Crowdfunding and the J.O.B.S. Act - Three Years Later
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, containing some of the most dramatic changes to the federal securities laws since the 1930s. Under the Act, startups and early stage companies can use “general solicitation” and “general advertising” methods to promote their offerings, and use crowdfunding websites to sell debt, equity and real estate securities to the masses. The Act also dramatically liberalized Regulation A in an effort to make it more attractive to early-stage companies which traditionally have shied away from this “mini-IPO” rule.
During the next four years, the SEC adopted key regulations under the JOBS Act, culminating in the adoption of Regulation Crowdfunding, which became effective on May 16, 2016. How has crowdfunding evolved in the three years since? What have we learned from the thousands of offerings that have taken place, and what can we expect from the SEC and other regulators going forward?
In this program, an “all star” panel of leading crowdfunding lawyers and other experts will address the practical issues raised by the JOBS Act, the questions your clients will raise about crowdfunded offerings of securities, and the role of counsel in facilitating this “brave new world” of capital formation.
Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the Law Practice Management Committee of the New York State Bar Association.
Monday, November 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Live Program & Webcast
Convene Conference Center
101 Park Ave | Park Hub | NYC
3.5 MCLE Credits, 3.5 Areas of Professional Practice
NYSBA Members: $150 | Non-Members: $250
Clifford R. Ennico, Esq. | Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico
Aryeh Friedman, Esq. | SeedInvest
Aaron Kellner | SeedInvest
Mark S. Roderick, Esq. | Flaster & Greenberg
Clem G. Turner, Esq. | Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance.
Newly Admitted Attorneys: This program is transitional. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
Out-of-State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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