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10.30.2014   |   Blog Articles, MSRB, Securities Litigation

MSRB Proposes Gift Limitations for Municipal Advisors

The MSRB last week proposed an extension of its gift-limitations Rule G-20 to encompass municipal advisors. The Proposed Rule generally limits gifts in relation to municipal securities or advisory services to $100 per year. The limit excludes normal-course (not excessive) business entertainment or sponsorships, transaction commemoratives, or personal gifts (e.g. birthdays, weddings). Comments on the G-20 proposal are due by December 8 and the MSRB will hold a webinar on the release November 13. See MSRB Reg. Not. 2014-18, here. The MSRB also has proposed amendments extending its pay-to-play prohibitions in Rule G-37 to municipal advisors. The G-37 proposal (Reg. Not. 2014-15) is here. Thomas K. Potter, III (tpotter@burr.com) is a partner in the Securities Litigation Practice Group at Burr & Forman, LLP. Managing Partner of the Nashville office, Tom is licensed in Tennessee, Texas and Louisiana. He has over 28 years’ experience representing financial institutions in litigation, regulatory and compliance matters. © 2014 by Thomas K. Potter, III (all rights reserved)

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