For the eleventh consecutive year, Finn Dixon & Herling is ranked in Chambers and Partners' top tier. We continue to be the only firm designated by Chambers to its top tier, “Band 1”, for Corporate/M&A law firms in Connecticut.
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Alfred Pavlis Speaks at WESFACCA Conference on SEC Enforcement
Alfred Pavlis spoke on February 11, 2015, at the annual conference titled “A Day of SEC Updates & Developments,” hosted by the Westchester/Fairfield County Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Pavlis was a member of a panel that discussed current SEC enforcement issues such as insider trading, whistleblowers, “bad actor” waivers, the increasing use of SEC administrative proceedings, and the renewed investigative focus on “gatekeepers.” The panel also included the Deputy Director of Enforcement for the SEC, a director of litigation from a global investment bank, and a partner from a Washington, DC law firm.
Michael Spiro to Speak at Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors 2015 Winter Conference
Michael Spiro will be speaking on a panel at the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors 2015 Winter Conference in Las Vegas on the topic of "Compensation Planning and Tax Structuring with Carried Interest, Rollover Equity and Incentive-based Equity Compensation." Event details can be found at www.amaaonline.com. A 10% discount off registration is available using the registration code SPKR10.
Michael P. Spiro authors Journal of Taxation article on Hedge Fund Manager Compensation
Michael Spiro has authored an article in the December, 2014 issue of the Journal of Taxation entitled "Revenue Ruling 2014-18: Welcome Comfort but Questions Remain." The article examines both the economic and tax consequences of using stock appreciation rights settled in offshore hedge fund interests (often referred to as "Fund Appreciation Rights") as a means of compensating hedge fund managers on a deferred basis. Copies of the article are available upon request.