Decoding the Impacts and Implications of JOBS Act on Private Companies
Five years after the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, significant improvements in entrepreneurship and job creation were already realized. The legislation has played an important role in revitalizing capital markets as it was crafted to increase small businesses' access to capital.
In the coming months, more statutory changes and fixes are expected to roll out. Thus, private companies must gear up for its far-reaching implications. Considering the ever-changing capital-raising landscape, it is also imperative for private companies to keep themselves abreast with the recent regulatory updates to effectively manage legal hurdles and risks.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help the audience better understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the Impacts and Implications of JOBS Act on Private Companies. Speakers will also offer best practices in ensuring compliance with applicable laws.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act - An Overview
- JOBS Act Statutory Changes
- Implications on Private Companies
- Latest Trends and Developments
- Critical Issues and Compliance Challenges
- Regulatory Hurdles and Risks
- Best Compliance Practices
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- True Crowdfunding - Regulation CF
- Rule 506C
- Regulation A
- The Impact of the Public Platforms
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- IPO on-ramp for Emerging Growth Company issuers
- Ability for EGC's to test the waters.
- Higher Exchange Act registration thresholds that allow companies to stay private longer
- Confidential submission of draft registration statements
- Some planning thoughts for start ups
Who Should Attend:
- Fund Managers
- Plan Sponsors, Fiduciaries and Participants
- Senior Management
- Fund Management Companies
- Senior Investment Professionals
- Chief Investment Officers
- Investment Management Attorneys
- 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 …
Ridge is a partner in Withers' corporate team.
He is actively engaged in the full range of corporate and business legal and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and compliance, corporate governance, capital markets (IPOs and other registered offerings, SPACs, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, asset securitizations and credit facilities), private equity and venture capital, equity and executive compensation, internal investigations, and corporate control litigation, among other areas. As a trusted advisor for small to medium-sized domestic and international public and private companies across a whole range of legal issues and business needs, he regularly represents clients on both highly complex, sensitive and confidential matters as well as routine day-to-day needs.
Ridge’s clients span industries ranging from telecommunications, technology, chemicals and manufacturing to financial services and retail.
In addition to his legal and transactional experience, he has broad experience in a variety of entrepreneurial, financial, accounting and supervisory roles involving business formation and development, capital raising, strategic transactions, 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 uses total quality and project management concepts to maximize transaction values and minimize transaction costs.
Prior to joining Withers, Ridge was a Partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, a New York- based international law firm, where he was the Chairman of the Corporate Finance & Securities Practice Group.
Ridge is a partner in Withers' corporate team. He is actively engaged in the full range of corporate and business …
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Method of Presentation:
On-demand Webcast; Group-Internet Based
Experience in financial services law
NASBA Field of Study:
Specialized Knowledge and Applications
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Founded over 100 years ago, Withers is a leading international law firm for global businesses, their equity and debt stakeholders, and the executives who manage them. The firm is one of the largest tax law firms in the world and consists of over 160 partners supported by more than 1,000 people across 16 strategically located international offices.
Its global corporate team has the depth and diversity of knowledge to advise on issues that arise over the entire life cycle of a company, from securing initial investment and raising follow on equity and debt capital privately and publicly, to structuring executive and incentive compensation, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and day-to-day operational issues, and managing complex governance issues, to completing mergers, acquisitions and exit strategies. They excel at working with corporate clients both large and small, new and long-established and domestic and international. With their unique in-house as well as law firm experience, they focus on anticipating issues and finding solutions, efficiently and cost-effectively. In 2016, the corporate group were involved on billions of dollars of projects across industries such as technology, hotels and hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, luxury products and banking and finance.