Client Alerts & Publications

  • Client Alert

    In a decision that should help restore investors’ faith in the protections afforded municipal bondholders under the United States Bankruptcy Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”), on June 12, 2024, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (the “First Circuit” or the “Court”) held that the bondholders (the “Bondholders”) of certain Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (“PREPA”) electric revenue bonds (the “Bonds”) have a non-recourse claim against PREPA’s estate in PREPA’s reorganization proceedings under Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, 48 U.S.C. §§ 2161-78 (“PROMESA”), for the full principal amount of their outstanding Bonds, plus matured interest, of approximately $8.5 billion, and that the Bonds are secured by PREPA’s current and future Net Revenues.

  • Chapman Insights

    Despite recent regulatory efforts from FINRA and the SEC, industry participants continue to have no clear understanding of what qualifies a product as either “complex” or “risky.”  In this article, Chapman attorneys provide insight and context for a path forward for definitive guidance regarding complex products, but also for a more rational regulatory scheme that considers a wide variety of factors. This article proposes an objective framework for broker-dealers and investment advisers to consider Defined Outcome ETFs, regardless of whether they are deemed complex under the current regulatory environment, by utilizing a well-established measure of risk to assess whether an investment in those vehicles is in a client’s best interest.

  • Client Alert

    On June 7, Governor Pritzker signed into law House Bill 4582, Public Act 103-0591 (the “Act”). Among other items, the Act amends the School Code, the Local Government Debt Reform Act (Debt Reform Act), and the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL).


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