What Do Credit Union Lawyers Do at Conferences?

Today and tomorrow, I will be attending the American Bar Association’s (ABA) spring meeting for business lawyers. The ABA has a Credit Union subcommittee, which, in turn, has more subcommittees. I recently became co-chair of the Credit Union subcommittee’s Technology committee, so I’m looking forward to presenting to the group as well as learning a…

Upbeat and optimistic: Zenith 2010.

The upbeat mood of the attendees and sponsors of this year’s OCUL Zenith Convention inspired me.  Last year, who could blame anyone for being negative. Good news did not abound.  This year, however, hope seemed to bloom along with the trees in the beautiful spring weather.  The economy seems to be on a slow upswing…

Put Foursquare On Your GPS

Today’s blog comes courtesy of Shari Storm, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Verity Federal Credit Union. Shari is the author of the new book ‘Motherhood is the New MBA”, available here. “At Squatters Pub in the Salt Lake City airport. Drinking a Polygmay Porter, of course!” That was the first message I posted…

Bellco UBIT Case Victory

Today’s blog comes courtesy of Guy Messick, a Partner at Messick & Weber P.C. in Media, PA.  Judge Christine M. Arguello has issued her decision in Bellco Credit Union versus the United States of America.  This is one of the UBIT cases.  The IRS assessed Bellco Unrelated Business Income Tax (“UBIT”) on certain income items…

Current Issues in Credit Unions Episode 46.

Our special guest this month is Eric Richard, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel of the Credit Union National Association.  Here are the topics: –Prognosis on financial reform and credit unions. –Credit union litigation update. –Clearing the air on Reg E opt-ins. –Reg Flex Proposed Amendment. –NCUA’s proposed rule on fiduciary duties. –Final rules on…