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Escheat laws by state can be difficult to keep track of, as no two states interpret unclaimed property in the same way. State escheatment laws can differ based on a variety of factors, including property type, dormancy period, and compliance requirements, among other factors.

Keanotes®, our industry leading compliance journal, eases the burden of tracking the various escheat laws by state by providing an in-depth view and analysis of unclaimed property regulations and state escheatment laws. Keanotes also includes editorial coverage of ongoing legislation changes, legislative summaries of escheat rules by state, guest columnists from state and industry professionals, Q&A sessions, continuous interpretation and recommendations to effectively comply with unclaimed property laws while increasing your company’s bottom line.

The compliance experts at Keane can help to keep you up to date the various escheat laws by state by providing real-time alerts when significant changes are made to unclaimed property regulations and state escheatment laws. Subscribers to Keane’s Unclaimed Property Compliance Portal will also receive access to view additional details on the legislative change, including a summary of the legislation and an analysis of its impact.

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Contents of Latest Issue

Unclaimed Property Compliance in the Oil & Gas Industry: Feedback from the Field

Gary Joseph, Senior Manager Unclaimed Property Consulting and Advisory Services

As Energy companies continue to grow and reorganize through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and spin-offs, staying in compliance with state unclaimed property laws (“UP Laws”) has become more and more onerous.

It’s Like Déjà vu All Over Again

Paul MacCready, Vice President Relationship Management

It’s looking a lot like 2014 again when inexact guidance opened the door to strict, arbitrary and inconsistent enforcement of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Preparing for an Estimated Liability Assessment in an Unclaimed Property Audit

Sara Lima and Freda Pepper, Reed Smith LLP

Understand the varying methodologies used by the states to estimate unclaimed property liabilities and learn some suggested best practices to guide holders through the necessary steps to minimize such exposure.

Litigation Update

Heather Gabell, J.D., Director of Compliance

Heather Gabell, J.D. analyzes important litigations Total Asset Recovery Services, LLC v. Met Life Inc., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Treasury Department v. PLL Corporation, California files action against ClubCorp, Univar Update and The State of DE v. Overstock.com, Inc. and  the impact these litigations have on unclaimed property.

Keane Unclaimed Property System (KUPS) Has Launched!

Keane’s Unclaimed Property System (KUPS) has launched! See what new features are available, benefits for clients and what’s coming soon.

RUUPA Round Up

Keane Compliance Team

View updates by state to the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) as of August 15, 2019.

Virtual Currency and New York A 8314

Heather Gabell, J.D., Director of Compliance

NY A 8314 defines virtual currency (cryptocurrency) and sets a planned 3 year dormancy period if the bill passes. This article discusses the implications and issues with this.

Keane Expertise Spotlight: Barbara Rice, State Compliance Liaison

Since joining Keane in early 2013, Barbara Rice has been working with Keane clients in achieving positive outcomes in state-related matters.

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