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The Real Story of an NFL Lawsuit

UPON FURTHER REVIEW: Real Story of an NFL Lawsuit

It was 4:00 AM when the police convoy rolled up on Country Crossing, a new electronic bingo house in Alabama. No fewer than 135 state police cars cascaded into the rural compound. In the aftermath, a group of NFL players—including big names like Ray Lewis and Fred Taylor—lost tens of millions of dollars.

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More Venting About the ‘Democratizing’ of Investing

More Venting About the ‘Democratizing’ of Investing

I believe, in fact, that someone heavily invested in the public equity markets (whether directly through stocks or through stock mutual funds) and other widely traded or held asset classes may be irresponsible for not investing in startups. This is because the concept of diversification is commonly misunderstood to mean that as long as you invest in a broad array of stocks you will be well diversified.

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Column Takes Aim at the Topic of Fraud

Hello, my name is Adam Hirsch. Welcome to “(Alleged) Frauds, Fakes and Ponzis,” a column dedicated to exploring, explaining and occasionally making light of the world of business fraud. This column is dedicated to the proposition that most of the time, there’s not a cartoon villain or a pre-determined outcome. By way of example, consider the multiple fraud schemes that have ensnared — you guessed it — lawyers.

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A Few Minutes With … Yesenia Cardona, William J. Ryan and Charles Saydek

We’ve asked some of the experts at the accounting and consulting firm of EisnerAmper LLP to author a new column, “EBITA and Other Scary Words,” premiering soon. In advance of that, we wanted to introduce the authors: Yesenia Cardona, William J. Ryan, and Charles Saydek. The idea driving this column is simple: if you don’t understand your numbers, you don’t understand your business, and these experts from the firm’s Private Business Services group will explain everything you need to know about EBITA and the other scary words that show up on financial statements.

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Equity Crowdfunding Performance Review: Billions for Startups, But What about Returns for Investors?

There is no lack of statistics about how much capital has been raised, and how those dollar amounts have increased year over year, in the new asset class called securities crowdfunding. The statistics about investor returns have been much less forthcoming, partly because securities crowdfunding is only a few years old, but also because investor returns are not as “transparent” as offerings and sales on funding platforms.

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