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Jonathan Friedland

About Jonathan Friedland

Jonathan Friedland is a partner with Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer, a law firm with offices in Chicago and New York City. Born and raised in a New York suburb, Friedland graduated SUNY-Albany magna cum laude in three years and then earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Friedland clerked for a federal judge during the one year immediately after law school, before entering private practice. Prior to joining SFGH, Friedland was a partner with Kirkland & Ellis, an adjunct professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and the first visiting professor at the Clayton School of Entrepreneurial Law, at the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is also the founder of DailyDAC™ and Financial Poise™.

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SEC’s 2016 Priorities Include Cybersecurity, ETFs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has set out its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ (OCIE) 2016 priorities. New areas of focus include liquidity controls, public pension advisers, product promotion, in addition to two popular investment products – exchange-traded funds and variable annuities.


Grades and the Success of C Students

Grades Matter: Thoughts on the Success of C Students

“There is a common opinion that if you study hard and graduate with an “A diploma,” it will guarantee you will find a great job that pays well. Unfortunately, the reality is different. Although, most positions require you to have a diploma, no one will look through your grades. When you graduate, the only thing that matters is your knowledge and the ability to operate within the system.”


The Doctor And the Drug Dealer: A Parable About Registered Investment Advisors and Broker-Dealers

If you go to the doctor and the doctor prescribes medicine made by a company that the doctor owns shares in, does the doctor have a conflict of interest? What if the doctor is paid for every pill she prescribes? Is that a conflict?


Fraud is Alive and Well – Buyer Beware

Financial fraud in the United States is alive and well. And, as Stephen A. Bornstein wrote in this newspaper nearly a year and a half ago in this newspaper, the JOBS Act is likely to cause an uptick in fraudulent investment schemes.


Tesla is Not a Car Company

Tesla Is Not a Car Company

Tesla produces cars, but investors shouldn’t think of Elon Musk’s pet company as an auto manufacturer. Rather, Tesla seems primed to win big in another field.


SEC lifts the ban. Time to re-think your portfolio?

SEC lifts the ban. Time to re-think your portfolio?


Accredited Investors Angel Investing Investing JOBS Act Hedge Funds

The JOBS Act and the Accredited Investor – Part 1

Accredited investors who are not experienced in making such investments will suffer some degree of information overload, as they get up to speed on these investment categories. There will also be scams and schemes designed to take advantage of their lack of knowledge.


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