December 1, 2015

November 30, 2015

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Changes Membership Application Fees

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced that it will waive continuing membership application (CMA) fees when a CMA proposes minor changes that do not require substantial review by FINRA staff, such as certain changes in ownership, control or business operations. In addition, FINRA will refund application fees for new or continuing membership applications that are withdrawn within 30 days of filing. The application fee refunds are subject to a $500 processing fee.

More information is available here.

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Janet M. Angstadt, Securities Lawyer, Katten Muchin

Janet M. Angstadt is the head of Katten's Chicago Financial Services practice. She focuses her practice on broker-dealer and exchange compliance issues and advises companies on matters regarding compliance with the regulations of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and self-regulatory organizations (SROs).

Janet represents clients in a wide range of legal and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, SRO investigations, compliance issues related to registrations, sales practice, short sales, Regulation NMS, market-making and options and equities order...

James M. Brady, Katten Muchin Law Firm, Finance Attorney

James Brady concentrates his practice in financial services matters.

While in law school, James was an editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court.