James Dondero helps The Family Place to wrap up its Capital Campaign by committing $1 Million Challenge Grant

Highland Capital Management (HCM) has demonstrated its unwavering commitment towards eradicating family violence in Dallas Area by awarding a $1 million financial grant to support the activities of the Dallas-headquartered The Family Place. The organization campaigns for eradication of family violence, and it assists victims of violence.

It aims at raising $2.8 million to end its Legacy Campaign. James Dondero, the CEO of Highland Capital, announced the grant during the 21sth Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon hosted by the Family Place at the renowned Dallas-based Hilton Anatole.

HCM will use its charitable wing, Highland Dallas Foundation, to administer the grant. The firm has promised to donate 50 percent of any money that The Family Place will raise through the Capital Campaign until the $1 million mark is attained. HCM is planning to finalize its $1 million challenge award on April 4, 2017.

Dondero applauded Mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings, and Dallas Police Boss David Brown for calling on the community to assist in addressing the life-threatening issue of family violence in Dallas.

He also commended The Family Place for responding to the call to action and taking the concept of resolving family violence matters from the start to the final phase of the campaign. He said that the entire fraternity of HCM was privileged to participate in restoring order within the Dallas area. Learn more about James Dandero: http://www.insidermonkey.com/hedge-fund/highland+capital+management/173/

About James Dondero

James ‘Jim’ Dondero is an American equity investor, operations management leader, and philanthropist. He is a proud resident of Dallas, TX and acts as the leader of Highland Capital Management. Dondero’s more than 30 years of experience as an equity investor focused more on highly profitable and distressed investing.

Since Highland Capital opened its innovative doors in 1993, the firm has led to the development of credit oriented solutions and exceptional Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) for retail and corporate investors worldwide.

According to PR News Wire, James Dondero built his career from a trainee credit analyst to the CEO of globally respected asset management company. He brings new ideas to Highland Capital by serving on governing councils of prominent firms such as MGM Studios, Nexbank, American Banknote, CCS Medical, and Cornerstone Healthcare. His donations go to initiatives in veteran’s matters, education, as well as public policy.

Helane Morrison’s SEC Background Strengthens Her Resolve for Justice

Before her current positions as Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Hall Capital Partners with Hall Capital in San Francisco, Helane Morrison served as head of the city’s office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. From 1999 to 2007, Ms. Morrison took on the extensive responsibilities of securities law enforcement, fraud litigation and regulatory issues in the Northern California region as well as five other Northwestern states. As head of enforcement for San Francisco’s SEC office from 1996 to 1999, she served as a proud representative of the SEC to a number of government agencies and news media.

After graduating Northwestern University in Chicago with a B.S. degree in journalism, Helane Morrison went on to earn her J.D. from the acclaimed University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. It was at this time that she gained the opportunity to work as editor-in-chief of the California Law Review, only furthering her passion for law and justice. Soon after, Ms. Morrison would pass the bar and find employment as a clerk for Hon. Richard Posen of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh District and then Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun.

Ms. Morrison joined the esteemed law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in 1986. In 1991, she made partner as she continued to focus efforts on business litigation and defense of private securities actions and matters dealing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Upon realization that market investors were still not regaining assurance among the financial professionals within the industry almost a decade after the crash, Helane Morrison felt it was time to make a career change. Given the privilege of her current position, Ms. Morrison feels she is in the best possible place to accomplish her ultimate goal of restoring the public’s confidence in investments with fiscal markets.

Helane Morrison’s ability to flawlessly flow from a successful trailblazing career in justice to journalism and then progress to serving in government prior to business professionalism only conveys her capability of consistency to battle corporate greed. Always fighting for what’s right, Ms. Morrison upholds morally sound business ethics and maintains valuable principles throughout her efforts to expose corruption and economic fraud. Moving forward with contributions to the effort for fair and ethical business practices on a global level, Helane Morrison has made quite the name for herself over the past three decades as a courageous warrior in the battle for industrial justice.

 

 

When Do You Cut The Financial Apron Strings?

According to Financial and Law Specialist Sam Tabar, nothing is more difficult than trying to find that thin line between helping your child or hurting yourself. It’s emotionally exhausting trying to figure out which apron strings to cut and which ones to leave intact. One of those strings to decide on is the one that helps your child pay their bills. When is the best time to let go?

A survey done by Fidelity asked millennials between the ages of 25 and 35 some questions and the results were remarkable. It concluded that 47% stated that their parents have assisted in paying some of their bills from the moment they began living on their own. The largest percent being their cell phones at 21%, then groceries at 20%, clothes at 16%, utilities/ entertainment at 14% each and lastly, rent/mortgage at 12%.

What does all this mean for both the kids and their parents? The Federal Reserve reports that half of all Americans have $400 or less in savings, while the surveyed millennials had an average of $9,100! Even more baffling, over half of the millennials have investment and retirement accounts indicating that they are thinking about their future. That’s a noble thing, however it appears that it’s at the parent’s expense; they may be sacrificing while their children prosper. Will the parents have their own retirement savings to live on or will they give it all away to their children?

Parents who find themselves between this rock and a hard place need to take a genuine look at where they are when it comes to their own retirements. A small percentage of parents may be wealthy enough that helping their children is not taxing on their wallets at all. However, according to the statistics above, half will definitely be wiping out their own nest eggs by continuously helping a child pay bills.

If your child has a steady income, and/or a hefty savings, it’s time to have a serious talk with them about their independence. You can coach them along with your wisdom and give them encouraging pep talks as they adjust, but that’s it. It is now time to cut that apron string.

Sam Tabar presently serves as Chief Operating Officer at FullCycle Energy Fund where he supervises fund management. His mission is to end harmful energy usage and encourage fuels more benign to the atmosphere. Sam Tabar was also previously employed by Merill Lynch, managing its financial strategies.

Standing out among your typical financial guy, Sam Tabar also has practiced law and worked for various firms. He is a well-rounded, wise man that all parents and their grown kids alike, would do themselves much good to listen to.

“Beyond The Darkness” on Norman Pattiz’s PodcastOne

 

Norman Pattiz announced the launch of Beyond the Darkness, a new podcast which will explore the paranormal. Norman Pattiz made this announcement on 19 December 2016. Under the umbrella of PodcastOne, it will be the newest show on podcast network of Chris Jericho, a WWE star. The show will feature entertaining and enlightening conversations with renowned experiencers and researchers of the world. Everything that one believes he knows will be discussed especially miracles, mysteries, aliens, demons, monster encounters, angels, ghouls, and ghosts. Dave Schrader and Tim Dennis will host the show. Dave Schrader is a radio host and author; Tim Dennis is a host and radio producer. People will be able to watch new episodes of the show on iTunes, PodcastOne app, and PodcastOne.com.

 

 

Norman Pattiz said that Chris has evolved over the time, and now he is a PodcastOne network jewel. The collection of The Jericho Network convinced Pattiz that Chris Jericho would do a lot better here than at wrestling. After delivering comedians, Chris will take on the paranormal with the new show. Chris Jericho said that he was stoked to announce that The Jericho Network will get a new addition of podcast Beyond the Darkness. According to Jericho, Tim Dennis and Dave Schrader are the top paranormal broadcasters of the world. It is an honor to have them because there is a huge fan base that believes and trust in them and their specialty. The Jericho Network expects Beyond the Darkness will further increase their huge audience. The show is a dream of the podcast network which will scare the crap out of people like a nightmare.

 

 

Norman Pattiz is the founder and Executive Chairman of America’s biggest advertiser-supported podcast network PodcastOne. He is the founder of Westwood One who is America’s biggest radio network. It is a provider of entertainment, news, talk & traffic programming, and sports to the industry. Westwood One not just owns but also manages and distributes CBS News, The Mutual Broadcasting System, NCAA Basketball, The Super Bowl, NBC radio networks, CNN Radio, NFL Football, and Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Patizz founded Courtside Entertainment Group in 2010. His most recent creation is PodcastOne Sales and PodcastOne. President Clinton and President Bush appointed him Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America. Norman Pattiz was also included into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. Library of American Broadcasting awarded him the Giants of Broadcasting Award.

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Nationwide Title Clearing Offers Great Services

Imagine yourself involved in a scenario when you are unable to sell your house in an emergency because there are problems with the title of the property. Every year, thousands of Americans face situations where title defects prevent them from laying claim as a rightful owner of the property. Also imagine a scenario when a house owner gets an inexplicable court order, which states that someone else is also the owner of the same property. Unfortunately, title defects are known to create similar issues resulting in a lengthy legal battle.

 

Fortunately, one of the leading title clearing firms, Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. has revamped its website to offer user-friendly access to anyone wishing to get information regarding the title of the property. The new website offers user-friendly solution where consumers can order the title by paying a small fee. The advantage of getting title records from Nationwide Title Clearing is evident by the ability of the firm to offer accurate historical records of the property.

 

In the last two decades, Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. has emerged as the leading and most innovative company dealing with research and document processing of defective titles. Since 1991, it has won numerous industry awards including the fastest growing companies in the country. Its fame has led to its cooperation with eight of the ten leading mortgage service providers in the country, who rely on the extensive services offered by Nationwide Title Clearing Inc.

 

For consumers, the company offers multiple reports available through online ordering. These include assignment verification report services, current owner report, tax status report, and tax status report plus. According to John Hillman, the CEO of Nationwide Title Clearing Inc., each report is based on extensive land registry records from a variety of different sources. Using multiple sources of data, the company is able to ensure that it can offer property records for almost any property in the United States. Accordingly, each report is accurate and offers credible information regarding any title defects.

 

In fact, Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. is able to provide accurate title defect services because it uses a variety of credible sources to track property records of a single file. There are over 3600 different jurisdictions, which the company covers to compile its reports. A combination of extensive reach and multiple information sources makes title defect reports from Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. among the most sought after products in the industry.

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Focus on Eric Lefkofsky’s Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur who is currently the co-founder and CEO of Tempus. Eric is the co-founder and chairman of Groupon, and co-founder of Uptake, Echo Global Logistics (ECHO), InnerWorkings (INWK) and Mediaocean. He is also Lightbank’s co-founder, which is a Chicago-based venture capital firm.

Early Life and Education

Lefkofsky grew up in Southfield, Michigan and went to the Southfield-Lathrup High School where he graduated from in 1987. He then proceeded to University of Michigan up until 1991 and graduated with honors. He proceeded on with his education and enrolled at the University of Michigan Law school. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993.

Tempus Tech Company

Tempus is a tech company that has developed technology to assist physicians in offering cancer patients with personalized care. The company was founded in 2016 by Eric Lefkofsky and others. The technology platform assists in analyzing molecular and clinical data to assist physicians make data-driven and real-time decisions. Tempus uses a proprietary approach to data analytics that use genomic sequencing and deep machine learning to assist doctors understand the tumor of a single patient better. This helps the physicians to administer the best treatment therapies and options that have been approved by FDA and tested through clinical trials.

Teacher and Author Roles

Following the success that Lefkofsky enjoyed at InnerWorkings, he took up teaching in various business schools based in Chicago. He taught disruptive business models at the Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. At DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, he taught applied technology. At the Chicago Booth School of Business, he is teaching a business course in entrepreneurship and building technology. Eric Lefkofsky is an author and has written Accelerated Disruption, published by the Easton Studio Press. The book explains in detail how technology is capable of affecting a business.

Community Activities and Philanthropy

Eric lefkofsky and his wife Elizabeth have a charitable trust they founded in 2006 called the Lefkofsky Foundation. The foundation was formed to support charitable, educational and scientific organizations as well as other deserving causes in the world. the main focus of the foundation is on children and has managed to provide assistance to more than 50 organizations. The Lefkofskys also joined hands with The Giving Pledge in 2013.

As far as community activities are concerned, Mr. Lefkofsky sits on the board of directors at Children’s Memorial Hospital (Chicago), Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. He is also a Steppenwolf Theatre Company trustee, which is an institution of performing arts found in Chicago. He also sits at the World Business Chicago’s board and is also the co-chairman of the Technology Council. Lefkofsky had in 2008 become part of the committee that was charged with bringing the Summer Olympics of 2016 to Chicago.

Sujit Choudhry and his outstanding practice in Comparative Law

Comparative law is a discipline that is focused on researching about the similarities and the differences between the legal systems of different nations. The study is concentrated on the legislations that exist in our current world, and they include civil law, common law, Islamic law, Jewish law, Canon law, Chinese law, Hindu Law, and socialist law. The field involves describing and examining various legal systems even in cases where no precise difference is assumed. The specialists of this studies are determined to understand various constitutional elements, how they contrast, and how they join to create a uniform system. The significance of comparative law has increased in the current world where there is internationalism, democratization, and economic globalization.

Many branches of comparative law have developed, and they deal with civil, commercial, administrative, constitutional and many other aspects. Researching in this area can be categorized into micro and macro-comparative. The primary objectives of the comparative law are to acquire a deeper understanding of the legal systems, to better the legal systems that are in action, and to facilitate then unification of different laws

Sujit Choudhry formerly served as the Dean of Berkeley Law and is currently a professor of law at the I. Michael Heyman. He has been a globally acknowledged authority on comparative constitutional growth and comparative constitutional law. The studies that he conducts mainly deal with the essential procedural questions in the comparative constitutional law. He has written and published more than ninety working papers, articles, reports, and book chapters.

Choudhry is also recognized at the Center for Constitutional Transitions for being its founding director. The organization is the first university-based center in the world that creates and distributes knowledge to facilitate the building of the constitution. Sujit is part of the United Nations Meditation Roster that has been offering useful guidance to the World Bank to conduct constitutional changes in Nepal, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Tunisia, and Sri Lanka. He also has a membership of the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel that is based in Canada and has helped in the restructuring of Toronto’s Municipal government. The Dean was also part of the Legal Aid Ontario’s board of directors. Before being a member of the Berkeley Law, Sujit Choudhry worked at the NYU School of Law where he was the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law. He studied at Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford and he holds different law degrees. Choudhry was also a Rhodes Scholar.

Oncotarget Brings Open Medical Studies To The Table

There are quite a few researches in the world today who do not have a proper method for publishing their work, and they must hope beyond hope journals will pick them up. Oncotarget has gone around the big journals to ensure everyone has a place to publish, and they have created a lovely journal to read. This article explains how Oncotarget helps researchers, provides access to research and keeps the medical world moving.

#1: What Is The Purpose Of A Medical Journal?

Medical journals were created to distribute information from research, and they are all quite exclusive. The journals are difficult to reach, and researchers are often turned down because there are so many submissions to each journal. Oncotarget has several publication periods, and they ensure there are several new studies for each new issue.

#2: How Are The Studies Reviewed?

A peer-review journal on YouTube ensures every study has been done properly, and the peers on the review panel allow several studies in each publication. They make open pleas to the medical community for new studies, and they ensure the studies are varied in every journal. They wish to make it quite simple to see research published, and they will continue to do so at each new issue.

#3: What Is Their Social Media Presence?

Oncotarget has a social media presence that ensures their journal is seen by as many people as possible. The curious public may stumble across the journal on Twitter, and they will find studies that speak to the power of new medicine. Doctors and other medical professionals must read as many journals as possible, and they are learning quite a lot what they may apply to their own practice.

Doctors who are reading and studying find quite a lot of applications to the cure of each patient. Patients are often saved in the most miraculous ways when a medical professional applies seemingly-unrelated research on scijournal.org to the problems in their offices. Oncotarget brings about more research, and they ensure the research is published as quickly as possible. They cannot save lives without a method for sharing their findings.

Oncotarget offers the most access to information in the medical community, and their open journal ensures everyone may learn. They welcome studies on a variety of topics at http://endnote.com/downloads/style/oncotarget, and each new study will bring patients closer to a cure. They house their archives online, and they appreciate the readership of everyone who crosses their path.

Marc Sparks: A Venture Capitalist

The story of Mark Sparks is the archetype of bare-bones success in the business world today. His achievements are attributed to a positive attitude and an immensely strong belief in God during the most difficult times.

Sparks is truly a self-made gentleman through his successful accomplishments in capital investments, telecommunications, real estate as well as one of the most recognized philanthropists across the globe.

Sparks is the CEO, owner and founder of Timber Creek, LP firm since 2000 until today. The Corporation is a private equity company that provides entrepreneurial services including accounting, capital, equipment, office space and legal services.

To his credit, Mark Sparks has either maintained ownership, sold or purchased the following companies:

  • Splash Media (2004-present); the company is one of the leading media service providers in the world which SEO, SEM, programming, and video productionservices.
  • Reliant Healthcare (between 2006-2007); the firm is a physician-sponsored healthcare management corporation that provides additional focus on inpatient healthcare and rehabilitation operations.
  • Agency Matrix (2007-2011); the company provides business office solutions via user- friendly and automation tools
  • Cobalt Real Estate Services that has operated since 2009 until Present; the company is a provider of management and sales of multi-family residential as well as commercial properties in Texas in the United States of America.
  • Blue Jay Wireless that started in 2012-Present; the company provides telecommunication services to customers who have credit problems including those with either little or no income.

 

  • Boxstar LLC (2014); the company offers advertising services on shipping labels.
  • Bonn Oir Company which began in 2015; the company manufactures handcrafted vodka.

Sparks’ boundless energy and relentless enthusiasm have earned him several accolades in the business world. Additionally, his philanthropy has always been well-known in the liberal circles.

Over decades, he has dedicated money and time to The Samaritan Inn which is a homeless shelter in the state of Texas, The American Can! Academy which is a network of several magnet schools, the Sparky’s Kids Foundation and the Habitat for Humanity organization.

Sparks has an unprecedented work ethic, and his character is highly infectious to the people around him. His unlimited urge to give and never-say-die attitude is a guarantee to maintain his ventures thriving over the years to come.

Securus Technologies, Inc. to Acquire JPay Inc.

The Securus Technologies and JPay team are now joining forces to provide the ultimate platform for communications, digitized payments, education and entertainment in the correctional market. Securus Technologies, Inc. has announced its signature on the Stock Agreement of Purchase to acquire JPay, Inc. JPay is one of the leading technology companies in the correctional market that introduced email, electronic payments, and other costs of education and entertainment apps to the correctional market. The company operates in over 33 prison systems in the country.

 

Rick A. Smith, the CEO and Chairman of Securus Technologies, said that this transaction would propel Securus Technologies into one of the fastest-growing segments in the email, payments, and inmates tablets. He also said that the company can now offer anything needed by the correctional market to operate a jail or a modern prison. For many years now, secures has admired the services offered by JPay as an innovative force towards development. The company has watched its success. According to the CEO, this was the best time to join the companies together. There is now a clear choice for those who want the best products provided with the most secure payments in the correctional market.

 

The JPay CEO, Ryan Shapiro, said that the company has always been ready to expand its coverage. Their products deliver the high-end value in the marketplace. For this reason, the main focus of the company s to produce state-of-the-art products to friends and families, prisons, and inmates. While Securus Technologies is behind their efforts, everything is possible.

 

JPay CEO gives credit to his team that has continued to work tirelessly towards realizing its company’s vision. The mission of JPay is to develop correction facilities that are more efficient, safer, and enable inmates transition into viable citizens after leaving the premises. Secures values their culture and management team.