Category Archives: Federal Law & Regulation

Fiscal Cliff Bill Would Renew 100% Exclusion for QSB Stock Investments

The fiscal cliff bill has a surprise few expected. It would renew through the end of 2013 the 100% exclusion from tax gain on qualified small business stock held for at least 5 years (there is a cap on the … Continue reading

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General Solicitation for Startups

The SEC has finally issued proposed rules that would eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and advertising in Rule 506 offerings. The proposed rules are good news for startups because they offer broader access to investment capital sources, and the … Continue reading

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Startup Act 2.0

Startup Act 2.0 – Making The 100% QSB Stock Exemption Permanent Good news for startups. A bill has been introduced in the Senate (S.3217) and an identical bill has already been introduced in the House, titled Startup Act 2.0 which, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Part of the JOBS Act

There has been a lot of ink spilled about the JOBS Act, especially its “crowdfunding for securities” provisions. The JOBS Act is an exciting piece of legislation for the startup community. What is my favorite part of the Act? Section … Continue reading

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The President Favors Crowdfunding, But Is It Good Enough?

By Joe Wallin and Christina Chan The President is in favor of crowdfunding, and is “calling for a national framework that allows entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise capital through crowdfunding. (See the President’s proposal here).  This is exciting news … Continue reading

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