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The Expert Solutions Series© is a program of custom-designed courses developed specifically for the legal professional by Wolters Kluwer.

Wolters Kluwer has long been a trusted source for legal professionals. Our leading analytical and practical information is written by the most respected authorities and curated by our in-house legal experts who understand how legal professionals work. Now, we’ve designed a series of short workflow-based courses delivered by our professional legal training consultants, to help you find the right answers fast.

Explore a single topic in just 15 minutes and see how our expert-authored content can improve your research efficiency.

Click here to register and find out how to customize these courses for your organization and for information on courses we’ll be adding soon.


"GOING PRIVATE" TRANSACTIONS AND RULE 13E-3

Rule 13e-3 establishes disclosure, filing, and antifraud requirements in connection with "going private" transactions by certain issuers and affiliates. This 15-minute session will answer:
  • What is a Rule 13e-3 transaction?
  • What filings are required?
  • What information must be disclosed on a Schedule 13E-3?
  • Are disclosures entitled to the safe harbor provisions of
  • the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995?
Available on the following platforms:
  • IntelliConnect: Use IntelliConnect for researching CCH explanations and other analytical material, SEC rulemaking releases, guidance, and more.
  • Cheetah: Research the same content listed above using the new Cheetah interface.
  • RBsource: Use RBsource as a workflow tool to retrieve Rule 13e-3, its filing instructions, and Schedule 13E-3, and click to view related SEC items including guidance. Included are Wolters Kluwer editorial comments and comparison of current and future statutory language.
  • RBsourceFilings: For firms that also subscribe to the Filings component on RBsource, this session includes the same content described on RBsource above, plus retrieval of Schedule 13E-3 and its filing instructions and one-button access to related items such as rulemaking releases. Also find actual Schedule 13E-3 EDGAR filings. EDGAR filings, SEC primary sources, and guidance may be searched together for maximum efficiency. (Please allow 30 minutes for this session.)

  • REGULATION D AND LIMITED OFFERING / PRIVATE PLACEMENT EXEMPTIONS

    Under the Securities Act of 1933, Rule 506 of Regulation D is an exemption that companies often rely upon to raise capital. This 15-minute session will answer:
    • What is Regulation D?
    • What are the Regulation D exemptions?
    • Where is the term “accredited investor” defined, and whose responsibility is it to determine whether an investor is accredited?
    • Can a 50-state survey on Rule 506 offerings and limited or private offering exemptions be compiled quickly?
    • Which secondary sources offer further analysis and practical advice?
    Available on the following platforms:
  • IntelliConnect: IntelliConnect: Use IntelliConnect for researching CCH explanations and SEC primary sources and guidance. Use Smart Charts for 50-state surveys. Search treatises and practice-specific sources.
  • Cheetah: Research the same content listed above using the new Cheetah interface.
  • RBsource: Use RBsource as a workflow tool to retrieve Regulation D and Rule 506 and exemptions. One-click access to related items. Included are Wolters Kluwer editorial comments and comparison of current and future
    statutory language.

  • THE REVLON DOCTRINE AND TRIGGERING DUTIES

    Revlon, Inc. v. MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. established that in a change-of-control transaction, the fiduciary duties of care and loyalty require that the directors undertake reasonable efforts to secure the "best value reasonable available to the stockholders." This 15-minute session will answer:
    • What events trigger Revlon?
    • What is its enhanced scrutiny?
    • What do the Delaware statutes say?
    • What is the prevailing thinking by today’s top corporate and securities practitioners?
    Available on the following platforms:
  • IntelliConnect: Use IntelliConnect for researching CCH explanations on the auction process. Treatises analyze enhanced scrutiny. Find practical advice from noteworthy corporate and securities practitioners.
  • Cheetah: Research the same content listed above using the new Cheetah interface.

  • SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS AND RULE 14A-8

    Rule 14a-8 dictates when a company must include a shareholder proposal in its proxy materials issued before an annual or special shareholder meeting and enumerates thirteen bases for its exclusion. The “ordinary business’ exclusion is the most frequently used ground for excluding proposals. This 15-minute session will answer:
    • What are the substantive bases on which a shareholder proposal may be excluded from a proxy statement?
    • What is the scope of the “ordinary business” exclusion?
    • Which SEC guidance documents provide guidance on 14a-8?
    • Which secondary sources provide further explanation of issues commonly found in shareholder proposals?
    Available on the following platforms:
  • IntelliConnect: Use IntelliConnect for researching CCH explanations on Rule 14a-8, treatises, and other analytical material, plus SEC guidance and more.
  • Cheetah: Research the same content listed above using the new Cheetah interface.
  • RBsource: Use RBsource as a workflow tool to retrieve Rule 14a-8. One-click access to related SEC sources and guidance. Included are Wolters Kluwer editorial comments and comparison of current and future statutory language.
  • RBsourceFilings: For firms that also subscribe to the Filings component on RBsource, this session includes the same content described on RBsource above, plus retrieval of actual EDGAR filings filtered by Exhibit 3 (Articles of Incorporation) or Exhibit 10 (Material Contracts). EDGAR filings, SEC primary sources, and guidance may be searched together for maximum efficiency. (Please allow 30 minutes for this session.)

  • S-8 REGISTRATION STATEMENTS AND REQUIRED EXHIBITS

    An S-8 is filed by a public company when registering its securities to be offered to the company’s employees in a benefit or incentive plan. This 15-minute session will answer:
    • Where is Form S-8 and its filing instructions?
    • Where are its amending releases?
    • Which exhibits must be filed with an S-8?
    • How does Regulation S-K fit in?
    Available on the following platforms:
  • IntelliConnect: Use IntelliConnect for researching CCH explanations, SEC primary sources, guidance, and more.
  • Cheetah: Research the same content listed above using the new Cheetah interface.
  • RBsource: Use RBsource as a workflow tool to retrieve Reg S-K and Form S-8 along with the required exhibits. One-click access to related SEC items and guidance. Included are Wolters Kluwer editorial comments and comparison of current and future statutory language.
  • RBsourceFilings: For firms that also subscribe to the Filings component on RBsource, this session includes the same content described on RBsource above, plus retrieval of actual EDGAR S-8s and exhibits, which may be filtered by industry or SIC. EDGAR filings, SEC primary sources, and guidance may be searched together for maximum efficiency. (Please allow 30 minutes for this session.)

  • STATE CROWDFUNDING EXEMPTIONS

    Crowdfunding is an online fund-raising strategy to attract investors to finance a new business venture. The JOBS Act deregulated crowdfunding by removing basic federal and state registration requirements. This 15-minute session will answer:
    • What is crowdfunding?
    • Which states have adopted crowdfunding rules?
    • Are there federal requirements regarding crowdfunding?
    • Which secondary sources provide further explanation on crowdfunding issues?
    Available on the following platforms:
  • IntelliConnect: Use IntelliConnect for researching CCH explanations and SEC primary sources and guidance. Use Smart Charts for 50-state surveys. Search treatises and practice-specific sources.
  • Cheetah: Research the same content listed above using the new Cheetah interface.