Andrew Ledbetter
Crowdfunding Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by House

Like other capital formation bills we've discussed , the House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved (by a vote of 407-17) the "Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act," H.R. 2930 . Subject to certain limitations, H.R. 2930 would allow...

Lee Berlik
New Hires at Google Accused of Using Groupon Trade Secrets

The online coupon industry, led by companies such as Groupon Inc. , is growing rapidly, and it's still not clear which company or companies will end up the winners. With so much money potentially at stake, it's not surprising that firms are...

Jordan D. Maglich
Opening Arguments Scheduled to Begin Tomorrow in Rothstein Victim Lawsuit

The delayed trial of an investment group seeking damages from a South Florida bank for its alleged role in facilitating Scott Rothstein's massive multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme is scheduled to begin tomorrow. Originally set to start October...

Jordan D. Maglich
Man Sentenced to Seventeen Years for $75 Million Ponzi Scheme

A Texas man that was convicted of operating a $75 million Ponzi scheme whose victims included former NFL players was sentenced to seventeen years in federal prison. Kurt Barton, former chief executive of Triton Financial, was previously convicted...

Andrew Ledbetter
Overwhelming House Approval of Capital Formation Reforms

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed two bills designed to improve capital formation, one addressing the 500-shareholder threshold for SEC registration and one addressing offerings under Regulation A . 500-Shareholder SEC Registration...

Alexander Davie
Deciphering the SEC’s New Definition of a “Venture Capital Fund”: Part 7 – Restrictions on Leverage

This is the seventh post in a series exploring recent SEC regulations which define the term "venture capital fund" for the purposes of determining whether a fund's manager is exempt from SEC registration requirements under the Dodd-Frank...