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How Financial Advisors Can Avoid Compliance Failures: A Review of SEC 2018 Examination Priorities

Financial advisors can get clues about regulators’ top concerns by looking at the SEC’s examination priorities for the coming year, which are published in January of each year by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination (OCIE). The 2018 examination priorities identified areas where there is increased risk of potential harm to investors and the OCIE has been targeting these risk areas during its examinations of SEC-registered investment advisors.

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Increasing Risk of Data Breaches Prompt New Legal Requirements for Maryland Businesses

Although recent data breaches involving large corporations such as Equifax, eBay, Target and Yahoo are well known for their widescale size and impact, there are thousands of other breaches occurring daily. Maryland’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) defines a breach and sets forth the requirements for businesses (which includes any type of business entity, including non-profits) facing a data breach. PIPA has been amended to expand the scope of the statute effective January 1, 2018. 

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Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Tenants Pose Substantial Risks for Landlords

Although medical marijuana growing, processing, possession and distribution are now legal under Maryland law, landlords need to fully understand the risks inherent in leasing to Maryland medical marijuana businesses and take steps in their leasing documents to adequately anticipate and address these risks considering federal laws regarding these transactions. 

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Baltimore Barrister Publishes "The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct Meet Medical Marijuana"

Bar Association of Baltimore City's quarterly publication The Baltimore Barrister publishes in the May 2016 edition, "The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct Meet Medical Marijuana," by Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP's Real Estate Partner Matthew L. Kimball, Esq.

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Past Articles

Changes in 2018 Maryland Condominium and HOA Laws

Several changes in Maryland condominium and HOA laws will affect the operation of condo and homeowners…

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New Standards Under Maryland’s Public Adjuster Act

Maryland has implemented new standards for public adjusters that will be applied and enforced by…

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Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals Observes Key Distinctions Between Examinations Under Oath and De

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals observed in Dolan v. Kemper Independence Ins. Co.…

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How Financial Advisors Can Avoid Compliance Failures: A Review of SEC 2018 Examination Priorities

Financial advisors can get clues about regulators’ top concerns by looking at the SEC’s…

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Estate Tax Changes Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Effective January 1, 2018, the federal estate tax underwent a massive overhaul with the Tax Cuts…

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