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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

2018 Brings Significant Investments in Unclaimed Property Education & Technology

By Kevin T. Ryan, Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer Kevin Ryan details the major investments being made in Keane’s proprietary technology for escheat compliance and the expansion of its unclaimed property education program, Keane University.

Predicting the Possible “Perfect Storm” of Unclaimed Property Trends in 2018

By Kendall L. Houghton & Michael M. Giovannini, Alston & Bird LLP

In fact, 2018 is shaping up to be a “perfect storm” of holder- and state-initiated litigation, multistate and federal legislative initiatives, the onset of a new round of Delaware VDAs, and of course the continuing saga of more contract audit firms performing more compliance examinations for more states on more holders.  Did we mention there would be “more”?

Unclaimed Property Case Study: Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment and Procedure Enhancement

By Ann Fulmer, Director, Consulting & Advisory Services

Keane recently conducted an enterprise-wide risk assessment to uncover potential unclaimed property liabilities and enhance its existing policies and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance.

Oil & Gas Spotlight: Why Are Auditors Testing Royalty Checks?

By Quinten Moore, Manager, Consulting & Advisory Services

Why do auditors extensively test royalty checks as a measure of compliance for unclaimed property? This article proposes an alternative focus for auditors that is fair for both holders and auditors alike.

ADVISORY: Possible Amendment to the National Bank Act

By: Alston & Bird LLP Unclaimed Property Practice

The Unclaimed Property Practice at Alston & Bird examines US Senate Bill 2272, which would impact the National Bank Act. The bill appears to be unrelated to unclaimed property examinations, but would expand authority for state attorneys general to conduct investigations of national banks.

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