental and tax-exempt entities, but typically involves complicated, precise structures and language. Below is a general reference guide for those new to tax-exempt bonds.Who can borrow using …

2013 Real Estate Tax Abatement Alert for New England

Tax abatement season is here! Hinckley Allen's experienced team helps property owners and other taxpayers throughout New England reduce their real estate taxes. This Real Estate Alert summarizes some imminent filing deadlines in Rhode Island, Massachusetts…

SEC Adopts New Obligations for Broker-Dealers and Paying Agents Regarding Lost Securityholders and Unresponsive Payees

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") recently adopted amendments to Rule 17Ad-17 (the "Rule") under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to implement certain requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act. The amended Rul…