Regulatory Maven and the Estate Planning Team Announce New Strategic Partnership

Regulatory Maven, a compliance and business consulting firm serving registered broker-dealer firms as well as federal and state-registered investment advisor (RIA) firms, announces a strategic partnership with the Estate Planning Team.

Londonderry, NH, USA (October 22, 2013) — Regulatory Maven, a compliance and business consulting firm serving registered broker-dealer firms as well as federal and state-registered investment advisor (RIA) firms, announces a strategic partnership with the Estate Planning Team.

“The Estate Planning Team brings a unique tax deferred trust to RIAs, broker-dealers and their respective financial advisors. The trust is structured so that a business owner or property owner can defer the capital gain tax on the sale of their highly appreciated asset,” says Dennis McCarron, Regulatory Maven’s CEO and co-founder. McCarron adds, “Working with the Estate Planning Team in utilizing this strategy would be classified as an Outside Business Activity under current regulations and we all know how challenging it is to supervise these activities and determine the risk to the firm.” Regulatory Maven brings a depth of expertise to its clients by understanding their business and structuring a compliance program in “plain English.”

Robert Binkele, CEO of the Estate Planning Team, says “We are impressed with Regulatory Maven’s approach to and understanding the various compliance issues relating to our unique product and services. We believe that RegMaven’s understanding of the pertinent compliance issues will permit them to tailor an Outside Business Activity policy which will fit the broker-dealers and RIAs with whom we work.” Robert also stated that RegMaven shares EPT’s vision regarding the benefit of the Deferred Sales Trust™ and its benefit to RIA and BD firms.

Regulatory Maven together with the Estate Planning Team brings the knowledge and experience of financial industry professionals to structure and protect their respective clients’ businesses in this demanding regulatory environment while best reflecting their vision.

About Regulatory Maven

Regulatory Maven was founded in May, 2013 by Dennis McCarron and Steve Kenda. The company is located in Londonderry, New Hampshire and provides a complete suite of securities compliance services to Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor firms. Regulatory Maven delivers distinctive expertise and exemplary results. For additional information about Regulatory Maven, please visit or call us at 603.965.7791.

About Estate Planning Team

The Estate Planning Team, Inc (“EPT”) is a national firm specializing in strategies to help property owners and business owners who have an interest in selling but are concerned about their capital gains tax liability. EPT is based in Indian Wells, California and has been offering these innovative services for 13 years. EPT provides education to its members along with administrative, marketing and support services to assist them in growing their financial services practices. As the financial services business continues to change, advisors need to find new and innovative solutions that bring added value to their investors. By learning to recognize opportunities to suggest the Deferred Sales Trust™ to their clients and prospects, advisors can do just that, while potentially securing the large sums of assets to manage that typically result from the sale of valuable businesses and real estate holdings. Recent changes in the tax laws have created substantial demand for tax deferral options and there has never been a more relevant time for broker dealers and financial advisors to offer the services that EPT provides. The advisor has the continued support of the EPT personnel and DOES NOT provide any tax or legal advice.

To contact Robert Binkele of the Estate Planning Team visit or or call Kari Smith at 760-779-5339.

Media Contact:
Dennis McCarron
Regulatory Maven
25 Nashua Rd, Suite C6
Londonderry, NH 03053

Diva De Lai Reveal New Innovative Bob Dylan Tribute Rock Opera Album, Dylan at the Opera To Be Released October 22nd, 2013

Listen to Single Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) on Soundcloud (

Hollywood, CA, October 22, 2013 – Diva de Lai is coming on to the new music scene as an innovative band that is looking to mix two unique styles, Rock and Opera. Dylan at the Opera is a concept album composed of original Bob Dylan songs rearranged in different rock styles with operatic vocals and represents their latest release.

Yuval Nachtom, drummer and founder of Diva de Lai, created the concept and vision for the unique sound. Together with guitarist Eyal Sucher, who arranged the album, worked as a team on the music production.

A well-rounded band, Diva de Lai is comprised of Yuval Nachtom who also holds a PhD in economics, Grammy-nominated bassist and producer Yossi Fine, Eyal Sucher, who holds a Masters degree in music, specializing in orchestra conducting, plays guitar and keyboard with mezzo-soprano and leading classical singer, Karin Shifrin as their front-woman.

Señor (Tales of Yankee Power), the first single,was written by Dylan in the 1970’s and is a dark and depressing song that at the time was not understood. Though the original is simple, the lyric-heavy folk song was perfectly translated into a dramatic rock, opera sound that Shifrin captures in the cover.

With her powerful delivery throughout the song, Shifrin executes the song’s messages on point. “Señor is about lack of hope, the rule of a tyrant, cruelty, lost love and maybe looking for an answer in a heavenly entity,” Nachtom states.

“If we imagine that Señor is the name or nick name of a woman, then one can see here a dirge for a lost love – for a woman who walked away. The color of the lyrics and the melody present a challenge and are a natural basis for hard-core opera.”

Dylan at the Opera is set to be released on October 22nd with 12 tracks to look forward to. Diva de Lai kept the classic Bob Dylan while providing their own creative spin to an original concept album.

1- Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
2- Is Your Love In Vain?
3- Dear Landlord
4- As I Went Out One Morning
5- Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right
6- North Country Blues
7- Dirge
8- If You See Her, Say Hello
9- Wedding Song
10- You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
11- Ring Them Bells
12- Let It Be Me

For more information on Diva de Lai:

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

Rosendin Electric Named to Solar Power World List of Top 250 Solar Contractors for 2013

Nation’s Largest Private Electrical Contractor Recognized for its Growing Influence in Solar Power Industry.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 22, 2013) — At the Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition held in Chicago, Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, was presented with an award from Solar Power World magazine for ranking 21 out of the top 250 solar contractors in the United States. Rosendin Electric has also been ranked number eight in overall solar construction in the state of California. The awards were presented during a dinner being hosted by Solar Power World.

Solar power installation has grown to an $11.5 billion industry. The Solar Power World Top 250 list includes companies of all sizes and is ranked by number of megawatts installed during 2012. Rosendin Electric ranked number 21 overall with 25 megawatts installed last year.

David Lincoln, Division Manager for Solar Operations, accepted the award on behalf of Rosendin Electric. “We are delighted to have ranked in the top tier of solar installers for 2012,” said Lincoln. “Our Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) capabilities, as well as our ability to access financing continue to drive our commercial solar business.”


About Rosendin Electric

Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 3,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit

Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819

T5 Data Centers’ T5@LA Data Center Facility Receives LEED(R) Silver Certification

USGCB Awards T5’s Los Angeles Data Center Green Building Certification.

Los Angeles, CA, USA (October 22, 2013) — T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, today announced that the company’s T5@LA facility has been granted LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the third T5 data center to be granted LEED certification and serves as another example of the company’s commitment to maintaining environmentally responsible data centers.

T5@LA was fully commissioned in August 2012 and is a tier III-plus MEP design (mechanical, engineering, plumbing) purpose-built data center located in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport. The building boasts 181,489 square feet under one roof and uses Munters evaporative cooling systems mounted on the roof for a lower PUE (power usage effectiveness). The data center also has its own dedicated onsite power station and is capable of delivering 15.9 MW of critical IT load.

To qualify for LEED Silver certification, T5@LA was built using sustainable materials and is equipped with the latest energy-saving heating, cooling, and lighting systems. The data center has a 40% greater energy efficiency than competing data centers in the region and has an optimal PUE. The building also is located adjacent to the Los Angeles Metro Rail and can be easily reached via mass transit. T5@LA has already started attracting tenants, including a major transportation service operator.

“The lower our carbon footprint, the better it is for our tenants as well as the environment,” said Robbie Sovie, LEED AP, Vice President, Development for T5 Data Centers. “T5 is committed to maintaining green data centers to save our customers operating expenses at the same time we are conserving natural resources. Our goal is to ultimately receive LEED certification for all of our data center facilities as proof of our environmental commitment as green corporate citizens.”

T5’s Data Center’s T5@Atlanta and T5@Dallas facilities are also LEED Silver certified, and T5 anticipates its T5@Kings Mountain, T5@Portland, and T5@Colorado Springs projects will be LEED certified in the near future.

LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. More than 44,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, which represents more than 8 billion square feet of construction space spanning the 50 United States and 120 countries.

About T5 Data Centers

T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit

Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
1 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 525
Atlanta, GA 30328
(415) 292-7700

Rubrics Assessment Capability Saves Faculty Time and Enables Institutions to Aggregate Direct Evidence of Student Learning

ExamSoft’s revolutionary rubrics assessment solution unites objective and subjective assessment in a single platform designed to provide a consistent and comprehensive framework for giving students actionable feedback on all assignments

Dallas, Texas, October 21, 2013 – ExamSoft, the leading provider of intelligent embedded assessment solutions, today announced a new rubrics assessment platform available for the 2014 Spring Semester. The new solution, which is currently in limited release to clients, is an easy-to-use tool for capturing assessment data on subjective student work such as essays, OSCEs, papers, presentations, and class participation. The addition of rubrics to ExamSoft’s entire suite of software, will provide clients a consolidated and comprehensive picture of each student’s performance, regardless of the assessment type or delivery method.

Students crave interaction and engagement, and faculty members want to help them learn. Previously, ExamSoft offered ways for faculty to engage students with detailed feedback data based on results from objectively scored assessments. Now, rubrics will enable faculty members to close the feedback loop with students by providing clear and actionable direction around subjective assignments and assessments students submit for grading. The clarity made possible by rubrics provides a format within which faculty and students can communicate and collaborate with each other and peers about students’ learning progress in a structured way.

“Presently we are tracking student progression on learning outcomes throughout the didactic curriculum assessed through traditional exams,” Dr. Jane Souza, an Assistant Dean of Assessment at St. John Fisher College, said. “With the introduction of rubrics, we will soon be able to document student achievement on performance-based assessments which include counseling sessions, oral presentations, and formal papers. The collective data will provide us a more complete view of student progress.”

With the added functionality, faculty members will be able to create templates for rubrics, which will cut down on time required to recreate new rubrics for each assessment and give faculty members the ability to easily share rubrics across departments and the institution. Faculty will also be able to share rubrics with students in advance of an assignment and conduct complex grading strategies, such as anonymous grading and consistent peer or TA grading. Finally, the new functionality will enable faculty to run comprehensive analytics reports of student learning filtered by student, class, or course—all with one click. Aggregating student, course, and program by learning objectives, helps all institutional stakeholders, without placing any additional burden on faculty.

“Faculty and institutions are being asked to do more with less. They are being asked to both prove and improve student learning at a level of unprecedented granularity,” said Daniel Muzquiz, CEO of ExamSoft. “We are hearing from universities that they want solutions that leverage existing assessment efforts in a pragmatic way. Our rubrics solution is purpose-built to make it easy for faculty to capture the metadata, using an automated system, needed to generate real-time learning analytics, while keeping their current assessment processes stable. Real-time data empower faculty to intervene earlier to help current students and faculty achieve their goals.”

ExamSoft is used by over 500 clients and the new rubrics functionality is now available in limited capacity to existing customers. Current ExamSoft users can send an email to to learn more. A webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at 3 pm ET to learn about how ExamSoft’s new rubrics functionality was designed for faculty, by faculty, and discover how St. John Fisher College plans to use rubrics to develop a comprehensive picture of student learning and their curriculum. Register for the webinar at

“This is an exciting next step in ExamSoft’s evolution because rubrics add a powerful dimension to embedded assessment. Hundreds of faculty members at our client institutions have worked with us to create a sophisticated, elegant way to harness the data and insights from subjective assessments in an easy-to-use platform,” Muzquiz said. “We’re not only committed to creating a solution that works well, but also to listening and responding to the needs of those who strive to improve the teaching and learning experience.”

The rubrics assessment solution is planned to be widely available in January 2014. More information about rubrics can be found at

About ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft provides scalable and flexible intelligent assessment solutions that give educators actionable outcomes data and insights to help every student. Its software puts the data back in the hands of faculty and enables clients to more efficiently and practically administer direct assessments and analyze resulting data to improve curricular design, test design, and accreditation compliance. ExamSoft has served hundreds of prominent academic, certification, and licensing institutions for more than 15 years and has successfully administered millions of exams. For more information, please visit, or follow ExamSoft on Facebook and Twitter.

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Communications Strategy Group
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