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Shartsis Does $314M Garbage Deal in Trashed Market

The market is terrible — and the only deals getting done are garbage. No joke. Shartsis Friese partner Derek Wilson just…

Eye of the Storm

As the hedge fund industry struggles this year, it relies more than ever on its service providers, rated here in…

School-To-College Program – New Funding and Expanded Focus

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s School-To-College (STC) program is planning to expand its reach to include a second San Francisco…

Hedge Funds Get a Lesson

Bear Indictments Prompt Review of Operating Procedure The indictment last week of two former Bear Stearns hedge-fund managers has potential…

The Holdouts

Larry Rabkin in the late 1990s found his firm facing a doomsday mantra — that the mid-sized law firm wouldn’t…

Thinking Outside the Box

Cristina Rubke, a second-year associate at San Francisco’s Shartsis Friese, works on the firm’s biggest case, representing minority members of…

Air of Enforceability

Court mulls if arbitration clause can turn deal prepped in mediation into fair game Arthur Shartsis says the case he’s…

The 2006 Alpha Awards – Land of Opportunity

The $1.3 trillion-plus hedge fund industry has been a bonanza for accountants, administrators, lawyers, prime brokers and technology providers. Our…

Hedge Fund Madness

Once again hedge funds—a.k.a. financial lightning in a bottle—have defied efforts by regulators to monitor their activities. With more than $2…

Roundtable – Securities Litigation

In this month’s discussion, our panel of experts discuss the implications of the Seventh Circuit Court’s decision on the safe…

Poisoned Ivy Fight at Princeton Escalates Over Use of a Family’s Gift

PRINCETON, N.J.—On April 4, 2002, a top adviser to Shirley M. Tilghman, the president of Princeton University, warned her against…

Playing Hard to Get

Despite their eligibility, some firms would rather stay single Ask law firm leaders or consultants for a Northern California merger…

A Hedge Grows in San Francisco

Founders of West Coast Hedge Fund Practice Are Leaders Today The year was 1983, and John Broadhurst and Douglas Hammer…

The Terminator

Terminating sanctions, the most extreme punishment in civil litigation, are so unusual that some attorneys practice their entire careers without…

SEC Doesn’t Appeal Tax-Related Charges in Kenneth Ough Case; Reaction Mixed

The SEC’s decision not to appeal the tax-related charges in the Kenneth Ough case is a victory for the former…