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  • ADISA Executive Director Letter to Membership: There Is an Antidote, and It Is Us

    Apr 23, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    Let me play the antidote to a lot of “new normal?” questions coming my way. It is important to stay methodical, thoughtful (as in historically curious), and realistic, and avoid those consultants and Twitterati whose role it is to ever pretend (and sell) the next new movement or thing.
    Full story
  • ADISA Co-Signs FEA Letter to IRS

    Apr 21, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    A coalition led by the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA) will request that the IRS clarify further whether or not the extension period provided earlier (Rev Proc 2018-58) also applies.
    Full story
  • Notice to ADISA Members Regarding Emergency Relief Sought for DSTs

    Apr 15, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    Darryl Steinhause, a partner with DLA Piper (US) LLP, joined with Daniel Cullen, a partner with Baker & McKenzie, LLP, and submitted a joint letter on April 14, 2020 (the “Letter”), requesting emergency relief on behalf of all Delaware Statutory Trusts that own real property (“DSTs”).
    Full story
  • IRS Extends Time Periods for Section 1031 Exchanges and Opportunity Zones

    Apr 10, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2020-23 (the “Notice”) which provides relief to certain taxpayers as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
    Full story
  • ADISA Joins Coalition in Letter to Secretary of the Treasurer in Request to Delay Like-Kind Exchange Deadlines

    Mar 23, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    In response to the COVID-19 crisis currently sweeping the nation, real estate associations, including ADISA, are asking that the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service take administrative action to help ensure liquidity in real estate markets by delaying deadlines applicable to like-kind exchange that are currently underway.
    Full story
  • 2020 ADISA Spring Conference Cancellation Notice

    Mar 14, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the concerted efforts underway throughout the United States and across the globe to mitigate its spread, ADISA has made the difficult but responsible decision – in the interest of the health and well-being of our members and others – to cancel the 2020 Spring Conference in Orlando, Florida that was scheduled for April 6 – 8.
    Full story
  • ADISA Appoints New Board Director

    Mar 12, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA (Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association), the nation’s largest trade association serving the alternative investment and securities industry, has selected an industry leader to its 2020 board. Drew Dornbusch of LaSalle Investment Management will serve as a director through 2020.
    Full story
  • ADISA's Statement on COVID-19

    Mar 9, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    As you know, ADISA’s conferences are important events for the livelihood of the non-traded alternative investment space. Our 2020 Spring Conference (Orlando, April 6-8) is rapidly approaching, with registration ahead of pace compared to recent years, and our exhibit hall is nearly sold out. In short, we are planning for another successful event.
    Full story
  • ADISA Addresses Concerns Regarding NASAA's Survey on Regulation Best Interest Implementation

    Feb 25, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA joined major financial trade associations in expressing concerns regarding NASAA’s Survey on Regulation Best Interest Implementation, and have respectfully requested that the State Securities Regulators and members of the NASAA Reg BI Implementation Committee to adequately address the concerns.
    Full story
  • ADISA Announces 2020 President-Elect and Officers

    Feb 3, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    At its first Board meeting of the year, the new ADISA (the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association) Board, elected by the membership in late 2019, selected its 2020 officers. Larry Sullivan of Passco Companies begins his term as the 2020 ADISA president (having been elected president-elect in 2019), and Brian Buehler of Triton Pacific Securities was elected as the 2020 president-elect and will serve as president in 2021. The other ADISA officers selected were: Sherri Cooke of AI Insight as vice president; Ann Moore of International Assets Advisory as secretary; and Mark Kosanke of Concorde Investment Services as treasurer. Greg Mausz of Preferred Capital Securities, ADISA’s 2019 president, will serve the Board as its immediate past president.
    Full story
  • ADISA Testifies at Massachusetts Securities Division Hearing

    Jan 13, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    On January 7th, the Division held a public hearing regarding this proposal, where ADISA Legislative & Regulatory Committee member John Grady, a partner with Practus, LLP, testified to bring to light concerns with the proposed regulation and to underscore the importance of having any regulation take into account the unique nature of alternative investments.
    Full story
  • ADISA Submits Comment Letter to Massachusetts Securities Division Re: Proposed Fiduciary Regulations

    Jan 3, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA submitted a letter to the Massachusetts Securities Division in response to their request for comments on the proposal to amend 950 Mass. Code Regs 12.200 as they relate to the standard of conduct applicable to broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers and investment adviser representatives.
    Full story
  • ADISA Announces 2020 Board of Directors

    Dec 12, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    The members of ADISA (Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association), the nation's largest trade association serving the alternative investment and securities industry, have chosen new directors for its 2020 board. ADISA holds democratic elections hosted by a neutral online vendor, and the elections are open to all member categories (with a maximum of three votes per firm).
    Full story
  • ADISA Submits Letter to Congress Urging Withdrawal of Section 2 of IRS Notice 2007-55

    Dec 4, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA submitted a letter to several members of Congress yesterday urging them to withdraw Section 2 of IRS Notice 2007-55, which pertains to the treatment of liquidating distributions of a real estate investment trust.
    Full story
  • A Recap of ADISA's 2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show

    Oct 28, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    We thank everyone who attended our Annual Conference & Trade Show, an exciting event where industry experts provided the latest information on investment products and regulatory updates, as well as tips and tools to help attendees grow their business and navigate today’s markets. Industry members came out in droves and we set an attendance record with more than 1,000 educators, regulators and industry leaders.
    Full story
  • ADISA Submits Comment Letter to the SEC Regarding its Concept Release on Harmonization of Securities Offering Exemptions

    Sep 25, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA submitted a letter this week to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request for comments concerning its Concept Release on Harmonization of Securities Offerings Exemption. In the letter, ADISA responded to one topic in particular and supported an expanded “accredited investor” definition mentioned in the Concept Release.
    Full story
  • ADISA Meets with New Jersey State Regulators to Discuss Proposed Fiduciary Rule and Alternative Investments

    Sep 18, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA’s government relations team met with regulators in New Jersey earlier this week to discuss the state’s impending fiduciary rule. ADISA board member and former president, John Grady (Practus), along with Thomas Rosenfield (HillStaffer), attended the meeting.
    Full story
  • ADISA Expands Publications Efforts, Engages Association Publisher

    Aug 26, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA is pleased to announce an important expansion of its publication efforts, particularly Alternative Investments Quarterly (AIQ) and ADISA’s monthly eNewsletter, The ADISA Advocate. AIQ will begin a new robust electronic version in addition to the popular print product.
    Full story
  • ADISA Submits Comment Letter to Massachusetts Securities Division Regarding Proposed Regulations

    Jul 31, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA submitted a letter Friday, July 26, to the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Securities Division, regarding its proposed regulation “to apply a fiduciary conduct standard on broker-dealers, agendts, investment advisers (“IAs”), and investment adviser representatives when dealing with their customers and clients.”
    Full story
  • ADISA Joins Coalition in Joint Comment Letter to Massachusetts on Proposed Fiduciary Regulation

    Jul 26, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA joined major financial services trade associations as a signatory to a letter to the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Securities Division, regarding proposed regulation “to apply a fiduciary conduct standard on broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers, and investment advisor representatives when dealing with their customer and clients.”
    Full story

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  • ADISA Executive Director Letter to Membership: There Is an Antidote, and It Is Us

    Apr 23, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    Let me play the antidote to a lot of “new normal?” questions coming my way. It is important to stay methodical, thoughtful (as in historically curious), and realistic, and avoid those consultants and Twitterati whose role it is to ever pretend (and sell) the next new movement or thing.
    Full story
  • ADISA Co-Signs FEA Letter to IRS

    Apr 21, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    A coalition led by the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA) will request that the IRS clarify further whether or not the extension period provided earlier (Rev Proc 2018-58) also applies.
    Full story
  • Notice to ADISA Members Regarding Emergency Relief Sought for DSTs

    Apr 15, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    Darryl Steinhause, a partner with DLA Piper (US) LLP, joined with Daniel Cullen, a partner with Baker & McKenzie, LLP, and submitted a joint letter on April 14, 2020 (the “Letter”), requesting emergency relief on behalf of all Delaware Statutory Trusts that own real property (“DSTs”).
    Full story
  • IRS Extends Time Periods for Section 1031 Exchanges and Opportunity Zones

    Apr 10, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2020-23 (the “Notice”) which provides relief to certain taxpayers as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
    Full story
  • ADISA Joins Coalition in Letter to Secretary of the Treasurer in Request to Delay Like-Kind Exchange Deadlines

    Mar 23, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    In response to the COVID-19 crisis currently sweeping the nation, real estate associations, including ADISA, are asking that the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service take administrative action to help ensure liquidity in real estate markets by delaying deadlines applicable to like-kind exchange that are currently underway.
    Full story
  • 2020 ADISA Spring Conference Cancellation Notice

    Mar 14, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the concerted efforts underway throughout the United States and across the globe to mitigate its spread, ADISA has made the difficult but responsible decision – in the interest of the health and well-being of our members and others – to cancel the 2020 Spring Conference in Orlando, Florida that was scheduled for April 6 – 8.
    Full story
  • ADISA Appoints New Board Director

    Mar 12, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA (Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association), the nation’s largest trade association serving the alternative investment and securities industry, has selected an industry leader to its 2020 board. Drew Dornbusch of LaSalle Investment Management will serve as a director through 2020.
    Full story
  • ADISA's Statement on COVID-19

    Mar 9, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    As you know, ADISA’s conferences are important events for the livelihood of the non-traded alternative investment space. Our 2020 Spring Conference (Orlando, April 6-8) is rapidly approaching, with registration ahead of pace compared to recent years, and our exhibit hall is nearly sold out. In short, we are planning for another successful event.
    Full story
  • ADISA Addresses Concerns Regarding NASAA's Survey on Regulation Best Interest Implementation

    Feb 25, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA joined major financial trade associations in expressing concerns regarding NASAA’s Survey on Regulation Best Interest Implementation, and have respectfully requested that the State Securities Regulators and members of the NASAA Reg BI Implementation Committee to adequately address the concerns.
    Full story
  • ADISA Announces 2020 President-Elect and Officers

    Feb 3, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    At its first Board meeting of the year, the new ADISA (the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association) Board, elected by the membership in late 2019, selected its 2020 officers. Larry Sullivan of Passco Companies begins his term as the 2020 ADISA president (having been elected president-elect in 2019), and Brian Buehler of Triton Pacific Securities was elected as the 2020 president-elect and will serve as president in 2021. The other ADISA officers selected were: Sherri Cooke of AI Insight as vice president; Ann Moore of International Assets Advisory as secretary; and Mark Kosanke of Concorde Investment Services as treasurer. Greg Mausz of Preferred Capital Securities, ADISA’s 2019 president, will serve the Board as its immediate past president.
    Full story
  • ADISA Testifies at Massachusetts Securities Division Hearing

    Jan 13, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    On January 7th, the Division held a public hearing regarding this proposal, where ADISA Legislative & Regulatory Committee member John Grady, a partner with Practus, LLP, testified to bring to light concerns with the proposed regulation and to underscore the importance of having any regulation take into account the unique nature of alternative investments.
    Full story
  • ADISA Submits Comment Letter to Massachusetts Securities Division Re: Proposed Fiduciary Regulations

    Jan 3, 2020, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA submitted a letter to the Massachusetts Securities Division in response to their request for comments on the proposal to amend 950 Mass. Code Regs 12.200 as they relate to the standard of conduct applicable to broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers and investment adviser representatives.
    Full story
  • ADISA Announces 2020 Board of Directors

    Dec 12, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    The members of ADISA (Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association), the nation's largest trade association serving the alternative investment and securities industry, have chosen new directors for its 2020 board. ADISA holds democratic elections hosted by a neutral online vendor, and the elections are open to all member categories (with a maximum of three votes per firm).
    Full story
  • ADISA Submits Letter to Congress Urging Withdrawal of Section 2 of IRS Notice 2007-55

    Dec 4, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA submitted a letter to several members of Congress yesterday urging them to withdraw Section 2 of IRS Notice 2007-55, which pertains to the treatment of liquidating distributions of a real estate investment trust.
    Full story
  • A Recap of ADISA's 2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show

    Oct 28, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    We thank everyone who attended our Annual Conference & Trade Show, an exciting event where industry experts provided the latest information on investment products and regulatory updates, as well as tips and tools to help attendees grow their business and navigate today’s markets. Industry members came out in droves and we set an attendance record with more than 1,000 educators, regulators and industry leaders.
    Full story
  • ADISA Submits Comment Letter to the SEC Regarding its Concept Release on Harmonization of Securities Offering Exemptions

    Sep 25, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA submitted a letter this week to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request for comments concerning its Concept Release on Harmonization of Securities Offerings Exemption. In the letter, ADISA responded to one topic in particular and supported an expanded “accredited investor” definition mentioned in the Concept Release.
    Full story
  • ADISA Meets with New Jersey State Regulators to Discuss Proposed Fiduciary Rule and Alternative Investments

    Sep 18, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA’s government relations team met with regulators in New Jersey earlier this week to discuss the state’s impending fiduciary rule. ADISA board member and former president, John Grady (Practus), along with Thomas Rosenfield (HillStaffer), attended the meeting.
    Full story
  • ADISA Expands Publications Efforts, Engages Association Publisher

    Aug 26, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA is pleased to announce an important expansion of its publication efforts, particularly Alternative Investments Quarterly (AIQ) and ADISA’s monthly eNewsletter, The ADISA Advocate. AIQ will begin a new robust electronic version in addition to the popular print product.
    Full story
  • ADISA Submits Comment Letter to Massachusetts Securities Division Regarding Proposed Regulations

    Jul 31, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA submitted a letter Friday, July 26, to the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Securities Division, regarding its proposed regulation “to apply a fiduciary conduct standard on broker-dealers, agendts, investment advisers (“IAs”), and investment adviser representatives when dealing with their customers and clients.”
    Full story
  • ADISA Joins Coalition in Joint Comment Letter to Massachusetts on Proposed Fiduciary Regulation

    Jul 26, 2019, 00:00 AM by Patty Grega
    ADISA joined major financial services trade associations as a signatory to a letter to the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Securities Division, regarding proposed regulation “to apply a fiduciary conduct standard on broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers, and investment advisor representatives when dealing with their customer and clients.”
    Full story