New York Business Lawyers

By Lauren Mack Beginning on September 23, 2013, a provision of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) that lifts the 80-year-old ban on general solicitation and advertising for private offerings came into effect, allowing startups and other private companies to announce to the world that they are making a private

By Susanna Guffey, Lauren Mack, and Kaiser Wahab Crowdfunding portals like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are now prime funding options for every manner of venture, from artists, to entrepreneurs, to mature companies.  However, for ventures where intellectual property is mission critical, jumping into crowdfunding without careful planning may cause significant harm. Even worse, lack of planning

With the popularity of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and the federal government’s blessing of equity crowdfunding (“EC”), the recent trend to fund projects by seeking a little money from many may surpass private equity offerings as the new normal. Hence traditional Regulation D offerings (“Reg D”) that typically seek larger amounts from fewer investors may

By Kaiser Wahab and Lauren Mack Companies seeking investor capital (startups, mature companies, etc.) need to pay close attention to complying with state and federal securities laws whenever their companies issue securities.  Failure to do so can destroy whatever hard work and planning had gone into complying with the securities laws in the first place.

By: Kaiser Wahab and Lauren Mack On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), which makes substantial changes securities laws by making it easier for startups and small businesses to raise funds, stay private longer, and avoid or delay some of the burdens that come with

By: Simon Riveles In recent years an increasing number of small to mid-sized pubic companies have elected to go private for reasons including: (i) eliminating legal, accounting and public relations costs associated with being a public company, (ii) focusing on long term company objectives rather than being dictated by the short term results driven culture

Our own Simon Riveles has for some time been heralding a second coming of small cap hedge funds, even given the current economic climate.  However, while many are eying the possibility of starting a hedge fund, they should tread lightly and seek to get a handle on the legal basics.  This Two Part Series provides

Our own Simon Riveles has for some time been heralding a second coming of small cap hedge funds, even given the current economic climate.  However, while many are eying the possibility of starting a hedge fund, they should tread lightly and seek to get a handle on the legal basics.  This Two Part Series provides

Businesses in nearly all sectors seek to leverage equity or other cache to incentivize employees.  The classic scenario is the stock option or incentive unit plans you often hear about.  While there are many other pitfalls that those plans can bring about, a relatively new one is the extra tax “hit” that a recipient of

Our own Simon Riveles has for some time been heralding a second coming of small cap hedge funds, even given the current economic climate.  However, while many are eyeing the possibility of starting a hedge fund, they should tread lightly and seek to get a handle on the legal basics.  This Four Part Series provides

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