Category Archives: Federal Law & Regulation

Relaxing The Ban On General Solicitation

Raising capital is tough and using all of the free social media resources available to you is tempting. However, under current law, if you are a startup trying to raise capital, you have to be extremely careful how you go … Continue reading

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SEC Issues Final Rules On The “Accredited Investor” Net Worth Standard

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has now issued the final amendments to the accredited investor standards that were prompted by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Dodd-Frank required the SEC to revise its rules to exclude the … Continue reading

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“America Invents Act” Patent Law Overhaul: The Benefits and the Drawbacks

By George Rondeau “A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.” ~ Thomas Edison As any inventor or innovator will tell … Continue reading

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SEC “Bad Actor” Rules: Hard On Startups

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed new rules that will make it substantially more costly and difficult for startups and early stage companies to raise capital. These rules are designed to ensure that what they have labeled as … Continue reading

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“Crowdfunding”: An Idea Whose Time Has (Legally) Come?

By DC Sanders The idea of crowdfunding has been around for some time, but is only now getting traction among lawmakers who can bring about the loosening of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) restrictions and make the practice a readily … Continue reading

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