Crowdfunding Rules & Regulations in 2017: What Every Attorney Should Know
Over the years, crowdfunding has gained popularity as a business investment, especially in companies that could not secure traditional financing. Active global crowdfunding platforms have generated billions of dollars that led to key innovations. However, before investors decide to participate in federal crowdfunding offerings, it is crucial that they understand the murky waters of investing in early-stage startups and are aware of the protections in place for non-accredited investors. Crowdfunding is certainly here to stay and will continue to grow in the next few years. Now, more than ever, businesses need to rely on their attorneys to guide them through the entire process to make sure that the legal aspects are well-covered.
In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will offer an in-depth discussion of the recent issues and updates involving crowdfunding. Speakers will also offer practical tips on how eligible companies can successfully navigate the federal crowdfunding rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as managing the compliance costs and risks associated with entering the world of federal securities regulation.
- Crowdfunding: Recent Trends and Developments
- Consumer and Investor Crowdfunding
- Impact of JOBS Act to Crowdfunding
- Impact of Regulation A+ to Crowdfunding
- Scope and Limitation
- Regulation Crowdfunding
- Advantages and Disadvantages
- Risk and Legal Obligations
- Practical Tips on Preparing the Business for A Successful Offering
- Trends Outlook
Rita W. Garry, Partner
Golan & Christie LLP
- Crowdfunding Legal Landscape and Growth of Intrastate Offerings
Darryl Steinhause, Partner
- Practical Aspects of Going to Market
M. Ridgway Barker, Partner and Chair of Corporate Finance
- Intermediaries and Regulators Roles in Crowdfunding Offerings
Group Discussion - Internal/external Q&A
Who Should Attend:
- Fund Managers
- Start Up, Entrepreneur and Small Business Individual Companies or Groups
- In-house Counsel
- Finance Executives
- Finance Lawyers
- Securities Lawyers
- Corporate Lawyers
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Darryl Steinhause has more than 30 years of experience in complex securities and tax transactions, representing both sponsors and investors in a range of deal structures. The Daily Journal selected Steinhause as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2014 for his work with clients looking to invest in new online real estate platforms. Steinhause was one of the first in his field to recognize the implications of the 2012 JOBS Act which amended Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, and has been advising clients on both the potential and the complications of such platforms. Steinhause has been recognized as an industry expert at the forefront of this exciting new area of opportunity, and has spoken on the subject of crowdfunding at numerous conferences since the Rule changed in 2012.
Darryl Steinhause has more than 30 years of experience in complex securities and tax transactions, representing both sponsors and investors …
Rita W. Garry is a Partner with Golan & Christie in Chicago, IL. Rita is an astute and experienced trusted business advisor to many diverse start-up, emerging, and mature businesses. Her work includes entity design and formation, founders agreements, corporate tax and regulatory compliance, review and negotiation of a vast array of commercial contracts, IT and IP agreements, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, debt and private equity financing transactions and private securities offerings. Rita is a published author on SEC private offerings under Regulation D and Crowdfunding under the JOBS Act and a frequent presenter on entrepreneurial law topics. Rita also served as an Illinois State Content Editor for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law corporate and M&A product offering. Rita is a long-standing member of the ABA Business Law Section and its Middle Market and Small Business, Private Equity and Venture Capital, and Federal Securities Committees and she has written and spoken at seminars, symposiums, and meetings on numerous business and securities law topics including
Ms. Garry received her law degree from Boston University and her B.A. in Politics from Lake Forest College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors. Ms. Garry also received her CFP license in 1991. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 696-1366.
Rita W. Garry is a Partner with Golan & Christie in Chicago, IL. Rita is an astute and experienced trusted …
Ridge focuses on corporate finance and securities law, advising on capital market matters, corporate governance, asset securitizations, debt financing, venture capital transactions, among other areas. He acts as the trusted advisor for small to medium-sized public and private companies across a whole range of their legal needs. In addition to routine day-to-day legal matters, he regularly represents clients on matters relating to public, private and semi-public equity and debt financing mechanisms; and domestic and international, both public and private. His clients span industries ranging from telecommunications and manufacturing to chemical and retail.
Ridge has broad experience in a variety of legal as well as financial, accounting and supervisory roles involving corporate finance, corporate and strategic transactions and development activities, executive compensation, operations and corporate governance.
Ridge's transactional work ranges from opportunity creation, investigation and development through structuring, analysis, negotiation, problem solving, closing and post-transaction implementation. He has used total quality concepts to maximize transaction values and minimize transaction costs.
Ridge focuses on corporate finance and securities law, advising on capital market matters, corporate governance, asset securitizations, debt financing, venture …
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