fcpa Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 106-interview with Gini Deitrich
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Polsinelli Podcasts - Be Careful What you Put in Writing - What Companies Need to Know About Document Retention
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 3-Interview with Marie Patterson, Vice President of Marketing for Hiperos
What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
Why Ending FCC Blackout Rules May Be Broadcast TV's Demise
FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
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Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Polsinelli Podcast - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
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OK, that may be a little dramatic, but the worst case scenario is that you have a handshake deal with your co-founders. After all, we are all buds, this won’t go wrong. Even if it never goes...more
On November 13, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved for publication in the Federal Register a proposed interpretation clarifying the CFTC’s...more
In this issue:
- The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013
- Proprietary Treading And Ring Fencing (EU)
- Shadow Banking
- Mobile Banking And Payments
- Stress Testing And Asset...more
Condo hotels are back in vogue as “securities” -
Developers particularly like the “new model” where condo hotel investments are offered as a “securities” using the new SEC Rule 506(c) for private placements with public...more
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission censured Eureeca Capital SPC, an online, securities-based crowdfunding site incorporated in the Cayman Islands, for failing to implement procedures “reasonably designed” to...more
Today is Giving Tuesday, and if your inbox is anything like mine, it is full of donation requests. I encourage you to support the causes that are near and dear to you.
But there also may be others asking for your money...more
When the U.S. Congress passed the crowdfunding exemption under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “Jobs Act”) in 2012, there was much anticipation and optimism for the ability of issuers of securities to be able to...more
Oregon is on the verge of joining a small number of other states in charting a path for its small businesses looking to raise a relatively small amount of capital through the sale of securities to a broader range of potential...more
In “Equity Crowdfunding Under Title II of the JOBS Act: The First Year,” OfferBoard reveals many interesting findings regarding offerings under Regulation D. The white paper finds that offerings under Rule 506(c) of Reg. D...more
It is well documented that companies now use social media for all kinds of communications, including “traditional” SEC disclosures. As the scope of the social media disclosures continues to expand, some companies are starting...more
The SEC recently issued an investor alert to warn investors about potential fraudulent investment schemes involving popular social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, turning its eye towards investor fraud...more
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) released its annual enforcement review for 2014. The results—an impressive list of enforcement action success coupled with record fines. There were over $3.27 billion in...more
Recently, various SEC Commissioners, including Commissioner Stein and Commissioner Gallagher, have addressed issues related to capital formation in their public remarks.
At a Los Angeles County Bar Association...more
Warning to non-United States equity crowdfunding sites: it’s not enough to warn that offerings are not being made to United States residents. Your procedures must verify that investors are not United States residents. On...more
On November 10, 2014, the SEC announced a settlement with Eureeca Capital SPC, which is a crowdinvesting portal incorporated in the Cayman Islands. Eureeca’s website seeks to match foreign-based issuers with investors...more
Raising capital through crowd-funding is one of the key provisions of the JOBS Act. It is supposed to facilitate raising small amounts of capital for start-up operations. An off-shore crowd-funding site that sold unregistered...more
In a settled enforcement action, the SEC alleged the defendant failed to implement procedures reasonably designed to prevent U.S. persons from accessing and investing in securities through its crowdfunding website. The...more
We are now at a pivotal point for condo hotels. We are witnessing the complete turnaround in the way developers will structure condo hotel deals — particularly for high-end and luxury properties. This 180 degree turnaround in...more
It’s a well-settled law of physics: for every action, there’s a reaction. In some cases, there’s overreaction – generally best avoided, but a phenomenon to which many private equity funds may have fallen victim. Here, we...more
The SEC elaborates on how to utilize online general advertising and solicitation while complying with the requirements of the Rule 147 Exemption for Intrastate Offerings
A recent Securities and Exchange Commission...more
A Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding Today -
The idea of creating large scale syndicates to purchase real estate is a classic concept.
Large scale syndication traces its roots directly back to the 1920’s, when...more
With all the constant chatter about Crowdfunding, I’ve come to realize that, as the three-year Halloween anniversary of my first post on Crowdfunding approaches, I was ahead of the curve on this one....more
On October 22, 2014, the Texas State Securities Board (the "TSSB") voted to formally adopt its proposed Rule 139.25, which provides an exemption from registration for intrastate securities offerings employing a limited...more
States, issuers and investors find different crowdfunding methods for raising capital while waiting for the SEC -
On October 23, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff proposed a 500+ page set of rules...more
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:
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