Davis Polk discusses SEC Release of Final Municipal Advisor Registration Rules, Part II: Permanent Registration Process

The following is based on a memo from Davis Polk, published on October 7, 2013, which is available here.  The original memo contains many useful tables and definitions which have been omitted from this post.

On September 18, 2013, the SEC adopted a final rule (the “Final Rule”) establishing a permanent registration scheme to replace the temporary registration scheme for municipal advisors that has been in effect since October 2010. As discussed in our memorandum dated October 2, 2013 titled “SEC Releases Final Municipal Advisor Registration Rules – Part I: Who is a Municipal Advisor?” (the “… Read more

Davis Polk discusses SEC Release of Final Municipal Advisor Registration Rule, Part I: Who is a Municipal Advisor?

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted its final rule on the permanent registration of municipal advisors (the “Final Rule”). The Final Rule replaces the current temporary registration scheme for municipal advisors with a permanent registration scheme, and provides extensive guidance concerning when a person or firm is acting as a municipal advisor.

This memorandum comprises Part I of a two-part series of client memoranda on the Final Rule. This Part I focuses on the entities that are subject to regulation and registration as municipal advisors. Part II (the “Part II

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