Download a free copy of our recently updated JOBS Act book. The updated book discusses emerging practices in IPOs by emerging growth companies, the new world of private offerings, accredited crowdfunding and Title III crowdfunding. You also may email us to obtain hard copies. Send an email to Harrison Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer-to-peer (“P2P”) business models based on the Internet and technology platforms have become increasingly innovative. As such models have proliferated, they frequently result in clashes with regulators or established market competitors using existing laws as a defensive tactic. The legal battles that result illustrate the need for proactive planning and consideration of the likely legal… Continue Reading
REGULATION FD Beginning in 1999 and continuing into 2000, media reports about selective disclosure of material nonpublic information by issuers raised concerns that select market professionals who were privy to this information profited at the expense of others. A consensus began to emerge that selective disclosure (1) adversely affects market integrity (to a similar extent… Continue Reading
For several months, various legislative proposals that would ease regulatory and financing burdens on smaller companies have been discussed by legislators, business leaders and commentators. These proposals were brought together under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act (H.R. 3606). The JOBS Act was passed by Congress on March 27, 2012 and signed into law… Continue Reading
Join us for this timely seminar series in New York, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. The use of social media by public companies and their employees raises many legal issues, such as the application of the federal securities laws to communications made through company websites, blogs, Twitter and Facebook. Those communications implicate laws regulating selective… Continue Reading
“Crowdfunding” or “crowdsourced funding” is a new outgrowth of social media that provides an emerging source of funding for a variety of ventures. Crowdfunding works based on the ability to pool money from individuals who have a common interest and are willing to provide small contributions toward the venture, which potentially collectively add up to… Continue Reading