Colin O’Keefe at LXBN TV recently asked me a few questions about crowdfunding, the hype around it and what it might really look like.  At first glance, I look kind of pissed off – do I always scowl like that? – and more interested in something happening on the table.  But – despite appearances – I

Like many others, my interest in the JOBS Act really started with crowdfunding.  This is probably because securities law is an imposing tangle of archaic acts, byzantine regulations and repetitive rules.  (Securities lawyers commonly say things like “…Rule 506 under Regulation D, promulgated pursuant to Section 4(2) of the ’33 Act…” and expect you to

Today’s post is the penultimate of this series covering the recently signed JOBS Act, and covers the Act’s Title I – Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies.  Check back later this week for more on Crowdfunding and a recap on who the JOBS Act really helps and who needs to be watch out. Or, instead of

This post is a continuance of a series reviewing the JOBS Act.  For more on the registration requirement threshold shift from 500 to 2000 investors, click here.  For Jim’s initial analysis of Crowdfunding, click here.  Check back later for a flushed-out analysis of Title I of the Jobs Act, which creates the “Emerging Growth Company”

Last week, I wrote about the Crowdfunding portion of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, which was.  This week, I will try to review the rest of the Act in a series of posts.  Today: an overview and Title V (Private Company Flexibility and Growth).  Tomorrow, I’ll cover Titles II and IV, which give

The House passed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act today, a package bill aimed to make it easier for small businesses and start ups to raise capital.  This is obviously a momentous occasion, right?

Not quite.  As it turns out, the House has already passed most (4 out of 6) of the provisions of this bill