NEWS INSIGHTS

Noteworthy developments affecting our firm, industries and clients.

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ROBIN L. LETCHINGER JOINS CROKE FAIRCHILD MORGAN & BERES AS CHAIR OF FAMILY ENTERPRISE PRACTICE

Robin’s practice will focus on family businesses, family enterprises and family office matters. Robin brings over two decades of experience working with family enterprises of all sizes and structures.

January 11, 2021

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NASDAQ PROPOSES DIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LISTED COMPANY BOARDS

Last month, the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) proposed a new rule that would require Nasdaq-listed companies to a) have (or explain why they do not have) at least two directors meeting certain diversity requirements; and b) provide ongoing disclosure about diversity statistics pertaining to their boards of directors. This is another predictable (and predicted) step in the growing focus on corporate diversity spearheaded in tandem by institutional shareholders, state governments and regulatory organizations.

January 7, 2021

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UPDATES ON THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM UNDER THE CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act) was signed into law. The legislation amends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and administered through the Small Business Administration (SBA). The Act earmarks approximately $284.85 billion in loans to eligible, first-time PPP borrowers and eligible, second-time PPP borrowers that previously received a PPP loan.

January 5, 2021

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Preparing for the 2021 Proxy Season

November 17, 2020

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Croke Fairchild Represents Eton Pharmaceuticals in $22 Million Follow-on Public Offering

November 17, 2020

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SEC Continues Efforts To Expand the Private Offering Securities Exemptions Which Many Small-to-Medium Businesses Rely Upon for Capital Raising

November 16, 2020

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Less Than A Year In, Chicago Firm Triples in Size, Eyes More Growth

October 16, 2020

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Timothy “Timmy” Knudsen Named Chairman of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals

October 7, 2020

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Board Diversity Update: California

October 5, 2020

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Pressure Ramps Up For Board And Workforce Diversity In Public Companies: Start Thinking About Next Year’s Proxy Statement Now

September 15, 2020

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SEC Expands Definitions of “Accredited Investor” and “Qualified Institutional Buyer” 
September 1, 2020

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SEC Risk Alert: Key Take-Aways for Private Fund Advisers
July 21, 2020

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Timothy Knudsen Selected Among Crain’s 2020 “Notable LGBTQ Executives”
July 13, 2020

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Reminder: Female and Minority Directors Report Now Required for Illinois-Headquartered Public Companies
July 1, 2020

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Update on the Paycheck Protection Progam Under the CARES Act
June 25, 2020

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The 2020 Market Break: Key Take-Aways for Fund Managers
June 8, 2020

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Ex-Big Law Laywers Expand Chicago Corporate Boutique as Pandemic Hits Larger Firms
May 27, 2020

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Does New Guidance Make PPP Loans Viable for U.S. Subsidiaries (of Foreign Parents)?
May 15, 2020

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SEC Provides Guidance on Covid-19 Reporting Relief
May 11, 2020

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Home Equity Financing Fintech Noah nabs $150m in funding
April 22, 2020

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Updates on the Paycheck Protection Program under the Cares Act
April 6, 2020

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Aid for Businesses
March 27, 2020

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Geoffrey R. Morgan appointed to Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Small Business Advisory Committee
March 26, 2020

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COVID-19 Bulletin
March 20, 2020

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Client Brief | SEC Proposes Amendments to Increase Access to Private Capital Markets
December 23, 2019

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Client Alert | Preparing for the 2020 Proxy Season
October 30, 2019

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Client Brief | SEC Expands “Testing-the-Waters” Rule Beyond Emerging Growth Companies
October 30, 2019

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Notable Recent Amendments to the Deleware General Corporation Law
September 27, 2019