Massad’s 1st year at CFTC about Change, Perry Says

Law360 featured former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Senior Trial Attorney Braden Perry in an evaluation of CFTC’s Chairman Timothy Massad. Perry said that Massad’s change in tone was immediately palpable in his speeches and the agency’s guidance letters. And whereas Gensler had the job of implementing Dodd-Frank Act reforms immediately after they were passed, Massad was able to take a step back and make subtle changes in order to help market participants while still protecting consumers. Although many challenges remain, Perry said that he has a lot of potential to make the markets work in an efficient manner for those the CFTC oversees.

To read the entire article, please visit http://www.law360.com/articles/661281/1-year-in-massad-starts-to-turn-cftc-ship-around.

Braden Perry to Speak on CFTC Dodd-Frank Title VII Market Reform

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, asked Braden Perry, former Senior Trial Attorney at the CFTC and founder of the Kansas City-based Kennyhertz Perry law firm to speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “CFTC’s Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane? Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for May 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET).

Mr. Perry will be part of a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will provide an overview and discussion of the latest changes to The Dodd-Frank Act that affect Financial Market Reform.

Braden Perry Featured on McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute Podcast Discussing CFTC Case against Kraft and Mondelez

McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute President John Kingston recently spoke with Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry, a former senior trial attorney at the CFTC, about the meaning of this battle between a regulator and a large end user and participant in the commodities market.  The McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute’s mission is to support the advancement of open and transparent capital and commodity markets, increased economic opportunity for individuals, communities and nations and to address other societal issues and trends contributing to global growth and prosperity.

To listen to the podcast, visit https://www.mhfi.com/about/Global-Institute/white-papers/Kraft-vs-the-CFTC.html.

Kraft/Mondelez CFTC Case a Test for New Manipulation Standard, Perry Says

Law360 spoke with Braden Perry, Kennyhertz Perry partner and former CFTC Senior Trial Attorney, regarding the Kraft/Mondelez suit accusing the snack makers of manipulating the price of wheat in 2011, and the significance of the relaxed manipulation standard under Dodd-Frank. Under rules passed out of the 2010 law, the CFTC no longer must show that traders specifically intended

Braden Perry Discusses Ulbricht Appeal and Government Hacking with Vice News

In a recent Motherboard Vice News article, Kennyhertz Perry’s Braden Perry discussed the latest in the Ross Ulbricht trial and verdict. Ulbricht was on trial for federal law violations related to actions and control over Silk Road, an online black market shuttered in October 2013. Ulbricht has requested a new trial and, according to Perry, was not unexpected

Perry Speaking at The Knowledge Group Series: CFTC’s Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane?

Kennyhertz Perry Partner Braden Perry was selected as a panelist for the March 11, 2015 Webcast: CFTC’s Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane? The panel will provide an overview and discussion of the latest changes to The Dodd-Frank Act that affect Financial Market Reform. Following the financial market crisis of 2008, Congress enacted

Kennyhertz Invited to Address FastTrac NewVenture Entrepreneurs

John Kennyhertz of Kennyhertz Perry has been invited to address this season’s FastTrac® NewVenture™ entrepreneurs.  FastTrac is a program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and brought to Kansas City by the UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center in partnership with University of Missouri Extension.

In FastTrac NewVenture, aspiring business owners look at all aspects of their proposed companies, explore the feasibility of their business concept, and learn how to develop a viable business plan.  Participants address start-up issues such as assessing the competition, legal matters, marketing and financial management aspects of business ownership.  John will use his legal expertise to introduce the class to the basics of entity selection, first contract issues, and first employee considerations.

Perry Talks Investment Due Diligence

Braden Perry, partner in Kennyhertz Perry, LLC was contacted regarding U.S. Treasury securities and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) for an article titled “Where to Invest When Safety is a Priority” for Depositaccounts.com.  Perry discussed the proper due diligence when determining investments, primarily creativity coupled with common sense. Perry stated, “[t]he more research and preparation that is

KMBZ Radio – Kennyhertz Interviews Entrepreneurs Jason Grill, Ryan Maybee, Rafi Chaudry, and Travis Moore

Once a month, John Kennyhertz co-hosts the “Entrepreneur KC Show” on KMBZ Business Channel 1660 AM.  This month’s show featured Ryan Maybee, co-founder and owner of J. Rieger & Co. Whiskey, as well as the historic Rieger Hotel Restaurant and Manifesto in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City.  The last segment features the owners and brew masters from Torn Label Brewing Company.  You can download the podcast at http://media.kmbz.com/a/101139620/entrepreneur-kc-radio-1-20-15.htm.

Kennyhertz Perry in partnership with J. Grill Media and KMBZ Radio, highlights entrepreneurs, startups, innovation and technologies that are changing lives on the Silicon Prairie and the legal issues these businesses and individual face daily. Tune in Thursdays between 1 and 2 pm on the KMBZ Business Channel 1660 AM.

If you have legal questions concerning startups and emerging business, please contact John Kennyhertz or visit us at www.kennyhertzperry.com.

Do You Need a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) to Raise Money?

474529397If you are seeking to raise investment money for your company, remember that one of the best things you can do to protect yourself is disclosing as much information about your company as possible. That way, if things fall apart and your investors threaten to sue you for securities fraud or the government brings a regulatory action against your company, you can use your disclosures in your defense.

One of the best ways to do this is in a Private Placement Memorandum, or PPM for short. So what’s a PPM?

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Health and Economic Impacts of Car Accident Injuries

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