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JOSEPH LAW NEWSBRIEF – Financial Regulation Update: Community Banks and Main Street Scoring Well Against Wall Street However Unknowns Persist

The U.S. Senate continues to debate the Dodd Bill also known as the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S. 3217).  Since the original procedural logjam was broken in the Senate on May 5, 2010, the Senate has debated twenty amendments and approved eleven changes. A few of the most important substantive votes have been widely reported such as the Shelby-Dodd Amendment, related to the “to big to fail” debate and the Sanders amendment regarding approval of a one-time audit of the Federal Reserve Board.  Few other amendments have received much fanfare, but they provide a glimpse of the

JOSEPH LAW NEWSBRIEF: FDIC Paves the Way for Private Investors to Recapitalize Troubled Banks and Bid for Failed Banks

The recently announced high profile recapitalization of Pacific Capital Bancorp by investor Gerald Ford and affiliates, coupled with the newest FAQ issued by the FDIC on April 23, 2010, indicates that private equity now has several paths to successfully enter the queue for failed bank acquisitions and troubled bank recapitalizations.  However, it is also clear that the FDIC, as gatekeeper, is primarily opening the door to “patient” money invested by “anchor groups” who are willing to subject themselves to federal bank agency scrutiny.  It remains extremely important for such potential investors to engage qualified bank regulatory attorneys and consult closely

Joseph Law Corporation Adds Litigation and Employment Law Specialties with Addition of Jonathan M. Cohen

San Francisco, CA — April 27, 2010.  Joseph Law Corporation announced today that it has expanded its complex litigation and employment law expertise through the addition of Jonathan M. Cohen as Of Counsel to the firm. “We are extremely pleased that Jonathan Cohen is teaming up with Joseph Law Corporation. With his extensive state and federal court litigation expertise as well as his experience providing pre-dispute advice in the areas of complex commercial transactions, executive compensation and employment law, we have rounded out our ability to offer complete legal solutions to public companies and private businesses,” said Jonathan Joseph, the

Jonathan Joseph’s Advocacy for Bank Client Featured in a Special Report to the Washington Examiner: “The Little Bank That Fought Back”

In a special report to the Washington Examiner, Jonathan Joseph is featured as part of the story of Westamerica Bank’s 2002 faceoff with the Greenlining Institute. The article notes that Westamerica Bank has the distinction of being the one bank that fought back against the Greenlining Institute.  After Westamerica filed a bank merger acquisition with the Federal Reserve Bank in 2002, the Bank endured the then standard protest and negative press campaign initiated by the Greenlining Institute.  However, rather than capitulating to demands of Greenlining officials the Bank called upon its attorney, Jonathan Joseph, to assist it in achieving its

Joseph Law to sponsor WIB’s Annual Conference for Bank Presidents, Senior Officers and Directors in Scottsdale

Joseph Law will be a sponsor and Jonathan Joseph a participant at the Western Independent Banker’s 2010 Bank Presidents, Senior Officers and Directors Conference which will be focusing on Solutions for a Changing Banking Environment.  The Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch from March 27 to March 31, 2010.  This annual event brings together leaders in the banking industry, federal banking regulators and community and independent bank executive officers and directors for four days of high level presentations, conversations and networking. For additional information, please visit their website. PR: wait… I: wait… L: wait…