Category Archives: Federal Law & Regulation

Prepaid Registration: Will U.S. Consumers Be Required to Show Photo ID When Buying a Cell Phone?

By Bob Stankey, Danielle Frappier, and Bradley W. Guyton The use of a prepaid mobile telephone by the Times Square bomber has again raised the question of whether the identity of prepaid phone buyers should be verified and kept on … Continue reading

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What Is Rule 701 and Do I Need To Worry About It?

If you are a non-public company granting stock options or other compensatory equity awards to employees or consultants, you need to be familiar with Rule 701 and worry about complying with it. Rule 701 is the federal securities law exemption … Continue reading

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Let’s Open Up Angel Investing’s Country Club Rules

There is no good reason to make it harder for startups to raise money. Continue reading

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To Create Jobs, Make It Easier For Startups To Raise Money

There is a great article in the New York Times this weekend, titled, To Create Jobs, Nurture Startups. The article makes the point that it is not small business which creates all net job growth in America–but young businesses. The … Continue reading

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Stimulus for Startups: Some Thoughts From a Seattle Startup Attorney

When Congress returns, it is going to be pondering what it can do to stimulate the economy. It will have limited time before it recesses again to campaign. In fact, only about 3 weeks after it comes back into session … Continue reading

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