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Crowdfunding? Really? Crowdfunding Rule under the JOBS Act

Count me a Luddite when it comes to social media in general, and more specifically, the supposed potential for crowdfunding and raising capital for start-ups and small businesses. My skepticism about crowdfunding admittedly has its roots in the resistance to public solicitation of non-public offerings that 20 years in state securities regulation embedded in me. Publicly solicited …

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North Carolina General Assembly Fails to Jump Start Our Businesses with Crowdfunding Legislation

Crowdfunding is a relatively new capital raising tool, which was generally used in the past as a financing method for such ventures as films and music recordings.  To date, crowdfunding has not been a popular method for offering and selling securities because offering a share of financial returns or profits from business activities would subject …

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SEC Proposes to Permit General Solicitation in Private Offerings

An article, SEC Proposes to Permit General Solicitation in Private Offerings, by Alan Singer of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP was recently featured in The National Law Review:   Proposed rule amendments permit general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A offerings but raise challenges for verification of accredited investor status of Rule 506 purchasers. On …

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SEC Proposes Rule Amendments to Eliminate the Prohibition against General Solicitation and Advertising in Certain Securities Offerings

The Public Companies Group of Schiff Hardin LLP had an article about the SEC’s Proposed Rule Amendment in The National Law Review: On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed rule amendments that would eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings.  The rule amendments, which would impact Rule 506 of Regulation …

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JOBS Act – Jumpstart Our Business Startups: U.S. House of Representatives Legislation

Recently published in The National Law Review was an article by Jeffrey M. Barrett and Gregory J. Lynch of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP regarding the JOBS Act: On Thursday, March 8, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a package of bills called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS Act aimed at making it easier for small businesses to …

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