Category Archives: Federal Law & Regulation

GPS Act

The law can never be simple, it seems. If you are interested in the 4th Amendment, you might have been pleased to hear that legislation has been introduced to require the government to get a warrant before it can install … Continue reading

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Section 83(b) Elections

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Bad Actor–Proposed Rules Flowchart

If you are trying to understand the newly proposed SEC rules on bad actors and Rule 506 offerings, you might find the attached flowchart helpful. As you can see from the flowchart, the proposed rules will add a substantial degree … Continue reading

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Section 83(b) Elections and Business Combinations

Q: I am a founder of a company that is being acquired. My shares were fully vested in my company, but in the acquisition transaction I am receiving shares of the acquiring company that will be subject to certain vesting … Continue reading

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More Thoughts On The SEC’s New Draft “Bad Actor” Rules

The SEC has proposed new regulations to implement the “bad boy” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. Under those provisions, startup companies would have a new, fairly significant due diligence burden to ensure that certain persons[1] are not “bad boys”[2] under … Continue reading

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