Andrew Schwartz

Andrew Schwartz

Akerman LLP

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The Florida Crowdfunding Act - An Attempt to Facilitate Capital Raising by Small Businesses in Florida

"Crowdfunding" is the collection of small amounts of money from a large number of people to fund innovative projects, artistic endeavors, and non-profit political and charitable causes through the Internet. Over the past...more

7/6/2015 - Crowdfunding Indiegogo Issuers Kickstarter New Legislation Regulation D SBA Securities Act of 1933 Small Business Small Offering Exemptions Startups

2015 Legislative Changes to Florida's Limited Liability Company Act

During the 2015 legislative session, the Florida legislature adopted amendments to Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes. Chapter 605 is the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (Florida Revised LLC Act). The bill...more

6/17/2015 - Appraisal Constructive Notice Disassociation Duty of Care Duty of Loyalty Exclusive Remedy Fiduciary Duty Imputed Knowledge Legislative Agendas Limited Liability Act Limited Liability Companies Members Operating Agreements Proposed Amendments Real Estate Transactions Third-Party

Amendments to "Regulation A" - A Step Toward Middle Ground in Smaller Company Capital Formation

On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) adopted final rules amending Regulation A. These new rules, which are often referred to as Regulation A+, were mandated by Title IV of the Jumpstart our...more

5/7/2015 - Capital Formation Final Rules JOBS Act Public Offerings Regulation A SEC Small Offering Exemptions

Amendments To "Regulation A" - A Step Towards a Middle Ground in Smaller Company Capital Formation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) recently proposed rules amending Regulation A. Regulation A currently allows an exemption from federal registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) for...more

1/31/2014 - Blue Sky Laws Dodd-Frank JOBS Act NASAA Offerings Regulation A Regulation D Reporting Requirements SEC

The Florida Revised Limited Liability Act is Now Effective - What You Need to Know Starting Today

During the 2013 legislative session, the Florida Legislature adopted a complete re-write of Florida's limited liability company statute. The new limited liability company act (the New Act), which is called the Florida Revised...more

1/1/2014 - Limited Liability Companies

SEC Proposes Amendments to Regulation D, Form D, and Rule 156

On July 10, 2013, the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (Commission) adopted rules eliminating the ban on general solicitation and advertising in certain private offerings, as required by Section 201(a)(1) of the...more

8/19/2013 - Accredited Investors Bad Actors General Solicitation JOBS Act Private Placements Proposed Amendments Regulation D Rule 156 Rule 506 Offerings SEC

SEC Issues Final Rules Implementing Provisions under the JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank: Prohibition on General Solicitation and...

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission), issued final rules implementing provisions of the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more

7/29/2013 - Accredited Investors Advertising Dodd-Frank General Solicitation JOBS Act Private Offerings Regulation D Safe Harbors SEC Securities Act of 1933

SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitation in Private Placements

The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (Commission) adopted rules on July 10, 2013 eliminating the ban on general solicitation and advertising in certain private offerings, as required by Section 201(a)(1) of the Jumpstart...more

7/11/2013 - Dodd-Frank General Solicitation Investors JOBS Act Private Placements SEC

Florida Adopts New Limited Liability Company Act - The New Act Makes Florida a More Desirable Location for Business Owners

During the recently completed legislative session, the Florida Legislature unanimously adopted CS/SB 1300, which is a complete re-write of Florida's limited liability company statute. The new limited liability company act...more

5/22/2013 - Corporate Dissolution Corporate Governance LLC New Legislation Operating Agreements RULLCA

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