Jamie Jones Graduates From Leadership Greater Little Rock Program

2018-06-22

Jamie Jones graduated earlier today from the Leadership Greater Little Rock program. Jamie, who served as social chair for her class, is one of the 55 graduates in the class of XXXIII.

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FDA Poised to Regulate Lab Grown Meat & Poultry

2018-06-20

By: Robert W. George and Kael K. Bowling

A June 15, 2018 notice from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. suggests that the Food and Drug Administration may have won the first round of a debate about who should regulate meat and poultry products grown in laboratories rather than on farms. In its notice, FDA touts its prior experience evaluating new areas of food innovation and schedules a public meeting in Washington, D.C. for July 12, 2018 to start the dialogue about how to regulate “cultured meat products” made from cells collected from animals that are multiplied using non-traditional food technologies.

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Restoration of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009

2018-06-20

By: Kael K. Bowling

On June 23, 2018, the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) will go back into effect to offer protection for tenants when their rented property goes into foreclosure.  

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Attorney Jamie Jones Elected to the Board of Directors of Arkansas Bar Foundation

2018-06-19

Jamie Jones was elected to the Arkansas Bar Foundation Board of Directors at the annual Foundation Membership meeting on June 13, 2018. The Arkansas Bar Foundation is governed by an 18 member Board of Directors composed of Fellows elected by the Foundation Membership from each of three state bar districts. Jamie, a member of the Central Bar District, will serve a three-year term ending in 2021. 

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Creating Liquidity for Shareholders of Community Banks and Other Privately-Held Companies

2018-06-19

By: Robert T. Smith

A recent Wall Street Journal article noted that there were more than 7,400 companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges in 1996 around the beginning of the dot-com fueled bull market. That number has been cut in half through the first quarter of 2018. The reasons for this are numerous, including increased compliance costs and the liberalization of securities laws allowing companies more flexibility to raise capital without public registration. With the reduced number of public company investment options, holdings in private companies have inevitably become a larger share of the investment portfolio of many Americans.  

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