Previous, I summarized the Entrepreneur
Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2930) , a bill which provides for a crowdfunding
exemption to the registration requirements of federal and state securities
laws. The bill was recently passed by the U.S. House of...
As the 1990s drew to a close Congress passed legislation
signed by the President ensuring the deregulation of the derivatives markets.
At the time CFTC Chairwoman Brooksley Born was one of the sole voices of
dissent. Less than ten years that dissent...
On this edition, Dick Phillips and Alan Berkeley of K&L Gates and Stan Keller of Edwards Wildman discuss the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act), which was signed into law April 5 by President Obama. They provide an overview of the legislation...
On November 3, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives
voted overwhelmingly to pass the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act (H.R.
2930). The bill creates an exemption from the registration requirements of the
Securities Act of 1933, adding a new Section...
"Everyone agrees the title was a work of pure genius,"
says Dick Phillips of K&L Gates in a recent podcast , referring to the Jumpstart Our Business
Startups (JOBS) Act. "It's impossible to vote against in an election year."...
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, as amended by
the Senate, was voted on by the House of Representatives yesterday and passed
380 to 41. That makes it a very bi-partisan bill, even though a ll 41 "Nays" were
Democrats . If I remember...
by Jonathan B. Wilson and Dianne L. Trenholm
On April 5, 2012, President
Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the "JOBS
Act"), H.R. 3606, into law calling it "a potential game-changer"
As we know, the Senate changed the version of the
Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in only one way, they added an
amendment, drafted by Sen. Merkley (but also supported by Sens. Bennet and
Brown), which added more investor protections to...
Four bills made their way through the Capital Markets and
Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee of the House Financial Services
Company Flexibility and Growth Act (H.R. 2167)
Capital for Job Creators...
With President Obama set to sign the Jumpstart Our
Business Startups Act on Thursday, it seems the race is on to create a
crowdfunding portal and to start making money. Crowdfunding has been around for
a long time and the use of a crowdfunding portal...
This last week, the Senate passed the " JOBS
Act ," leaving it one step away from final passage by Congress and Signature
by President Obama. The JOBS Act contains a number of provisions which
are aimed at reducing the securities compliance...