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Doing Business Abroad

Making sure your overseas business complies with foreign as well as US laws By Mark J. Astarita, Esq. We all know that the Internet has made the world smaller, and opened numerous opportunities for various businesses to conduct business with persons and entities residing in foreign countries. With those opportunities […]

Brokers News

First Union Securities Renamed Wachovia Securities

Name Change Effective May 2002 By Rick Weinberg First Union Securities will announce Wednesday that it has been renamed Wachovia Securities, Registered Rep. magazine has learned. The name change is effective May 2002. First Union is the retail brokerage arm of Wachovia Corporation, along with IJL Wachovia. The firm, the […]


Disclosure Issue Would Snag Brokers

New NASD Proposal will require more disclosures by retail brokers. The war on analysts is now threatening brokers. In proposing heightened disclosures from analysts, the NASDR has included retail brokers as well. The July proposal, NASD Notice to Members 01-45, broadens disclosure obligations for public appearances by analysts and brokers […]

Arbitration Brokers Case Law Compliance

Attempt to Void Settlement

Arbitration Panel Orders Return of Settlement Payment, and Awards Nothing. WEINBERG v. BEAR STEARNS & CO., INC., NYSE ID #2000-008216 (Los Angeles, 10/18/00): Recently confirmed, this Award presents an unusual outcome in a “two-bites-of-the-apple” scenario. According to the “Case Summary” section of the Award, Israel and Molly Weinberg entered into […]