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Title III Crowdfunding is Coming – Is It Right For You?

On Friday, the SEC approved equity crowdfunding for non-accredited investors in a 3-1 vote. This is the true equity crowdfunding from the JOBS Act of 2012 known as Title III. Given it has been more than three years to get the...more

11/2/2015 - Annual Reports Crowdfunding Disclosure Requirements Financial Statements Investment Investors JOBS Act Non-Accredited Investors Offerings Popular SEC Title III

What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?

As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors. For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate crowdfunding: -...more

10/24/2014 - Compliance Crowdfunding Funding SEC Securities Act of 1933

Social Media For The CEO: Lessons Learned From The Netflix/SEC Tussle And Reg FD

Yes, you can use social media to make material public disclosures. The SEC did not punish Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The reality is, however, the SEC gave a warning to executives: we are not going to do anything this time...more

4/10/2013 - CEOs Facebook Investors Netflix Public Disclosure Reed Hastings Regulation FD SEC Social Media Training

Crowdfunding Not Quite As Open As Recent Reports May Suggest

My friends in the start-up community are excited about recent headlines suggesting the SEC has greenlighted crowdfunding. Leave it to the lawyer in the crowd to suggest they temper their excitement. As lawyers, we are used...more

4/3/2013 - Accredited Investors AngelList Broker-Dealer Crowdfunding General Solicitation SEC Startups

Crowdfunding Now And What Was Supposed To Be

Crowdfunding is legal. Sort of. Before you start soliciting for investors on Facebook, you need to know that general solicitations to sell equity to your company not listed on the stock exchange or otherwise registered is...more

2/26/2013 - Crowdfunding General Solicitation JOBS Act SEC

Legal Guidelines For CEOs On Social Media – Avoid The Netflix Issue

In July, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings posted on Facebook that viewing on his company’s site “exceeded 1 billion hours” of videos in June. The stock rose 6.2% on the day of the post. Last week, the SEC sent Netflix notice it...more

12/11/2012 - Disclosure Requirements Facebook Netflix SEC Social Media Twitter

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