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.

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.

When Should Bar Applicants Begin Their Character and Fitness Applications? Perry Says Now

In an American Bar Association Student Lawyer publication, Braden Perry discusses the benefits to gathering information early for Character and Fitness Applications.

The key, said Perry, is to stay organized and focus on being consistent. “Consistency is often overlooked,” he said. “One of the things the Kansas Board of Law Examiners and other bar examiners do is look at your law school application, as well as any other applications they’re able to come across, and determine if there are inconsistencies. If there are, that’s a red flag.”

Kennyhertz Perry Client Alert: Enforcement Powers of the CFPB

Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the Act) established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and authorizes it to supervise certain consumer financial services companies and large depository institutions and their affiliates for consumer protection purposes. The CFPB has been charged with implementing and examination for compliance with Federal consumer finance law.

The CFPB also has extensive authorities to not only investigate violations of federal consumer protection laws but also implement broad enforcement relief.

Perry Speaks with Law360 on CFTC Enforcement Actions Returning to Administrative Court

In an interview with Law360, former CFTC senior trial attorney and Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry discussed the CFTC’s recent decision to take enforcement proceedings to administrative court. Citing lack of resources, the CFTC claims bringing enforcement actions in administrative courts would “allow the commission to develop its expertise and the powers given to it in 2010 by Dodd-Frank.”  Perry described it as a “setback” for subjects of CFTC investigations and the lack of resources at a federally funded agency “shouldn’t be the reason for a policy change that eliminates what a defendant might see as a fair and full process.”