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Month: May 2020

Five Lessons from Early Comment Letters on COVID-19

It’s still early, but we’re starting to learn more about how the SEC is policing disclosures around the pandemic. Like the disease itself, SEC comment letters take time to surface, and those we are seeing now are from the early days of the...

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Issuers Find a Pandemic Remedy: the Poison Pill

As citizens of the world await a COVID-19 vaccine, public companies are turning to their medicine cabinets for another, older remedy. Those companies are worried that in our pandemic-spooked markets, opportunists will recognize that their s...

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FASB Gives Issuers a Break on Tough Lease-Accounting Questions

As the pandemic keeps brick-and-mortar businesses shuttered across the country, landlords are giving concessions to retailers, restaurants and offices that have been closed through no fault of their own. That’s welcome news for tenants. But...

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