Could Sands Brothers & Company Be Stashing Assets At Laidlaw & Company?

As reported by Dow Jones Newswires, a judge ordered Sands Brothers & Company to pay Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s client $500,000 in an arbitration hearing. Brian McDonough Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, commenting on the decision, discussed a proposed settlement from the plaintiff, “They told me if we didn’t accept a deeply discounted settlement offer I might not be able to recover the entire amount of the award.” “They pointed to a number of other large arbitrations pending against Sands Brothers, and suggested that if enough others won the race to claim their awards, there might not be much left for us in the end.”

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McDonough of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP declined the offer and collected $664,217 after Sands Brothers & Company appealed the award. Presenting arbitration winners with a low ball settlement offer under the threat of an appeal is a common practice of Sands Brothers & Company. To further deflect pending arbitration case awards, Sands Brothers & Company petitioned federal regulators to have its status as a broker-dealer revoked and remove itself as a member of the New York Stock Exchange.

Adding to the confusion, Sands Brothers & Company may shift assets to its affiliate, Laidlaw & Company, known prior as Sands Brothers International (UK) Ltd., to avoid seizure of assets and property. While Sands Brothers & Company has a tarnished image, Laidlaw & Company operates with a clean record.

It’s obvious that Laidlaw & Company under the direction of its principals Matthew Eitner and James Ahern is a front and haven for the assets of the former Sands Brothers International (UK) Ltd. The tactics employed by Sands Brothers & Company are a mechanism to reduce arbitration payouts mandated by the courts and delay forthcoming procedures for arbitration hearings as well.

Andy Wirth Gives Advice on Droughts

As a sports junkie, I am always looking to try new activities. Even though I’ve never tried it, I’ve always been interested in skiing. The sport looks challenging and fun. My interest for the sport grew after hearing an interesting interview on KCRM.

The interview was with Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings in Olympic Valley, CA. He discussed how companies can deal with droughts when running their business. The idea of a drought never really entered my mind but was quite interesting to ponder.

Those in California appear to be very concerned about the lack of precipitation. A recent study showed that more than twenty-five percent of people in the area have cut back on their water use. Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

Winter has been pretty dry in recent seasons, so this drought has many wondering what winter will bring. Many wonder how Ski Resorts can survive, but Andy Wirth feels not everyone knows the actual facts and truths about the situation.

In his interview on “Press Play with Madeleine Brand”, Wirth explained that he believes there is a lot companies like his can do to deal with the lack of snow. He mentions using most but not all of the companies acres to maximize the snow they have.

Science has created ways that companies can produce their own snow, which is also an option. Furthermore he mentions the importance of using known methods to manage what snow that they have, such as using snow cap operators for example.

Despite some of the hype, Andy Wirth is convincing in the interview that there is still quite a bit of skiing to be had. He also explains how businesses can change their model to include many summer activities as well.

Andy Wirth has been the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation for the past six years. He previously has worked in sales and marketing for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.

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Brian Bonar: A Real Leader

Brian Bonar, Chairman and CEO of Dalrada Financial Corporation, was recently honored with Cambridge Who’s Who® Executive of the Year in Finance. This is something he takes incredibly seriously and is very honored to achieve.

The thing about Brian is that he receives this award, but he realizes it would not be possible without his team. He is very proud of his team, as he is the Chairman and CEO, and he has handpicked the employees. He knows that a company is only as good as its leader and the people that work with him. No one man can do it all by himself. It is a group and a team effort.

That is why Brian Bonar is such a good leader and why he received this award. If the man or woman at the top is not a capable person, the company will fall apart and have major issues, without a shadow of a doubt.

When these problems occur, they will look to their leader for guidance, advice, and wisdom on what to do. Brian always has the right answers and isn’t afraid to look at the challenge, see what the best solution to it is, and tackle it, head on. He doesn’t shy away from challenges or run away from them. He says, “Bring them on.” Learn more about Brian Bonar: and

When it comes to hiring people, of course, education is important and vital. However, too often companies look at it as the end-all be-all. Brian is looking for people that have street smarts and book smarts. He needs people that know how to handle people, deal with people, and treat them with respect. He looks for those that have the “it” quality. He can’t describe it, really. However, he knows it when he sees it. When he sees it, he is incredibly proud to give that person a job. Read more: Brian Bonar Trains His Employees In Exceptional Customer Service

He is like a football coach or a general manager. With his decisions, they can either make or break the company. Considering that only two men and two women have received this award, it is clear that he is making the right decisions and this company will only grow as time goes on and it will reach epic proportions with Brian Bonar at the top of it all.

So, while he is more than honored to receive this award, he receives it knowing that it is not possible without his team.

He shares it with them and is honored to work with them, each and every day, knowing they care, work hard, and are overall good people. Those are rare qualities to find in a staff. Read more: The New Frontier

Can Social Media Really Affect an Athletes Reputation?


Well, it’s true. Social media can affect almost everything and everyone. Athletes are affected far more than the average American though. Ever since technology advanced, people have been posting on social media and, more often than not, some people ‘over-share’ on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
‘Over-sharing’ is kind of a new phenomenon. Sometimes people share the little details of their life like what they had for lunch or dinner. Some people post what they’re doing throughout their day even. It depends on each person though.
Certain athletes had been banned from social media before; at least during the season, but now, some are beginning to be a bit more flexible with it.
One thing anybody has to remember is that their reputation is always on the line. This is especially important for anybody though, including anyone who is anyone. Athletes have to be extremely careful about what they do. Anyone with a phone that is capable of recording video or snapping pictures can be a reporter. It really makes you think when just a comment can hit social media and then people take the comment the wrong way. Then you get criticized and people think less of you as a whole. That has to be a little hard, but probably easy to adapt to thinking before you speak. It’s a good lesson though for anyone, watch what is said and post or speak accordingly. That by itself might make the world a better place.

Fabletics: The Wave Of The Future

Everybody has that one outfit that they can put on and automatically feel comfortable. You can move freely, relax, and feel good all at the same time. Athleisure, a new trending style of dress, is exactly that and more. Whether you are headed to the gym, the local food market, or lunch with friends, athleisure is the way to go. If you haven’t yet, it’s time you joined the revolution. The best place to begin your journey into athleisure style and comfortability is Fabletics.
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Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg teamed up with actress Kate Hudson to fill a void they saw in the activewear marketplace of Fabletics. To appeal to the masses, they created a line of athleisure fashion that is affordable, stylish, and high in quality. The versatile designs that Fabletics offer inspire women to stay active and allow the opportunity to take part in a movement that believes in building a community of strong women. The experience of shopping on the Fabletics website is unlike any other. Every month each VIP member can view an exclusive collection of athleisure wear to choose from. Every style of Fabletics is up to 50% off retail price, shipping is free on orders of $49 and up, and reward points are earned from each purchase. Not sure if you want to join? There is an option to shop as a visitor or you can visit one of their several storefront locations across the U.S. Go ahead and check out the Fabletics website at:, you will be glad you did.

Helane Morrison: A Leading Compliance Officer in the Corporate World

I think Helane Morrison is a distinguished legal expert and an ideal compliance officer. Helane Morrison is currently a member of the Executive Committee for Hall Capital Partners a leading investment firm that has been in business for 20 years. She also serves as Hall Capital Partner’s General Counsel, Managing Director, and its Chief Compliance Officer. Helane has had a very distinguished career. Helane was at one point in time the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in San Francisco. She held that position for 8 years.

In that position, she accrued valuable experience. She was in charge of regulatory matters, litigation, as well as enforcement of securities for 6 states in the Western United States including California. She distinguished herself greatly while in this position. Before being the director of the San Francisco SEC Helane was in charge of its enforcement division for 3 years. She has also served as a lawyer at private law firms and even worked as the law clerk for a Supreme Court Justice, Harry Blackmun, for a few years. She is a philanthropist who loves nature. She is a board member for the Regional Parks Foundation and she uses her spare time to speak on issues that are important to her at private fundraising events.

All of the above makes Helane Morrison a role model and an ideal compliance officer for a prestigious firm. But many wonder what exactly a compliance officer does. I’ll do my best to answer that question. Its actually a relatively new occupation. The compliance officer’s job is to create a compliance program to identify regulatory and ethical problems in a legal environment. Compliance officers can do this through an assortment of tools. They can rely on either formal or informal investigations. They can perform audits and they sometimes rely on educating legal and financial professionals on the proper way to conduct themselves.

Compliance officers are absolutely necessary. Without them, professionals who work in the legal and financial industries would break rules they aren’t even aware of. With every passing year, the federal government passes new laws and regulations. There are far too many for financiers to keep up with. So they need a devoted expert to keep track of those matters for them and to keep them in line.

The market for compliance officers is growing dramatically as you can read more about in this article from MsBusiness. Up and coming compliance officers would do well to imitate the example of Helane Morrison and try to achieve distinctions like hers.

The US Money Reserve Benefits From Diehl’s Efforts

In a recent interview, as reported by CBS19, Philip Diehl spoke to Eric Dye of the Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio on the changes he brought to the US Mint and the changes he hopes to see in the US Money Reserve.

The show is used by entrepreneurs and small business owners to share ideas and experiences. Mr. Diehl is a former US Mint Director and the present President of the US Money Reserve.

Of all the US Mint directors, Diehl ranks as one of the most accomplished. He is responsible for key milestones that include the minting of the first government-issued platinum coin and the 50 States Quarter program. In the interview, he reminisces about his tenure at the US Mint and the transformation that took over the company then. Learn more about US Money Reserve:

According to Philip Diehl, the agency was very ‘backward’ when he started his tenure as the director (you can read more: US Money Reserve TV Commercials – He and his team then worked really hard to transform the agency into a truly entrepreneurial agency. Among the hallmarks is a six-year commitment that was made towards improving customer service. Eventually, the agency was rivalling the best American businesses when it came to customer satisfaction.

The same hard work and zeal is seen in his service as the President of the US Money Reserve. Diehl has managed to incorporate the same entrepreneurial principles and commitment to the total satisfaction of its customers. His efforts are also geared towards making the company one of the biggest distributors of government-issued precious metals in the whole country.

This year, the US Money Reserve embarked on a program that would see customers hold gold as a method of wealth protection in preparation for retirement. The benefit to the consumers would be the increase in gold prices. Customers are advised to deal only with US minted coins as they are fully backed by the US government and are legal tender. Also, the purity, content, and weight of the coins are guaranteed. The price of gold is set to rise given the volatility that is expected in the markets.


The US Money Reserve was founded in 2001 to serve as a private distributor of government-issued gold, platinum and silver products. The firm has grown to become one of the largest distributors in the country. The company is home to hundreds of thousands of customers who are looking to diversify their assets by investing in precious metals.


The US Money Reserve uses a team that is uniquely trained in coin research as well as numismatic professionals who use their expert market knowledge to find products that have the highest profit-making potential on behalf of their clients. The US Money Reserve is committed to providing superior customer service and developing cordial relationships with all their clients.

Coriant Needs A CEO For Their Continued Growth

Coriant was in need of a new CEO if they wanted to take the next big step in the growth of their business. They wanted to have a new angle that was going to help them grow, and they had to make sure that they chose someone who would help them in the telecommunications field. The telecom field is pretty wide open at the moment because so many new companies are coming on the scene, and all these companies are trying to introduce their own new products. None of them has Shaygan Kheradpir at the helm, and he is the only person who really knows what an emerging telecom company looks like.

Shaygan Kheradpir worked at Verizon before it was even called Verizon, and he designed phones that people used for over a decade in the most universally liked ad campaign in the industry’s history. He became a vice president of the company, and he became a hero in the tech industry because he was the engineer who got promoted. He also spent time at Juniper and Barclays, and that has led him to Coriant.

Coriant just want to maximize what it already has as a new conglomerate. The company is not that old, but they have a lot of network capacity that they are going to let to go to waste if they do not offer their own products. There are a lot of things they can do, but they cannot make those choices on their own. They have to have an expert like Shaygan Kheradpir who is going to make all the final decisions.

Kheradpir will make sure that Coriant is operating kind of like what Verizon was doing back in the day, and that is going to make the company very strong when it runs into competition from other firms. They can do their own thing, but they need to make sure that what they do is competitive. Just copying other companies is not a good use of their resources, and Shaygan Kheradpir will make sure that they choose wisely. He knows how to work a retail telecom company, and he will show the world when products start to come out.

A Well-Trained Writing Service Delivers Professional Wikipedia Content

A person with a serious need for publishing Wikipedia content should leave the task to experts. While anyone can procure a Wikipedia account, knowledge about Wikipedia writing is vital to producing solid content.

Skilled Wikipedia writers have usually been trained very well at the task. A collective in Brooklyn made sure proper training was performed before allowing novice writers to save anything on Wikipedia. 

The aforementioned collective, the Interference Archive, amassed a host of volunteers to contribute feminist and women’s issues-oriented content to Wikipedia. The teams assembled to write Wikipedia content were asked to write content, and then left to their own devices. A bit of training was done to help the volunteers understand how Wikipedia works. In addition to showing how the actual platform is designed, the volunteers were giving actual classroom sessions on how to properly write and edit material for Wikipedia.

The Interference Archive wants to be successful and productive. By training its in-house volunteers, the odds of the content being accepted by Wikipedia without any red flags or controversies increase.

Those who would benefit by the creation of a Wikipedia page should seriously consider hiring Wiki editors from the Wikipedia editing service Get Your Wiki. Get Your Wiki not only retains the services of professional writers, the company makes sure all writers and editors are trained and supervised. This way, the needs of clients are more effectively met.

Persons who want to go it alone may try to figure out how Wikipedia writing should read by skimming various entries. They may even read a few articles on the subject of Wikipedia writing. All of this informal, do-it-yourself self-teaching brings no guarantees of any positive results.

Besides, how would the reader even know if the Wikipedia entry is any good? Perhaps a subpar page is remaining online because the site’s editors have not discovered its numerous flaws. And those DIY articles could be filled with a lot of bad advice.

Businesses relying on the content to help with sales definitely want to see positive results. Contracting out the task to well trained Wiki experts for hire may be the only way to arrive at desirable content. Wikipedia editors are likely to give the content a “thumbs up” and not make demands for changes. 

Reviewing Ross Abelow’s Role in Animal Charity

Many homeless and ownerless animals roam on the streets with no one to take care of them. What people do not know is that these animals can be hazardous if left on the streets because they pose danger to human beings and their property. Animals like dogs can transmit diseases like rabies, which is very expensive to treat.

Top New York attorney Ross Abelow has launched a GoFundMe campaign site whose aim is to raise 5,000 dollars. This money is meant for providing means to animal refuge centers so that stray animals can be comfortably taken care of. The initiative, which was launched on January 13th aims at raising funds, which will be given to specific animal shelter centers so that the welfare of animals that are housed can be taken care of. The ongoing winter means that animals roaming freely on the streets lack protection from the cold weather.

The money will mostly go towards the provision of medical care, vaccination, blankets and nourishment to the ever growing number of stray beasts. Most of the available protection centers lack the capacity to accommodate any more strays due to limited spaces and strained finances. The initiative will therefore go a long way in alleviating this distress.

Mr. Abelow is an animal lover and this is what made him choose to lead the crusade as his way of giving back to the community. His campaign aims at reaching out to fellow animal lovers to pool their resources together and keep animals in protection centers.

A Synopsis of Ross Abelow’s Remarkable Profile

Ross Martin Abelow is a prominent name in New York’s legal circles. His areas of specialization are matrimonial law, family law, commercial litigation and entertainment law. He earned his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany. Thereafter, he proceeded to the Brooklyn Law School. He got admitted to the bar in 1989 and has shown consistency in the legal field for over 20 years.

He is the lead partner in Abelow & Cassandro LLP, which is one of the most renowned legal practices in New York. He actively contributes on major legal blogs and writes on his own blog. Mr. Ross is also active on various social media outlets such as Facebook, through which he raises support for his noble initiatives such as the recently launched GoFundMe campaign.