Category Archives: Public Policy

You Can’t Tweet That

There is a lot being written in the press and in the blogs right now about the SEC lifting the 80-year old ban on general solicitation of private companies’ securities offerings. There is a lot of excitement about the possibilities. … Continue reading

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Innovation Up In Flames

Thanks to the SEC, you may inadvertently blow up your next company. Here is how it could happen. You come up with an idea. You talk to some friends about it. They convince you to apply to pitch at an … Continue reading

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New Governor, New Legislature, Same Problems

Guest Post by Lewis A. McMurran (@lewismcmurran) As 2013 unfolds, the U.S. economy appears to be healing.  Good news from the housing sector is giving some hope and upside to the financial markets.  Averting the so-called “fiscal cliff”, albeit only temporarily, … Continue reading

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Can I Obtain Capital Gains Treatment On My Stock Options?

Employees or other service provider stock option recipients (“optionees”) frequently have the following question: Is there a way for me to obtain capital gains treatment on my stock options? The short answer is: Not without some pain and difficulty. Stock … Continue reading

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