Outside General Counsel Attorneys

Outside General Counsel Attorneys

Our team understands that businesses of all sizes, from startups to large corporations, seek to operate as efficiently as possible. We also have the perspective of knowing that businesses have ongoing need for outside general counsel across a range of issues.

To meet this need, we provide our clients with experienced outside general counsel that partners with management to meet a company’s specific legal needs in a cost-effective manner. We act as outside general counsel so that clients have full-time legal support without the overhead and cost of hiring an in-house attorney.

As former in-house attorneys, our lawyers have experience working from within a company to manage the full spectrum of legal issues that commonly arise during the life of a business. We combine this background with a high standard of client service to position our firm as a strong provider of outside general counsel services.

Kansas City Financial Services Attorneys

Kansas City Financial Services Attorneys

Kennyhertz Perry integrates broad regulatory expertise in their Financial Services practice group, including compliance and enforcement, with the transactional practices to which that expertise is critical. We are called upon by businesses who need help navigating current and future regulatory challenges stemming from the global financial crisis. To assist our clients in understanding the issues that will affect their industries, entities and transactions, we understand the impact of regulations and requirements of both The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and a wide variety of U.S. and foreign regulatory reforms targeting investment business and market structures, alternative investment fund managers, private equity and others, central clearing and exchange-trading of derivatives, market abuse and insider dealing, capital regimes, and commodity derivatives.

Kennyhertz Perry regularly counsels lenders, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and fund managers on the laws, rules, and regulatory developments affecting their business, including regulatory requirements, risk management, licensing and registration, sales and marketing practices and materials, manuals and training, day-to-day compliance.

Kansas City Emerging Business Attorneys

Kansas City Emerging Business Attorneys

Kennyhertz Perry’s depth of experience working with multiple emerging companies, as well as its attorneys’ own success as entrepreneurs, gives our firm valuable perspective that allows us to counsel startup companies on a range of issues that are relevant to their immediate and future business needs.

Our firm focuses its experience on proactively helping clients achieve their business goals while being mindful of the pitfalls that can inhibit your ability to execute on long-term growth strategies. Our attorneys have full understanding of the complex legal and business issues that clients face as they pursue these business goals.

As former in-house lawyers, as well as former government regulatory attorneys, our firm has first-hand experience not only with growing successful businesses but also with the challenges clients face as they navigate day-to-day legal issues facing their business.

Perry Featured in Law.com’s Piece on FTC’s “Made in the USA” Enforcement

Perry Featured in Law.com’s Piece on FTC’s “Made in the USA” Enforcement

Braden Perry, Regulatory & Compliance attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC, recently discussed the FTC’s “Made in the USA” enforcement and its impact on business. Mr. Perry described the process and time line of a “Made in the USA” FTC inquiry and the factors a business considers in determining its options, and how cooperation and lines of communication can decrease a potential enforcement action.

Click here to read the full Law.com article.

For more information on FTC’s “Made in the USA” enforcement, please contact braden@kennyhertzperry.com or visit us online at kennyhertzperry.com.

Recent Trends in Credit Card Fraud

ValuePenguin, a personal finance website designed to assist consumers about financial decisions, recently discussed the current trends involving credit card fraud. Kennyhertz Perry Regulatory & Compliance attorney Braden Perry was one of the experts who weighed in on the trends since the 2008 financial troubles, the current and future technology and the ways consumers can protect themselves. “Credit card fraud can range from low tech to very high tech. It will never go away, but consumers can mitigate their chances significantly by using common sense and basic financial safety,” Perry said. The increased spending will increase fraud. ” Now, as credit use heads to prerecession levels, fraud is on the rise. Plus, the increased online marketplaces also lead to additional opportunities for fraud”

The article shows fraud by state discusses the 41% increase in fraud since 2014. The full article can be viewed here.

Marijuana Attorneys – Regulatory Issues

Marijuana Attorneys – Regulatory Issues

Kennyhertz Perry’s  regulatory attorneys specializing in novel and emerging regulatory issues, including issues related to the legalization of cannabis, investments into the industry, the Controlled Substance Act, and marijuana issues affecting the states. As former regulators, and former Chief Compliance Officer, our marijuana attorneys understand the trading aspects and exchange aspects of the proposed business models.

Non-Registrant Sanctions: CFTC Taking Actions for Failure to File Required Reports

Non-Registrants face many CFTC rules and regulations, and increasingly the obligation to file certain reporting forms, including Forms 204 and 304. Violations of these obligations have been highlighted recently in several CFTC enforcement actions, including CHS Inc., Marubeni America Corporation, and most recently Agrocorp International Pte Ltd. and Golden Agri International Pte Ltd.

Non-Registrant knowledge and understanding of the very technical and sometimes contradictory reporting minutia. If you have questions regarding CFTC Forms 204 and 304, Regulation 19.01, or any other CFTC rule or regulation, please contact Braden Perry with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC’s Commodities, Futures, and Derivatives, and Government Enforcement practice groups, where roots of the practice are in the commodities markets, where Mr. Perry spent time as a CFTC Senior Trial Attorney.  Kennyhertz Perry lawyers regularly advise our clients on compliance with the complex laws and regulations governing the securities and derivatives industries, including the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, the Commodity Exchange Act, and CFTC regulations, and the rules of the derivatives exchanges and clearinghouses and other industry self-regulatory organizations. Kennyhertz Perry lawyers guide clients on comment-making about proposed legislation and regulation, provide ongoing operational and compliance counseling, and offer advice on modifications of transaction structure and documentation. Mr. Perry also brings his enforcement experience and his substantial prior experience in white collar criminal defense practice, and represents corporate clients and individual officers and directors at every stage of government investigations and enforcement actions – including white collar criminal matters – initiated by state and federal agencies, including the CFTC and NFA.

Checklist for Government Contact

When a party is contacted by a federal, state, or local regulatory or law enforcement or government entity, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Medicare/Medicaid agencies such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Health

CFTC Enforcement Action Targets Company for Failure to File CFTC Form 204

In another enforcement action involving failure to file CFTC from 2014 as required by CFTC Regulation 19.01, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ordered Golden Agri International Pte Ltd. to pay $150,000. This follows similar actions against farm co-op CHS Inc. and Marubeni America Corporation and is a reminder to reportable market participants of their ongoing legal obligation to comply in a timely manner with Regulation 19.01, which prescribes the form and manner for submitting Form 204 reports to the Commission for wheat, corn, oats, soybeans, soybean oil, and soybean meal. Regulation 19.01(b) requires that the Form 204 report be made monthly by the close of business on the last Friday of the month, and filed with the Commission’s Office in Chicago, IL by the third business day following the date of the report or via facsimile, telephone, or mail. 

Failure to file Form 204 reports in a timely manner and follow instructions constitutes a violation of Regulation 19.01, which is actionable under the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) and Commission regulations and these actions show that enforcement proceedings will brought against nonconforming companies. 

If you have questions regarding CFTC Form 204, Regulation 19.01(b), or any other CFTC rule or regulation, please contact Braden Perry with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC’s Commodities, Futures, and Derivatives, and Government Enforcement practice groups, where roots of the practice are in the commodities markets, where Mr. Perry spent time as a CFTC Senior Trial Attorney.  Kennyhertz Perry lawyers regularly advise our clients on compliance with the complex laws and regulations governing the securities and derivatives industries, including the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, the Commodity Exchange Act, and CFTC regulations, and the rules of the derivatives exchanges and clearinghouses and other industry self-regulatory organizations. Kennyhertz Perry lawyers guide clients on comment-making about proposed legislation and regulation, provide ongoing operational and compliance counseling, and offer advice on modifications of transaction structure and documentation. Mr. Perry also brings his enforcement experience and his substantial prior experience in white collar criminal defense practice, and represents corporate clients and individual officers and directors at every stage of government investigations and enforcement actions – including white collar criminal matters – initiated by state and federal agencies, including the CFTC and NFA.

Kennyhertz Perry Named Investment Due Diligence Law Firm of the Year – Midwest

Kennyhertz Perry Named Investment Due Diligence Law Firm of the Year – Midwest

2016 Global Fund Awards Recognized Kennyhertz Perry, LLC NEWS RELEASE (KANSAS CITY, June 16, 2016) Kansas City  business law firm, Kennyhertz Perry was recently named “2016 Investment Due Diligence Law Firm of the Year” by Global Fund Awards. Critical judgments and decisions in the investment process are essential. Whether it’s stocks, bonds, real estate assets

Kansas City Litigation Attorneys

Kansas City Litigation Attorneys

Kennyhertz Perry’s Kansas City  litigation attorneys handle significant disputes for a broad spectrum of financial institutions, major commercial, industrial and service corporations and high net worth individuals involving state and federal cases, as well as parallel proceedings before criminal, administrative, and regulatory agencies. Our attorneys have substantial experience in all aspects of dispute resolution, including