California Fracking Regulations: New Interim Rules Enacted

By on December 25, 2013 in Oil and Gas with 0 Comments
California Fracking Regulations: New Interim Rules Enacted

On September 20, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB4, enacting a comprehensive framework for regulating well stimulation, including hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), of oil and gas wells. SB4 requires the Department of Conservation (“DoC”) to implement the law by adopting permanent regulations to go into effect by January 1, 2015.  SB4 also authorized […]

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SEC Announces Proposed Regulation A+ Rules

By on December 23, 2013 in Raising Capital with 0 Comments
SEC Announces Proposed Regulation A+ Rules

On December 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its proposed Regulation A+ Rules.  These Rules will implement Section 401 of the JOBS Act, which Congress enacted in January 2012 to ease the process of capital raising by start-ups and other growing companies.  Other provisions of the JOBS Act enable equity crowdfunding and […]

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California Revised LLC Act takes Effect on January 1, 2014

California Revised LLC Act takes Effect on January 1, 2014

Get Ready for the California Revised LLC Act California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA”) goes into effect on January 1, 2014. The RULLA replaces the Beverly-Killela Limited Liability Company Act, which has governed California limited liability companies (“LLCs”) for the past 20 years. California Adopts the Uniform Act The RULLCA […]

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A Venture Capital Attorney Explains how Entrepreneurs can get Funding for Start-Ups and Early-Stage Companies

By on December 11, 2013 in Raising Capital with 0 Comments
A Venture Capital Attorney Explains how Entrepreneurs can get Funding for Start-Ups and Early-Stage Companies

We have just published a comprehensive article entitled: A Venture Capital Attorney Explains how Entrepreneurs can get Funding for Start-Ups and Early-Stage Companies. The article discusses: What types of companies are candidates for venture capital, angel capital and other institutional capital The different types of investors (friends and family, venture capital, angel capital, incubators, strategic investors) […]

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Equity Crowdfunding vs. Accredited Investor Offerings: New Comprehensive Article

By on November 11, 2013 in Crowdfunding, Raising Capital with 0 Comments
Equity Crowdfunding vs. Accredited Investor Offerings: New Comprehensive Article

We have published a new article on Raising Capital Over the Internet: Equity Crowdfunding vs. Accredited Investor Offerings.  This article contains a detailed discussion of the capital raising for companies wishing to utilize the Internet in the process. Three alternative forms of capital raising are compared: Traditional private placements Private Placements to Accredited Investors Using […]

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SEC Releases Proposed Equity Crowdfunding Rules (Finally!)

By on November 2, 2013 in Crowdfunding with 0 Comments
SEC Releases Proposed Equity Crowdfunding Rules (Finally!)

On October 23, 2013, the SEC issued a press release announcing its long awaited equity crowdfunding rules.  The proposed rules were released a few days later, and are now open for a three-month comment period.  Assuming revised rules are published after comments are received and analyzed by the SEC staff, revised rules can be expected […]

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Equity Crowdfunding Portals vs. Accredited Investor Portals: What’s the Difference?

By on October 30, 2013 in Crowdfunding with 0 Comments
Equity Crowdfunding Portals vs. Accredited Investor Portals: What’s the Difference?

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS ACT) has made it easier for companies to use websites and web portals to raise capital through the sale of stock or other forms of equity over the Internet.  Two distinct methods for capital raising are made available by the JOBS Act: equity crowdfunding sites and portals, […]

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SEC Adopts Final Rules Permitting General Solicitation in Rule 506 Offerings to Accredited Investors

By on July 22, 2013 in Raising Capital with 0 Comments
SEC Adopts Final Rules Permitting General Solicitation in Rule 506 Offerings to Accredited Investors

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules amending Rule 506 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) permitting issuers to engage in general advertising and general solicitation in Rule 506 offerings made solely to accredited investors.  The amendments to Rule 506 are contained in Securities […]

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General Solicitation of Accredited Investors in Regulation D Private Placements : SEC to hold Open Meeting on New Rules

By on July 5, 2013 in Raising Capital with 0 Comments
General Solicitation of Accredited Investors in Regulation D Private Placements : SEC to hold Open Meeting on New Rules

In a previous article on General Solicitation under the JOBS Act, I discussed the groundbreaking changes mandated by Section 201 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in April 2012.  Traditionally, a key requirement of private placements of securities was a prohibition on all forms of […]

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Private Placements under Regulation D: Rules 504, 505 and 506

By on June 26, 2013 in Raising Capital with 0 Comments
Private Placements under Regulation D: Rules 504, 505 and 506

A previous article in this series contained an overview of the private placement exemptions under Regulation D of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including such key concepts as accredited investors and integration of separate offerings.  It also listed several key factors to consider when deciding which exemption to use: The dollar amount of capital […]

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