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CPAs should be on the front line alerting their clients to securities fraud much more frequently than they presently do. Why do I say that? Because CPAs meet with their clients each year to prepare taxes and the common “client questionnaire” or “client organizer” which accountants routinely send to clients to fill out for tax [...]
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Live Webinar April 16, 2014 1:00 - 2:30 pm This webinar is designed for attorneys, estate planners, accountants, presidents, vice presidents, directors, financial planners, trust administrators, finance directors, business owners and managers. Presented by: Polly J. Dobbs, Attorney, Starr Austen & Miller, LLP Polly is a farm girl and estate planning attorney with a passion for helping [...]
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March 24, 2014 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Location: Capital Conference Center 201 North Illinois Street, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204 This is a basic to intermediate level seminar. It is designed for attorneys, estate and financial planners, trust officers, accounting and tax professionals, and paralegals. Course Contents: 1. Elder Law vs. Estate: Learn how the [...]
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If you believe you were defrauded by a brokerage firm connected with the 2007/2008 housing market crash and resulting economic recession, you need to file claims against your brokerage firm for recovery now. According to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) rules, defrauded investors have a six-year eligibility window in which to file a claim [...]
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Share prices of nontraded real estate investment trusts (REIT) quoted by your broker will more accurately reflect what it costs to buy shares, if the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves the rule changes recently presented by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The proposed rule would require brokers to factor in fees and commissions [...]
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Participants can earn 4.0 credits in Regulatory ethics – SEC law September 27, 2013 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Dessert First Catering and More 516 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947 For more information go here.

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Mark S. Fryman, of the Indiana law firm of Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm, along with the firm of McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold, have commenced a lawsuit against New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc., d/b/a New England Compounding Center (“NECC”), and two of its closely related companies, as well as [...]
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The Department of the Treasury and the Department of Labor have proposed new regulations focused on providing 401(k) plan participants more choices to invest in annuities that guarantee a stream of lifetime income. However the proposals aren’t enough to persuade plan sponsors to offer such “longevity annuities,” experts contend. These annuity products give people the […]

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State and local governments issuing bonds will now receive more information regarding the risks involved with complex financial transactions along with potential conflicts of interest from municipal securities underwriters. The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has set down new regulations for underwriters designed to make sure state and local governments have the necessary information to [...]
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